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Gourmet Cookery Holiday

Loire Valley, Loire Valley, France
Outide view of accommodation on French cooking course
Cooking students on French cookery course in France

Holiday overview

This 5 night luxury cookery holiday in the Loire Valley is all about gourmet food from preparation through to final presentation giving you the skills to cook and plate your food to restaurant standards; stay in a luxurious 18th century French farmhouse set in the heart of Chateaux country more details...

  • Maximum class size5
  • Hours tuition29
  • Accommodation included
  • 1 on 1 Tuition
  • Single Supplement

Included in the price

Please note that holidays do not include flights, please see the 'getting there' tab for more details.

  • Hands on and demonstration gourmet cookery lessons on days 2,3,4 and 5
  • Cooking lessons start at 9:45am and finish around 4.30pm on day 2
  • Cooking lessons start at 9:45am and finish around 1.30pm on days 3, 4 & 5
  • From day 3 to day 5, guests will return to the kitchen at 5:30pm and continue cooking until 8pm when you will eat the delicious dinner you have created
  • All cooking materials and ingredients
  • An excursion to either the 19th century windmill or a local cider farm on day 3
  • A visit from a French patissier on day 4 to learn the secrets of croissants and macaroons
  • A French breakfast each morning
  • A light lunch on days 2-5 at the house
  • A welcome glass of Champagne on arrival on day 1
  • A 6 course gourmet dinner each evening
  • Unlimited tea, coffee and soft drinks throughout your stay
  • 5 nights accommodation at the Farmhouse in a twin/double room
  • Please note: Prices are per person and based on two people travelling together and sharing a twin or double room with private en-suite bathroom
  • A single supplement applies for those travelling solo for a twin/double room with en-suite bathroom for sole occupancy
  • Shared rooms with shared bathroom (shared with one other of the same sex) are available for no extra charge for solo travellers who are happy to share a room (subject to availability - please check first)
  • You can check in any time after 4pm on day 1 and check-out by 10am on day 6
  • A free return transfer to and from Laval train station meeting the 15.45 train on Saturday and dropping off in time for the 10.21 train to Paris on Thursday

Location overview

Stay in a wonderful French farmhouse with fabulous professional kitchen set in a peaceful walnut grove near the village of Livre la Touche in the heart of the Loire Valley in idyllic rural France and enjoy a gourmet cookery holiday in a relaxed and informal environment where you’ll go on not only a culinary journey but also a cultural one as you discover the delights of delicious French food and wine.

Holiday start days

  • This holiday starts on
  • Saturdays

Public holidays / Closures

Please note that this school is closed between mid November and March each year and July & August.

Note: Bespoke courses are possible throughout the year, to check availability please email with your preferred date and the group size

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