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Paris: Walking Food Tour in Saint Germain des Prés

1. 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. 

Paris: 3-Hour Chocolate & Patisserie Walking Tour

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

Take a walking tour of Saint Germain des Prés neighborhood with 8 tasting stops. Explore the art galleries, boutiques, romantic passages and, of course, pastries and chocolate shops. Hear about the history of the neighborhood and its artisans from your guide. Meet your guide in the heart of Saint Germain des Près. Begin with a visit to Debauve & Gallais, where you will be seduced by their chocolates as Marie Antoinette was in 1779. Discover how the love of chocolate in Paris has expanded since then, especially in this district. Listen to anecdotes about the pastries and chocolates that you will taste. 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. 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. Tread the cobblestones of the charming rue de Buci and contemplate one of the institutions of Paris, the Café de Flore. Taste chocolates, macarons and pastries at Paris, the Café de Flore. Your guide will teach you everything there is to know about these sweets while enjoying a cup of tea, coffee or hot chocolate.

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.

Paris: Iconic Neighborhoods Guided Walking Tour

4. Paris: Iconic Neighborhoods Guided Walking Tour

Choose one of five Paris districts to visit on a guided walking tour, each one steeped in history and filled with fascinating places to explore. Join your guide as they take you to the heart of your chosen Quartier and tell you all about its history, art, architecture, cuisine, fashion, and more. Le Marais: History and Fashion Discover the hidden treasures of Le Marais and find out why this district is a favorite amongst hip Parisians. Come see where history and architecture rub shoulders with hip boutiques, cool cafes, and gourmet eateries. Montmartre: The Artists' Quarter Visit the charming Parisian district of Montmartre with a local guide. Discover the Montmartre of Picasso, Toulouse-Lautrec, and Van Gogh. See where artists lived, drank, danced, and painted, exchanging their paintings for food and art supplies. Saint-Germain-des-Prés: Intellectuals and Jazz on the Left Bank Join your guide as you dive into the fascinating past of this iconic Left Bank neighborhood. Hear captivating stories about Saint-Germain-des-Prés, once home to literary geniuses, rebellious students, and revolutionaries. The Latin Quarter: Literary Legends in Bohemian Paris Discover the vibrant and eclectic Latin Quarter on a guided walking tour. Stroll down cobblestone streets lined with quirky bookshops and lively cafes, see the Sorbonne, and admire the mighty Pantheon. The Covered Passages: Hidden Treasures and Chic Shopping Explore a lesser-known side of Paris and see hidden treasures often missed by other visitors. Discover the delightful covered passages filled with tiny boutiques and cafes, and learn about the best places to shop and grab a bite to eat in the city.

Paris: Best Churches in the City Private Walking Tour

5. Paris: Best Churches in the City Private Walking Tour

The churches and cathedrals of Paris Old Town are prime examples of Parisian architecture and art. They are also a witness to the complex history of religion in France, from the fall of the Roman Empire to the French Revolution and its aftermath. Discover the most important sacred monuments of the City of Lights with a 5-Star Expert Guide. The 2,5-hour tour includes sightseeing in Paris’s Old Town and a visit to 2 churches. The tour begins with a visit to Saint-Germain-l'Auxerrois, a stunning 12th-century Gothic church located directly across from the Louver Palace. Step inside to admire stained glass, stone sculptures, a Flemish altarpiece and a unique ""churchwarden's pew"". As you explore the church interiors, your Local Guide will entertain you with historical facts and myths about religion in France, including the historic relationship between the King of France and the Pope as well as the reasons for the later separation of the Catholic Church and the State. Take a walk down the picturesque Seine River to see the Saint-Jacques Tower, which is the only remaining part of a 16th-century church that was destroyed during the French Revolution. Head to the Ile de la Cité island and see one of the city’s most prominent icons - the Notre Dame Cathedral. Although the cathedral has been closed since the 2019 fire, you can still admire some of the stunning details of its Gothic exterior. Another amazing church on this route will be Saint-Germain-des-Prés. Originally founded in 506, this historic abbey was the center of intellectual life before the French Revolution. Inside this colorful Gothic church you will find tombs of Rene Descartes, Merovingian kings and other notable figures. Choose the 3,5-hour option to visit one more sacred landmark of Paris, the Sainte-Chapelle (Holy Chapel). This extended tour includes skip-the-line tickets to a royal chapel within the medieval Palais de la Cité, a former residence of the Kings of France. Bypass the crowds and enter a small but richly decorated chapel, which is considered among the highest achievements of the Rayonnant period of Gothic architecture. Admire its stunning interiors and learn about the royal chapel’s important role in the political and cultural ambitions of King Louis IX and his successors.

Left Bank Delicacies - Saint Germain des Prés

6. 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.

Lifestyle Tour of Saint-Germain-des-Prés

7. 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!

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

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

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!

Paris: Latin Quarter 2-Hour Private or Group Walking Tour

9. Paris: Latin Quarter 2-Hour Private or Group Walking Tour

Explore the Latin Quarter, the most popular part of the Left Bank district of Paris. Enjoy a private 2-hour tour with a professional guide and discover the highlights of a fascinating area that has inspired countless artists and other creative geniuses, including Hemingway, Woody Allen, and Salvador Dali, to name just a few.  The Latin Quarter is home to the Sorbonne University, the Pantheon, the world-famous Shakespeare and Co. bookstore, and the breathtaking Luxembourg Gardens. This private tour will take you to the core of Paris history from medieval times to its present day's bohemian culture preserved in this charming student village. 

Paris 2-Hour Writers and Painters Guided Walking Tour

10. Paris 2-Hour Writers and Painters Guided Walking Tour

Some of the greatest artists and writers of the 19th and 20th centuries were attracted to the winding streets and bustling boulevards of Paris's Left Bank. From historic Paris along the Seine, to the bustling grand boulevards, the cafés, the old squares and the artist studios, this guided walk links some of the world's most beloved masterpieces with the locations where they came to life. On this fascinating 2-hour walking tour with an expert local guide you’ll hear the details of the lives of the famous artists and writers that lived and worked in Paris. Travel back in time to the sizzling Paris of the 1920s, when Hemingway sipped absinthe at Les Deux Magots and Picasso dined on choucroute garnie at La Rotonde. Visit literary cafés where Jean Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, Faulkner, Camus, Hemingway, and Fitzgerald rubbed shoulders.

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4.6 / 5

based on 28 reviews

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.

Great experience enjoyed by our teenagers as well interesting informative both generous with the tasting, time, explanations and discovered wonderful places we could never have found ourselves.

Don’t hesitate. Just book the tour. Ashlee is amazing. Such a unique experience learning history, strolling some of the most beautiful streets, and trying new, different, delicious chocolate.

The guide (French name Achilles) was a history buff so we learned so much about the history of the area as well as the history of chocolate. Great guide!

My husband and I enjoyed the tour and especially the stories our guide Susan shared with us.