Senior editor Jane Sigal, Food & Wine's resident Francophile, recently traveled to Paris in pursuit of great bargains that defy the weak dollar. She found them by following a few strategies. Missed Part 1? Click here.

Eat at a cooking school

L’Atelier des Chefs
Half-hour cooking classes; lunch included.
10 Rue de Penthièvre; 011-33-1-53-30-05-82.

Ecole Supérieure de Cuisine Française Ferrandi
Modern cuisine prepared and served by students at the prestigious cooking school.
28 Rue de l’Abbé Grégoire; to make reservations in English, contact Stephanie Curtis: 011-33-1-45-27-09-09.

Lunch at a grand restaurant with a bargain prix fixe

Le Meurice
A sublime lunch from Michelin two-star chef Yannick Alléno in one of Paris’s most opulent hotels
228 Rue de Rivoli; 011-33-1-44-58-10-55.

Le Grand Véfour
Guy Martin’s modern French cooking in a historic, Michelin three-star restaurant.
17 Rue de Beaujolais; 011-33-1-42-96-56-27.

Le Bristol
Michelin two-star cuisine from chef Eric Fréchon in a beautiful wood-paneled room.
Hôtel Bristol, 112 Rue du Faubourg St-Honoré; 011-33-1-53-43-43-40.

Trust in serendipity

Exquisite food from chef Gilles Choukroun. Why is it so inexpensive? We have no idea.
39 Ave. de l’Opéra; 011-33-1-42-61-86-25.