Sacrés Macarons ! Discover Paris the sweet way

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Tour Number

Activity Level

105200


Categories

Shopping, Local Experience, Hiking and Walking, Food and Wine

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 8

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), French (fluent), Spanish (advanced), Thai (basic)

3h private walking tour in search of the most famous Parisian cookies


Most tourists I've shown around the city since 2011 have asked me to take them to macaron shops. They are mentionned in every guidebook as THE best sweet treat you can get in Paris.

Parisians have been arguing over which one of these little buns with divine filling is the best. . . for 300 years ! Don't get fooled by the name, they are very different from the coconut macaroons found in the US. They're almost an art form in France!

That's why I designed this tour to discover Paris's most beautiful sights from Luxemburg Gardens to Madeleine Church, while stopping at 4 or 5 of the most famous macaron makers in town, including Ladurée, Pierre Hermé and lesser known Carette, or Pouchkine, and of course their inventors: Dalloyau.

Which one will be your favorite? The Rose Petal from Laduree or the Salted Caramel from Carette? Or maybe the Chocolate and Passion Fruit from Pierre Hermé?

This is a really fun and original way to discover the city on a three hour walking tour, to burn off those calories :-)

Itinerary

Historical center of Paris.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Your hotel within Paris or in front of Madeleine Church

End location: Your hotel or Place des Vosges, or anywhere you want !

Duration: 3 hours

Up to three hours depending on how hungry you are !!

Transportation

On foot and/or by city bus.

What’s Included

Full guiding service in English or Spanish. Free orientation map with tour itinary. I can arrange bike rental if you wish.
New: Concierge, Reservation and translation service by phone during your stay in Paris (Exclusively for ToursByLocals clients who book one of my tours).

Estimated Local Cash Needed

20 euros - If you want to taste a couple of macarons from each shop we will visit, you are looking at a 20-25 euro budget.

What’s Extra

Each macaron costs around 2 euros. Public transportation tickets (1.8 euros) might be needed depending on where your hotel is located.

Restrictions

I can enter museums, taking you to the essential pieces, but I won't give commentary on the art. For that sort of art-focussed tours, I would rather you hired one of my licensed colleagues on ToursByLocal and rather use me for outdoor city walks. Thanks!

A Recent Review of this tour

David was a great tour guide. He added a lot of information about the city of Paris as we went from shop to shop. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes. There is a lot of walking. You might want to take the bus towards the end of the tour, if possible. Also, during the summer, many shops may be closed due to vacation. It was a great tour for our teenage kids who enjoyed trekking to each of the macaron shops.
Michael Cabana

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