Paris Christmas Market Tour
"Each place we visited was colorfully decorated for Christmas. It was all delicious—from the mulled wine outside to the macarons, cheeses, and chocolates! It was a real treat to be in Paris with my family for the holiday season."
We'd recommend the New Parisian Palate walk, which explores new traditions in French and Parisian food. It will give you a different perspective on French food and a feel for a different neighborhood.
Yes. If you have any specific allergies/intolerances please indicate these in the Travel Notes section when your booking and your docent will do his or her best to accommodate. If you are booking privately, we can customize a route that will avoid such items, something that we cannot fully do on our small group walks.
Some of the shops we visit are small and many will have a step up to access them. Please contact us if you have any questions regarding accessibility; we are also happy to design a private, customized tour for visitors with mobility concerns.
Andrés has spent more than 10 years in Paris honing his culinary skills & knowledge. Starting in 2008 at the famous FERRANDI, school of culinary arts, he learned the hard way the fine art of pastry & cuisine, apprenticing in noted Michelin-starred restaurants. Inspired by French cuisine, he then had the opportunity to study alongside European champion chef Olivier Boudot to discover secrets of French bread-making at the international Cordon Bleu school. Discovering a more epicurean penchant, he then left to study for the globally recognized Wine & Spirit Education trust (WSET) level 3 qualification and the Champagne Master Level program with highest honors at the French Scholar Guild. Now, armed with both the skills of a Sommelier & culinary nous, he is bringing the disciplines together as a food & wine editor, leading bespoke, fun, relaxed, ‘under the skin of the city’ tours around Paris’ independent delicatessens & vintners and co-founded his secret cellar cheese & wine workshop www.wetasteparis.com Join him in sharing his passion for the traditions, methods & history of arguably the finest cuisine in the world.
Eric is a young entrepreneur with a passion for travels and discovery. Originally from Orléans in the Loire valley, where he first studied Geography and City Planning, Eric then moved to Paris to study at Sorbonne University where he graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Econometrics. He then got the opportunity to expatriate to Philadelphia to study at UPenn within the framework of a joint degree in Business and Law with Sciences Po, Paris. Recently, he moved back from the USA after two years, and now enjoys rediscovering Paris. You will often see him randomly wandering around the city or strolling museums and other monuments. For instance, he recently went back on top of the Eiffel tower for the first time in 14 years! Spontaneous, he's constantly exploring, and loves to discover lesser known areas and spot out new nice walks, unexpected buildings or quaint views.
Born and educated in France, Laurie started her working life in the telecom industry, living in Asia and the Middle East before heading back to France to pursue her initial passion for food. She then attended Ferrandi school of gastronomy, in Paris, to become a chef. Having experienced working in Michelin stars restaurants and bistrots, she enjoys discovering new products and producers, and is dedicated to work following the seasons and local farms. Food markets and artisan shops are always a great source of inspiration to be shared with every food lover.
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