The Ecole de Boulangerie et de Pâtisserie de Paris is the leading French bakery and pâtisserie school.
Founded in 1929, thousands of people have come from all over the world to study as part of our international program. We have had a training partnership with a Japanese school for ten years, we have organized around 100 workshops for American students, and we have organized advanced courses in French pâtisserie for Chinese groups.
Entirely practical, our courses take place in very modern and spacious premises with the School’s teachers in English or via an interpreter for other languages (Japanese, Chinese, Portuguese, and Russian for groups only). We are located in the center of Bercy Village, a charming neighborhood with many restaurants and hotels, just a stone’s throw from Paris’s most modern subway line, providing easy access to the main train stations and international airports. There is no accommodation or restaurant in the School but a lot of restaurants around the school.
We can organize courses for all levels or types of students, from beginners to professionals, but only in pâtisserie and bakery. Long sessions are organized in the summer and only in English. Other courses last between four hours and one week. We provide all training equipment unless you are following a long-term session. You can take home all the products you make.
If you're a beginner and would like to discover our world
If you are only staying in Paris for a very short time, why not try one of our introductory French bakery workshops ? Learn to make macaroons or milk bread in two hours or croissants and baguettes in seven hours.
- Seven-hour workshops cost €225 per person for a minimum of 4 people (maximum 15).
- Two-hour workshops cost €27 per person for a minimum of 8 people (maximum 15)
Individual lessons cost €1 092 per day. This program is on demand. You don’t need to bring your own equipment or professional clothes, but please wear suitable attire for working in a bakery. You can take your own products home at the end of the day.
If you're a beginner and would like to become a professional baker
If you speak French, you can follow a “CAP patissier” or “Cap Boulanger” course, which lasts eight months. For further details, please refer to the CAP section of our website. If you don’t speak French, you can follow a summer course in English. This is a practical course devoted to French bread, croissants and pâtisserie. First, you study the basics with 105 hours of training over a three-week period, then you study advanced techniques for 105 hours over another three-week period. These courses also feature an optional three-week internship in a Parisian bakery at the end.