If you've got ten days and a heart full of love, head to France for the perfect honeymoon getaway. Start in Paris, where you'll stroll shops and galleries by day and indulge in French wine at open-air cafes at night. See the Alps and tour Avignon, then end your tour on the sunny southern coast.
Pastry Tour of Le Marais in Paris
Eating pastries and enjoying art is synonymous with French culture, and you'll get to do plenty of both while in Paris! Start your morning with a tour of the beloved Le Marais neighborhood with a local guide (a neighborhood resident, in fact). Le Marais has played an important part in French history since the 13th century, prompting the construction of several beautiful religious buildings and the epicenter of the Parisian Jewish community. Today, former working-class factories have transformed into chic shops, cafes, and restaurants, naming Le Marais a trendy and foodie-centric district.
With the help of your local guide, you'll explore the secret cafes and taste the best-baked goods in the city. Spend time wandering the picturesque streets, stopping to sample all the French goodies, including crépes, crème brûlée, pain au chocolat, espresso, hand-made chocolates, macarons, and more.
After getting your fair share of tasty treats, visit the city's oldest food market, the Marché des Enfants Rouges. Then, with your local friend there to support you, try your hand at haggling for your favorite treat. It's not as scary as it looks and is all part of the authentic Parisian pastry experience.
As you walk through beautiful Le Marais and sink your teeth into the city's best treats, enjoying learning about world-famous pastry chefs, including Poîlane, Jean-Paul Hévin, Jacques Genin, Pierre Hermé, and others.
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Itineraries with Pastry Tour of Le Marais in Paris
Perfect for first-timers, this weeklong itinerary kicks off in the French capital where you'll summit the Eiffel Tower, gain skip-the-line access at Le Louvre, and sample some of Paris's best bakeries and chocolatiers. Then, ride a high-speed train to Avignon—your base for exploring the Provence region with canoeing and biking tours as well as a trip to a national park along the Mediterranean to finish the adventure
If you've got six days and want to explore Paris and the Loire Valley, consider this short road trip. Start in the capital city where you'll eat your fill of pastries, visit the Louvre, and learn about the city's history. Spend the second half of the trip in the Loire Valley, where magnificent castles dot the countryside and the stories flow like French wine.
From the buzzing nightlife of Paris to the quiet charm of Provence's hilltop villages, this eight-day luxury trip delivers a wealth of experiences. Experience the magic of Paris at nighttime and see the city from the Eiffel Tower, then head south for postcard-worthy villages, regional farmer's markets, and family-owned wineries.