Our residential Cookery School breaks and Gourmet Weekends start in March through until July and then October & November. Our Cookery Courses and Gourmet Breaks are Saturday arrivals.

The 5 day Cookery Courses are relaxed and informative, very hands on and the lessons are conducted around our large kitchen table or, weather permitting, out on the covered terrace. Together we prepare dishes, talk a lot, share experiences and we show you the tips of the trade. We sit down and eat together, enjoy the food, share opinions and sample the local wines and drinks. Our cookery courses are designed to demonstrate and teach how easy & relaxed entertaining is. In France many an hour is spent around the table enjoying local, fresh food, simple local wine and great company. We are not just teaching cooking; we are showing you our way of life, French life. We visit markets, wineries, chocolate factories, drink coffee in cafes and visit the beautiful Bastide towns and countryside of the Lot-et-Garonne region of South West France.

Our Gourmet Weekends are three night all inclusive breaks and a snapshot of our life in France. We eat and drink local food and wines, Visit one of Frances most beautiful markets, Visit a winery and relax.

All the itineraries are below.


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Gourmet Weekends & Cookery Courses 2021

Saturday Arrival2021 CoursesNo. of nights Rooms available
10th July –
23rd Sept
7 & 14 Night Holidays
Visit Holiday France Direct for details
25th Sept5 Day Cookery Course Easy Dinner Parties 51 room left
2nd Oct Full
9th OctGourmet Weekend 3 Sold out
16th OctGourmet Weekend Scallop season
starts so a fish and shellfish weekend
3 Sold out
23rd OctGourmet Weekend Scallop season
starts so a fish and shellfish weekend
3  1 room left

Gourmet Weekends & Cookery Courses 2022

Saturday Arrival2022 CoursesNo. of nights Rooms available
5th MarchGourmet Weekend 3  2 rooms left
19th March Gourmet Weekend3 Sold out
26th March Gourmet Weekend Fish & Shellfish 3 
2nd AprilGourmet Weekend 3Sold out
16th April Gourmet Weekend 3Sold out
23rd April 5 Day Vegetarian Cooker Course31 room left
30th April Gourmet Weekend 3Sold out
7th MayEasy Dinner Parties Course 5 1 room left
21st May Full
28th May Gourmet Weekend3 Sold out
11th JuneGourmet Weekend3  Sold out
18th JuneGourmet Weekend3  Sold out
25th June Gourmet Lifestyle Weekend3 Sold out
2nd July 5 Night Gourmet Lifestyle 5 Sold out
9th July 5 Night Gourmet Lifestyle 5 Sold out
16th July –
2nd Sept
7 & 14 Night Holidays
Visit Holiday France Direct for details
17th SeptGourmet Weekend 31 room left
24th Sept 5 Day Cookery Course Easy Dinner Parties 52 rooms left
1st OctGourmet Weekend 3
8th OctGourmet Weekend Vegetarian3 
15th OctGourmet Weekend 3 
22nd OctGourmet Weekend Fish & Shellfish3 
 29th Oct Easy Dinner Parties Course fish  

Easy Dinner Parties

Dinner Parties Seafood

Vegetarian Dinner Parties

5 Day Gourmet Lifestyle

Vegetarian Weekend

Gourmet Weekend


For locals living around the Duras area we will be organising half day and full day courses. Please sign up to our local newsletter HERE to receive information about future courses.

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