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 AprilGourmet Weekend3 Sold out
17th AprilGourmet Weekend3 Sold out
24th April5 Day Vegetarian Course5 Sold out
8th MayGourmet Weekend3  Sold out
22nd MayGourmet Weekend3 1 room left
19th JuneGourmet Weekend3 
26th JuneGourmet Weekend3 2 rooms left
3rd July5 Night Gourmet Lifestyle 5 1 room left
10th JulyGourmet Lifestyle Weekend available soon
17th JulyTBA available soon
18th Sept TBA available soon 3 
25th SeptGourmet Weekend 3
9th OctGourmet Weekend3 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

Gourmet Weekends & Cookery Courses 2022

Saturday Arrival2022 CoursesNo. of nights Rooms available
5th MarchGourmet Weekend 3 
19th March Gourmet Weekend3  Sold out
26th March Gourmet Weekend Vegetarian 3 
2nd AprilGourmet Weekend 3 Sold out
16th April Gourmet Weekend 3 Sold out
23rd April 5 Day Vegetarian Cooker Course31 room left
7th MayEasy Dinner Parties Course 5 1 room left
28th May Gourmet Weekend3
11th JuneGourmet Weekend3  Sold out
18th JuneGourmet Weekend3  Sold out
25th June Gourmet Lifestyle Weekend available soon 3
2nd JulyGourmet Lifestyle Weekend available soon 3
9th JulyTBA available soon 3
16th JulyTBA available soon 3
23rd JulyTBA available soon 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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