Since ever, Saint-Germain-des-Prés has been a place of a particular charm that has always inspired artists. The place becomes a meeting point of numerous intellectuals and artists who enjoy discussing at the terrace of the Saint-Germain mythical cafés.
You learn about the history, started from the 6th century, exploring charming places, hidden courtyards, mansions, and discover amazing architecture and unusual buildings...While visiting boutiques focused on gastronomy.
Saint-Germain-des-Prés is the birthplace of famous chocolatiers and pâtissiers, and a real treasure for all gastronomy passionate looking for gourmet food. This promenade is a delightful mix between food creation of famous “Chefs” and French regional refined specialities.
The tour starts with a short interview with your “guide-consultant”, to know more about your interests and wishes. Then, you go to the neighbourhood of Saint-Germain-des-Prés.
Experience this special real tour by tasting many food products, by visiting various gourmet places and meeting passionate shop-owners, talking with them about gastronomy:
The boutiques you visit:
- Various “Grands chefs pâtissiers”
- Various “Chef chocolatier” : learn about the history of chocolate from the cocoa beans to the “bouchées”
- Gourmet shops or delicatessen offering food products that you can only find here: surprising flavoured oils, appetizing “sel à la truffe”, duck confits, foie-gras, jams from the Creuse, fig Chutney, “les petits sablés de Nancay”, “les nonettes”, wine from Tahiti etc...
- A popular Parisian bakery offering delicious “viennoiseries” and various special breads.
Get ready to have your eyes and palates delighted with many subtle flavours and amazing mixture!(various tastings).
Duration : 4 hours
Good to know : All the guides speak fluently English