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Paris Bakery Behind the Scenes Tour

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Paris, France
Paris Bakery Behind the Scenes Tour

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Make your own baguette with just the right amount of crunch during this 2-hour morning baking class at a Paris bakery. Begin the class with a delicious breakfast and then get your hands busy with flour in this behind-the-scenes experience at an authentic bakery. Learn how to make the perfect baguette, croissant and 'pain au chocolat.' This small-group activity, limited to just eight people, is ideal for families and gourmet foodies alike.
  • 2-hour morning baking class at a Paris bakery
  • Learn the secrets behind how real bakers make baguettes, croissants and other pastries
  • Enjoy an inside look at how an authentic bakery operates
  • Start the class with a tasty traditional French breakfast
  • Small-group tour limited to eight people ensures personalized attention
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Traditional French Breakfast at your arrival.
Your baguette to take with you
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Miss Manon , 87 Rue Saint-Antoine, 75004 Paris, France

• For meeting time at 8.30am and 4:00pm from Tuesday to Saturday Location is : Miss Manon, 87 rue Saint-Antoine, 75004 Paris, France Metro station: Saint-Paul • For meeting time at 8.30am on Monday Location is : Desirs de Manon, 129 rue Saint-Antoine, 75004 Paris, France Metro station: Saint-Paul

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 27 travellers
  • OPERATED BY A Taste of Paris (Voyages LLC)
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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  • "This is well worth getting up early while on vacation." See review
  • "Good tips but do not qualify as a "Wow" surprises." See review


36 reviews

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Baking tours are fun
, May 2022
I had a great experience during this tour experience. The guide was knowledgable and staff were welcoming and supportive. I learned that making delicious bread and pastries requires a lot of effort and teamwork. The tour guide, Meile (sp?) was delightful and engaging.
A boatload of bread at the end
, Apr. 2022
This was not so much for the home-baker, but it was an excellent introduction to how a large French bakery does its job. And you leave with a huge amount of bread on which you "worked." We had two lunches and a dinner (with some grocery store ingredients added) afterward, and still have most of the bread left over! It was good bread, too.
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A lot of fun!
, Dec. 2021
This was an awesome experience! Not only did we make baguettes, but also other types of bread. We also made small cakes and attempted at rolling some croissants. So much fun! We got to take everything we made with us too and had a delicious lunch with the baguettes and cheese from the shop next door.
Amazing - great for kids
, Dec. 2020
This was incredible. My 8 year old son loved it. The guide was a darling young French girl with perfect English - we went into the back of a full but small working bakery - we made our own bagette - we piped little almond cookies and rolled croissant - was fantastic. And of course a lot of tasting and eating fresh right out of their oven.
Wonderful experience!
, Oct. 2019
The behind the scenes baking tour was so fun for my 10 year old. She enjoyed being in the preparation area of a real Paris bakery and learning how to make the different breads. This tour gave her a wonderful experience and great memories. All the bakers were so nice and helpful. At the end, we were able to take our bread with us.
Bakery breakfast tour
Patricia U
, Sep. 2019
It was ok felt a bit rushed and we never got our chocolate croissants they weren’t ready!’ Didn’t find out til out the door no recourse very disappointing
Paris Bakery
, Aug. 2019
We arrived early as the tour instructions indicated "BE ON TIME" but the guide was not there and the boulangerie staff were not friendly. The tour person arrived and he was upbeat. There were two disappointments-- (1) there is no way to be sure that you get the pain (breads) that you made -- I think this is a major gaffe whether it means putting initials on the dough or something and (2) at the end the guide said he had a big surprise for the us, especially the ladies and it was him pointing out where to buy cheese and where to buy unsalted butter. Good tips but do not qualify as a "Wow" surprises. Ultimately poiinting out the shops was really to get us in front of Chez Manon for a photo op -- marketing. Still, if you're looking for an activity that is less touristy and gives you a look behind the scenes into the training and effort to prepare the delicious baked goods that Paris is known for and you have children/teens, then it could be a nice option.
Super fun experience!
, Aug. 2019
This tour was super fun and one of the highlights of our trip to Paris. We went with our kids that are 9 and 10 years old and they loved the experience. Joao, our tour guide, was very kind and knowledgable in the industry and he shared a lot of good information with us. He was also very helpful with our kids in making sure they were engaged and learning during the experience. We made financiers, also rolled dough for baguettes and croissants and pan de chocolate. We ended up bringing so much fun to our hotel. It was a great tour that I would definitely recommend.
Unbelievable Bakery experience
, May 2019
At Manon Bakery, in a trendy area of Paris, I was met by a very friendly knowledgeable guide who explained how the bakery functions.We then entered the bakery and I learned how they hand make all their baguettes, croissants etc. I personally made several breads, rolled croissants and tiny pastries. This is an excellent tour and should not be missed by anyone visiting Paris. The smell inside the bakery will remain with you for days.
One of our BEST times in Paris
, Apr. 2019
This is well worth getting up early while on vacation. Tuck, our guide and a great person cheered us all on and made it fun for all of us, ages 77 to approximately 6. We made baguette, rolled croissants, and made some small almond cookies. We had the baguette for dinner along with some wonderful cheese we purchased at a Fromagerie and some red wine we had, a few fresh strawberries and raspberries topped off our dinner. We had a GREAT morning and met a nice couple with three very lovely and very polite daughters. Would do this again!!!
Great time and friendly guide/bakery...
Fred C
, Aug. 2017
Great time and friendly guide/bakery. My daughter had the time of her life.
The tour was good and nice because...
Frances D
, Aug. 2017
The tour was good and nice because of our smaller group in the bakery. I would have liked a little more hands-on experience but there is only so much you can do and see in 2 hours. I loved the baguettes that we were able to take with us!
This was a great tour! The bakery...
, Jul. 2017
This was a great tour! The bakery was friendly and accommodating! I would highly recommend this tour! The Bakers were friendly and encouraging. My son says being a baker is his dream job! It was a great experience!
Booked this tour as the end of a...
Deanna R
, Jan. 2017
Booked this tour as the end of a culinary training tip to Paris. Showed up to the Bakery on time and no one had to clue as to why I was there. Waited for over an hour. Tried to call but no one answered the phone. They called me later and said they had sent their employee to the wrong bakery. This made no sense to me. I would not trust them.
The Bakery and tour were exactly...
Phil M
, Apr. 2016
The Bakery and tour were exactly what we anticipated. David was accommodating and very helpful. All the bakers were so nice. We had a lot of fun. Only two of us on the tour made it extra nice.
Der echte Einblick hinter die Kulissen
, Apr. 2022
Perfekte Mischung aus selber machen und zuschauen. Die Erwachsenen und die Kinder hatten viel Freude!

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