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Small-Group French Cooking Class in Paris provided by Meeting the French

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Small-Group French Cooking Class in Paris

Small-Group French Cooking Class in Paris
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92% of travelers recommend this experience
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
4h 30m
Group size:
8
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    4h 30m
  • Group size:
    8
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, French
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English, French
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3234COOKING
Important information
Inclusions
  • Cooking lesson with local chef in Parisian apartment
  • Tour of local Market (if option selected)
  • Small group cooking class (maximum 8 people)
  • Use of apron and cooking utensils
  • All ingredients and copy of recipe to take home
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
Duration
4h 30m
Departure details
  • Paris, Paris, Ile-de-France The apartment will be located within Paris city limits, and you will be sent the full address and directions via email shortly after booking.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking. We will do our best to accommodate, but will inform you if a specific dietary requirement is unable to be met.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Please advise any allergies (food, animals...)
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Inclusions
  • Cooking lesson with local chef in Parisian apartment
  • Tour of local Market (if option selected)
  • Small group cooking class (maximum 8 people)
  • Use of apron and cooking utensils
  • All ingredients and copy of recipe to take home
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
Departure details
  • Paris, Paris, Ile-de-France The apartment will be located within Paris city limits, and you will be sent the full address and directions via email shortly after booking.
Duration
4h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking. We will do our best to accommodate, but will inform you if a specific dietary requirement is unable to be met.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Please advise any allergies (food, animals...)
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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5.0
28 reviews
Excellent
25
Very good
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Average
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sgtrick
Pembroke Pines, FL16 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
Enjoyable experience with Myriam and one other participant. The class was held in a small intimate apartment and Myriam was a witty and fun host for this experience. We each were able to participate in making an entree (appetizer) main dish and a dessert, all of which was delicious. While I would definitely recommend the experience, it is priced a bit too high in my opinion. It was fun though!
Written April 19, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Trish B
6 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
What an amazing experience to have while visiting Paris, a Mecca of amazing food, wine, pastries, shopping and more! Lovely, relaxing evening. Will treasure this time with just my daughter and the amazing chef Myriam for the rest of my life! Her knowledge of so many regions of France has opened my eyes on so many areas we still wish to visit. Plus we made such delicious meals, with tips we can certainly use back at home! Magnificent!
Written December 23, 2021
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MeetingtheFrench
Dear Trish, Thank you for this great review! We are glad to read you enjoyed your cooking class with chef Myriam. I hope your time with her will make for a great souvenir. Please don't hesitate to book another tour with us! Have a great day! Best regards,
Written January 3, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

kmbrly210
Chattanooga, TN6 contributions
Feb 2020
I always enjoy seeing how those in other cultures live. This is a chance to see not only how the French cook, but a glimpse of their lifestyle. Chef Marthe was an outstanding host who patiently walked us through the creation of a zucchini salad, the best quiche I have ever eaten, and a light, delicious orange cake. She also had wonderful cheeses, bread and wine. It truly was a great way to spend a Saturday lunch. I just received all the recipes from her via email today.

We will definitely do this again. My tip is to include the trip to the market to purchase the food. We did not do this and I regret it but something to look forward next time!
Written February 17, 2020
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Ashley G
2 contributions
Jan 2022 • Friends
Unfortunately I cannot give a good review for this experience. The chef was rude to us because we couldn’t locate her house. She also had a cat in her apartment. My mother is afraid of cats and my friends is allergic. She was annoyed by the fact that we asked her if she could put her cat in another room during our class. She told my friend that she didn’t believe she is allergic to cats. I am allergic to mushrooms. When I booked the class it didn’t give me an option to enter my allergy info. When the chef found out that I was allergic, she was upset and said I should have told someone and her dishes would not be the same without the mushrooms. After a few more rude exchanges we decided to leave without taking her class. It was extremely tense and unpleasant from start to finish. It was my birthday and I was looking forward to an enjoyable experience. This wasn’t it.
Written January 28, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
MeetingtheFrench
Dear Ashley, We are sorry to hear that this activity didn't meet your expectations. For our cooking classes, the dietary requirements are requested during the booking process, you might have missed the information. Our Chef offered to replace the mushrooms with another food and the cat was put in another room once she learnt of your friend's allergy and your mother's fear. To avoid any future misunderstanding, we are now requesting that clients mention their pet allergy during the booking process. We also processed to a full refund of your booking. We do hope you still enjoyed your stay in Paris. Have a great day! Best regards,
Written February 2, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

elkwc
Walnut Creek, CA27 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
My family likes to take cooking classes whenever we travel and this class was a fabulous way to learn about the cuisine of France. Chef Maryiam took us through the market and showed us everything from sausages to cheeses and she purchased supplies for our cooking class. We meet a charming couple at Chef Maryiam’s home, which has the most spectacular view of Sacre Coeur, and started the cooking portion. The meal was delicious and so flavorful. We had just the right amount of participation where everyone had a chance to pitch in and we enjoyed eating our meal with a lovely glass of wine or two. Chef Maryiam was delightful and I felt like I learned a lot from her. Everyone including my husband and young adult daughters enjoyed themselves. I highly recommend this cooking class!
Written January 4, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi elkwc, Thanks for your review, we appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time with Chef Myriam; we'll be sure to pass on your kind words to her!
Written January 7, 2020
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Sarai I
1 contribution
Feb 2020 • Couples
Thoroughly enjoyed the market experience and cooking class with Chef Frederick. Chef allowed us ample time to take in all of sights and smells of the market before making our selections for the meal. All of the dishes that we made were phenomenal and looking forward to recreating them at home with the recipes that he provided. I highly recommend booking this experience and would do it again if returning to Paris.
Written February 19, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Megan B
1 contribution
Dec 2021 • Family
Chef Miriam hosted an AMAZING cooking class! She hosted us in her home, which had a beautiful view of Paris. We made three courses, and she was extremely helpful with cooking techniques. We had so much fun chatting, cooking, eating and drinking! Will recommend this experience to all our friends.
Written December 19, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
MeetingtheFrench
Thank you for this lovely review! We are glad to read you enjoyed your cooking class with chef Myriam. I hope your time with her will make for a great souvenir. Please don't hesitate to book another tour with us! Have a great day! Best regards,
Written December 20, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Lorraine B
Montreal, Canada87 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
Our chef Martha was a delight. Warm and friendly. We chose to do the optional trip to the market. Really glad we didn’t skip this part. It was fun to see her chat with her favorite merchants explaining exactly what she wanted

The recipes she taught us are easy enough to do at home but filled with spices and seasonings that are not things we would have thought to use together.
And the end result was delicious
I would do this again.
Written September 29, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

puffinopus
New York City, NY23 contributions
Nov 2019 • Solo
I try to take a cooking class in every country I visit. Once again I lucked out and was the only student. This is a fun activity. One of the best.
Written November 15, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi puffinopus, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review! We're very glad to hear you enjoyed your time with us, and hope that we represented Paris and France well. Should you decide to come back to Paris, we offer a wide range of gourmet and culinary experiences; feel free to get in touch!
Written December 31, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

TrvlnBttrfly
New York City, NY58 contributions
Nov 2018 • Couples
My husband is a huge foodie and he particularly enjoys taking cooking lessons when on vacation. We both enjoyed Chef Dominique's personality and style. After paying for the experience, you receive an email detailing the location of the private residence. This helped us venture outside the typical touristy Parisian locations.

We gathered early morning at his apartment as a meeting point. There was another couple joined us. Chef Dominique explained the menu would be based on the produce/meat he would select at the local outdoor market (5 minute walk). I enjoyed walking through the stands. We were fortunate the weather was a bit dreary but warm for November.

Our menu: Appetizer was baguette/cheese, sparkling wine; squash soup with onions, entree was veal with potatoes, and dessert a lovely tarte tatin. Plus a nice cup of coffee.

Prepping was pretty simple and easy to follow. It was pleasant 4 hour experience chatting with Chef, learning about life in Paris, and getting to know the other couple. I would strongly recommend it as an interesting way to connect/understand French cooking and explore outside the usual sights.
Written June 11, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review! We'll be sure to pass it along to Chef Dominique, who will be very happy to hear that you had a great experience with him.
Written July 19, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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