Cooking Courses and Holidays in France

Cooking Courses and Holidays

We’ve travelled across France from Paris to Provence to curate an eclectic mix of cookery holidays all taught by inspiring Chefs with a passion to share and a story to tell. Whether you’re looking to perfect your patisserie, cook up a cassoulet or merely aspire to the sybaritic pleasure of gathering wild herbs on a Provencal hillside and simmering them up into something fragrant, a cooking holiday in France with lasts a lifetime.

"Amazing location, set in a beautiful farmhouse in the rolling hills of Gascony. This was a "real" cooking class, learned everything from filleting fish to flipping crepes. Completely hands on from two expert chefs. The hosts, food, experience was incredible." L Dreher, USA: Cookery and wine holiday, Gascony

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We love French cooking holidays…

We love French food. No question. Fresh croissants, tarte de tatin, duck Magret, soufflés, pungent cheeses and delectable wine, we want to try it all. Never will we utter ‘not another pain au chocolat’ or, ‘I hope this cheese doesn’t come with wine pairings.’

The French embrace food as a way of life: something to savour and to spend hours revelling in alongside good company and fine wine. Not only that, but the national diet is delicious - who doesn't love rich creamy cheeses, fresh bread, divine chocolate and steak?

We don’t dish up the usual French cookery courses. Instead, our holidays are deliberate concoctions of France’s passion for good food, locally sourced, balanced and seasoned to your taste.

Go learn to cook anything from buttery croissants to moules marinières. Light as air soufflés to rich and filling cassoulet. Summery Niçoise salad to a delectable crème brûlée. Velvety béarnaise sauce to comforting duck confit.

Take a short break or week long holiday to suit your taste in Provence, Bordeaux, Lyon, Gascony, Brittany, the Loire Valley and more.

For an innovative take on a cooking break, why not combine it with learning to speak French, wine tasting, bread making, pastry making or spa treatments?

Go. Cook. Eat. Enjoy. This is what a French cookery holiday should taste like.

Who are our French cooking holiday guests?

Solo travellers. Friends. Couples. Those with enthusiasm and a taste for fine French food and wine. Beginners who struggle to boil an ‘oeuf’ to more advanced cooks. Interesting types. The culinary-minded who love to learn. Those partial to a good glass of French wine or three. People of all ages and nationalities who refuse to be boxed in.

Is this you? It looks like you.

Thousands of people have already discovered that our French cooking holidays last a lifetime. Come and join them.

What do our guests think?

It’s not the done thing to boast. So you won’t find us crowing about how amazing our French Chefs are. Nor how good our service is, or the fact that the accommodation is wonderfully comfortable and characterful, the food delicious and the French wines delectable. Mum’s the word. We prefer to let our guests do the talking.

"We had an absolutely wonderful time! The chef, Jean Francois was not only very knowledgeable but very diplomatic, with a good sense of humor as well. We enjoyed his energy and all the extra useful tips he gave us. The translator, Miriam, was such good fun. We couldn't have asked for a better companion as she spent a lot of time with us, greeting us, eating with us at breakfast, translating, taking us on excursions in the afternoon. She was a wealth of information - history, etc. We learned so much, ate so much and had such a great time doing it! It was a much enjoyed vacation." J Erickson, USA: Provencal Cooking Holiday in Provence, France

"The cooking school provided a wonderful learning experience, the mix between learning in the school and an actual restaurant kitchen was excellent, and David and Vikki and Bernard couldn't be more helpful and hospitable. I would definitely do it again." J Smith, UK: French Cooking and Wine Holiday in Gascony, France

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