Our Southwest France Cooking Vacations


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The wines of Bordeaux sampled on a culinary tour of France

Best of Bordeaux

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5 Nights Starting At $2,800

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Braised meat dish on your gourmet cooking vacation in France

Cooking in Gascony

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3 or 5 Nights Starting At $1,005

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Cooking Vacations In Southwest France

Savor the delights of French cuisine during a visit to one of our cooking schools in Southwest France, where you will explore the area’s many gastronomic specialties, including such famed products as paté, cassoulet, confit de canard, fois gras, Armagnac, Sauternes, and of course the wines of Bordeaux, which you can explore during a Bordeaux wine course. On a trip to Southwest France you will also find the famed Languedoc area, which offers stunning medieval fortresses, fine wines, and abundant produce, and the Dordogne, a verdant land known for its numerous castles and many types of truffles and patés. Traveling father south, the Midi-Pyrenees is home to mysterious medieval abbeys and churches, robust wines, and spectacular ancient towns. Join us for a culinary vacation in this rich, yet mostly unspoiled part of France, and discover the true heart of French gastronomy.

Southwest France Cooking Tours

Best Of Bordeaux

Bordeaux is a region known for its wine, but it’s also home to a thriving and beautiful city that offers much in the way of gastronomy, shopping, history, and, of course, wine. Discover the city named Europe’s Best Destination in 2015 through chateaux visits, walking tours, oyster tastings, and so much more.

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Cooking In Gascony

Learn the art of French cookery in Gascony, the jewel of France’s gastronomic crown. With the unmatched beauty of the Gascon countryside as your backdrop, begin your journey into French cuisine with this well-structured and comprehensive French cookery course. Under the instruction of two successful chefs and connoisseurs of French fare you will explore the culinary delights of this famed gastronomic hotspot and learn to prepare the region’s signature dishes. In 2010 The Sunday Times recommended this cooking school as “one of the best ways to spend a weekend.” Its hosts invite you to discover why….

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Delectable Dordogne: Land Of The Black Truffle

Discover the flavors and natural beauty of the Dordogne, France’s black truffle country. With wine tastings in the vineyards of Bergerac, stops at historic chateaux, and local producer visits — including a goose and duck farm — you’ll experience the rich traditions of the region. Most classes are with the chef of your auberge accommodations, and are all about the local delicacies, including pastries, truffles, duck, and foie gras.

5 nights – Available any dates on request for a minimum of 2 people, maximum 8, year round (except July and August).

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Posing before a hands-on cooking class featuring authentic French cuisine.

Posing before a hands-on cooking class featuring authentic French cuisine.