One of the world’s foremost culinary arts schools, the Le Cordon Bleu campus overlooks the Seine and Statue of Liberty, with views of the nearby Eiffel Tower from its terrace. Prices start at €120 for themed three-hour classes (food and wine pairing, vegetarian cuisine, éclairs, choux pastry etc) and €470 for two-day courses.

There are also evening wine tastings (€105), chef demonstrations (€50) and classes for kids (eight to 12 years, €90). Its on-site cafe serves pastries, artisan breads, gourmet sandwiches and salads incorporating produce grown in the school's rooftop garden.