The best courses to take this fall

The courses to be taken in Paris

Just because you don't go to school doesn't mean you can't learn anything! To deliver the best version of yourself , boost your self-confidence and simply have fun , you dare to register for one (or more?) of these super popular courses, before there are no more space.


To become the next Goncourt

Writing Workshop: Les mots

For who ? Lovers of words who take up the pen to express themselves and escape into a world that belongs only to them, where written expression transforms feelings into extraordinary material. Daring to take out your notebooks, drafts of novels or short stories is already taking a first step towards the profession of author which is also a profession… of daring!

The best courses: Les mots , a writing school open to all that offers targeted workshops according to everyone's expectations and inspiration. For a screenplay in all its forms (€490 for 7 sessions), a writer's toolbox (€425 for 9 sessions) or a lyrical imaginarium around haikus (€390 for 7 sessions), the various workshops offered by Words are there to give voice to all literary projects in development.

The tips: the school opens its doors from September 12 to 16! This is an opportunity to compare your writings with professionals and to do a literary speed dating to meet the authors who contribute to the sustainability of good literature today.

Words , 4 rue Dante, Paris 5th. Open Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.


To know on which foot to dance

Dance Classes in Paris

For who ? All those who have rhythm in their skin, for whom emotion comes through the beauty of gestures, for the love of discipline, coordination and flexibility.

The best courses:

1 -The Paris Marais Dance School

The magical world of ballet is only a cat's hop away , so put on your most beautiful tutu to take lessons from Ghislain de Compreignac and Nathalie Bochenek (both former soloists of the Ballet du Nord). No need to tiptoe there, the ballerina in you will find her tempo in the beginner level lessons as well as with the pros (15€ for the single lesson, 120€ for the card of 10 lessons). '1h).

Tip: trial lessons are free in September, perfect for testing your level with a smooth start.

Paris Marais Dance School , 41 rue du Temple, Paris 4th. Open Monday to Saturday from 9:15 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

2 - Dancefloor Paris

The slogan is clear: find your inner Beyoncé ! It's in a feel good atmosphere as possible that we sway under the tutelage of teachers who are ex-dancers from Crazy Horse Paris or from Madonna 's troupe . The center offers an anthology of classes, each more catchy than the next ( Reggaeton fitness , Girly Hip-hop , Oriental , Iconic-movies : card for a studio class from €23, discovery pack 1 month €99 to test up to 10 studio or online lessons).

The tips: the very beautiful locker rooms in a pink variation with an integrated sauna, just to optimize your session to the fullest and feel like a goddess when you leave.

Dancefloor Paris , 112 rue du Chemin Vert, Paris 11th. Open Monday to Thursday from 12:15 p.m. to 10 p.m., Friday from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 9:15 p.m., and Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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To understand the grands crus

Wine Tasting Classes at Dégust’émoi

For who ? Fine pucks who think that a good glass of wine is worth a velvet suit. Perfect for enriching your knowledge of tasting and for showing off a bit at the restaurant by displaying your knowledge in front of the spirits menu.

The best courses: Dégust'émoi offers a whole range of suitable courses, from initiation (€79 per person for 4 hours) to food and wine pairings (€59 for 4 hours). A true initiatory journey designed to learn to appreciate the best grape varieties and the prestige of superior quality bottles, all in a discovery and unusual format in the heart of Paris.

The tips: the illustrious organization of the Wine & Spirit Education Trust offers certifying and world-renowned training courses for those most thirsty for knowledge. Amateurs at the start of their career or confirmed professionals, this is the opportunity to reap the laurels of excellence in the field of vines!

Dégust'émoi , 10 rue Saint-Sebastien, Paris 11th


To avoid the boredom

Pottery Classes at L'Atelier Terre & Feu

For whom: for unconditional fans of art therapy , supporters of manual creation who feel this visceral need to create to express their emotions.

The best courses: the Atelier Terre & Feu offers an approach to pottery to learn about the technique of turning and leave with your creations. In order to learn to accompany the earth and give it shape, the courses are delivered by attentive professionals in a playful atmosphere where art therapy is in the spotlight (registrations open all year, 12 sessions 550 € for a quarter, i.e. €15.28 per session).

The tips: the material is provided, and the earth and the cooking are free!

The Terre & Feu Workshop , 8 city of Petit Thouars, Paris 3rd; 37 bis Villa d'Alesia, Paris 14th; 115 rue de Dames, Paris 17th.


To make up like a pro

Makeup Classes

For whom: cosmetics enthusiasts, for whom beauty is revealed in the stroke of an eyebrow pencil, because for bad days, there is always lipstick .

The best courses:

Founded by Dany Sanz in 2002, this school, which has been teaching the art of make-up and developing the expertise of future make-up artists for 20 years, now offers a wide range of training courses to improve your skills. From beauty 2.0 courses (€750 for two days) to day and evening beauty self-makeup courses ( €500 for two days) via eyelash and eyebrow training (€300 per day), these courses offer the opportunity to learn the best techniques to reproduce at home!

Tips: Make up Forever Academy also offers tailor-made training to better meet your needs (price on request). So, contouring , baking or mutimasking ?

Make up Forever Academy 110 avenue Victor Hugo, 92100 Boulogne-Billancourt. Open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Do you want to learn how to get smoky eyes, make-up in the colors of the latest trends or a beauty treatment to better sculpt your face? M A C Cosmetics provides targeted make-up lessons (€50 for 30 minutes) but also make-up parties for a unique experience with friends in a group workshop (€50 per person for 1h30 of service).

Tip: M A C gift cards (from 10 to 250€) can be used for make-up lessons! Ideal to offer or offer yourself a gift to reveal your beauty!

M A C Cosmetics 52 rue de Rivoli, Paris 1er, open Monday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.


For this back to school, it's the bouquet!

Flower Arrangement Classes at École des Fleurs

For whom: those who want to flower their return to school with delicate colors and scents, flower arrangement classes are the perfect activity.

The best courses: the School of Flowers founded and directed by Catherine Muller (ex director of the School of Flowers at the Crillon ) welcomes all those who wish to learn floral art, in a retro-vintage or haute-couture style. Beginner lessons are at 65€ so there is no question of staying low on the daisies!

The tips: the possibility of organizing a tailor-made course for companies, great for team-building and at the end of which you can decorate your office with your compositions and those of your colleagues!

Flower School 1 rue des Pyramides, Paris 1st, open Tuesday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.


To get your feet wet

Cooking Classes at Alain Ducasse

For whom: cordons bleus, gourmands and gourmets, and all those who don't go with the back of the spoon when it comes to garnishing their plate.

The best courses: the Alain Ducasse cooking school brings together the essentials of the culinary arts in several lessons. We promise, we won't talk about salads, but we find in the courses (from 210€) the emblematic recipes from the repertoire of the great Parisian restaurants of the most starred chef in the world! Also, inspirations to perfect in the realization of sauce and juice will come to decorate this apprenticeship with small onions.

The tip: cooking classes also for kids and teenagers !

Alain Ducasse Cooking School , 64 rue du Ranelagh Paris 16th, open Tuesday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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