Program highlights :
Hands-on pastry classes,
Chocolate and pastry walking tour,
Hotel or guesthouse accommodation,
Daily continental breakfasts,
Gourmet dinners accompanied by fine wines,
Airport transfers and ground transportation.
Tour is escorted by Corinne A. Preteur personnaly.
Paris, city of arts and history, symbol of glamour and elegance, is also the place to stay for experiencing and enjoying the French food and wine. France is the most popular country in the world for its exquisite desserts, fine patisseries, and exquisite chocolates. Paris is the capital of the macarons, and it’s even more than an institution, like the voice of passion and love. Celebrity chefs keep on designing new shapes, new colors, new flavors, sweet or savory, for making a tea break or aperitif totally unique.
Tasting brioches, croissants, pastries and macarons is one thing, but learning the secrets of our professional chef is the major point to consider. Under the direction of our experienced pastry chefs, you will learn about the ingredients and methods for making delicious French pastries from scratch such as: Eclairs au chocolat, Paris Brest, Croquembouche, Fruits tarts, Chocolate ganache tartelettes, Millefeuille, Financiers and Madeleines, Macarons, and brioches.
Classes are intimate, limited to 5 participants. It’s operated at Le Grenier à Pain baking school in Sevres (linked to downtown Paris by metro). Classes are scheduled in the afternoon, starting at 3:00pm for 2h30 and 3 hours. It leaves the morning for relaxing, shopping and visiting Paris. Corinne coordinates the classes in English, which are “of course” all hands-on !
CHOCOLATE AND PASTRY TOURS
Paris, city of arts and history, symbol of elegance and glamour, is the perfect destination for food lovers. Along the tour that Corinne escorts, you will explore the best pastry and chocolate spots that make Paris so unique : from traditional bakeries displaying crusty baguettes, croissants, and traditional patisseries to top-ranked “haute couture”pastry shops offering a real work of art for the most beautiful and exquisite delicacies you have dreamt of.
Corinne, the creator and owner of Lifestyle Vacations France, has designed a unique pastry and chocolate walking tour, scheduled at 10:00am for 3 hours. You will meet pastry chefs and chocolate makers in their boutiques-ateliers. Along the tour you will appreciate the trends for more and more creative pastries that reach the perfection in the balance of colors, flavors and presentations. Each step of this tour is a unique moment to discover the best delicacies. You will enjoy tastings in the different spots visited, and the tour ends by a pastry and tea or coffee break in an elegant salon de thé.
THE CHOCOLATE MUSEUM AND DEMONSTRATION CLAS
HOTEL OR GUESTHOUSE ACCOMMODATIONS
Lifestyle Vacations is a Paris-based company, and Corinne’s contributions to lifestyle and travel French magazines is precious to keep an eye opened to the most beautiful and affordable places to stay in Paris. Monceau luxury guesthouse or charming Vice-Versa boutique-hotel designed by Chantal Thomass are the best spots we recommend.
In deciding to stay at Boutique-Hotel Vice-Versa, you will 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 colour 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, Opera and the Grands Boulevards
If you prefer the chic and elegant Monceau guesthouse, you will experience the great art de vivre à la française, a typical Haussmann 19th century-style apartment. Owners live at the 6th floor and grant the 1st floor to the guests only. This beautiful privaltely owned property offers 4 large bedrooms and suites 15 to 20m2 (160 to 215 sqft) each. All rooms and suites are furnished with king or queensized beds with thick mattresses, stylish antiques and offer modern comfort. Elegant curtains adorn the windows. Floor and table lamps, and Parisian decorative knickknacks contribute to a relaxing atmosphere. Each room has its private bathroom. Monceau is located in Paris 17th district, only 15 minutes distance to Opera and Boulevard Haussmann shopping area by walking
Day 1 (Monday) : Bienvenue à Paris !
Day 2 (Tuesday) : Morning visit to the “Temple of Chocolate”
Day 3 (Wednesday) : Morning free for relaxing, shopping or visits
Day 4 (Thursday) : Morning chocolate and pastry tour in Paris
Day 5 (Friday) : Check Out / Airport Transfer
Rates are subject to change based on currency exchange. Email us for updated rates.
Other dates can be added upon request except in August, May, mid-December through mid-January, 2 first weeks of April and September, and on Legal Holidays. Please contact us.
This tour is confirmed with 3 people, and it’s limited to 6 participants
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