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5 Days Cosmo Jazz and Culinary Holiday in France

Chamonix Jazz Festival and Cooking Holidays in France

Treat yourself to a mini break in the French Alps and let your belly rejoice with delicious food. During this holiday, you will not only get a cooking workshop but you will also enjoy a wine tasting, a market visit, and live music in several locations in Chamonix Valley. Because it will be summer, you cannot miss a visit to the Cosmo Jazz Festival, where you surely will discover great artists and meet new people. Do not stay out of this unique break in France!

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  • 1 game cooking workshop
  • Enjoy an evening wine tasting
  • Discover a market in a guided visit
  • Listen to live music at the Maison des Artistes in Chamonix
  • Visit to the Cosmo Jazz Festival in Chamonix
  • Daily delicious meals with wine
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfers


5 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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The chalets where you will be staying are of a very high standard, with modern bathrooms and spa facilities. They are beautifully restored Savoyard farmhouses with ambiance and style. Your courses will be run from one of these luxury Alpine chalets: Chalet Vieille Savoyard, La Forge, Chalet Schuss, or Chalet Caro. You will be staying in a double or twin room with a private or en-suite bathroom.

Chalet Caro

Chalet Caro is a tastefully renovated Savoyard farmhouse, dating from 1835, located in the heart of the village of Les Houches. The chalet has five en-suite bedrooms and a sixth bedroom, a kitchen, a dining room with a French range cooker, a wood burning stove, and large farmhouse table that accommodates 12 people. There is also a professional second kitchen. Chalet Caro has an enclosed courtyard garden with barbecue facilities and a hot tub.

Chalet Schuss

Chalet Schuss sits in its own woodland just above the village of Les Houches. It enjoys some of the best views in the valley and boasts a large, sunny balcony and enormous floor to ceiling windows. The chalet has five bedrooms with private bathrooms, an open-plan sitting and dining area, a separate television and games room, a sauna, and an outdoor hot tub.

Chalet Vieille Savoyard

Chalet Vieille Savoyard is a tastefully renovated Savoyard farmhouse dating from 1781, located in the heart of the village of Les Houches. The chalet has five en-suite bedrooms, a hot tub, treatment room with massage table, and a sauna. There is also satellite television, Wi-Fi, and a garden.

La Vieille Forge

La Vieille Forge is a tastefully renovated blacksmith, set next to a small stream, located in a tranquil setting just above the village of Les Houches. The chalet has seven en-suite bedrooms, a spacious living room with an oak floor, and leather sofas and chairs.

It also features a wood-burning stove, and open-plan to a charming wood-panelled dining room. There is also a hot tub, a treatment room with massage table, and a sauna. The chalet also has satellite television, Wi-Fi, Wii games, and a lovely garden.


During this culinary holiday, you will get to experience the best of the music and gourmet scene in Chamonix. First, you will enjoy a Sunday visit to the Cosmo Jazz Festival in Chamonix. The event will be confirmed once the artists and dates have been announced. You will also enjoy a night of live music at the Maison des Artistes.

As for the food, you will get a guided visit to a market and a game cooking workshop, which will give you a different perspective on cooking and hands-on experience. One evening, there will be a wine tasting for the group.

Included excursions

  • Day trip to Cosmo Jazz Festival in Chamonix
  • Live music evening at the Maison des Artistes
  • Market visit


Emma Lawrenson
Emma is a private and fine dining chef based in Chamonix, in the French Alps, providing private catering and hospitality services. The summers in the French Alps are so stunning and the produce is so exciting that Emma sets up Holiday Cookery Courses to introduce and share with clients the culinary delights of the region.


This jazz and gourmet food holiday will be held in the village of Les Houches in Chamonix Valley, France. From the chalet, you can easily travel throughout Chamonix Valley, as well as to Italy and Switzerland. Les Houches is ideal for both long weekend cookery holidays and week cooking courses.

Nearby places

  • Geneva Airport (GVA) - 1 hour


You have included in the price of this retreat three breakfasts, two lunches, and three four-course dinners served together with wine. Also, tea and coffee are available in the accommodation anytime.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Spa treatments

The chalets where you will be staying have spa facilities.

What's included

  • 1 game cooking workshop
  • 1 market visit
  • 1 wine tasting evening
  • 2 lunches
  • 3 breakfasts
  • 3 four-course dinners in the chalet
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfers to and from Geneva Airport (GVA)
  • All tuition, ingredients, and equipment
  • Day trip to Cosmo Jazz Festival
  • Linens, towels, and bathrobes
  • Live music event at the Maison des Artistes
  • Tea and coffee
  • Transportation to activities in the itinerary
  • Wine with dinner

What's not included

  • Additional meals
  • Airfare
  • Optional extras
  • Personal, travel, and holiday insurance
  • Personal expenses

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Geneva Airport (GVA). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Holiday Cookery Courses will pick you up from the airport.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 25% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 56 days before arrival.
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