French Gourmet Food Weekend & Cookery School schedule 2024

If you are looking for Cooking Holidays & Gourmet Weekends in France then you have arrived at the correct page. Scroll down to see our 2024 schedule, itineraries and pricing.

For 7 day self catering breaks visit HERE.

Our residential Cookery School breaks and Gourmet Weekends start in March through until July and then October & November. Our Cookery Courses and Gourmet Breaks are Friday or Saturday arrivals unless otherwise stated.

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Gourmet Weekends are three night all inclusive breaks and a snapshot of our life in France. We eat and drink local food and wines, visit one of Frances most beautiful markets, visit a winery and relax.

If you enjoy cooking, want to learn some new dishes and some tips of the trade then our 4/5 day Cookery Courses are just for you. The course is relaxed and informative, very hands on and the lessons are conducted around our large kitchen table or, weather permitting, out on the covered terrace. Together we prepare dishes, talk a lot, share experiences and we show you the tips of the trade. We sit down and eat together, enjoy the food, share opinions and sample the local wines and drinks. Our cookery courses are designed to demonstrate and teach how easy & relaxed entertaining is.

In France many an hour is spent around the table enjoying local, fresh food, simple local wine and great company. We are not just teaching cooking; we are showing you our way of life, French life. We visit markets, wineries, chocolate factories, drink coffee in cafes and visit the beautiful Bastide towns and countryside of the Lot-et-Garonne region of South West France.

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Allergies & Intolerances. We will be tasting and eating many different products that the area we live in is well known for. Clearly if you have an allergy to mushrooms do not book a course that involves mushrooms and truffles; Equally if you do not eat seafood there is no point attending our fish and shellfish course. Please inform us of all allergies before you book and pay any deposit. Itineraries cannot be changed with short notice.

DateDescription and possible contentNo.
Fri 15th Mar4 Day Cookery Course – Winter truffles, lobster, & duck42 rooms available
Fri 29th Mar Easter weekend4 Day Cookery Course – Easter lamb, truffles, fish, chocolate4Full
Sat 13th AprilGourmet Weekend – Asparagus, lamb, fish & shellfish32 rooms left
Sat 27th AprilGourmet Weekend – Lobster, strawberries, white asparagus31 room left
Fri 10th MayGourmet Weekend –  Fruits de Mers, white asparagus, duck, cherries31 room left
Fri 24th MayGourmet Weekend – Lobster, pork belly, apricots 3Full
from 30th May5-7 day self catering break – Arrive from Thursday5-7
Fri 7th JuneGourmet Weekend – BBQ, lamb, pork belly, prawns3Full
from 13th June5-7 day self catering break – Arrive from Thursday5-7
Fri 21st JuneGourmet Weekend – BBQ Lobster, BBQ chicken, fish & Roussillon peaches3Full
from 27th June5-7 day self catering break – Arrive from Thursday5-7
Fri 5th JulyGourmet Lifestyle Weekend – couples only3Full
13th July
30th Aug
7 & 14 Night Holidays or more. Yes we can cook on some evenings.
Visit VRBO Booking site for details.
When booking directly with us weekly rates are significantly cheaper. Prices start at £2200.00 for 7 nights;

Friday 13th Sept5 day self catering break – Arrive sat 13th 3
Friday 20th Sept4 Day Cookery Course – Rustic French cookery, duck, prawns, fish4Fully booked
Friday 4th OctGourmet Weekend – French scallop season starts 32 rooms available
Friday 11th OctGourmet Weekend – Scallops, fruits de mers, beef 3Fully booked
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