In just three hours you'll master the necessary techniques to work dough into France's trademark pastry. First tackle the unique mix of pâte levée (raised dough) and pâte feuilletée (puff pastry), then find out how much to rest it, and finally roll 'n' bake! Afterwards you'll have a moment to savour them, before heading out into the Latin Quarter armed with a box of your own creations.
Spending a season in a Parisian cookery school is a time-honoured tradition for anyone wanting to brush up on their chopping, mixing, basting and boiling skills. But if you don't have a season, you can plump for a one-off cookery class instead. In the city of Escoffier and Julia Child, Cordon Bleu and more Michelin stars than you can shake an egg whisk at, there's an embarass du choix when it comes to choosing cooking classes. We've picked a few of our faves for you to peruse, from delicate pastries to three-course dinners.