La Vie Du Chateau offers French cooking holidays with accommodations in their family's 18th-century château, in a friendly and fun atmosphere.
Mary Pochez has been cooking and entertaining family and guests in Paris and at Château de La Barbée for more than 30 years. Born and raised in Southern California, she met her husband Xavier when scouts from a French modeling agency discovered her on the Malibu beach volleyball courts and brought her to Paris. Today, Mary is the consummate French home cook - although, for her, home is a château. She makes regular trips to the markets in La Fleche and Angers to select ingredients for that night’s dinner.