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Established in 1997, Chateaux Painting Holidays provides 8-day residential art / painting courses in the stunning countryside of South West France. We give a warm welcome to painters of all levels of experience, from absolute beginners to those looking for an advanced level painting course. Courses feature easy-to-understand tuition that ensures you make real progress. Come & enjoy 8 days of creativity that will stimulate & help you with your own personal creative discoveries. We also offer 1-day painting programs.


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Pauline Fraisse Art & Culture, Paris
Courses / Programs
Are you searching for an interesting, alternative, and artistic thing to do in Paris with your friend, spouse, family or on your own?

If so, you might be very interested in the classes and workshops of Pauline Fraisse, an established French artist who provides drawing and painting lessons in Paris.

Available in summer and year-round, we offer our fun and educational art classes and workshops to adults, artists, art students and children from all over the world.

Taught in English and French, they are suitable for beginner to advanced levels, and can be customized to meet your needs.

Our art lessons give you an opportunity to see Paris through a different lens, and to discover places full of beauty and culture that might go unnoticed by those simply following a guide book, or taking a standard tour.

Our art studio is conveniently situated in the 11th arrondissement of Paris, a trendy and artistic neighborhood on the Right Bank (North Side) of the River Seine.

Easily accessible by public transport, our studio is close to the metro stations Parmentier (Métro Line 3), Goncourt (Line 11) and Oberkampf (serving Line 5 and Line 9). 

Some of our art classes are held at the studio. However, most are outdoor workshops which take place in various areas of this vibrant city.

Student Testimonial:
"Pauline is lovely and fresh and efficient. I learnt so much from her, in such a short time, and in such a fun and interesting way. I felt inspired for weeks in a row by what I learnt from her."
- Anna
Art Classes / Workshops:
For beginners to advanced level

- 4-hour workshops in Paris, throughout the year
- 3-hour workshops in-class & throughout Paris
- Private classes at the Louvre (unavailable in July & August)
- Regular 1-day "Drawing and Writing around Paris" workshops
- Corporate / Team Building workshops
- Private classes / Customized lessons for adults, professional artists, art students, families..
- Customized Classes for groups of 1-3 children
- Painting day-trips in Giverny (home of Claude Monet in northern France)
Ducasse Education
Courses / Programs
• Are you searching for pastry chef training in Paris? Ducasse Education is a leading culinary and pastry arts school in France, run by the legendary, award-winning chef Alain Ducasse.

• Located in Argenteuil, near Paris, we provide intensive pastry chef training programs for international students, French students, practicing cooks, and professional chefs seeking to improve their pastry skills to enhance their career opportunities or as an enjoyable hobby.

• Combining theory with plenty of hands-on training, our Bachelor in Pastry Arts is taught in English or French by top-level instructors. Our shorter Pastry programs (2-7 months) are taught entirely in English.

• Our cooking courses cover not only the essential functional culinary skills, but also in-depth knowledge of a range of specialized topics.

• In addition to our Argenteuil school, we also have a training center in Yssingeaux, in the Haute-Loire department in south-central France.

Student Testimonial:

"The small class size allowed for close interaction with chef instructors. We used the best products, and made interesting recipes. I found each day to be a unique and rewarding challenge"
- Christian, USA, Practicing Chef
Bachelor Degree in French Pastry Arts:
• 3-year degree program (taught in English or French). Includes two 5-month internships.

French Pastry Arts Diploma / Superior Diploma Program:
• 5-months training & 2-month internship (taught in English)

French Chocolate & Confectionery Arts:
• 2-months training & 1-month internship (taught in English)

French Bakery Arts Program:
• 2-months training & a 1-month optional internship (taught in English)

French Pastry Campus (Summer & Spring)
• 2-months training & a 1-month optional internship (taught in English)
Gastronomicom International Culinary Academy
Courses / Programs
Gastronomicom International Culinary Academy is a leading culinary institute with a state-of-the-art school in the South of France, and offers a range of culinary arts certificate & diploma programs to international students from around the world.

Our culinary programs are taught in English at a one star Michelin Level. 

Located in Agde, a lively town in a beautiful Mediterranean seaside area in the Languedoc-Roussillon region, our courses include cooking and pastry hands-on classes, practical work experience (internships) and French language courses.

Students receive a French Gourmet Certificate or Diploma on completion of their program.

Our ultimate goal is that our students improve both their skills and knowledge of the food, beverage and gastronomy of the region and France, and the French language, but will also enjoy visiting the region, with its historic cities, varying and beautiful landscapes, and the most productive wine region in the world.

All of our teachers boast years of experience at prestigious, high-end Gastronomic Hotel-Restaurants.

Former students have come from the U.S., Canada, France, UK, Holland, Germany, Spain, Norway & many more. Gastronomicom International Culinary Academy also has a school in Miami, Florida.

Testimonial:
"Since I went to France over 3 years ago...I have accomplished everything I expected from myself. Thank you for opening the school and giving me the opportunity to learn and embrace the south of France in such a fun way!"
- Daniela
Culinary Programs - Taught in English

1-Month Gourmet Certificate Programs

• Pastry & Cooking

8-week or 12-week Gastronomic Certificate Programs
• French Pastry
• French Cooking

Combined with intensive French language lessons

Full Programs
• 12-week Gastronomic Program plus 4-month internship in a French hotel/restaurant

Cooking Diploma Courses:
• 1-Year Diploma Programs (includes 3-months pastry, 3-months cooking & 6-months internship)
• 2-Year Diploma in Gastronomic Food and Beverage Management
Gastro Academy at the French House Party, Carcassonne
Courses / Programs
• The Gastro Academy at The French House Party is a high-calibre residential French cookery school near the beautiful and historic city of Carcassonne, in the Languedoc-Roussillon area of South West France.

• Carcassonne is only 50 miles from Toulouse which has an international airport. Ryanair also fly directly to Carcassonne from the UK, Ireland, Belgium, and Paris Beauvais international airport. 

• Gastro Academy provides all-inclusive cooking holidays for individuals and groups from around the world.

• Cookery classes, taught in English and French, are suitable for anyone passionate about food (from beginners to experienced cooks).

• Our culinary vacations combine superb accommodation, top-quality food, and award-winning Michelin-star French chefs as course tutors.

• We offer scheduled French cooking vacations through Spring, Summer and Autumn, and also tailor-make cookery holidays for groups of 6 or more food & wine enthusiasts, culinary students, hospitality professionals and seniors.

• Recommended in the book “The 100 Best Worldwide Vacations to Enrich Your Life”, French House Party offers superior residential learning courses at an 8-bedroomed house with swimming pool, tennis court and boules pitch.

Testimonial:
"Twenty-one hours of French cooking lessons over the course of six days, given by two famous French chefs and voila: I am confident in having mastered the art of French cooking."
- Charlene Peters, examiner.com
Residential Cooking Courses:

 Cuisine in Brief:
3-day course offered at different times during Summer and Autumn 2018.

 Gourmet Explorer:
6-day course offered at different times during Summer and Autumn 2018.

 Advanced Gourmet Explorer:
Unique 7-day break offered in Autumn.

• Just Desserts – Chocolate & Patisserie:
3-day dessert cooking course.

• Cancer-Kicking Cookery Course:
4-day all-inclusive residential cookery course.
Garden Design Academy
Courses / Programs
The Garden Design Academy, located in the Loire Valley region of Central France, is run by award-winning English garden designers Colin and Marie-Chantal Elliott. They are specialist tutors offering English language residential tuition in garden design and CAD technologies. We also offer over 60 distance learning courses.

Drawing on over 30 years of experience in horticulture, gardening, garden design and landscaping, the Academy provides a wide range of courses in these subjects by distance learning and a number of residential courses based in France's Loire Valley.

By teaming up with horicultural education experts around the world they have put together a range of courses from those suitable for the keen amateur gardener, through a range of professional developement training up to Masters level.

The Garden Design Academy is proud to offer the full range of qualifications from the UK's Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) and is the only establishment on mainland Europe to do so.

Their site in this central location gives residential students easy access by plane, train and car from all over Europe. Visits are arranged to the famous chateaux and gardens of the Loire Valley nearby.
Residential courses:
- CAD for Garden Designers (professional)
- Design your own Garden (amateur)

Distance learning, including:
- RHS Horticulture levels 2 & 3
- Master of Horticulture (RHS)
- CAD for Garden Designers
- Certificate & Diploma in Garden Design
- Certificates in Horticulture - cut flowers, herbs, organic,
- Horticulture
- Garden History
- Landscaping
- Permaculture Systems
- Plantsmanship
- Viticulture
MJM Graphic Design
Courses / Programs
Founded in 1979, MJM Graphic Design provides a wide range of 3-year arts and design courses to students from around the globe.

MJM has schools in Paris (10th Arrondissement), Rennes, Strasbourg and Nantes.

Over the years, the initial conviction has only become stronger and today, MJM Graphic Design enjoys a solid and prestigious reputation of excellence,

Today, former students of our schools officiate within the creative departments of leading designer brands, as members of the 3D animation teams for Shrek or a Monster in Paris, they invent new designs for leading international brands, remodel the most beautiful interiors and give oomph to advertising campaigns.
3-Year Arts & Design Courses:

- 3D Production
- Fashion Design / Pattern Making
- Infographics
- Interior Architecture
- Interior Design
- Motion Design
- Photography
- Product Design
- Video Editing / Special Effects
- Visual Communication
- Visual Merchandising
- Web Design

All courses are taught by active professionals and lecturers (acclaimed designers, applied artists, and more)