Cooking Vacations to France
Whether described as haute cuisine or hearty homemade dishes, gastronomy is serious business for the French. Characteristic markets liven up small towns and bustling cities alike. Around every corner you’ll find patisseries, boulangeries, bakeries, and of course, world-class wine shops. Come fall in love with this fascinating land through an unforgettable French cooking vacation with its most essential ingredients: food and wine.
Your cooking vacation in France with The International Kitchen means authenticity, fabulous food, and fun. Learn to make local recipes and the traditional dishes of French gastronomy such as boeuf bourguignon, coq au vin, cassoulet and confit de canard during your amazing cooking classes. Explore the remarkable produce and fresh seafood of the sunny south of France, and taste some of the world’s best wines and cheeses while relaxing at country vineyards or living it up in chic wine shops and bistros. Your French culinary tour will include hands-on cookery courses, excursions to local towns and cultural sites as well as gastronomic visits. Accommodations vary from simple B&B properties to deluxe private villas and hotels.
To learn more about our wonderful selection of French cooking school vacations, including Paris and Provence, please select one of the locations listed above, or scroll down to see a full list of the regions in which we offer French cooking holidays. If you are having trouble deciding from among our many culinary vacations in France, please call us or email: we would love to make some recommendations.
Regions We Visit in France
Experience a culinary vacation in Burgundy, home of fine wines, boeuf bourguignon and coq au vin, and take French cooking lessons using fresh local ingredients. As rich in history as in gastronomy, Burgundy is an ideal destination for a French cooking vacation!
Please click here to see the full list of our Burgundy cooking vacations and culinary tours.
Go To Burgundy...
Paris, the capital of Ile de France, beckons you for a cooking vacation full of memories to last a lifetime! Experience the city of lights like an insider during your amazing cooking vacation in Paris.
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Go To Ile de France (Paris)...
Take an elegant French cooking vacation in the Loire Valley, famous for its stunning chateaux, while visiting world-class wineries and taking hands-on French cooking lessons. Just an hour from Paris by train, the Loire Valley awaits you!
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Go To Loire...
Discover Normandy through hands-on French cooking lessons, market visits and scrumptious meals, and explore the area’s rich history during your delightful French culinary tour. The region’s miles of coastline, stunning countryside and local specialties make our cooking vacations in Normandy an authentic and unforgettable experience.
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Go To Normandy...
Discover heaven on a unique Provence cooking vacation. Known as the land of lavender, fine wines, flavorful produce, fresh fish and succulent meats and cheeses, be prepared to enjoy every moment at one of our cooking school vacations in France. Whether you are visiting famed historical sites, shopping on the French Riviera, or sampling exquisite Provencal cuisine, you are sure to agree that Provence is a one-of-a-kind destination for a cooking vacation!
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Go To Provence/Cote d'Azur...
Take a unique cooking holiday in the gastronomy capital of France! The Rhone Alps and its largest city Lyon boast an extraordinary number of world-renowned chefs and restaurants, making it an international Mecca for foodies and an ideal location for a memorable French cooking school experience.
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Go To Rhone Alps...
Enjoy French cuisine on a Bordeaux wine tour, or visit one of our cooking schools in Southern France and discover the true heart of French gastronomy. Learn to make cassoulet or confit de canard during your hands-on French cooking classes and savor the area’s many culinary delicacies on your French culinary vacation to this fabulous region.
Please click here to see the full list of our cooking vacations in Southwest France and Bordeaux Wine Courses.
Go To Southwest France...
From north to south, the various regions of France have something different and special to offer. Explore multiple regions in France through The International Kitchen’s culinary vacations.
Please click below to see the full list of our cooking vacations in multiple regions of France.
Go To Multiple Regions...
Here is a sampling of testimonials from our clients...
Cooking Under a Golden Sunset - Perfection !!!! The ideal location to experience everyday life on the Amalfi Coast. With its location between Positano and Amalfi, we had ample time to tour the areas we wanted to visit....Read more
A Culinary Adventure in Umbria - It’s taken me quite a while to write about our experience at Palazzo Seneca. Not because it wasn’t everything I dreamed of and more, but because it so exceeded all of my expectations...Read more
Cooking in the Heart of Andalusian Olive Country - Very rural Spanish, which was lovely insight into the true Spanish way of life. Peter & Maureen, Australia...Read more