Hands-on eclair & choux making with a chef

Paris, FrancePart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

Cooking experience hosted by Matthieu

  1. 2.5 hours
  2. Hosted in English and 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…

What's included

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  • 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...

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 398 reviews.

Mary
December 2021
Matthew was very understanding and accommodating to an unfortunate series of events that led to us missing our original experience. And rescheduling us to this new experience which was quite lovely!
Kellyn
November 2021
Really loved making eclairs with the sweet baker and two women from The Netherlands who were in my class. The whole atmosphere was bright and cozy, and the baker taught us many techniques and tricks (like flour types, how to tell if pastry mix is ready, even French slang) to take home. Of course the eclairs tasted phenomenal as well!
Michele
October 2021
Myself, my husband and our 10 year old really enjoyed this class. They give you great directions (even a photo) for the meeting point, which is quite helpful. The class is in a little studio with 1 class on one side and 1 on the other. We had a total of 7 people in our class. The instructor gave directions in both English and French. She was incredibly sweet and especially kind to our 10 year old. Everyone made 2 eclairs and the extra pouf treats with sugar to take home. The pouf treats with sugar was actually our favorite. Coffee and water were provided in the class. I think this was a very fun class to do in Paris, especially with a child.
Haley
October 2021
Highly recommend!!! Our instructor was kind, helpful, and informative. She made us feel like we were pastry chefs ourselves! An intimate setting made it easy to get help whenever we needed and allowed us to make new friends. Overall an amazing experience.
Dirk
October 2021
Very fun experience! Well taught, nice location, and we made chocolate candies while wet we’re waiting for our eclairs to come out of the oven!
Laura
October 2021
My daughter and I had a great time making eclairs with our Chef Nico. The class was very low pressure and Nico helped us whenever we needed it. The class was fun and light hearted and our pastries were delicious!

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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.
Fish allergy
Peanut allergy
Tree nut allergy
Shellfish allergy
Soy-free
Vegetarian
Pescatarian

Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 10 and up can attend, up to 8 guests total.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.
Let the Host know of any allergies or dietary restrictions.

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.