Experience a unique side of Paris with French chocolate and pastries. Accompanied by a guide, visit the Saint Germain des Prés neighborhood, discovering its cultural and gastronomical wealth during two unforgettable tastings.
Your guide will meet you at 2 p.m. in front of the Église de Saint Germain des Prés. Together, you will stroll through the streets of this lively Parisian neighborhood. Its small book stores, quaint shops, many art galleries, and luxury boutiques make it the very birthplaces of Parisian culture. Explore rue de Buci, rue Saint André des Arts, rue Dauphine, rue Mazarine, and Boulevard Saint Germain, where you’ll find the Maison Georges Larnicol’s award-winning location. This pastry shop was awarded the title of Meilleur Ouvrier de France (Best Artisan in France) in 1993. As you wander through the neighborhood, you’ll hear commentary from your guide as you discover some of the most renowned chocolate makers, pastry chefs and wine cellars in the world: Les 2 Magots, le Procope, Le Café de Flore and others still.
During the tour, your guide will tell the neighborhood’s story through its architecture. See the Sorbonne with its striking dome, and the Théâtre de l’Odéon, a theater that shows the cultural and intellectual wealth of Saint Germain des Prés.
Discover the quarter’s culinary wealth during your first tasting around 2:45 p.m. at a renowned chocolate maker’s shop. Your guide will then tell you about the Church of Saint Sulpice, located on Place de l’Odéon. Then, feel free to wander around the Saint Germain covered market. Dating back to the 18th century, the market is deeply woven into Saint Germain’s history.
At around 3:00 p.m., you’ll stop at “Un Dimanche à Paris,” a decadent tea house offering a very charming atmosphere within old stone walls with large bay windows. Sit and enjoy a warm beverage such as coffee, tea, or hot chocolate or perhaps try one of the delicious house pastry specialties.
After this short break, the walk will continue down rue de Seine, where you’ll encounter the workshop of Pierre Marcolini, whose intricate knowledge of chocolate making is known all over the world. You’ll also see one of many Gérard Mulot shops, offering subtle pastries such as macarons, ice cream, chocolates, and other delicacies. The chocolate maker Arnaud Larher is also located on rue de Seine. He prepares chocolate from beginning to end, creating delectable treats, truffles, chocolate bars, and cakes. Walk down rue Clément and rue Mabillon to get an eyeful of a true Tarte Tropézienne. This specialty was created in Saint Tropez by Alexandre Michka, and is concocted using a brioche mixed with two creamy icings and sugar granules to top it off.
A sight to see, it will surely take you on an unforgettable experience into French culinary arts. On this sweet note, your guide will leave you to enjoy the neighborhood.
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You will receive the booking confirmation of your tour by e-mail, as well as a voucher. Print the voucher and present it to our guide in front of the church of Saint Germain des Prés before the beginning of the visit. It is imperative to present yourself with a printed voucher.
Discover first-hand the lively neighborhood of Saint Germain des PrésGuided tour about the culture, architecture and culinary prowess of Saint GermainSee Paris’s greatest world renowned chocolate and pastry makersEnjoy a chocolate tasting and have a rest in one of the capital’s most elegant tea houses.
April 1st 2017 - October 1st 2017
Adult: 65 € / Child (3-11 years old): 55 €
Tuesdays and Saturdays
Departure : 02:00 PM
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