Winter wonderland of sweet delicacies

Create French pastries with an icon of pâtisserie: Gilles Marchal 





Christmas season has arrived and we're all happy to bundle up and enjoy the smells of roasted almonds, marzipan and chocolate. The winter season causes sweet delicacies to taste even better, as we ignite our taste buds with warm tastes, while the outside world becomes colder.

Take a short stroll in crisp winter air around the iconic hills of Montmartre, before you enter the most beautiful pastry shop in Paris. Nested in a charming street of the Montmartre hill, lies the shop of Gilles Marchal -  one of the most famous French pastry artists, formerly pastry Chef at Plaza Athénée and the Hotel Bristol! 

This year, instead of making regular christmas cookies, why not live an exclusive experience in the heart of Paris, creating the most outstanding pastries? Step into the workshop of Gilles Marchal for your exclusive pastry class! You have the privileged opportunity to take part in a private  pastry class, held by the famous Gilles Marchal. Learn how to make the most beautifully designed and tasteful creations and get to know how to perfectly use classic French flavors, which wake up Parisians on a daily basis. End a perfect day with a private pastry tasting, before you head home with your delicious creations!

At 1889 Travel France, we will be happy to customize the experience according to your guests’ wishes! 

1889's crush of the month

Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte

The luxurious Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte welcomes us to live magical moments in enchanting surroundings.

For Christmas time, the castle welcomes guests on specific dates between November 24th 2018 and January 6th 2019, to visit the decorated castle, garden and the adjacent museum! The decorations, which can be found all around the impressive castle, are entirely dedicated to the joyful spirit of christmas. Stroll through the French gardens, which will be illuminated by colorful christmas lights, before you warm up in the golden castle. 

Icing on the cake: Marvel at the beauty of the illuminated gardens, by taking a horse carriage ride!

What's next in December?

New Year’s Eve at la Sainte-Chapelle
Discover one of the most breathtaking chapels of Paris, as you enjoy an impressive performance of classical music. Celebrate the New Year in a treasure of Parisian architecture - Sainte-Chapelle. This New Year's Eve, December 31st, the Sainte-Chapelle will be open for a concert to remember! With VIP access you will be welcomed with a glass of champagne before delving into the soothing  world of classical music. What a wonderful way to start the new year!

1889 Travel France

1889 Travel France was derived from a team of three experts working within luxury, arts & culture, and gastronomy. 1889 Travel France is a French Luxury DMC creating exclusive and bespoke programs in Paris & France. All our experiences and journeys are tailor-made to emulate the whims and desires of each and every guest. We work directly with our partners and travel all over France to create and source the most exclusive experiences.


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