Authentic French Baking Experience in Paris

A hands-on class with tastings along the way!

$104 per adult €95 per adult £81 per adult C$143 per adult A$155 per adult

$104 per child

€95 per child

£81 per child

C$143 per child

A$155 per child

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$104 per adult

€95 per adult

£81 per adult

C$143 per adult

A$155 per adult

$104 per child €95 per child £81 per child C$143 per child A$155 per child

$104 per adult €95 per adult £81 per adult C$143 per adult A$155 per adult

$104 per child

€95 per child

£81 per child

C$143 per child

A$155 per child

review-star
  • Local experts
    Personal stories and insider travel tips
  • Top-rated
    Thousands of reviews averaging 4.9 stars
  • Worry-free booking
    Flexible scheduling and refunds

Highlights

  • Learn the art of bread-making firsthand with hands-on guidance from a French baking expert.
  • Craft your own French pastries using traditional techniques.
  • Hear the stories and histories behind iconic French treats.
  • Enjoy the company of fellow bakers as you work together.
  • Taste a variety of sweet and savory French flavors.
  • Upgrade to enjoy a narrated cruise on the beautiful Seine river.
  • Take our chartered Paris shuttle for convenient transportation, included with your tour.

What you'll do

At either Chez Manon or Au Pain de Manon — two authentic Parisian bakeries that practice the traditional arts of French baking and pastry — you’ll discover what makes French breads so…French! 

Learn from an expert baker how to ...

At either Chez Manon or Au Pain de Manon — two authentic Parisian bakeries that practice the traditional arts of French baking and pastry — you’ll discover what makes French breads so…French! 

Learn from an expert baker how to properly prepare bread dough to get that characteristic flavor, the best crumb, and a golden crust. As you knead your dough or apply butter to croissant layers, you’ll hear stories about the evolution of French baking, as well as interesting facts you can use to impress friends when you return from your trip.  

Taste different baguettes and learn how to differentiate them. Discover the history of the “financial,” a small cake with a particular flavor. Face the shocking truth that the chocolate croissant is really an American invention. 

You’ll even get to know the difference between bread flours, yeast and sourdough, how to laminate dough, and baguette-shaping techniques.  

We’ll have sweet and savory tastings along the way so you can learn how flavor leads the art of baking.

In just two hours, you’ll have the French baking know-how and manufacturing secrets that some expert bakers spend years learning. Think rolling and puffing your own croissant dough is too difficult? Prepare to be amazed by what you learn!

Plan your trip

Upgrade

Add on a Seine river cruise, good for one year from your tour date.

Tour ending point

This tour ends inside the bakery, at the same place it started.

Refund policy

We offer a 100% refund up to 24 hours before the start time.

Schedule options

Le Marais bakery now
10:30 AM, 1:30 PM, 4:30 PM Tuesday - Sunday
Passy bakery now
11 AM, 2 PM, 5 PM Tuesday - Saturday

Reviews

It was a brilliant experience learning what happens in a French bakery with Jesse. We got to make baguettes and make some French pastries and roll some croissants! It was fantastic.

— Brendan
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Such an amazing experience!
We had an amazing time baking all types of different French pastries and learning about the different types there are. Igor is an incredible guide — he's fun and experienced, allows everyone to feel included and special. We left with some baguettes and a big smile on our face.

Oron

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Fantastic experience!
Igor was an amazing guide! We were greeted with pastries and coffee before the class. Then we had a tour of the bakery and what all the equipment was used for. We then made baguettes, croissants, and financiers. We got to sample chocolate, meringues, and sponge. Then at the end we each had a bag of treats to bring home! Would highly recommend!

Christopher

Meeting point

There are two bakeries offering this experience. Meet your guide inside the bakery 15 minutes before the tour start time at the given address, depending on the bakery you select at checkout. You will receive the correct address on your booking confirmation.

 

Chez Manon in le Marais: 25 Rue de Bretagne, 75003 Paris

Au Pain de Manon in Passy: 31 Rue de l’Annonciation, 75016 Paris

FAQs

How much walking is there?

This tour requires you to be able to stand for an extended period of time. If mobility is an issue, please arrange for a private tour.

Is this tour accessible?

No, this tour is not accessible for wheelchairs. Both bakeries are in historic buildings that have multiple steps to reach the second floor.

Are children allowed?

Children under the age of 5 are free of charge, but please note that they will not be able to participate in the hands-on baking experience due to safety concerns.

What is the rescheduling policy?

We understand plans change. We offer a 100% refund or the option to reschedule up to 24 hours prior to your tour start time. Within 24 hours of your tour, we would have incurred hard costs and therefore cannot allow rescheduling or cancellation without costs.

When should I get there?

Plan to show up 15 minutes early. The tour starts promptly, and you may not be able to catch up if you arrive late.

What if it rains?

Our tours run rain or shine. If there’s extreme weather and we have to cancel, you’ll get a full refund.

Are gratuities included?

Tips aren’t included but are always appreciated by our guides. If you think your guide did an outstanding job, a tip is a great way to show that.

Is this tour run by ExperienceFirst?

No, it’s run by one of our trusted and vetted partners in Paris.