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Paris: 2-Hour Behind the Scenes Bakery Tour

1. Paris: 2-Hour Behind the Scenes Bakery Tour

Get behind the scenes of a real French bakery in Paris on this 2-hour culinary tour. You will get to spend a morning behind the visible part of a bakery, explore the workshop, and discover the various preparation steps that go into baking the fabulous crisp and light baguettes. The tour starts with breakfast at the bakery, where you will get to taste delicious croissants and pain au chocolat. Even the Parisians will be envious of this wonderful experience where you can discover the secrets of making croissants and ask the bakers for all of their kitchen secrets. You will leave at the end of the session with your own freshly-made baguette.

Paris 2.5-Hour Unique Macaron Cooking Class

2. 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: 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.

2-Hour French Pastry Cooking Class in Paris

4. 2-Hour French Pastry Cooking Class in Paris

For a unique pastry class experience in Paris, Chef Noémie welcomes you in her charming cooking school. Noémie is a graduate from the famous Lenotre Culinary Institute, one of the best patisserie schools in the world, and will teach you all the secrets behind those delicious French pastries. Get guided step-by-step during the 2-hour hands-on baking class, and discover all the hidden techniques behind famous French deserts such as Paris-Brest, molten chocolate cake, and Grand Marnier Soufflés. After the class, sit down to taste all the delicious deserts you've made over cup of tea or coffee in Noémie's beautiful loft-style atelier, and then head home to impress all your friends and family with your new-found skills.

Paris: French Macarons Baking Class with a Parisian Chef

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

6. 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!

Cooking Class with a Parisian Chef

7. Cooking Class with a Parisian Chef

With culinary experience ranging from classic restaurants to good old-fashioned home cooking, our chefs will offer you a fun and informative class. In this exciting and engaging cooking class, participants will learn how to enhance flavor in fresh, local produce. The chefs will demonstrate their excellent cooking skills gathered from years of experience. Familiar with cooking in restaurants and at home, the chefs will guide and support even participants with little culinary experience – so have no fear! The chef will share simple recipes with you which you can later make at home to impress your friends and family. The course is offered in the morning between 10:45 and 13:45, from Tuesday until Sunday. And, of course, participants will have the opportunity to taste what they cook! Take a look at the mouth-watering sample menu: Starter: Mediterranean Zucchini Main Course: Marinated Chicken Dessert: Grape picker's cake

Market Visit and Cooking Class with a Parisian Chef

8. Market Visit and Cooking Class with a Parisian Chef

Learn how to find high quality, freshly sourced food in the market with your Parisian Chef. Then take part in a culinary class where you will use your ingredients to cook a full course meal of entrée, main course, and dessert. Take part in an exciting, engaging, and informative cooking class and learn how to cook with fresh, local produce. All levels of cooking experience are welcome, as your experienced chef promises simple recipes which can be remade at home. The course is offered in the morning between 09:15 and 13:45 from Tuesday to Saturday and participants will of course have the opportunity to taste as well as cook!

Paris: Hands-On Small Group Cooking Class

9. Paris: Hands-On Small Group Cooking Class

Learn the art of French cooking with a young and talented chef. Take a 3.5-hour hands-on cooking class and develop a new appreciation for fresh and local market products. Discover a new side of French culture through your chef and teacher Noémie, a true Parisian, and share a pleasant and relaxed time as you prepare and enjoy a delicious 3-course meal. Whether you're a serious cook or a novice, everyone is welcome to share their love of gourmet food in a friendly and intimate environment. Whatever your level, chef Noémie will adapt the class accordingly. Cooking classes are scheduled from 10:30 to 14:00, offering the perfect amount of time to prepare and appreciate a traditional French meal including a starter, a main course, and a dessert. The lunch is served with mineral water, a glass of French wine, and coffee or tea.

Paris: French Pastry Secrets Class with Ferrandi Chef

10. Paris: French Pastry Secrets Class with Ferrandi Chef

After meeting your expert chef and classmates, you'll get started learning the secrets of French pastry in the well-equipped Ferrandi Kitchen at Galeries Lafayette La Maison & Le Gourmet. You have two class options to choose from: Tarte Tatin or Paris-Brest, and you can learn in either English or French. Taste Tatin is a pastry made with caramelized fruit and then baked to perfection. Paris-Brest is confection made of choux pastry and praline-flavored cream. The interactive baking portion of your class will take about 1.5 hours. Once your handiwork is finished, you'll spend the last half hour savoring your delectable creations. Don't forget to take your recipe with you at the end of the class, so you can show off your new pastry skills to your friends and family at home.

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What people are saying about Paris

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 620 reviews

Igor was awesome answered all my questions. The tour was fun and we got to take the baguettes we made. The staff at the bakery were nice. Everything there is made fresh daily. We tasted so many nummy pastries. Blueberry macaroon and the 1/2 chocolate 1/2 raspberry jam croissant were my favorites. I had my round baguette for lunch so good. I highly recommend this tour. It is not make everything from start to finish there wouldn’t be enough time.

Loved the entire experience. Ducking into the bright, inviting and fun space; meeting like minded people; having something so hands on, so entertaining and so fun to do with my teenage and jet lagged daughter made the time change that much more manageable for us. Our host was inviting, exciting, entertaining and engaging. It seemed like we knew her already. Macarons were absolutely delish!

Igor was a great guide and baker. Very authentic tour. The operators were very accommodating (since we were running a bit late). Breakfast was great and the tour was even better. You get to experience a real French bakery in action. We baked baguettes, croissants, and French pastries. Igor was so nice. Highly recommended.

My 4yo and I loved this tour. It covered a range of bakery activities, included lots of hands-on opportunities, and was perfectly paced to hold kids' attention. Not to mention delicious! If we return to Paris I'd book this tour again - it's that good. And we took our bread all the way home and made amazing French toast!

The best! Did this with my teenage daughter just off the plane. It was fun, engaging and en point. We got a great intro to French people, lots of local knowledge and delish macarons. Highly recommend. She does a fantastic job.