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If you are visiting Paris, you can’t help but coming across delicious and tempting pastries. In bakeries, patisseries, supermarkets, cafés.. even McDonalds has their own selection of typical french pastries like Macarons and Eclairs. Paris is food heaven. Point. For many, the hearty haute cuisine is the “must try” Paris experience par excellence. But frankly, you did not fully immerge french food if you didn’t dedicate a significant amount of time to french sweets, cakes, pastries, desserts and viennoiserie.

Many are raving for years about the so yummy Macarons, Croissants or Éclairs that they had when being in Paris… but what if you could just prepare them yourself? Wouldn’t that skill be the best souvenir from your Paris vacation? Just sign up for a baking class in Paris and learn from Pâtissiers and Chefs the secrets of french pastry and baking.


Croissants – how to bake the classic french breakfast pastry

The classic french breakfast Croissant is most likely the most famous pastry of the world. It’s origin is subject to numerous legends. The most known says the Croissant was created by Austrian bakers to celebrate the defeat of the turks, hence the half moon shape. Later on the puff pastry got popular in france due to Marie Antoinette and got renamed to “Croissant de Lune”, french for “increasing moon”. But whoever invented it and however it came france, it stayed. Today, croissants can be found in every bakery and supermarket, but be aware, they are not everywhere equally good! There are big quality differences between a Croissant from a Boulangerie Artisan, that is preparing their pastries by scratch in house and such, that are getting their products delivered as frozen dough.


Learn how to bake an authentic french croissant in a croissant making class in Paris

What about you?! Are you rather getting your croissants from your local grocery store or do you actually want to create a proper french Croissant for the next Brunch with friends? Learn it from the best and take a Croissant workshop in Paris – click here to see prices and schedules

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Macarons – book your class online

Macarons are probably the most famous french pastry and also the most prestigious ones around. Those tender and colourful little sandwiches with the slightly crunchy outside and the soft core, filled with flavoured buttercream … they are coming just in the palatable size to enjoy more than one – it’s impossible to choose only one flavour anyway. Even though the pastry is basically just consisting of egg white, almond flour and sugar, Macarons are pretty difficult to prepare though. It requires some know how and finesse to master this classic french pastry. But Paris is food haven. A paradise for cooking and backing, which place on earth could be better to learn how to prepare Macarons than Paris?


Take a Macaron Class in Paris

Memories and skills are the best souvenirs! Take a Macaron cooking class in Paris and learn how to bake Macaron: learn from the best! Get more info on prices, schedules and on how to book your spot here

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Eclairs – learn how to bake those cream filled delice

Another classic french pastry is certainly the Eclair. The oblong choux pastry is normally filled with flavoured cream and topped with an icing. It is d.e.l.i.c.o.u.s.! (frankly, it’s my personal favourite). While the Macaron might originate in Italy and the Croissant in Vienne, Eclairs are as french as it can be. Back in the 19th century éclairs where  still called “pain à la Duchesse”, however, some historians think that their creation leads back to Antonin Carême, the famous french chef that died in 1833. If you think now.. nah, éclairs… I know them from the US, been there done that… the north american Long Johns are not identical to éclairs in france; they are made from doughnut pastry and not from choux dough.


Take pastry classes in Paris and learn how to bake Éclairs

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Book a pastry workshops in Paris for folks with food intolerances or vegans

Are you intolerant to Gluten or Lactose? Is Glucose not your thing or is your diet vegan? Worry not! Even though this dietary requirements seem to be pretty much incompatible with the french pastry traditions, there are some baking and dessert classes that are taking your needs into consideration.

You might also like our selection of vegan and vegetarian restaurant sin Paris – click here to know more

Name of workshopDiet optionsscopePrice
Paris Cooking Class: Desserts and Pastries
Vegetarian, vegan, glucose-free and lactose-intolerant dietary - Please note this in the 'special requirements' field on booking.2 -3 desserts see prices
Paris Cooking Class: Gluten-Free and Organic Dessertsorganic and gluten free

Dairy and nut free on request
3 desserts see prices


If you have any questions about Paris or need some advice and how to plan your trip, don’t hesitate to reach out!  I created a Facebook group for this matter and I am available to help you out! Click here to join the private Salut from Paris Facebook group!


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