Paris

Paris French Sweet Gourmet Specialties Tasting Tour with Pastry & Chocolate

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From USD 141.81

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Discover the cultural highlights and delectable bites of France’s capital on a culinary tour of Paris. Spend the afternoon strolling past the city’s iconic monuments with a guide and enjoy intermittent samples of pastries, chocolate and freshly baked bread. Listen to commentary of Paris’ rich heritage and receive personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to only eight people.
  • Afternoon walking tour to Paris' fine pastry and chocolate shops
  • Savor samples of Parisian chocolates and pastries
  • Enjoy a more personalized experience on a small-group tour
  • Soak up illuminating commentary on Paris' sights and history from your local guide

What's Included

  • Taste pastries, chocolates and a variety of breads
  • Walking tour (maximum 8 people)
  • Local guide
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off

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What To Expect

Greet your guide at a central Paris location and embark on a culinary adventure with your small group. Stroll through the charming streets of the French capital and explore your choice of one of two historic neighborhoods—Saint-Germain-des-Prés or Marais—as your guide offers insightful narration of Paris’ past. 

Visit specialty shops serving pastries, soft bread, rich chocolate and cakes and hear how French culinary traditions came into effect. Probe your guide for further information on France’s gastronomic scene and then bid your small group farewell at another centrally-located point when your tour ends.

Saint Germain des Pres Quarter

If you decide on the Saint-Germain Option, you'll discover the luxury, culture and tastes of this chic and historic neighborhood!

3 hours Admission Ticket Free

Le Marais

If you select the Marais Option, you'll discover the Marais neighborhood, filled with shopping, sweet treats, and Parisian history!

3 hours Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please note that your voucher will list two meeting points - It is your responsibility to be at the meeting point that corresponds with your choice of location (Saint-Germain or the Marais).
  • Please note: some boutiques may be extra busy during peak holiday times
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Please inform us of any allergies or food intolerance before your tour.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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I would recommend this tour to anyone, with or without kids.
The Morais district was a most interesting and historical part of Paris and well worth the walk not to mention the many samples had along the way I would definitely recommend this tour.
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Disappointing Experience
Jonathan_T, Mar 2023
We had a disappointing experience with our tasting tour. First off, our tour guide was extremely pleasant and kind. However, she spoke with a heavy Japanese accent that was difficult to understand. We were taken on our tour to a number local stores, most of which a tourist may be familiar with already (Maison du Chocolat, Pierre Hermé, and Angelina). At certain stores we were told we could not enter due large size of our party. This was peculiar since we were paying customers to both the tour and the store. Meanwhile other people that were neither part of the tour or paying customers were free to enter and browse as they wish. It’s disappointing that the tour and the store did not give consideration of our patronage. Again, our tour guide was extremely pleasant. Unfortunately, given the cost of the tour it did not meet our expectations.
Thank you to a great tour guide
Linda_W, Mar 2023
We loved our pastry tour. It was full of information about Paris along with so many tasty treats that represent the Parisian culture. I would recommend!
Interesting
Charlene_B, Mar 2023
Learning about the difference between good chocolate and lesser chocolates was interesting. Wish there was more pastry tastings.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Bonjour! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and provide feedback. We appreciate your feedback about wanting more pastry tastings and we are sorry that it didn't meet your expectations. We hope you had a great time overall, and we appreciate you sharing your experience with us. Thank you again! If you took some pictures and want to share them on social media don't hesitate to tag us!🤗 🙂 Instagram & Facebook: @meetingthefrench
Our tour guide was quiet...
Kim_F, Mar 2023
Our tour guide was quiet knowledgeable about the goods, services, and processes of the chocolates and baked goods at the shops we visited. He was genuinely happy to escort us and translate as we sampled all the goodies.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Hi Kim, Thank you so much for your review of your Pastry and Chocolate Tour! We hope your taste buds enjoyed these french specialties. If you took some pictures and want to share them on social media don't hesitate to tag us!🤗 🙂 Instagram & Facebook: @meetingthefrench
Highly recommend this tour
Cristina_W, Mar 2023
Tho bait was a fantastic tour guide. He taught us so much history and took us to some amazing pastry shops! Highly recommend
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Bonjour Cristina, Thank you for your feedback! Thibault is a great guide! We are glad to read that you enjoyed your Pastry and Chocolate tour If you took some pictures and want to share them on social media don't hesitate to tag us!🤗 🙂 Instagram & Facebook: @meetingthefrench
Family fun for everyone!
James_K, Jan 2023
Our whole family enjoyed this tour of Paris-exclusive chocolate shops in the Saint-Germain district. We could not have found these wonderful places on our own. Our guide spoke very good English and was very knowledgeable about Paris and chocolate. Our oldest daughter, who is studying in Orleans this year, thanked us for booking this tour. She said she finally understands why everyone raves about the food in Paris!
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Hi James! Thank you so much for your lovely review! We are glad you enjoyed your Pastries and Chocolate tour with your family! We found gems of France to propose to you the best places to enjoy any tour you want! We hope to see you again soon! If you took some pictures and want to share them on social media don't hesitate to tag us! 🙂 Instagram & Facebook: @meetingthefrench
Lots of chocolate and pastries!
Andrea_B, Jan 2023
I swear when I booked this it was listed as a walking tour of chocolate, pastries and bread. So IDK if I was mistaken or the tour changed. It didn’t cover as much ground as I had hoped, but we did stop at a nice selection of stores. I lost count of how many samples we got! Plenty of food to try. Be sure to bring a bottle of water with you. It was great trying some other chocolates from established French chocolatiers that I was not familiar with.
Loved Learning About the Marais!
Bethany_W, Dec 2022
We enjoyed our guide- Gilles- so knowledgeable about the Marais. We loved learning about the history of the area while eating yummy treats! Our guide took extra time at the end to make sure we were on the right path for our Uber which was appreciated after a long day with our 7 year old!
The best way to start your Paris visit!
Vivien_G, Dec 2022
Tebo was an amazing guide. Not only did he take us to some of the most renowned pastry and chocolatiers, he added in small tidbits of history of the region and took us into a couple of churches for emphasis. We were a group consisting of 2 families, one of 5 and one of 4. It did make for getting into some of the shops a little more crowded but Tebo did a great job navigating it. All in all a great length of tour and right amount of treats. Make sure you take along some water and take pictures of the places you visit because you'll want to go back to buy more! We were a family of 5 with 3 kids ages 16, 14, 12. No complaints from anyone, hopefully you get to tour with Tebo too!
Chocolate heaven
Joan_G, Nov 2022
Thibaut was a delightful host and guide. He took us to unique and special places we wouldn’t have found otherwise and shared with us the story of the families and chefs at each stop. We had lots of delicious treats and the quality of all of them was excellent - would highly recommend!
Sweets with history.
Robin_W, Nov 2022
Nice tour with that included lots of history about the St. Germain area. Good chance to sample some of the best macarons and chocolates in Paris
Lovely way to spend a few hours
Susan_W, Oct 2022
I enjoyed the quality of the pastries and chocolates selected for us. Our tour guide provided background and history of the places we visited, explaining why each stop was special. Delicious!
We got a TON of great...
Kelly_N, Oct 2022
We got a TON of great sweets on this tour but it was VERY long. I think it could have ended about an hour earlier. That said, it was again, a great deal with lots of different treats and a good sense of the neighborhood.
Great patisserie‘s and chocolate shops in Paris
Brian_H, Oct 2022
I had a patient and great host that lead me through all the patisserie and chocolate shops in are tour in Paris.
Delicious and fun tour!
Virginia_P, Oct 2022
So much fun with Roberto! We stopped at so many delicious places. One of the places was such unusual chocolate! He was very entertaining and the chocolates and pastries were amazing.
10 star guide
Alicia_G, Sept 2022
Tibo was a wonderful and knowledgeable tour guide. He knew the ins and outs of the ingredients with careful experience. He also told us wonderful bits about about Paris while we walked. It was a lovely day for sure.
Pastry choco tour tastes magnifique!
Chrisana_G, Sept 2022
Our tour guide was very aware of the best choices in each shop, and would guide us on where to purchase items. She was also very inspired by each of the shop owners, and added a lot of details for us fact-wise. We tasted some thing in every shop, and she just kept a mental tab on fairness and amounts to taste. Not a lot of eating but was enough to get a feel of the variety of main pastry and chocolates. Would have liked more of a variety of tastings per shop, but the experience of visiting top specialty shops was priceless. Each was delicate and artistic and delicious. Next time will be able to find them on my own and spend more time. Saw about 6-8 places plus a tea shop.
Get IGNORED if your group size is not big enough
Maria_P, Sept 2022
I was in the tour with my two sons and ex husband. When it started we were the only ones there, as the other family in the tour was stuck in traffic. So the first chocolate stop was nice and informative. But once the family showed up (and had more people than us), our guide completely ignored us. It was awful. He did not even invite us to come into the shops. It was beyond words terrible so we actually left about half way through the tour (no we did not get a refund or even a partial refund). He clearly did not know how to balance multi participant tours. I would only do this tour if it is private. Otherwise you throw the dice if you will actually get included in the tour rather than have to “tag along and hover”.
Our guide was fantastic...
Nicole_F, Aug 2022
Our guide was fantastic and we were able to explore a new city to learn the perfect places to go! It was not only about
Amazing experience!!
Nicole_B, Aug 2022
Barbara was a fabulous guide!! I would love to do other tours with her. Amazing experience. She went above and beyond, with history of chocolate and even pointed out landmarks along the way.
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