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By Viator, July 2014

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Experience traditional recipes and methods for preparing French cuisine and indulge your passion for cheese, pastries, chocolate and wine as you explore Paris. Fine food, wine, and the gourmet spirit are at the very heart of French culture, and French joie de vivre is never so in evidence as when talking about food, with the philosophy of truly savoring a little of the things you love. Discover the taste of Paris while strolling along the Left Bank and through the Latin Quarter to visit the market, cheese shop, patisserie, and foie gras specialist, focusing on ingredients and preparation of fresh seasonal produce and recipes.

The fromagerie (cheese shop) is another world, with an astounding range of regional varieties  accompanied by quince paste, green tomato jam, and fabulous bread. Make your selection and head up to the heart of the Latin Quarter, packed with colorful historic shops and restaurants, and the former home of writer Ernest Hemingway, who wrote in his ode to Paris, A Moveable Feast: "This is how Paris was in the early days when we were very poor and very happy". Finish at the Pâté de foie gras speciality shop with a decadent tasting of this delicacy.

Those with a sweet tooth may prefer to taste gourmet chocolate and pastries, walking through lovely Parisian neighborhoods. Feeling creative? Make your own fine pastries and desserts, from ice cream (geranium, lavender, chocolate, or caramel) to truffles or learn the secret of the prized French macaroon.

Sip champagne as you cruise along the Seine, or visit the magnificent vineyards and world class cellars of the Champagne region including Moet and Chandon, Mumm and Reims, to find out where all those happy bubbles come from.

Stroll along the left or right bank for a taste of authentic Parisian wine and bar culture as you encounter the sophisticated flavors and variety of French wines, and perhaps even become a connoisseur!

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Paris Food Walking Tour: Gourmet Patisseries and Macaron Tastings

Explore some of Paris’ finest patisseries on this 2.5-hour tour of the Saint-Germain-des-Prés district, and discover the delights of the macaron. Visit ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $68.13

Paris Food Tour: Macaron and Chocolate Behind-the-Scenes Experience with a Pastry Chef

4 star rating: Recommended 25 Reviews

Spend an hour behind the scenes of a famous macaron and chocolate shop in Paris. On this small-group tour limited to 10 people, interact with the head pastry ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $31.34

Learn How To Make French Macaroons in Paris

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 27 Reviews

Take some time out from your Paris sightseeing to learn how to make a famous French confection – macaroons. Meet a local French chef in a private Parisian ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $153.98

Paris Cooking Class: Desserts and Pastries

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

Hone your cooking skills in Paris with a 3-hour dessert-making class. Hosted by a professional chef in a private apartment, this cooking class will teach you ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $153.98

Paris Chocolate and Pastry Food Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 523 Reviews

Combine your love of chocolate and cakes with your passion for Paris! The Paris Chocolate and Pastry Food Tour combines French gourmet specialities with an ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $122.64

Small-Group French Cooking Class in Paris

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 82 Reviews

Meet a local chef and learn how to cook a three-course Parisian banquet in a private apartment, right in the heart of Paris! Numbers for this small-group Paris ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: Varies

From USD $163.52

French Wine Tasting in Paris

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 382 Reviews

Whether you are a wine novice or expert, you’ll love this exquisite wine-tasting session in an elegant wine bar in central Paris. During your session, sample ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: Varies

From USD $40.88

Champagne Tasting on a Seine River Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 165 Reviews

If sipping French champagne while cruising down the River Seine is your idea of heaven, this champagne-tasting cruise will be a highlight of your trip to ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 1 hr

From USD $75.89

Paris Food Walking Tour: Gourmet French Food

4.5 star rating: Recommended 208 Reviews

There's no need to consider calories when you combine gourmet French food with a three-hour walking tour! Your small group tour is led by an expert food ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $122.64

Paris Dinner with Parisian Hosts

4.5 star rating: Recommended 24 Reviews

Meet Parisian locals in their own home, and share dinner and great conversation. Sharing dinner with Parisian hosts is a unique opportunity to meet Paris ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $129.45

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