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3 Days Botanical Cooking Holiday France

Garden Tours & France Cooking Vacations

Come to the Normandys countryside by the sea and enjoy both healthy and fun cooking classes. With a variety of seasonal and regional products, savory spices and fresh local fishes, learn how to turn classic French recipes into flavorful and colorful dishes, for a well-balanced meal. Take home a booklet of recipes and nutritional tips and enjoy an exceptional local gardens tour, along charming seaside villages along the Alabaster Coast, as Varengeville well known for its gardens.


  • 2 garden visits
  • 2 hands-on cooking classes
  • Booklet of recipes to take home
  • Learn how to cook a well balanced meal
  • Beautiful scenery along Normandys countryside
  • Taste a wide variety of seasonal produce
  • 3 breakfast, 2 lunches,and 3 dinners
  • 2 nights accommodation


3 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: French, English
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During this culinary holiday, guests will be provided with daily accommodation at an authentic French Chteau in Frances countryside.

RBB Cooking and Botanical Weekends France Culinary Tours Program

Day 1

  • 20:30 Welcome buffet dinner at Chateau d'Ingouville
  • Guests who travel on train from Paris will be greeted at the station

Day 2

  • 10:00 Visit fish market and food stalls at Saint-Valery-en-Caux harbour and the farmers market of the Valley of Durdent River
  • 12:30 Cold lunch in the dining room at the Chteau de Miromesnil
  • 14:00 Vegetable garden visit of the Chteau de Miromesnil
  • 18:00 Cooking class and dinner

Day 3

  • 10:00 Cooking class and lunch
  • 14:00 Dantec's garden visit or on request, Princess Sturdzas garden, Le Vasterival
  • 16:00 Farewell

Included excursions

Discover Dantec's garden

Explore Chteau de Miromesnil vegetables garden

Visit fish market and food stalls at Saint-Valery-en-Caux harbour and the Valley of the Durdent River


Your culinary French holiday will take place at a Chteau located in Ingouville, in the Haute-Normandie region of northern France.



  • Cooking classes
  • Diving
  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool
  • Tennis court


  • Beach nearby
  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Multilingual staff
  • River nearby
  • Terrace


  • ATM / banking nearby
  • Local market
  • Tour assistance


Your culinary holiday will focus on seasonal, local ingredients, unrefined and anti-inflammatory food. Chefs will share their passion for healthy cooking, along with their repertoire of home grown recipes, and knowledge of nutrition. You will relish classics dishes, such as chicken rice and steamed fish, which she served with seasonal vegetables and salads. Discover unique recipes with Normand products, as they offer a lot both unusual and delicious possibilities.

Things to do (optional)

During your holiday at the Chteau, leisure time activities will include reading in the garden, visiting villages, touring the Chteau kitchen garden, swimming in the sea at Veulettes-sur-mer or Veules-les-Roses, playing tennis at Saint-Valry-en-Caux, or to playing bridge or board games at the Chteau. Optional activities will also include visiting Princess Sturdzas garden at Le Vasterival, the Parc des Moutiers, or walking at the beach.

What's included

  • 2 breakfast, 2 lunches, and 3 dinners
  • 2 cooking classes
  • 2 garden visits
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Booklet of recipes to take home
  • Garden entry tickets
  • Fish market and food stall visits
  • Transportation during the holiday

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Transfers
  • Travel insurance

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please arrive Paris Charles de Gaulle International Airport (CDG).

Reservations for car and driver available upon request at an additional expense.

Arrival by train

Please arrive Yvetot railway station.

Reservations for car and driver are available upon request at an additional expense.


  • Brussels - 4 hours
  • London - 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Paris Charles de Gaulle International Airport (CDG) - 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Paris Saint Lazare train station - 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Saint-Valery-en-Caux, 4 kilometers
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