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Discover the city you never see with cooking tours in Paris

Are you going to visit Paris soon? No matter whether you already know this city, or if it will be your first stay, you may be in search of a new traveling experience. Perhaps doing some local activities as a Parisian, such as untraditional cooking tours in Paris can give you an impressive view.

Market tours

Markets are usually open on Sunday and another one or two days during the week in Paris. But you can also find some popular markets which are open nearly every day. According to your needs and schedule, you can take cooking tours Paris in one or two markets. And that will definitely be an excellent unusual “tourist” experience.

Le marché des enfants-rougescooking tours in Paris

As the most ancient market in Paris, Le marché des enfants-rouges is located in the 3rd (Marais) arrondissement. This market is so complete that you can find every kind of food here, from vegetables to fruits, from meats to fishes… Even If you are looking for a nosh, you will be able to find snacks from all over the world.

From Tuesday to Saturday: 8:30 to 19:30

Sunday: 8:30 to 14:00.

Closed Monday.

Address: 39 rue de Bretagne, 75003 Paris

How to get there:

  • Metro 3 Arts et Métiers / Metro 5 République / Metro 8 Filles du Calvaire / Metro 11 République
  • Bus 20/75 Square du Temple – Mairie du 3ème, Bus 96 Bretagne


Le marché Bastille

cooking tours in Paris

With 115 sellers, Le marché Bastille is the biggest and the most popular street market in Paris. In this market, you can not only find food but also clothes, jewellery, toys etc. However, since there are so many sellers and this is a visitors’ favorite market, you should be very careful about products’ price and quality. When you are looking for something, make sure you compare the price at several stalls.

Thursday: 7:00 to 14:00

Sunday: 7:00 to 15:00

Address:  Boulevard Richard Lenoir, 75011 Paris
How to get there:

  • Bastille (metro 1/5/8) / Sully-Morland (metro 7)
  • Bus 65/69/91 Bastille, bus 29/65 Bastille-Beaumarchais


Raspail Biocooking tours in Paris

If you are a fan of bio products, then you can’t miss the Raspail Bio market in your cooking tours in Paris. Open since 1989, it is the biggest and the most fashionable bio market in the French capital. Around 50 sellers provide fresh bio vegetables and fruits, meats, flowers, cheeses and even bio cosmetic products. We can also taste Italian sandwiches in the stall “la Cucina”.

Sunday: 9:00 to 15:00

Address: boulevard Raspail

How to get there:

  • Metro 4 Saint-Placide / Metro 10 Sèvres-Babylone / Metro 12 Rennes or Notre-Dame-des-Champs
  • Bus 68/89/94 Rennes – Raspail, bus 39/63/68/70/83/84/87/94 Sèvres – Babylone, Bus 83/95/96 Rennes – d’Assas

Cooking workshops

cooking tours in Paris


The concept of cook&go is very simple: you come, you cook and you go home with your plate. Of course, a chef will be there to teach everyone how to make your delicious dishes. The themes of the workshop are various: appetizer, main course, hamburgers, pastries, cookies… From 39€ to 79€ per head, you can choose a theme that interests you, learn a new dish and then enjoy what you make by yourself. If you are planning cooking tours in Paris, then why don’t you take a look at their website to know if there is a class that suits your schedule? Moreover, it is possible to book seats for your friends visiting or living in Paris as a sweet gift.

Address: 36 passage Charles Dallery, 75011 Paris

How to get there: Metro Voltaire (line 9) or Bastille (line 1/5/8)

 cooking tours in Paris

L’atelier des chefs

Do you want to learn to cook from a real chef? L’atelier des chefs may be the best choice for your cooking tours in Paris. If you are taking it seriously, they provide training courses of one-day, two-days, five-days or even longer if you are interested in the French gastronomy. In fact, you will be able to learn from a chef as in a real cooking school, that’s to say, 7 hours every day. But also, you can just choose one theme and learn one or several dishes in 30 minutes to 4 hours.

So, if you have one day more in Paris and you have already visited all the monuments, learning to cook with these chefs could be an excellent and original idea.  They have several workshops in Paris so that you can select one which is the most suitable for you.

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Cooking Vacations in Paris

Cooking Vacations In Paris

French take gastronomy as a serious business. Whether its haute cuisine or hearty homemade dishes, the French have got it all. Spotting a patisserie, boulangerie, or a wine shop is not a toughie.

Fall in love with French gastronomy in the ‘City Of Lights’ by learning how to cook the French way. The below-listed Cooking Vacations in Paris can be one of the best vacations of your life – authentic, great food, and oodles of fun. When taking cooking classes you can learn and experiment with local and traditional French recipes such as learning how to bake a Baguette, or bake a french loaf called Pain de campagne.

Cooking Vacations in Paris

We, ParisByM, have combed through Paris’ cooking schools to create this top-shelf selection of cooking classes that are extraordinary in their food, philosophy, and their locations. We hope we can help you sort through to find the best ideas for cooking vacations in Paris.

Cooking Classes in Paris

1) Lenôtre Paris

Cooking Vacations in Paris

Working since 1947, Lenôtre’s first shop opened in Normandy – the chefs are bearers of exceptional culinary heritage and modern tastes. Lenôtre Paris has the  achievement of being the caterer of the football World Cup. It is definitely as one of the finest culinary schools in Paris.

Take one of their ateliers (workshops) on a variety of different foods. They have them marked by difficulty by the number of chef hats. One chef hat means easy. If you are looking for something more difficult feel free to check out their other ateliers. They also have classes for kids.

 2) Alain Ducasse Cooking School

This cooking school is in the heart of Paris’ 16th arrondissement, and has opened its doors to the general public. This culinary destination has international and national recognition at the highest level. The enjoyment of food and wine is integral to the experience offered at this school and is one of Paris’ finest gourmet establishments that sits very close to Seine River.

They offer both cooking and pastry classes to fit your fancy. As well as classes on wine and traditional cooking.

3) Ferrandi

Cooking Vacations in Paris

One of France’s leading professional training schools in culinary arts is located in the heart of Paris. They offer an Introduction to the Macaron course for beginners as part of their half day pastry courses. There you can get the recipes, techniques, and tips to make that perfect macaron.

Learning how to make Choux pastry will no longer be a hard task if you take the Choux pastry half day course at Ferrandi. Experiment, learn and practice how to transform your pastry into delicious choux à la crème, éclairs, and gougères.

4) Le Cordon Bleu Paris

This cooking school  dates back to 1895 and is dedicated to the Culinary Arts. At Le Cordon Blue Paris they truly focus on achieving genuine culinary artistry. It addresses the traditions in a profound way and makes sure to integrate French terroir and local cultures.

You can choose what culinary workshops you want to take. There are chocolate workshops, French patisseries workshops, and even food and wine pairing workshops. They also offer classes for young chefs (8-12, 13-17 years old).

5) L’Ecole Ritz Escoffier

Cooking Vacations in Paris


Isn’t the name enough?  Perfect your culinary skills inside the world’s most beautiful hotel and prepare your dishes according to traditional and contemporary French savoir-faire. L’Ecole Ritz Escoffier offers classes for cuisine, pastry, and for young chefs.

We hope you enjoyed reading about cooking vacations in Paris. They are 100% an experience of a lifetime!

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