Paris Travel Guide

Education

It should go without saying that Paris is a good place to learn French.

Alliance FranaiseOne of the world's largest schools of French language, the Paris Alliance Franaise has a wide variety of courses for a visitor to choose from.
Ecole France LangueFrance Langue have a variety of different courses, starting as short as one week up to long-term tuition. Classes are taught entirely in French, with students (who come from all parts of the world) discouraged from speaking in their native languages at all during lessons. The emphasis is more on speaking and listening rather than on writing and grammar. The school is spread over a number of locations around Place Victor Hugo in the 16e.
Universit Paris IVOffers 'scholastic' as well as 'university' courses for foreigners in French language and culture, which start at various times of year.
American Graduate School in Paris101, boul RaspailPhone: +33 1 47 20 00 94Graduate school in Paris specializing in international relations and business programs. Classes are taught in English with optional French classes.
FranglishPhone: +33 7 60 47 30 20French/English Language Exchange event in Paris, 3 times per week in some of the best venues across Paris. Practice your French while having a good time meeting locals.

Paris is the seat of other places to learn about a variety of topics.

The American Library in ParisA great place to visit in Paris is the American Library, this is a non-profit institution entirely dependent on donations in order to keep its doors open. Visitors can purchase a day pass or other short term memberships. The Library has Wi-Fi and if you have your laptop then you can access the internet for no charge other than the day pass to use the library. It has excellent books, recent American magazines, and the occasional celebrity patron.
Culinary

How better to get to know a culture than to learn the ins and outs of its native cuisine. After sampling your fair share of Macarons and Magret de Canard around Paris, you might enjoy taking an afternoon to learn how to make these delicacies yourself and take the recipes home with you. While there are many cooking schools around Paris, only a few offer classes in English.

Le Cordon Bleu Paris8 Rue Lon Delhomme, Paris 75015Phone: +33 1 53 68 22 50Fax: +33 1 48 56 03 96Offering both long-term professional programs as well as short term hourly sessions, Le Cordon Bleu is one of the most famous culinary schools located in the heart of Paris. Le Cordon Bleu is considered to be the guardian of French culinary technique through its culinary programs that continue to preserve and pass on the mastery and appreciation of the culinary arts that have been the cornerstone of French gastronomy for over 500 years.
La Cuisine Paris80 Quai de L'Htel de Ville, Paris 75004Phone: +33 1 40 51 78 18Hours: Register online, classes last 2-4 hoursPrice: Prices range from 65 for a Macaron class to 150 for a Market classLa Cuisine Paris is an English-friendly culinary school located in the heart of Paris, right on the Seine that offers expert teaching of the essential techniques of cuisine franaise. Led by French and English-speaking chefs, these classes are open to all skill levels and tastes.

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