Paris Macaron Walking Tour of Saint Germain Including Tasting

Food, Wine & Nightlife in St-Germain & Les Invalides

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Where did macarons come from, and when were they invented?  Why are these world-famous pastries connected to Paris, and who makes the best ones?  Come walk around Paris' ancient Saint-Germain quarter with a local guide and learn the actual history behind macarons and this historical area. Visit the most famous macaron boutiques, and partake in a macaron judging event to see for yourself which macarons you like the best.   
Meet in front of the Abbey of Saint-Germain-des-Près.  After discussing the origin and historical impact of macarons, you will follow your local guide through the ancient streets of the Saint-Germain quarter.  After stopping at five macaron shops, including the oldest and newest boutiques in Paris, you will finish the tour by partaking in a judging activity.  Using fun and valid categories you'll have a chance to see for yourself where the best macarons in Paris can be found. Compare with your friends, and if you want you can convert the provided special judging sheet to a picture frame to post your experience on social media.

What’s included

  • 5 gourmet macarons from Paris' most famous macaron boutiques (flavor depends on day)
  • History of macarons
  • Parisian history
  • Local and professional guide

What’s not included

  • Transportation
  • Coffee/ beverage if event is held at a café in poor weather
  • Bottled water
  • Gratuities


  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Led by a local guide
  • Ideal choice for families