Craft a unique souvenir hat with Lady Gaga’s renowned hatmaker

Badge of ExcellenceParis, France

From $146.38

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


While in Paris, visit the atelier of a world-renowned hat maker and personalize your own creation. This 3-hour workshop lets you experience true Parisian craftsmanship and have something unique to take home as a remembrance. Observe traditional handcrafted techniques then choose the color, shape, and accoutrements, all made to measure.
  • Hat-making workshop at a Paris atelier, owned by a renowned designer
  • Learn about traditional handcrafted techniques, perfected to create unique hats
  • Discover pieces worn by celebrities such as Lady Gaga
  • Create your own handmade, personalized hat and souvenir photos to take with you

What's Included

  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Standard merinos wool felt or straw, Accessories for your decoration equivalent to 10€

    Meeting And Pickup

    Meeting point

    • 73 Bd de Sébastopol
      73 Bd de Sébastopol, 75002 Paris, France

      The workshop is inside a building you can not see it from outside. You will face a grocery store named Franprix and it will be the door on the left. You might see our terrace from the outside full of colors! BUILDING DOOR CODE : 65A82 then buzz at MINIME and it will be at the 1st floor.

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    What To Expect

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 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.

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    51 reviews
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    Love my new hat!!
    Margarette_L, Feb 2023
    What a great experience! Making my custom hat from Paris❤️. I highly recommend and will do it again when I come back-
    Exceeded expectations!
    Marianne_H, Feb 2023
    This workshop far exceeded my expectations. Not only was it fun and informative, I came away with a great hat!
    Cool experience
    Rebecca_F, Jan 2023
    Super cool spot and an interesting thing to do. However, much much harder than we thought it would be and I can’t tell how high quality the hat is.
    Hats, Hats and More Hats!
    Teresa_B, Dec 2022
    This was a fun adventure in Paris! Mary was wonderful and did a great job walking us through on how to design and make our own hat! Fun class and I walked away with a souvenir I made! Wish you had hat boxes so my hat would have a place to be stored for the trip home.. Great class!!! Thank you!!
    Once in a lifetime experience!!
    gabbie_r, Dec 2022
    This class was excellent! I am a hat lover and deeply appreciate everything that this experience was. Located in a quintessential fashion studio & shop- creating a chapeau with Marie at MiniMe Paris is unique and leaves you with much more than a cheesy souvenir. You make your own hat from start to finish. It’s perfection for anyone who has an interest in making a hat their own or a fun creative experience. I wore my hat all week and received numerous compliments from Parisians and fellow adventurers. I don’t speak more than a little French but Marie graciously accommodated speaking English. Merci beacoup, Marie!
    Super cool experience
    Samantha_G, Nov 2022
    This was a great experience! We really got to learn ALL hands on what it's like to make a hat. Every step of the way you are guided through this great experience. This experience is for young adults and adults. The space here is really cute and eclectic.
    An experience I will never forget
    leah_n, Nov 2022
    A unique experience that I will always remember from my trip to Paris. If you are interested in hats I would recommend this workshop.
    Amazing hat making!!!
    Lawrence_D, Nov 2022
    This is one of the best experiences we’ve had in a long time! Amazing shop and the owner is fantastic! You really do get to make your own hat and it is an absolute joy! My wife and I were in Paris for our 25th wedding anniversary and always try to find unique and fun things to do. This was the best by far! So much fun and we love our hats!
    A Must do!
    Jolie_H, Nov 2022
    This was truly an once in a lifetime experience shared with my daughter and daughter friend! We learned so much and now have customized hats that we made ourselves with all the help we needed!
    You won’t regret this experience!
    Farah_F, Oct 2022
    Anyone who loves or has an appreciation for a well-crafted hat should take this class! It was easy to follow but intensive. The end result is 100% worth it. If you can, upgrade to the rabbit fur and go for more accessories. They will help you lay them out beautifully for a truly one of a kind piece to take home
    The instructor was a...
    Kayt_S, Oct 2022
    The instructor was a perfect teacher and the staff was so helpful. So fun and interesting and the hat quality is wonderful!
    Just do it!
    Jamie_B, Sep 2022
    There are literally not enough stars to give this experience! May, Mama and the entire team were absolutely amazing! Not only did we have a fantastic time, but we learned a lot about the art of hat making! Definitely want to do this again!!!!!
    Great addition to our trip to Paris
    Patrick_Q, Sep 2022
    We had a wonderful experience and I’m going home with a beautiful souvenir. It was great to be so hands-on and the staff was very helpful
    I love the experience of Minime workshop and the atelier!!!
    Patty_G, Sep 2022
    Minime is the most beautiful and fantastic artist she is so talented and humble person! I enjoyed everything, every single time I was there and I will do it again! So sorry that I couldn’t remember the name of the guy that guide us through the hole activity, but I want to say that he was fantastic very nice and professional in every way just fabulous!!! i love Paris! Thanks to all the staff and thank you Minime I love my hat 🎩❤️
    Hats off to Paris
    AnnMarie_P, Sep 2022
    A great experience! Jacque was a wonderful teacher & very patient! I Loved all the items they had to add to your Creation! It was hard to choose there were so many! Nobody believes my hats started as a lump of wool!! A Must Do……!
    Great time
    Dominique_O, Sep 2022
    This was so fun. I had a great time learning how to make a trilby. The teacher and everyone there was great and so sweet. They have other classes and I might have to come back and do one or the other classes some day
    Make the hat!
    Denise_T, Jul 2022
    Marie and her mom made the process fun and collaborative. A unique experience all attendees enjoyed! The hats were amazing and so special!
    Response from Host, Jul 2022
    Thank you for your comment and see you soon.
    Just do it!
    Roxanna_D, Jul 2022
    So fun! This surpassed my expectations and the best thing I did in Paris. Such a wonderful experience and I’d love to do it again!
    miguel_r, Jul 2022
    A unique experience. We really enjoyed making our own hats. When we are back in Paris we are going to do again! Maybe even a Jean jacket!
    Wonderful experience
    margaret_s, Jul 2022
    Did this with my two sons (19 and 17). We had so much fun, learned a lot and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Was worried at first about giving up time for other things while in Paris, but this was time we’ll spent. We love our one of a kind hats! Definitely recommend.