The French House Party, Carcassonne:
Are you searching for a residential cooking holiday in France? Located near the beautiful medieval city of Carcassonne in South West France, Gastro Academy at the French House Party provides top-quality French cooking courses with exceptional Michelin star chefs to adults from around the world. Suitable for both beginners who are passionate about food and experienced cooks, instruction is in English and French. We welcome individuals, couples and groups for our scheduled courses which are held in summer, autumn and spring. We can also organise tailor-made cookery holidays throughout the year for groups of 6 or more food & wine enthusiasts, hospitality professionals, culinary students, and seniors. Email: Contact us below ( or request a callback ).Why Choose Gastro Academy at the French House Party?
Recommended in the National Geographic book “The 100 Best Worldwide Vacations to Enrich Your Life”,
the French House Party provides unique, all-inclusive experience holidays.
Our 8-bedroom house is a 300-year-old stone barn which has been uniquely converted in Art Deco style, and is situated in one of the most beautiful and tranquil regions of southern France.
In a rural setting and enjoying incredible views of the Pyrenees, it has a tennis court, a pool, and large, open living spaces.
Located just 50 miles from Toulouse with its international airport, Carcassonne is approximately 390 miles from Paris. Ryanair fly directly to Carcassonne from Paris Beauvais international airport, the UK, Ireland, and Belgium.
‘We chopped, braised, stirred, blended and peeled but, most of all, learnt loads in a few days. If you’ve ever been to a house party, this one will top the lot...The French House Party is an exceedingly well-run company...the attention to detail is simply superb’.
- Hilary Scott, Reading Post
Residential Cooking Courses in Carcassonne:
• Cuisine in Brief:
3-day course offered at different times during Summer and Autumn 2018. Intensive seasonally- themed breaks with 10-11 hours of instruction. This is a mini-option at a price which makes it a perfect gift, or for corporate reward or incentive breaks.
• Gourmet Explorer:
5-night/6-day course offered at different times during Summer and Autumn 2018. Polish your creative culinary skills with at least 17 hours of instruction!
• Advanced Gourmet Explorer:
Unique 7-day break offered in Autumn. Aimed at chefs seeking a higher degree of French culinary skill, or proficient/ professional cooks, this course comprises intensive instruction and hands-on-sessions with our chefs, plus an additional afternoon spent under a chef’s supervision, when clients will be able to take their own “free-style” French House Chefs’ Challenge.
• Cancer-Kicking Cookery Course:
4-day, all-inclusive residential cookery course taught by Jenny Phillips, a nutritionist and cancer survivor who has written a book called Eat to Outsmart Cancer. Suitable for beginners to experienced cooks, these course provides pioneering cooking lessons for health-conscious food-lovers.
• Just Desserts – Chocolate & Patisserie:
3-day dessert cooking course where participants learn about pâtisserie, cakes, puddings and chocolate mastery.