Celebrate the holiday season in true French fashion with this gourmet walking tour through Paris. Visit a traditional European Christmas market to sample seasonal treats, and stop at festively decorated sweet shops to taste holiday favorites such as gingerbread, chocolate Yule logs, and spiced wine. Learn about the regional tradition of the 13 Desserts of Christmas, and warm up with a hot beverage at a cozy Parisian tearoom.
Nibble your way through Paris while soaking up the city’s famous holiday cheer. Bring your sweet tooth and meet your gourmet guide in St.-Germain des Prés, a delightful historic quarter formerly known for its artistic and intellectual café culture.
Visit a traditional European Christmas Market where you can wander festively decorated wooden stalls brimming with goodies. Warm your hands on a mug of vin chaud (hot-spiced wine), and indulge in holiday favorites such as Christmas cakes, gingerbread, and candied nuts.
Stop in at specialty stores to sample some of Parisians’ favorite seasonal treats, such as nut-studded nougat and chocolate-covered Yule logs. Along the way, your guide will share the French tradition of the 13 Desserts of Christmas, in which 13 different sweets enjoyed after a holiday meal represent Christ and the 12 apostles. Take part in this tasty tradition as you collect many of the symbolic desserts throughout your tour.
End your 3-hour tour at a cozy Parisian tea room, where you can continue savoring the treats you picked up and hear more about Christmastime traditions in France.
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