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icon3 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
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Overview

Add some variety to your Paris itinerary and learn to make French macarons from a local chef. Take a cooking class in a private apartment in central Paris, where your chef will guide you through the process of making one of the country's most delightful sweets. Watch how to make the perfect meringues and hear the secrets behind the flavorful layers of cream. Class size is limited to eight people, ensuring more personalized attention.
  • 3-hour French macaron-making class in a private Paris apartment
  • Learn how to make authentic macarons from a French chef
  • Take home a special macaron recipe so you can replicate the sweets at home
  • Small-group class limited to eight people for a personalized experience
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Dessert
Macarons
Professional French chef as your host
Use of apron and cooking utensils
Small group cooking class (maximum 8 people)
Take away a box of homemade macarons
A copy of the recipe to share with your friends back home (or keep all to yourself!
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Paris , Paris, France

Your class will take place at a chef's apartment within Paris city limits. You will be sent the name of your chef, their full address and directions to the apartment via email shortly after booking.

3:00 PM
This activity will end right where it started.
Make your way to a private apartment in the city center of Paris to meet a local French chef who will be your teacher and guide for this cooking class. Learn what it takes to produce the celebrated French macaron, a combination of crisp meringue and creamy filling, using the legendary recipe of French pastry chef Pierre Hermé.

These sweet treats were made famous by the Ladurée pastry shop, which has been producing the confection since 1930. Each macaron is comprised of two delicate meringue cookies that sandwich a flavorful creamy filling, and today they can be found in any pastry shop in Paris and throughout France.

During your 3-hour macaron class, you'll learn to make these delightful treats with cooking equipment found in most home kitchens, enabling you to recreate the experience when you return home. Your group will choose two macaron flavors to make from the following options: coffee, lemon, raspberry with Tonka bean, chocolate or coconut with milk chocolate.

When the lesson is complete, you'll not only leave with a recipe you can use over and over again, but you'll also get a box of your own handmade macarons to take with you.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements or too many passengers in one booking that would overbook the class. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Macarons contain almond powder; please be advised that this class cannot be adapted to those with almond allergies.
  • Please advise any allergies (food, animals...)
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Meeting the French
You can cancel up to 7 days in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 7 full days before the experience’s start time.
  • Any changes made less than 6 full days before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • For a 50% refund, you must cancel 3–6 full days before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 2 full days before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 2 full days before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.


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star-5
A delicious and sweet experience!
mari_p
, Aug 2022
It was hands on and Chef Marthe was very welcoming and patient. She made sure all of the children participated. The Macarons were so good!! Thank you!
star-5
Amazing experience with...
svetlanakalinovich
, Aug 2022
Amazing experience with our Chef Fred! Making Macaroons was fun and " easy", lots of great tips! Our macaroons turned out perfect! Highly recommended.
star-5
The BEST thing to do in Paris
Belyn_N
, Jul 2022
This was my favorite thing I did while in Paris! Our chef was so informative and patient. It’s a bit pricey but totally worth it because of all the tips I got that I could t get from a recipe online. It was so fun and I got VERY lost and ended up being 30 minutes late but she let me join in and explained everything I missed. So so fun and delicious.
star-5
Awesome and special experience
Yelena_L
, Jun 2022
A really special and memorable experience. Our chef was a great instructor and very personable with kids. I don’t think I would be able to replicate the macaroons at home; however, we viewed this as a fun activity for the family that also provided a much needed break from all the walking. We made enough macaroons to last us the whole trip.
star-5
Macaron class
Patty_K
, Jun 2022
Marthe’s class was fun and thoroughly enjoyable! So glad I signed up and look forward to other classes in the future.
star-5
Highly recommend! Would...
Holly_J
, Jun 2022
Highly recommend! Would love to do another cooking class with Marthe again! Even gyro bring a little box of macaroons back to hotel!
star-5
You can't beat Fred!
Doug_D
, Jun 2022
An excellent teacher, wonderfully patient but loaded with humor...as well as being extremely knowledgeable and passionate about cooking.
star-5
A must try when in Paris!
Rosa_L
, Jun 2022
Fred was excellent! The class was great and the macarons were delicious. Can’t wait to make them at home.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Yummy Experience
Kevin_U
, May 2022
We had limited time in Paris and did not want to waste it in lines at the Louve, Eifel Tower, etc. We were looking for unique experiences that also involved things we love as a family. This was perfect. You meet your Chef at a nice Parisian apartment with a great view. The entire experience was great, we learned some excellent techniques and our chef was very friendly and made us feel comfortable. The Macarons were the best we have ever had and the best part is that we made them with the guidance and assistance from a Parisian Chef. And one of the best parts is, you have plenty to take away. We enjoyed them on both or train back to London and our flight home to the US and still have some.
star-5
Wonderful experience cooking in Paris
Deborah_M
, May 2022
Marthe was wonderful, patient and involved everyone in our group. It was a nice small group, just four of us. The macarons were delicious. She provided us with everything we needed along with the recipe in an email after the class. Highly recommend.
star-5
So AZA Ming and authentic
Trisha_B
, May 2022
This was an amazing experience and Martha was a great host. We got to learn the artisan of macarons.
star-5
Fun with macarons
patricia_S
, Apr 2022
This was a great class fun for all ages. Chef spent time assisting all of us. Great instructions I was with my 9 yo granddaughter and there were a total of 6 of us. Learned to make the fillings, cooks batter,and how to pipe the cookies The tasting time was the best part all were delicious. We made lemon,raspberry,chocolate ganache,and caramel fillings Would suggest this to anyone
star-4
Eating the macaron. Chef...
Stacia_P
, Apr 2022
Eating the macaron. Chef was very knowledgeable. Meeting new people. The chef gave a lit of info that would not be in a recipe.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Dear Stacia, Thank you for this nice review! We are glad to read you enjoyed your Macaron cooking class with our chef. I hope you will bring back to your home, everything you learnt during the class. Please don't hesitate to book another tour with us. Have a great day! Best regards Meeting the French
star-5
Making and taking Macrons home. What more could you ask for?
Amit_K
, Apr 2022
Really great experience. The chef is brilliant, lots of great tips and stories along the way. Highly recommend. I went with my 10 year old daughter who made friends with another family there, I couldn’t have asked for more!
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Hi, Thank you for this great review! We are glad to read you enjoyed your macaron cooking class with your daughter. We hope that you will be able to reproduce what you learnt during class, at home. Please don't hesitate to book another tour with us. Have a great day! Best regards, Meeting the French
star-5
Macaroons family style
Gina_L
, Apr 2022
My 9y.o. Asked to make macaroons but n paris, this was the class with no age limit, AND it was amazing. We were treated all the same despite age difference, the technique and description was eye opening, b/c we learned tricks we had never seen to make a proper macaron. This class was one of the best things we experienced as a family and we have and will recommend it to our friends traveling here thanks to M
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Dear Gina, Thank you for this great review! We are glad to read you and your son enjoyed your Macarons cooking class and learnt a lot. We hope you had fun and that you will bring back to your home this wonderful memory. Please don't hesitate to book another tour with us. Have a great day! Best regards, Meeting the French
star-5
Wonderfully delicious!
Mike_H
, Apr 2022
Fred was wonderful! Our Macon’s turned out perfect! We got a lot to take and eat. He gave many helpful tips on how to succeed!
star-5
Amazing
Dana_J
, Mar 2022
We had the best time, and we learned a lot of tips. We highly recommend Fredric and this fantastic class.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Dear Dana, Thank you for this lovely review! We are glad to read you enjoyed your Macarons Cooking Class with chef Frédéric. We hope that you will be able to reproduce what you learnt during class, at home. Please don't hesitate to book another tour with us. Have a great day! Best regards,
star-5
Highly Recomment-Great Class!
Blair_M
, Feb 2022
Chef Fred was superb. My son and I took the macaroon class and we made 4 different fillings (Lemon, Rasberry, Chocolate and Caramel). There are 1,001 little tips and tricks and he shared with us that you would never know unless you took the class (e.g. when the caramel is done and ready to come off the stove). The macaroons we made came out perfect and we went home with like 40-50 macaroons! The class was in his home and what you realize is that you dont need much in the way of fancy equipment to make great food. I highly recommend him and this class.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2022
Dear Blair, Thank you for this great review! We are glad to read you and your son enjoyed your macaroon class with chef Fred. I hope you learnt a lot and that you'll bring back all the tips and tricks to reproduce the macaroons at your home. Please don't hesitate to book another tour with us! Have a great day! Best regards,
star-5
Happy girls
Maria_C
, Nov 2021
Frederick was amazing. We had a very pleasant time learning how to make macarons. A must do. Place was easy to find.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Dear Maria, Thank you very much for your message! We are glad that you enjoyed your Macaron Class. Please don't hesitate to book other classes with us! Best regards
star-5
Great class; fun and delicious.
Susan_T
, Sep 2021
So glad I took this class. I met terrific people, and Marthe does a great job demystifying making macarons.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Dear Susan, Thank you very much for your review! Don't hesitate to book other classes with our chefs in the future. Best regards

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