Private tour on the French art of living in Paris
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French Culinary Arts and Way of Living in Paris

Discover the exclusive workshop of French Culinary Arts in a nice private appartment

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Marie-Bénédicte's TEAM | about the guide

From the time of the Renaissance, France has always been a model of education and manners, especially among the upper classes where many codes and rules of etiquettes punctuated daily life... The meals tradition was part of those standards and were the perfect opportunity to show good manners since from the setting of the table to the use various utensils for the food. Where did these rituals come from? What were yesteryear's customs and traditions? What are today's codes? Go to the 8th district where you will meet your guide expert in the Art of French living, and who will give you a real overview of tableware setting. During this fun workshop in a beautiful private apartment you will also discover many historical anecdotes as well as the key principles to make a nice table in the rules of art! The know-how rules passed down for generations will be finally unveiled! Then, you will move into practice before enjoying some little treats. Your beautiful afternoon will either continue with a shopping trip in the best specialized shops in the Parisian Culinary Arts and the Art of French Living or with a discovery of the permanent collections of paintings, sculptures and antique furniture from the Museum Jacquemart-André, magnificent artistic showcase, property of the Institute of France.

(2 reviews)
  • Paris - Normandy - Champagne - Loire Valley
    France
  • 4 hrs
    DURATION
  • 10
    MAX. No. ON TOUR

TOUR DETAILS

keywords :
Lifestyle / Lifestyle Paris / french etiquette / rules of art / Paris / tableware / Lifestyle France / Musée Jacquemart-André Paris
transport :
The visit is on foot
ACTIVITY LEVEL :
High
ACCESSIBLE TO THE DISABLED :
yes
Kid friendly :
Tour appropriate for children
LANGUAGES:
Anglais/English (Bilingual), Espagnol/Spanish (fluent), Français/French (native)
MAX. No. OF PEOPLE :
10

INCLUDED IN THE TOUR

- Tableware learning course "French Etiquette" - Macaroons tasting - Service of private professional guide, expert in arts of the table, bilingual in English - Privatisation of the appartement specially for you during the French Art workshop

NOT INCLUDED

Entrance tickets to the Jacquemart-André Museum Lunch

ITINERARY

You will meet your guide in the 8th arrondissement of Paris where you will experience a unique learning tableware setting the french way, and will enjoy a lunch. Then you will go towards Boulevard Haussman to discover the permanent collections of the Jacquemart-André museum and the beautiful shops specializing in the Art of French Living.

WHERE AND WHEN?

MEET-UP LOCATION:
At your convenience
END OF TOUR LOCATION:
Musée Jacquemart-André

about
your guide

Marie-Bénédicte

Paris

languages :
Anglais/English, Espagnol/Spanish, Français/French

After 12 years spent in sales and trade marketing, the birth of my 4th child gave me the impulse to change careers in order to fully devote myself to my passion: organizing guided tours in my beautiful city of Paris. In 2006, I created my own company with a small team of professional polyglot guides (Emanuela, Françoise, Xenia...), offering visitors the opportunity to discover Paris in a different way. While many cities are becoming standardized in their offer with the development of numerous chains of all kinds, the French capital retains its authenticity and its unique shops, thus preserving its peculiar charm. This is the concept of my visits which have been increasingly successful over the years. Through my special relationship with partners, merchants and artisans, I offer my visitors a unique sensory immersion punctuated by cultural stops in different symbolic places and neighborhoods of Paris. During my tours, visitors are led in confidential boutiques, carefully selected and conducive for the stimulation of the senses: perfumes, groceries, wines, chocolates and local workshops. My experts and passionate guides love to share their stories and offer fun activities to bring a playful dimension to the tours. Whether you are a gourmet, fashionista, fine nose, or wine lover, I create a customized itinerary to awake your senses: mysterious wine-cellars discovery in the Saint-Germain-des-Prés chic neighborhood, culinary traditions, and french Art of living in a prestigious restaurant, or meeting with fashion designers in the Marais during a show-room. PS : my tours are usually guided by Emanuela, Françoise or Xenia

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2 reviews

average rate :
UTF
France - 29.03.2016

"Chère Madame Je n’ai malheureusement pas pu vous écrire plus tôt mais vous confirme que cet après-midi de découverte du Marais a été une pleine réussite. Chacun est rentré le sourire aux lèvres et vraiment enchanté d’avoir pu découvrir avec Françoise l’histoire de cet arrondissement, ces particularités et des endroits très peu connus. Carla a vraiment apprécié tout le parcours et les différentes boutiques et j’ai même eu droit à d’excellents macarons qu’elle m’a fait goûter le soir. Cette découverte a tenu ses promesses et Carla en gardera pour ses 20 ans un souvenir merveilleux. Merci à vous et à Françoise pour avoir fait que ce moment soit privilégié pour rester longtemps dans la mémoire de chacun.Cordialement." Sandra B. Avis antérieur à la sortie du site UTF

UTF
France - 29.03.2016

"Merci à vous pour cet très bel après-midi de détente que nous avons passée entre amis : une promenade très sympathique, "cooconing", originale avec beaucoup d'élégance par une véritable exigence esthétique et culturelle dans tout ce que vous nous avez fait découvrir...Tout simplement bravo !" Anne V. Avis antérieur à la sortie du site UTF

French Culinary Arts and Way of Living in Paris Private tour on the French art of living in Paris
Rated 5.0/ 5stars based on 2 customer reviews
Product description: From the time of the Renaissance, France has always been a model of education and manners, especially among the upper classes where many codes and rules of etiquettes punctuated daily life... The meals tradition was part of those standards and were the perfect opportunity to show good manners since from the setting of the table to the use various utensils for the food. Where did these rituals come from? What were yesteryear's customs and traditions? What are today's codes? Go to the 8th district where you will meet your guide expert in the Art of French living, and who will give you a real overview of tableware setting. During this fun workshop in a beautiful private apartment you will also discover many historical anecdotes as well as the key principles to make a nice table in the rules of art! The know-how rules passed down for generations will be finally unveiled! Then, you will move into practice before enjoying some little treats. Your beautiful afternoon will either continue with a shopping trip in the best specialized shops in the Parisian Culinary Arts and the Art of French Living or with a discovery of the permanent collections of paintings, sculptures and antique furniture from the Museum Jacquemart-André, magnificent artistic showcase, property of the Institute of France. Customer reviews:
French Culinary Arts and Way of Living in Paris ,
5/ 5stars
"Chère Madame Je n’ai malheureusement pas pu vous écrire plus tôt mais vous confirme que cet après-midi de découverte du Marais a été une pleine réussite. Chacun est rentré le sourire aux lèvres et vraiment enchanté d’avoir pu découvrir avec Françoise l’histoire de cet arrondissement, ces particularités et des endroits très peu connus. Carla a vraiment apprécié tout le parcours et les différentes boutiques et j’ai même eu droit à d’excellents macarons qu’elle m’a fait goûter le soir. Cette découverte a tenu ses promesses et Carla en gardera pour ses 20 ans un souvenir merveilleux. Merci à vous et à Françoise pour avoir fait que ce moment soit privilégié pour rester longtemps dans la mémoire de chacun.Cordialement." Sandra B. Avis antérieur à la sortie du site UTF
French Culinary Arts and Way of Living in Paris ,
5/ 5stars
"Merci à vous pour cet très bel après-midi de détente que nous avons passée entre amis : une promenade très sympathique, "cooconing", originale avec beaucoup d'élégance par une véritable exigence esthétique et culturelle dans tout ce que vous nous avez fait découvrir...Tout simplement bravo !" Anne V. Avis antérieur à la sortie du site UTF