Le Gargantua Cooking & Patisserie Holidays in France offers cooking and patisserie courses in France with a professional cook for an authentic experience.
French-born, Marlene, welcomes you in the heart of the Gascony countryside, for a fully hands-on cooking course in English. Marlene was born and raised in Calais, where she was a wine buyer. She has always been a food lover, whether it involved making it or eating it. Cooking is her passion and she loves to share it!
Raymond S Brown
from United States, October 2019
"cooking in the countryside"
the sophisticated food presentations
from United States, September 2019
"What an amazing experience "
Marlene and Tom were excellent hosts. The baking classes were amazing. I learned so much
from United States, June 2019
"Far, far exceeded expectations "
The location was peaceful and beautiful, pastoral farm country surrounded by fields of sunflowers. The home is an idealic French country home full of charm. The food at each meal was delicious and artfully displayed. The classes were enriching, challenging, and so much fun. Marlene is a natural teacher and a joy to be around. Her care and generous spirit filled our week. She showed us the history of the region and taught us so much. I can’t say enough good things. Book this trip!!! I’ll definitely be booking another one!
from Spain, April 2019
"Fantastic experience for bakery lovers "
Marlene was a fantastic host, sharing a lot of techniques and professional secrets. She is full of passion for good food and baking and managed to create an amazing atmosphere for all of us.
from Australia, April 2019
"A wonderful experience "
Marlene Is passionate about good food and produce, which is infectious. The cooking lessons are well planned and easy to follow. The location is so beautiful and serene. I can’t recommend Le Gargantua enough, look forward to going back.
from United States, April 2019
"Amazing culinary vacation!"
Marlene and Tom were excellent hosts and went above and beyond my expectations to make our stay with them very special. Marlene is a pro in the kitchen and taught us many new things. Would love to stay with them again the the future!
from United States, March 2019
The whole experience was fantastic!
from United States, February 2019
"Authentic French pastries and food in a serene setting!"
I enjoyed the personalized instruction that Marlene was able to give each participant, due to the small class size. We learned a large variety of baking techniques and produced delicious and beautiful pastries. And her removated farmhouse added so much charm! It was also nice to visit nearby villages to learn about life in this part of France.