La Soupe aux Cailloux: Paris Cooking Class: Learn to Make Delicious French Pastries

Paris Cooking Class: Learn to Make Delicious French Pastries

Nanterre, France

La Soupe aux Cailloux

Non-profit organization

2 hours
From$39 USDper person

La Soupe aux Cailloux is a nonprofit organization that works to expand access to healthy eating and uses cooking as a tool for learning, sharing, and reflection.

Tour Highlights

  • Unlock the secrets to French baking while promoting local, organic, and environmentally friendly diets.
  • Prepare and eat a traditional pastry while learning about French gastronomy.
  • Share and connect with community members over a warm cup of coffee or tea.

Tour revenue will be invested in developing cooking workshops and programs so that more people can benefit from a balanced diet and healthy food.

Tour Details

  • Frequency

    Monday - Friday by appointment

  • Start Time

    Flexible from 10 AM - 2 PM

  • Duration

    2 hours

  • Good For

    Adults, Children, Families, Youth, Professionals

  • Languages


  • Weather

    Tour takes place rain or shine (tour itinerary might be modified in case of inclement weather)

  • Tour Participants

    1 to 4

  • Difficulty

    Easy (short walking distances, low or no physical effort)

  • Clothing & Equipment

    Apron, if possible

  • Volunteer Opportunities


  • This org is new to the travel industry

    Your visit will make an extra impact! Expect off the beaten path conditions.

Tour Description

Learn how to make a traditional French pastry using environmentally friendly and in-season ingredients and products! Your guide Laura will lead you through the preparation of your delicious treat while teaching you about the foundations of world-famous French cuisine (1.5 hr). Then, taste your pastry and get to know your fellow chefs around a cup of coffee or tea (30 min). Everyone will leave with their own booklet of traditional French recipes so you can continue cooking at home or anywhere in the world!

Additionally, La Soupe aux Cailloux will provide you with a map of Nanterre, so you can continue to explore this city rich in history and culture on your own. Be sure not to miss Mont Valérien, only a couple of bus stops from La Soupe aux Cailloux, where you can take in breathtaking panoramic views of Paris. It’s as remarkable as the view from the top of the Sacré-Coeur, but more intimate and without the tourists!

Tour Start Address

27 rue sadi carnot, Nanterre, Hauts-de-Seine, France

How To Get There

By bus:
Take bus 258 in the direction of Place de la Boule to the La Source strop. Then, take the Rue de la Côte on the left, continue 500 meters, and take Rue Sadi Carnot.

By train:
Take the RER A in the direction of St. Germain en Laye to the Nanterre Ville stop. Then, take bus 160 to the Les Verets stop.

More About La Soupe aux Cailloux


To raise awareness among inhabitants of Nanterre of the importance of healthy eating and to expand access to organic produce to those on a limited budget.

Main Programs

  • Les Tables d’Hôtes program, in which neighbors come together to prepare and enjoy a meal

  • Cooking classes for children and adults

  • Organic grocery store

Awards & Recognition

Prix Feuilhade de la Solidarité de Proximité
2015 Winner
Graine Ile-de-France