Sweet Secrets of Paris

Discover Paris, one pastry at a time

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🥐 Virtual Food Tour 🥐

You may not be able to travel to Paris right now so let me bring the sweet secrets of Paris to you with an educational, family-friendly virtual culinary experience. Learn about French gastronomy, bread, pastries and chocolates. Private sessions only.

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🎉 Online Pasta Party 🎉

Let our taste buds wander the world right from our kitchen. Welcome to our Parisian home, virtually, get our hands dirty and learn to make Italian pasta from scratch. Brighten someone’s day during confinement by gifting them this fun online experience. Receive ingredient list with detailed instructions in advance. Private groups only.

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🇫🇷 My Trip Planning 🇫🇷

When's the best time of the year to visit Paris? Where should I stay? What are the family-friendly activities to do? Where do I find authentic French cuisine? How do I navigate through the city safely? What are the tourist traps to avoid? Top experiences to book? Ask me anything and I'll help you plan your trip and make the most out of your stay in Paris.

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😋 Survival French Lessons for Foodies 😋

Travelling in France, any effort to speak French will be greatly appreciated - even if you don't have the perfect pronunciation or the correct conjugation. A simple bonjour or merci immediately brings you closer to the locals you are speaking to. We will cover the basic greetings and useful expressions in French. Private sessions only.

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😍 Best Pastries in Paris 😍

Embark on a unique culinary journey in the most charming, historic neighbourhood of Paris. Discover award-winning French chefs. Indulge yourself in the taste of Paris through the finest pastries, chocolates and bread. Learn the history and fun facts behind them.

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✨ Emily in Paris Photoshoot ✨

A fun lifestyle portrait photoshoot experience. Learn about the history of the area. Check out a typical Parisian café. People watching. Take a stroll in the most romantic garden in the city centre, where Emily does her daily jog. Let's chat about life in Paris. Don't worry if you haven't done this before. I also model in my spare time so I'll share with you my poses & ideas. We'll capture the magic of Paris.

 

Meet Michelle

Globetrotting pastry chef & food photographer

Began baking 9 years ago and professionally trained in French pastry in FERRANDI Paris, the most prestigious culinary school in France, I look forward to welcoming you in my favourite neighbourhood and sharing with you all the sweet secrets of Paris. As a qualified French pastry chef, I personally host each one of our food experiences. 

 

What happens in Paris stays in Paris...

One of my absolute favorite things to do in Paris. This is the one experience that anyone with a sweet tooth should definitely do in the city. If you appreciate the artistry that goes into making Parisian pastries you’re in for a lovely treat. Michelle is not only a joy to be around and the most amazing host, but her knowledge and passion are palpable and make the overall experience much more rewarding. She is very accommodating and goes the extra mile to remember all your favorite flavors and recommends things accordingly. You’ll feel like you’re with one of your closest friends.

Tamara

MUST DO EXPERIENCE! Michelle has opened a door to understanding Parisian culture through the perfect combination of sweet bites and stories. This experience has let me into Michelle's magical world filled with cakes, pastries and macarons, on which she knows so much and generously shared her knowledge. Her background as a pastry chef plus the fact that she is really eager to share her connection to this world creates an experience that is not less than perfect. As a solo traveler I felt very comfortable, met like minded foodies and the small group was a perfect setting for making new friends.

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If we've met before in Paris - thanks once again for choosing me. With the current Covid situation, I would really appreciate your support in order to keep my sweet little business going. You can help by sharing your experience with friends and families or writing me a short review on Tripadvisor. Merci beaucoup ❤

 
 

Photo Credits

Here's a special shout out to Emma-Jane and Léa, my favourite photographers in Paris, two inspirational, beautiful human beings, both delightful to work with. Creativity. Sensitivity. Their images speak for themselves. ❤

 
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