Isn't it a nightmare to arrive at a restaurant and discover 4 knives and forks, 2 spoons, 3 glasses on the table? Should you cut the salad? How many pieces of cheese can you take and what about the bread...? Too many rules! Also, how to Say hello: Bonjour? Enchanté? “La bise” (kiss on the cheeks)? Shake hands? A hug? Should you bring flowers or wine? On this very special tour, Patrick takes you to his own home and will explain in more details the French "savoir vivre” And lucky you, Patrick will even teach you how to cook a simple Parisian snack, the famous “Croque madame” or "bite the lady”. How strange are the French! Disclaimer: allergen not provided.
Patrick isn't one to shy away from travel and adventure. "I was lucky enough to travel the world with my job, discover different cultures, and meet incredible people!" he says, after having explored multiple cities across Europe and Asia. On his tours, you may catch more than a surprise or two about Paris. "In fact, it is an everyday experience. I'm a native Parisian, but every day, I continue to discover new things, new secrets about Paris. It's a never-ending story," he laughs. It was his love for Paris that led him to become a guide. "I'm a father and a teacher, and I realized that my passion was to share my knowledge, so I decided to be a guide about one of my passion: Paris!" Patrick chips in. "I enjoy sharing the love and passion I have for my own city, Paris. Its monuments, its history, its gastronomy, its culture, and all of its little secrets. I can't wait to share all of these with you!" "At the end of my tour I always give a virtual bise - two in fact being a good Parisian!" he laughs.
Patrick has been guiding since Sep 2020
Get ready for something special. We're travelling to Paris with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing guide.
The tour will last about 40 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from Paris. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!
While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.
We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.
Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.
Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.
For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.
24 March 2021
I didn't get to see much of the tour as I got the time wrong (I thought it was at 11:30, when it was at 11), and I experienced technical issues with my laptop, but the little that I did see was great. Thank you for inviting us into your home and sharing French cooking and etiquette with us. Thank you to your son for taping it with your phone.
10 March 2021
Excellent as always! So fun to spend time in Patrick's home, cooking with him! And delicious too - we can attest!
10 March 2021
So kind of Patrick to bring us into his kitchen. Croque Monsieur and Madame cooking demo was fabulous. The etiquette tips were fun to hear about. This tour was a 5 plus, highly recommend.
10 March 2021
Excellent Cooking Demonstration. Patrick is wonderful.
10 March 2021
I really enjoyed "cooking" with Patrick. Such a pleasure to get tips from him on how the French do things. I look forward to taking more tours with him and doing more cooking:)
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