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12 Days Gourmet Cooking Vacation in France

Exclusive Cooking Holiday in Avignon, France

Join chef Serge Dansereau for an unforgettable visit staying in the luxurious chteau. You will discover culinary secrets of Provence and learn about traditional French cuisine by cooking with Serge. Moreover, you will experience the local tastes and flavors while visiting the local markets. Choose this wonderful 14th century private residence as your home for a luxurious holiday filled with history and gastronomy.


  • Luxury holiday
  • Local market visit
  • Cooking sessions with chef Serge Dansereau
  • 3 daily meals including wine
  • Excursions around Avignon
  • 11 nights accommodation


12 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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A luxurious private chteau, Le Petit Mrindol, is located within 5 minutes drive from the city center of Avignon. Built in the 14th century, it was a residence for bishops awaiting their audience with the pope at Avignons world-renowned Palais des Papes. This beautiful chteau with tailored grounds and a large heated swimming pool will be your home for 11 nights. It has 6 twin rooms with private bathrooms and they can be used for single or double occupancy.


This holiday will take place Avignon, Provence, France. Avignon was known as Avenio in Antiquity which translates as city by the river in reference to the Rhne river which sits alongside the city. Avignon is well served logistically with an airport, a TGV station and a nearby motorway.



  • Cooking classes
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Shopping nearby
  • Swimming pool


  • Caf nearby
  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Night club nearby
  • Restaurant nearby
  • Terrace


  • Convenience / grocery store nearby
  • Local market
  • Parking lot
  • Room cleaning


Discover the local products and the unique taste of French dishes! Le Petit Mrindol offers you three meals a day and you can also taste the dishes prepared by you after cooking with our famous chef, Serge Dansereau. Local wine will be offered together with every meal.

Things to do (optional)

Le Petit Mrindol is ideally located for exploring the Roman ruins spread around the area. Visit unique sites as the Pont du Gard, the famous arenas of Nmes, Arles and Orange and the ruins of Glanum at St-Rmy-de-Provence all less than an hour away.

What's included

  • 3 meals
  • 11 nights accommodation
  • Cooking classes
  • Excursions
  • Land content
  • Wine

What's not included

  • Flights
  • Gratuities
  • Other beverages than the ones mentioned in the program
  • Passport fees
  • Personal expenses (gifts, laundry and others)
  • Taxes
  • Telephone expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa, if applicable

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Arrive at Avignon - Provence airport (AVN).

Arrival by train

  • The closest train station is Gare dAvignon TGV - the Avignon TGV train station.


  • Airport - 8 kilometers
  • Marseille - 1 hour
  • Paris - 3 hours by train
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