Lyon, the best city in France to perfect your techniques in the kitchen
Become a chef for a day
Foodies who love to cook and further their culinary education will be in heaven in Lyon, which as a corollary of being the culinary capital of France is also its cooking-school capital. Perhap's the city's top such institution is L'Atelier des Chefs, with distinguished chefs as teachers; personalised classes (albeit in French); and small groups. In addition, you can choose between classic French cuisine, with classes in the likes of hors d'oevres, pâté, and desserts, and others such as Italian or Asian. It's popular with locals, as well, and prices are quite affordable; be sure to reserve well in advance.