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Sample Itinerary for Foodies

Delicious cupcakes that would be perfect to add to a food themed paris itinerary

3 Day Paris Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Paris

Morning: Airport Pickup & Orientation

A view of Paris from inside a dimly lit airplane

After completing your long flight, one of our guides will meet you to start you off answering questions about Paris and making recommendations. Your concierge will be outside the baggage claim with croissants to take you to your hotel by either private car, train, or taxi through Gare du Nord. You’ll have sights explained to you along the way, or you can take a chance to learn the metro system if you decide to go by train. Once at your destination, your concierge will also give you information about the neighborhood.

 

Evening: Cooking with Class

A Hands-on lesson in French Cuisine. Learn how to select top quality produce from the market with an English-speaking chef, and meet local merchants while exploring the markets of beautiful Montmartre. Back at the school—(where aprons, chopping boards, and chef’s knives are provided)—you will cook a 4-course meal from start to finish. At the end of the hands-on cooking session, you’ll sit down around the dining table and enjoy the meal you created with you fellow sous-chefs, including an excellent selection of cheeses from the market and some great wine.

 

Day 2: A cheesy morning with a lively night out

Paris Cheese Tour in the Paris market, a great a addition to a Food themed Paris Itinerary

Morning: Let There be Cheese, a Private Tasting

Debbi knows a lot about cheese. A self–proclaimed foodie, she’s been living in Paris for 20 years and offers a unique opportunity to go with her to her favorite Paris cheesemongers. Together on this private tour, you’ll select 6 (or so) cheeses for a tasting lunch, which she’ll host in her apartment in the 16th arrondissement. In addition to cheese, lunch includes fabulous bread from Desgranges, local charcuterie, a balancing salad, fruit, and paired wines… and lively conversation all about the history of French cheeses from the various regions.

 

Evening Option #1: Moulin Rouge

The fabulous Le Bal du Moulin Rouge, home of the French Can-Can, will delight you with its bright feathery costumes, unique music, and dance from international musicians as well as a world-famous revue. This is Paris at its finest, and the fantastic high-energy show will leave you breathless and entertained.

 

Evening Option #1: The Paris Jazz Scene: Night Owls

Experience the Paris jazz scene – with a Paris jazz singer – beginning this private tour with a conversation between you and your concierge and jazz expert to get an understanding of what type of jazz that you’d like to hear. Learn about the history of jazz over a round of drinks and then be enthralled by jazz at a live music venue.

 

Day 3: Cooking, chocolate, and a dinner cruise

Morning: Cooking with Class

Mouth-watering chocolate tours that will fit any Paris Food Itinerary

Croissant Making – Learn to make several different types of flaky French breakfast pastries from an expert English speaking French chef. Classes are small, allowing you ample opportunities to ask the chef all your questions about French cuisine—and the recipes you learn in class will be easy to recreate at home with your new understanding of pastry making. At the end of the course, you and your classmates will taste-test desserts on-site, and take leftovers home in a takeaway box.

 

Afternoon: Chocolate Tour of Paris Visit

Several of the Right Bank’s most excellent chocolate shops for an unforgettable tasting experience and learn the fascinating secrets of this delectable dessert and its history. French dark chocolate is considered a luxury product on a par with the best of wines. Each chocolate shop has its personality and specialties, we will enjoy a delicious sampling during this two-hour private tour.

 

Evening: Le Calife, VIP Dinner Cruise

Dine on Le Calife, a 5-star cruising restaurant, through the heart of historical Paris. In a warm and unique setting, view some of the most famous monuments of Paris from the Seine: Notre Dame, The Louvre, Musée d’Orsay, Grand Palais, Les Invalides, and the Eiffel Tower. At sunset, the cruise (which lasts 2 hours) starts at the sound of the “Kromhout,” the original twin engine from 1939. The welcoming crew offers a wide range of cocktails to start the party. Then, enjoy either a traditional French menu worthy of the gastronomic reputation of the capital or menus inspired by India, South Africa, Greece, and the Middle East.

 

Day 4: Depart Paris Return to Airport for a flight home

 

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