Welcome to My Paris! Join me for a visit to many of my favourite pâtisseries, chocolate shops and tea salons, and some restaurants and museums. Don’t forget that there are not just the well-known tourist spots but plenty of lesser-known Parisian jewels to discover at all times of year.
Planning a visit to Paris? Join me as of Spring or my lovely colleagues for a chocolate-pastry walk around Saint Germain-des-Prés (some reviews below) or choose from any other Context Paris tour in the City of Light.
If you can’t make it to Paris, then grab a copy of Teatime in Paris and join my sweet pastry walk and talk while making the recipes in the book.
Couldn’t have asked for a more enthusiastic, engaging and knowledgeable docent than Jill Colonna! A carefully crafted story, likely akin to the careful planning required for successful baking. Jut the right amount of history to ground the tasty tour in French history. Despite pouring rain, none of us even noticed for the tour was so engaging. A real treat for anyone whom has ever enjoyed dessert (like everyone!). Photos from the tour sent back to friends evoked longing and likely travel plans for Paris.
Jill was great and couldn’t have been more enthusiastic about Pastries and/or Paris. She also went above and beyond about pointing things out of any interest in Paris. I definitely would not hesitate to recommend her to friends.
We took the chocolate and macaron tour with Jill throughout the St. Germain area and it was fantastic. Jill had such knowledge of even the history and how it affected how the shops came about. She was fantastic and is a “macaron expert”.
My two teenagers loved all the different taste testings and were pleased they got to pick out all of their favorite flavors to try and compare. Jill even came equipped with an excel spreadsheet voting form for the macarons! I would recommend this tour to anyone who has a sweet tooth.
Our chocolate walk with Jill was a lot of fun. We instantly got along and she was very warm and friendly. She took us around a neighborhood we would not likely have spent time in and also was able to focus us in on some of the major chocolatiers and patisseries in the area. We all really enjoyed her enthusiasm and all the tasting was a lot of fun. I would highly recommend this tour if you are looking for a way to sample some of Paris’s finest treats and have fun learning a little something too.
Great tour, very informative and fun.