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Paris 2.5-Hour Unique Macaron Cooking Class

1. Paris 2.5-Hour Unique Macaron Cooking Class

Chef Noémie graduated from the famous Lenôtre Culinary Institute, one of the finest pâtisserie schools in the world, so you’ll definitely be in the right hands to learn the art of making the iconic macaron. During the 2.5-hour activity, you’ll discover the secrets involved in preparing one of the most famous French delicacies. You’ll be guided step by step to create, from scratch, 2 different flavors of macarons, with classical fillings such as chocolate, lemon, salted butter caramel, coffee, pistachio, or walnuts. Whatever your level of cooking experience, your chef is a professional who will adapt the class accordingly. When you’ve finished the class you’ll enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and have a chance to share your impressions with the chef and ask her questions about how to create these successfully at home. Leave with the result of your hard work to show family and friends how you mastered the art of creating French macarons.

Paris: French Macarons Baking Class with a Parisian Chef

2. Paris: French Macarons Baking Class with a Parisian Chef

Temptingly displayed in all Parisian pastry shops, macarons are a delicious and indulgent treat for many. Take part in this fun cooking class and prepare your own homemade macarons with your Parisian Chef. Discover the culinary secrets behind these delicate, sweet pastries yourself. The class will take place in the kitchen of a private apartment, where utensils and equipment will all be available to hand. Classes are made up of 2 to 8 people and groups have the choice of preparing macarons with either of the following flavors: - Chocolate and cocoa - Lemon - Raspberry with tonka bean - Coconut with milk chocolate - Coffee You can of course, take your baked goods home with you and share them with friends or simply enjoy them yourself! A copy of the recipe will also be given to you to keep, so you can recreate these delicious pastries at home.

Paris: Macaron Class at Galeries Lafayette

3. Paris: Macaron Class at Galeries Lafayette

Learn how to bake macarons, the classic French pastry. Discover French pastry culture during your stay in Paris! In the heart of the Opera district, in a quiet corner of Galeries Lafayette, learn the tricks from a French pastry chef for pulling off perfect macarons. This 1.5-hour class breaks down the process into two stages. Put on your apron to discover the steps of creating the shells and the ganache, the filling and the assembly. The chef uses local organic produce in the recipe to create these delicacies. Choose from timeless tastes to please everyone, including chocolate, pistachio and a selection of other flavors. This class is perfect for families, friends and couples. All equipment is provided and the class is shared with a group of 4 to 18 people. During the class you will make at least 4 macarons to eat on the spot or take away. The chef will give you the recipe so you can recreate them at home. Uncover the mysteries of the macaron and become an expert in this precious dessert. Enjoy a friendly atmosphere and macarons made with love.

Paris: Gourmet Food Tasting Tour of Medieval Marais

4. Paris: Gourmet Food Tasting Tour of Medieval Marais

Join an expert guide on a 3-hour tasting tour of Le Marais, and discover the local hangouts as you sample delicious food and wine. You’ll start your Paris tour in front of the Centre Pompidou, Europe largest modern art museum, nestled in an impressive contemporary building. Then move on pass Notre-Dame to the Hôtel de Ville, the city’s town hall, on the square where public executions were once carried out. Pass an iconic bakery, whose baguette was named one of the best in Paris. Continue to Rue Saint-Croix-de-la-Bretonnerie, the center of the French gay scene, to see one of the oldest streets in Le Marais. Stop to sample a delicious macaron, made by one of the city’s most famous pastry chefs, then enter the heart of the Jewish community. Discover a vibrant pedestrianized street, full of falafel stands and Jewish delis. Then continue to a wine and alcohol store to try iconic French liqueurs, such as Cognac, Armagnac, Absinthe, and Old Plum brandy. Feast on French charcuterie, including pâté, rillettes, and ham. Finally you’ll walk to Place de la Bastille, passing the former home of the French writer, Victor Hugo. The area is full of bars and restaurants, where you can continue to explore the City of Lights on your own.

Paris: Macarons Class, Teatime and To-Go Box

5. Paris: Macarons Class, Teatime and To-Go Box

Discover the secret to making perfect macarons at a hands-on small group class in the heart of Paris. Typically groups are between 3 to 7 people, making for an intimate experience and full attention from your host. They will demonstrate and give detailed instructions on how to make macarons using the harder-to-master, but more reliable, Italian meringue technique. Learn to pipe, incorporate a color to your shells, and make a ganache or curd filling. Once done, sit down to a shared teatime of tea, coffee, fruit juices, and some of your creations. This is the time when your host will share the story of the macaron, and a couple of other interesting stories about French culture - often tongue in cheek. Before you depart, you will be loaded with a box of your very own creations, which you can share with your friends and family - or eat yourself over the next few days!

Paris: Pure Chocolate Walking Tour

6. Paris: Pure Chocolate Walking Tour

Indulge your passion for chocolate on this 2-hour walking tour of the Right Bank in Paris. Walking around the beautiful area dominated by the Place de la Concorde, Tuileries Gardens, and Madeleine Church, visit a selection of master chocolatiers who will be ready and waiting to share their sumptuous creations. An enthusiastic foodie guide will enhance your understanding of the cocoa bean and take you down cobbled streets to get off the beaten path. Dip in and out of the glamorous fashion district, and stop at artisan chocolate stores to discover old-fashioned and designer chocolates. Every tasting is included in the price of your tour, and you will meet chocolatiers who treat chocolate making as an art form. Each has his own creative style to give you a true taste explosion. Learn more about the history of chocolate making as you walk, and leave having tasted some of the best chocolates in the city.

Paris: Private Food Tour – 10 Tastings with Locals

7. Paris: Private Food Tour – 10 Tastings with Locals

Eat your way through Paris's culinary scene on a private food tour. Go on a delicious journey as you try 10 of the best food items beloved by the locals: from savory to sweet and local drinks; this tour leaves every foodie satisfied. Enjoy a bite of 3 types of ultimate classic cheese plus 2 types of meat and crepe in their authentic, local flavor. Each tasting is typical of the local cuisine and hand-picked by a local guide passionate about food.  Visit Le Viaduc des Arts, Hotel de Ville de Paris, and The Pletzl, plus other remarkable spots in between food stops, and learn about their history and cultural relevance from your knowledgeable guide. 

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What people are saying about Ile-de-France

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 174 reviews

What a lovely experience. If you love baking, especially making macarons and you want to improve your technique, then this course is for you. Noémie was lovely, full of handy tips and tricks and the whole vibe was super entertaining. I would highly recommend this course.

This class was fabulous! Fred was the perfect balance of serious instructor and funny personable guy. We learned new techniques and made delicious macarons. Hands down recommend this class! You won’t regret it!

Thibault was an excellent guide. Very knowledge about chocolate and able to make the tour relaxed and fun for young children. Definitely a highlight of our trip to Paris!

We enjoyed a lovely morning with Naomi preparing macaroons. My daughters loved every second and can’t wait to apply all that they have learned back home.

It was a very hands on and informative class, would recommend to anyone!