Alain Ducasse Formation
64, rue du Ranelagh.
Alain Ducasse (the religious icon of a celebrity chef) has a cooking school offering half or full-day classes.
L’Atelier des Chefs
10, rue Penthièvre, in the 8th.
01 53 30 05 82.
Offers lunch-hour cooking classes for as little as 15 euros, and then you get to eat your creation!
L’Atelier des Sens
40, rue Sendaine, in the 11th.
01 40 21 08 50.
Offers lunch hour and evening classes that are kept short and you get to taste what you’ve made.
La Belle Ecole
7, rue Scheffer, in the 16th.
01 47 04 50 20.
For classes in French food, elegance and tradition, including workshops on flowers, etiquette, beauty, wine tasting, table design and much, much more. This place has it all. 70 euros and up. [email protected]
Cook’n with Class (pictured above)
21, rue Custine. 01 42 55 70 59.
Rated the No. 1 activity in Paris by TripAdvisor—wow, now that’s saying something, considering this class beat out the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame and the Louvre!
For the serious chefs, there’s Cordon Bleu or the Ritz Escoffier—be sure to book well in advance.
18, ave de la Motte Picquet, in the 7th. 01 45 51 36 34.
Gives lessons in cooking as well as in flower arranging and tea.
Meeting the French
A cool concept. Offers meals and sometimes cooking classes with Parisians in their homes.
On Rue Tatin
American author Susan Loomis, who wrote the charming book On Rue Tatin, offers cooking classes in Paris and Normandy, as well as in some US cities.
Her cooking classes sell out one or more years in advance, so get on her list if you are a Wells fan.