Learning to cook in Paris has been an American dream ever since Audrey Hepburn failed her soufflé lesson at the Cordon Bleu. Eternally inspired by the 1954 film, "Sabrina", a lot of people who know they´ll never become French chefs still try to squeeze in a class or two during their Paris vacations. But what a lot of people may not know is that Paris offers a more personal and casual option to the venerable Cordon Bleu: tiny, informal schools run by chefs in their own kitchens. Lessons, private or in small groups, consist of cooking and then eating a three-course French meal. A session can also include a visit to an open-air market, introductions to specialty gourmet shops, tips on setting your table French-style, and lively discussions about French etiquette, culture, and customs.
These mini-schools are relaxed and friendly. It´s more like making a new friend and....
The first step when planning your visit to Paris is deciding how you're going to get here. If you're coming from overseas the best option is usually to fly to Paris direct from your nearest international airport. paris is served by 3 airports - Paris Beauvais, Paris Orly and the main international airport Paris Charles De Gaulle. Over 130 domestic and international airlines operate flights to and from Paris so finding a flight is unlikely to be difficult and with a number of low cost international airlines now operating from Charles De Gaulle there are now plenty of cheap flight options for those visiting Paris on a budget. Compare flights on a site like Cheap Flights before you book to make sure you're getting the best price on your chosen airline.
If you're visiting Paris from other parts of France or within mainland Europe you may find it more convenient to travel to Paris by Train. Paris is connected to most major European cities by high speed rail links which will drop you in a central location in Paris, rather than out of town. Elipsos operate routes from Madrid and Barcelona to Paris' Gare d'Austerlitz or Magenta station on the Paris RER line serves as a hub for connections to Eastern France and Germany.
Finding accommodations in the city of light shouldn't be all too difficult either. Paris has one of the largest hotel selections in the world. Searching hotel deal Paris, or phoning hotels would be your best bet.