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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...

    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.

  • 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 ...

    Les Secrets Gourmands de Noémie's macaron class included all the tips and secrets needed to makes these wonderful treats. Her recipes are clear and her step by step explanations while making these gave me all the knowledge I needed to make perfect macarons. The macarons we took home impressed all our friends and family. It was a highlight of a perfect trip to Paris. I highly recommend her class

  • Paris: Macarons Class, Teatime and To-Go Box

    3. 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!

    This was such a fun time! Probably the highlight of our time in Paris. The class was small and we got to learn a lot about making these special cookies. Will defiantly do another class here when we return to Paris.

  • Paris: 2-Hour Behind the Scenes Bakery Tour

    4. 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.

    Fantastic family activity and true Parisian experience. Wow! Behind the scenes it was. We had an epic private tour of the bakery on 3 floors- making bread, sweets and croissants. Very hands on and engaging for our kids! Very friendly and we took home a lot. I highly recommend and worth every penny. We did the Monday tour and the bakery is literally steps from the Metro stop and super easy to get to!

  • Cooking Class with a Parisian Chef

    5. 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 Ch...

    It was great!! Although, I'm still waiting for the recipes/instructions Chef Fred said he would send me. Maybe he couldn't read my cfsimmons1@hotmail.com. Thanks Catherine

  • 2-Hour Bread Making Class in Paris

    6. 2-Hour Bread Making Class in Paris

    Enjoy a hands-on cooking class in the center of Paris and learn how to make a French baguette, as well as make and shape croissants using tips from a master French baker. Go behind the counter of a friendly family-owned bakery and roll up your sleeves to plunge your arms into your flour. You'll have the privilege of watching, step-by-step, how an authentic baguette is made. It's all the little details that make the difference. The baker has owned his boulangerie for years, and his father and grandfather were bakers before him. So plenty of family secrets have been passed down from generation to generation. And they will be shared with you! Discover techniques for getting that crunchy golden crust with a soft warm center, as you bake 2 types of baguette; a classic French baguette, and “La Parisse,” a special version for which the bakery is famous throughout Paris.

    This class was excellent one of my favorite visits I have made while traveling. Diedier was a great teacher and entertainer. He made it very interesting and fun. Our translator was super nice and perfect. We learned how to make croissants, baguettes and puff pastry.

  • Paris Bakery Tour

    7. Paris Bakery Tour

    Explore a French bakery in Paris and learn about the techniques for making classic French breads. You will be part of a select group to step behind the counter of a typical French boulangerie. In the kitchen you will watch a demonstration by the master baker of how a perfect baguette is made, using techniques that have been passed down through generations. Watch the mixing of the dough, the kneading and shaping, and finally the cooking in special baguette ovens. The baguette is at the heart of French daily life and comes in many forms. The baker has his own special signature baguette, and today all of its secrets will be revealed to you. And when that heavenly freshly baked bread smell fills the air, and the baguette comes out of the oven all warm and golden, you will get to taste it, along with a free baguette and croissant goodie bag to go.

    Wonderful tour and excellent guide. Where can we get some of that 82% butter fat? ;)

  • Paris: Full-Day Cooking Class with 4-Course Lunch

    8. Paris: Full-Day Cooking Class with 4-Course Lunch

    Discover some of the secrets to French cuisine at a small group cooking class in Paris. Held in the Latin Quarter, the class is typically limited to between 3 and 7 people to keep things intimate and personal. You wlll be welcomed at 10:30 once your hosts have returned from a local market armed with fresh produce for you to cook. Head to the kitchen and start building a menu based on what ingredients were available. This will include an appetizer, main course, and dessert using classic French techniques, such as ice cream and wine sauce. Learn how to plan a meal, and what can be prepared in advance. In total you will learn about 6-8 different techniques. After about 2 hours of cooking - fortified with a glass of wine or 2 - it’s time to enjoy a delicious meal, paired with red and white wines and generous servings of cheese. Sitting in the beautiful setting, you will be joined by a nat...

    Perfect class set up that is very fun and informative. Freddie did a great job educating, entertaining and engaging all 12 class participants. One of the best cooking classes we have taken, perfect timing and the food was great. Will definitely use what we learned. Thank you for a great day.

  • Paris: Full-Day Cooking Class, Market Tour and Lunch

    9. Paris: Full-Day Cooking Class, Market Tour and Lunch

    Discover some of the secrets to French cuisine at a small group cooking class in Paris. Held in the Latin Quarter, the class is typically limited to between 3 and 7 people to keep things intimate and personal. You wlll be welcomed at 09:00 with croissant, coffee and tea. After getting to know each other, head to a nearby open air market to find the freshest ingredients for your class, and experience some of the local color of the Latin Quarter. Back at the school by 10:30, it’s time to build your menu depending on what ingredients were available. This will include an appetizer, main course, and a dessert focused on classic French techniques, such as ice cream and wine sauce. Learn how to plan a meal, and what can be prepared in advance. After about 2 hours of cooking - fortified with a glass of wine or 2 - it’s time to enjoy a delicious meal, paired with red and white wines and genero...

    This was a lot of fun! Sarah was an engaging, knowledgeable tutor and host. Highly recommended.

  • Paris Cooking Class: Make Your Own Croissants

    10. Paris Cooking Class: Make Your Own Croissants

    Roll up your sleeves and master the art of the authentic French croissant at a 3-hour, hands-on cooking class in a beautiful location in the Latin Quarter of Paris. Enjoy an intimate cooking tutorial, typically in groups of 4 to 7 people for a more attentive experience. Get detailed instructions on how to make and bake croissants from start to end. Hear how croissants need patience as they take a long time to make. Because the dough needs to rest several times, some steps will already have been prepared by the time you arrive. Finish the process with the help of the chef, and reproduce the preparation steps to see all steps in less than 3 hours - a totally unique concept! Once your croissants are ready, enjoy tea or organic coffee and fruit juices, along with the best croissant you will ever taste! Before you depart, collect a box of your own creations to share with your friends and f...

    Wonderful! We loved the hands on experience! Amanda was great! Couldn’t have asked for anything more!

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What people are saying about Paris

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 491 reviews

The tour with Emilie was fantastic! She adapted well to the change of my husband not attending the tour snd personalized it very well to my interests. Her insights and information about the history of Le Marais gave me great background for walking around on my own later. The food stops were amazing! I loved learning about the history of the Poilane bread, the buckwheat crepe with ham and cheese was my first savory crepe and so good! The confitture shop was out of this world and the chocolatier Edwin at EdwarT have so much wonderful info about chocolate origins as well as fantastic flavors. The Merveilleux were mervielleux! Melt in your mouth, light creamy flavor explosion!

O.M.G.!!!! I give this tour five stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Our guide Nicolas took us on an amazing stroll through Montmatre, sharing the most amazing anecdotes and stories which made this experience such a memorable one. This part of the city is so different from the streets of down town. Here people hung out in the streets, in the parks and at the restaurants. It was so quiet and green. Simply lovely! And the different food, wine, chocolates and pastries we got to try. A memory for life!!!! I give my warmest recommendations for this tour. Make sure you don’t miss out on this fantastic experiences.

What a fantastic day, in spite of it being rainy, cloudy and overcast! Bastein provided us with a great narrative of the region during our time together and I was sorry to see our day come to an end. Our lunch with a French producer was just delightful…..food was delicious and our host shared her love of champagne and food with such a beautiful smile! So glad we added this trip to our Paris itinerary.

This tour was amazing. We spent the tour in the 6th Arr. We started with some sweet treats then moved to savoury. I ate so much. Full on meals and wine. I don't want to give away the spots we went to, but if you are looking for a sweet and savoury tour, then I definitely recommend this one. Francois was my tour guide.

היה סיור מעולה,האזור מדהים ביופיו ההיסטוריה, ההסברים על סוגי המאכלים, הטעימות, בקיצור שווה כל שקל, ממליץ על אמילי פשוט מדהימה !!!