Benjamin Franklin loved French high society, which barely batted a powdered lash when he turned Louis XVI's wig into a jelly donut. Learn more about France's vivid, delicious culture with today's Groupon: for $90, you get a six-week class, Bon Voyage (An American in Paris!), from the Tennessee Foreign Language Institute (a $200 value), held in the Metro Center.
Bon Voyage grants aspirant globe-trotters a brief overview of the city's rich history. Overviews of Parisian monuments and famous personages give erstwhile visitors a means for eventually exploring the Louvre or Catacombs. The two-hour classes are taught by former high-school teacher and current Francophile Sally Worsham, who directs personalized beams of edifying energy to each student. Class materials are optional, but the book recommended for the class may serve as the first brick in building a rich personal library of tomes about the City of Lights, or an elegantly apropos hiding place for smuggled croissants.