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15 Days French Language & Pastry Cooking Holiday France

15 Days French Language & Pastry Cooking Holiday France

  • Gastronomicom Culinary Academy, 8 rue des Moulins à huile, 34300 Agde, France

Culinary Vacations in France

If you are a professional or a beginner looking to improve your knowledge of modern French pastries and French language, then this certified intensive course is the perfect one for you. Held in Southern France, you will be introduced to France and its art de vivre and immerse yourself in the pastry-making world. Learn how to use the French language in your day-to-day life, professional environment, and, of course, in the kitchen. With hands-on lessons, you will be exposed to cakes, breads, doughs, and chocolate during the program and you will discover the true taste of French patisserie.

Highlights

  • 30 hours of hands-on classes
  • 30 hours of French language lessons
  • Learn different techniques with different levels of difficulty
  • One star Michelin level dessert making
  • All levels of expertise are accepted
  • 14 nights accommodation
  • 15 days with instruction
  • French, Japanese, English
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Students are housed in apartments with 2 bedrooms, living-room, bathroom, separate toilet, terrace where you can relax and dine, and a fully equipped kitchen, which allows each student to be able to cook their own dishes and respect their culinary habits. Free Wi-Fi is available in the classrooms of the culinary academy.

Cap d’Agde and Residence Saint Loup is an attractive and dynamic resort that offers 14 kilometers of fine, sandy beaches, a pleasure marina with 3000 moorings, water sports and other sporting activities, an 18-hole golf course, and the International Tennis Club. You can conveniently stroll around from one quay to another on linking footpaths. There is a cycle track that goes through the resort towards Agde.

The Residence Club Saint Loup is situated in a park of 4 hectares of luxuriant greenery, a naturally preserved, spacious environment, dotted with ponds and lakes, just 5 minutes from the harbor and beach. A bus line, with a stop at the Resorts entrance, connects you every day to Agde train station, making it easy to visit the surrounding cities.

The length of the program is 2 weeks with 30 hours of hands-on cooking classes and 30 hours of French language during the week. The program contains only pastry lessons and you will get the weekends free to enjoy as you wish. During the program, there is an evolution with different dishes that you will prepare, incorporating more difficult techniques as the time passes. You will also prepare modern desserts at the level of one Michelin star.

Depending on the dates selected, you will be able to work with breads, viennoiseries, and doughs; cakes and entremets; chocolate; and plated desserts and decoration. Every day, you will practice French in the perfect environment to do so, with experienced teachers and locals that will help you use the right expressions for common scenarios.

  • Cyril Veniat

    Professional experience: Pastry Cook and Chocolate maker at pastry shop Carlier (North of France) Pastry cook, fournier pastry shop Desramaux (North of France) Pastry Chef, pastry shop Paul Prestige in Lille (23 employees ) Pastry Chef at Le Cordon Bleu school in Japan under the direction of Bruno Lederf chocolate M.O.F Pastry and Baker Chef, technical director at Le Cordon Bleu school in Kobe (Japan) , 16 employees under his direction Spoken languages: French, English, Japanese.

To make you feel welcome during your stay at Gastronomicom, they have chosen to base their culinary academy in the charming city of Adge, a popular tourist destination located on the coast in Southern France; a region that is famous for its history, its vast estates, and farms.

Nearby places

  • Habor and beach of Agde - 5 minutes
Activities
  • Boating nearby
  • Cooking classes
  • Golf course
  • Sailing nearby
  • Shopping nearby
  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool
  • Tennis court
General
  • Bar
  • Beach nearby
  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • In-room safe
  • Kitchen
  • Multilingual staff
  • Restaurant
Services
  • Convenience / grocery store
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking lot
  • Enjoy festivals, concerts, and expositions
  • Go to the beach
  • Play tennis
  • Visit the golf course
  • Visit the nearby towns
  • Visit vineyards and try the local wines
  • 14 nights accommodation
  • 30 hours of hands-on cooking lessons
  • 30 hours of French language lessons
  • Certificate upon program completion
  • One star Michelin level cooking
  • Additional activities
  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses

Arrival by airplane

The closest airport is Béziers Cap d'Agde Airport (BZR).

Arrival by bus

You can take the bus from the residence to the school, it takes only 10 minutes. A bus line, with a stop at the resort’s entrance and at 200 meters from the school, connects you every day to the school and the city center.

Distances

  • Montpelier, 120 kilometers - 1 hour 30 minutes by train
  • Spanish border - 1 hour by car