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Using the Metro this was an easy place to get to. Meeting a master chef macaron maker was very interesting, watching him at work left you breathless. I hope the tips he gave will help my macaron baking, he also gave a tasting of the ones he was making that day. Yum!! The young artisan chocolatier, explained how they made the chocolates we tasted. He was also working on the stores Christmas decorations; two Eiffel Towers and an Art Deco Metro sign, an absolute work of art. Great tour.
Really interesting tour. We were able to taste several macaroons and chocolates.
Amazing tour. You should all do this. Different from all the other normal things to do in Paris. Watching chef Mali macaron and chocolates. Also got to taste them too. Really well organised and fun trip! Would recommend this to all! Group of 10 of us, was tight in the kitchen but all a good laugh.
We had a wonderful time on this tour. Our tour guide was fantastic and so sweet. The pastry chef was very informative. We had delicious samples of macarons and chocolates as well. I would highly reccommend this tour.
Fantastic experience we had in the understanding the techniques in making the most delicious and exquisite macaroons and chocolates. It was a shame there was another group who had booked at the same time which made the kitchen areas and shop quite crammed, even though there were only 6 in our group.
My did this tour with my mother and daughter we really enjoyed it was something different and fun.
Such a great time! Was really nice to do something different and see a side of Paris you wouldn't normally see. We got to taste a few macaroons and chocolates and the chef was brilliant. So much fun!
Fantastic experience. Something different to do in Paris, refreshingly off the normal 'tourist track'. Did this tour as a treat for my 11 year old. She thoroughly enjoyed it and I would highly recommend this tour. She particularly enjoyed the samples!
My husband and I wanted something different to do while visiting Paris so decided to take this tour and loved it, it was informative without being boring and of course the highlight was the tasting of both the chocolates and Macaroons which were to die for.
This was a wonderful experience...Patrick was a delight and so obviously loves what he does that he is infectious. We sampled more than our share YUM and I am in awe of how they turn out those treasures in that tiny space. The chocolates are true works of art and in spite of the fact that we were clearly taking up valuable space we felt very welcomed.
Mai Abdel Kader
The tour is amazing and really informative, the shop is not on a main street. We went a bit late but we still were able to have chocolate tastings, the tour took over an hour after all the questions from the participants were answered. The Macaroons are INCREDIBLE we ate so many of those :)
Enjoyed the tour. Our guide did an excellent job. We enjoyed tasting the macaroons and chocolates. We have been inspired to make macaroons at home.
Great little tour inside a real Parisian chocolate shop. Translator speaks very good English and the chocolates were absolutely delicious!
This was really good although we were in a large group and it's a small space and sometimes you can't hear the guide - but was still great to see how everything is made and the tastings were good
I really liked the behind the scene tour, however, my niece found the group of 16 too much in the small space as others blocked her views. I tried to get her up front more. This is one of a few macarons being made in Paris (Laduree and Pierre Hermes have facilities outside of Paris). The pastry chef showed us the process and we watched his assistants hand fill the macarons (they were working on the World Cup colors). The chocolate room was even smaller for the group. We had two guides to split the group and translate but this really needs to be a smaller group to appreciate and enjoy. Originally the guides planned to split the group and do each in their own room and then switch but that changed onsite by the owner it seemed outside of the guides control. The macarons are wonderful as was the chocolate sample. I will have a post and photos from the tour on my travel blog philatravelgirl
Lovely friendly guide. Passionate chef and chocolatier!!
A highly recommended, unique thing to do in Paris! The staff, chefs and the tour guide are all very friendly. We ended up buying chocolates after the tour. Would've been the perfect experience if they provide discounts to tour groups!
A fascinating tour with people so passionate about a creative culinary art! Informative, fun to do, different and some lovely tastings too!
Interesting insight into the creation of these Parisian delights. Staff was very informative and accommodating especially considering their tiny work space. Don't bring a lot of stuff with you and be prepared to wear protective paper clothing over your street clothes.
This was very interesting, but not as worth the money as the other tours I booked for the same price.
The tour was informative and enjoyable. However, the work area was small so the group seemed to be in the way of the workers.
I strongly suggest that you provide a map showing the location of the shop from the Glaciere Metro stop. It was difficult to find and it was no just across from the metro stop.
Dort of difficult to get to the tour location but we found it. Leader was very nice and helped us understand the operations in making chocolate and macarons
We did not get to see the macaroons being made as this didn't happen the day we went. We were not informed until the tour commenced which was disappointing. Our guide was lovely and we learnt how the chocolates were made. Had some yummy taste testing.
Our tour guide was lovely, but merely a translator. There are few samples on this tour and it is very out of the way to get to. Getting to talk to Mulot's chefs was a wonderful experience but we did not see macarons being made the day we went because the chef was on holiday.
Unfortunately, I was very disappointed in this tour. I had already attended the bakery tour, which was much more successful. Not only was the tour overbooked - there were 19 people crammed into a tight space - it was less than informative. The macaroon maker, while pleasant enough, spoke at length in French, which was followed by a brief translation on the part of the Tour guide. I should mention that there were two guides, but the one guide took over. As well, I found I was not clear about the chocolate process. I might also point out that the location was far from central, but I would have overlooked that (as I did for the bakery tour).