Chocolate and Pastry Tasting in Paris
Armed with an expert Parisian guide, dive into the world of pastries, chocolates, and candies of France in the hilltop district of Montmarte. First, visit a chocolatier and enjoy a lesson in the process of making chocolates from scratch, while tasting a variety of unique chocolate creations. Next, heading to a macaron shop, get an insight into this iconic French favorite, and try an assortment of flavors on offer. Continue to a candy shop and learn about salted butter caramels and meringues. Next, sample various flavors of organic ice creams at a parlor, and bite into traditional chocolate pastries at a bakery. Round this off by treating yourself to homemade crêpes at a popular neighborhood creperie, before dispersing. (Duration: 2.5 hrs; Shared Activity; Transfers not included; Tastings included; Fitness level: Easy; Please note that the tour doesn’t operate on Mondays, evenings, and some bank holidays.)
Mastering Croissants in Paris
Learn the delicate French art of turning out the most delicious croissants to go with your morning coffee at this fun cooking class in Paris. Pick up the intricate steps that go into making the perfect croissant straight from a French master pastry chef. What’s more, by the end of the class you’ll be able to tell a croissant “au beurre” from a croissant “ordinaire” too: c’est magnifique! Before baking and tasting the world’s best croissants, learn all the tricks of the trade – right down to the kind of chocolate used for making Pains au Chocolat. Enjoy your delicious works of art in the company of steaming cups of tea and coffee, sharing stories and anecdotes on French culinary culture. Come back with a heavenly box of fresh croissants after class. (Duration: 3 hrs; Time: 1000 hrs; Shared Activity; Meeting Point: Le Foodist Cooking classes 59 Rue du Cardinal Lemoine, 75005 Paris, France; Group size: Max 6 guests; Croissants & hot beverages included; Fitness level: Easy; Please inform ahead of food allergies, if any).
Sampling Wine & Cheese in Paris
Make the most of this convenient way to get to the heart of some of the best and most iconic French cheese and wines enjoyed in Paris. Meet up with your local English-speaking fromager at the Rue du Faubourg du Temple in the afternoon, well in time for the trip. This Decouverte tasting tour will introduce you to the region’s best cheese and wine, with the heritage ambiance adding to your experience. Walk down to the 17th century cheese cellar of the Marais cheese shop at the Paroles de Fromagers, located in the heart of old Paris. Learn the intricate cheese making process and the subtle art of tasting and pairing them with the best wines. Enjoy sampling a variety of perfectly-aged French cheeses, along with a range of deliciously matured French wines to go with them in the heritage tasting room. (Duration: 1.5 hrs, Time: 1630 hrs; Shared Activity; 7 cheese & 3 wine tastings included; Meeting Point : 41 rue du Faubourg du temple 75010, Paris; Fitness level: Easy; Please inform ahead of food allergies, if any).
Around Paris in a Bustronome With Dinner
Discover the most beautiful views in Paris in a Bustronome – a unique double decker bus, while enjoying gourmet food and wine. Settle down at one of the tables on the glass-roofed, panoramic terrace on the upper deck of the custom designed bus. Take in the glittering lights and amazing views of the city’s squares, monuments and avenues as you enjoy a commentary on each attraction that you pass by using an audio guide. Relish the best of Parisian cuisine with a six-course dinner prepared using seasonal ingredients and paired with fine wines and champagne, to the accompaniment of eclectic French music. Be rest assured, you will glide comfortably on the city roads in the stable bus, which adapts to all road conditions. (Duration: 2 hr 45 min; Times: 1945/2045 hrs; Shared Activity; Fitness level: Easy; Six-course dinner included with one glass of champagne, two glasses of wine, 50cl mineral water or sparkling water, coffee or tea; Please note that this activity is for 18+ only. Please arrive 15 min early. Meeting Point: 2nd Avenue Kleber, Place de l’Etoile, Paris, 75006. The tour is not available from 23rd-31st December.)