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Top 5 luxury cookery vacations in France

The country that gave us champagne and camembert is justly famous for its cooking vacations. We’ve travelled across France from Bordeaux to Provence to curate a luxury range of cookery vacations guaranteed to delight your senses.

Discover a taste of France with our top 5 luxury cooking vacations:

Cookery-holiday-Provence-Michelin-Star 1. Luxury cooking with a Michelin Star Chef in Provence

On this 6 day/5 night cookery vacation you will stay in a beautiful luxury hotel with spa and will be introduced to Provencal ingredients and cooking techniques by a Michelin star chef. Enjoy cooking lessons in a carefully renovated 4 star 19th century house and visit local vineyards, honeybee farms, olive groves and cheese farms on four culinary excursions. Discover the secrets of French cuisine and relax in the spa. A cookery vacation doesn’t get better than this.

Cheryl says it’s ‘over the top wonderful’ – read her review here…

Cookery holiday Bordeaux 2. Cook and taste wine in a Chateau in Bordeaux

Explore the world of Bordeaux wine and explore French culture on this 7 day/6 night vacation which includes cooking lessons, local excursions, accommodation in a breathtaking 19th century chateau in the middle of a 7 acre park and more. Offering a fully equipped professional kitchen, dining room and traditional bread oven, you’ll find everything you need for your French cooking vacation and the added bonus is your cook Suzanne also used to run a vineyard so her wine tasting tuition is second to none.

cooking holiday in Toulouse3. Hot tub, Gascon wines and French cooking at its best in Gascony, SW France

Stay in a beautifully restored French farmhouse for 6 days/5 nights set in the peaceful village of Gramont surrounded by breathtaking views over the Gascon countryside. The village is tranquil and just the perfect backdrop for learning to cook such delights as foie gras, ballotine of chicken, three pepper soup, tart tatin and more. And you don’t just cook with one Chef, you have the brilliance of two Chefs to guide you during the week. The wine is free flowing, the excursions amazing and you’ll have more laughs than you thought possible.

Cookery And Wine Tasting Weekend La Rochelle, France - cooking class 4. Head to the coast for a slice of the French coast in La Rochelle

This 3 night cookery vacation takes place in the pretty coastal town of La Rochelle, where you will stay in a luxurious 4 star hotel, just a minute walk away from the cookery school. Here you will learn all culinary secrets from a professional French chef during 3 cooking lessons and a delectable wine tasting lesson. During your free time, explore this unspoilt area of France, go swimming in the pool or just relax in the lovely gardens or by the fireplace.

cooking holiday Loire-Valley5. Gourmet cookery in the Loire Valley

Learn how to prepare and present gourmet food during your 5 night / 6 day luxury stay in a 18th century French farmhouse set in a walnut grove in the Chateaux country. This gourmet cookery vacation is a true culinary extravaganza that guarantees you good food, free flowing wine and great company. The area is very rural and dotted with fairy tale like castles along the UNESCO recognised Loire river and is just picture-perfect.

If our top 5 cooking vacations whetted your appetite for more, then check out our website for more cookery vacation ideas.

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