A Private Chocolate Tour: The 10 best chocolate and dessert places in Paris
A 2-hour Pastries and Desserts Tour to discover the 10 best chocolate and dessert places in Paris
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As an expert in gourmet food, and one with a serious sweet tooth at that, I have covered every inch of Paris year after year in search of the most delectable treats the city has to offer. By now, the best pastry chefs and chocolatiers in Paris know me well, and are glad to open their doors to me.
Always on the lookout for the highest-quality ingredients for my own dessert creations, I have also had the good fortune to get tips from some of the greats about the raw materials and specialty products they use. One of my favorite pastimes is visiting the hottest pâtisseries and chocolatiers that are the talk of the capital.
Alexandra will guide you:
- on a 2h Pastries and Desserts Tour (skip the lunch)
- a visit of 7-8 places, which will become Parisian staples
- discover St Germain and learn about Paris and the Rive Gauche neighborhood
This private tour of Paris takes you to one of the city's most splendid monuments. Everything in this palace is stunning, from the royal staircase to the library, from the grand foyer to the auditorium, whose stage has the steepest slope in the world. Every great opera, and all of the world's most famous opera singers, have appeared on this stage.
History of French chocolate and desserts
I would like you to accompany me on a voyage of discovery to visit some of France's iconic bakeries and chocolate shops, where you will taste a variety of delicacies that will delight your taste buds as well as your eyes. As we stroll from place to place, I will share the stories of the most well-known and beloved French desserts and of those who have made certain pastries their signature creations – after all, not all macarons are created equal! I will also share the secrets of some famous pastry chefs: their special ingredients and what goes into creating their specialties.
Best gourmet spots in Saint-Germain-des-Prés
In the heart of the chic and sophisticated Saint-Germain-des-Prés neighborhood, I will bring Gourmet Paris to life for you, in all its luxury and refinement, as you smell and taste the surprises and creativity it has to offer. You'll discover the most prestigious names, enjoy their pastry and chocolate specialties, and visit the preferred spots of Parisian connoisseurs.
Stories and anecdotes
While we meander from one delightful tasting to the next, soaking up the beauty of the neighborhood, I'll also point out and share anecdotes about its world-famous literary cafés, about the architecture of Baron Haussmann, and the Parisian lifestyle.
Of French and Brazilian nationality, Alexandra spent many years in France and abroad working in public relations and marketing for major brands. Throughout her career, luxury – in the form of champagne, high fashion, jewelry, and gastronomy -- has always been a part of her universe. After working in France with world-famous luxury brands, she moved abroad to Brazil, the United States, Hong Kong, and London.
Passionate about French food and Paris
Over time, she became increasingly conscious of the unique culinary heritage of France. Passionate about food and dining, she is particularly well suited to offer you this experience. She has a PhD in History and Science from the Sorbonne and speaks several languages.
Best-kept foodie secrets of Paris
She is a naturally curious person who adores seeking out the most innovative restaurants and shops that offer the most delicious and creative foods. She knows the best-kept culinary secrets of Paris, and is eager to share them with you.