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Hands-on Macaron Class in Paris

Paris, FrancePart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

Cooking experience hosted by Séverine

2.5 hours
French
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Learn to make your own macarons in two and a half hours with a French Chef in this small-group class. A must-do in Paris.

You’ll learn how to make your macaroons a rousing success. Based on the Italian meringue method, which is more technical but yields better results, you’ll learn how to macaroon your paste to get light, crunchy cookies and judge how done they are by touch. You’ll discover there is only one good way of holding your whisk to get a silky ganache, and pick up a few little tricks for a can’t-miss ganache filling.

You’ll be taken through each step right to the finishing touches. And we won’t forget to teach you about different types of garnishes like chocolate ganache, pistachios, vanilla, raspberries, chocolate shavings and passionfruit…

Enjoy your freshly made creations on the spot… or if you can restrain yourself from devouring them immediately, take them with you to prolong the pleasure.

Techniques :
– Petit boulé : cooking sugar to make meringue.
– Macaronner : folding in the batter.
– Dresser : piping the batter on a sheet pan.
Other things to note
We ask that our guests wear comfortable, casual clothing and flat comfortable shoes, long hair should be tied back. Please do not wear open-toed shoes or sandals.
Learn to make your own macarons in two and a half hours with a French Chef in this small-group class. A must-do in Paris.

You’ll learn how to make your macaroons a rousing success. Based on the Italian meringue method, which is more technical but yields better results, you’ll learn how to macaroon your paste to get light, crunchy cookies and judge how done they are by touch. You’ll discover there is only one good way of holding your w…

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What's included

  • Food
    Enjoy on site or take away with you your macarons.
  • Drinks
    A cup of coffee or tea.
  • Equipment
    Professional Chef
    Small groups of maximum 6 people
    English lang...
From $136
/ person

Meet your host, Séverine

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 9 Reviews
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Our chefs, Séverine & Julie are real bonbon. Their love of the art of pastry-making is one of their best qualities, one that has been enriched and developed through years of experience. Both are graduated from the International Culinary School Le cordon Bleu and from the France’s oldest hotel and restaurant training school, CFA Médéric.

French but open to new horizons, our chefs have spent several years abroad. This experience instilled in them the joy of sharing with other cultures, contributing a great openness of spirit and empathy for the excitement of voyagers in search of discoveries.
Our chefs, Séverine & Julie are real bonbon. Their love of the art of pastry-making is one of their best qualities, one that has been enriched and developed through years of experience. Both are graduated from the International Culinary School Le cordon Bleu and from the France’s oldest hotel and restaurant training school, CFA Médéric.

French but open to new horizons, our chefs have spent several years abroad. This experience instilled in them the joy of sharing with other cultures,…
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Where you'll be

Our workshop is located few steps away from Montmartre. We’ve arranged the studio layout to provide you with a large, pleasant, comfortable space. Our kitchen is equipped with all the necessary materials so that each participant can work under the best conditions, without having to wait in line or take turns. The Rochechouart quarter has a commercial side as well as a leisure side so you can enjoy the Parisian mood stroll along after the class.
Lora
January 2020
It was a great intro to macarons! We left with a goody box with our creations. It seems like they need to organize the class a little better when working with multiple people since everything is so time sensitive (6ppl in my g class). Since I started mixing my merengue first, I had to wait for everyone to mix one at a time after with the instructor watching over (she was extremely helpful), so my batch was a bit different than the rest since it rested longer. I messed up one step during the process, and the instructor became slightly agitated, and that’s never a good feeling. I would probably choose a more intimate kitchen setting next time vs a baking school of sorts.
It was a great intro to macarons! We left with a goody box with our creations. It seems like they need to organize the class a little better when working with multiple people sin…
Mariya
November 2019
Julie was an excellent instructor! We had a fantastic time baking macarons and learning the nuances that we can bring to baking them in our own kitchen at home. Thank you, Julie!
Nicole
September 2019
Julie was amazing. She greeted us and we got to work right away. Her steps were extremely easy to understand. I was there with my 12 year old daughter and she found it very easy to keep up with the rest of the class. I would definitely recommend her class to anyone visiting Paris!
Julie was amazing. She greeted us and we got to work right away. Her steps were extremely easy to understand. I was there with my 12 year old daughter and she found it very easy to…
Kristin
May 2019
Excellent class! Worth every penny! Whether you are a novice or an experienced baker, this class will teach you something you did not know before. So many wonderful pearls of the art of the perfect macaron! Plus-- you get to take them home! :)
Excellent class! Worth every penny! Whether you are a novice or an experienced baker, this class will teach you something you did not know before. So many wonderful pearls of the a…
June
May 2019
We had an amazing experience! Our host was an expert: she gave us so many tips and insights to making macarons successfully with every step of the process. We walked away with so much respect for Parisian pastry chefs. She was a delight and taught us with a nuanced expertise.
We had an amazing experience! Our host was an expert: she gave us so many tips and insights to making macarons successfully with every step of the process. We walked away with so m…
Susan
April 2019
Julie was our teacher. She really knows her stuff and explained things well. My granddaughter and I learned a lot. Julie is definitely an expert in her field.

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    Dietary preferences

    If requested, the host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the host know before the experience if you’d like an accommodation.

    Things to know

    Cancellation policy

    Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

    Government ID

    You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

    Guest requirements

    Up to 6 guests ages 13 and up can attend.

    What to bring

    We ask that our guests wear comfortable, casual clothing and flat comfortable shoes, long hair should be tied back. Please do not wear open-toed shoes or sandals.

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