There’s no doubt about it: with beautiful wine, cheese and patisserie, Galeries Lafayette is the place to be this spring. Make the most of the new workshops in the legendary 70,000m2 store and discover the ins and outs of French culture; which begins, of course, with Gallic gastronomy. First up, it’s macarons. Learn the tricks of the trade with proper pastry chefs and leave with a package of your own handmade organic sweet treats. But be warned, you’ll depart with some of the industry’s best-kept secrets… Another culinary experience centres around wine/cheese pairings, where you might discover, for example, that the Touraine Valley’s light wines go perfectly with the pungent maroilles cheese.
The beauty masterclass is not one to miss either. Spend the morning learning from the stalwart brand’s professional make-up artists, before being able to test out all your newly acquired at home. No matter when you come in the month of March, there will always something going on at Galeries Lafayette.
What? Galeries Lafayette Masterclasses
When? Macaron masterclass: Tuesdays and Wednesday 3-4.30pm; Cheese & Wine Masterclass: Monday and Wednesday 12.30-2pm, Friday 6-7.30pm; Make-up Masterclass Tuesday 10.30am-midday
Where? Galeries Lafayette, 40 boulevard Haussmann, 9th
How much? Macaron masterclass €49; Cheese & Wine Masterclass €55, Make-up Masterclass €30