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Paris: City of Science and Industry Museum Entry Ticket

1. Paris: City of Science and Industry Museum Entry Ticket

Explore the Cité des sciences et de l'industrie with your family, friends, or on your own. Get access to all the exhibitions and shows with this "Exhibitions" entry ticket, see the Argonaute, and enjoy an immersive show at the Planetarium. Step into this fascinating science museum and visit the many permanent and temporary exhibitions. Learn about the human brain in the BR4IN exhibit and uncover the secrets of the universe in the Great Story of the Universe. Take an audio-guided tour through the Argonaute, a submarine from the 1950s, before looking up to the stars in a show at the Planetarium. (upon availability the day of your visit). Finish your visit with the Solar Impulse aircraft, the first airplane to fly without fuel. Watch the plane land in the museum on the big screens and try landing it yourself in the flight simulators. This ticket gives access to the permanent and temporary exhibitions, outside the Cité des enfants. Reservations for the planetarium, the Argonaut submarine and the Metamorphoses children exhibition are made directly on-site, subject to availability on the day of your visit. "Climate emergency" : permanent exhibition Faced with climate change, humanity must think hard about its relationship to the world and engage collectively in profound transformations at every level of society in order to avert disaster. "Crowds": until January 7, 2024 What is the crowd? What does it do to us? At the crossroads of many scientific disciplines – fluid mechanics, granular physics, mathematics, cognitive sciences and social psychology, is the study of the crowd. Explore how crowds, whether compact, dilated or at a distance, reveal the social character of our species. "Cancer": until September 17, 2023 Today, cancer is still taboo; it is time to understand its scientific, psychological and social dimensions. The exhibition, conceived through the prism of the patient, the nursing staff or the accompanying person, has chosen to put the human being at the heart of its system, in order to free up speech on life during and after the illness. Metamorphoses until November 24, 2023 The exhibition offers children a chance to explore various metamorphoses – natural, amazing and also personal – by bringing together science and imagination. It also introduces the basis of a scientific approach by encouraging children of all ages to observe, be amazed and question – whilst stimulating their imagination. Whether they are the sources of fascination or apprehension, metamorphoses open up new possibilities.

Paris: 2-Hour Perfume Creation Workshop

2. Paris: 2-Hour Perfume Creation Workshop

Imagine a fragrance as unique as you are. Candora is a new French perfume brand with 24 fragrances offering a tailor-made fragrance creation. You are invited to learn the art of blending and have the pleasure of creating your own personal fragrance. Embark on a sensational olfactive journey in a friendly atmosphere. Get introduced to French 'Art de Vivre' and Parisian elegance. Start with an instructive quiz, which will unveil parts of the history of perfumes and the mysteries of fragrance conception. Then, awaken your senses and emotions with the power of smelling as each guest will be able to smell 8 to 10 different fragrances. Develop your creativity and choose your favorite fragrances and then blend them in a graduated glass. Learn to adapt the quantity of each ingredient to your taste and find out if you are Oud-Rose, Lavender-Vetiver, or Iris-Cedar-Wild Herbs. Take home your hand-made fragrance in a perfume bottle as a one-of-a-kind memory of your time in Paris.

2-Hour Bread Making Class in Paris

3. 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.

Paris: French Wine Tasting Class with Sommelier

4. Paris: French Wine Tasting Class with Sommelier

Join the kind of class you weren't offered at school and get advice on how to identify, select, and taste wine. Held in central Paris, go on a journey through the wine regions of France for the wine tasting tour de France option, and get a much better understanding about wine in general. The venue is a few minutes walk from the Louvre, and you will taste different wines, from different regions of France. Discover the difference between the wine produce of Champagne and beyond. With a unique and refreshing approach, your sommelier will take you through a variety of themes to build up your wine knowledge.  Hear about how Champagne is made and how to taste wine properly. Go through the main wine regions of France, the grapes they grow, and the style of wine they make.  Learn how to read a French label, and clarify concepts like terroir and appellation. All the wine will be available for sale, plus many more other varietals, too. Just ask your sommelier. And if you want to stay on for dinner and keep on trying more wines, the O Chateau’s brand new wine bar is ready and waiting, with delicious food and 40 wines to try by the glass every day.

Paris: Macaron Class at Galeries Lafayette

5. 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 16 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: 45-minute Chocolate Making Workshop at Choco-Story

6. Paris: 45-minute Chocolate Making Workshop at Choco-Story

Try your hand at creating a tasty and beautiful chocolate treat with a Chocolate making workshop. Spend 45 minutes with a chocolatier and learn how to decorate your very own chocolate bar. Choose the shape and design of your chocolate. Layer your chocolate with toppings that such as orange stripes, marshmallows, hazelnut cubes, and mini-tablets. Take home your 250 to 300 g of chocolate. That is if you can resist eating it on the spot. Visit Le Musée Gourmand du Chocolat Choco-Story and enjoy 3 floors of exhibits which chronicle the history of chocolate, its origins in South America today. See a live demonstration performed by a chocolatier, and enjoy a chocolate tasting. Kids will delight in the engaging and chocolatey displays.

Paris: Perfume Making Workshop & Perfume Museum Guided Tour

7. Paris: Perfume Making Workshop & Perfume Museum Guided Tour

Immerse yourself in a world of scents with this experience at the Fragonard Perfume Museum. Discover the museum's collection of fragrance bottles and artifacts as you wander through this space containing three thousand years of perfume history and create your own scent during a perfume workshop. To begin, learn about Grasse, the world perfume capital, find out about raw perfume materials, and see ancient fragrance objects. The second part of the museum exhibits ancient art objects and feats of goldsmithing and you can admire unusual, rare, and precious bottles from the Pharaohs to Fabergé. Discover the history, origin, and culture of a very special flower and learn about how it is used in perfume. Find out about the olfactory pyramid and discover the 3 blended compositions that make up the Eau de Toilette. During the perfume-making workshop, create and customize your own scent as you follow the advice of our teacher to create your own Eau de Toilette fragrance.

Paris: Create Macarons with Pâtisserie Chef Noémie

8. Paris: Create Macarons with Pâtisserie Chef Noémie

Craft one of the most beloved French delicacies, the macaron, at a guided workshop with Chef Noémie. Follow step-by-step guidance to create two kinds of macarons from scratch and savor your colorful creations at home. Join Chef Noémie at her atelier in Paris and take part in a macaron-making workshop tailored to all skill levels. Learn more about French culture and the origin of this delicious treat. Create two distinct types of macarons with a variety of classic fillings to choose from, including chocolate, lemon, salted butter caramel, coffee, pistachio, or walnuts. After the class, enjoy a well-deserved cup of tea or coffee and chat with Chef Noémie to learn more about how to create these delicious French treats in your own kitchen. Chef Noémie graduated from the Lenôtre Culinary Institute, one of the finest pâtisserie schools in the world. Join her as she shares a beloved staple of French pâtisseries and master the art of making the iconic macaron.

Paris: Graffiti and Street Art Workshop

9. Paris: Graffiti and Street Art Workshop

Discover your inner Obey – or Cost – and learn how to create your own piece of street art in Paris. Take part in a street art workshop to release your creativity and explore all steps to create a piece of graffiti art in a friendly atmosphere. Meet real street artists and take part in a creative brainstorming session with an artist to work on your initial ideas. Explore different street art techniques and Learn how to refine your creation and more. Manage color associations to realize your creation on a large graffiti mural in an urban environment, and then add the last details with brushes to become a part of the street art movement!

2.5 Hour French Pastry Cooking Class in Paris

10. 2.5 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 2 or 3 famous French deserts such as Paris-Brest, molten chocolate cake, and Grand Marnier Soufflés. Depending on the season the chef will the most appropriate desserts to make. 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.

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4.4 / 5

based on 183 reviews

I had a great experience. It was fun. We laughed a lot and met new and interesting people. Our teacher, Fred was just wonderful. He’s a really good teacher, very knowledgeable with a warm charming personality. Learned a lot. I hope to do it again. Thanks for the experience.

It was a great wine tasting that goes through various regions of France along with a history of winemaking and even some of the politics behind wine exports in France. Overall would highly recommended to any wine lovers

A real treat when in Paris. Paul was amazing and the wines devine. I do suggest to eat before or order the additional cheese with the wine pairing!

With my nieces and granddaughter we thoroughly enjoyed this class. I am excited to try to make them again at home!

Informative and fun class! Exceeded expectations and a very memorable experience.