Private tour of Louvre, French gastronomy and cooking class in Paris
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Louvre and Parisian Gourmet Tour

Discover the history of French gastronomy and art with a cooking class in a tour around the Louvre

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Eugénie | about the guide

Join your guide to the Louvre for a gourmet two-hour tour. Admire the history of gastronomy seen by artists of the past, starting with Dutch painting: market scenes, kitchen still lifes (painters such as Drolling, de Heem). Then you will head towards French painting galleries to admire the works of 18th century painters such as Boucher and Chardin, and picnic bucolic scenes that will evoke hunting activity of the nobility at that time. During your visit, your expert guide will tell you different eating habits according to the times (what was regarded as "healthy" or not, it was considered luxurious or not, and how we could consume as much wine ...). You will also discover the famous Wedding at Caana from Veronese painter, a huge oil painting of 10 by 6 meters and a masterpiece of the Italian Renaissance facing the Mona Lisa in the gallery. Leaving the museum, you will drive to rue Montorgueil near Les Halles in central Paris where are concentrated a lot of cheese, and chocolate, in a market atmosphere. On site you can taste and buy the products you want while your guide will talk about the origins of different French cheeses. To complete this gastronomic day, you will lead you to a workshop (secret location) in which you participate in a French gastronomy courses under the direction and guidance of a chef.

(2 reviews)
  • Paris
    France
  • 1 day
    DURATION
  • 5
    MAX. No. ON TOUR

TOUR DETAILS

keywords :
transport :
On foot and taxi
ACTIVITY LEVEL :
Moderate
ACCESSIBLE TO THE DISABLED :
no
Kid friendly :
The museum part and the walking tour in the market is suitable for children from 6 years, but the kitchen part is not because of the risks associate with handlings knives or burns.
LANGUAGES:
Français/French (native), Anglais/English (Bilingual)
MAX. No. OF PEOPLE :
5

INCLUDED IN THE TOUR

- Cooking lesson - Transport between the museum and cooking class

NOT INCLUDED

- Entrance ticket to the Louvre

ITINERARY

Your walk will begin at the Louvre where you will join your guide for a visit to the pictorial culinary world. For two hours, you will discover various works of art on the theme of gastronomy, mainly in leaning on the work of Dutch and French artists. Along the way, your guide will tell you of tableware and eating habits that have crossed the times. Your tour will then continue in the Montorgueil street near Les Halles and the heart of Paris where you can discover, sample and purchase many local products including chocolates and cheese. End your gastronomic immersion with a cooking workshop (secret location) where you learn how to make a French recipe with the advice of a local chief.

WHERE AND WHEN?

MEET-UP LOCATION:
In the courtyard of the Louvre close to the statue of Louis XIV on horseback
END OF TOUR LOCATION:
Chatelet district (center of Paris)

about
your guide

Eugénie

Paris

languages :
Français/French, Anglais/English

An authentic Parisian, I have always been passionate about history, especially thanks to my father who, during my childhood, brought to my attention the historical monuments and famous characters who shaped the history of France; that love story is hereditary! I'm very lucky to be living in Paris and even though I love traveling, I never get tired of Paris and love to come back, crossing the city in a taxi by night and seeing all the neighborhoods flashing before my eyes. Before choosing the profession of professional guide, I had a rather traditional office job, which was however still linked to Paris because it was city planning. During a trip to Rome, I saw some the guides in the Vatican, and I realized you could turn all that beauty into a job. Without further ado, I signed up for tests and interviews for guide school. In 2010, I obtained my professional guide diploma and today I organize guided visits in Paris for curious and enthusiastic travelers. I love outdoor activities and natural landscapes, but paradoxically, I'm a real proud of my city and willing to bring its treasures across.

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2 reviews

average rate :
UTF
France - 15.06.2016

"Eugenie is a very gracious person. I was very impressed with her detailed knowledge of all the beautiful places we visited. I highly recommend Eugenie as a tour guide. A++ rating 10 stars easy! Thank you Eugenie for being so nice”. Aileen (Singapore) Written before the UTF site launch"

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France - 15.06.2016

"“She was very flexible and easygoing, and caters to our needs/wants. She made it interesting without being too draggy or boring or too much information for us. We managed to see what we came to see and enjoyed ourselves greatly!” Tom W., United States Written before the UTF site launch"

Louvre and Parisian Gourmet Tour Private tour of Louvre, French gastronomy and cooking class in Paris
Rated 5.0/ 5stars based on 2 customer reviews
Product description: Join your guide to the Louvre for a gourmet two-hour tour. Admire the history of gastronomy seen by artists of the past, starting with Dutch painting: market scenes, kitchen still lifes (painters such as Drolling, de Heem). Then you will head towards French painting galleries to admire the works of 18th century painters such as Boucher and Chardin, and picnic bucolic scenes that will evoke hunting activity of the nobility at that time. During your visit, your expert guide will tell you different eating habits according to the times (what was regarded as "healthy" or not, it was considered luxurious or not, and how we could consume as much wine ...). You will also discover the famous Wedding at Caana from Veronese painter, a huge oil painting of 10 by 6 meters and a masterpiece of the Italian Renaissance facing the Mona Lisa in the gallery. Leaving the museum, you will drive to rue Montorgueil near Les Halles in central Paris where are concentrated a lot of cheese, and chocolate, in a market atmosphere. On site you can taste and buy the products you want while your guide will talk about the origins of different French cheeses. To complete this gastronomic day, you will lead you to a workshop (secret location) in which you participate in a French gastronomy courses under the direction and guidance of a chef. Customer reviews:
Louvre and Parisian Gourmet Tour ,
5/ 5stars
"Eugenie is a very gracious person. I was very impressed with her detailed knowledge of all the beautiful places we visited. I highly recommend Eugenie as a tour guide. A++ rating 10 stars easy! Thank you Eugenie for being so nice”. Aileen (Singapore) Written before the UTF site launch"
Louvre and Parisian Gourmet Tour ,
5/ 5stars
"“She was very flexible and easygoing, and caters to our needs/wants. She made it interesting without being too draggy or boring or too much information for us. We managed to see what we came to see and enjoyed ourselves greatly!” Tom W., United States Written before the UTF site launch"