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French Regional Pastry and Chocolate Family Tour

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French Regional Pastry and Chocolate Family Tour

Private

French Regional Pastry and Chocolate Family Tour

Why you shouldn't miss it ?

Embark on a yummy treasure hunt in the historic Marais district

Taste the best of regional sweets from all the regions of France

Have your kiddos certified by a diploma of French Regional Sweets Connoisseur

Challenge your children’s creativity while they decorate a gingerbread man

In a nutshell

2.5 hours

Private

English

Wheelchair Friendly

What’s Included:

A family-friendly foodie expert for 2 hours and half / 8 yummy tastings / A gingerbread man for each kid to decorate / A complimentary drink / And of course- fun! 🥳

Milestones:

Le Marais district
Overview

Important Note: This tour is not available on Mondays, Saturday mornings, or Sunday mornings.

Do you want to taste all of the famous French sweets and pastries but only have a limited time in Paris? Don’t worry- we’ve got your back! With this gourmet Tour de France Pastry and Chocolate tour, we will introduce you to sweets and pastries of regional pride, all while enjoying an entertaining treasure hunt in the animated Marais district.

At the beginning of the tour, your children will receive a map of France with the various regions. They will then become detectives and will have to find their way through le Marais to locate the places where you will be able to taste the regional specialties. Your foodie expert will be there to drop hints when needed! At the end of the treasure hunt, your reward: a chocolate heaven! Here your kids will unleash their creativity by decorating a dessert.

Last but not least, they will receive a certificate as a French Regional Sweet Specialties Connoisseur. Super cool, right?

All aboard! Buckle your seatbelts because we are off!

You’ve probably heard of crepes from Brittany (in western France), but until you’ve tried them in France you have no idea what you’re missing! And you’ll get to try them from an organic crepe restaurant– chow down on this French pancake made with all-natural products. Regardless of whatever sweet flavor you choose (each bite gets its inspiration from typical French dessert), Breton crepes can please any palate, no matter the age.

Next stop in the treasure hunt: Lille (in the north of France). Get ready to taste meringue like you have never tasted it before. Trust us- this marvelous meringue and whipped cream delicacy is a light concoction that will blow your mind- and your taste buds! The only difficulty will be deciding which of 6 decadent flavors to choose!

Now on to Alsace! This eastern region of France has been a melting pot for French and German cultures for centuries, developing its own unique specialties. We are happy to introduce them to you! Get ready for a ‘kouglof:’ an Alsatian bundt cake.

From the region of Cap-Ferret (in southwestern France), enjoy a bite of heaven, in the form of a profiterole-like pastry filled with creamy Chantilly; eating it will be a treat in itself as you see who gets the most cream on their face!

Back toward the center of France we will try two specialties: praslines from Loiret and the famous macarons from Paris. Yummm!

For a change of scenery, your treasure hunt will take you to the Mediterranean in the south of France for a traditional ‘calisson:’ a marzipan-like candy made from almonds, candied fruit, and royal icing.

Next stop: Bordeaux (in western France)! While you may know this region for their wine, your kids will get to know it for its canelés, a mini cylindrical cake traditionally flavored with vanilla and rum. This Bordeaux specialty will amaze you with its caramelized crust and its moist, spongy center.

Your kiddos have tasted others’ creations all day- now it’s time to unleash their creativity and let them be the chefs! At our final stop, your children will be able to pick which chocolate (6 flavors, both classic and gourmet) to dunk their gingerbread man in, and then decorate them with a variety of sprinkles. Finish off your tour with a sumptuous hot cocoa at the same location; but this hot cocoa is special too- you and your kiddos can pick from any of the 6 flavors of chocolate and complete the French ritual of whipping the chocolate yourselves before pouring in the hot milk! What a deliciously interactive activity to finish up this sweet Tour de France! With their hunt completed, their treasure awaits: a signed certificate of their new Regional Sweet Specialties Connoisseur status!

And if you’re also looking for a savory food tour, have a look at our French Regional Family Food Tour!

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FAQ

Is this tour suitable for those with gluten or nut allergies?

Unfortunately, this tour is not suitable for those with gluten allergies. Some regional delicacies just have a tradition of gluten! Have a look at our Sweet and Chocolate Tour for a gluten-free experience. If you have a nut allergy in your family, we can adapt this tour to suit you- please contact us, but be aware that any tasting could contain traces of nuts, as products are made in the same workshops alongside nut products.

Can we adapt this tour to feature savory regional specialties as well?

Of course! Your wish is our command. Please contact our superhero squad so we can create a tour just for you that mixes salty and sweet to take your taste buds all around France.

Can we buy some of the sweet treats that we try?

Absolutely, we hope you enjoy the tastings so much that you want to take some of them home with you!

Does this tour involve a lot of walking?

We admit this tour does involve a bit of walking, but it is totally do-able. Le Marais is a very flat neighborhood, and the walk between the many stops will be a much-needed break to chew whatever sweet you just picked up!

What if it rains or snows?

Our tours run rain or shine! Every stop is in a covered shop, and our “Mary Poppins” guides will do their best to keep you out of the rain/snow along the way.

What if we are more than 6 people?

Just advise our superhero squad in your request form about the number of people in your party, as well as their category (adult or child), so we’ll be able to tell you about the extra fee per additional person.

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Starting point
In front of 61 boulevard Beaumarchais, outside Chemin Vert metro station (line 8)
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    Erika G.

    We have not yet completed our stay or our tours, but I already know that MTL has overdelivered so much and I have no doubt that they will continue. We received so much assistance and consideration from Dominique before we ever left the US for our first trip to Paris. She helped to create a perfect itinerary for our trip that accounted for our three kids (a tween and 2 teens). From the moment we arrived, Dominique was on top of everything. She truly is Super Woman! We met Yaelle for our Notre Dame/tuk tuk/Eiffel Tower/Siene cruise tour and she was also amazing. She took great care of us, was very patient and accommodating, and even helped us secure reservations at a great restaurant for the end of the night. ??? The next day, we met Sebastian for the teen tour of the Louvre. He immediately engaged the kids and was so entertaining and informative that they stayed off of their phones for the entire two hours (a record, I assure you). Tomorrow, we head to London for a day that Dominique put together for us and that promises to be fabulous. We are also scheduled to do a walking chocolate tour and Versailles tour before we leave, but I have no doubt whatsoever that MTL will not disappoint. DO NOT HESITATE and do not look anywhere else. Meet the Locals is THE premier provider for Paris tours, bar none.

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    Megan J.

    Our tour with Nathalie was fabulous. The three children in our group (ages 9, 7 and 4) loved that Nathalie provided them with clues to help guide us to each location. That really kept them engaged throughout the tour. She quizzed them and patiently listened to their questions and stories. For the adults, we got to experience a wide variety of French sweets. From chocolate to jam to pastry to glacé, I was really impressed with the amount of food/stops covered by the tour. It was great for those of us that had visited before as well as Paris newbies. Even though our tour took place on one of the hottest days in Paris, it was a true highlight of our visit. This is a great option for those looking for something different to do with children that will also please adults. Given how enjoyable it was, I would definitely seek out additional tours with Meet the Locals.

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    Laura R.

    Nathalie was our tour guide and spent a ton of time educating us about the sites we passed as well as the treats we ate. Very
    well thought out tour and delicious!

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    Raquel P.

    We did the chocolate and pastry tour. I think at first she was surprised because you have very small samples of chocolate but it adds up quickly and then you are very full. WE LOVED IT!!!

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    Nori N.

    This company is so unique in it’s approach to planning and executing “the perfect tour”! We will always call our friends, Dominique, Isabelle, Thomas and all the Super staff of Meet the Locals!!!! We recommend beginning your stay in Paris with them….the careful thought that goes into planning each tour with the families involved is comforting and reassuring and most of all…fun! We are so fortunate to have spent many days touring with exceptional guides like Nathalie, Camille, Roseanne and Dominique. Feel safe to put your family in their capable caring hands!

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