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Macarons Small Group French Cooking Class with a Parisian Chef

Paris, France
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  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds

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

Sample Menu

Dessert

Macarons

What's Included

  • 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

Departure & Return

Departure Point

  • 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.

Departure Time

3:00 PM

Return Details

This activity will end right where it started.

What To Expect

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.

Additional Info

  • 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

Cancellation Policy

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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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!
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
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
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
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!
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.
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,
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.
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,
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