Ensure a memorable night out in Paris with a gourmet dinner cruise along the Seine River. Float past the city’s famed monuments, such as the Eiffel Tower, Louvre Museum, and Ile de la Cité aboard a luxury Bateaux Parisiens riverboat. Soak up the magic of Paris from an onboard dining room while enjoying a gourmet 3-course meal. Please note that Champagne and live music are also included on select 8:30pm departures.
Travel through scenic Normandy en route to the medieval Mont-St-Michel on a full-day trip from Paris. Discover the UNESCO World-Heritage-listed island, with its iconic Gothic abbey, with a guide, and listen to fascinating history and legendary stories about the site. Enjoy ample time to explore the island, and admire views of the surrounding bay before traveling back to the French capital. Upgrade to include a gourmet lunch and/or round-trip hotel transfers.
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'll learn the proper way to eat a baguette in France.
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.
Discover the secret to making real French macarons and have fun decorating your creations at MiniMeParis, a patisserie inspired by Willy Wonka. Under the guidance of an expert patisserie chef, bake your own batch of macarons, select the colors and flavors, and mix up your choice of chocolate ganache. Afterwards, get creative as you decorate your macarons and take home the perfect souvenir—a box of your homemade, custom-designed macarons.
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.
Explore the scenic streets of Saint-Germain-des Prés in the sweetest way possible. This family-friendly pastry and chocolate tour features a treasure hunt and at least 8 tastings. Visit the oldest chocolate shop in Paris, choose from a wide variety of macaron flavors, sample salted butter caramel, and taste a beautiful chocolate mousse. Your final stop is a chocolate shop where children will be able to create their own candy bars.
Learn the art of perfumery in the country that does it best with this perfume-making workshop. A professional perfumer from the famous perfume house Molinard will teach you all about perfume-making, from theory to ingredients, and will be on hand to give you guidance as you create your own fragrance to take home!
See Paris like a local as you pedal around its vibrant neighborhoods, lively markets and hidden sights on this small-group bike tour. Explore the famous Latin Quarter, the Jewish communities of Le Marais and the historic Place de la Bastille, as well as enjoying views of iconic landmarks like the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and Notre-Dame Cathedral. With plenty of rest stops and photo opportunities, this tour is suitable for all ages and fitness levels.
Get swept up in the charm of ‘Old Paris’ on a walking tour of the fashionable Le Marais district, home to stately mansions, cutting-edge galleries, rich Jewish heritage, and a thriving LGBTQ scene. Hear the rich history behind one of the oldest quarters of Paris from a guide who knows its streets well, popping into hand-picked bistros, bakeries, art centers, and wine bars that line the cobblestone streets.
Get the authentic French culinary experience with a small-group cooking class in a private Parisian apartment. Head to the centrally-located home and get ready to learn — and eat! Meet your local chef instructor, gather ingredients on an optional market tour, and discover the fundamentals of preparing classic French dishes such as soufflé, cod mouclade, and chocolate fondant. Then prepare and savor delicious dishes with fellow food lovers.
Take a day trip to Giverny to see the garden depicted in so many of Claude Monet's masterpieces. Tour the artist’s former home, now a museum, and explore his beautiful gardens at your leisure—the water lily garden is particularly famous. Visit the nearby Musée des Impressionnismes to see more great works from the Impressionists. This half-day, small-group tour from Paris is unguided, which means you get to see Giverny’s attractions at your own pace. Pickup and drop-off from your central Paris hotel is included.
While in Paris, visit the atelier of a world-renowned hat maker and personalize your own creation. This 3-hour workshop lets you experience true Parisian craftsmanship and have something unique to take home as a remembrance. Observe traditional handcrafted techniques then choose the color, shape, and accoutrements, all made to measure.
Learn the secrets to prepare macarons (meringue pastry) with your kids during a 90-minute cooking class. Food coloring, almond powder, and all other necessary ingredients to make the classic pastry are provided. Step by step instructions, which are easy for all ages to follow, are given by a professional French chef. At the end of class, take home four of your own macarons or devour them on the spot.
Enjoy an authentic French bistro experience with a 3-course lunch or dinner at ‘Benoit’, Paris’s only Michelin-starred bistro, owned by legendary French chef Alain Ducasse. Indulge in the rich flavors and award-winning dishes of acclaimed chef, Fabienne Eymard, as you taste French specialties like garlic butter snails, duck foie gras, and delicious casseroles.
Known as the famous Left Bank gathering place of artists and intellectuals, Paris’ Latin Quarter buzzes with the rich legacy of luminaries like Hemingway, Descartes, and Dalí. Explore its bohemian past and hidden corners on a private, 2-hour walking tour led by a local guide. Trace the area’s history beginning with medieval times, and stroll past highlights like the Sorbonne, Pantheon, Shakespeare & Co. bookstore, and shooting locations from Woody Allen’s ‘Midnight in Paris.’
Uncover the little-known treasures of Paris on this insider walking tour with a savvy guide. Explore arcaded pathways, hidden alleys and grand boulevards, marveling at Belle Époque architecture and visiting specialty food shops to sample macarons and artisan cheeses. You’ll see top attractions like the Louvre and neighborhood gems like quaint cafes in Le Marais district. As you walk, you'll learn the history of this contemporary city and its ancient roots.
Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Château de Fontainebleau and its nearby town on this easy day trip from Paris. As this is a private tour you can customize it to suit your needs and interests. Suggested activities, aside from the unmissable castle, include local food tasting and a stroll in the woods. This day trip includes a delightful mix of history, culture, cuisine, and gentle activity.
Add some variety to your Paris itinerary and learn to make French macarons from a local chef. Take a cooking class in a private apartment in central Paris, where your chef will guide you through the process of making one of the country's most delightful sweets. Watch how to make the perfect meringues and hear the secrets behind the flavorful layers of cream. Class size is limited to eight people, ensuring more personalized attention.
While most people associate Paris with wine, the French capital also has a strong beer making tradition. With this small group tour, you'll go bar hopping in the Saint Germain neighborhood in Paris's Left Bank, stopping to taste beers as you go. You'll also get to try a beer paring with charcuterie and cheese and participate in a beer-themed trivia competition!
Who needs an Eiffel Tower keychain or Mona Lisa playing cards, when you can make your very own fashion forward souvenir? Create the custom denim jacket of your dreams during a 3-hour fashion workshop in Paris. All materials, including patches, embroidery, and accessories, are at your disposal. No previous design or sewing experience is necessary, as team members are on hand to assist you and offer advice.
Get a true taste of Parisian life while exploring the culinary delights of the Marais District with a local gourmand. Walking with a private guide for 3 hours, you’re introduced to French culture and cuisine in a way that’s difficult to achieve on your own. Wander into charming boulangeries, fromageries, patisseries, and charcuteries—even a classic creperie—while sampling gourmet specialties at each stop.
Escape the tourist trail and discover Paris like a local on this 4-hour small-group bike tour. Get off-the-beaten-track and explore Paris’ vibrant neighborhoods as you pedal around the maze-like Latin Quarter and see the Jewish quarter of Le Marais. Make the most of your local guide as you see the City of Lights from a new perspective and get a taste of the real Paris, away from the tourist crowds.
Experience Paris in a way few people have: aboard an electric tuk-tuk. On this private tour, you and your traveling companions have multiple tours to choose from, from short tours of central Paris to extensive tours that last a full day. Tuk-tuks seat up to six passengers, but large groups can rent multiple vehicles and cruise around together.