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Cooking School in Loire Valley, France

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Walnut Grove:
Walnut Grove, located in Mayenne (3 hours from Paris), north west France, is a Cooking School offering Gourmet Cuisine and Cooking Classes in the beautiful Loire Valley. Experience the reality of gourmet cooking yourself. There is only one way to learn and that is to do it! Top chefs, luxury accommodation, set in France - the home of gourmet cuisine; what more could you ask for?

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Each day, you'll experiment with new flavours and new techniques using the freshest ingredients with expert guidance. Because our courses are run with a professional yet relaxed holiday atmosphere, we believe that this is the ideal way of combining a holiday with culinary development.

Our Aim:

Photo of Cooking School in Loire Valley, FranceEnjoying cooking is all about confidence, being relaxed and understanding your ingredients. Skilfully combining flavours, textures and presentation is within all of us, our aim at the Walnut Grove is to bring these qualities out, so that you have the ability to follow your own flair and imagination.

Tutors:

Your hosts and tutors are acclaimed chefs Maynard Harvey and Benedict Haines, two modern chefs who use the freshest ingredients with an emphasis on distinct flavours and clean, meticulous presentation. Their passion and enthusiasm for cooking will stimulate your own love of food, and their expertise will help you gain confidence and perfect your cooking skills and techniques in the kitchen.

Courses / Programs:

- Learn in a supportive, relaxed & fun atmosphere
- Extensive hands-on time in the kitchen
- Learn professional style presentation skills
- Whatever your skill level enhance your existing abilities
- Individual attention guaranteed.
- Maximum ratio of four guests to one chef
- Absolutely no washing up!
- All classes are in English

Location:
Walnut Grove is ideally situated in Mayenne, north west France, with restaurants, bars and cafes within easy distance. Within a short drive you have the use of some top quality golf courses, sport facilities including canoeing and sailing at La Rincerie (10 minutes drive), or shopping at the nearby city of Laval. If you wish to venture further afield, within less than an hours drive you could explore the medieval cites of Angers, Vitré or Rennes. The closest airport is Rennes which is a 1hr drive. St Malo/Dinard is 2hrs drive, Paris is 3 to 4hrs drive. There is a fast train (TGV) that runs between Rennes and Paris, stopping at Laval train station.

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Address: Le Hunaudiere 53400, Livre la Touche, Mayenne, France
Some interested visitors submitting program inquiries to our school up to 2017-06-14 were from:

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Situated just a minute from the iconic Eiffel Tower in central Paris, France, Paris College of Art (PCA) is a private, degree-granting university offering a range of Certificate & Bachelor Degree art programs in fields that include Art History, Theory & Criticism, Communication Design, Illustration, Fashion Design, Fine Arts, and more. Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), the university also offers study abroad programs, summer courses, and university preparation programs.

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Paris College of Art is a dynamic forum for exchanging ideas, methods and professional experience. Our students and faculty combine curiosity, experimentation and enthusiasm in the pursuit of learning.
Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Degree Programs:
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- Fine Arts
- Art History
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IFA Paris Fashion School
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International Fashion Academy (IFA) Paris is a leading fashion school located in the historical garment district in the 10th arrondissement in the center of Paris, France. Established in 1982, we offer 3-year Bachelor Degrees in Fashion Design & Technology and Fashion Marketing, and a 1-year intensive postgraduate certificate course in Contemporary Fashion Design.

We also offer graduate programs in the fields of Fashion Business and Luxury Brand Management. All of our fashion programs are taught entirely in the English language.

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Scholarship Programs:
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Courses / Programs
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• Recommended in the National Geographic book “The 100 Best Worldwide Vacations to Enrich Your Life”, our residential summer courses for individuals, couples and groups include cooking, creative writing, and songwriting. Some of our scheduled cooking courses are also available in Spring and Autumn.

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• Ryanair also fly directly to Carcassonne from the UK, Ireland, Belgium, and Paris Beauvais international airport.

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
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Summer Creative Courses
• Creative Writing: 6-day courses
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Residential Courses for Groups (6+ people)

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Fondée en 1949, L’École Fleuri-Delaporte est une école de stylisme qui est localisée sur le Rue de Cîteaux dans le 12e arrondissement de Paris. L'école est une membre du Collège de Paris et est une composante de l’offre de formation de l’ESAFC, Etablissement d’Enseignement Supérieur Technique Privé – Reconnu légalement ouvert auprès de l’Académie de Paris sous le numéro 075 4777K.

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Pauline Fraisse Art & Culture
Courses / Programs
Conveniently located in Central Paris (11th Arrondissement), Pauline Fraisse Art & Culture provides a range of year-round and summer art, drawing and painting courses to students from around the world.

Courses are taught in English and French for adults, art students, part-time artists, and children from beginner to advanced levels.

Mediums include drawing with colored pens & pencil/ ink, sketching with pencil, watercolor painting, acrylic painting, mixed media & oil painting.

We teach you how to make your own "travel sketchbooks", how to illustrate stories, how to develop painting and creative skills in a fun and pleasant way.

Subjects and themes include traditional French architecture, modern architecture, modern life, real life, still life, motion, imagination.

Some classes take place at the studio, while most are outdoor workshops taking place in different areas of the city each time.
Art Classes in Paris for Adults & Children:
- For beginner to advanced level

- 4-hour workshops in Paris, throughout the year
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Updated: 2019-02-16
Updated: 2019-02-16
Ducasse Education
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• 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.

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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
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