Best Cooking Classes in Paris

If you’re planning a trip to Paris, you won’t want to miss out on the opportunity to take the best cooking classes in Paris. Cooking classes Paris, France, come in a huge range of options that are suitable whatever your tastes or whoever you’re travelling with – from taking a specialist macaron making class, Paris, to a couple’s baking class. There are plenty of cooking classes in Paris in English and kids cooking class Paris options as well, or you can even join a Paris baking school. If you prefer a Paris food tour to cooking classes in Paris for English speakers, you can check my choices for the best food tours in Paris here. This post was updated in July 2023.

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Enjoy these best cooking classes, Paris, France. Bon appetit!

 Best Cooking Classes in Paris with lunch

Small Group French Cooking Class Paris

If you’re looking for a small group cooking class in Paris, why not join chef Neomie, a graduate of the prestigious Lenotre Culinary Institute for this cooking with class Paris experience. This 3.5 hour cooking class in Paris teaches you to cook a typical French three course meal with plenty of time to enjoy your creation!

Good to Know: Cooking classes take place at lunchtime, from 10.30 to 14.00 and include a glass of French wine.

Child Friendly: Not really

Average Rating: 5 out of 5 stars with Les Secrets Gourmands de Noemie

Cost: €145 per person

Book it Here: Hands-on Small Group Cooking Class Paris

Full Day Paris Cooking Class with 4 Course Lunch

Discover some of the secrets of French cuisine and stories about French food and dining as part of this full day mini Paris cooking school experience. Start early in the morning, cooking with fresh market produce, in time to prepare your memorable four course lunch.

Street market in France, fruit and vegetables in French market

Good to Know: Each course will be paired with local French wines and cheese, for a truly unforgettable dining experience!

Child Friendly: Children under 12 are not allowed. If you have more than one older child, contact the hosts before booking to make the best arrangement.

Average Rating: 5 out of 5 stars with Les Secrets Gourmands de Noemie

Cost: €189 per person

Book it Here: Full Day Cooking Class with 4 Course Lunch

Full Day Cooking Class in Paris with Market Visit

Start off your one day mini French cooking school, Paris, with a visit to the market to shop for ingredients for your four course lunch. The market we visit is in the colourful Latin Quarter of the city, with a chance to have a coffee and croissant before we begin shopping for fresh ingredients. As you cook, enjoy stories from a seasoned French chef, your host for this mini Paris culinary school experience.

Good to Know: This experience starts at 9am near the Latin Quarter, to allow plenty of time for shopping and cooking the lunch.

Child Friendly: No – Children under 12 are not allowed.

Average Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars with Le Foodist

Cost: €219 per person

Book it Here: Paris Full Day Cooking School with Market Visit and 4 Course Lunch

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Best Paris Macaron Cooking Classes

2.5 Hour Unique Macarons Cooking School

Master two different flavours of the iconic Parisian Macaron at Noemie’s cooking school, Paris – run by a graduate of one of the finest patisserie schools in the world.

Good to Know: You’ll receive English recipes to take home so that you can re-create the magic later.

Child Friendly: Yes

Average Rating: 5 out of 5 stars with Les Secrets Gourmands de Noemie

Cost: €115 per person

Book it Here: 2.5 Hour Unique Macarons Class

Advanced Macaron Class (with Takeaway Box)

If you’ve tried your hand at making macarons before and are looking to take your pastry skills to the next level, this 3 hour advanced level Macaron making class in Paris will help you impress your friends back home!

Good to Know: This class is perfect for those who love to hear a few stories over cooking and tea-time, too as the host has plenty of tales.

Child Friendly: Children under 12 are not allowed. If you are a family with multiple older children, get in touch with the host to make special arrangements.

Average Rating: 4.9 out of 5 Stars with Le Foodist

Cost: €129 per person

Book it Here: Advanced Macaron Class with Takeaway Box

Box of Laduree macarons
Photo credit: Jo Karnaghan

Macaron Making Class with a French Chef 

Do you love macarons and always wondered how to make them? This two hour afternoon class is the perfect way to try your hand at making your own macarons, guided by your very own pastry chef and host.

Good to Know: You will get your recipe to take home

Child Friendly: Not really. Children under 12 are not allowed, families with children aged 12-16 must consult with the host to make arrangements before booking.

Average Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars with Meet the French

Cost:  €119 per person

Book it Here: Macaron Baking Class

Macaron Cooking Class Paris with Champagne 

Nothing screams French dessert haute cuisine quite like the macaron. Now you can get a lesson in how to make them for yourself at this macaron class Paris to re-create the magic back home. This is a special experience – learn to make macarons with French pastry chef, Jean-Yves, washed down by a glass or two of bubbly on this Macaron cooking class with champagne experience.

Good to Know: Jean-Yves was born in Saigon, Vietnam, before moving to Paris and delights in sharing his extensive knowledge of French pastry with his guests as well as creating French-Asian fusion dishes.

Child Friendly: On request – contact the host for arrangements

Average Rating: 5 out of 5 stars on With Locals

Cost: €165 per person

Book it Here: Paris Macaron Class with Champagne 

Macaron Class at Galeries Lafayette, Paris

Pair two Parisian classics, and what do you get? A macaron cooking class at the iconic Parisian department store, Galleries Lafayette. This 1.5 hour hour class will teach you the basics of macaron making and their history, with tips from the chef.

Good to Know: You’ll get to learn two different recipes during your class and get to take 4 macarons home with you.

Child Friendly: Children must be over 12 to participate.

Average Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars on Get Your Guide

Cost: €55 per person

Book it Here: Macaron Class at Galeries Lafayette

Paris Pastry & Bread Making Classes

2.5 Hour Paris Pastry Class

If you’re looking for pastry classes in Paris, consider this two hour taster experience. Learn the secrets of authentic French desserts from artisan pastry chef and patisserie school graduate, Noemie.

Good to Know: Noemie is a real favorite in my France Travel Planning Facebook group.

Child Friendly: Yes

Average Rating: 5 out of 5 stars with Les Secrets Gourmands de Noemie

Cost: €115 per person

Book it here: 2.5 Hour Paris Pastry Class

2 Hour Bread Baking Class in Paris

Learn to make a French Baguette at this hands on baking class in Paris, as well as how to fold croissants and other French baking essentials. Ideal for those looking for a shorter alternative to baking courses in France.

Good to Know: Your instructor, Didier, has been a baker for years, and his father and grandfather were bakers before him. Learn from a truly authentic baking family!

Child Friendly: – children over the age of 6 can be accommodated

Average Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars with Meeting the French

Cost: €139 per person

Book it Here: 2 Hour Bread Baking Class

Best Private Cooking Classes in Paris

Private French Cooking Class

Learn how to cook some of the most authentic French dishes in a private home, in this private Paris cookery class located near the Arc de Triomphe. You’ll prepare a traditional 3 course meal to enjoy based on seasonal and local ingredients. If you’re looking for private cooking classes in Paris for English speakers or even a couple’s baking class, this could be a good option for you.

Good to Know: You can add on an additional market visit to shop for the ingredients if you like.

Child Friendly: Yes

Average Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars on Viator

Cost: €155 per person

Book it Here: Private Cooking Class with Catherine

Indulgent Paris Cooking Classes

Dessert & Chocolate Cooking Class with a Parisian Chef

In this 3 hour cookery class, you’ll learn to make three different types of delicious French dessert, with the guidance of a professional Parisian Chef!

Good to Know: Sample desserts made include Lemon Madeleines, Chocolate Mousse, Tarte Tatin, Chocolate Fondant and many more!

Child Friendly: – children under 12 are not accommodated

Average Rating: 5 out of 5 stars with Meeting the French

Cost: €129 per person

Book it Here: Dessert & Chocolate Cooking Class

French patisserie window display, traditional French patisserie Paris

Paris Pastry Class: Choux Pastry & Chocolate Eclairs

Do you have a sweet tooth or just love classic French pastries such as chocolate eclairs? If so, this could be one of the best options for cooking classes, Paris for you. During this 3 hour cooking class you’ll hear plenty of stories and tips from the chef, too.

Good to Know: You’ll learn foolproof tips for making the perfect creme patissiere and chantilly, plus you’ll leave with a box of your own pastries to take home.

Child Friendly: Yes

Average Rating: 5 out of 5 stars with Le Foodist

Cost: €95 per person

Book it Here: Choux Pastry and Chocolate Eclair Making Class

French Christmas Cooking Class

If you’re in Paris in the run-up to Christmas, what more perfect way to celebrate the festive season than by learning to cook a traditional French Christmas lunch? Shop for fresh ingredients at the market before coming back to cook and finish off the feast with a classic “buche de noel” cake.

Good to Know: The class can be taken at any time of year, but seasonal ingredients are more likely to be available in autumn / winter months.

Child Friendly: Children under 6 are not allowed.

Average Rating: 5 out of 5 stars on Viator

Cost: approx €200 per person

Book it Here: Paris Cooking Class – French Christmas Menu

Photo credits:  Pixabay unless otherwise credited.  Note photos in this post are for decorative purposes only and do not necessarily reflect the lessons taught.

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