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Unfortuntately the bus did not get us to our excursion destination on time, so we missed this tour. I am giving them high marks though because when we called to explain that we were not going to be able to make it on time, the tour guide tried to reschedule and make arrangements for us to do the tour at a later date. Even though it wasn't possible, we still very much appreciated her efforts.
The guide and bakery couldn't have been nicer. We walked right through the working bakery and saw all their equipment, learned how it was used, watched as they continued working, and even got to help. The children really enjoyed helping. We had a bread tasting at the end and left with a baguette and a croissant. Really informative. You did need to be able to walk steps because part of the bakery was in the basement.
Great tour, a 'must do' while you're in Paris. Was really interesting to see how everything was made and the chat with the bakery owner afterwards was very informative. Loved the baguette and pain au chocolate we were given!
This was an awesome tour. Seeing how they made the bread and pasteries was amazing. We also got samples of the variety of breads AND we got to take home a baguette and a crossiant each. We plan on telling everyone who is going to Paris to go to this bakery/tour.
For anyone who makes their own bread or just loves to eat it, this 1 hour tour is great. Our guide is a very interesting man and the tour guide's translation was excellent.
the tour was great! really enjoyed learning how the famous different kinds of french bread are made.
Such fun and what a fabulous boulangerie! We met the bakers, watched some of them in action, and sampled some lovely bread, not to mention taking away a loaf and a croissant! I would highly recommend this tour to anyone who would like to see how a bakery operates. Also its a nice place to take away lots of goodies for later!!!
A definite visit for all. Just the history is worth it and the free loaf of bread at the end was a bonus. The translator/guide was great.
The experience was fun, enlightening, and tasty! I found that the highlight was talking with the staff about their story in the how and why processes are they why they are in the bakery and also sitting down at the end and having a conversation with the owner about his business and aspirations for the future. Highly recommend this tour for those that are looking for a conversation with a local rather than tips on baking.
Great tour I took this as my girlfriend was interested in seeing how they cope on a day to day basis in a French bakery and it was very interesting to see how they made all of the lovely cakes and fresh smelling bread in the bakery. The free samples were very nice we got a baguette each and a choice of either a fresh croissant or a chocolate croissant which made our lunch that day very tasty indeed! Would highly recommend! Staff was friendly and nice.
The young girl who interpreted was excellent, and the baker was a real gentleman. He was patient with our questions and had a good sense of humor. We had explanation and 'hands on', a good balance of activity. We were quite proud of our baguettes!
We thoroughly enjoyed it, and did not expect that we would have such personal contact with the baker. The whole experience was a privilege.
This was a nice little intro to the daily life of a French Bakery.... We had only 3 of us in the group so space was not an issue but if the group size is say 8 or 10, then it could be little tight.... plus the stroller was not allowed which is understandable but certainly makes it challenging with a toddler.... the tour started little late than the scheduled time which could be an issue if your schedule is tight...
As for the tour itself.... it was good... the bakers were enthusiastic.... the host, who was also acting as the translator, was good... she was happy to answer all our questions.... we do not speak French but it was not a problem as the host was doing a good job of explaining everything in English...
The location was also very convenient about 5 mins walk from the metro station and the people overall were very courteous and helpful....
Overall a good experience and would recommend....
Thus was fun. It's more of a watch them make bread, but still fun. From the description and photos you had I expecyed s not more hands on.
Awesome tour. I loved every bit of it. Great amount of samples. Tasted breads that I wouldn't naturally order at a bakery. The tour guide was really knowledgeable, and was very open and willing to ask the staff of the boulangerie about whatever we asked and she didn't know. Definitely worth the money.
Fun for everyone, especially my husband who bakes bread. The guide was knowledgeable and answered questions well. And then we got our own baguettes!
The time spent at the bakery was wonderful. The staff were very welcoming, helpful and most informative.
The only complaint I have is that the directions to get to the bakery were not very precise and it is just as well that we had allowed a lot of time, otherwise we would have been late.
Very enjoyable. Interesting and just the right length.
One of the highlights of our trip to Paris. Guide was knowledgeable, and friendly. Loved the free samples and hot baguette at the end!! Information was brief and limited for the price... would have enjoyed more hands on activities, but overall it was a lot of fun!
I found this tour well organized and informative (unlike the chocolate and macaroon tour).
Cute little bakery. Owner very nice
Staff very polite
Baked goods were amazing
Overall a great experience
My family of four enjoyed the tour through the boulangerie, but the highlight was the tasting and conversation that followed. Our tour guide was engaging and translated our questions to the owner of the shop. We walked out full of knowledge and delicious bread!
This was a very nice tour. Well run and very tasty! The only issue we had is - you are supposed to call 24 hours before the tour to find out which boulangerie is hosting the tour. We did not have access to a phone - we were staying in a place with no phone and had no cell service in a foreign country and ended up having to borrow a stranger's phone! You should change it so that Viator emails the location to the traveler 24 hours before. We could go to a wifi café and get email - just NO phone capabilities.
This tour was great. We got a behind the scenes look at how bagettes and croissants are made. We were even able to put the slash marks in the bagettes. The people were very pleasant and answered all our questions. At the end of the tour we all got a bagette and croissant. I would recommend this as something different to do. We had 4 children with us and they also enjoyed the tour.