This exclusive gastronomic tour puts the tastiest treats of Paris—from gourmet cheeses to delicate pastries— at your fingertips. Get insider knowledge on the most happening hotspots in Montmartre, the city’s cobblestoned arts district, and meet some of the most talented food artisans in the capital. Enjoy up to 10 pre-selected food stops, and get a peek at landmarks along the way, from Moulin Rouge to the Sacré Coeur.
See and taste magnificence on this 11-hour tour from Paris that takes you to the Chambord Château and Loire Valley wineries. At Chambord, learn all about the French Renaissance castle during an audio tour. Then, spend time at two family-run wineries and savor white, red, rose, sparkling and sweet wines. With your appetite opened up, settle in at one of these wineries for a traditional gourmet meal. This small-group tour limited to just eight people includes hotel pick up and drop off in central Paris by air-conditioned minivan.
Indulge in a true gourmet French experience: preparing, cooking, and enjoying your own 3-course meal. Choose between a 4.5- or 6-hour Paris culinary course (a 1.5-hour market visit is optional) then set out to learn the tricks and techniques of French cooking. An instructor will help you through the steps of creating an appetizer, main dish, and dessert. French wine is also included with your gourmet lunch.
Get to know the Parisian neighborhood of Le Marais on a food walking tour with a guide who introduces you to local food vendors and artisans. You'll see sights like Hôtel de Ville and visit the oldest covered market in Paris, Marche des Enfants Rouges, as you learn about and taste the fine products found in this historical yet trendy district.
Take your understanding of French wine to another level with a guided wine and Champagne tasting in an atmospheric wine cellar in Paris. Sample six different wines in the course of an evening, including Bordeaux, Sancerre, Rhone and Champagne, while you learn about how to properly taste wines and how to read a French wine label. It's a relaxing way to deepen your cultural knowledge and taste some fantastic French wines at the same time. Upgrade to include a plate of cheese or cured meats to eat while you sip.
The buttery croissant is a staple in French bakeries. Learn how to make this local favorite yourself during a 3-hour cooking class in the captial of French cuisine: Paris. With assistance from your expert instructor you'll learn the tricks to making a fluffy, flaky and perfecty folded croissant every time. Still hungry? Try your hand at making pain au chocolat. You'll have an opportunity to sample your fresh-from-oven results when they're through baking, along with some hot coffee or tea.
Embark on a culinary tour of Paris's Montmartre neighborhood, one of the city's most charming neighborhoods. Sample delicacies like croissants and éclairs at a local patisserie, enjoy a guided tasting of various cheeses at a fromagerie and satisfy your sweet tooth at a classic chocolaterie. Of course, no gourmet tour of Paris would be complete without a stop at a boulangerie, where you learn the proper way to eat a baguette in France.
Spend a decadent afternoon in the French capital with a wine and cheese tasting in Paris, guided by a knowledgeable sommelier. Sample wines from various regions, including Rhone, Bordeaux and Sancerre, learning how each region produces different wines. Find out the proper way to taste wine. Nibble on wine-friendly snacks like French cheeses and cured meats for lunch while you sip in a comfortable converted wine cellar in the center of Paris.
Maracons are one of France's most popular confections. Discover how to make them on your own during a 3-hour class in the capital of French delicacies: Paris. Your expert instructor will lend a hand and provide detailed instructions throughout the class, walking you through the steps to creating a perfectly piped-macaron. Choose the colors you prefer for your shells, fill them with buttercream and learn about their role in French culture while you wait to taste the freshly baked results. Upgrade your booking for an advanced macarons class.
Travel with a small group—including hotel pickup from Paris—and spend a day touring the Champagne region. Visit a world-renowned Champagne house such as Moët & Chandon, Taittinger, or Veuve Clicquot, as well as smaller estates. Experience multiple tastings and learn how the popular bubbly drink is made as you stroll through sprawling vineyards and enter cellars. Plus, enjoy a gourmet lunch at a family-run winery.
Discover the delights of Champagne—both the drink and the region itself—on this full-day excursion from Paris. Visit multiple Champagne houses, including Moët & Chandon, to learn about production methods, see the cellars, and hear about the history of this beloved sparkling wine. Enjoy several tastings as well as lunch at a local restaurant. Round-trip hotel transportation is provided so you don't have to worry about getting there yourself.
Learn the secrets to making traditional French baguettes and croissants during a 2-hour baking workshop with a chef. Get time-tested recipes handed down over generations, and bread-making techniques that will help you make perfect baked goods. This is a hands-on baking lesson in the back rooms of a French bakery in Paris with group size limited to eight people for maximum personal attention from the instructor for each student. Leave the class with your own freshly-baked baguette to snack on later.
One of Paris's most popular neighborhoods, the charming Latin Quarter is full of monuments, universities, adorable little streets, and broad boulevards. It also has a host of excellent spots to eat. With this tour, you'll get to visit cheese shops, bakeries, crepes, sausages, and all sorts of other snacks, all with a guide to show you some of the area's most delicious specialties.
Discover the cultural highlights and delectable bites of France’s capital on a culinary tour of Paris. Spend the afternoon strolling past the city’s iconic monuments with a guide and enjoy intermittent samples of pastries, chocolate and freshly baked bread. Listen to commentary of Paris’ rich heritage and receive personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to only eight people.
Marvel at the Loire Valley's opulent châteaux and taste its famous locally-made wine during this full-day tour from Paris. First head to Chateau de Chambord—the inspiration for Disney's 'Beauty and the Beast'—for a guided tour. Then, relax midday with a traditional French lunch at Nitray Vineyards, with unlimited wine. Then, visit the elegant Château de Chenonceau and embark on a tour through its intricately carved stone walls, rich hanging tapestries, and intimate chapel.
Sample fine French wine during a tasting session in a chic, Parisian wine bar. Learn about the top winemaking regions in France from your sommelier, as well as the subtle nuances in each varietal. Select from three sessions, varying from Champagne, cheese, and charcuterie tastings, and opt to purchase your favorite bottle to bring home.
Uncover the secrets of the macaron with this small-group baking class at Galeries Lafayette. Meet your instructor, a French pastry chef, in a quiet corner of the iconic department store. Over the course of 1.5 hours, learn to prepare the delicate shells and ganache of the perfect macaron. Work with organic ingredients to create flavors like chocolate, pistachio, and more.
Discover the few remaining family-run eateries in the Marais neighborhood of Paris with the insights of your local guide. Try classic French dishes, innovative pastries (patisserie), Jewish delicacies, and more as you visit both historical and modern-style eateries in this historical neighborhood. Learn about the stories behind French foods and the people who live and work in the district. Expect 12 tastings from eight dining establishments with enough samples to make a full meal.
Dive into the gastronomic wonders of Paris on this tasting tour of the Marais. Explore the gay-friendly, eclectic district full of medieval architecture and Jewish-influenced eateries, and hear engaging historical commentary along the way. Crunch into a delicious baguette, try a macaron made by an esteemed pastry chef, and sample French liqueurs. Pass by top attractions including the Hôtel de Ville, Rue Sainte-Croix-de-la-Bretonnerie, Rue des Rosiers, la Place des Vosges, and la Place de la Bastille. Numbers are limited to 12 people on this small-group tour.
This Seine River dinner or lunch cruise is a relaxing way to view Paris landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre. Admire the waterfront sights and pass under bridges such as the Pont Neuf as you savor a gourmet 3-course meal, paired with a glass or half bottle of Champagne and French wine. Enjoy exquisite cuisine and fine service aboard a La Marina de Paris glass-enclosed boat.
An absolute must for chocolate connoisseurs, this 2.5-hour walking tour takes you to the acclaimed chocolate shops of Saint-Germain. Alongside a gastronome guide, you’ll visit prestigious chocolatiers to sample French delicacies such as the chocolate éclair, homemade macaroons, and delectable truffles. Discover the history of chocolate in Paris and find out how many tons of chocolate are consumed by French people every year. On this small-group tour, limited to eight people, you’ll receive personalized attention from your guide.
Discover the art of fine French cuisine with a small-group cooking class and gourmet meal in Paris. Learn about the traditions and flavors that have made French food famous the world over, and help prepare an authentic, 4-course meal under the guidance of a local chef. When the cooking’s done, join your new friends around a cozy table to enjoy the delicious home-cooked meal paired with a selection of French wine. Opt for a longer, 6-hour experience to start the evening with a shopping trip at a local market.
Add some extra sparkle to your Paris trip with a Champagne-tasting cruise down the River Seine. With an English-speaking sommelier, enjoy an educational Champagne presentation in the comfort of a private room. Sip on three fine Champagnes as you float past Paris’ signature monuments such as the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, and Musée d’Orsay.
Venture far off the beaten track and discover hidden culinary hotspots on this small-group food and wine tasting tour through Nice. Travel comfortably on foot as you follow your guide to multiple culinary stops, and enjoy a bite of local specialties like Swiss chard and white truffles. You also hit a few drink stops for a taste of local wines and brews.