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PARIS DELIGHTS™
Join Corinne and her pastry chefs in Paris ! Indulge in our exclusive pastry training, and explore the City of Light totally off-the-beaten paths.

6 days / 5 nights (Monday - Saturday) at US$ 2790/pers


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Program highlights :
4 hands-on pastry classes,
1 demo pastry Masterclass by celebrity French Chef Christophe Michalak,
Chocolate and pastry guided walking tour,
Charming 4-star hotel “B&B” accommodation,
Gourmet dinners accompanied by fine wines,
Airport transfers and ground transportation.

Tour is escorted by Corinne A. Preteur personnaly.
Program confirmed with 4 participants, and limited to 6 people
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Paris, city of arts and history, symbol of glamour and elegance, is the destination to choose for experiencing and enjoying exquisite desserts and pastries. Macarons, flavorful and colorful éclairs and religieuses choux pastry, Saint-Honoré, brioches, beautifully decorated fruits tarts are featured in our baking classes.

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BAKING CLASSES
Our classes are designed for amateur bakers who aspire to improve their skills and techniques to create delectable French pastries and desserts. 4 hands-on private courses are included in this program, operated in our baking school, conveniently located in Paris 17th residential district, steps to Les Batignolles gardens. Classes are taught in English by our professional woman pastry chef graduated from Lenotre Culinary Institute.

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The 5th class is a highlight of this program, featuring « Haute Couture » pastries created by celebrity and worldcup winner Chef Christophe Michalak. Through this demo private class, you will learn the chef’s tips and discover new textures, original tastes and flavors association, and especially the art of decoration and presentation. Participants will partake in the realization of these works of art. The chef is also informative about the wine and dessert harmony. Tasting follows the class

What you will learn ?
You will learn the methods of French classics, from scratch such as:
Choux pastry : Eclair, chouquettes, Paris Brest,
Saint-Honoré,
Macarons : Italian meringue, sugar syrup, chocolate ganache, buttercreams, salty-butter caramel…
Brioche baking including Bostock and Kouglof,
French tarts : sweet dough, shortcrust, crème patissiere,
Pastry decoration


Handling a pastry bag with precision won’t have secrets for you after your baking training in France. You will also learn the proper use of baking tools and equipment. Best of all, you will learn easy recipes that you will be able to make afterwards in your kitchen in using the same kind of equipments


PASTRY, CHOCOLATE AND GOURMET WALKING TOURS

Aside to your baking classes, you will visit Paris by walking, quietly, enjoying this very special atmosphere of this city of arts, history, symbol of elegance and lifestyle. The gourmet walking tour is a glorious celebration of finest pastry, chocolate, food and wine. Along the itinerary, you will also visit Paris Saint-Germain-des-Prés historic quarter through its narrow cobble-stone streets, romantic squares, and gardens.

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You will enter authentic bakeries displaying crusty baguettes, croissants and brioches, traditional pastry shops and top-ranked “haute couture” spots, as well as small cheese, chocolate, charcuterie, delicatessen  and wine stores among the best in Paris (and in France). Of course you will meet the artisans, and you partake the food shopping with Corinne. Aside to tastings that will be offered in the shops, the tour ends by a generous food and wine lunch break in a nice place, next to the Senate and Luxembourg gardens.
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CULTURAL WALKING TOUR


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The best way to visit Paris is by walking. Corinne will be your guide along the Monday afternoon cultural walking tour. She will explain how the city is built and organized. We will take the metro, the best way to go from place to place.

We will visit Montmartre called “la Butte”, this picturesque hilltop village with its vineyard and wind mills, its painters, its 19th century houses, and of course its breathtaking panoramic view all over Paris. You will see the Opera house, Palais Royal and Le Louvre.

Corinne will show you the “passages” which were the first shopping malls at the 19th century




LUXURY GUESTHOUSE OR 4-STAR HOTEL ACCOMMODATION

PARIS DELIGHTS program includes a 4-night boutique-hotel or luxury guesthouse accommodations on a B&B basis. Hotels and privately-owned properties have been chosen by Corinne Preteur personally, located in safe, quiet and residential districts and steps to a metro station where you can go to the baking schools easily. Each one offers a beautiful Parisian decoration and luxury amenities.


Boutique-Hotel Vice-Versa is one of those. You enter through all-in-white lobby appearing heavenly, before discovering upstairs one of the 37 rooms portraying the seven deadly sins. "Wrath" rooms have a striking red and black color palette, graffiti-tagged paintings and skull and cross bone bathroom tiles. "Gluttony" rooms are done up in girly pinks and whites, with cupcake-shaped chairs and macaron-shaped pillows. 

Hotel is located in Paris 15th district, only 8 minutes by foot to Convention or Boucicaut metro stations which link directly Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Madeleine, and Opera.
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Luxury elegant guesthouse accommodation is an option. Privately owned properties (houses, mansion or spacious apartments) are all located in safe, and quiet residential districts too, steps to metro stations and shopping spots. A guesthouse is a good option to have connections with Parisian people. Each room is furnished with queen or king size bed, and has its private en-suite bathroom and toilets. You will enjoy exquisite home-madecontinental breakfasts with freshly baked cakes, fresh squeezed fruits juice, home-made jam, etc...

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DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 1 (Monday) :  Welcome to Paris !
Afternoon walking tour in Paris, followed by dinner

  1. Paris CDG airport transfer by private car to your hotel or guesthouse.
  2. Check-in and relaxing time.
  3. Afternoon 3-hour guided walking tour in Paris.
  4. Early welcome aperitif and dinner at Corinne’s home in Sevres (Paris).
  5. Overnight at the hotel or guesthouse.

Day 2 (Tuesday) :      Gourmet walking tour in Paris
                            Afternoon“Choux Pastry”baking class 1

  1. Morning breakfast.
  2. Meet Corinne at 9:00am at Duroc metro station.
  3. 4-hour gourmet walking tour in Paris Saint-Germain-des-Prés, followed by lunch
  4. Hands-on pastry class celebrating choux pastry (chocolate éclair, Paris-Brest, croquembouche,). Tasting follows.
  5. Dinner on your own. Check out your Lifestyle Vacations Hot Pick Restaurant list.
  6. Overnight at the hotel or guesthouse.

Day 3 (Wednesday) : Morning “Tarts” baking class 2
                                Afternoon free for relaxing, shopping or visits

  1. Morning breakfast.
  2. Take the metro to get to the school.
  3. Hands-on pastry class starting at 10:00 am, celebrating the tarts (raspberry, chocolate, walnuts, or lemon cream).Tasting follows.
  4. Lunch on your own.
  5. Afternoon free for visits and shopping.
  6. Dinner on your own. Check out your Lifestyle Vacations Hot Pick Restaurant list.
  7. Overnight at the hotel or guesthouse.

Day 4 (Thursday) :   Full-day “Brioche and Macarons” baking classes 3 & 4

  1. Morning breakfast.
  2. Take the metro to get to the school.
  3. Class is scheduled 10:30am – 1:00pm and 2:30pm – 5:00pm. Whether the morning class celebrates the Parisian macarons, you will start the course by preparing the brioche dough which requires a long fermentation. You will bake two flavors of macarons.
  4. Lunch on your own in a traditional restaurant nearby the school
  5. Afternoon brioche class to experience the kouglof (Alsatian raisins and almonds brioche) and a Bostock with its delicious almond cream.
  6. Dinner on your own. Check out your Lifestyle Vacations Hot Pick Restaurant list.
  7. Overnight at the hotel or guesthouse.

Day 4 (Friday) :         Morning pastry Masterclass 5
                                Afternoon free for relaxing, shopping or visits

  1. Morning breakfast.
  2. Take the metro to get to Christophe Michalak school.
  3. Demo private class starting at 9:00am for 3 hours.
  4. Lunch on your own.
  5. Afternoon free for visits or shopping.
  6. Farewell food and wine pairing dinner at a Michelin-ranked restaurant with Corinne.
  7. Overnight at the hotel or guesthouse.

Day 5 (Saturday) :    Check Out / Airport Transfer

  1. Morning breakfast.
  2. Check-out before 11:00am.
  3. Airport transfer by private car.
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PROGRAM PRICE PER PERSON : US$ 2790, based on double occupancy
Single supplement US$ 545

PRICE INCLUDES :
- Airport transfers by private car,
- 5-night boutique-hotel or luxury guesthouse accommodation,
- 5 daily continental breakfasts,
- 4 hands-on private pastry classes,
- 1 demo private masterclass at Christophe Michalak baking school,
- Cultural guided walking tour,
- Gourmet guided walking tour followed by lunch,
- Welcome aperitif and dinner at Corinne’s home,
- Farewell food and wine pairing dinner,
- Metro tickets,
- Recipes in English.

NOT INCLUDED: International airfare to/from your country, lunches and dinners as mentioned in the itinerary, personal expenses and personal insurance

2014 TOUR DATES

March 31 – April 5
November 3-8

Please remind PARIS DELIGHTS is a Lifestyle Vacations exclusivity, designed for individuals and small groups limited to 6 people. This program is confirmed with a minimum of 4 participants

 


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