If you’ve been to Paris countless times and want to mix it up and come home with some authentic French cooking skills, give this list a good look.

At the top of the list is the Valentine Day workshop at Le Cordon Bleu, February 13.

Chocolate and raspberry heart-shaped entremets (a light dish served between two courses of a formal meal)
Rose macaroons
Participants will enjoy a glass of Champagne after the class. 190€ per participant.
Translated into English.
Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.
Price: € 190.00
Address: 8 Leon Delhomme street
Duration: 6 Hours

One of the best culinary schools in the world. Le Cordon Bleu proposes a range of short term culinary discoveries for those with a passion for the art of cooking. A complete description of their short courses can be found on their website.

Francoise Meunier is located in the 2nd arrondissement. The Paris cooking school was opened in 1997 by Francoise Meunier, a pioneer of public cooking classes. During the three-hour class students prepare a three-course meal and then sit down to enjoy the fruits of their labor. Classes are in French, but Françoise speaks English.  Address: 7, Paul-Lelong Street.


A typical French cooking class

Promenades Gourmandes with Paule Caillat offers walking tours of culinary Paris and cooking classes. Classes are taught in Paule Caillat’s contemporary home kitchen, located in an easily accessible historic Marais building. With no more than eight students per class, you will relish an experience that is personalized, friendly and fun. Classes start at 9:00 am with an open-air market tour, followed by a hands-on cooking class and a four-course lunch, finishing around 3 :00 pm.Each class includes a cheese tasting, along with discussion and explanation of the subtleties that make France’s fromage so unique.   Address: 187 Du Temple Street.

International Kitchen gives one day cooking class. And “Cooking Vacations” for 1 to 8 nights. The full day in Paris is a gastronomic experience. Visit a Parisian market with the chef. Learn to cook a full menu. Prices range from $100 to $395 per person, and the cooking courses can usually be confirmed for as few as two people. The lesson takes place in Chef Frédéric’s beautiful apartment kitchen, which is located on the border of the 20th and 11th arrondissements. The class begins in a nearby local market, where you’ll choose your ingredients for your class. Back in the kitchen, Frederic shares some wonderful tips as you create a full menu, including appetizer, main dish and dessert. He will also teach techniques for recreating these wonderful dishes — such as stuffed lamb shoulder and fruit with honey and thyme — at home. After class, enjoy a tasting of everything you’ve created.

L’Atelier des Chefs is one of the best Paris cooking schools. You can select your level of cooking. Also offers 3 hours courses, 4 hours courses. There are five locations in Paris. Check their website for their schedule (in French). Priced right.


Atelier des Sens offers 2, 3 hours courses specially designed for the gourmet. Under the guidance of professional chefs, learn basic cooking techniques and actions to master traditional recipes, be it refined or inventive. Fresh market cuisine, local product cuisine, fusion cuisine, gastronomic cuisine, quick meals, introduction to molecular cuisine and a focus on cooking techniques are classes offered. Address: 40 rue Sedaine Paris 11th arrondissement.

Academie Cinq Sens offers midday cooking where you can learn one recipe.  The also offer children’s courses.  65-85 euros. Address: Village royal 25 rue Royale, 8th arrondissement.

Guest Cooking is specially for tourists who want to learn French home cooking. Workshops for kids. Address:  6 Rue Ernest et Henri Rousselle, 75013 Paris

École de Cuisine Alain DucasseLearn to cook an entire gastronomical menu. Vegetarian classes, vitamin cocktails, fileting to cooking fish, kids’ course, 3 star cooking of the Riviera. 64, rue du Ranelagh – 75016 Paris