8 Days Paris Delights Pastry Cooking Holiday in France

8 Days Paris Delights Pastry Cooking Holiday in France

  • Rue des Martyrs, Paris, France

Baking and Pastry Cooking Course France

Paris Delights is a Lifestyle Vacations France original baking training in Paris, France. It is designed for pastry and chocolate lovers who aspire to improve their skills and techniques to create delectable French patisseries and plated desserts. If you are patisseries and desserts lovers, this holiday is just perfect for you. Macarons, flavorful and colorful éclairs or religieuses choux, saint-Honoré, mille-feuille, and beautifully decorated tarts are featured in this baking training.

Highlights

  • 35 hours baking training
  • Three-hour guided tour of Paris
  • Certificate and recipes in English
  • Hands-on pastry and desserts making courses
  • Welcome lunch and farewell dinner
  • Complimentary airport transfers
  • Daily continental breakfasts
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 6 days with instruction
  • English
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The program includes either a 3-star boutique hotel or guest house accommodation. Both are located in the safe, quiet, and residential 9th arrondissement, steps to the baking school, and to the alive Rue Des Martyrs and chic Place Saint-Georges. Charming 3-star boutique hotels and guest houses that are included in the Paris Delights program have been visited and chosen for its tranquility, cleanliness, and location.

Your room with private en-suite bath is furnished with a queen size bed and stylish antiques. If you plan to come with a friend and share the bedroom, better to choose the hotel with twin-bed rooms.

The classes are designed for pastry and chocolate lovers who aspire to improve their skills and techniques to create delectable French patisseries and plated desserts. The program includes five hands-on courses operated in their baking school located in Paris 9th. Classes are taught in English by Lifestyle Vacations' female professional pastry chef and is scheduled from Monday to Friday. The training will be a total of 35 hours of teaching.

What you will learn

  • Introduction to bread baking
  • Introduction to chocolate tempering
  • Laminated dough
  • Masking and glaçage (icing)
  • Mastering creams, mousses, and fillings
  • Pastry decoration
  • Paris-style entremets and assembling techniques
  • Sponge cakes and biscuits
  • Tarts and basic French patisseries doughs
  • Yeast dough for croissants and brioches

Daily schedule

Day 1, Sunday - Welcome to Paris

  • Airport transfer from Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) by car or mini bus (depending on the participants arrivals)
  • Check-in
  • Welcome lunch followed by Paris guided tour by car and by walking for three hours
  • Dinner on your own
  • Overnight at the hotel or guest house

Day 2 to 5, Monday to Friday - Pastry training

  • Breakfast at the hotel or guest house
  • From 08:30 to 16:30, baking classes scheduled
  • Lunch and dinner on your own
  • Overnight at the hotel or guest house

Day 6, Saturday - Shopping or visits in Paris

  • Breakfast at the hotel or guest house
  • Full day for resting, shopping, and visiting Paris
  • Farewell food and wine pairing dinner in a traditional gourmet restaurant
  • Overnight at the hotel or guest house

Day 7, Sunday - Check-out and airport transfer

  • Morning breakfast and check-out
  • Airport transfer to Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) by car or mini bus
  • End of the tour

For this holiday, you will enjoy a three-hour guided tour featuring the best of Paris, such as the Eiffel Tower, Montmartre, Le Marais, Ile Saint-Louis, Saint-Germain, Palais Royal, Le Louvre, the Opera House, and the right bank secret 19th century passageways.

  • Corinne Preteur

    Born in Paris and raised in the Loire Valley, Corinne has spent many years in the USA, working first for Hasbro Milton Bradley (Massachusetts and Rhode Island), and partnering with Birmingham Associates in Boston, then. Within her long professional career, Corinne has organized and guided numerous VIP tours and press trips worldwide. She has an extensive knowledge in France history, food, wine, and gastronomy, in general. She is the creator, owner, and director of Lifestyle Vacations France, and the founder of Paris-based Antilope Productions company and Côté Loisirs TV France.

This retreat take place in Paris, France. Paris is the most visited destination in the world, birthplace of luxury brands and fashion design, and the window of haute cuisine, delightful pastry, and finest wines. Paris is just unique. Proud of its exceptional architectural heritage left by a millenary history, Paris is a hot spot for arts and history lovers. It is also a premium destination for shopping and for enjoying a refined gastronomy.

Wherever you stay in a hotel or a guest house, you will enjoy delicious daily continental breakfasts (buffet in hotels and table served in guest house). Continental breakfasts include tea, coffee, or hot chocolate, fruits juice, croissant, baguette, butter, jam, cheese, ham, and fruits.

For your baking training, you will learn the different patisseries and viennoiseries, such as baguette, croissants and brioches, eclairs choux pastry, macarons, puff pastry (mille-feuille, napoleon, apple turnover, and palm leaf), entremets, tarts and tartelettes, and also petit-fours, ganaches, creams, génoise cakes, and more.

  • 1 farewell food and wine pairing dinner
  • 1 welcome lunch
  • 3 hours guided tour of Paris
  • 5 hands-on pastry and desserts baking courses
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfers from and to Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG)
  • Certificate and recipes in English
  • Daily continental breakfasts
  • Additional activities
  • Additional lunches and dinners
  • Airfare
  • Insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Lifestyle Vacations will pick you up from the airport.

  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 60 days before arrival.

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Lifestyle Vacations offers authentic hands-on cooking classes along with gourmet and cultural tours that feature the French culture and traditions.

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Availability

Arrival: Sunday December 3, 2017
Departure: Sunday December 10, 2017

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