French macaron bakery class - Family Experience

In the heart of the Opera district, in a quiet corner of Galeries Lafayette, learn with your family the tricks of our French pastry chef for pulling off perfect macarons.

This class breaks down into two stages: Just like a chef you will put on your apron to discover the steps of creating the shells and the ganache, the filling and the assembly. Then comes the convivial moment of tasting, shared with your family. Uncover the mysteries of the macaron and become an expert in this precious dessert.

  • Get expert advice from baking professionals
  • One-and-a-half-hour class
  • Share the experience with a group of 4 to 16 people
  • Have fun with your family during your stay in Paris

4 macarons per persons to share or to take away

Not included

Beverage softs and alcoholic

Duration0 Hour
Bring along

To participate in the family workshop, it is imperative to compose at least a group of an adult with a child. No more than two children per adult.

In the event that you do not fill one of these conditions, your access to the family worklshop may be denied.

Verification of your ID may be requested at the entrance of the event.

Participants4 to 14 participants
Opening hours
Important information
  • Adult lessons: All children under 5 cannot participate and children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Accompanying persons must also have an admission ticket. You can book the course in English and French.
  • Family experience: To participate in the family workshop, it is imperative to compose at least a group of one adult with one child. No more than two children per adult. All children must be between 5 and 12 years old. If you do not meet one of these conditions, your access to the family workshop may be refused.
  • If the minimum number of participants is not reached, Galeries Lafayette reserves the right to cancel the course. In this case, you will be refunded the full amount paid. You can cancel on your behalf, free of charge, up to 48 hours in advance. After this time, the total amount of the lesson will be invoiced.
  • 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.
  • Meet at the Appartement Lafayette, 40 Boulevard Haussmann, 3rd floor of the main store "La Coupole", next to the (Re)Store area and close to the brands Personal Seller and the Conciergerie.
  • For holders of a GOCITY pass, they must present it subject to access to the activity.
  • If necessary, you can contact us on 01 73 71 92 66 and on
  • For your health, avoid eating too much fat, sugar and salt


Meet at the "Appartement Lafayette", 3rd floor of the main store "La Coupole", next to the (Re)Store area and close to the brands Personal Seller and the Conciergerie.
Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann
40 Boulevard Haussmann, Paris, France
Parking 24h/7 days. Entrance at the corner of Blvd Haussmann and rue Mogador.
Subways: Chaussée d'Antin-La Fayette (lines 7 et 9), Trinité (ligne 12), Opéra (lines 3, 7 et 8) / RER: Auber (line A), Haussmann-St Lazare (line E) / Bus: lines 20, 21, 22, 42, 53, 68, 81, 95

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Galeries Lafayette Haussmann
75009 - Paris
112 Reviews
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Very good, but would recommend a couple things
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Overall very good and really enjoyed it. 2 things I’d recommend. First, some music would be good during the class. Something like the Amelie movie soundtrack. And second, French pastry chef hats for the kids would be a great touch.
by George Haskell on 06/22/2024
Worthwhile class!
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I took this class with my two daughters, 6 and 8, and we loved it. Hands on, easy to follow and I definitely walked away with a better understanding on how to make this magically delicious cookies. Instructor was fantastic. I would recommend and probably do again!
by Emily on 06/01/2024
Wouldn’t do it again
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This was the only class available to do when I searched online for our dates so I booked it. I didn’t have any problems finding the location because I read previous reviews and knew it would be inside the shopping building but also directions did say where to go.

I didn’t remember that it was a family class and there were 2 small children who rushed to the table and blocked the view of the demonstration but that wasn’t the worst part of it. One child kept touching the utensils that were being used and started to reach to touch the ingredients and I spoke up to ask if we should wash our hands first. Afterwards the instructor didn’t say a word to the mom or little girl when she manhandled the frosting tip, spatulas and everything else that was then used and then she coughed over the mixture!

We did get to do two dots each of making the cookie and then we went to our respective places and mixed a small amount of pistachio cream and chocolate cream to make 2 of each macaron. I was curious why each child got 3 of each but the paying adults and older kids only got 2 of each.

Class lasted just over an hour.

Overall based on lack of hygiene and instructor not caring that someone was touching everything and coughing over the mixture I would not recommend or do this class ever again.
by Jeni Jones on 05/18/2024

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