Gourmet cooking class

G1 Home cooking with a local Parisienne

eat like locals paris Meet Emmanuelle or Dominique our Locals Parisiennes chefs at their home or your Home. They open their door wide to welcome you into her warm, friendly apartment or house closed to the 17th, in the 15th arrondissement in Paris. Their culinary instruction will take you on a discovery of regional French favorites such as Beef bourguignon, Pot au feu, Charlotte aux fruits, and Tarte Tatin. €120 per person, 3 dishes cooked.


French cooking will be demystified as our chefs share their secrets for success in the kitchen, including, for example, the key to choosing the best cut of meat for your recipes. Their lesson is topped off with a tasting of all the dishes you’ve created together while seated at a table set in typical French style and accompanied with wine. You’ll leave eager to make these dishes again yourself at home!
A truly delightful culinary experience!

4 hours 30 mn cooking class, included one hour lunch, drinks. Contact us for a special price.
Upon request.
English, French.



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Emanuelle began pursuing her culinary passion after working in marketing for several years. She studied at l’Ecole Ferrandi de Paris and then went on to hone her skills by working for chefs of several Parisian restaurants. Emmanuelle will host you in her home, in the center of the 15th arrondissement, or serve as a personal chef in your own home. Available only to small groups with a maximum of 4 people.


Angelo (Chicago)

We signed up for a home cooking class because we wanted to take back what we learned. Emmanuelle was a great host because she answers your questions and gives you great advice. We had prepared and cooked stuffed tomatoes Provençal , rice pilaf and strawberry Sorbet. My 14 year old son was kept busy helping to prepare the meal which at the end was delicious. We also got to meet and talk to her teenage son which was cool. I was under the weather that day and she offered to to go to the pharmacy which was very kind of her . The home was very close to a train stop. Overall an excellent experience.

Shelly (Michigan - USA)

I enjoyed Home cooking with Dominique so much that I returned multiple times. The classes are in her beautiful home in a lovely part of Paris. Her classes are interactive and fun! The French dishes we prepared were achievable for even a novice. Eating our successful meal together with wine was always a memorable way to end the class.

Pam ( Texas - USA)

I was lucky to learn about Isa and her business during the SIAL food show. My family was joining me for a week of vacation and a culinary class sounded like an excellent way to spend a day. Isa sent me several options and we ended up choosing to spend time in a French household learning to make Beef Bourguignon and Creme Brûlée.
Dominique, our hostess turned out to be a lovely lady, charming hostess and excellent teacher living in a beautiful Paris apartment. We spent the morning learning to make the classic French stew and dessert, then enjoyed it during a leisurely lunch with delicious wine at a beautifully set table.
It was truly an unforgettable day! Isa joined us for coffee at the end of the meal and we left feeling that we had made new friends.
I highly recommend Paris A Dream and look forward to our next adventure when we visit Paris again!

Ashleigh (Great-Bretagne)

We had a fantastic time learning how to cook Creme Brûlée and Beef Bourguignon in Paris. Our cook and teacher was Dominique welcomed us to her home in the center of Paris. She was very friendly and full of cooking tips! Thanks so much.

Diana (USA)

Anne was a fantastic 'experience' host. Her generosity with time and genuine focus on ensuring we enjoyed the experience was great

Kioko (Canada)

We went with Paris A Dream to learn and experience the French style home cooking with chef Emmanuelle. It was wonderful - We liked the recipe very much & ended up shopping for the same spices while we were still in Paris so we can recreate the same dish at home! Highly recommended!

Naomi (California-USA)

We had a great time cooking with Chef Dominique! Made a delicious meal of vegetable terrine, monkfish in tomato sauce, and tart tatin (menu customized for our group) while learning a ton about both cooking technique and French food. Dominique was a really lovely host and it was great to do a personal class for our group of four, all completely hands-on. Highly recommended !


G2 Baking Class

eat like locals paris We all love Baking and especially Pastry. You want to learn some French recipes or improve your style ? This class is for you .Your chef is Jennifer Lepoutre : co-author of Good Without Gluten, she has also taught and helped develop pastry classes for La Cuisine Paris cooking school. Graduate of The Cambridge School of Culinary Arts in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Originally from Ohio, USA, She lives in Paris with her husband and daughter.she is graduated.
Option : gluten free on request.
Price per person : 2 people : 180€, 3 people : 120€ 4 people : 90€, 5 people : 70€ 6 people : 60€


Length 2 hours 30 mn .
Price per person : 2 people : 180€, 3 people : 120€ 4 people : 90€, 5 people : 70€ 6 people : 60€
Day : On Tuesdays and Thursdays
Time : 10:30 am
Place : 33, Rue de Douai Paris 9. .
Language : English, French.


Culinary Tours

G3 Food Tours

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Meet Isa or one of her great guides and French artisans.
Savour Paris,
discovering all this amazing city has to offer through its food and the artisans who celebrate it to its fullest. We create authentic gastronomic experiences for our clients, working exclusively with local master artisans to share their culinary delights with you. From €75 per person.


An experience off the beaten path in a cool hipster vibe of the Eastern neighborhood of Paris 19th and 20th.
You will taste food from bakers,Provence oils, cheese …true artisans of the French gastronomic tradition. In addition to free product tastings on the Tour, you'll experience genuine interactions with extraordinary expert artisans. You will get a special behind-the-scenes look at how baguettes are made in the fabulous baker kitchen. Tantalizing sights, smells, and sounds await you.
Hold on to your taste buds--surprises are guaranteed !
The Tour ends in a wine shop where you share cheese and dessert paired with wine, introduced by the oenologist himself.

Length : Three hours walking tour with stops
Available on : Wednesdays,Thursdays , Fridays and Saturdays.

Time : 10:30 AM

English, French
Groups from 2 to 6 people.

55€/child, from 50€ to 79€/adult ( prices for group). 6 tastings , Max 6 people in a group.
Special Tour for children, vegan, veggie or....other request available.


The Deluxe Food Tour in the Historical Center of Paris the 6th.

In this Food Tour you will taste the food from the best pastry chef, "charcutier", chocolate maker, baker awarded from world contest, french contest or from Paris. This is a Haute cuisine Tour but where the artisans will be so happy to explain their passion for their product and share their story of their sucess.

Three hours walking tour with 7 to 8 stops
Available on Tuesdays , Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays
Time : 10:45 AM or 4:00 PM.

English, Spanish, French
Groups from 2 to 6 people.
75€/child, From 75€ to 99€/adult ( prices for group). 8 tastings included, small group, guide.
Special Tour for children, vegan, veggie or....other request available.


At the foot of Montmartre Hill, a short distance from the touristy Sacré-Coeur Basilica and its picture postcard setting, is one of the most happening areas in the French capital. The WalkingTour, a FoodTour, is starting at Le Moutin Rouge and is ending at Notre Dame de Lorette. A nice stroll in the Romantic neighborhood of Paris with a tradition of Food merchants.
You will taste food from bakers, visit a cheese monger who is a master cheese ripener, seats in two restaurants, taste the best pastries from master pastry chefs from Paris and other sweet discoveries and discover a neighborhood with a hipster vibe , secret gems, and with a population of Parisian families.

Length : Three hours walking tour with 7 stops
Available on : Wednesdays,Thursdays , Fridays and Saturdays.

Time : 3:15 pm

English, French, Spanish
Groups from 2 to 6 people.

75€/child, from 75€ to 99€/adult ( ask a quotation for group). Max 6 people in a group. Guide.
Special Tour for children, vegan, veggie or....other request available.



Leeanne (Washington DC-USA)

Experience Paris like a local!
I did a "Belleville, Paris for locals" 3 hour walking tour with Isabelle in March 2018 and loved it.
Everyone should do this! Isabelle is friendly and welcoming and has taken the time to find places that make and provide high quality products in a friendly environment. by the end of the tour, I felt like we were good friends. not only do you get to discover delicious food and drink but you also get to see and learn about Belleville. Isabelle also gave me recommendations for things to do and see in all of Paris and the rest of my trip. She is very knowledgeable but also down to earth.
I highly recommend this tour.

Carleen (Georgia-USA)

Isa and her team made us feel like lifelong Parisians, introducing us to local experts and vendors who welcomed us into their shops as though we were old friends. We truly tasted the best that Paris has to offer, and learned so much along the way. It was a wonderful day, made all the better by Isabelle's delightful company! Highly recommended for all ages. Such a fun morning!

Kristi (Washington-USA)

Isa and her team went out of their way to create a memorable experience for our group of four adults and two 12-year olds. It can be difficult to motivate jet-lagged youngsters to visit another museum or historical site!
We had a very friendly and knowledgeable bilingual guide who offered information on the history and significant buildings in the neighborhood as we walked to a beautiful bakery and an ice-cream shop with new and fascinating flavors. In both places we tasted delicious sweets, talked with the owners who were passionate about what they did, and even got to go into the kitchens to see how they create their desserts.
I think this was perhaps one of the most memorable experiences for the kids (and maybe the adults) -- to engage personally with French people and culture in a comfortable way!

Jim and Susan (California.USA)

My wife and I very much enjoyed our Paris A Dream food tour of the 11th arrondissement. All of the stops (a boulangerie, fromagerie, fine epicerie, and wine shop) were perfect – the food was great and it was so interesting to learn about each owner’s background and commitment to their chosen field. And we really loved the "picnic” approach to the tour – collecting food along the way for a small feast at the end. Our guide Camille did a great job – she was very personable and we enjoyed her comments about the neighborhood, the history, etc. All in all, it was a wonderful way to spend the day.

Efrain (Georgia,USA)

We've now lived in Paris for over a year, but had never truly discovered the Saint Germain des Pres neighborhood and all its wonderful local artisans until our tour with Isabelle and Paris a Dream. In all honesty, it was probably my favorite experience of exploring new neighborhoods in Paris so far, learning about different food artisans - can't wait until the next tour!

Jennifer (New York)

Having lived in Paris for many years, I was thrilled to discover I new neighborhood that I knew nothing about as well as some tastes and foods that were new to me too. This tour is a delightful mix of tasting, culture, Parisian charm, and tourism. I highly recommend this experience for anybody who wants to learn about food and Paris, even if they think they know it all. Our guide was wonderful, telling us all about what we were trying and where we were visiting. Although I knew we would be tasting some things, I was pleasantly surprised to discover that our 'tasting' was just about a multi-course lunch with 3 kinds of wine. Whether you know Paris a lot or a little, this is a fun experience for all. Note: if you have never been to Paris and are pressed for time, you might prefer one of their other tasting tours in a more famous district. If you have been to some of the popular neighborhoods or want to discover a new one, this tour is for you!

Janet (Chicago)
We had the most amazing experience with the Paris a Dream food tour. If we hadn't signed up for this tour, we would have never visited the Belleville neighborhood, which was a foodie haven. Our guide was a trained chef and so knowledgeable about the food and the artisans we visited. And we got a special behind-the-scenes look at how baguettes are made (which was my favorite part). It all concluded with a tasting of the beautiful cheeses, pate, ham, baguettes, specialty food items and wine our guide picked up on our walking tour. The tasting ended with the most incredible fig tart that I'm still dreaming about! It was also fun to learn about the history of this unique Paris neighborhood. If you want to avoid tourist traps,learn how Parisians live and eat, and be immersed in the local food culture, this tour is for you!
Liz (Boston)
I'd rush back to Paris tomorrow if I could go on another food tour with Paris a Dream Circuits. The tour I experienced last week was in the Belleville neighborhood, which was off the beaten trail and had a cool, hipster vibe. The food shops in this area of Paris (the 19th and 20th districts) featured beautiful pastries, the best baguette ever, lovely local cheeses, olive oil from Provence, and so much more. Our guide was a trained chef, so she knew a lot about French cuisine as well as the rich history of Paris. I learned, laughed, and indulged. The tour ended in a lovely wine shop where we shared tastes from each shop ... paired with wine, of course. I highly recommend Paris a Dream, and I'll certainly be connecting with them again the next time I visit Paris.


Dinners and Tastings

G4 Food and wine pairing in a Delicatessen

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Discover amazing products and the story telling of their producer. 6 products , introduced by the owner on the delicatessen on tastingsboards paired with fabulous wines.High quality. You will taste the best ham of the world, French.

Two hours From €45 per person, 5 people mini or ask for a qutotation. Max 30 people.

G5 Dinner in a French Home

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Meet Thomas. Experience first-hand how the French live by dining in a Frenchman’s home !

You’re invited to share an unforgettable eveningas the guest of a local Parisian.From €50 per person

You’ll be warmly welcomed by your host, Thomas with a glass of wine or local aperitif.
Afterwards he’ll disappear into the kitchen to bring out a cherished sampling of his favorite comfortfoods. Next you’ll be offered the infamous French cheese course followed by dessert. It’s an evening of anecdotes about France and tips for your visit to Paris punctuated by much laughter and a discovery of French wines. Meeting Thomas is also the chance to hear about all the Paris secrets addresses : he is journalist and know so many things about the City ! You will never forget the honor of being so warmly entertained by the French in Paris.
A truly unique experience!
Includes a welcome aperitif, three main dishes, cheese, dessert, and wine.
On request. Evening dinner
English, Spanish and French spoken.
Max group : 8 people
Location : Paris 16th (Thomas ) 


Efrain (Georgia - USA)
Food is a common language shared across cultures, and there's no better, more welcoming way to understand another person than to share a meal in their home. This program is an amazing experience to do just that, enjoying great food, conversation, and company over a lovely evening. I've already recommended to friends here in Paris and will do it again soon!

Carleen (Georgia - USA)
Delicious dinner with a breath-taking Paris rooftop view.
A private chef, a lovely rooftop balcony, a leisurely and delicious meal, and sunset views of Sacre Coeur -- I can't imagine a better way to celebrate a reunion of dear friends! Because of the truly one-of-a-kind venue, we were able to talk and laugh to our hearts' content -- without ever worrying that we would disturb other diners, as would have been the case in a restaurant. Our chef and hostess -- a widely-published cookbook author -- was delightful. Our meal was delicious. And words can't say enough to describe the awe-inspiring view of Sacre Coeur and the rooftops of Paris. Paris-a-Dream made this evening special in every way. Highly recommended

G6 Dinner-Cruise on the Seine

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Savour the cuisine of Chef Martial , Winner of the prestigious "Meilleur Ouvrier de France” award
From €72 per person.

The Chef Martial, Winner of the prestigious « Meilleur Ouvrier de France », offers a warranty of a gourmet cuisine. And this is the only company that allows you to share this wonderful event on a such big table.Ideal for group. You are a couple ? We can book a table closed to the window with a wonderful view. As all the activities , Isa had a dinner there ( without telling why she was there) , approved the quality of the food, the service of the staff , creating a so relax and attentive atmosphere.