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Tour code: 3234PARISMACAROON
Add some variety to your Paris itinerary and bring home a reusable souvenir at the same time – learn to make French macarons from a local chef. Take a cooking class in a private apartment in central Paris, where your knowledgeable chef will guide you through the process of making one of the country's most delightful sweets. Learn to make the perfect meringues with which to sandwich a flavorful layer of cream. Class size is limited to eight people, ensuring more personalized attention from the chef.


  • 3-hour French macaroon-making class in a private Paris apartment
  • Learn how to make authentic macaroons from a French chef
  • Take home a special macaroon recipe so you can replicate the sweets at home
  • Small-group class limited to eight people for a personalized experience

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What You Can Expect

Learn How To Make French Macaroons in Paris

Learn How To Make French Macaroons in Paris

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.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

My wife has made macaroons at home, but this class gave her inside tips she didn't know. Making macaroons is very precise, and Chef Marthe was fantastic.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Fantastic, Chef Marthe made macaroons with my daughter and her friend both 13, they had a great time, and the macaroons are out of this world delicious!

Ceasare G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Fun and unique experience in Paris. Apartment where the class was held was easy access thanks to a close by metro stop. We probably ate half a dozen before we left with our take home box, all were delicious! The instructor was very patient and made it a good time for all.

Joyce E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Loved our class. Chef Frederick was great! The macaroons delicious!

Carolyn C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Frédéric Dillon-Corneck Is a pro and great teacher.His thoughtful plan made the lesson fun, hands on, informative and trouble free, with laughter, conversation and great jazz playing in the background. This is a fabulous activity and the macaroons- amazingly delicious to take home. Loved it!

Sonja L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Frederic was great and the macaroons were fantastic. Great way to spend an afternoon with my 14 year old son

Elizabeth K M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

A true extra highlight of our trip. Our Macarons came out looking perfectly, we couldn't believe it. Chef Fred was great with my teens too. We left with boxes of amazing macarons to enjoy. I added this at the last minute and everyone agreed it was a special experience.

Stephanie K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

It was really great! A fun educational way to spend an afternoon

Carolyn M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

This tour was amazing!

Lord Sebastian Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2015

I bought this make French Macaroons as a surprise for my partner, and he had a great time. He had no idea what we were going to do and was very excited when he found out. The Chef was brilliant, he explained things well, put everything we were doing into context and from start to finish we made, created and baked four different flavored Macaroons.

After we were able to take all our baked goodies with us with our supplied carry boxes. We were very popular back at our hotel reception desk when we handed them out, and they loved them and said they where the best they had ever had. We told them we had just made them, and they couldn't believe we could make such perfect tasting macaroons, well we did and in no small part to the wonderful guidance of master Chef Frederic.

This makes a great surprise event which can be done with a loved one or the whole family. Well set up, very clean and excellent training with fluent English proffesional French Chef. Superb!

From USD $ 134.70

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