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3 Days Delightful Cooking Holidays in France

3 Days Delightful Cooking Holidays in France

  • On Rue Tatin, 1, rue Tatin, Louviers, Normandy, France

Inspiring Cooking Vacation France

If you have ever dreamed about traveling to France to explore French gastronomy while learning how to turn top-quality and fresh ingredients into savory delights, On Rue Tatin will make that dream come true. Come live a rich, concentrated experience of cooking, learning, tasting, enjoying, and laughing. You will work with the season and the regions finest ingredients; then sit down to appetize the meals youve prepared, all accompanied by fine, small-production wines and artisanal cheeses.

Highlights

  • Daily cooking classes
  • Fresh regional ingredients
  • Artisanal wine and cheese complements
  • Twelfth century dining room
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Welcome dinner
  • 3 days with instruction
  • English
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On Rue Tatin recommends the following lodgings. For lodging that is not within walking distance, please contact On Rue Tatin to arrange a taxi service.

LHostellerie dAcquigny

Ten minutes by car from Louviers, this lovely restaurant / chambres dhote owned by Fanny and Eric Georget offers a warm welcome, luxurious rooms with Wi-Fi, television, a good spot to settle in to work, a bountiful breakfast, and dinner by reservation. Eric is a matre restaurateur (Master Chef), and puts his considerable imagination to work on local, seasonal ingredients.

La Foulonniere

La Foulonniere is a lovely home set in a huge garden, with flowers, vegetables, fruit trees, and tables sprinkled here and there. Marie-Lorraine and her husband, Olivier, welcome guests into their newly re-decorated home, where each of the three room has a brand, new private bath, the colors are peaceful, the furnishings gracious and comfortable. Marie-Lorraine prepares a sumptuous breakfast of breads and homemade jams, and more; with a focus on organic ingredients. La Foulonniere is right in downtown Louviers, and a ten-minute walk from On Rue Tatin.

La Londe

La Londe is a lovely bed and breakfast on the Eure river, about fifteen minutes from Louviers. M. and Mme. Gossent are gentle, kind hosts who offer a warm welcome, generous breakfast including jams from fruit grown in their abundant garden, and the feeling of home away from home. You either need a car if you stay here, or taxi transport each day. Two room types are available. Room for one or two people on ground floor, double bed, and full bath included inside the room. Upstairs suite for two or three people includes two bedrooms with double bed in each room, small sitting room in between, full bath, and separate toilet.

Le Clos Jouvenet

Situated in the heights of Rouen, with a view of the Cathedral so often painted by Claude Monet, this lovely home with spacious garden offers four luxuriously appointed double rooms, each with a separate bathroom. Owner Catherine De Witte, whose charm is unrivaled, offers a sumptuous breakfast served on the terrace; lawn chairs invite relaxing among the flowers. Wi-Fi connection in rooms. The trip from Rouen to Louviers takes about twenty minutes on train (the station is within walking distance of Clos Jouvenet), or forty minutes by car. Please mention you are with One Rue Tatin when reserving your room to receive special On Rue Tatin treatment. Credit cards not accepted, arrange to pay in cash, or by wire transfer before arrival.

Le Pr Saint Germain

Right in Louviers, Le Pr St. Germain is a ten-minute walk from On Rue Tatin. Mr. and Mme. Vincent Erraud are hotel professionals, with Mr. Erraud behind the stove, while Madame takes care of the details. English spoken. Breakfasts are copious; there is Wi-Fi in every room, a big flat-screen television crowns the bar, and there is always someone to welcome you home. What is more, Le Pre St. Germain is a ten-minute stroll away from On Rue Tatin.

Manoir Le Clos Bonport

This beautiful and historic Manoir in the heart of a calm village on the Seine offers one suite (for two couples) and one double room. Mme. Baudoin is a lovely warm host who opens her home, with its tennis court and swimming pool, large garden, spacious rooms, and gracious living areas year-round. Breakfasts, served on a terrace overlooking the garden are generous; youll want to linger all day. Mme. Baudoin will prepare dinner, if requested. This hotel is about fifteen minutes away from On Rue Tatin, so you either need a car if you stay there, or taxi transport each day. The suite includes two bedrooms and a bathroom. The double bedroom has one bathroom.

Four days at On Rue Tatin in Louviers is a rich, concentrated experience of cooking, learning, tasting, enjoying and laughing. You will work with the season and the regions finest ingredients then sit down to meals youve prepared, all accompanied by fine, small-production wines and artisanally-made cheeses. The program begins on Sunday night with welcome dinner and end on Wednesday at 15:00.

On Rue Tatin is in a restored former convent at rue Tatin in the center of Louviers, is graced with a charming garden where herbs, lettuces, and fruits are grown. You will enjoy exploring Louviers on foot; a lively town that is the center of the areas rural culture with many charming shops, museums, historic buildings, canals, and the Eure river, which runs through the town center.

On Rue Tatin is located in the center of Louviers and across the street from the Gothic Church of Notre-Dame de Louviers. This immense and awe inspiring structure provides ambience and inspiration for cooking classes in the state-of-the art kitchen, and meals are served in the twelfth century dining room or in the flower-filled front courtyard. Both are in the shadow of the church of Ntre-Dame de Louviers.

Nearby places

  • Bayeux - 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Chartres - 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Fecamp and Etretat - 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Monet home and studio - 25 minutes
  • Normandy historic sights - 40 minutes
  • Normandy landing beaches - 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Paris, 103 kilometers - 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Richard the Lion Hearts Chateau Gaillard - 20 minutes
  • Rouen - 25 minutes

During this cooking vacation you will feast with all the meals prepared by yourself with locally produced ingredients.

  • Bakery
  • Beauty centers or coiffeurs
  • Butchery store
  • Cafes
  • Chocolate stores
  • Farmers Market
  • Florists
  • Fly fishing
  • French town visits
  • Grocery store
  • Herbalist
  • Table accessories
  • World-class golfing
  • 1 apron
  • 1 recipe booklet
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Artisanal wine and cheese complements
  • Daily cooking classes
  • Gorgeous kitchen for classes
  • Prepared meals tasting
  • Regions finest ingredients
  • Welcome dinner
  • Additional meals
  • Additional transfers
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Optional activities

Driving directions from Paris

  • Louviers is about 103 kilometers from Paris and the trip takes about 1 hour and 10 minutes on the AutoRoute (toll road).
  • Take the A13 from Paris, direction Rouen, past Poissy, Mantes-la-Jolie where you will pay a toll, Vernon, Gaillon.
  • Get off at the Louviers exit, number eighteen, pay the toll and go to the stop sign.
  • Turn left, direction Louviers, and go straight. After you pass through one round-about and a stop light, you will subsequently pass through three other round-about, always following the signs to Louviers-Centreville.
  • At the third round-about after the stop light, turn right. The Cathedral will be directly in front of you.
  • Go straight and follow the street around to the right of the Cathedral (the only way you can go).
  • Turn sharply to your left right after the Cathedral and go to the stop.
  • Turn left then sharply right; On Route Tatin is there on the right hand side of the intersection, right on the corner.
  • Go through a small wood door into the courtyard.

Driving directions from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG)

  • Take the A1 (direction Nanterre).
  • Then the A86, and then the A14-Rouen.
  • Take the A13 from Paris, direction Rouen, past Poissy, Mantes-la-Jolie where you will pay a toll, Vernon, Gaillon.
  • Get off at the Louviers exit, number eighteen, pay the toll and go to the stop sign.
  • Turn left, direction Louviers, and go straight. After you pass through one round-about and a stop light, you will subsequently pass through three other round-about, always following the signs to Louviers-Centreville.
  • At the third round-about after the stop light, turn right. The Cathedral will be directly in front of you.
  • Go straight and follow the street around to the right of the Cathedral (the only way you can go).
  • Turn sharply to your left right after the Cathedral and go to the stop.
  • Turn left then sharply right; On Route Tatin is there on the right hand side of the intersection, right on the corner.
  • Go through a small wood door into the courtyard.

Arrival by airplane

Please book you flight to arrive at Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG).

Arrival by train

The train to Louviers actually stops at the Val de Reuil train station. The link from there is a red bus or, recommended by On Rue Tatin, a taxi. Taxis must be scheduled in advance. Please contact On Rue Tatin for assistance.

Louviers, France

On Rue Tatin is a cooking school that offers expert techniques and tips, using the finest ingredients locally produced within a gorgeous kitchen, sharing the flavors, aromas, and rhythms of France.

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