Nat Geo Day Tour: Baguette and Éclair Initiation with a French Master Baker
Excursions & day trips

Nat Geo Day Tour: Baguette and Éclair Initiation with a French Master Baker

Free cancellation
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Do this because
  • Discover the history, passion and savoir faire of Didier Lavry, French master baker based in Paris. Experience the ‘back-stage’ of a real bakery and learn the secrets of French bread.
  • Get an insight into the importance of breads and pastries in French cultural heritage: these are typical symbols of France, particularly in Paris.
  • A unique opportunity for hands-on experience working dough and producing bread under the guidance of an expert.
  • Finish your experience with a glass of champagne and take home your bread and éclair, plus a keepsake apron from the bakery.
What to expect

Discover your inner ‘boulanger’ at Didier Lavry’s bakery in the 11th arrondissement of Paris. Take a hands-on class to learn the art of making and baking authentic French bread and éclairs. Didier is a passionate and professional baker who knew from a young age that he was destined for the world of baking. His bakery, Boulangerie Le Petit Mitron, is located in the heart of Paris - a family-run venture showcasing Didier's skill for crafting delectable breads and pastries in the back, while his wife warmly welcomes customers at the front.

After an early career in industrial bread-making, Didier realised he would prefer to take his passion in a more fulfilling direction. He has been honing his craft of artisan baking using local, high-quality ingredients ever since, and now he is opening his bakery kitchen to share his expertise with you. Stepping inside his boulangerie, get ready to learn exactly how the French make such delicious bread and pastries when you follow Didier’s tips and demonstrations.

This private baking experience allows you to go behind the scenes of Boulangerie Le Petit Mitron, discovering the history of iconic French staples such as the baguette and choux pastry. Don your apron - a keepsake for you to take home - and get hands-on, creating your own baguette and éclair under Didier's expert guidance. To finish, raise a celebratory glass of champagne with Didier to toast the day's achievements in true French style.

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What's included
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What's not included
  • x_not_included Transportation

8 Rue Oberkampf, 75011 Paris, France

Meeting point:
Please arrive on time for the activity.
What to remember

Know in advance:

  • this tour runs with a min. of 2 and a max. of 8 people
  • the activity is suitable for wheelchair users and people who struggle to walk long distances
  • the tour runs at first floor
  • drinks included are water and a glass of champagne

Remember to bring:

  • comfortable shoes and clothes easy to wash
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Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 48 hours before the experience begins.

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