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How to Find the Best Macarons in Paris

How to Find the Best Macarons in Paris

Macarons are the quintessential French confection—light, cream-filled, and a favorite of Parisians for centuries. There's no better place than Paris to make and taste them, so here are a few ways to try these stylish cookies in the City of Light.

Macaron Pastry Classes

From taking a formal French pastry class to receiving instruction from a local chef in a private apartment, learning to make macarons is a great way to try out Parisian culinary arts. Most classes are taught in English and last about three hours, covering the traditional treat’s history, essential pastry-making techniques, and step-by-step instructions to master the recipe.

Macaron Walking Tours

Foodies can embark on a walking tour to find the best macarons in France and hear about Ladurée, Pierre Hermé, and Fauchon, three famous pastry makers that helped bring the macaron to fame. You'll get an introduction to the city’s most famous sights and its connection to the dessert while tasting your way around some of the top macaron boutiques and bakeries with a guide. Most tours explore Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Montmartre, or the Marais, some of Paris' most iconic and vibrant neighborhoods.

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Paris Cooking Class: Learn How to Make Macarons

Paris Cooking Class: Learn How to Make Macarons

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Maracons are one of France's most popular confections. Discover how to make them on your own during a 3-hour class in the capital of French delicacies: Paris. Your expert instructor will lend a hand and provide detailed instructions throughout the class, walking you through the steps to creating a perfectly piped-macaron. Choose the colors you prefer for your shells, fill them with buttercream and learn about their role in French culture while you wait to taste the freshly baked results. Upgrade your booking for an advanced macarons class.
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  • 3 hours
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$136.88
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Macarons Small Group French Cooking Class with a Parisian Chef

Macarons Small Group French Cooking Class with a Parisian Chef

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Add some variety to your Paris itinerary and learn to make French macarons from a local chef. Take a cooking class in a private apartment in central Paris, where your chef will guide you through the process of making one of the country's most delightful sweets. Watch how to make the perfect meringues and hear the secrets behind the flavorful layers of cream. Class size is limited to eight people, ensuring more personalized attention.
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  • 3 hours
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Small group or Private Paris tour: Wine, Cheese & Pastries at the Marais

Small group or Private Paris tour: Wine, Cheese & Pastries at the Marais

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Dive into the gastronomic wonders of Paris on this tasting tour of the Marais. Explore the gay-friendly, eclectic district full of medieval architecture and Jewish-influenced eateries, and hear engaging historical commentary along the way. Crunch into a delicious baguette, try a macaron made by an esteemed pastry chef, and sample French liqueurs. Pass by top attractions including the Hôtel de Ville, Rue Sainte-Croix-de-la-Bretonnerie, Rue des Rosiers, la Place des Vosges, and la Place de la Bastille. Numbers are limited to 12 people on this small-group tour.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$107.51
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$107.51
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Paris Macaron Walking Tour of Saint Germain Including Tasting

Paris Macaron Walking Tour of Saint Germain Including Tasting

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Stroll the lovely streets of Saint-Germain and sample delicious macarons on this walking tour. Discover the origins of this delicate pastry and learn how to evaluate a good macaron. Sample macarons at five gourmet shops, some new and creative, others traditional and deeply rooted in Parisian history. End your tour by choosing your favorite macaron in a fun judging event.
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  • 2 hours
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