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7 Days Cooking Vacation France

Language and Cooking Holiday France

Come take this fascinating vacations, where language and food are perfectly combined to put in the right ambience of the French culture. As weird as it may sound, cooking is one of the best ways to learn a language, your will improve your vocabulary level, as well as your listening and speaking skills. With every delicious meal that you'll learn how to cook, you will indeed practice what you have learnt at your language classes. Working peacefully in the kitchen with your classmates will give you fun moments in this great experience at Bordeaux. Cook, speak, live, and taste in the French way.


  • Small groups
  • 4 cooking classes
  • 20 French language lessons
  • Optional culinary and cultural activities
  • Morning and afternoon French classes
  • Available to students of any level
  • 6 nights accommodation


5 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: French, English
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You will find accommodation with selected local host families. Host families of all ages and backgrounds are available, but they all share one thing in common, their hospitality and friendliness. The school rigorously selects and trains each host family and carefully places students, taking into consideration their individual preferences whenever possible. Most families are located between 5 and 25 minutes from the school. Standard host families offer single rooms with full board (3 meals a day), half board (breakfast and dinner) or breakfast only. Superior host families offer single rooms private bathrooms, special diets, or are located in the city center / close to the school, they also offer full board (3 meals a day), half board (breakfast and dinner) or breakfast only. Student residences are also available offering studios starting at 90 USD per night upon request.


This French language and cooking course is designed especially for students interested in exploring the cuisine of the Bordeaux region. It combines the standard French course of 20 French language lessons with 4 cooking classes, each cooking class being 2-hours long.

Each of your 20 French lessons is 45.minutes long and there is a maximum of 12 students per class, which allow students to really focus in every lesson. The classes’ schedules depend on your level of French, and while every effort will be made to accommodate a student’s requests, a specific schedule cannot be guaranteed. Classes may be held according to the following schedules.


  • Monday to Friday from 9:30 to 12:45.


  • Monday to Friday from 13:45 to 17:00


Bordeaux, France’s fourth largest city, is often overlooked as a place to study French. It is considered France’s second most elegant city after Paris and is a virtual architectural museum of 18th century architecture as represented by its broad avenues, public parks, and wide boulevards. Hotels Particuliers (the large private homes of wealthy shippers and wine merchants) line the streets. Bordeaux is a pleasant place to walk or to sit at a sidewalk café. Its geographical position offers many excursions to a variety of places.


Food and meals will be provided depending on your selection of accommodation. There are three types of boarding offered and these types of boarding afford different food / meal options. Full board (3 meals a day), half board (breakfast and dinner) or breakfast only. Student residences are also available offering studios starting at 90 USD per night upon request.

Things to do (optional)

The France Langue school offers a varied cultural program, which allows students to fully experience the French culture. The program varies during the year but it includes activities such as a sightseeing tour of Bordeaux, guided tours to local museums, vineyard tours, French films, and food tasting, French cheese tasting, lectures, and local restaurant visits. Prices vary depending on activities chosen. Fees are reasonable and are payable at the school.

What's included

  • 4 cooking classes
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • 20 French language lessons
  • Access to teacher supervised media lab
  • Free unlimited WI-FI access
  • Internet access via school’s PC (20-minutes per day)
  • Most guided tours organized by the school

What's not included

  • Additional transportation
  • Airfare
  • Museum entrance fees
  • Optional activities
  • Personal expenses
  • School books and textbooks

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please arrive at Bordeaux–Mérignac Airport (BOD).

Arrival by train

Please arrive at Bordeaux train station.

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