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French Pastry & Cooking Classes in South West France

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Located in Lot-et-Garonne, Aquitaine in the Gascony region, just 1.5 hours north west of Toulouse and 1 hour drive south east of Bordeaux, Le Gargantua provides hands-on cooking classes and patisserie classes taught in English to students from around the world. Courses take place between February and November.

All our cooking holidays are full board, and you will be accommodated in our guest house, Le Gargantua, for the duration of your course.

Surrounded by glorious sunflower fields, our guesthouse is located in the tiny village of Anzex, just a couple of minutes drive from the pine forest of the Landes de Gascogne, and 10 minutes away from the pretty market town of Casteljaloux.

Known as "the Garden of France", the landscape of Lot-et-Garonne is quite unspoilt, with wildlife and nature preserved and thriving agriculture. Enjoying a very pleasant climate, mostly dry and sunny, the surrounding colours are the ones of wheat and sunflower fields, vineyards, and the deep green of the pine forest of the Landes de Gascogne.


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

Paramus, NJ, USA;   Seward, USA;   Israel;   Kent, UK & England;   Miami, Florida, USA;   Netherlands;   UK & England;   Singapore;   Doha, Qatar;   Toulouse, France;   and more.
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