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I’ll be back in Paris this coming July and I’ve signed up for a couple of 1/2 day classes at Le Cordon Bleu.  I’m not likely to be following in Julia Child’s (rather large) footsteps but I’m a decent home cook and I certainly like to eat!  I have two previous posts associated with Julia; Hommage to Julia and Nora and Copper cookware quest.  I wanted to expand my spiritual and culinary connections with Julia.  Le Cordon Bleu has lots of classes and seminars for anyone, pour tous!

After selecting the classes and inscribing myself (my Franglish equivalent), I investigated which bus line I’d use to get there.  Looking at the bus line map it wasn’t immediately apparent which line I should take.  I ran a query at ratp.fr for both “quickest” and “fewer changes”.  For “quickest” they recommended line 70 which includes a walk along the Quai Saint Michel and Quai des Grands Augustins prior to catching the bus.  The approximately 9 minute walk is <<au bord de La Seine>> and therefore very appealing. Then again if the weather isn’t nice (or I’m just too tired), I can take the 38 (really close to my studio) and change to the 88 (descend the 38 at Denfert-Rochereau and pick up the 88 at Denfert-Rochereau-Froidevaux across the street).  In that case, my final stop at Vaugirard is 1/2 block from Le Cordon Bleu on Rue Léon Delhomme.

Le Cordon Bleu areaHere’s a map provided by Le Cordon Bleu showing possible transportation options.  Notice that there are 6 bus lines and only 1 metro mentioned.  And the Metro line 12 station at Vaugirard is a 5 minute walk from the station to Le Cordon Bleu in (I believe) a rather nondescript neighborhood.

I will definitely post my preferred bus route (and my favorite Cordon Bleu recipe “:-)” perhaps while I’m still in Paris.  Would you like to join me?  Allons-y!