French Connections
Gourmet Dining and Cookery

French cuisine is, of course, famous throughout the world and many cooking terms and techniques have their origin in its traditions. Everyone can appreciate good food by eating out in France, whether it’s at a simple neighbourhood auberge or a chic, sophisticated Michelin-starred establishment.

Eating Out in the Fabulous Restaurants of France

Some of our beautiful holiday homes are set in areas of France that not only boast stunning landscapes but are also centres for French cuisine. Take a gourmet break and dine out at a different top restaurant every day, each one with its own unique style and reputation. You’ll learn more about classic French food and what distinguishes a Michelin-starred chef, develop your taste buds and your knowledge of a gastronomic menu. The ideal weekend break or full-length holiday for bon viveurs.

Gourmet restaurants are often in or close to great wine-growing areas. Your gourmet dining themed holiday can also give you valuable insights into the perfect wine to accompany each dish. An unforgettable experience and impressive knowledge for your next dinner party at home!

Learn to Cook Traditional French Cuisine in Beautiful Surroundings

But France isn't only famous for restaurants and fine dining, and if you prefer to be hands on and active on your holidays you can go a step further by actually learning French cooking from experts while staying in one of our beautiful chateaux, farmhouses or gîtes to let. Cookery gourmet courses combine tutorials with “hands on” practical skills. Courses can be created for groups as well as individuals, both professional and amateur.

And a cookery holiday or short break in France doesn't mean being tied to a hot stove! Balance your tuition with tours to discover countryside, history, village fetes and the French way of life. An essential place to explore is the local market, with all its sights, sounds, smells and gourmet shopping opportunities to help you create the perfect dining experience. Bring home a useful and impressive skill to delight both yourself and your friends and family.

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