Inspired by the time she spends in Paris tasting and researching, Jackie Kai Ellis decided to share her passion for the city and its culinary artistry with a tour of the best pâtisseries and chocolate shops she could find.
The intimate three hour walking experience is limited to 6 participants, visiting up to 10 shops and ending with a grand tasting of all the best items chosen from each shop.
Tours are offered when Jackie is in Paris. For upcoming dates, please scroll down.
After running a thriving design firm for several years, Jackie Kai Ellis closed her company and set off to Paris to pursue her life-long love of baking. After studying at Paris’ École Gastronomique Bellouet Conseil, she opened Vancouver’s Beaucoup Bakery & Café, combining the comforting North American baking she grew up with, her Asian heritage and the delicate art of French pastry making. The Paris Tours was born out of Jackie’s desire to share her Parisian inspiration with her regular customers.
As a successful entrepreneur, writer and designer, Jackie seeks out projects that contain an invisible thread connecting passion, discovery and beauty. She immerses herself in a world of design, food, fashion and travel, and contributes to The Vancouver Sun, Hayo Magazine, Montecristo Magazine and Anthology Magazine.
She has been named one of Western Living magazine’s Top Foodies Under 40, the Emerging Culinary Artist of the Year at the Mayor's Arts Awards, a culinary council member for Whole Foods Market, and her pastries have been cited as amongst Canada's best in publications.
For more about Jackie Kai Ellis, please visit JackieKaiEllis.com.
If you're interested in booking a tour or more information, please contact us below or email us at bonjour(at)theparistours.com.
Please do let us know if you would like to request additional dates for groups of 4 or more.
We're so honoured to have The Paris Tours featured in some of our favourite media outlets. Read below to see what these magazines, newspapers and websites have to say about the tours.
VOGUE magazine: 7 Unusual Ways to See Paris
CTV Morning Live in France: Pastry Tours
CTV Morning Live - May 2015
Indulge in an art form: where to find the best Parisian pâtisseries
The Globe & Mail - September 27, 2014
Food Q & A | Jackie Ellis takes a bite out of Paris
Vancouver Sun - September 23, 2014
The Best of Paris with Jackie Kai Ellis
Western Living Magazine - September 2014
Beaucoup Bakery founder launches Paris pastry tours
The Westender - August 13, 2014
Add This To Your Bucket List: Paris Pastry Tour with Croissant Queen Jackie Kai Ellis
To Die For Vancouver - May 28, 2014
Vancouver’s Beaucoup bakery: Q&A with owner Jackie Ellis
Canadian Living Online - May 16, 2014
The Paris Tours: The True Parisien Experience
The Sparkle - May 8, 2014
Beaucoup Bakery’s Jackie Kai Ellis Is Set To Lead “The Paris Tours” This Spring
Scout Magazine - April 28, 2014
Beaucoup's Jackie Kai Ellis introduces "The Paris Tours"
To Die For Vancouver - April 7, 2014
1. We are not going to be at Paris during your tours, but will be there on X, can we do a tour then?
No, unfortunately we cannot. We usually have set dates to the tours and stick to the dates as it helps us keep organized of the tours going on. However, if you are looking for recommendations, feel free to send us an email!
2. How do I reserve a tour?
Contact us through the contact page of www.theparistours.com where you can book the date you’d like to join us, we will then provide you with more detail then.
3. What is the method of payment you accept?
We accept payment through Paypal only.
4. What happens if I can’t make the tour anymore?
For cancellations 2 weeks prior to the date, you will receive a refund however a 30% fee will be retained.
5. Why don’t you do big tour groups?
The purpose of the tours is to keep it intimate and interactive. This allows me to get to know my guests and answer any questions. Usually, smaller groups allow for more engagement amongst group members as well.
6. What happens when the weather is bad?
As they say, the tour must go on! Rain or shine, please be prepared to dress for the weather along with comfortable walking shoes!
7. How long are the tours?
They are usually about 3-4 hours long. We will be munching along the way, but will have a grand tasting at the end at my Parisian apartment.
8. How can I prepare?
The best way is to have a healthy lunch before hand and to bring a bottle of water. Of course, wear appropriate clothing and some comfortable shoes.
9. How much do the tours cost?
They are $200 CAD per person, pastries are included in the cost.
If we did not answer your question, please feel free to send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Jackie Kai Ellis accepts no responsibility for your own personal safety or that of your belongings, nor can she be held responsible or liable for any injury, loss, damage, or delay arising out of or in connection with any act, omission, neglect, accident, error or default. Jackie Kai Ellis cannot be held responsible for costs or other liabilities associated with any act of terrorism, war, accident, weather or any act of God. By engaging Jackie Kai Ellis, the client accepts these terms and the noted terms of the program cancellation penalties. It is highly recommended that all participants investigate and purchase travel insurance.
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