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Christmas Gourmet Walking Tour

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3 hours
Very Easy
Starting point
6 Place Saint-Sulpice

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.

What to expect?

  • 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.

What is included?

  • Local guide
  • Samples of festive foods throughout the tour
  • One hot beverage at the Parisian tearoom

Is this experience for me?

  • Minimum age is 6 years
  • Minimum group size of two
  • Wheelchair accessible

What do I need to bring?

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Spending money
  • Camera
  • Layered clothing
  • Outerwear, such as a coat and gloves

Additional information

  • Voucher: You will receive a secure voucher to either print out or present on your mobile phone.
  • Cancellation Policy: For a full refund, please cancel at least 24 hours prior to the start date of the experience.
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