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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.

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Paris Bakery Tour

2. 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.

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Paris: French Macarons Baking Class with a Parisian Chef

3. 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.

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Paris 2.5-Hour Unique Macaron Cooking Class

4. 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.

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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 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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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.

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2-Hour French Pastry Cooking Class in Paris

7. 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.

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French Lesson at Cafe de Flore and Paris Guided Tour

8. French Lesson at Cafe de Flore and Paris Guided Tour

Everyone knows Paris is not easy to navigate as a non-Francophone, so enroll in a 1.5-hour French lesson over a coffee with a local Parisian language instructor, and improve your French during your stay in Paris. If you are a beginner to the language, meet with your instructor any day at 09:00, and learn the basics of the language and how to express yourself and your needs. If you are slightly more advanced, meet at 11:00 and improve your language skills with helpful lessons and practice. The lesson is geared towards your level, your goals and your interests; discuss anything from art to sports to the state of French civilization. The lesson takes place in the heart of Paris, in the typically Parisian atmosphere of Cafe de Flore, one of the city's most beautiful cafes and known for receiving many famous writers and artists over its 120 years in the business. Located near to the famous Saint-Germain-des-Près district, the neighborhood is worth exploring, and after your lesson, enjoy a guided visit through the district to appreciate its fascinating history and character.

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Paris: French Pastry Secrets Class with Ferrandi Chef

9. 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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Paris: Belleville 3 Hour Walking Food Tour with a Local

10. Paris: Belleville 3 Hour Walking Food Tour with a Local

First, head to a coffee shop to enjoy a locally brewed coffee and typical French pastries. Listen to an introduction to the neighborhood from your guide. Visit the kitchen's bakery and see behind the scenes as you learn about the process of making traditional French baguettes and croissants. You will, of course, have the opportunity to try some baguettes or other bread and viennoiseries.   Next, stop in a French version of a delicatessen, for an introduction to Mediterranean foods which are typically enjoyed as appetizers. After this, take the opportunity to stroll around the neighborhood and meet local merchants. Explore the charming village of Belleville and admire the best views over the city from the most beautiful terrasse in Paris.  Then, visit a wine and cheese shop, where the shop owner will tell you about his wines, paired with French cheeses.  Finish with dessert - a typical French gateau or cake.  Finally, stop at a local produce stall and taste some of the owner's specialty fruits and vegetables.

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What people are saying about Paris

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 323 reviews

Loved this experience. We got coffee and a bunch of treats to try prior to going into the bakery where we got an up close look at how everything is made. My kids loved the experience. We got to roll out and shape our own bread and make a cake. We also got to roll some crossaints. Our guide was very energetic and nice. The bakery staff was also very nice and friendly

A wonderful morning spent with Noémie making macarons. Noémie is warm and a great and experienced teacher, very organised and generous with tips on lots of things. A real highlight of our trip to Paris! Elaine and Niall

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!

Had a wonderful time with Igor. He is very knowledgeable and passionate about baking. The tour was definitely worth it, and a great experience

Tuc was a great guide. Very enjoyable time for us and our four children.