• Location: Paris, France
  • Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
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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.

Highlights

  • 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

What You Can Expect

Learn How to Make French Macarons in Paris

Learn to make French Macarons

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

Keith C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

Wow! What a great experience learning how to make Macarons with Chef Marthe in Paris. Our family of four had a great time, as it turned out to be just the five of us for the class. She made us feel comfortable, especially our two children, ages 15 and 11. Good combination of formal and hands-on instruction, plus lots of insight into Paris cooking culture. Afterwards, Chef Marthe emailed us all of the recipes as well as suggestions for places to eat in Paris as well as where to buy cooking equipment or what exactly to buy once we got back home.

It's easy to feel like you're going through the masses on tours and major sightseeing locations, it's really nice to have a 1-on-1 experience that's personal, memorable as well as a practical skill you can use again. Highly recommended!

Amy J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

True fun for our whole family! Our children, ages 7 and 9 truly enjoyed making and eating these and the chef was funny, fun, and terrific with the kids and adults. Definitely worth it!

shannon

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

We had a wonderful experience with Chef Marthe. The Macarons came out wonderfully, we learned all the tricks she uses, and she made many recommendations to us for where to buy supplies and for where to eat. Yum yum. Can't wait to try them when we get home!

lisa h

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Had a great time, made 4 different types-I will be making again at home!

Cris B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Could not have asked for a better experience! Chef Fred was amazing!

Jing H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

A life time memory

Khaled A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

It was a delight being instructed by chef Frederic. He took us into his kitchen and showed us the art of making Macarons. We were lucky enough to be the only group that day, so it was pretty much a private lesson.
Highly recommend this class for couples and parents with young teenagers. Gives you something to do during the afternoon and you get to keep, and eat of course, the macarons you made.
Try to take this class towards the end of your trip, that way you can take some macarons back home with you.

Dorothy

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Loved this class! We had tried getting into a macarons class previously, but it was cancelled, so were thrilled when this trip arrangements were made for the class and it turned out to be a private one for the two of us. I had tried making macarons previously, with mixed results, so was very happy to learn some of the tips from Fred, and I now understand why I had mixed results. We didn't expect to make four different flavours, so that was a real nice surprise. This was great fun and I highly recommend it to anyone interested in macarons. THANK YOU FRED!

RUSSELL S Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

A well spent afternoon with Fred learning the art of making French Macarons. Easy to find location. Great instruction and demonstration and plenty of participation in making these treats. We made 4 different fillings and completed quite a few macarons. We also got to take home a box full of our creations! Unfortunately they didn't travel home to Australia very well - but the still tasted great!

Elmo C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

Great experience with a wonderful teacher. Was the highlight of our trip to Paris for my 10 year old daughter.

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