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Learn How To Make French Macaroons in Paris

52 Reviews

  • Location: Paris, France
  • Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 3234PARISMACAROON
Take some time out from your Paris sightseeing to learn how to make a famous French confection – macaroons. Meet a local French chef in a private Parisian apartment in the heart of the city, where you'll discover the secrets behind making these esteemed, colorful French delights, made of two moist meringue shells sandwiched together by a creamy filling. This small-group experience is limited to eight people, so you'll learn how to make these special treats with personalized attention from your host.

Highlights

  • Free snacks included
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Small group ensures personal service
Under the watchful eye of your expert host – a French chef – spend an afternoon in a private apartment in the heart of Paris, discovering the culinary secrets to making delicate macarons (macaroons in French) from the recipe of the famous French pastry chef Pierre Hermé. The double-decker macaroon – made by sticking two macaroon shells together with ganache (filling)—was first done by Maison Ladurée, a legendary Paris pastry shop, in 1930. Today, colorful macaroons line all Parisian pastry shops. Chic and irresistibly delicious, they are the perfect French treat!

Your three-hour macaroon-making experience will take place in a private kitchen, with regular utensils and equipment so you can easily make your macaroons again at home. Two flavors will be chosen and created by your group out of the following options: chocolate, lemon, raspberry with Tonka bean, coconut with milk chocolate, or coffee.

At the end of your class, you will take away a box of macaroons and a copy of the recipe to share with your friends back home (or keep all to yourself!).

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Central Paris
Departure Time:
3pm
Duration:
3 hours (approx.)
Return Details:
Concludes at Ile Saint-Louis (Central Paris)

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Learn How To Make French Macaroons in Paris

Learn How To Make French Macaroons in Paris
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Inclusions:
  • Professional French chef as your host
  • Use of apron and cooking utensils
  • Small group cooking class (maximum 8 people)
  • Take away a box of 20 macaroons
  • A copy of the recipe to share with your friends back home (or keep all to yourself!)
Exclusions:
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Lester S, July 2016

This hands on class is a don't miss! Fred was a wonderful teacher and we learned how to make a great salted caramel filling. All of the ingredients were fresh - raspberries, lemon, chocolate and the techniques were fun to master. I enjoyed the wide open kitchen with plenty of work space and jazz music in the background. We had great fun and gained new skills. It was great to leave with our efforts in a cute box!

Reviewed by: Robert H, June 2016

Excellent choice with two children ages 12 and 14. The chef made it so enjoyable for all of us. Would highly recommend this to anyone wanting to see Paris in a different way.

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