Experience Paris: Baguette and Croissant Workshop

Food, Wine & Nightlife in France

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Learn how to make classic French baguettes and croissants with an expert Parisian baker during this two-hour baking workshop. Using recipes handed down for generations, you’ll discover the baker’s secrets of creating the perfect bread. This hands-on experience takes place behind the scenes of a traditional French bakery in Paris, and of course includes tastings of fresh baguettes and croissants! This small-group experience is limited to eight people, ensuring you’ll receive personal attention from your instructor.
Your French baking workshop starts when you arrive at your Parisian bakery and go behind the scenes to become a baker for the morning. Experience the daily life of a Parisian baker as you learn the secrets of perfecting the classic bread that’s an integral part of French daily life – the baguette. There are several varieties of baguettes, and during your workshop, you’ll see just a handful of the many different types and styles that exist; there's more to a baguette than meets the eye!  The flour will fly while you watch your expert baker demonstrate the proper techniques, from mixing and kneading the dough to shaping, decorating and putting it in the oven. Then do it all yourself!  The reward for your hard work comes as you bite into your freshly baked baguette as soon as it leaves the oven.  But that's not all - you'll also discover how the iconic French pastry, the croissant, is made from start to finish.  It may seem daunting, but don't worry; the baker will help you to understand the unique process that's required to make croissants, from start to finish.  You'll get to taste a croissant fresh out of the oven as the class concludes.  Over these two hours of fun and discovery, you'll learn all you need to know about baking French breads and croissants, how the ingredients play an integral role in the final results, and just what makes French baking so special. You'll also receive the recipes by email after the class, with tips and tricks on how to reproduce everything at home.

What’s included

  • Cooking class
  • Tasting of baguettes and pastries
  • Recipes

What’s not included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities


  • Small-group tour
  • Get inside tips from a local