Guided tour

Paris: Christmas Gourmet Tour of St-Germain-des-Prés

Activity provider: Meeting the French

Paris: Christmas Gourmet Tour of St-Germain-des-Prés

Activity provider: Meeting the French

This special winter food tour offers the opportunity to visit gourmet shops, pâtisseries, chocolate makers and boulangeries. You will taste a variety of delicious regional specialties at market stalls and enjoy hot drinks and food tastings.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, Japanese
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Stroll through the heart of St-Germain-des-Prés and discover the magic of Christmas on a winter gourmet food tour
  • Taste a variety of delicious regional specialties at the Montparnasse Christmas market stalls
  • Visit gourmet shops - pâtisseries, chocolate makers and boulangeries
  • Enjoy hot drinks and tastings: chocolate, several delicious cakes including the log-shaped cake (bûche de Noël), gingerbread and candied fruits
Full description
Discover the magic of Christmas with this special winter gourmet tour in the heart of the bohemian Paris neighborhood of St-Germain-des-Prés. Your guide will escort you to some wonderful specialist gourmet shops, from pâtisseries to boulangeries, introduce you to chocolate makers and invite you to sample a superb selection of delicacies along the way. Learn about the traditional French "13 desserts” and sample delectable nougat, spiced gingerbread and candied fruits. Feel the spirit of the festive season with a stroll around Montparnasse Christmas market, tasting a variety of regional specialties at the enchanting market stalls. You will experience the warm and cozy Christmas atmosphere of a Parisian tearoom, while enjoying a hot toddy. Throughout the tour, your guide will tell you about the history of traditional French Christmas celebrations and introduce you to the sapin de Noël, or French Christmas tree. Bon appetit!
  • A hot drink
  • Chocolate tasting
  • Several delicious cakes including the log-shaped cake (bûche de Noël), gingerbread, candied fruits, marrons glacés (sugared chestnuts) and nougat
  • Hot spiced wine
  • Special Christmas tea.

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    Meeting point

    Meeting Point : 6, place Saint Sulpice, in front of the Yves Saint Laurent store. Metro station : St. Sulpice

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    Customer reviews

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    4 /5

    based on 3 reviews

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    The tour was great. The guide took us to some amazing shops to try fabulous chocolates and pastries. The Christmas markets were lovely and we tasted some lovely cheeses, mulled wine, truffles, nougat, honey, teas amongst other things. The tour finished at a great cafe where we had the opportunity to try some outrageous macaron flavours! Highly recommend.

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    January 6, 2023

    From Christmas gourmet tour far away.

    This tour should be called a chocolate tour. Not the Christmas was the focus but chocolate and tarts. One was led from shop to shop. Since St. Germain des Prés also has no Christmas Markets the theme was totally missed. The guide was nice but had to report too much of himself and his family in our view than to deal with Christmas traditions. But what else should he report about?

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    December 11, 2017

    December 13, 2017

    Product ID: 17331