We are delighted to have resumed our Paris Study Tour after a four-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 32 students who signed up for the 5-night tour to Reims and Paris had a wonderful experience, soaking up the sights and sounds of both cities.
They visited the famous Fossier Champagne biscuit factory in Reims to learn more about its legendary biscuit-making techniques, which are renowned worldwide, and to taste the delicious biscuits that perfectly complement a glass of champagne. The students also had the opportunity to attend several champagne and wine tastings and learn about how to pair them perfectly with cheese and other dishes.
They visited Rungis Market, Marché d'Aligre, and the gourmet section of Galeries Lafayette, which provided insights into the natural, fresh European ingredients, charcuterie, and seafood available for gourmet meals. Additionally, they tasted the offerings of many Parisian-style cafés, bistros, and restaurants, and visited iconic sites such as the Eiffel Tower, the Seine River, Champs-Élysées, the Arc de Triomphe, and Notre-Dame.
The highlight of the tour was the opportunity to attend workshops at the founding school itself, Le Cordon Bleu Paris, where the students made a variety of breads and a chocolate sculpture of an Easter rabbit in one of the classes. We hope this trip will inspire and motivate them to pursue culinary or management courses in Paris or back home in Malaysia.
The Paris study tour organized by Le Cordon Bleu Malaysia is a unique opportunity specially designed for our students and alumni to experience the heart of French culinary culture and gain valuable insights from Le Cordon Bleu Paris, our founding school and the global leader in culinary arts education.