Luxury Afternoon Tea in Paris + Exclusive Guidebook (A Giveaway)

The Shangri-La is a chic hotel in Paris’ 16th arrondissement, a short walk from the Palais de Tokyo and the lovely Président Wilson greenmarket.

For some reason, it’s not the most talked-about of luxury hotels in Paris, yet I’ve been invited a couple of times to eat at their gastronomic restaurant, L’Abeille, and also at their more casual restaurant, La Bauhinia, and I’ve been sincerely impressed with the quality of the cuisine and the outstanding service.

The hotel team is also quite inventive with the events and special offers they create, and they recently issued an exclusive guidebook, highlighting 10 Parisian Walks for you to explore the city’s most charming neighborhoods and discover hidden gems. It’s a slim little book that you can slip right into your pocket as you go on your self-guided tour of Romantic Paris, Historic Paris, Kid-Friendly Paris, and seven more themed itineraries.

Chic Tea and Promenade

This guidebook is normally reserved for customers of the hotel, but! I was so enthusiastic about it I wanted to make it available to you, and asked if we could put together a giveaway. They said yes, and this is how I’m able to offer this generous prize to you.

If you win, you will be invited with the person of your choice to enjoy the Shangri-La’s Vegan Afternoon Tea under the bright glass ceiling of La Bauhinia. You’ll indulge in the amazing pâtisseries and mini-sandwiches created by talented pastry chef Michael Bartocetti, and leave with your very own copy of the Paris Promenade guidebook — in English or in French, as you prefer. (This is a 120€ value.)

Vegan Pastries at the Shangri-La

Vegan Pastries at the Shangri-La

To enter, please fill in the form below before Wednesday, May 4, midnight Paris time. I will draw a name randomly (if you’re curious this is the service I use), and announce the winner here the next day. Please note that you will have a year to benefit from this offer (or have a friend use it on your behalf). Good luck to you!

We got a winner!

The winner of this giveaway is Nancy W. (email: nw****** Congratulations, Nancy! You should have received an email from me with instructions. Please contact me if you haven’t. And thank you to all the other participants for your enthusiasm!

Photo credit: Roméo Balancourt (guidebook photo) and Bernhard Winkelmann (tea time photos).

  • Squeeee – my fingers are crossed! What a wonderful prize!

  • Thank you for this exciting giveaway!

  • Rowi

    I love Afternoon Teas and I love Paris! What a perfect give-away and get-away! Merci!

  • Michell

    Definitely signed up for chance to win Afternoon Tea at Shangri-La as I will be in Paris in October!! How exciting! Also sign up form indicated I would be added to your email list to receive info regularly from Chocolate & Zucchini. Please note I am already signed up and absolutely look forward to each and every note you send. But, Please do not duplicate those emails. Merci beaucoup!

  • mapletree

    <3 Thank you for the opportunity Clotilde <3

    • You’re very welcome! It’s part of the pleasure of being in my position.

  • Maryann

    hubby is always looking for a new travel destination. why not Paris ?!?!?

  • Margaret Cassady

    Thanks for giving us this chance! The prize couldn’t be more perfect…I’m bringing my teenage daughter on her first trip to Paris this summer, she loves tea, and she’s a vegetarian! Meanwhile we make notes from your blog for places we want to visit. I’m a tour guide, so I especially appreciate all the fun and interesting things I’ve learned from your site and which I share with my tour members. Cheers!

  • Laurie Delarue Theurer

    What a great idea, Clotilde! We live near Zurich and my daughters have been begging to visit Paris. We’d love to visit the Shangri-La for tea. Thank you for convincing them to offer this prize.

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  • Mary-Ellen Wessinger

    What a wonderful prize! I have been wanting to try out the vegan tea at the Shangri-la!

  • Sarah

    Oh this would be such a nice treat! I’m visiting Europe for the first time in June, first stop is Paris for 6 days. Thank you for sharing this giveaway and as always, your beautiful pictures.

    • Thank you so much, Sarah! (Please note the photo credit for the pictures in this post — not by me this time.)

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