French Holiday Plus offers all-inclusive holidays in southwest France with a selection of learning, activity, gastronomic, and wellbeing holidays.
Culinary Vacations (12)
Caroline and her husband, Adam, have decided to leave their comfortable life in Kent and headed off for a new adventure in France with their four young children. The summers spent vacationing by the Mediterranean had instilled in them a love for the outdoor life. Looking back, this was probably madness, as they had little knowledge of France and no real idea of what they were coming to. Caroline, a qualified teacher for over 20 years, loves her work running PMC Studio France. She enjoys meeting fascinating people from all over the world who come to learn or enjoy a relaxing holiday.
After working in global consulting and finance, Adam jumped at the chance to rebalance his life more in favor of family. Adam's passion for food and wine has been cultivated during these early years and he has honed his skills over the last decade living in “Garden of France”, an area rich in gastronomic delights, fabulous wines, and amazing Armagnacs. For Adam, cooking is a journey through the senses. Next to him, you will understand how local produce is made and the traditions behind it.
from Canada, November 2019
Spent an excellent week at Baron Figues with Adam and Caroline. Enjoyed the cooking lessons and preparing the evening meals. No shortage of good food and wine throughout the week. Good balance of activities and down time. Beautiful setting in the french countryside.
from United States, August 2019
"Fabulous time at Baron Figue"
I really enjoyed being with these wonderful people. Their kindness, positivity, warmth, and hospitality made this experience unforgettable. Adam’s knowledge of food and wine, and his relationship with the people in the towns near his made my stay even more interesting and fun. Ours was a great group, and we enjoyed our time at the farmhouse with our ‘new family’, and loved experiencing the villages and community around us.
from United States, July 2019
"French Cooking School"
Adam did a wonderful job of providing 3 gourmet meals per day in addition to superb cooking demonstrations! He also supplied the menus for all of the meals that we had throughout the week!
from United States, July 2019
"Perfect from Beginning to End"
Standing with friends you have made throughout the week, as dusk falls on the French countryside around you, and you compare the merits of various Champagnes and eat the foie gras you have prepared... perfect.
Our Culinary Vacation experience was like spending a week visiting with friends in their beautiful home. Caroline and Adam made us feel welcomed and comfortable from our first moments. We loved the trips to markets, chateaus for wine tastings, walks through the countryside with groups of neighborhood friends that Caroline arranged, and exploring the little villages and the city of Bordeaux. Adam always knew just what we should see or to whom we should speak. And then there was the food.... Adam is both a patient instructor and incredible chef. The food was absolutely amazing. It really was a perfect experience from beginning to end.
from Australia, May 2019
"Missing the cheese already"
Fabulous wine and cheese. Days exploring the French local cuisines. Nights full of Apero's and laughs.
Adam and Caroline are such amazing hosts and create an environment full of laughs. Adam makes cooking amazing food look so easy even for some beginners.
The trips to the local areas were great being able to wander beautiful country towns full of cobblestones and history.
And the cheese, the cheese made by the local producers are to die for. There really is no substitute for tasting local cuisine made simply.
from United States, April 2019
Both Adam and Caroline were there to see that I had a good time. Very accommodating.
from New Zealand, October 2018
"Food and wine holiday"
Relaxing vacation with excellent food and wine provided by knowledgible host and hostess
from Australia, October 2018
"Food, wine & history "
From the moment we arrived we found 2 new friends - incredible hosts - quite laid back. Adam is an incredible chef and along with Caroline fantastic hosts.
Nothing was too much trouble and on one occasion we went to a night market, and although we were already fed, I said I must have some snails that I had seen in the market and Adam instantly appeared with a bowl to try!! They took us to so many places we would have never seen without them and what a luxury to be driven somewhere different every day. Next time I will return to do Caroline's jewelry making course. A must place to go!!
from New Zealand, June 2017
"Dream come true"
Loved the location, very peaceful, wonderful tutors. Felt like I had know Caroline and Adam my whole life as they made me feel so welcome. It was like being at a fiends house. Learnt a lot of interesting things not only about the jewellery making and cooking, but Caroline and Adam where fantastic tour guides.
from Australia, June 2017
"Blissful Indulgence in the South of France"
I loved everything about our holiday! Our gorgeous hosts Caroline and Adam who cared for and spoiled us! Learning new skills in jewellery making from master craftswoman Caroline. Having wonderful meals outside under the awning with the family. Swimming in their lovely pool. Learning some super dishes from chef Adam and enjoying his cuisine every evening. Trips around the district to historic towns and lovely meals out. Visits to local vineyards and Distilleries!