Paris is a famed gastronomic capital, so it’s no wonder that one of the favorite tourist attractions – aside from eating the food, of course – is learning to cook it.
La Cuisine Paris: French Market Class
Try La Cuisine Paris’ French Market Class for an insider’s look into one of Paris’ oldest markets, opened three days a week. This 4-hour long class takes students through the historic Maubert-Mutualité Market for an all-inclusive menu-planning extravaganza, after which you’ll head back to the kitchens to make and eat your very own French meal, prepared together with the guidance and expertise of a French chef. Find out more at lacuisineparis.com.
Cook’n with Class
If Montmartre is more your style, consider Cook’n with Class, a course that teaches you to shop at local markets and prepare a traditional four-course meal. After five hours in an intimate environment of a maximum of six students, you’re sure to come home filled with new ideas and a great deal more knowledge about French cuisine and pastry. Find out more at cooknwithclass.com.
Le Cordon Bleu
Those looking for a more intensive class while in Paris should look no further than the Cordon Bleu itself. A range of atelier-style classes allow visitors to Paris to delve into French cooking for two to four days of classes, demonstrations and practice. A new class in honor of Julia Child is now on offer as well. Find out more at http://www.lcbparis.com/paris/cours-de-cuisine/en. (Some courses are only offered in French.)