5 Days Luxury Gourmet Culinary Holidays in South West France

  • La Cambe, 47150 Monflanquin, Lot-et-Garonne, France

Cooking Vacations in Lot-et-Garonne

Learn to cook and serve great food in a fun, relaxed, and informal setting. Gourmet Cooking Holidays will help you to gain confidence in the kitchen to learn new cooking skills, cooking techniques, decorative ideas, nutritional advice, and also have an introductory talk and tasting of wine. Intrigue your senses with a healthy take on traditional recipes, demonstration, and hands-on classes in the state-of-the-art kitchen, using lighter options and appetizing new flavor combinations. Visit a local winery and cheese maker and once you get back you can while away in comfort and luxury with a spectacular setting, stunning views, and sensational food!


  • 3 hands-on cooking classes
  • Wine tasting, wine tour, cheese tour
  • Full set of recipes covered on the course
  • Meals with tea, coffee, soft drinks, beer, wine
  • 4 dinners, 3 lunches, 3 breakfasts
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • 3 days with instruction
  • French, English
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La Maison, Monflanquin, France

Your accommodation is the fully renovated and modernized original farm cottage - a totally separate building to the main kitchen, which is in the converted Barn, thus giving you your own privacy and separate facilities. Fresh croissant and bread are delivered each morning for your breakfast which can be 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-size bed with en-suite bath/shower, WC, basin, and large dressing area. The second bedroom is also with super king-size bed that can be made as two singles, again in spacious room with private entrance, private shower room, WC, and basin.

Day 1

  • Afternoon arrival at your leisure, settle in before your welcome dinner

Day 2

  • After Breakfast into the main kitchen by 10:00 to watch, cook, chop, mince, saute, etc.
  • An "al fresco" lunch which will be served on the sheltered terraces
  • Return to the kitchen around 16:00 for further culinary discoveries!
  • Wine tasting and dinner

Day 3

  • After breakfast, you’ll head off to one of the local markets, stalls overflowing with the fresh seasonal produce of the region
  • Light lunch back on the terrace
  • Return to the kitchen for more exciting culinary challenges and experiences
  • Canapes and dinner

Day 4

  • Kitchen session in the morning followed by lunch then off for a visit to local winery and cheese maker
  • Canapes and dinner

Day 5

  • Leave after a leisurely breakfast
  • Cooking classes
  • Golf driving range nearby
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Swimming
  • Wine tasting / tour
  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Special menu request
  • Terrace
  • Free Wi-Fi


  • Review by David Dickinson
    10 out of 10

    "Hello Jane and Stephane... You lovely, lovely people. "

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    "Well, we are back home now and even for high summer, England feels rather damp, chilly and uninspiring!"

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    "Our second week in Issigeac was great and many adventures were enjoyed exploring the countryside and Bastide towns all around your golden slice of France. "

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    "However, our time at La Cambe has been truly the best; very special indeed. You will both be all too familiar with glowing plaudits of admiration and gratitude, from other visitors before, nevertheless we need to pitch in with ours too. Jane and Stephane have created a wonderful holiday retreat and gourmet experience. A beautiful culinary exploration of exquisite cuisine using the very best of local produce; an opportunity that has been a pleasure a privilege to share with you. Generous, relaxing, rewarding, lacking nothing."

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    "Your most excellent residential gourmet course was for me quite inspirational and already I have some encouraging feedback from Maggie, though of course this may in large part be down to the outstanding quality of your book of delicious recipes."

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    "You have set the balance of all La Cambe’s attributes in perfect harmony. The thoughtful design and combination of elements flow in natural and easy patterns throughout, whether they be in summer colours and perfumes across warm lawns and gardens or by way of the most exquisite gastronomic delights and wines to accompany the sparkle of your white porcelain or cut glass."

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    "Thank you both and congratulations on your exceptional achievements. Indeed, thank you to Google too, for leading us to such a wonderful treasure trove."

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    "We will be back!"

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  • Review by Janet from United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "I hadn't realized, until I met Jane and Stef, that I was capable of taking entertaining at home to a new level, without having to resort to outside caterers. I thought it was only for professionals until they showed me how."

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  • Review by Sandra from Canada
    10 out of 10

    "I would highly recommend Jane's cooking school, as much for the experience as for the cooking itself. Jane was a delightful and knowledgeable teacher that made the class a lot of fun. The kitchen and house, as well as the grounds, are beautiful and we enjoyed our meal outside on the terrace with its lovely view. I learned new techniques, as well as lots of little helpful tips. I made dishes that were gourmet but also easy and left with some new recipes, ideas, and lots of notes. It was surprising to find this level of culinary teaching skill in the small village of Monflanquin."

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  • Review by Becky Gilley from United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "Thank you again for a wonderful week in your beautiful home. We had a lovely holiday, made extra special by the wonderful surroundings and great food. I wish we had chance to have you cook for us more often!"

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Monflanquin, France

La Cambe is a foodie’s paradise, offering hands-on cooking courses in South West France.

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