Cooking Vacations in 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
Accommodations vary from simple B&B properties to deluxe private villas and hotels.
To learn more about our wonderful selection of cooking tours in France, including Paris and Provence, please select one of the locations listed to the right or scroll down. If you are having trouble deciding from among our many cooking holidays in France, please call us or email: we would love to make some recommendations.
Regions We Visit in France
A fascinating mix of Celtic and French cultures, Brittany’s stunning rocky shores, Medieval castles, and megalithic monuments have inspired awe in travelers for many centuries. It’s cuisine is based largely on what is harvested from the sea, and its landscapes are like out of Arthurian legend.
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Go To Brittany...
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!
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Go To Burgundy...
Visit the land of cassoulet and explore some of southern France’s most delectable cuisine and wine during a cooking vacation in the Languedoc. From the medieval towns and cathedrals to the French markets, the region provides everything one could want in a cooking tour of France.
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Go To Languedoc...
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...
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 Paris (Ile de France)...
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 and the 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...
Here is what clients are saying about their experience with The International Kitchen...
"What an incredible cultural and culinary experience: the hosts were great: fun and friendly, accommodating, and customized the itinerary based on the group. Food was amazing, classes were engaging and informative..." Read more
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"A lovely remote setting with wonderful hosts and great food! A perfect blend of relaxation, cultural experiences, and hands-on cooking lesson. I would recommend highly..." Read more