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A Pastry Chef's Sweet Secrets of Paris

Paris, France

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Experience hosted by Michelle Ziling

3 hours
Includes food, drinks, equipment
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English, French, Chinese (Simplified)

What you'll do

It's Paris, everyone's serious about dinner. And lunch. Petit déjeuner. Chocolat. Pâtisserie. Cheese and wine. Butter and sugar.

Oui, c'est Paris.

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An artfully curated 7-course dessert tasting menu with a globetrotting pastry chef, photographer, art de vivre experience host & seasoned marketing manager.

The perfect foodie experience for families, couples and friends.

Create memorable moments and celebrate your special occasions in style with your loved ones through a secret food tour in Paris. Embark on an arty culinary journey in one of the city’s most charming, chic and historic quartiers. Discover award-winning French chefs. Indulge yourself in all the chocolates, croissant, crêpes, macarons and learn the history and fun facts behind them .

Experience the magic and all the sweet secrets of Paris.

Paris is a dream.

Make your dream come true with me.

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Hand sanitisers & napkins provided. I am professionally trained in HACCP as part of my one-year pastry programme and I apply the strictest hygiene measures in food handling. Please arrive with your masks and respect social distancing of 1m.

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My calendar is up to date through to 2022. Flexible cancellation policies apply. Book now, travel later.
If you’d like to find out more about my experiences or if you need any advice for your upcoming trip to Paris, do drop me a line at @sweetsecretsofparis on Instagram.
Other things to note
I will be in touch prior to our experience - please let me know of any food intolerances or allergies. If you're the only guest, it's a private tour! Tastings will be smaller though due to budget constraint. Small group only :) I look forward to hanging out with you! Any questions lemme know xoxo
It's Paris, everyone's serious about dinner. And lunch. Petit déjeuner. Chocolat. Pâtisserie. Cheese and wine. Butter and sugar.

Oui, c'est Paris.

***

An artfully curated 7-course dessert tasting menu with a globetrotting pastry chef, photographer, art de vivre experience host & seasoned marketing manager.

The perfect foodie experience for families, couples and friends.

Create memorable mome…

Michelle Ziling's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practicing good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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What's included

  • Food
    7 generous and delicious tastings on me, mostly individual portions, the mo...
  • Drinks
    One tea / coffee in a cute little Parisian café (drinks can be made hot or...
  • Equipment
    Gloves, hand sanitisers & napkins.
From $97
/ person
Tue, Mar 2
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
$97 per person
$97 per person
Tue, Mar 2
2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Private groups only
From $302 per group
From $302 per group
Wed, Mar 3
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
$97 per person
$97 per person

Meet your host, Michelle Ziling

Host on Airbnb since 2012
  • 265 Reviews
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Arrived in Paris 6 years ago, I hopelessly fell in love with the city, quit my job and studied French pastry at the most prestigious culinary school in France, FERRANDI Paris.

I began baking 9 years ago and have always had a sweet tooth. Paris was the perfect place to be. I have many recommendations to share with you for bakeries, restaurants, cafes, markets for proper grocery shopping like the Parisians, family-friendly activities in town, museums and art galleries, tips on public transport, health and safety, basically how to make the most of your stay in Paris while learning to appreciate the French way of living, art de vivre à la française.

I look forward to welcoming you in one of my favourite neighbourhoods and sharing with you all the sweet secrets of Paris.

For the ultimate experience, book a private group :)
Arrived in Paris 6 years ago, I hopelessly fell in love with the city, quit my job and studied French pastry at the most prestigious culinary school in France, FERRANDI Paris.

I began baking 9 years ago and have always had a sweet tooth. Paris was the perfect place to be. I have many recommendations to share with you for bakeries, restaurants, cafes, markets for proper grocery shopping like the Parisians, family-friendly activities in town, museums and art galleries, tips on public tr…
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Where you'll be

Get a taste of Paris like a Parisien(ne) in 3 hours.

The perfect immersion experience in French gastronomy and culture for first-time visitors and Paris lovers.

An off-the-beaten-path walk through a historic area while sampling signature French desserts you cannot miss. We will visit 6-9 pastry and chocolate shops, 1 market (opening times vary) and specialty food stores, some of them even unfamiliar to the locals.

Beautiful discoveries await.

Rated 4.97 out of 5 from 265 reviews.

Ashlee
August 2020
Wow. This tour is a must-do if you want to find the best pastries in Paris! Michelle was an amazing guide and has such an in depth knowledge of the dessert world being a chef herself that we came away inspired to try more baking ourselves :) you definitely won't leave this tour hungry! Everything felt very safe in the current corona environment (she had a mask, hand gel, etc). I will definitely be recommending this tour to all my friends and family and will probably do it again the next time I'm in Paris. Thank you again Michelle! 😊
Wow. This tour is a must-do if you want to find the best pastries in Paris! Michelle was an amazing guide and has such an in depth knowledge of the dessert world being a chef herse…
Laura
February 2020
Had such a great time with Michelle on her patisserie tour! The patisserie items she chose were sooo delicious, I really liked being told where she gets her all time favourite croissants etc in a city of a million croissant offerings!! She was really knowledgeable, really friendly and the tour was very relaxed. Highly recommended for anyone who likes to eat and is in Paris!
Had such a great time with Michelle on her patisserie tour! The patisserie items she chose were sooo delicious, I really liked being told where she gets her all time favourite croi…
Tamara
February 2020
One of my absolute favorite things to do in Paris. This is the one experience that anyone with a sweet tooth should definitely do in the city. If you appreciate the artistry that goes into making Parisian pastries you’re in for a lovely treat. Michelle is not only a joy to be around and the most amazing host, but her knowledge and passion are palpable and make the overall experience much more rewarding. She is very accommodating and goes the extra mile to remember all your favorite flavors and recommends things accordingly. You’ll feel like you’re with one of your closest friends.
One of my absolute favorite things to do in Paris. This is the one experience that anyone with a sweet tooth should definitely do in the city. If you appreciate the artistry that g…
Lib
February 2020
MUST DO EXPERIENCE! Michelle has opened a door to understanding Parisian culture through the perfect combination of sweet bites and stories. This experience has let me into Michelle's magical world filled with cakes, pastries and macarons, on which she knows so much and generously shared her knowledge. Her background as a pastry chef plus the fact that she is really eager to share her connection to this world creates an experience that is not less than perfect. As a solo traveler I felt very comfortable, met like minded foodies and the small group was a perfect setting for making new friends.
MUST DO EXPERIENCE! Michelle has opened a door to understanding Parisian culture through the perfect combination of sweet bites and stories. This experience has let me into Michell…
Xuefei
February 2020
Amazing experience with a super knowledgeable guide! You get to see and try some of THE BEST bakeries and chocolatiers in Paris. Can not miss if you like sweets!
Tuula
February 2020
Such a great experience! Would heartily recommend. The food was great, we definitely would not have found those places on our own. Michelle was a lovely guide and she really knows her stuff.

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests of all ages can attend.

What to bring

Comfortable walking shoes, hat/scarf/warm coat/sunglasses/umbrella depending on the weather

A small amount of cash in case you want to purchase any additional pastries & chocolates from the boutiques we visit.