- Enjoy Christmas gourmet specialties while touring in a very elegant Parisian district
- Meet with passionate food artisans and stroll among abundant market stalls
- Learn all about French Christmas traditions
- Cheer with champagne in a historical Saint-Germain-des-Prés café
Christmas Gourmet Food Tour – Saint Germain des Prés
Being in Paris at Christmas is a wonderful opportunity to savor the most refined French culinary traditions and discover the city dazzling with amazing illuminations and decorations. This Christmas gourmet food walking tour in Saint-Germain-Des-Près at Christmas is a delight for both the eyes and the palate.
You will meet passionate food artisans in an exclusively decorated neighborhood and browse one of the coziest markets of Paris. Get ready to savor foie gras, high quality meat and red wine, along with fresh seafood, joyful champagne and a nice array of French cheeses… of course.
A stone’s throw away from your meeting point at Odéon, delights are already in sight. Your Welcomer will take you to a charming Oyster bar where you will taste oysters from different French shores. This very fresh and iodate tasting usually opens Christmas gourmet meals.
A festive meal usually offers two starter dishes. You’ll find the second one in a grocery store looking like an Aladdin’s cave for French savors. There, the passionate shopkeeper offers selected creamy foie gras, served plain or slightly peppered to enhance all its flavors. The shop only displays small local producers’ brands. Quality guaranteed.
Let’s dive into the market magical atmosphere to enjoy your main course. It will consist of an array of pork products. But not an ordinary pig: a dark pig raised up within nature in the south-western France. Its meat is tasty but never greasy. All the manner local herders use to prepare their meat will be on your plate: sausage, black and white puddings, pâté… While rejoicing your palate, you’ll be able to speak with butchers and black pig specialists in a warmhearted atmosphere.
A glass of red wine will perfectly match with that tasting, as well as with the next one. Which is…? Cheese! You’ll be fascinated by the appetizing window case of this cheese seller. Not all the 300 French types of cheese are in sale here… but… you’re not too far from it. And if you don’t know which delights choosing, no worries. We’ve selected a plate of samples that solves such a difficulty!
It’s time for dessert! The pastry chef’s shop you’ll discover next is absolutely gorgeous. For Christmas, he prepares incredibly light buttercream Christmas log. No doubt you’ll love it!
For a bubbly ending, you’ll sit in a historical café. Its golden and glittering space sets the best frame to share a glass of champagne with your Welcomer. Share this sparkling moment to feel totally at home in the Christmas French art de vivre.
Is this Christmas gourmet food tour suitable for vegetarians?
Few of the tastings included in that tour are based on fish, meat and cold cuts and is not suitable for vegetarians. Why not booking instead our mouthwatering veggie food tour? Have a look at it here!
Is this tour standing for a proper lunch?
Absolutely! We schedule this Christmas gourmet food tour on 11:00am and all the tastings together stand for a proper and very gourmet meal. Our promise: you won’t be hungry anymore at the end of the tour!
Are all the tastings included?
Yes, the tour fee includes 5 tastings and 2 drinks (a glass of wine and a glass of champagne).
Meeting Address: Statue of Danton, Boulevard Saint-Germain, Paris, France - at the foot of Danton statue, Place Henri Mondor, Metro station Odéon (line 4)
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