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Macaron Bakery Class at Galeries Lafayette Paris

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Macaron Bakery Class at Galeries Lafayette Paris

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Uncover the secrets of the macaron with this small-group baking class at Galeries Lafayette. Meet your instructor, a French pastry chef, in a quiet corner of the iconic department store. Over the course of 1.5 hours, learn to prepare the delicate shells and ganache of the perfect macaron. Work with organic ingredients to create flavors like chocolate, pistachio, and more.
  • Macaron baking class in Galeries Lafayette
  • Bake 4 macarons and take home the chef’s recipe
  • Aprons provided for baking
  • Class taught in English
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Dessert
Macaron
At least 4 macarons to eat on the spot or share with your friends.
Snacks
Personal expenses
Galeries Lafayette Haussmann , 40 Bd Haussmann, 75009 Paris, France

Meeting at the Lafayette Apartment, 40 Boulevard Haussmann, 3rd floor of the main store "Le Coupole", next to the Restore area, Club Couleur and the Concierge on the 3rd floor.

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please head to L'Appartement Lafayette, on the 3rd floor of Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann (near Le Concierge).
  • Minimum age is 12 years
  • Language of the class: English.
  • If the minimum number of participants is not reached, Galeries Lafayette reserves the right to cancel the class. In this case, you will be reimbursed for the entirety of the amount paid. You may cancel on your behalf, without fees, up to 48 hours in advance. After this time, the full amount of the class will be charged. For the sake of your health avoid eatingtoo much fat, sugar and salt www.mangerbouger.fr
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • We invite you to show up 5-10min before the activity, in case of delay of more than 10min, access to the activity will unfortunately be refused.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
  • OPERATED BY Galeries Lafayette Haussmann
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitisation during Macaron Bakery Class at Galeries Lafayette Paris ?
A:The policies on sanitisation are:

  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
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What is the social distancing policy during Macaron Bakery Class at Galeries Lafayette Paris ?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Macaron Bakery Class at Galeries Lafayette Paris .
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Macaron Bakery Class at Galeries Lafayette Paris ?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Macaron Bakery Class at Galeries Lafayette Paris .

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  • "Make sure you get in the La Coupole building of La Galerie Lafayette." See review
  • "This is a great activity for the whole family, and awesome for someone who has been to Paris before and is looking for something different and uniquely French." See review
  • "This is a fun experience for people of any age!" See review

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star-5
Perfect for my daughter and me
Paola_V
, Jun. 2022
After reading several reviews we knew what to expected. We watched and learned for the first part (the making of the shell), we took part in piping practice and then actually mixed together the ingredients for our ganache. It was the perfect experience and met our needs. Our presenter was very kind and knowledgeable.
star-5
Yummy
daisy
, Jun. 2022
Delicious macaroons! Very fun gal teaching, very organized! Nice space. It would have been nice to have some signage up at the entrance to the Galleries. No one new about the classes, difficult to find the class.
star-4
Great experience!
MaryJo_C
, Jun. 2022
The presenter’s demonstration was very good and the class was fun and informative. I signed up for an English speaking class and there were parts in French which was disappointing.
star-5
Excellent small-group french macaron class!
Lynette_S
, Jun. 2022
What a wonderful experience at Galeries Lafayette! My daughter and I wanted to do something nice together, and while there are longer macaron baking experiences than this one, I am a fairly experienced baker and didn't want to spend extra time whipping egg whites. This was perfect. Marie, our chef, was lovely, and the group is limited to 16 people, so we were all able to chat. Plus, you take home eight macarons (four chocolate and four pistachio), plus the recipe. Really fun class!
star-2
Never again
Annette_d
, May 2022
It is NO backing macarons. Just the reciepe and make the Cream. Macarons were ready. Just 1.5 hour instead of 2 Too expensive
icon Response from Host , Jun. 2022
Dear Annette, thank you for your return. Normally, the cooking time for macarons is 3h, that's why the format is different. Our masterclass is to discover the reciepe and main steps of realization. During the class, you have the opportunity to make yourself every steps. We wish you the best and rest at your entire disposal, Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann
star-2
Not what we thought it was
Taylor_S
, Apr. 2022
The instructor was nice and pleasant. The macaron making itself was a lot of watching her do everything, listening to instructions to…not get to do it. They make the shells, and put the ingredients for the ganache in a bowl for you already measured. Basically we stirred the ganache. That was it. We were waiting for our turn to actually bake and it never came. Very disappointing, we spent the rest of the day cursing ourselves for not picking a different class.
icon Response from Host , Apr. 2022
Dear customer, we thank you for your review and sincerely sorry for your experience. We understand your feedback and we will inform our pastry chef for the macaronnage moment. This course in 1h30 unfortunately does not allow to study in small details the realization of macaroons which are usually realized in 4h. Contact us by the adress : event@galerieslafayette.com if you're coming soon and we check together our others pastries class. Wish you a great day, Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann
star-5
Learn the basics
Barbara_D
, Apr. 2022
Our chef instructor was very nice and made the class fun. One group of two arrived 30 minutes late and I feel they should not have been allowed in. Our instructor did a great job catching them up…
star-5
Delicious Macarons
joanmmartin
, Mar. 2022
The class was fun and we were able to be successful and take home some lovely macarons. The set up was very comfortable and we were provided with everything we needed to make the macarons. The instructor was personable and had a great teaching style
star-5
A big YES to this class!
susan_h
, Feb. 2022
What fun! This class was a birthday gift for my daughter and me. I thought the presentation was very well organized and the instructor was competent, patient and charming as well! We are returning home feeling confident that we will make macarons.
2 travellers found this review helpful
star-5
Makes macaron look easy
Marwan_A
, Aug. 2021
The place was nice and clean. Instructor spoke English and was friendly. It is a fun afternoon for solo or group travlers.
1 traveller found this review helpful
star-5
We can now make Macarons like a pro
Keithjenn
, Jul. 2021
Thank you for a great experience. My wife and I had a great time!! The teacher spoke English and it was helpful bc our French is terrible
star-5
Great Experience - Bravo!
CER
, Jul. 2021
Overall loved the experience of making Macarons at the Galeries Lafayette! The class leader/instructor was very nice and personable, I only have nice things to say about her. We watched the instructor make the batter and we got to make the filling and apply it. Would loved to have had mixing equipment at every desk to make the batter ourselves, but maybe this is not practical from an electrical standpoint. The inside was beautifully decorated. There was one person responsible for clean up and keeping us all tidy, she did a great job.
star-5
Makes you feel you’re in a movie!
Malkia_K
, Mar. 2020
This was exactly what I envisioned during my first trip to Paris! The space with absolutely beautiful, the instructor (Caroline) was so sweet, personable and friendly. She and this baking class made my trip unforgettable! I took the class alone, but the instructor makes an effort to get everyone working together. Loved it!
star-5
Macaron magic
Karen_D
, Feb. 2020
First time to Galleries Lafayette. Lovely facility on third floor for cooking classes. Skilled, articulate and encouraging instructor who gave LOTS of helpful hints to insure success in making these tricky little gems! My adult daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed the class.
star-5
5 Stars!⭐
Casey
, Feb. 2020
This was such a fun class in a very cute setting. The instructor was great and very knowledgeable. This is a fun experience for people of any age!
star-5
Unique & Fun Experience
Catalina_A
, Feb. 2020
Such a fun and unique experience at a very modern and cute baking school! A highlight of our trip!!!
star-5
Macarons for all!
carolsonier
, Feb. 2020
What a delightful instructor who presented in a lovely setting. We entered the Galeries Lafayette Apartment to find each setup carefully measured and laid out for preparation and then the fun began.
star-4
Good value, but more of a demonstation
phillipshouse11
, Jan. 2020
The space used was incredible and our teacher was fantastic. We thought it was good value for money and suited my 10 year old daughter. For the three adults, we thought it wasn’t enough involvement- it was more a demonstration. We would have preferred it to go on longer and have made macarons using our own shells and picked out our own flavours (we were told as we arrived the two flavours we were making)
1 traveller found this review helpful
star-5
Macaron Bakery Class Review
louisebacker
, Nov. 2019
The class was a lot of fun and the instructor was wonderful (knowledgeable, very friendly, and very interested in making our experience a positive one). We would definitely recommend it to others. The location of the class was ideal.
star-5
Fun and delicious!
patriciaheimhardage
, Oct. 2019
Really enjoyed our class making macarons! Wonderful break from touring and highly recommend taking a break making cookies.

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