Paris Cooking Class: A Cooking School Vacation and Food Tour in Paris
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A Parisian Rendezvous

About the location: Paris is what dreams are made of — the birthplace of romance and the center of culinary delights. Not only is Paris the home to some of the most breathtaking architecture, monuments and art the world has ever seen, but this ‘city of light’ (la ville-lumière), will instantly immerse visitors in its unique and vibrant culture. Accommodations for your cooking vacation will be at the lovely 4* Hotel Plaza Elysees (or similar).

About the cooking lessons: A cooking lesson in Paris with one of our Parisian chefs will be an unforgettable addition to your vacation in France. The cooking class will be preceded by a visit to a local market, a true insider’s experience. Following the market visit, return to the chef’s apartment in the heart of the city for your cooking class followed by lunch.

A Parisian Rendezvous Itinerary

Day 1

  • Arrival on your own and check in to the your lovely room.
  • Time at leisure to explore the city.
  • Tonight’s dinner on your own, with recommendations from the hotel.
  • Overnight.

Day 2

  • Breakfast, followed by day at leisure with lunch on your own.
  • In the late afternoon (approximately 3:00 PM) meet with the chef for your dessert class. The three-hour class includes two or three specialties cooked and tasted with coffee and tea. (Depending on availability, a bakery class may be substituted for solo travelers).
  • Dinner tonight will be on your own.
  • Overnight.

Day 3

  • After breakfast at the hotel, you have the option of our Foodie’s Walking tour in the morning or our Chocolaterie, Patisserie and Boulangerie tour in the afternoon.
  • OPTION 1: (Available Tuesday to Sunday) At 9:00 a.m., meet for your three-hour walking “Foodie’s Walking Tour.” On this tour you will walk through the medieval part of the Latin Quarter, a neighborhood famous for the high quality and large choice of food produce. It meanders through the market, as well as a cheese dairy, several bakers, and a confectioner. The tour ends at a regional specialty shop and focuses on family cuisine with stops for tastings.
  • Dinner on your own and overnight.
  • OPTION 2: (Available Monday to Saturday) In the afternoon, meet for your guided three-hour tour of chocolate and bread! On this tour in St. Germain des Prés, you will sample some of the finest chocolates, macaroons, pastries and breads from top suppliers of Paris. Your knowledgeable guide will take you to the famed shops of Pierre Hermé, Poilâne, Gérard Mulot and more where you will discuss the creation and significance of these celebrated treats.
  • Dinner on your own and overnight.

Day 4

  • Breakfast followed by your second cooking class.
  • Your day will begin in the morning when you join the chef for a shopping excursion at an outdoor market. After the market visit, a hands-on cooking class of a traditional French meal.
  • After the class enjoy lunch based on your efforts accompanied by wine.
  • Afternoon and dinner on you own.
  • Overnight.

Day 5

  • Breakfast followed by check out.