Private Cooking Class With Catherine Near Arc De Triomphe - Paris

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  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 3 Hrs
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    Paris, France
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
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    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Learn how to make a French meal with a local chef in Paris during this private cooking class. Catherine will welcome you into her professional kitchen in her flat near the Arc de triomphe, where you'll help prepare a 3-course lunch in a relaxed atmosphere with your private small group. A cookbook writer, Catherine has spent many years in Provence, where she learned and taught how to make authentic French cuisine. When booking, you have the option to upgrade to include a visit to the market.


Get inside tips from a local

Private guide for a more personalized experience

Lunch included

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Your private cooking class takes place at an apartment near the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. If you select the market option when booking, your experience starts at the market, where you'll meet Catherine, your instructor, who shows you her favorite market shops to select ingredients for the class; high-quality ingredients are very important in French cuisine.

Learn about the products, their appellations and origins, and the ideal season for them to be used. Then stop by the bakery to get some fresh bread before heading to Catherine's apartment, a welcoming home where she shares her love of French cuisine with you.

Catherine explains her carefully chosen menu, which varies depending on the seasonal ingredients. French food is one of the richest in the world, so Catherine will have selected recipes that you can take home and make again for your family and friends. After an introduction of the steps to follow, she invites you to participate (if you wish) in the slicing and preparation of vegetables and meats.

Once the 3-course meal is prepared, sit down to enjoy your lunch with Catherine.



Bottled water

Lunch - 3-course lunch

Private cooking instructor


Transportation to/from attractions

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Wheelchair accessible

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Minimum drinking age is 18 years

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travelers

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  • 20-Oct-2022

    What a great experience! Have to say, they sent us the wrong time to meet Catherine at the market and we called wondering where she was. She RAN to the market to meet us and felt so bad. We felt bad she had to run but it didn’t dampen a thing. She is lovely and her place is so beautiful. It really gives you a true Parisian experience and less touristy to get to visit a real Parisian apt and see her antiques and way of life. The food was so simple and so so good. Makes you stop and realize we don’t need to add and add for flavor but keep it simpler and let the food sing. We will do again next time we come to Paris!

  • 17-Oct-2022

    Our cooking class with Catherine was definitely a highlight of our trip! Being able to do this in a home setting was so special, and Catherine was very sweet and knowledgable about French cooking, as well as the city itself. We had a vegetarian in our group and she was accommodating to her dietary requirements. I would absolutely recommend adding this to your Paris itinerary!

  • 02-Oct-2022

    Catherine was a great host and demonstrated the making soufflé isn’t hard at all. It was easy to follow her directions and explanations. She spoke English very well and could explain everything clearly. We wish her cookbooks were in English.

  • 18-Sep-2022

    The cooking class and market visit with Catherine was a true highlight of my trip! She was very knowledgeable and her recipes were so unique. Would highly recommend for anyone visiting Paris!

  • 26-Oct-2019

    This was one of the highlights of our trip to Paris. Catherine was a lovely hostess and instructor. It was such an honor to be invited into her home.

  • 26-Sep-2019

    We had a wonderful time cooking with Catherine and highly recommend this activity. We learned some cooking tips and she recommended some sites to see in Paris.

  • 14-Jul-2019

    We thoroughly enjoyed our morning and afternoon with Catherine. We thought we knew Parisian markets, having visited Paris many times, but she taught us about quality, seasonality and labeling. We stopped in interesting shops and learned about what make each unique. Catherine's apartment was wonderful and welcoming. It was truly an honor to be a guest in her home. We cooked simple, tasty and approachable dishes, ones we have cooked at home several times. I highly recommend booking a class with Catherine and soaking up the full experience. We will be back and visit with her again.

  • 02-Jun-2019

    Her recipe is really practical and easy to follow. I was able to recreate it at home. Also she gave me some cool tips for cooking. Very educational and local experience.

  • 27-May-2019

    On our first day in Paris, we ventured to the 16th for a market tour and cooking class with Catherine. She met us at her favorite market, led us through it, then we headed to her apartment. It was located in a beautiful building, charmingly decorated. Then the cooking started! We made a starter of mushroom soup, chicken as a main dish served with ratatouille, and a really lovely 'French toast' with strawberries. Simple, delicious and beautifully presented.

  • 14-Mar-2019

    Catherine was a wonderful hostess. Very patient with our learning her style of cooking. She highlighted how to organize our time and the need to multi-task both preparation and cooking. Emphasis on presentation and conversation topped off our visit. Worth every penny. Love the Apartment.

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