Fly/Eurostar direct to Paris. On arrival join the private transfer to your 3* hotel in central Paris where you will spend 4 nights. (Four and five star hotels are available at a supplement.
Private 2 hour Pastry and Bakery Tour. From Bakery to Pastry shop, your guide will recount not only the history of the cakes, breads, chocolates and other sweets which are among the most famous of French pastries, but he will also show you the way in which this gastronomic history is deliciously intertwined with the history of France: its kings, emperors, leaders, its revolution, its people. Who would have thought croissants and macaroons will lead you on a discovery of Marie Antoinette, of Napoleon but also of the France of today!
Feeding the soul and feeding the body are one and the same for the French, you will delight along the way in several tastings in the most renowned names in Parisian patisserie which we will keep as a surprise. You will thus have five gourmet stops along the way, and your guide will be happy to explain throughout your tasting, the unique attributes of the pastry that you are nibbling on.
Private Wine Tour. A relaxing two-hour wine tour of the Marais. During this time, you will be taken to two different historic wine cellars where you will get the chance to taste two white wines and later two red wines from different parts of our French “terroirs”. Learn about wine regions and varieties, share your tasting impressions, and finally be familiarized with some “French wine words”. This private and intimate experience will allow you to enjoy your tasting to the full. You will have the local knowledge of a professional wine expert who will explain to you all about the fine wines you will be tasting. A 15 minute walk through the historic Jewish quarter area will give you a break between the two wine cellars and allow you to appreciate the old cobbled streets of the Marais and get a real feel for the French way of life. A beginning to learning about the French life and an experience that you won’t want to end!
Free for you to continue your gastronomic discovery of Paris at your leisure.
Join the private transfer from your hotel to the airport/Gare du Nord for the return flight/Eurostar to the UK.