Expert-led Chocolate Tour in Paris (2 Hours 30 Minutes)

Paris, France

Tour Features

Experience(s)

  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Food & Wine
  • Sightseeing

Meals

None

Recommended Ages

12 and Above

Activity Level

Moderate

Description

Paris is home to some of the world's best chocolate makers, sellers, and aficionados and each has gained notoriety for their special technique and flavor. This delicious jaunt through Paris's upscale Left Bank neighborhood will entice your palate and open your eyes to the complex science involved in the chocolate-making process.

During the course of this 2.5 hour walk, we will not only visit several of these chocolate specialists, but also discuss the process of how this delicious chocolate concoction that melts in your mouth is derived from a simple bean.Starting in Saint-Germain-des-Prés, we will discuss the rich dessert history associated with Paris and, more importantly, the evolution of the celebrated Parisian treat, the macaron. Stopping at a variety of these sweet confectioner's shops, we will compare and contrast the flavors, products, and techniques used. From marvelous meringue and tartes to rich pure chocolate, this walk will tantalize every one of your senses.

This walk is led by one of Context's professional gastronomes, who through personal experience has sought out the best places to indulge. This seminar entails visiting the best chocolate shops in Paris and includes some samples to taste. Our docent will be available to facilitate transactions and individual purchases for guests.

Please note any food allergies or intolerances in the Notes box when booking.

About Us

The Context vision is to create an atmosphere—a context, if you will—for curious travelers to engage with local experts; to give them access to places and cultures that might otherwise remain out of sight to the casual visitor; to invite them off the tourist track and into the real life of the people, history, and heritage that make these cultural capitals amazing. With no more than six people, you'll participate in an intimate, hands-on, conversational experience. No Tour Guides - Our docents are first and foremost scholars or specialists, with MAs, Ph.D.s, or other terminal degrees in their fields of study.

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Terms & Conditions

Context walks can be cancelled up to 48 hours prior to the walk with an 85% refund. Within 48 hours all reservations are final and cannot be refunded. Walks are held rain or shine with some variations to accommodate the weather. If you are running late for your meeting with our docent, we ask that you call to alert us so that we can relay the message to the docent. No shows are treated as last-minute cancellations and are non-refundable. Cancellations within three business days need to be made by phone to the emergency number provided in your confirmation email. Cancellations within three business days made via email or by calling our U.S. 800 number may not be honored. Other terms and conditions may apply.



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Reviewed on: 27 Jun 2018

Without question they did a superb job.

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Reviewed on: 14 Aug 2018

The trip was our first experience with Context and it was amazing!
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