Loire Cooking Vacations
Take a luxurious cooking vacation in France to the Loire Valley, famous for the stunning chateaux lining the banks of the Loire river. The valley was long the playground of nobles and became the seat of the French Renaissance, giving it a breathtaking artistic and architectural patrimony evident in the area’s many magnificent chateaux and gardens. Today, much of the Loire is flanked by vineyards, making the region ideal for a French cooking vacation and wine tour—and it is just an hour’s train ride from Paris on the fast train! During your cooking holiday in the Loire you will visit world-class wineries, take hands-on French cooking lessons with local chefs, and enjoy guided tastings of some of the region’s many delicacies, such as fine cheeses, mushrooms, and chocolate.
Please see the full list of our French cooking vacations and tours in the Loire Valley below, and don’t forget to take a moment to peruse all of the culinary vacations we offer.
Cooking Vacations in Loire
Spend six nights in the Loire Valley and learn to cook fabulous French food with a husband and wife team. Learn new skills, experiment with local ingredients, and make new friends!
6 nights — Available specific weeks from March through December.
Go To A Culinary Adventure in the Loire Valley...
Come experience one of France’s most culturally and gastronomically rich regions during this one-of-a-kind cooking holiday in France. Join us for an exciting cycling adventure and hands-on French cooking lessons with world-class chefs during your French culinary vacation.
4 nights — Available on request for 2 – 6 people.
Go To Biking And Cooking In The Loire Valley...
Spend five nights in the charmingly renovated farmhouse of Chefs Maynard and Emerson in the unspoiled French countryside during this advanced cooking school vacation in France. Your intensive hands-on and demonstration French cooking lessons are designed to instill confidence, with an understanding of natural ingredients.
5 nights — Available certain weeks March through June, and August through October for a minimum of 2 people. Other dates on request for a minimum of 3 people.
Go To Gourmet Cuisine In France...
This is an exceptional cooking vacation in France in the region of Kings. Spend four nights in an elegant 4-star hotel, taste the premier wines of the Loire Valley, discover historical landmarks and chateaux, and explore gastronomic specialties during private guided culinary tours to locations not open to the public. Top it off with one French cooking lesson with a local chefs, and it is a cooking holiday in France not to be missed!
4 nights — Available on request any week Sunday through Friday, or Wednesday through Sunday.
Go To Grand Tour Of The Loire...
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