French Cooking Tours in Paris in English
Class Duration: 5.5 days (you’ll kick off the week with a guided tour of Paris on Sunday afternoon)
Price per person: 2700€
- Hands-on French private cooking lessons with English-speaking instructor
- Private guided walking tour of Paris’s city center
- Transportation to organized excursions from a central meeting point
- French market & local producer visits
- All lunches on program days
- Michelin dining experience in the company of your chef/guide
- Champagne region tour with expert wine instructor
- Private wine & cheese tasting
- Small group sizes (maximum of 8 students)
- All cooking levels welcome
- Learn from an experienced French chef in English in a convivial and friendly atmosphere
2-8 October 2022
Privatize one of our weeks
If you wish to privatize a session and only if 7 spots are still available, you can select, “private event” to reserve the event all to yourselves. You can also email us about private lessons should you have any questions or special requests.
Offer this a Week in Paris as a gift to your friends and family.
Chef Eric Fraudeau and the chefs of Cook’n with Class Paris bring you one of our 5.5-day French cooking tours in Paris filled with French markets, French pastries, wine & champagne, and more. This package will include 4 days of cooking lessons with an experienced French chef in English & a full-day tour in Reims (Champagne) with an expert wine guide. You’ll enjoy the best of Paris with tasting and touring in Paris, Champagne, & Michelin-star dining.
About your culinary guide:
When creator and chef-owner of Cook’n with Class, chef Eric Fraudeau started the school back in 2007, his dream was to share his passion and love for French cuisine with visiting tourists. He was the first French chef to jump into offering French cooking classes in Paris taught in English. Following the success of the culinary vacation in southern France – Week in Uzès, where chef Eric invites a small group of participants to take part in a week-long culinary experience in Provence we’ve created this amazing culinary program in the French gastronomic capital with that made-in-Paris feel.
Cooking Tours in Paris to remember
In the style of Cook’n With Class, this week will be fun, informative, and delicious. We’ll work with the best seasonal produce and enjoy guided tours with expert guides. You will work with recipes that you can easily recreate at home.
Exclusive & hands-on
You’ll be part of a small group of participants enjoying the best of Paris at our Montmartre-based French cooking school. Accommodations are not included, however, we would be more than happy to make recommendations. You’ll receive a Paris restaurant guide from chef Eric to enhance your Paris dining experience outside of our included delectable lunches. Interact with experienced chefs and bring your burning culinary questions.
Need more? See our sample program.
On Sunday before your week of cooking adventures begins, you will enjoy a guided walking tour of Paris. This tour runs about 4-4.5 hours taking you past historical sites along the Seine. We try to start the tour by 2:30/3 pm. This tour offered by our friends at Sight Seeker’s Delight is listed as being of medium difficulty and will include a pause/bathroom break.
Day 1 of Cooking – Monday
Fresh pastries, coffee, tea, & juice will be waiting for you at the school.
On our first day of class, we will kick off the week with the preparation of a 4-course Parisian-style brasserie menu.
In the afternoon we will leave for a tour and tasting at a Parisian craft brewery where you’ll learn to make your own craft beer.
Day 2 – Tuesday
We’ll meet directly at the market where we’ll sample some delicious breakfast pastries at one of Paris’ most beloved boulangeries/pâtisseries.
Let’s head to the market for a bit of French food market 101. We’re food shopping at the Marché Aligre – one of chef Eric’s favorite Parisian markets, to sample & to source the fresh produce we will use to prepare our light lunch menu.
After lunch, we will start preparing bread for the following day.
We’ll have you preparing the breakfast pastries we’ll be enjoying tomorrow morning for our breakfast before you head off to enjoy Paris by night
Day 3 – Wednesday
Meet at the school bright and early to bake your croissants! Today we’ll be heading to Reims for our full-day champagne tour. We will visit two domains where the women behind it have had plenty to say.
Between domain visits for a delightful brasserie luncheon & a visit to the spectacular Reims Cathedral.
Evening free! You’ll need it!
Day 4 – Thursday
Back in the kitchen for another bistro menu day. Cheese soufflé anyone?
Afternoon visit to the Laiterie Parisienne for some made-in-Paris cheese. A tasting is included
Day 5 – Friday
Last day of class – Our final market visit to select our ingredients for a market-to-table menu à la française.
A short break back in Paris before your afternoon Macaron class with our pastry chef.
We’ll end our week with a Michelin-starred dining experience you won’t soon forget.
Our cooking tour in Paris is shaped by the seasons, but here are some ideas of what you will experience with us to tempt your tastebuds and get you dreaming of this culinary adventure:
- Oysters gratiné au champagne
- Soupe à l’oignon (Classic French onion soup)
- Coq au vin
- Country Pâté
- Crêpes flambées au Grand Marnier
- Dutch-oven baked country bread
- Pain au Chocolat
- Pain aux Raisins
- Exclusive private tour of made-in-Paris cheeses
- Cooking with wild mushrooms
- French omelet
- Perfect soufflés
- Chocolate Macarons
- Lapin à la Moutard
- Monkfish en Papillotte