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France Cooking Vacations

Learn to cook and serve great food in a fun, relaxed, and informal setting. Gourmet Cooking Holidays Cookery School will help you gain confidence in the kitchen, while learning new cooking skills, cooking techniques, decorative ideas, and gain valuable nutritional insight. Intrigue your senses with a healthy take on traditional recipes, demonstrations, and hands-on classes, while enjoying a journey of luxury with a spectacular setting, stunning views, and sensational food!

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  • Wine tasting
  • Hands-on cooking classes
  • Visit a local market to get fresh ingredients
  • Receive a full set of recipes covered on the course
  • Meals with tea, coffee, soft drinks, beer, or wine
  • Daily delicious gourmet meals
  • 3 nights accommodation


2 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: French
Group size: 2-4 participants
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The property comprises two separate buildings: La Maison, the house and La Grange, the barn

La Grange

  • La Grange is a large converted barn, fully modernized, with underfloor heating, state of the art kitchen.

Ammenities include:

  • Bartender to the Full bar with professional ice make, glass washer, fridges & Beertender
  • Full bar with professional ice maker, glass washer and fridges
  • Open south facing terrace with parasols and various eating and lounging options
  • Outside cooking area with small table seating 4
  • Pool table, open space for dancing, or just relaxing
  • Terrace surrounded by Herb beds
  • Spacious covered terrace with stunning countryside views on three levels:
  • large teak table & chairs
  • Lounging area with 3 sofas & coffee table
  • Barbecue & Plancha with small table, seating 4

La Maison

A totally separate building to the main kitchen, which is in the converted Barn, La Maison offers you your own privacy and separate facilities. Fresh croissant and bread are delivered each morning for your breakfast, which can be served on the private upper terrace!

The two bedrooms are separated by the large open plan living room and dining area. The master suite is a spacious double bedroom with super king-sized bed with en-suite bath/shower, WC, basin, and large dressing area. The second bedroom also comes with a super king-sized bed that can be turned into two singles with its own bathroom with large shower, WC & basin.

Fully equipped kitchen & the fridge is stocked with yogurts, fruit, juice, milk, butter, jams etc. Coffee making facilities - tea & coffee, sugar etc


Day 1

Afternoon arrival at your leisure. Settle into your room before your welcome dinner.

Day 2

After breakfast, meet in the main kitchen by 10:00 to attend your first cooking lesson. After the lesson, you will enjoy an al fresco lunch, which will be served on the sheltered terraces. Return to the kitchen at around 16:00 for further culinary discoveries! In the evening, you will enjoy a wine tasting, followed by dinner.

Day 3

After breakfast, you will head off to one of the local markets, where you will see stalls, overflowing with the fresh seasonal produce of the region. After the trip, enjoy a light lunch back on the terrace. In the afternoon, return to the kitchen for more exciting culinary challenges and experiences. In the evening, enjoy canapés, followed by dinner.

Day 4

Leave after a leisurely breakfast.

Included excursions

Trip to the local market


Jane Whalley


This holiday takes place in Monflanquin, a commune in the Lot-et-Garonne department in south-western France.


During your holiday, you will cook, sample, and discover some of the best regional dishes of south west France. Tea, coffee, soft drinks, beer and wine will be available throughout the day.

Things to do (optional)

  • Attend local events
  • Explore the area
  • Explore the vineyards
  • Go hiking
  • Play golf
  • Relax by the pool
  • Sample regional dishes

What's included

  • 1 wine tasting at the Bar
  • 3 hands-on cooking classes
  • 2 lunches
  • 3 breakfasts
  • 3 dinners
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Full set of recipes covered on the course
  • Tea, coffee, soft drinks, beer, or wine with meals

What's not included

  • Additional meals or beverages
  • Airfare
  • Insurance
  • Optional activities
  • Personal expenses

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

The closest airport is Bergerac-Roumanière Airport (EGC). The distance from Bergerac-Roumanière Airport to Monflanquin is 38,4 kilometers.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 40% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
4 days / 3 nights
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Special discount

There is a special discount for 1 person in a single room for the following dates: July 7th and August 26th.

Minimum group size

This trip requires a minimum of 2 participants

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