Cooking in Gascony

Situated in the heart of the Gers in South-Western France, this cooking school is the perfect setting for your initiation into French cuisine. The location has been specifically selected by your hosts for the region’s famed gastronomy and the area’s culinary prestige is rivaled only by the beauty of its landscape; a combination of rolling hills, meandering rivers and fields upon fields of golden sunflowers. In addition to the picturesque region’s gastronomic treasures, this corner of the French countryside is saturated with European history. Now one of the least populated areas in France (a fact which enables Gascony to proudly retain its core ‘Frenchness’), Gascony was invaded by the Romans, the Vikings and the Visigoths, each civilization leaving behind remnants of their occupation. From forts and castles to beautifully preserved Roman baths there is a plethora of excursions and sightseeing activities to be enjoyed during your free time at the cookery school. Alternatively, the school is also in easy driving distance of Toulouse and Bordeaux and, for those wishing to extend their European exploration, you are only a train ride away from the Spanish city of Barcelona.

Your home for the duration of the five-day course will be the historic French commune of Gramont. The village of Gramont is a closely-knit community and boasts, in addition to its status as a national heritage site, the Chateau de Gramont, a well-maintained medieval castle and one of just six national monuments in the Midi-Pyrenees region. Your hosts for the week, David and Vikki, are an English couple whose long love-affair with French food and culture finally led them to renovating the old Gascon auberge in which you will be staying.

Cooking in Gascony Pricing & Tour Dates

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2019 Pricing:

5-night Program
US$1745 per person based on double occupancy
  • Add US$150 for single occupancy (use of a double room by 1 person)
  • Subtract US$775 per non-cooking companion

30% deposit due to confirm booking.
Balance payment due 60 days prior to tour start date. Questions? Please contact us!

Special Fish & Crustaceans Week Pricing:
June 16-21, 2019

5-night Program
US$1850 per person based on double occupancy
  • Add US$200 for single occupancy (use of a double room by 1 person)
  • Subtract US$775 per non-cooking companion

30% deposit due to confirm booking.
Balance payment due 60 days prior to tour start date. Questions? Please contact us!


Tour Dates

Available the following weeks for a maximum 8 participants.

2019
April 21-26
May 5-10
May 12-18
May 26-31
June 2-7
June 16-21 (Special Fish & Crustaceans Week) – SOLD OUT
June 30-July 5
July 21-26
July 28-August 2
August 18-23
September 1-6
September 15-20
September 22-27
October 13-18
October 20-25

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2019 Pricing:

3-night Program
US$1005 per person based on double occupancy
  • Add US$90 for single occupancy (use of a double room by 1 person)
  • Subtract US$380 per non-cooking companion

30% deposit due to confirm booking.
Balance payment due 60 days prior to tour start date. Questions? Please contact us!


Tour Dates

Available the following dates.

2019
April 21-24
May 5-8
May 12-15
May 26-29
June 2-5
June 30-July 3
July 21-24
July 28-31
August 18-21
September 1-4
September 15-18
September 22-25
October 13-15
October 20-23