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

Paris, France

From $51.67

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 1 hour (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Spend some quality time in the kitchens of a French bakery to learn the inside secrets of French baking during a boulangerie tour. Join an expert French baker in the back rooms of a well-known bakery in central Paris to hear some of the secrets that make French pastries and breads so special and learn how to make a perfect French baguette.
  • 1-hour French bakery tour in Paris
  • Go behind the scenes of an authentic Parisian boulangerie
  • Learn how the classic French baguette is made
  • Discover the secrets of French pastries and hear bread-making tips from your knowledgeable French baker
  • Take home a freshly baked French baguette and croissant

What's Included

  • Small-group tour (maximum 8 people) going behind the scenes of a French Bakery
  • One freshly baked French baguette
  • One freshly baked croissant
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 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!

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

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.


On this intimate small-group tour of a Paris bakery located in the picturesque Montmartre neighborhood, you'll go behind the scenes and explore the production rooms where French bread and pastries are made. Your knowledgeable bakery guide will explain how to make the famous French baguette and will demonstrate how the machines work. In a warm and relaxed atmosphere, your guide will give you plenty of bread-making tips and will tell you about the bread history. Far from a factory with industrial methods, the French bakery you’ll visit is a typical small and independent Parisian production unit.  The bakers are skilled artisan craftsmen who have real passion for every aspect of French baking. In addition to your newly acquired baking knowledge, you'll also take home a freshly baked French baguette and a croissant! The exact address of your bakery will be sent to you after your reservation is made.

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • 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 travelers can participate
  • Not recommended for travelers with sensitive airborne food allergies.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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JohnandMary_P, Nov 2022
Informative. The guide was friendly and showed us many aspects of the bakery but it is not an interactive tour
Informative and different.
Jody_P, Apr 2022
We enjoyed learning about the bakeries and especially the rules regarding baguettes. Wish we could have worked with some dough and produced our own baguettes but our guide was informative and interesting and we did get bread and croissants. Just a nice alternative to a museums tour.
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Dear Jody, Thank you for this nice review! We are glad to read you enjoyed your Bakery Visit. We hope you learnt a lot about baguettes, french breads or bakeries. Please don't hesitate to book another tour with us. Have a great day! Best regards, Meeting the French
Don’t miss this experience!!
Julie_C, Oct 2021
Eating hot bread out of the oven was amazing. We loved learning how to shape the dough and the ingredients we would need to try to make our own. Great experience!
Response from Host, Oct 2021
Hello Julie, Thank you very much for your review! We are very happy that you enjoyed this experience! Don't hesitate to book other classes with us. Best regards
A Very Fun Experience
Tom_R, Oct 2019
We do bake bread in our home and aspire to bake croissants. This tour was very informative. We saw the bakers applying various techniques. We learned a lot about the life of a baker. The tour was at a highly rated bakery and the tour guide also was a trained baker. What we saw was artisans doing what they love to do. We also were given baguettes and croissants to enjoy in our apartment.
Great concept but not much in reality.
The_Shakespeares, Oct 2019
Do not take this tour expecting you be able to make bakery items. This is more of how the store makes things from scratch. The kitchen was very compact and there were only four people in our group; us, the tour guides and the staff had to figure out how to maneuver around each other. Learned a few things about how bread is cooked but would have loved a more in-depth, hands on experience. The gratis bread and croissant gift we good. Our guides were nice. We left a bit disappointed. Make sure to wear clothes you can get flour on and non-skid shoes: floor was VERY slippery!
Behind the Scenes of a Boulangerie: French Bakery Tour in Paris
Donna_W, Oct 2019
Our tour guide was prompt and very friendly. He answered lots of our questions and interpreted any answers from the bakers for us. The boulangerie staff was very friendly too and tried to explain their processes and answer our questions with the help of the tour guide. The bread baker let us make the release cuts in our own baguettes that we were given to take home. We were also given a croissant and a pastry sample.
What a delightful experience! We...
ConcettaM_D, Apr 2018
What a delightful experience! We learned a lot and it was a unique opportunity to be so close to so many baguettes in the bread kitchen and to so many pastries in the patisserie kitchen. Highly recommend this 1 hour snapshot of real Paris.
Everyone was very friendly but there...
Colleen D, Feb 2018
Everyone was very friendly but there just wasn't enough going on to make this tour interesting. We watched them roll dough for baguettes and then we watched them put pastries together..and that was it.
Tour was in a small bakery that...
Heidi R, Feb 2018
Tour was in a small bakery that produces a high volume of baked goods each day. Tour guide knew English but the bakerys manager and a few of the French-speaking tour participants did most of the talking, in French. Info shared by tour guide was very basic. If you know anything about baking bread, find a different way to enjoy Pariss wonderful baking tradition.
The baguette and croissant were...
Olga M, Feb 2018
The baguette and croissant were delicious! There were also a bunch of small samples to enjoy as well.
Marie was a delightful and...
Ophelia P, Feb 2018
Marie was a delightful and well-informed tour guide! We enjoyed every minute of our tour and the baguettes and croissants were an extra treat. Thank you!
A wonderful experience. Such fun to...
Beverly_L, Feb 2018
A wonderful experience. Such fun to see the making of that delicious French bread. This tour was well worth the time.
Wonderful. Loved this. Making...
Janet B, Jan 2018
Wonderful. Loved this. Making croissants to take away in a traditional Paris bakery was terrific. Loads of interesting facts about the artisan industry and the skills of the bakers. What a shame England doesn't have an artisan baking tradition like this!!
Perfect, small tour, just three of...
panteliarose, Nov 2017
Perfect, small tour, just three of us. Lots of information packed into an hour, but not rushed. The baguette and croissant at the end were super tasty! Would recommend if looking for a simple tour.
This was a really great tour choice...
Donald C, Oct 2017
This was a really great tour choice for us and we highly recommend it to anyone that is interested in gaining a hands-on experience into a typical Parisan Boulangerie ! Always wondered how they make those delicious baguettes,croissants and other yummy bake goods. I was able to take a picture of the actual recipe for the baguettes they bake at this bakery. Book this tour you will not be disappointed.
Lots of fun and very informative...
Christopher L, Oct 2017
Lots of fun and very informative. The local baker was great in teaching us the various steps in making the perfect baguette. The main problem is the work area of a bakery is not really set up for tour groups even small ones like ours so you always feel in the way. We did get to sample some of the various products but it would have been nice if we each concluded the tour with a warm, freshly baked baguette.
We spent an interesting hour...
Anne M, Oct 2017
We spent an interesting hour watching how baguettes are prepared and baked in a fairly modern boulangerie. Our guide, Mariette, was delightful and the baker was keen to show us what he does. However, we didn't get to try a baguette afterward, only some small pieces of sweet pastries. I see on my confirmation that a baguette and a croissant were included in the price but that seems to have been overlooked.
Fun, interesting and informative...
RUSSELL S, Sep 2017
Fun, interesting and informative hour at the French bakery. Our interpreter was great and the staff at the bakery, friendly and accommodating. We also got some lovely 'treats' to take home!
This trip was brilliant! we took two...
Jenny W, Sep 2017
This trip was brilliant! we took two young grandchildren 8 and 10 and they loved it. An excellent bilingual guide, not too much talking, lots of seeing and doing!!!!!!!!!! And the range of pastries at the end! AND our own baguette EACH Excellent value Jenny
Very nicely done tour of the bakery...
Jane W, Aug 2017
Very nicely done tour of the bakery. Very informative and friendly. We even got to taste the various breads and were able to take a freshly baked baguette and croissant home with us. Really glad I took this one hour tour. I definitely recommend it.