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9 Day Culinary Vacation in Montolieu, Occitanie

Montolieu, France

Culinary Vacation in Occitanie

Touring with Trésor Languedoc will be the highlight of your stay. They can organize wine tastings where you will have an unforgettable experience meeting dedicated wines growers, visiting the cellars, and most importantly tasting the wines. They also organize cooking classes, horse riding, home catering with local chefs, etc. You will be seduced by their impressive selection of accommodation options. During your stay, they will ensure that your time spent with them is of the highest quality. Just relax and enjoy the beautiful countryside, wonderful heritage, and local colors and flavors!

Meet the instructors

Chef Nathalie & Marion
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Highlights

  • 4 cookery classes
  • 2 vineyard visits with wine tasting
  • Visits to nearby towns and traditional markets
  • 1 chocolate workshop with the Chocolatier Marion
  • Transport in a high-standard van with driver
  • 6 half-day tours with a licensed guide
  • 4 dinners with the Chef Nathalie
  • 8 nights accommodation

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7 days with instruction
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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Garden

You will stay for eight nights in a gîte in the beautiful village of Montolieu. For cats lovers, there are two permanent inhabitants in the garden; if any allergies or matters with cats, please inform Trésor Languedoc, they will find another accommodation.

Program

Trésor Languedoc provides a variety of options to meet your needs, should you not quite find what you are looking for, please send them an inquiry and they'll create a bespoke package that is truly just perfect for you.

Day 1

Airport or train transfer (to be quoted according to where you will arrive).

Day 2

Visit to Lastours Castle (hiking two hours) in the morning and lunch in a local restaurant. Cookery class in the afternoon (5 p.m.) and dinner.

Day 3

Visit to the medieval fortress “la Cité de Carcassonne” and lunch in a local restaurant. Cookery class in the afternoon (5 p.m.) and dinner.

Day 4

Chocolate workshop (10 a.m.) and lunch in a traditional restaurant. Visit to two vineyards and wine tasting in the afternoon, meet with the winemaker, and share his passion for vines and wines.

Day 5

Traditional outdoor market in the medieval town of Revel, lunch at leisure in the town. Visit to Sorèze village and St. Ferreol Lake.

Day 6

Day free at your leisure, you can enjoy the book village of Montolieu and discover its many libraries, book museums, and restaurants! You can also go for a walk in the beautiful nature as Montolieu is perched in the black mountain, footsteps of the Pyrénéés mountain.

Day 7

Traditional outdoor market in Mirepoix (beautiful medieval town) and cookery class in the afternoon (5 p.m.) and dinner.

Day 8

Visit of Castelnaudary in the morning (Canal du Midi, local traditional artisanal potter) and lunch in a restaurant where the specialty is the Cassoulet (the dish that symbolizes Castelnaudary is called “Le Cassoulet”, this hearty stew is made with pork sausage, duck confit, all surrounded by savory soupy white beans).

Cassoulet gets its name from the dish in which it is prepared, a cassole. This is a casserole like a dish made from a mixture of clay from the Lauragais region around Castelnaudary that is particularly heat resistant). Cookery class at 5 p.m. and dinner.

Day 9

Transfer to your airport or train station (to be quoted according to the place).

Time and days might have to be moved around according to availabilities, but the content will remain the same.

Included excursions

During this culinary holiday, you will visit:

  • Lastours Castle
  • The medieval fortress “la Cité de Carcassonne”
  • Two vineyards and wine tasting
  • Sorèze village and St. Ferreol Lake
  • Traditional markets
  • Castelnaudary

Instructors

Chef Nathalie

Marion

Location

This culinary vacation will take place in the village of Montolieu, a rural picturesque little French village.

Food

This vacation includes four cookery classes and four dinners with the Chef Nathalie. Dinners on the first, fourth, fifth, sixth, and ninth days are not included. Lunches are not included either, although Trésor Languedoc will book a local restaurant on the second, fourth, and eight days. The other days, you will choose at your convenience.

Things to do (optional)

During your free time, you can enjoy the book village of Montolieu and discover its many libraries, book museums, and restaurants. You can also go for a walk in the beautiful nature as Montolieu is perched in the black mountain, footstep of the Pyrénéés mountain.

What's included

  • 4 cookery classes and 4 dinners with the Chef Nathalie
  • 1 chocolate workshop with the Chocolatier Marion
  • 6 half-day tours with a licensed guide and including transport in a high standard van with driver from and to Montolieu
  • 8 nights accommodation

What's not included

  • Dinners on days 1, 4, 5, 6 and 9
  • Lunches
  • Transfers on days 1 and 9 (possible on demand)

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Any transfers are available by request: Toulouse, Carcassonne, Maseille, Montpellier, Gérone, Barcelona, Perpignan, Béziers, Lourdes airports, trains stations, etc.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
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