Our residential Cookery School breaks start in late October through until June and are 5 night all inclusive breaks. Our Gourmet Breaks are shorter, long weekends,  and a snapshot of the area we live in. 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.

Please sign up to our newsletter to get advanced notice our 5 day residential cookery school dates HERE.

For News about our new Vegetarian cookery courses please sign up HERE

For local residents who wish to attend day courses sign up HERE


Saturday Arrival2021 CoursesNo. of nights Rooms available
27th MarchEasy Dinner Parties Course5 3
10th AprilGourmet Weekend3 Sold out
17th AprilGourmet Weekend3 Sold out
24th April5 Day Vegetarian Course5 1
8th MayGourmet Weekend3 1
22nd MayEasy Dinner Parties Course5 1
12th JuneEasy Dinner Parties5 Sold out
19th JuneWeekend Vegetarian Course3 Sold out
26th JuneGourmet Weekend3 Sold out
3rd July5 Night Gourmet Lifestyle couples only5 1
18th SeptWine Weekend3 Sold out
9th OctGourmet Weekend3 2
16th OctGourmet Weekend Scallop Season Starts3 3
23rd OctEasy Dinner Parties Seafood Course5 3

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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