Baking in Paris


Baking in Paris


9 Days, 8 Nights



Max 8 people


From $6,100 per traveler

Trip Overview

Home to world-renowned pâtisseries and delicious boulangeries, Paris is a dream destination for any baker. On this 9-day baking tour of Paris, we’ll spend our days learning how to bake French pastry with a classically trained pastry chef.

From eclairs to croissants, we’ll taste the very best pastry Paris has to offer while learning how to perfect them in our own baking. Every aspect of this 9-day small-group tour revolves around the techniques, flavors, and ingredients that make Paris the creme de la creme of pastry.

Like all of our experiences, we believe that food is the best way to experience new cultures, and there is no better place to experience patisserie than in the City of Lights. 


  • Learn to bake French pastry from a professional pastry chef
  • Experience the Champagne region with an expert guide and tastings
  • Enjoy high-tea at one of the grand hotels in Paris

Past Participants

Mary Burget
Mary Burget
We had the best time with Jenoa and Colin on our Pastry Baking class in Paris! Our pastry chef, Jennifer Pogmore, was an excellent instructor! I can't wait to bake everything we tried in Paris. She was very experienced and explained everything very well. Her demonstrations were very helpful. The schedule was well planned out and we were able to do some sight seeing during our free time. Our accommodations were excellent. Colin and Jenoa looked after us and met all of our needs graciously. We couldn't have asked for better hosts! We also enjoyed everyone in our group. It was a fun group to work with. Everyone got along well. This helped to make the entire experience so amazing. We definitely will remember this trip forever!!!
Jenna Burget
Jenna Burget
What an amazing trip! Jenoa + Colin planned the perfect foodie getaway. We were able to learn many valuable tips from Jennifer that I’ve already been able to apply at home. With a pastry tour, chocolate tour, biking through Champagne, making all of the delicious pastries, and getting to know our fellow trip-goers, we covered all of the bases that I could have hoped for. Everything was very well organized. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a food adventure 🙂
Diamond Ling
Diamond Ling
Dream vacation! A perfect mix of food and culture! Saw a lot, did so much, but never felt hectic or rushed. Stay Awhile put together an amazing tour. Highly recommend to any foodies out there!
Kate Andrews
Kate Andrews
As someone with a home-baking business and a deep love and appreciation for travel and food, Stay Awhile's "Baking in Paris" program was a literal dream come true for me. I would definitely recommend Stay Awhile to anyone looking for a curated foodie trip.
Victoria Patton
Victoria Patton
Once in a lifetime trip! Jenoa and Colin are amazing, the trip was incredible, and Jennifer’s pastry expertise is unparalleled! Regardless of baking skill level, I highly recommend going on this trip. I am a novice baker at best and had never been to Europe. Colin and Jenoa made the travel logistics so easy and I walked away with the best memories & cannot wait to make these recipes at home.
Danielle Skowronek
Danielle Skowronek
I was looking for a baking class that would make me more comfortable with French pastry when I can across Stay Awhile. I couldn’t be happier with this trip service. Jenoa and Colin planned an excellent itinerary that gave us enough free time to explore Paris while also diving into the world of French pastry. Our chef Jennifer made all of the recipes so approachable that I’m truly confident in my new skills in the kitchen. If you have the opportunity to take an immersive trip with Stay Awhile, book immediately. You will not regret it!
Bernice Ip
Bernice Ip
Stay Awhile provided more than I could've asked for - new experiences, access to local guides to learn about the city and culture, and new friends. Jenoa and Colin were so well organized and even provided us with amazing recommendations for food and spots to visit outside of the itinerary. Their decision to partner with a local guide really enhanced the experience and made me feel like a local myself. Jenoa and Colin's passion for this can be seen through their thoughtfully planned itineraries and responsive communication before and throughout the entire trip. With the focus on small-group sizes, it was very easy to get to know everyone and it really felt like I was travelling with friends the entire time.
Florence Ip
Florence Ip
Our time in Italy would not have been nearly as painless or enjoyable if not for Stay Awhile! Even leading up to the trip, communication was easy and Jenoa was always helpful answering questions. The trip was very planned well, leaving free time to explore outside of the itinerary and to really get to know the city. You can tell how much effort was put into planning to ensure a personalized and unique experience, especially their eye in choosing and partnering with a local guide who gave the very best recommendations for everything related to food. Even during days when we didn’t have activities planned in the itinerary, Jenoa and Colin were both super helpful with recommendations for places to visit and eat for other trips we took. With the small group size, it felt like we were travelling with a group of friends rather than just with a tour company — I truly enjoyed everyone’s company and am grateful Stay Awhile brought us together for a month!


Bonjour Paris!

First things first, let’s check into our hotel, drop off our bags, and freshen up from day of travel.

Next, we will head over to one of our favorite Parisian restaurants for our first group dinner. This is a perfect time to get to know the other people in our group, as well as our pastry chef, and chat about our plans for the upcoming week. 

If you arrive earlier in the morning, you will have the whole day to explore Paris before dinner, and can drop off your bags at the hotel.

Meals included: Dinner

Let the baking begin! 

We’ll begin our day with a relaxing breakfast at hotel to help us ease out of our jet lag.

Then, we’ll head over to the baking studio for our first baking class focusing on French pastry essentials. In this mise en place style baking class, you’ll learn how to make creme patisserie, lemon curd, and tart dough. You’ll use these ingredients later on in the week as you prepare tarte au citron and chocolate eclairs.

Once we’ve wrapped up baking for the day, we’ll sit down for an afternoon tea at one of the grand hotels in Paris, where we’ll sample some delicious pastries and treats.

After tea, the time is yours to go out and explore Paris.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch

After yesterday’s sampling of one of Paris’ most creative pastry chefs, we’ll return to the roots of classical French pastry. 

We’ll begin our day with a morning pastry tour lead by our resident pastry chef, Jennifer Pogmore. She’ll take us to a few of her favorite pâtisseries to sample a variety of traditional, irresistible, and of course, delicious French pastries.

For lunch, we’ll enjoy traditional Breton crepes at Breizh Cafe, one of Paris’ quintessential creperies.

Afterwords, we will make our way to the baking studio to finish what we started. We’ll roll out our lemon and fruit tarts, bake, fill, and decorate them with new piping techniques.

Once we’ve wrapped up with our class, the rest of the evening is yours.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch

Today, we will learn how to make choux pastry! From profiteroles to eclairs and gougères, choux pastry is one of France’s most versatile, and classic pastries.

You will spend the morning learning how to make the iconic chocolate eclair stuffed with a delicious chocolate pastry cream.

After the course, we will enjoy a light lunch in the baking studio.

You will have the rest of the day to wander the beautiful streets of Paris.

Meals included: Breakfast, light lunch

Rise and shine! Today we take a break from baking to learn about one of France’s most popular drinks: Champagne. 

We’ll swap the bustle of the city for the calm of the countryside as we enjoy tastings at three champagne houses.

We’ll get a tour of the countryside, see the birthplace of champagne, and enjoy a delightful three-course lunch.

After the tour, we’ll take the train back to Paris where you can relax for the remainder of the evening.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch

We have been going hard so far, so we are giving you the day to see and do whatever you like! 

Whether that’s visiting Versailles to see the opulent chateau and gardens, getting lost in the Louvre, taking a stroll along the Seine, or heading underground to the catacombs, the day is yours to explore this marvelous city.

Jennifer will be offering an optional macaron baking class for those who want to use their free day to bake one of France’s most iconic treats.

Meals included: Breakfast

So far, we’ve occupied a lot of your mornings with baking classes and tours, so switched the order so you have free-time in the morning and baking classes in the evening.

Later in the evening, we’ll gather together at the baking studio to learn the proper technique for making buttery, flakey croissants! 

Jennifer will be teaching you how to make the classic croissant and pain au chocolate. After the class, we will make delicious sandwiches with our freshly made croissants paired with fresh salads for dinner. 

Meals included: Breakfast, dinner

Our last full day together! To make the most of it, we’ll take a trip to a charming local market to pick up produce for today’s baking class: the Fraisier – a delicious cake filled with strawberries and cream.

Following the class, we’ll give you some free time to see the sights still on your personal bucket list. 

Later in the evening, we will gather for our last group meal at a Parisian hot-spot to enjoy a meal, drinks, and good company.

Meals included: Breakfast, dinner

We’ll start the day off with breakfast at the hotel before saying our goodbyes to the group.

Time to return home or to your next destination!

À bientôt!

Meals included: Breakfast

*The itinerary is subject to change.

Jennifer Pogmore - Pastry Chef for Baking in Paris Tour

The Pastry Chef

Jennifer pogmore

Following a classical training in French pâtisserie at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris nearly 10 years ago, Jennifer gained experience working in Parisian pastry boutiques Carl Marletti and Ernest & Valentin before returning to Le Cordon Bleu as a chef instructor. Here she developed her passion for teaching, having the opportunity to instruct students from all over the world.

Now working as a freelance pastry chef based in Perpignan in the south of France, Jennifer will be joining us as our dedicated pastry chef in Paris where she will be teaching you how to make classic French pastries. 

Learn more about Jennifer Pogmore on her website.

The Baking Classes

All of our baking classes are private and exclusive to our group with our own professional pastry chef. 

Our classes blend insightful demonstrations by our esteemed pastry chef, Jennifer Pogmore, with practical hands-on sessions. Here, participants will collaborate in pairs, allowing for an intimate, shared learning experience.

The focus will be on learning techniques and the science behind French pastry. We encourage you to ask lots of questions throughout the classes.

*As part of our mission to take care of our planet and reduce waste, we have opted for this class structure on our baking tours. 

Ready to Bake in Paris?

The Baking in Paris stay is currently sold out! Sign up for the waitlist to be notified of any openings. 


Reserve your spot on the Baking in Paris stay today with a $1,000 deposit per traveler. You may also choose to pay in full upon checkout. Full payment is due 120 days before your trip. We will send you reminder emails with payment dates. If you book within 120 days of the trip start date, payment is due in full. 

Rooms are based on double occupancy. 
Questions before you book? Feel free to send us an email at [email protected], and we can set up a time to video chat to answer your questions!

Where We Are Staying


Located in the 9th arrondissement, Hôtel Adèle & Jules is in the perfect location to explore Paris. Close to many bakeries, restaurants and the attractions, this hotel is a lovely spot to call home for our stay in Paris. 

Breakfast is included in your stay, and you can also enjoy complimentary tea time every afternoon from 4pm-6pm. 

The hotel is located 20 minutes by metro (on one line) from the baking space. 

All rooms are double occupancy. Please note that the rooms are cozy (it is Paris) and the twin beds are close together.

The baking space

There is nothing more Parisian than baking in a lovely Parisian apartment! 

We have rented a beautiful space in the 11th arrondissement for all of our baking classes.



  • Accommodation (8 nights)
  • All meals listed in itinerary
  • Breakfast daily
  • All baking courses listed in itinerary
  • All activities listed in itinerary
  • Trip leader
  • A group of fellow pastry lovers
  • Transportation to activities
  • Welcome gift


  • Flights to/from Paris 
  • Airport transfers
  • Mandatory travel insurance
  • Meals not listed in itinerary
  • Visas (if necessary)
  • Personal expenses
  • Incidental expenses

Who Is This Baking Tour For?

The Baking in Paris tour is for any amateur baker who wants to improve their baking skills and immerse themselves in the culture of Paris.

If the descriptions below sound like you, you’d be an excellent fit for this stay:

  • You enjoy baking / eating patisserie. 
  • You believe that food is the best way to understand a culture.
  • You love trying new places to eat.
  • You want to make new friends with shared interests.
  • You are kind, respectful, and open-minded to different ways of living.


For any other trip related questions, please see our FAQ page or feel free to contact us here

The trip starts and ends in Paris. There are two major international airports in Paris – Charles de Gaulle (CDG) or Paris Orly (ORY). The city is just a quick metro ride away from both of these airports. 

Yes, of course. All of our rooms are shared and are based on double occupancy. 

Please note – Paris rooms are small and while you’ll have your own twin bed, the beds will be quite close together. 

If you’d like to book a private room, please send us an email and we will try to accommodate your request. 

Yes, the minimum age requirement is 21 years old for all of our stays.

Yes, after paying your deposit, if you’d like to break up your payments into multiple installments, please send us an email to arrange this. 

All payments are due 120 days prior to the trip start date.

Yes, definitely! Feel free to send us an email at [email protected], and we can set up a time to video chat to answer your questions.

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