5 star rating: Highly Recommended 31 Reviews

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  • Location: Paris, France
  • Duration:  2 hours (approx.)
Learn how to make classic French baguettes and croissants with an expert Parisian baker during this two-hour baking workshop. Using recipes handed down for generations, you’ll discover the baker’s secrets of creating the perfect bread. This hands-on experience takes place behind the scenes of a traditional French bakery in central Paris, and when the class is over, you’ll have fresh baguettes and croissants to take with you and enjoy later! This small-group experience is limited to eight people, ensuring you’ll receive personal attention from your instructor.

Highlights

  • Go behind the scenes of a French bakery during a 2-hour baking workshop
  • Learn how to make classic French baguettes and croissants
  • Discover French baking secrets from your expert baker/instructor
  • Savor freshly baked goods right out of the oven
  • Take home two baguettes and some croissants to enjoy later
  • Small-group class with a maximum of eight people ensures a personalized experience

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What You Can Expect

Experience Paris: Baguette and Croissant Workshop

Learn how to make your very own French baguettes!

Your French baking workshop starts when you arrive at your Parisian bakery and go behind the scenes to become a baker for the morning. Experience the daily life of a Parisian baker as you learn the secrets of perfecting the classic bread that’s an integral part of French daily life – the baguette.

There are many different kinds of baguettes, and during your workshop, you’ll bake two types, as well another French favorite – croissants. The flour will fly while your watch your expert baker demonstrate the proper techniques, from mixing and kneading the dough to shaping, decorating and putting it in the oven. Then do it all yourself!

The reward for your hard work comes as you bite into your freshly baked baguette as soon as it leaves the oven. When your class is over, you’ll have two baguettes and two croissants to take with you, as well as the recipes so you can do it all again at home.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This was great. The baker was helpful, cheerful and made for a very pleasant experience, not only for me but also for my 2 children. It was a nice to see someone who thoroughly enjoyed his craft and wanted to share his knowledge with others. If you are interested in baking, this is a must do. I would very much recommend.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Loved this! Arrive at the bakery and not only was the baker extremely nice, so was the translated. Learning to make baguette and croissants in Paris! Downstairs by the oven is warm obviously, but so worth it. Don't wear uncomfortable shoes, standing the entire time.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Great to be able to do both baguettes and croissants in the same class. Charming baker with cute smile and lots of tips for trying it on your own. French to English interpeter was a wonderful woman.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

We loved this workshop.It was definitely one of the highlights of our Paris trip. we learned lots about bread making and pastry making and look forward to trying out the recipes at home- we are still waiting for them to be sent. Martin was lovely and the interpreter was good too. The class was less hands on than we expected but still worthwhile.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

My friend and I ended up having a private workshop as no one else signed up that day. The baker was so nice and welcoming, and our translator was very good as well. Great class and so much fun!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

This class was fantastic and was a lot of fun. We learned how to make several different breads and pastries and had a lot of fun doing it. The recipes were sent out promptly as we'll.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

What a great experience! So much more goes into making baguettes and croissants than I would have guessed.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Of all our tour experiences, this one was "the best" so educational and with a lot of interaction. Class size is small which is perfect. The baker is wonderful. He is so knowledgeable and passionate about his profession, enabling him to pass on many of his "tips for success" when baking at home. Even President Obama's head chef attended one of his classes because he is so remarkable.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

My family and I had a great time with the cooking workshop. The master baker was excellent. We would recommend this to anyone.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

Of all that we did in Paris this was the best tour. The location was easy to find and our tour guide met us promptly before the tour. She provided significant information about what we were to experience and set the stage for a great time. We were fortunate as there were only two us on this tour and so we had a very intimate and informative time. The Chef was engaging, witty and passionate about the subject. This is truly a hands on event and all the better. Our 2 hour tour turned into 3 and we were provide many opportunities to get 'hands on' with baking. Bring your camera as you will want to take many pictures. As part of the tour the Chef puts you on his email list and sends you recipes, tips and ideas on the topics.
Our Chef was engaging and very supportive of our attempts to "bake the bread". If you're in Paris and done with the typical visitor activities, this is the tour that takes you into the heart of Parisian Life, how to make the Baguette and Pastry.

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