A Parisian Rendezvous

You know you want to go! Paris is what dreams are made of — the birthplace of romance and the center of culinary delights. Not only is Paris the home to some of the most breathtaking architecture, monuments, and art the world has ever seen, but this ‘city of light,’ will instantly amaze visitors in its unique and vibrant culture.

Explore Paris from a foodie’s perspective and learn why it’s one of our favorite destinations!


Latest Review

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My daughter and I enjoyed the trip immensely.  Both of us have had rave reviews from friends about our fabulous desserts from Chef Marthe. The pork and cabbage entree from the cooking school on our day with Patti has been greeted with oohs and aahs by all who tasted it. Who could possibly forget all those chocolates, pastries and breads we had on the afternoon tour. My idea of a perfect lunch!  My daughter, Nancy and I are looking forward to doing another tour with The International Kitchen in the near future.  Elizabeth H., SC

Trip Details

Enjoy a hands-on cooking class in the home of a local chef. You will first visit the market to select ingredients, then return to the chef’s home to create a wonderful meal together. You will also have a dessert class which will feature wonderful French pastries or desserts.


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Itinerary

Latin Quarter, Paris

Day One

  • Arrival on your own and check in to the your lovely room.
  • Time at leisure to explore the city.
  • Tonight’s dinner on your own, with recommendations from the hotel.
  • Overnight.

Desserts in France


Day Two

  • Breakfast, followed by day at leisure with lunch on your own.
  • In the late afternoon (approximately 3:00 PM) meet with the chef for your dessert class. The three-hour class includes two or three specialties cooked and tasted with coffee and tea. (Depending on availability, a bakery class may be substituted for solo travelers).
  • Dinner tonight will be on your own.
  • Overnight.

Eiffel Tower, Paris


Day Three

  • After breakfast at the hotel, you have the option of our Foodie’s Walking tour in the morning or our Chocolaterie, Patisserie and Boulangerie tour in the afternoon.
  • OPTION 1: (Available Tuesday to Sunday) At 9:00 a.m., meet for your three-hour walking “Foodie’s Walking Tour.” On this tour you will walk through the medieval part of the Latin Quarter, a neighborhood famous for the high quality and large choice of food produce. It meanders through the market, as well as a cheese dairy, several bakers, and a confectioner. The tour ends at a regional specialty shop and focuses on family cuisine with stops for tastings.
  • Dinner on your own and overnight.
  • OPTION 2: (Available Monday to Saturday) In the afternoon, meet for your guided three-hour tour of chocolate and pastries! On this tour in St. Germain des Prés, you will sample some of the finest chocolates, pastries, and bread from top suppliers of Paris. Your knowledgeable guide will take you to famed shops of Paris where you will discuss the creation and significance of these celebrated treats.
  • Dinner on your own and overnight.

Paris, France


Day Four

  • Breakfast followed by your second cooking class.
  • Your day will begin in the morning when you join the chef for a shopping excursion at an outdoor market. After the market visit, a hands-on cooking class of a traditional French meal.
  • After the class enjoy lunch based on your efforts accompanied by wine.
  • Afternoon and dinner on you own.
  • Overnight.

Market in Paris


Day Five

  • Breakfast followed by check out.

Trip Details

Included in the 4-Night Trip

Accommodations

4 nights accommodation in superior double at 4* Hotel Plaza Elysées (or similar)

Food & Beverages

  • Daily champagne buffet breakfast.
  • Lunch following cooking class (wine included)
  • Tastings during food tour and after dessert class

Classes & Instructors

Enjoy a hands-on cooking class in the home of a local chef. You will first visit the market to select ingredients, then return to the chef’s home to create a wonderful meal together. You will also have a dessert class which will feature wonderful French pastries or desserts.

Excursions

  • Market visit
  • Foodie tour as per itinerary

Transfer Details

  • Transfers are not included but can be arranged on request.

Accommodation Information

Accommodations for your cooking vacation will be at the lovely 4* Hotel Plaza Elysees (or similar). Located near the Arc de Triomphe, this bright, warm hotel has been recently renovated. The rooms offer WiFi, flat screen TVs, desks, air conditioning,, minibars, and coffeemakers, as well as elegantly appointed bathrooms. There is a restaurant, bar, and laundry facilities. (If unavailable a comparable hotel will be proposed.)

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Pricing & Tour Dates

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High Season Pricing:
May 2-July 22 & August 27-October 21

4-night Program
US$1590 per person based on double occupancy
  • Add US$750 for single occupancy (use of a double room by 1 person)

Please inquire for peak season pricing (holidays and Paris fair/festival dates).

Week-long option also available.

Low Season Pricing:
January 1-May 1, July 23-August 26, October 27-December 28

4-night Program
US$1290 per person based on double occupancy
  • Add US$525 for single occupancy (use of a double room by 1 person)

Please inquire for peak season pricing (holidays and Paris fair/festival dates).


Tour Dates

Available any dates for a minimum of 1 person.

2019 sample dates, although other start dates also possible:
January 20-24
January 27-31
February 3-7
February 10-14
February 17-21
February 24-28
March 3-7
March 10-14
March 17-21
March 24-28
March 31-April 4
April 7-11
April 14-18
April 21-25
April 28-May 2
May 5-9
May 12-16
May 19-23
May 26-30
June 2-6
June 9-13
June 16-20
June 23-27
June 30-July 4
July 7-11
July 14-18
July 21-25
July 28-August 1
August 4-8
August 11-15
August 18-22
August 25-29
September 1-5
September 8-12
September 15-19
September 22-26
September 29-October 3
October 6-10
October 13-17
October 20-24
October 27-31
November 3-7
November 10-14
November 17-21
November 24-28
December 1-5
December 8-12
December 15-19
December 22-26

Pricing & Dates

Class Pricing

Reviews

No rating given with this review
My daughter and I enjoyed the trip immensely.  Both of us have had rave reviews from friends about our fabulous desserts from Chef Marthe. The pork and cabbage entree from the cooking school on our day with Patti has been greeted with oohs and aahs by all who tasted it. Who could possibly forget all those chocolates, pastries and breads we had on the afternoon tour. My idea of a perfect lunch!  My daughter, Nancy and I are looking forward to doing another tour with The International Kitchen in the near future.  Elizabeth H., SC
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Dear International Kitchen Team, Thank you for the most wonderful holiday ever!! Chef Marthe and Chef Dominique were absolutely fantastic and Adaline on the gourmet walking tour was an absolute gem!! The accommodation in both Paris and the one you organised for Barcelona were stunning - such friendly and helpful staff and in the absolute best locations with all the amenities. I will definitely book my future gourmet vacations with you. [Regarding The International Kitchen staff:] Everyone I spoke with responded very quickly, were exceptionally friendly and very helpful. Lee S., Australia
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I loved the French pastry class the most! The chef was very nice and patient with us. The pastries that we made were easy to make and I liked how she gave us the recipes as well! The traditional French cooking class was great as well! The chef knew a lot about the art of preparing and cooking a meal and he taught us well. [Regarding the cooking vacation packet:] Everything was great! [Regarding The International Kitchen staff:] I was happy with the help of the staff! Ryan B. & Kim V., MN