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Paris: Macaron Class at Galeries Lafayette

1. 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.

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Fashion Show at Galeries Lafayette Haussmann

2. Fashion Show at Galeries Lafayette Haussmann

Make the most of your trip to Paris with an exclusive experience attending a fashion show. This is a unique opportunity to discover the latest trends from the biggest names, and get the inside scoop on the "must have" items of the season. Set in the heart of a store that is the epitome of French style, this 30-minute show will seduce and inspire you. Enjoy the show every Friday at 3:00 PM, at the Opera Theatre, on the 4th floor the Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann (near the Lingerie department).

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From London: Unescorted Day Trip to Paris

3. From London: Unescorted Day Trip to Paris

Upon arrival at St Pancras International station, check in and pick up your Paris travel pack, designed to help you make the most of your time. The pack includes Eurostar train tickets with reserved seating and a map of Paris with public transportation information. Pass by the Eiffel Tower, the Lourve, and other landmarks that showcase the city's magnificent architecture and rich history. Easy travel by high-speed train and convenient public transport lets you cover lots of ground while avoiding sore feet. Paris is home to some of the finest shopping in the world. One of the leading and most exclusive department stores is Galeries Lafayette, located near the center of Paris and a short cab ride away from the Gare du Nord station. The store offers an impressive selection of designer clothing, jewelry, and beauty products. Your tour includes a discount coupon, so be sure to take advantage of this great offer at the end of your tour.

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Paris: Belleville & Le Marais Private Tour

4. Paris: Belleville & Le Marais Private Tour

Discover the best of Paris on foot with your own personal local guide during this private walking trip to the city’s must-see sights and neighborhoods. Visit Opera Garnier, the Louvre Museum, Belleville, Canal Saint-Martin, and more. On this guided walk through the city, you’ll get to explore characteristic Parisian neighborhoods away from the tourist tide, accompanied by your own local guide. Visit the hipster quarter of Belleville and walk through its graffiti-filled streets. Then, explore the so-called old Paris, aka Marais District, with its charming cobblestone streets, imposing gates, sumptuous hôtels particuliers (grand townhouse), and secret gardens. Get to know one of the trendiest quarters of the capital, the cradle of the Parisian avant-garde and also a refuge for contemporary art. Make your way along the banks of the Canal Saint-Martin, the perfect walking place for pedestrians, which has become an unmissable meeting point for Parisians, away from the tourist hustle and bustle. Relax and enjoy a coffee in a classic Parisian café. Later, enjoy one of the most memorable panoramic views of Paris from the rooftop of the famous Galeries Lafayette. Lose yourself in the Galerie Vivienne, one of the most emblematic-covered arcades in Paris. Travel through history with your guide as you get the chance to visit some of the historic squares of Paris, the glamorous Opéra Garnier, and the Louvre Museum, one of the most prestigious in the world. 

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Paris: French Pastry Secrets Class with Ferrandi Chef

5. 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 Galeries Lafayette, Paris

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 200 reviews

Claire, the trainer, was very passionate and friendly. She was very attentive and making sure everyone understood every step. The macarons presented for the course were a perfect choice. Chocolate shell with salted chocolate ganache and pistachio stuffed with pistachio butter. Very good! It's always a pleasure coming across that kind of people that brightens up your day.

We enjoyed our tour very much. The guide was excellent and added extra information about the art and architecture once she knew we are very interested in these subject. We had a wonderful time with her.

Teacher was so kind and gave many tips about making macaron. Thanks to her, I can complete macaron although I don't have any baking experience. Of course, it tastes so sweet and good!

It was fun to see how macarons should be made the right way and what the most common mistakes are. Afterwards we were allowed to make and taste macarons ourselves.

Fun and informative. The guide was so knowledgeable. We learned a little history, a little architecture, and a little culture. Perfect two hour tour!