Macarons Small Group French Cooking Class With A Parisian Chef

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  • Duration: 3 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    03:00 PM
  • Departure Details :
    Paris, France
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Macarons, a famous French dessert since the beginning of the 20th century, may seem daunting to make; but don't fear! With our expert chef, you'll learn the steps from start to finish to make the perfect French-style macaron. In this 3-hour class that takes place in the chef's own Parisian apartment, you'll select 2-3 flavors with the other participants, roll up your sleeves, and get to work. You'll get to leave with a box of your homemade macarons (if there are any left!), and your chef will share with you their own personal recipe by email, so that you can make macarons once back home.


  • Free snacks included
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Small group ensures personal service

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Under the watchful eye of your host a French chef spend an afternoon in a private apartment in the heart of Paris, discovering the culinary secrets to making delicate macarons from the recipe of the famous French pastry chef Pierre Herm. The double-decker macaron made by sticking two macaron shells together with ganache (filling)was first done by Maison Ladure, a legendary Paris pastry shop, in 1930. Today, colorful macarons line all Parisian pastry shops. Chic and irresistibly delicious, they are the perfect French treat!

Your 3-hour macaron-making experience will take place in a private kitchen, with regular utensils and equipment so you can easily make your macarons 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 macarons and a copy of the recipe to share with your friends back home (or keep all to yourself!).


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!



Hotel pickup and drop-off

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 experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

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  • 08-Sep-2022

    Spending time with friends in the home kitchen of the chef. The lessons the chef imparted were useful. Our suggested improvements would be some beverages such as water, champagne, or coffee. When the class concludes we could have a seat and enjoy our creations.

  • 08-Aug-2022

    It was hands on and Chef Marthe was very welcoming and patient. She made sure all of the children participated. The Macarons were so good!! Thank you!

  • 02-Aug-2022

    Amazing experience with our Chef Fred! Making Macaroons was fun and " easy", lots of great tips! Our macaroons turned out perfect! Highly recommended.

  • 22-Jul-2022

    This was my favorite thing I did while in Paris! Our chef was so informative and patient. It’s a bit pricey but totally worth it because of all the tips I got that I could t get from a recipe online. It was so fun and I got VERY lost and ended up being 30 minutes late but she let me join in and explained everything I missed. So so fun and delicious.

  • 24-Jun-2022

    A really special and memorable experience. Our chef was a great instructor and very personable with kids. I don’t think I would be able to replicate the macaroons at home; however, we viewed this as a fun activity for the family that also provided a much needed break from all the walking. We made enough macaroons to last us the whole trip.

  • 16-Jun-2022

    Marthe’s class was fun and thoroughly enjoyable! So glad I signed up and look forward to other classes in the future.

  • 14-Jun-2022

    Highly recommend! Would love to do another cooking class with Marthe again! Even gyro bring a little box of macaroons back to hotel!

  • 08-Jun-2022

    An excellent teacher, wonderfully patient but loaded with well as being extremely knowledgeable and passionate about cooking.

  • 03-Jun-2022

    Fred was excellent! The class was great and the macarons were delicious. Can’t wait to make them at home.

  • 12-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.

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