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  • Location: Paris, France
  • Duration:  2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
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 famous patisseries such as Pierre Hermé and Gérard Mulot with a guide, and marvel at the variety of flavors. See how these simple meringue pastries take pride of place in French baking, and enjoy six tastings in total.

Highlights

  • 2.5-hour walking tour of Parisian patisseries
  • Sample macarons from some of Paris’ finest producers
  • Visit a 'surprise' patisserie as well as Hermés and more to marvel at their beautiful pastries
  • Learn of the many exotic ingredients used to make the macarons
  • Indulge yourself in the delectable treats you see

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What You Can Expect

Paris Food Walking Tour: Gourmet Patisseries and Macaron Tastings

Taste a selection of some of the best macarons in Paris on your walking tour

Start your tour with a visit to a 'surprise' patisserie, that's frequently cited as one of the finest macaron producers in the world. Learn of the pivotal role that the prestigious macaron-maker played in the popularity of the sweet in the early 20th century, and hear how his grandson ensured their long-term success. Enjoy a tasting here before continuing onward, perhaps taking time to make a purchase or two at your own expense.

Head next to the Pierre Hermé patisserie, and marvel at the bewildering selection of colors and flavors in the macarons on display. Nicknamed ‘the Picasso of Pastry,’ Pierre Hermé is known across the world for the extravagant and exciting ingredients he uses. Discover extraordinary flavors such as olive oil and vanilla or passion fruit with milk chocolate, and hear how Hermé’s passion for pastry has revolutionized the art of macaron-making.

Continue onward with a guide to the Gérard Mulot bakery. Here, discover a visual feast of pastries, cakes, macarons, tarts, petit-fours and chocolates. The pastries here are prepared and displayed to perfection, and are widely considered to be among the finest in France. Sample Mulot’s signature macaron, the ‘Muscovado,’ and enjoy its subtle licorice undertones.

Your next stop is the Arnaud Larher patisserie. Larher has earned the moniker ‘Star of Montmartre,’ and after spending time inside this treasure trove of candy and pastries you’ll understand why! Peruse the wonderful selection, enjoy a tasting and make any purchases you wish.

Finally, visit Pierre Cluizel and Sylvie Valette's delightful shop and restaurant, Un Dimanche à Paris, and marvel at their intricate creations. Sample their tarte tropezienne or indulge yourself in their selection of macarons.

After 2.5 hours exploring some of Paris’ finest patisseries, your tour will come to an end.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

This was great. So full by the end that I couldn't stand the thought of another sweet item. Fantastic tour. Exactly what we were looking for.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2014

Six different shops were visited during this tour. I was not overly familiar with that area of Paris, so walking from Pierre Herme to our final location, Un Dimanche a Paris, was a fun experience. We learned about the different styles of macarons from the traditional filled with ganache to the "Tropezienne" with its delicious cream filling. Our guide, Eve, was quite knowledgeable, and I think that people who enjoy pastries, macarons, and chocolates would enjoy this tour.

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