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Paris: 3-Hour Chocolate & Patisserie Walking Tour

1. Paris: 3-Hour Chocolate & Patisserie Walking Tour

Join this 3-hour gourmet stroll in the famous Saint Germain des Prés neighborhood. Explore the art galleries, boutiques, romantic passages and, of course, pastries and chocolate shops. Your local guide will meet you in the heart of Saint Germain des Près. Along the way, he will share with you the history of the neighborhood and its artisans, as well as anecdotes about the pastries and chocolates that you will taste. In total, 8 tasting stops will await you along this gourmet route. You will begin with a visit to Debauve & Gallais, where you will be seduced by their chocolates as Marie Antoinette did in 1779. Since then, the love of chocolate in Paris, especially in this district, expanded. Some of France's best pastry and chocolate chefs, known for their chocolates and macarons such as Pierre Hermé, Patrick Roger, Yannick Lefort and many others, settled in Saint Germain des Près. In this mythical district, as well as the neighboring Latin Quarter, you will admire some of the most beautiful monuments on the Left Bank of Paris such as the Church of Saint Germain des Prés and the Church of Saint Sulpice. You will also tread the cobblestones of the charming rue de Buci and contemplate one of the institutions of Paris, the Café de Flore. During this visit, you will taste chocolates, macarons and pastries. Your guide will teach you everything there is to know about these sweets while enjoying a cup of tea, coffee or hot chocolate.

Lifestyle Tour of Saint-Germain-des-Prés

2. Lifestyle Tour of Saint-Germain-des-Prés

Saint-Germain-des-Prés, a small area within the Latin Quarter and Left bank, combines a tradition of Bookshops, art galleries, gourmet shops and home decoration. An atmosphere that is very much sought-after, it is relaxed and selective, synonymous with a comfortable lifestyle. Your guide will tell you about the historical landmarks of the area, and will let you discover a selection of distinctive shops with original and quality items. You will visit a hotel with a unique ambiance, and see some of the best restaurants and cafés addresses in that area, there are so many of them! Become inspired by experiencing the very best that the neighbourhood has to offer. Two tastings will be included to complete your experience!

Saint-Germain-des-Prés: Pastry and Chocolate Walking Tour

3. Saint-Germain-des-Prés: Pastry and Chocolate Walking Tour

In fashionable Saint-Germain-des-Prés, you’ll discover and taste the latest trends in sweets created by chefs who have been celebrated in the gastronomic press. Enjoy what they have to offer on this 3-hour chocolate and pastry tasting tour. Comments in the media have included: the best chocolate maker in France, the Picasso of chocolate makers, a magician of the ganache, and a Bocuse of bakery. The chef confectioners and chocolate makers vie with each other with their latest creations, and the shop windows are the epitome of elegance and refinement. Taste pastries, chocolates, and several sorts of bread in the shops you visit on the tour.

Saint Germain des Prés: Food Tour

4. Saint Germain des Prés: Food Tour

Saint Germain des Prés, located in the heart of the most romantic area of Paris, is an inevitable highlight of the Left-Bank. The favorite place for intellectuals, politicians and artists in the City of Light, the area is also renowned as the chocolatier capital in the world. On this guided food tour you will explore the 17th-century arcades and narrow streets of Saint-Germain. You'll also discover charming little food shops that have been selected for you. You'll try freshly-baked bread, as well as charcuterie and cheese assortments. Your local foodie guide will be delighted to tell you everything about the Parisian way of life, and share stories about Paris and its people. You will also listen to the success stories of the local artisans you visit, and have the chance to ask them questions about their craft.

Paris: 2-Hour Sweet & Chocolate Family Tour with Tastings

5. Paris: 2-Hour Sweet & Chocolate Family Tour with Tastings

This exciting Paris chocolate tour combines history and French pastry in the tasteful district of Saint-Germain-des-Près. This yummy adventure is designed to appeal to the whole family, with children invited to solve a few riddles. Start at the Saint-Germain-des-Pres Church for your first tasting of chouquette, a French baked specialty. Then, visit a 200-year-old chocolate factory which specializes in premium chocolates. Then its time to taste a macaron, an almond based cookie created in Italy and brought to France with Catherine de Medicis's chef. After you will be welcomed to the chocolate mousse bar. Here, discover chocolates from around the world in this airy texture.  Since 1830, this next boutique has kept its delicate recipe of calissons, a crushed mixture of candied melons and almonds placed on a sheet of unleavened bread and covered with a thin layer of royal frosting. Then its time to taste the “kouign amann”, which means “butter cake” in Breton. This dessert is also known as Bretons’ crêpes. And to finish in beauty, a chocolate bar personalized according to your tastes will be waiting for you at the end of the tour in a store entirely dedicated to chocolate. Be ready for great fun.

Paris: Private Food Tour

6. Paris: Private Food Tour

Discover Paris through its gastronomy with this private guided tour. Depending on your interests, the tour will focus on either the Le Marais, Montmartre or St Germain des Près area. Benefit from a flexible starting time if you would prefer to have a lie-in.  During the tour, discover small artisans and learn more about their traditional methods. Stop at up to 10 of Paris' most fantastic shops and get underneath the surface of one of Paris' most iconic districts along the way. Sample wines, cheeses, delicacies, cured meat, French baguette, jams, and other great traditional french delicacies. You will also have the opportunity to sample delicious chocolates and macarons from renowned chocolatiers during the tour. Feel free to let the local partner know about any special requests or bucket list items you want to try during your time in Paris.

Paris: Champagne Master Class and Gourmet Food Tour

7. Paris: Champagne Master Class and Gourmet Food Tour

Your wine tour starts in front of one of the most famous Parisian brasserie, where you will meet your wine expert guide for a 3-hour walking tour. Throughout the itinerary, you will learn anecdotes about French history, gastronomy, and inevitably, Champagne. You will stop first at a typical fine shop which is owned by a Parisian foodie. There you will find homemade dishes, from charcuterie to desserts, and can pick your first delicacy for the final tasting. Just around the corner, you will explore an amazing place for Champagne lovers, a unique wine cellar in Paris dedicated to Champagne. This fantastic concept emphasizes boutique Champagne producers and the beauty of their terroir. Comfortable in their vaulted cellar, you will taste 3 distinctive Champagnes, each paired with a sweet specialty of the region. Following this first tasting, you should be ready to experience one of the best pastry shops in the city. Selling chocolate, macarons, and cakes, there is something to suit all tastes and desires at this location. You will taste one of their specialty at the final tasting, paired of course with the perfect Champagne. You will then discover an icon of French gastronomy, a traditional French bakery. On your way, you will admire Parisian monuments and charming old streets, served with precious anecdotes from your guide. Last but not least, you will share a good time with one of the best cheese mongers in Paris. There you can learn all about the cheese-making process, and can also immerse yourself in the world of cheese lovers. Finally comes the moment you have been waiting for: the tasting. This tasting will introduce you to famous Champagne houses such as Taittinger and Drappier, as well as the basics of wine and food pairing.

Paris: Bike Tour with Street Food Experience

8. Paris: Bike Tour with Street Food Experience

Spend the day admiring the historic sites of Paris from a bike. Travel using the impressive network of protected bike lanes, and through quiet neighborhood streets. Learn the history of Paris from your experienced tour guide, as you stop by the iconic landmarks to take photos. Visit the Louvre, Opera House, Place de la Concorde, Champs Elysées, Eiffel Tower, and Saint Germain des Près. Continue the bike ride to the Marais district, whilst here you will get the chance to try a delicious falafel, available with vegan options. Taste this Middle Eastern ‘fast food’ option made of chickpeas or fava beans, fresh herbs, and spices. Finish the tour back where you started, having learned the history of Paris.

Paris: Walking Food Tour in Saint Germain des Prés

9. Paris: Walking Food Tour in Saint Germain des Prés

Start your walking tour with a morning departure at 10:45 AM or afternoon at 4:00 PM, in front of the Church of Saint Germain des Prés, in the 6th arrondissement (near Saint Germain des Prés stop on Metro line 4). Now, visit 3 different sweet shops, entering each one for a tasting as you listen to the success story of the local artisan, interact with the merchant if you wish. Discover a hidden courtyard where the story of restaurants began, where many famous French historical leaders passed through. Then, embark on an oilve oil tasting much like a wine tasting, discovering the different tastes of olives. Your guide will lead you in the neighborhood introducing you some local restaurants before a new stop at one of the best pastry French chefs'. Learn how to recognize the best pastry chef and choose the right kind or pastry. End your tour with three savoury addresses, where you will sit for a longer tasting with wine: a charcuterie tasting, a cheese tasting, and the best bread of Paris. 

Left Bank Delicacies - Saint Germain des Prés

10. Left Bank Delicacies - Saint Germain des Prés

Saint-Germain des Prés, located in the heart of the most romantic area of Paris, is an inevitable highlight of the Left-Bank. Renowned as the best chocolatier capital in the world, it also contains some gems of 20th century Parisian culture such as Le Café de Flore, La Brasserie Lipp and Les Deux Magots; the favorite places of the intellectuals, politicians and artists in the City of Light.  Hidden in the narrow streets of Saint-Germain and inside some of its 17th century arcades, you'll also discover incredibly charming little food shops that have been selected for you! Savor the smell of a fresh brioche made before your eyes, a fresh, crunchy ham and butter baguette, or even with the sight of an exquisite cheese assortment perfectly paired with wine. Your local foodie guide will be delighted to tell you everything about the Parisian way of life, and share amusing anecdotes and stories about Paris and its specificities.


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What people are saying about Saint-Germain-des-Pres

We had a great tour in Paris with Nadia. At the beginning we got a detailed explanation about the neighborhood and the church. We then visited several grocery stores where we were allowed to try. Great little shops that you might not find otherwise. There was also a glass or two of wine. We can only recommend the tour. Thank you Nadia :)

Such a fun tour! David is a lovely guide, he took us to the most prestigious places and taught us how to recognize good chocolate and good patisseries and boulangeries. Everything we tasted was just delicious. Much recommended.

The meet up location was easy to find. Our guide had us try new things, but also let us try things we were comfortable with. We tried many different things and I fell in love with so much!

We had a wonderful interesting an tasty tour. Our guide zack had so many knowledge and told us about the history of chocolate and France we had a wonderful time with him

The guide was incredibly nice and gave us an interesting insight