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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.

Paris: 2-Hour Behind the Scenes Bakery Tour

2. 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

3. 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.

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

6. 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 native Frenchman whose complete mastery of the English language will help him share stories about French food and culture. Lunch typically finishes at around 15:00 - but nobody will be rushing you out the door!

Paris: French Macarons Baking Class with a Parisian Chef

7. 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: Choux Pastry and Chocolate Éclair Making Class

8. Paris: Choux Pastry and Chocolate Éclair Making Class

Discover the secrets to classic French pastries at a 3-hour cooking class in Paris. Held in a venue in the Latin Quarter, just steps from Notre-Dame de Paris, you will be welcomed by your host to work in classes of between 3 and 7 people for a more intimate experience. Start with a welcome refreshment and get to know your fellow bakers. Then, it’s time to roll up your sleeves and bake! You will work for about 2 hours following hands-on instructions on how to make Pâte à Choux and Crème Pâtissière et Chantilly, the building blocks of many a French pastry, as well as some savory delicacies. Learn how to pipe and master the most fundamental technique of French patisserie making. Then, create your own chocolate éclairs and cream puffs. This is when a native Frenchman enters to tell a story or 2 about French culture and pâtisserie - often tongue in cheek - as you enjoy tea, coffee or organic fruit juices. Leave your cooking adventure loaded with a box of your own creations to share with your friends and family. Or keep them for yourself to eat over the next couple of days!

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.

2-Hour Bread Making Class in Paris

10. 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.

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4.9 / 5

based on 620 reviews

This class was exquisite! For starters, the place it was held at, LeFoodist, is the cutest kitchen class place I’ve ever seen. Simply beautiful. Our Pastry Chef was so kind and knowledgeable that we all did wonderful in making the Macaroons. And WOW was that a project. Her guidance was superb, but we really were working for 2hours non stop! After baking the macaroons, they setup some tea time for us and we got to enjoy it! I had such a great time with my partner. Highly recommended.

Quick hit on the magic of making macarons with all the tips and tricks shared. Small group, great instructor and yummy samples of your work! Totally the best macrons I ever had. Location was perfect - private area in Galleries Lafayette. Couldn't ask for more of a Parisan experience! Totally recommend.

This was such a fun experience! The tour guide was so fun and made it such a cool experience. Worth every penny. The breakfast was yummy and we got to learn to make several different bakery items. The staff was kind and accommodating. Definitely will be forever one of our favorite paris memories.

What a fun afternoon creating delicious with macarons! The teacher is a lovely woman who knows her stuff and keeps things moving along.

It was an incredible experience. Delicious food and fabulous instruction!