Tours & activities by Historvius from Viator

  • Location: Paris, France
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
From USD $135.05

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Take a quintessential French pastry and dessert cooking class in the heart of Paris! Choose from six different morning or afternoon classes to learn how to make macarons, puff pastries, choux pastries and French tarts and desserts. Your 2.5- or 3-hour class is a hands-on experience led by a professional English-speaking chef who'll guide you through each step and answer any questions you have. At the end of your class, you'll get to devour your sweet creations! Whether you're a cooking enthusiast or a novice, this cooking class promises to be fun and entertaining.
Your cooking class takes place at a professional kitchen in central Paris. When you arrive, your English-speaking cooking instructor will give you an overview of the menu, teach you about the ingredients, and point out the tools and equipment you'll be using.

During your 2.5- or 3-hour class, you'll learn the techniques and terms of French cooking while making classic French desserts or pastries. This is a hands-on cooking experience, and you'll get to enjoy your creations at the end!

Recipes change regularly and are at the discretion of the chef. Below are examples of what you can expect to make during the class of your choice.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Central Paris
2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
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Returns to original departure point

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Choux Pastry Dessert Class
Code: PCOOK3

Learn how to make choux pastry desserts in your 3-hour class

USD $140.45
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Croissant Making Class
Code: PCOOK7

Learn how to make croissants, pains aux raisins and pains au chocolat in your 3-hour class

USD $140.45
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Macaron Making Class
Code: PCOOK8

Learn how to make macarons in your 2.5-hour class at 10am on Wednesdays

USD $140.45
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French Pastry and Desserts
Code: PCOOK9

Learn how to make French pastries and desserts (excluding choux pastry, puff pastry, croissants or macarons) in your 3-hour class

USD $140.45
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Macaron Making Class
Code: PCOOK10

Learn how to make macarons in your 2.5-hour class at 2pm on Fridays

USD $140.45
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French Tarts Making Class
Code: PCOOK11

Learn how to make French Tarts in your 2.5-hour class at 2pm on Thursdays.

USD $135.05
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Pastry and Dessert Course in Paris

Pastry and Dessert Course in Paris

  • Cooking class
  • Professional local chef
  • All ingredients and cooking utensils
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Please advise any allergies or special dietary requirements at the time of booking
  • Please advise your Paris contact details at time of booking; this information is for the tour operator to keep on record for contact purposes only
Choux Pastry Dessert Class
A choux is a light pastry dough used to make profiteroles, éclairs, beignets and other classic French pastries. It's amazing what you can do with just butter, water, flour and eggs.

  • Cream puffs (chouquettes)
  • Savory eclair with chocolate, coffee or vanilla creamclair salée)
  • Choux pastry and praline cream (Paris-Brest)
  • Double cream puff with chocolate, coffee or vanilla cream (réligieuse)
  • Cream-filled puffs (choux Chantilly)
  • Drying batter
  • Piping batter using a bag (coucher)
  • Glazing (glacer)
Puff Pastry Dessert Class
You'll learn the ins and outs of dough during this class. It's harder than it looks!

  • Napoléon (crème pâtissière)
  • Apple turnovers (chaussons aux pommes)
  • Palm leaves (palmiers)
  • Mixing of the ingredients (detrempe)
  • Adding butter to the dough (beurrage)
  • Creating turns in the dough
  • Enclosing folding and rolling the butter and dough (feuilleter)
  • Rolling out a sheet of pastry dough (abaisser)
  • Scoring indentations with a paring knife (rayer)
Macaron Making Class
These colorful bites are some of the most popular among French desserts. They're as playful and fun as they are delicious!

Possible Flavors:
  • Pistachio
  • Vanilla
  • Chocolate and caramel ganache
  • Passion fruit
  • Milk chocolate ganache
  • Praline
  • Coffee ganache
  • Raspberry jam
  • Blackcurrant ganache
  • Making meringue (petit boule)
  • Folding in the batter (macaronner)
  • Preparing a variety of fillings
  • Piping the batter onto a baking sheet (dresser)

Croissant Making Class

The most famous of all French pastries, croissants, pains aux raisins and pains au chocolat are classic breakfast items.


  • Combining the ingredients to create a light and flaky pastry
  • Rolling and shaping the pastry
  • Filling and decorating
French Pastry and Dessert Class
Gleaming in the windows of every French patisserie are the delights that are the artistic claim to fame when it comes to France's sweet specialties. Learn to recreate desserts that may not be covered in the other classes.

  • Sweetened tart dough with caramelized sugar (crème pâtissière)
  • Crème brûlée
  • Lemon tart topped with meringue
  • Chocolate & raspberry ganache tart
  • Cooking caramel custard in a water bath in the oven (bain-marie)
  • Slice fruits thinly (emincer)
  • Piping batter (dresser)
  • Coating fillings (enrober)
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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.

Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Karen B, January 2017

This was a fabulous class! The kitchen was large, spacious, and set up in indiviudal stations so that each student could practice everything. Everything was set up so that all I had to do was the cooking itself. I was the only student! But the chef was very patient and an excellent teacher! She was Cordon Bleu trained and had worked in a large hotel. I left with a large box of pastries--all fabulous!. My only suggestion is to make it clear up front that you have to get to the class on your own. The kitchen was not easy to find and not very near a metro line.

Reviewed by: LORETTA A, October 2015

Great people, fun and learned a lot.