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Image of Le Gargantua, Gascony Le Gargantua, Gascony:
Are you searching for a cooking holiday in France? Located in the beautiful region of Gascony in south west France, Le Gargantua provides hands-on French cooking classes and patisserie classes taught in English to students from around the world. Located just 1 hour drive south east of Bordeaux and 1.5 hours north west of Toulouse, our courses allow to combine learning traditional French culinary skills with an enjoyable holiday. All our cooking holidays are full board, and you will be accommodated in our guest house, Le Gargantua, for the duration of your course.

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French Cuisine & French Pastry Courses:
Courses take place between February and November.

Patisserie Courses:
- Half-day Patisserie Courses
- 1-day Patisserie Courses
- 3-night Residential Patisserie Courses
- 5-night Residential Patisserie Courses

Seasonal Cooking Course Holidays:
- Spring; Summer; Autumn; Winter

Fat Duck Course:

- 3-night Residential Course

Cooking Events:
- 3-night Residential Fish Cooking Course

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Address: Anzex, 47700, Bordeaux, France
Some interested visitors submitting program inquiries to our school up to 2019-03-03 were from:

Israel;   UK & England;   Doha, Qatar;   Gibraltar, Gibraltar;   Kent, UK & England;   Paramus, NJ, USA;   Toulouse, France;   Singapore;   Woodbridge CT, USA;   Seward, USA;   and more.
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