Day Tour

Market Visit & Private Cooking Class (6 Hours)

Lafayette Travel - France

Paris, France

Valid for Travel Now Through: 31 Mar 2019

Market Visit & Private Cooking Class (6 Hours )

Paris, France

Tour Features


  • Family Vacations
  • Food & Wine
  • Romance, Weddings & Honeymoons



Recommended Ages

18 and Above

Activity Level



9:00am: we welcome you at our delightful location in the heart of the Latin Quarter with croissants, coffee and tea.

We then head to a local market to buy Fresh produce, and learn a ton about French Market Culture, French cheeses (while eating some…) and the neighborhood on the way.

10:30am: We are back at Le Foodist for our hands-on cooking class.

For 2.5 hours, we learn basic and advanced French cooking techniques through the process of creating a three-course meal. We might get to drink a glass or two in the process.

1:00pm: Time for lunch! To which we add white wine, red wine and cheese, of course!

During lunch, your host will share stories on each of the dishes to help illustrate various aspects of French culture: a bit of history, a touch of sociology, tongue in cheek humour, and quite a bit of gastronomy as one might expect…we are told this is quite unique in Paris.

3:00pm: Culinary experience concludes.

About Us

Lafayette Group is a French full service, internationally recognized Destination and Event Management company since 1986. We specialize in the organization of incentive events, theme events, meetings, product launches and VIP individual tours.

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Terms & Conditions


Deposit schedule:

If amount of pro-forma is less than 1 000,00 €, the deposit policy is full prepayment of the pro-forma invoice upon confirmation.

If amount of pro-forma is more than 1 000,00 €, the following deposit policy applies:

• 30%: Upon receipt of the pro forma invoice.

• Balance to be paid no later than 30 days prior to guests' arrival.

Deposit notes:

The pro-forma invoice is an estimation of the global cost of the services. Some supplement may occur when guests are on site (due to specific requests or unforeseen events). They will be billed on the final invoice after the guests have returned.

Deposits are non-refundable (cf. Cancellation policy).


In case of outright program cancellation, cancellation fees will apply to the total estimated billing amount. In case of partial cancellation, cancellation fees will apply to the total estimated billing amount of the service(s) cancelled. Reduction in number of participants/number of rooms are subject to the above. Guarantees/Final numbers are to be submitted four days (excluding weekends) prior to function dates, unless additional time is specified by individual suppliers, in which case the supplier deadline for guarantee will be applied.

• From confirmation up to 4 months before arrival: 30% of total billing.

• From 4 months up to 2 months before arrival: 50% of total billing.

• From 2 months up to 1 month before arrival: 75% of total billing.

• From 1 month up to arrival, any cancelled service will be fully invoiced.

Certain services/suppliers have their own cancellation policies. In such cases where the supplier policy differs from the Lafayette Travel policy, the stricter policy will apply.


• Emergency telephone number: Lafayette Travel provides an emergency telephone number to all guests. It is to be used by the guests on site whenever an unforeseen event occurs (delay, reduction or rise in numbers, etc.), and implies that the service(s) will be altered. Failure to do so could result in extra charges billed to your final invoice.

• Acts of God: Lafayette Travel is not liable for acts of God, fire, acts of government or other authorities, wars, civil disturbances, riots, terrorist acts, strikes, thefts, pilferage, epidemics, quarantines, dangers incident to sea, land, and air travel, and other similar acts or incidents beyond its ability to control.

• Insurance: Lafayette Travel recommends subscribing to a trip cancellation insurance policy with your local insurance company, as well as individual travel assistance and medical insurance, covering all parts of the program.

Payment of the pro-forma invoice constitutes acceptance of the terms and conditions indicated therein, as well as the "limits on responsibility" set out above

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Cannot Praise Lafayette Travel enough in under 1000 characters!!

By: Longhorn1

Reviewed on: 13 Jul 2014

The appreciation and praise I have for our experience with Lafayette on a recent trip to Paris cannot be effectively be told in under 1000 characters. Lafayette, it's drivers, guides, reservation assistance, etc. made our stay in Paris the high point of a recent trip there after a great visit to London for touring and a family wedding. We arrived via the Eurostar chunnel train, which was an exciting way to start the visit. At Gare du Nord, we were met by our driver, and promptly taken to the Reniassance Arc de Triomphe (great hotel, greater view of the Arc!). Our tour guides, Valerie and Isabelle, were far better than I could've ever expected-pleasant, knowledgeable, and generally fun to be around. Our driver, William was pleasant, efficient and always on time both for in town activities or airport transfer. Our consultant with Lafayette, Francois Gallon, was very efficient and helpful in planning what was an itinerary packed with activity both day and night. Thanks to all!
Travel Advisor:  Deborah Brye

New Experiences

By: Wordly Travellers

Reviewed on: 13 Oct 2016

Lafayette Travel Tours made the countryside of France a wonderful experience. The cars were very comfortable and the tour guides knowledgeable. We were able to see sights to behold and the architectures that Europe and especially France is known for. We would highly recommend their services.
Travel Advisor:  Rosie Goldberger

Our best tour in 35 years.

By: PR

Reviewed on: 25 Jun 2017

Private tour of Versailles w pinic. If I only had $1300 left in the whole world Id buy this tour again. Eric was informative but not lurking. Pinic was lavish on the water!! Do it !! You'll agree when your soaking your feet from seeing the entire palace in 9 hours. Minus the 2 hour picnic wine nap ;).
Travel Advisor:  Sherry Wilczewski

Paris in a Nutshell

By: Laura J

Reviewed on: 08 Jun 2018

Lafayette Travel working with Marian Blessing arranged a wonderful trip for us in Paris. Our driver and tour director for two days Frederic was fantastic. We spent the 2 days touring exactly what we wanted to see including the Louvre and learning French architecture, history, and art. The dinner cruise on the third day was wonderful. Unfortunately, I broke my foot that night on the cruise. I was unable to participate in the last day's events at the Eiffel Tower. I highly recommend using Lafayette Travel in France to help arrange your plans. They are extremely good at arranging tours that are informative, comfortable (Lexus), and contain exactly what you want.
Travel Advisor:  Marian Blessing

Louvre tour

By: Ann Kowalsky

Reviewed on: 24 Sep 2018

This tour was pretty good. I have done a tour before and organized this for my husband. We saw all the highlights but she had an interest in Mesopotamian art and artifacts so we saw a lot of that too. It was interesting enough but not what we would have thought about seeing. We could have switched gears but weren’t really sure what we wanted to see — we were relying on her guidance. And, in fact, it was pretty interesting so we just went with the flow! All in all, it was pretty good and I’m glad we did it.
Travel Advisor:  Timothy Krenzien

Client review

By: Don

Reviewed on: 08 Oct 2018

Overall a good experience. The guides provided were excellent, they were on time, efficient and very knowledgeable. Car pickup was reliable. However, hotels included in our package were priced higher than we found on internet for same product. We had to double check all pricing. Savings on most hotels improved by over $100 per night.
Travel Advisor:  Janet Krebs