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Gluten free baker’s walking tour in Paris

tours | February 12, 2017 | By


Are some of your most treasured travel memories food-related?

Do you often search out something unusual and edible to bring home in your suitcase?

Are you looking for a ‘banneton‘ or a ‘bassine de confiture en cuivre’? Or want to know what they are?

Do you have half a day spare to discover some great addresses in Paris?

If you answer yes, then this morning tour might be right up your gluten free street.
After giving gluten free baking lessons in my kitchen just outside Paris and encouraging students to visit my favourite baking shops, bakeries and coffee shops in Paris, I have decided to offer a guided tour of some of the parts of the city most interesting for a keen gluten free baker (and eater!).

On this morning walk we will visit:

a typical outdoor market selling fresh produce
a shop where you can buy specialist baking ingredients
a bookshop specialising in cookery books (with an impressive English section too!)
a kitchenware store dating from 1820 where Julia Child used to shop
at least one gluten free boulangerie and a gluten free patisserie
an Italian gelato shop serving GF gelato in GF cones

While we will time to have a quick look around the shops (with time to make a few purchases for a post-walk pique-nique perhaps?) and a coffee stop will be scheduled into the morning, any serious browsing and shopping (and eating!) will have to be done after the walk or we just won’t make it to all the great places I have planned for you!

Here’s what some happy walkers have said:

“I was lucky enough to have Lisa take my sister and I on a gluten free walking tour on our first full day in Paris. Having it on day 1 of our holiday gave me the confidence to eat out safely and I enjoyed spending the next few days hunting out different tasty gluten free morsels all over Paris. As always Lisa had plenty of insider tips while walking around and the conversations and laughter flowed. To top it off my children were all very excited to be presented with a gluten free eclair on my return to London. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Lisa’s walk to anyone else gluten free when visiting Paris.” Emily from London

“I can thoroughly recommend this guided walk, whether you live in the Paris area, or are passing through. If you want to search out equipment or ingredients, Lisa knows exactly where you should go. Or if you simply wish to find some bakeries, cafés or restaurants where you can eat, safe in the knowledge that the staff know exactly what they are doing, Lisa will show you those too. I had the best gluten-free pizza I have ever had the day I did the tour.” S.M. Feb 2017

This tour does not provide tastings or include refreshments in the price – I’d prefer you to be able to choose and enjoy your gluten free goodies at your leisure after the tour. There will however be a coffee stop midway through the walk. A map featuring all the places we visit will be provided for you to keep. It does involve 1 hour total walking time – approx 5km distance – so please wear comfortable shoes and bring an umbrella/raincoat if necessary. The walk is never cancelled due to rain!

Fee for this tour 09h30 – 12h30 is €100 for a group of up to 5 people. To arrange dates to suit you please email me: lisa(AT)

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