What you'll do
We'll take a twilight wander through the charming cobblestone streets of Toulouse, festively decorated for Christmas, mixing a bit of culinary history with interesting stories about the city. Along the way, you'll discover - and taste - the most popular French candies and chocolates of the Christmas season, learning about their history and place in French culture. Mendiants, candied chestnuts, chocolate truffles, and more - all from Toulouse's finest artisans in gorgeous shops brimming with holiday sweets. Then we'll head to Toulouse's Marché de Noël, the magical Christmas market located on the Place du Capitole, filled with seasonal delights from all over France. Finish with a hot drink of your choice - hot chocolate or spiced wine - as we enjoy the sights, smells, and sounds of the Christmas Market together. Continue your own sweet adventures with a list of everything we tried, the locations visited, and other personalized recommendations for my favorite places in Toulouse!
I'm an American in Toulouse. I've called "La Ville Rose" my home since 2017 and I've spent time exploring its delicious nooks and crannies. I'm an ex-cheesemonger, certified French Wine Scholar, and French food obsessive. I created my own business in Toulouse so I could give food tours full-time. I also have a HUGE sweet tooth. I've spent months researching and trying the best chocolate and pastry shops in Toulouse, in addition to talking with chocolatiers, pastry chefs + other local food experts. My goal is to help make French food/culture less intimidating. I LOVE helping people learn what they like and get comfortable shopping at local spots!
Substantial samples of many classic French Christmas treats, chocolates, and candies.
We'll finish with a hot drink of your choice - either "vin chaud" (hot, spiced wine) or hot chocolate at the Christmas…
Where you'll be
We'll be walking at least 2km through the beautiful cobblestone streets of Toulouse, decked out in gorgeous Christmas lights. Each local business we visit is vetted extensively and is the best of the best in Toulouse. We'll end at the Christmas market in the Place du Capitole, Toulouse's main square, with lots of opportunities to take pictures in this magical setting.
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 8 guests aged 5 and up can attend.
We'll be walking at least 2km and eating on our feet, so be prepared. Please message me before/when you book if you have any food allergies so that I can confirm the accommodation.
Sweet Stroll & Christmas Market Tour
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