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Behind the Scenes of a Boulangerie: French Bakery Tour in Paris provided by Meeting the French

Behind the Scenes of a Boulangerie: French Bakery Tour in Paris

Behind the Scenes of a Boulangerie: French Bakery Tour in Paris
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Go behind the scenes of a French bakery and learn the secrets of French breads and pastries on this delectable Paris tour. You'll tour the production rooms of an artisanal Parisian bakery and see first-hand how classic French breads and pastries are made.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • 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
Japanese, English, French
What to expect
  • Meet your expert guide, a local baker, and venture into the kitchens and production areas of a famous French bakery to find out how proper French bread (pain), cakes (gateaux) and pastries (patisseries) are made. This is no bread factory, this is an independent Parisian bakery where the work is still done by knowledgeable bakers on a daily basis. Watch as your guide demonstrates how the machinery works and how famous French baguettes are made. Learn the impressive history of French baking as well as some time-honored baking tips. Your baker and guide's passion for French baking comes through. Along with all of the newfound knowledge you'll gain during this boulangerie tour, you'll also leave with a freshly-baked baguette and croissant to enjoy later.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
Japanese, 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
  • Meet your expert guide, a local baker, and venture into the kitchens and production areas of a famous French bakery to find out how proper French bread (pain), cakes (gateaux) and pastries (patisseries) are made. This is no bread factory, this is an independent Parisian bakery where the work is still done by knowledgeable bakers on a daily basis. Watch as your guide demonstrates how the machinery works and how famous French baguettes are made. Learn the impressive history of French baking as well as some time-honored baking tips. Your baker and guide's passion for French baking comes through. Along with all of the newfound knowledge you'll gain during this boulangerie tour, you'll also leave with a freshly-baked baguette and croissant to enjoy later.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3234PARISBAKERY
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Small-group tour (maximum 8 people) going behind the scenes of a French Bakery
  • One freshly baked French baguette
  • One freshly baked croissant
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
1h
Departure details
  • Le Grenier à Pain Caulaincourt, 127 Rue Caulaincourt, 75018 Paris, France Closest Metro: Lamarck-Caulaincourt (M12). There are multiple bakeries with this name in Paris; please ensure you go to the one on Rue Caulaincourt!
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • For ages 6 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements or too many passengers in one booking that would overbook the class. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternate date or full refund.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Not recommended for travelers with sensitive airborne food allergies.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Inclusions
  • Small-group tour (maximum 8 people) going behind the scenes of a French Bakery
  • One freshly baked French baguette
  • One freshly baked croissant
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • Le Grenier à Pain Caulaincourt, 127 Rue Caulaincourt, 75018 Paris, France Closest Metro: Lamarck-Caulaincourt (M12). There are multiple bakeries with this name in Paris; please ensure you go to the one on Rue Caulaincourt!
Duration
1h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • For ages 6 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements or too many passengers in one booking that would overbook the class. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternate date or full refund.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Not recommended for travelers with sensitive airborne food allergies.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
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Paul G
Kent4 contributions
Stylish baguettes
Nov 2019
An excellent view of a working french bakery. From yeast to flour to rising dough- 24 hours for a proper baguette. Then watching how the dough is rolled and cooked.Then a tour downstairs where the patisseries are made along with specialist items. And all sparkingly presented by a knowledgeable lady who filled in many details. And the staff were so welcoming. Despite a 3am start. An excellent time and a really good tour- well worth it.
Written 16 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi 255paulg255, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! We're very glad you enjoyed your bakery visit, and appreciate your kind feedback!
Written 31 December 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

inseraphin
Liverpool, UK3 contributions
Not so much value for money
Nov 2019 • Couples
We did a behind the scenes bakery visit. It was a very small bakery, you could see a bit of how they do the baguette and very little about patisserie. You can see only what they are doing at the moment, so when we were there there was not much to see. They were not doing croissants only some little puffs. They gave us to taste a piece of baguette and a small piece of cake.To take with us they gave us a cold baguette and a cold croissant, nothing just from the oven. The tour was less than 45 mins. The guide was nice though. Overall, too expensive for the experience, I will not reccomend it.
Written 5 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello inseraphin, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review after your visit! We apologize that you felt that the experience wasn't worth the price. Unfortunately, as this is an authentic French bakery, they cannot plan their baking and preparation schedules around the time of the visits; they must prepare different things on different dates according to what is needed at the time. Therefore, it is impossible to guarantee that visitors will see certain things being made during their visit. As for the gifts at the end, the baguette and croissant that you received were indeed freshly-made during that morning; these are not necessarily served hot, and it is typical in France to eat them colder or at room temperature. If you feel you are looking for a more complete bakery experience on your next trip to Paris, don't hesitate to write to us at contact@meetingthefrench.com; we offer personalized baking and cooking classes and would be delighted to welcome you back for an experience tailored to your expectations.
Written 30 December 2019
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k2haley
St. Petersburg, FL15 contributions
Tour was ok
My teenage granddaughter and I visited a bakery this past week. We enjoyed gracious hospitality but the tour was long and tedious, even at one hour. The bakery was recognized for its quality and our tour guide was good. The bakery was small and they seem to work one bread and one pastry product at a time. There was a lot of waiting and watching. My granddaughter and I agreed we would not do it again.
Written 21 April 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello, Thank you for your review! We're sorry to hear that your time at the bakery seemed a bit slow or tedious. As the bakers have planned out their entire days and bake according to what is needed on the shelves at certain times, it is true that every visit is different and you may not get to see every product being made at once. We hope that you learned a lot from the experience and are glad you enjoyed your time with your guide Vincent.
Written 23 April 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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