- Enjoy the magical Christmas atmosphere of Saint-Germain-des Près
- Taste 12 French sweet specialties only served during the Festive season
- Savor chocolate truffle, glazed chestnut, pastries, fruit jellies, spiced drinks and more
- Learn all about the French Christmas traditions with your local expert
Christmas in Paris – Pastry & Chocolate Tour
In every country, Christmas has its own traditions. This Sweet Tour introduces you to the famous Christmas desserts, formerly served before the midnight mass. Our yummy itinerary will allow you to taste 12 of them and get interesting anecdotes about their creation.
From cakes to candied fruits to nougats or even gingerbread, you will discover the best of French delights, in the elegant district of Saint-Germain des Prés.
Your experience begins near your meeting point, around Saint-Germain-des-Prés Church. Here stands the smallest Christmas market of Paris, also one of the most appreciated.
No better way to face a winter afternoon than with a hot drink in which you will savourly dip an Alsatian version (east region of France) of gingerbread.
What would be Christmas without chocolate? Hardly something! Your next stop offers you a delicious blend of cream and cocoa powder: truffles! Originally from the Alps, this candy is nowadays a Christmas gift all over France.
Everyone appreciates eating warm food that gives energy during winter times. Hence, eating grilled tasty chestnuts will warm your fingers. Also, especially for those who have more of a sweet tooth, you will enjoy glazed chestnut, the quintessential winter sweet in France.
Almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts, grapes are also inescapable in Christmas: you’ll find them in the nougat, trapped into soft white and brilliant dough, as well in “mendiants”, flat cakes referring to Christmas spiritual meaning.
Fig, orange, cedrat, clementine are also flavors of the tour. To make the most of them, the tour offers a variety of jams, fruit jelly, and “calisson”, a small Mediterranean boat-shaped candy made with almonds.
It’s time to savor the famous “buche”, known in English as yule log. This traditional dessert, made of buttercream, is served on every Christmas French table.
To end in beauty, your Welcomer will take you to a typical Parisian café to enjoy a tea or a hot chocolate.
Is this tour recommended for vegetarians?
This tour suits completely to the vegetarians. Vegan people must be aware it includes few tastings with dairy and animal products (egg).
I’m allergic to nuts, may I join?
Many of the proposed desserts contain walnuts or hazelnuts. We rather recommend you to book our chocolate tour or to ask us for a customize experience.
Can I come with my children?
Children are more than welcome! They’ll be delighted by a wide array of delights and might cross one (or two) Santa Claus around the corner.
Meeting Address: 1 Place Saint-Germain des Prés, 75006 Paris, France - In front of Saint-Germain-des-Prés church. Closest metro station: Saint-Germain-des-Prés (line 4)
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