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Hands-on eclair & choux making with a chef

Paris, FrancePart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

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Cooking experience hosted by Matthieu

2.5 hours
French
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English, French

What you'll do

Learn how to make 3 quintessentially French pastries around the "Eclairs" & "Choux" : Eclairs Chocolate & vanilla, Chouquette, Choux with cheese and Choux with cream !

During this interactive cooking lesson, you will be hands-on in the kitchen, and, equipped with an apron and all the utensils you need, you will learn how to make "Eclairs" & "Choux" step by step, including tea & coffee !

You will be in control of your creations from start to finish, from the moment you lay eyes on the recipe for the first time to the moment you take your creation out of the oven.
I will be at your side to guide you and to teach you, with full explanations, the techniques you need to guarantee your baking will be a success !

At the end of your experience, we can taste what you have baked and chat about your trip to Paris and I’ll also be happy to give you my culinary advice, recommendations and opinions.

(PS : There are over 150 different types of cakes and pastries in France, often with different regions baking different versions !)
Other things to note
Maison Fleuret will do its best and make sure you have a great time during your experience.
To do so, we guarantee a maximum of 6 attendees per experience ; it will not be possible to come with an extra guest, or stay as an observer without having booked.
Learn how to make 3 quintessentially French pastries around the "Eclairs" & "Choux" : Eclairs Chocolate & vanilla, Chouquette, Choux with cheese and Choux with cream !

During this interactive cooking lesson, you will be hands-on in the kitchen, and, equipped with an apron and all the utensils you need, you will learn how to make "Eclairs" & "Choux" step by step, including tea & coffee !

You will be in control of your creati…

Matthieu's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practicing good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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What's included

  • Food
    Cook some quintessential French pastries around the Eclairs & Choux : like...
  • Drinks
    Tea and other drinks will be freely available during the entire workshop<br...
  • Tickets
    As a gift, the illustrated recipe to try at home to impress your family & f...
  • Equipment
    COVID EQUIPMENT

    For the safety of everyone, we will also provid...
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/ person
Wed, Dec 2
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
$56 per person
$56 per person
Wed, Dec 2
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
$50 per person
$50 per person
Wed, Dec 2
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
$56 per person
$56 per person

Meet your host, Matthieu

Host on Airbnb since 2018
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We’re the ultimate French food lovers and passionate about our culture, so we created “Maison Fleuret” to share truly unique moments with like-minded devotees like yourselves.

Growing up, we learned how to cook traditional French dishes from our grandmothers, who passed down their appreciation for cakes and pastries. In the years since, we worked with chefs, took cooking masterclasses, and practiced a lot — all so we can give you a genuinely French culinary experience.
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Where you'll be

Your experience will take place in our workshop located in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés in a private historical courtyard, hidden from the curious wanderer!

The Maison Fleuret workshop is made so you can enjoy a smooth and flawless experience with us.

Whether before or after the workshop, you cannot miss out on taking a walk in this iconic neighborhood! We are only a short stroll away from the Louvre, the Musée d’Orsay....

Rated 4.92 out of 5 from 328 reviews.

Diane
October 2020
C’etait génial ! Avec cette base je peux desormais faire des éclairs au gout que je veux :) à faire absolument !
Molly
October 2020
I had a really lovely time with Matthieu and made the most delicious Eclairs and pastry! He guided me through the process really well and was really friendLy and nice. And it was made super safe for Covid!
Leslie
October 2020
Super expérience. Nous avons été très bien reçu et nous avons appris la technique pour réaliser une délicieuse pâte à choux. Idée cadeau très originale !
Eugénie
October 2020
Une expérience culinaire de pâtisserie sympathique mais également de technique et d astuces pour réussir la pâte à choux. Nous sommes partis avec des adorables choux et de beaux éclairs fourrés aux parfums variés.
Luiza
September 2020
The class was really fun and informative. Nicolas was very friendly. He walked us through the whole process and made it feel easy. It was a hands-on experience and at the end we had the chance to taste the delicious eclairs. I would definitely recommend it!
The class was really fun and informative. Nicolas was very friendly. He walked us through the whole process and made it feel easy. It was a hands-on experience and at the end we ha…
Mary
September 2020
What a wonderful experience! The location is lovely, just inside a courtyard, and the work space was decorated beautifully. (I admit I wanted to tuck a few of those paintings on the wall into my tote bag . . .) My chef was Nicolas, and he was delightful. I was the only student at my class, so I was able to have his undivided attention. He is a good and patient teacher. I had never made éclairs or choux paste before, and my only previous attempt at pastry cream was a disaster. And I left feeling like I could do all of this by myself at home. Nicolas made it seem easy and he inspires confidence! I highly recommend this class!
What a wonderful experience! The location is lovely, just inside a courtyard, and the work space was decorated beautifully. (I admit I wanted to tuck a few of those paintings on th…

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Dietary preferences

If requested, the host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the host know before the experience if you’d like an accommodation.
Pescatarian
Vegetarian
Shellfish allergy
Peanut allergy
Tree nut allergy
Soy-free
Fish allergy

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 10 and up can attend.

What to bring

Bring along your favourite cake recipes :-) to swap with fellow participants ;)

The experience is meant to be a nice break in your discovery, or rediscovery of Paris.