Sweet Saint-Germain

Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Paris

Sweet Saint-Germain

Follow cake connoisseur Frank Adrian Barron through the history and tastes of French chocolates, delicate pastries and cream-filled cakes. 

Even the sweet-toothiest of travellers should opt for a savoury breakfast before this sugar-filled tour. You’ll meet in Saint-Germain-des-Prés and sample your way through the chocolatiers, pastry shops and confectioners of central Paris. You’ll meander your way through the neighbourhood on this bon-bon of an experience.

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From €300 for 2 people

Frank Adrian Barron

Your insider

Frank Adrian Barron

Star baker

His prowess in creating dreamy, buttercream-covered cakes (and sharing them with lucky friends) earned Frank Adrian Barron the nickname ‘Cakeboy’ not long after his 2012 move to Paris from San Francisco. Frank does all of his baking in the Marais and his cakes are sold in a select few cafés across the neighbourhood. When he’s not elbow-deep in sugar and flour, Frank can be found exploring the streets of Paris in search of mille-feuille and Mont Blanc – research for his upcoming book, of course. He’s passionate about the taste, the process and the history of Parisian baking and, in our opinion, takes the cake for giving magnifique sweet-treat tours.

Decadent French chocolates, puffy choux pastries, light-as-air macarons and colourful pâtes de fruits

2 hours and 30 minutes
Start Time
Tours run between the hours of 14:00 and 17:00
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Where you'll go
You’ll begin your tour at the oldest chocolate shop in Paris, where you’ll sample the treats favoured by French nobility, then make your way to Le Chocolat Alain Ducasse and learn how chocolate-making has evolved. You’ll visit a classic macaron shop, discuss the history of choux pastry and the origins of the cream puff, and visit chocolatier Patrick Roger. Your sweet-filled outing will end at Jacques Genin’s salon.
What you'll sample
This sweet experience will have you buzzing on sugar – you’ll try the chocolates favoured by Marie Antoinette, sample some of the city’s best macarons and marvel at the lightness of delicate choux pastry. You’ll get a taste for avant-garde chocolate combinations – lime and basil, for example – try artisanal salted caramels and pick your favourite flavour of sugar-coated pâtes de fruits.
Experience location
You will be meeting Frank Adrian Barron at a chocolate shop in Saint-Germain-des-Prés; we’ll send you the details in your confirmation.