« If you’re open to new experiences, book a walking tour with RobertPINK to discover chocolate shops and art galleries. It’s a tasty combination. »
How about a visit to Saint-Germain-des-Prés, the jazz and literature district of the 1950s and 60s ? It’s true that a lot of its music bars have disappeared and its many bookstores have become shops. But as the Parisians like to say, « everything is different, but nothing has really changed » in this part of the city where Danton, Marat, Diderot, Rimbaud, Duras, Gainsbourg all lived, where Fitzgerald, Joyce, Hemingway, Sartre, Beauvoir all drank and where Miles, Ellington and Parker all played.
You simply just have to sit at the Café de Flore or the Deux Magots to see the hustle and bustle of the streets. And if you’re open to new experiences, book a walking tour with RobertPINK to discover chocolate shops and art galleries. It’s a tasty combination. It will cost € 80 per person for three hours, tastings included.
You’ll pass by Pierre Hermé, ancient dynasty of confectioners from Alsace, Pierre Marcolini with his spicy chocolates, The Pistacherie (sweets made with pistachio) and Grom, the latest, best ice cream in Paris.
Guide Marion Prouteau, founder of the agency, is an art historian with a particular interest in contemporary art. I discovered her passion after she guided me through Un Dimanche à Paris, a cross between a tea salon, restaurant and pastry school. She recommended I taste the homemade hot chocolate. This young woman knows her stuff !
in Mais Paris
Weekly tourism supplement of the daily O Estado de Sao Paulo