Join tour host Stacey Farrant on a group tour of Paris, France with a focus on all things sweet! This tour includes fun hands on macaron classes, along with visiting the city of lights must see attractions. This group is limited to 15 participants, so book now before it’s too late!
September 23 - October 02, 2016
per person sharing twin accomodation + taxes (see below) Single supplement: $1,290.00 The above price allows for credit card payment. If paying by cheque please deduct $150.00 from the tour cost.
*If the tour is SOLD OUT, please contact us to be added to the waitlist.
Evening departure from Toronto to Paris flying with Air Canada. Dinner and a light breakfast will be served on board.
Morning arrival in Paris, leaving us time for a panoramic tour of the city, as we transfer from Charles de Gaulle airport to our cozy, ideally-located hotel (www.hotel-saint-christophe.eu/en/). After dropping our luggage and freshening up, we will take a walking tour of the neighborhood. Dinner this evening will be at a typical French bistro.
This morning after breakfast, we will go to the Marché Richard Lenoir, also known as the Bastille Market. We will have several hours to soak up the incredible atmosphere here – the sights, sounds, smells and flavors are unlike anything we know at home! After we will enjoy a food tour of the Montmartre neighborhood, with the rest of the day to enjoy as you please. Dinner will be on your own this evening.
Today we will have a morning visit to the Louvre Museum. Following lunch, we will make our way to the iconic Eiffel Tower. Here we will visit the second floor for a great views of the city, and then enjoy a stroll along the Champs Elysees. Late afternoon, we will make our way back to the hotel to freshen up before dinner at La Tour d’Argent this evening.
This morning we will gain some cheese expertise at one of Paris’s loveliest local markets, with two savvy French women. We will be joining our Parisian hosts, Aurélie and Marion for a market visit, which includes their favorite foodie shops, followed by a wine & cheese tasting in their own apartment. To quote Aurélie: “What is important for us is not only that your clients learn about French food, but also that they feel like being with French friends in Paris.” The rest of the day is free time to explore. Dinner is on your own.
After a free morning, we’ll meet up to take our own private Sugar Walk: a three-hour walking tour of the Marais District, with a focus on chocolate and pastries! As we learn about the boulangerie/patisserie/chocolaterie culture that thrives in Paris, sample and shop, our tour host will be picking up all sorts of goodies for a sweet picnic back at the La Cuisine Paris studios. Dinner is on your own.
This morning we will start our day off on a sweet note, by getting our hands dirty, and enjoy learning how to make (and eat), macarons in a private class!! Following the class, the rest of the day is yours to have lunch and enjoy. Tonight following dinner on your own, we will enjoy an opportunity to see Paris by night aboard the Bateaux Mouches, as we cruise along the Seine River.
Today we will enjoy a private tour of the Palace of Versailles. While here we will visit the famous palace built by the “Sun King”, Louis XIV and the place where the French revolutionaries came for Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. We will also get to visit the beautiful surrounding gardens. Following the visit we will take the train back to Paris. Dinner on our own tonight.
Free day to do that last-minute souvenir shopping, sight-seeing or wine tasting. We will convene for our farewell dinner at Auberge d’Auvergne in the late evening.
After an early breakfast, we will take our private transfer from the hotel, to Charles de Gaulle Airport for our return flight home.
- Return air transportation from Toronto - Paris – Toronto with Air Canada - Private ground transfers in Paris - Panoramic orientation tour of Paris - 8 nights twin accommodation at the 3 *** Hotel Saint Christophe - Breakfast every morning - 1 week metro pass (+ more for days not applicable) - Cruise on the Seine River - Welcome dinner at a French Bistro, as well as a dinner at La Tour d’Argent on Day 4 - Admission to the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and the Palace at Versailles - Private market tour, wine & cheese tasting - Private chocolate/pastry tour, and Macaron making class - Private food tour of Montmartre neighborhood - Train: Paris/Versailles/Paris - Farewell dinner at Auberge d’Auverne - Pauwels Tour representative throughout
- Air taxes and fees – approx. $600 at time of writing - Insurance, please call for rates - Transportation to and from Toronto Pearson airport - Drinks with meals, and meals other than those outlined above - All expenses of a personal nature