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I really enjoyed the tour. I'd say it was one of the highlights of the trip for me. It happened that I was the only one signed up for the tour so I had the charming guide and bakers all to myself. I am a bread baker (for a market here in Canada) so I was able to "talk bread". I learned a lot about the French methods and have already noticed a difference in my own baking. Thanks a lot especially to my guide who had to translate a lot of technical questions when my own french failed me. Regards.
Loved this. Very intimate, high quality bakery. Learned about baguettes and croissants and ate mad carbs! Highly recommend it.
Excellent tour!!!!!!!! So interesting!!!!!!!! We saw how bread was made and got to take a whole baguettehome!
EXCELLENT! Super Bon. What a great hour+ spent - first watching closely the baguette making process with excellent description by Agathe. Very informative and interesting and fun. Bien fait! Had my hand a creating the cuts on the top of a baguette and was presented with the same one post baking. Then downstairs to the patisserie section. Saw them decorating their pound-cake type "cakes" with lovely fruit and nuts. Described and showed croissant and pain au chocolate in progress. Great taste treats along the way. AND yes, I DID get my baguette and croissant at the end. Good interaction with the bakery employees. Very warm welcome. Would highly recommend.
NOTE: I did NOT receive the email telling me where to go and had to call the partner company.
Awesome tour. Really informative and best bit was the baguette and croissant!
Our guide, Aget (sp?) was so well-informed. Inside scoop on bread and pastry preparation. It's also nice to get off the beaten track and into a neighborhood. Definitely do this.
With a small group of 5 (perfect size given how small the workspace is), my 11 year old niece loved this visit and we both enjoyed the baguette and croissant takeaway we were given. The wonderful guide had to translate but the pastry chef and baker were very nice to let us watch (and take photos) as they worked and answered all questions. I am working on a post on my travel blog which will have more details and photos from our experience.
Excellent trip, so interesting to see behind the scenes and take away 'your' baguette. Agathe who conducted the tour was delightful
Our bakery tour was short and sweet, about 1 1/2 hours. We saw the inner workings of a small bakery in the 18th arrondissement and it was very interesting. Best of all, they had the best croissants we had eaten the whole 5 days we were in Paris. The baguettes were also excellent and the additional pastries we tried were delicious! We were very happy with our boulangerie experience.
Very cool tour. The samples were amazing. Only issue was the tour company was closed on Sunday and opened late the next day, making it difficult to find out were we needed to be.
I would reccommend this tour to everyone! We had such a great time. The tour guide was outstanding and the baker was very nice as well. We learned a lot and they gave us a baguette and a croissant to take with us!
This tour was amazing! It was a very interesting and informative look behind the scenes at a French boulangerie. The guide was very skilled in translating questions and answers and the tasting and take home products were delicious and very much a highlight. Our children (7 and 8 years) were made to feel very welcome and the timing of the tour (1 hr in the morning) was perfect.
This was a fantastic tour. The guide spoke English very well and was very informative. I did not realize the skill and hard work involved to be a baker.
After shopping in many boulangeries, it was fun to see what happens behind the scenes. Had a great time and the treats at the end were superb.