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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.
Our tour guide Emily was very informative and helped translate any questions we had with the baker at the local Boulangerie. We went behind the counter and into the bakery and had a full demonstration of how they make baguettes and croissants. It was only a small group with another 2 people so very good value. We also got to take some baguettes and croissants home. Will definitely recomment.
Overall great experience!!! Tons of food to eat while on the tour and an awesome way to learn about the bread and goodies of France.
Fantastic tour. Was lucky enough to have just four people on this tour. Very informative and really great to be in a small bakery with so much activity all around us. Great staff at bakery and enjoyed the hands on activities and of course the tastings. Walked out with a smile on my face , hands full of free goodies and a full stomach. Absolutely great and would definitely recommend to all. Thanks.
An excellent tour. Our guide was magnificent and well versed in all the techniques used. The staff at the bakery were very helpful and we had a very enjoyable time.
Outstanding experience. We learned alot about the bakery business and the impact of the French government on business in general. Tour guide was very effective.
The tour starting time was not as advertised. Suggest follow up a day to two prior to the tour date.
Our translator was very personal and good at translation. The bakery was quaint and had delicious food items.
A wonderful experience with a very knowledgable guide and a generous host. We thoroughly enjoyed learning about the detail of bread and pastry making in France. We now know that the effort required to make a baguette and a croissant and to get a great outcome means that we will always use the baker rather than attempt such a thing at home.
This tour is WORTH taking! You will be amazed at the time and effort it takes to make a simple baguette and croissant. Knowing how these items are made, makes the price one pays at the Boulangerie for them, extremely reasonable! not to mention, how delicious all the fresh French bakery items are.
We had a fantastic time on the tour. Even locating the bakery was enjoyable to a part of the city we had not visited. Our guide was knowledgeable and the bakers were top notch. We enjoyed being able to observe and participate in the process as well as sample. The length of time was just right as well. Great family activity. I only wish I could replicate the water and flour in the US!
Roberto (the tour guide) was brilliant and fluent in 5 languages to accommodate the international guest list.
Really detailed knowledge of the bakery and process and he would translate any questions to the bakers themselves.
Not just a tour, but hands on as well - you get to score a baguette and roll a croissant :)
I don't normally like organised tour group stuff but this was a fantastic experience.
This was one of my kid's favorite activities in Paris. We learned a great deal, and had fun seeing how our favourite items were baked. And of course, sampling the bread at the end was fantastic! I would definitely recommend this trip.
There is truly an art to baking genuine French bread and pastries this tour opened our eyes and tickled our taste buds. Led by a great guide with a facility in French, English, Japanese and an intense knowledge of baking, we spent a memorable time with the Master Baker and if we told you what we have learned, well we would have to put you out of misery. 10:10
It was great to see the people in the boulangierie in action! We got to see what goes into making breads, croissants and the cream for eclairs. We got to tast a few sample of breads and leave with a croisssant and baguette. It was a treat!
This was the most amazing parisian experience. My 11-year old daughter and I were so enthusiastic to visit a boulagerie. The master baker, Didi, shared his passion and art with great energy and enthusiasm. The hands-on and tasting left us wanting more. I would definitely recommend this tour. One of the best travel experiences in my 25 year travel industry career!
Wonderful tour. Our baker and interpreter were wonderful! The tour was very informative and fun. There were several teenagers on the tour, the baker was great about involving the kids.
Would highly reccommend.
Tour took place in a wonderful artisanal bakery, which in itself was interesting, being inside an efficient 3-level workplace in space-precious Paris. To see the dedicated staff working behind the scenes to produce the beautiful and delicious products on sale. Hugely interesting, knowledgable guide!
Didn't really get to make a baquette ourself, but added the cuts to the top. Was so very informative. Highly recommended
This was a short tour that was packed with great history, details and personal insights from the baker. It was more of a great story tour than how to make bread or croissants ... but the stories were WAY better than baking details. Be prepared to stand for an hour straight in a hot small room however. Our kids got a bit tired, but we felt it was worth it. The samples at the end were the best tasting treats in Paris!
Our guide Emily was fantastic! She was so much fun. The tour was only one hour long but it was perfect. We learned so much, ate delicious pain, ate delicious patissieres, and had so much fun. We were able to sit with the owner (young and very cute by the way) to hear about how he started. Do it!
Mai Abdel Kader
This was one of a kind tour, we were a group of 6 and 2 little girls, our guide was very kind, funny and helpful. We saw how the baguette is made and the eclair, too bad they weren't making croissant on that day. We left with 1 baguette and a pain au chocolate :) Highly Recommended!
A really great activity. Small group so we got a good look at the bakers working. Even invited to finish the baguettes before they went into the oven! Our guide was great and her knowledge of the processes was evident. A lovely experience.