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French Baking Class: Baguettes and Croissants in a Parisian Bakery

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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 4 more
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Overview

Learn the secrets to making traditional French baguettes and croissants during a 2-hour baking workshop with a chef. Get time-tested recipes handed down over generations, and bread-making techniques that will help you make perfect baked goods. This is a hands-on baking lesson in the back rooms of a French bakery in Paris with group size limited to eight people for maximum personal attention from the instructor for each student. Leave the class with your own freshly-baked baguette to snack on later.
  • Go behind the scenes of a French bakery during a 2-hour baking workshop
  • Learn how to make classic French baguettes and croissants
  • Discover French baking secrets from your baker/instructor
  • Savor freshly-baked goods right out of the oven
  • Small-group class with a maximum of eight people ensures a personalized experience
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Baguette
Varieties of French baguettes (yes, there's more than one)!
Dessert
Croissant
Delicious and buttery French croissants!
Cooking class
Tasting of baguettes and pastries
Recipes
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Gratuities

Departure Point

Le Petit Mitron, 22 Rue Mouton-Duvernet, 75014 Paris, France

Departure Time

10:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Make your way to your traditional bakery in the heart of Paris, where you'll go into the kitchens for a behind-the-scenes lesson to learn the secrets of French bread.

A Parisian baker guides you through the lesson, during which you'll make two different kinds of baguettes as well as buttery, flaky croissants. Watch as your instructor demonstrates the proper techniques for preparing and handling dough, and then try your hand at recreating what you've just seen — with help as you need it. As you watch and work, listen to your instructor's tips to glean the secrets of French baking.

The pay-off for all your hard work is in taking your own freshly-baked baguette out of the oven and tasting it while it's still warm. When the workshop is finished, you'll have a baguette to take with you for a later picnic, as well as the recipes and know-how to recreate the experience in your own kitchen at home.
  • 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
  • Minimum age: 6 years old
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Minors must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not recommended for travelers with sensitive airborne allergies
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Meeting the French

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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What is the maximum group size during French Baking Class: Baguettes and Croissants in a Parisian Bakery?
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This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

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  • "This is a must for anyone who loves the simple magic of a French baguette." See review
  • "I recommend this class if you are interested in learning about french croissants and baguettes." See review

Reviews

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Great Baking Class in a Working Bakery
Peter_A
, Mar 2020
This small class was exactly what we wanted. Didier is an enthusiastic instructor and award-winning veteran baker, and our interpreter was excellent. We worked with pastry dough, croissants, pain et chocolate, and various baguettes in his “petit” operating bakery. His explanations and demonstrations were clear and will be useful when we try the recipes at home. Didier packs a lot into the two hours and does a great job balancing explanation, demonstration, and hands on work (laminating, stretching, rolling, and “scarring” prepared doughs rather than kneading) for a fun, memorable experience.
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Learn about the croissant and baguette
A_Magbalot
, Mar 2020
I recommend this class if you are interested in learning about french croissants and baguettes. Chef Didier was so friendly and fun to interact with. There was lots of opportunity for hands on action.
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Fabulous French Baking Experience
kalmonte920
, Feb 2020
Didier Lavry is of the few remaining true artisans of French baking left in Paris. He teaches his class with enthusiasm and humor. His love and passion for what he does is truly unparalleled. Not only does he share his secrets but also adds historical relevance to how the croissant and baguette came to France. It was fabulous for me as I understand and speak French but our translator did an amazing job! He and Didier have a synchronicity where there is no lull in the presentation. You are in for a one of a kind experience.
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A must in Paris
fatcat2
, Jan 2020
This course was not only interesting but delicious. The baker is very passionate. I would recommend.
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Amazing experience
NRFBeeley
, Jan 2020
This experience was super fun and also very informative. If you ever wondered why French bread made in France is generally superior to other countries - you will get clues here :). This experience works great for teens also. The chef cannot speak to much English but he has a good translator to help with the event - also very good. The food tasting was delicious...
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Excellent
takakojacquelin
, Sep 2019
My husband and I really enjoyed this . It was one of our highlight of our time in Paris it was well translated in small group. Taste of croissants were amazing. Highly recommend
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Bread and Butter. LOTS of butter!
Susan H
, Aug 2019
This is a must for anyone who loves the simple magic of a French baguette. What a treat to have behind-the-scenes look at just what makes that magic happen. It was less of a baking class and more of a shaping class but given the time it takes to prep that's understandable. Go hungry - there's lots of sampling and you walk away with your own baguette. Chef and interpreter were a delight!
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Absolutely fabulous!
Susan B
, Apr 2019
Didier and Mariette (apologies if I have misspelt our lovely translators name) were fantastic. I learned so much and it was such an enjoyable experience. I would recommend this activity to anybody who loves to cook. I would have liked to have some recipes though :(
icon Response from Host , Apr 2019
Dear Susan, I'm sorry you did not get the recipes. Please feel free to contact us to provide your e-mail address, I will send them right away. Best regards, Vincent
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This was a defiantly highlight of my...
Jsmatteucci
, Jun 2018
This was a defiantly highlight of my first trip to Paris. Chef Didier is funny and let us see his love for what he does. He has a great personality and made th class so enjoyable. The 2 plus hours went by fast. Our interpreter was really good and worked so well him. Highly recommend this it is a great way to spend your time, taste yummy bread and learn great techniques.
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Amazing 2 hours with the master chef...
Bruce F
, May 2018
Amazing 2 hours with the master chef of the bakery! Through an English speaking interpreter, he shared his passion and methods of making bagettes and croissants. It was an incredible experience that we would highly recommend.
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