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Cookery Courses 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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Photo of Cookery Courses in Loire Valley, FranceCookery courses can be individually tailored for groups of 6 to 8 guests. We also offer customized cooking classes for corporate businesses; for example, "Team Building in the Kitchen".

5 Day Gourmet Cookery Course:
You'll arrive on Saturday, mid afternoon. After some time settling in to your room, the course begins with an introductory talk to discuss the structure and goals of the program. Later in the evening, after complimentary champagne, you'll enjoy a 6-course gourmet dinner that illustrates the cooking style you'll be studying during your cookery course, with explanations by your chef hosts. It's also a wonderful opportunity to relax and get to know your fellow guests.

Each day after breakfast, there will be both demonstrations and hands-on classes, ranging from basic knife skills to homemade Italian bread's and even caramelised sugar baskets. This is followed by preparation of the evening meal, with gourmet dishes such as Apple & goats cheese croustade with a roquette & walnut salad or Collops of monkfish glazed with a herb, mustard & brioche crust, served with saffron tagliatelli and a white wine, mussel and dill sauce.

After a light lunch, you'll get to enjoy some of the local culture with visits to a 19th century windmill producing buckwheat flour in the traditional method, and a local fromagérie, with demonstration of cheese making. Then back to Walnut Grove for more hands-on fun in the kitchen, as you put the finishing touches on dinner. It's then time to sit down and revel in the stunning food you've learned to prepare.

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Address: Le Hunaudiere 53400, Livre la Touche, Mayenne, France
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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)
Marbella Design Academy
Courses / Programs
• Calling students from France and internationally! Founded in 1995, Marbella Design Academy is a leading international design school in Spain, state-recognised by the Ministry of Education.

• Our students can choose between 3-year academic studies, a 3-month foundation course, and short intensive summer courses in a range of creative arts and design subjects, taught entirely in English.

• We offer 3-year Bachelor of Arts - BA (Hons) degree programmes in Interior Architecture, Graphic Design & Fashion Design, awarded by the University of Bedfordshire, UK (These BA degree titles are state-recognised in the UK).

• Students can avail of Free Spanish classes during the academic year.

• Our school is located in a stunning purpose-built facility in Monda, only 15km from Marbella on the Costa del Sol in the South of Spain.

• The building has been approved by the Ministry of Education as living up to all the latest demands and facilities required for a modern design school.

• Graduates have a near 100% employment rate. Many companies contact our college with job offers for our students.

"Marbella Design Academy is more than a place of education, it is an all-round experience."
- Graphic Design Student, Lana from Spain / UK
3-Year BA Design Courses - with BA (Honours) Degree awarded by the University of Bedfordshire, UK

• Interior Architecture & Design
• Graphic Design & Media
• Fashion Design & Manufacture

3-Month Intensive Foundation Course:
Starting in June & September.

- Graduates can qualify for the 3-year Design Programmes

Summer Courses 2018 (2-5 weeks)
• Fashion Design
• Interior Decoration
• 3D Studio MAX
• 3D Printing
• InDesign
• AutoCad
• Illustrator
• Photoshop
• Photography
• Screen Printing
• Videography + Premier PRO
Le Manoir de Gurson
Courses / Programs
Experience a stunning week-long creative art / writing holiday in the beautiful south-west French countryside!

Situated in Beaulieu, just 1 hour east of Bordeaux, Le Manoir de Gurson provides 1-week 'Writing and Art courses' suitable for the complete beginner, improver or more experienced artist, covering a wide range of subjects and media.

Taught by experienced Isle of Wight artist Murray Ince, the course includes 7 nights' accommodation, breakfast, lunch and evening meals, all tuition, and day trips.
Writing & Art Vacation Courses in SW France:
- Duration: 1-week

- Suitable for the complete beginner, improver or more experienced artist,

- Covers a wide range of subjects and media

- Fees include 7 nights' accommodation, all meals, course tuition, and day trips.
IFA Paris Fashion School
Courses / Programs
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.

IFA Paris opened our school in Shanghai, China in 2002, and students on our Bachelor in Fashion Design & Technology degree program are strongly encouraged to study abroad in Shanghai for part of their course. Students on our Bachelor in Fashion Marketing degree spend 10 academic weeks in Shanghai during their second year.

In addition, students can attend POLIMODA which is the top fashion design and marketing school in Italy, as part of the MBA / Masters Program in Luxury Brand Management and as part of the MBA / Masters Program in Fashion Business.

Scholarship Programs:
In 2014, IFA Paris will offer 9 scholarships at postgraduate level and 5 scholarships at undergraduate level for programs in our Paris and Shanghai schools. Contact us today for further information on how to apply for this exceptional opportunity.
-Bachelor Degree in Fashion Design & Technology: 3 yrs

-Bachelor Degree in Fashion Marketing: 3 yrs in Paris incl semester in Shanghai

-Postgraduate Certificate in Contemporary Fashion Design: 1 yr

1-Year MBA Programs
-MBA in Fashion Business: 40 wks in Paris or 30 wks in Paris/10 wks in Shanghai

-MBA in Luxury Brand Mgmt: 30 wks in Paris/10 wks in Shanghai

-MBA in Global Fashion Media

-MBA in Cosmetics, Beauty & Fragrances

-MBA/Masters in Luxury Brands Mgmt/Fashion Business in collaboration with Polimoda
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.
Ducasse Education, Paris
Courses / Programs
• Discover the world of culinary arts with renowned chefs! Situated in Argenteuil near Paris, Ducasse Education is a leading culinary and pastry school, established by the world-famous chef Alain Ducasse.

• Ducasse Education provides intensive year-round and summer programs for French students, international students, beginner chefs, practicing cooks and continuing education for professional chefs.

• Taught in English or French, the intensive programs combine theory with a high rate of hands-on practice. In our professional culinary programs, students have the opportunity to take part in an internship in a French restaurant selected by Ducasse Education.

• Our programs cover all of the essential functional culinary skills. In addition, they provide in-depth knowledge of products, seasonal availability, nutritional value, preparation methods, health & safety aspects, and applicable technologies.

• Ducasse Education was founded by Alain Ducasse - the legendary award-winning chef, whose restaurants had a combined total of 21 Michelin stars in 2014.

• Culinary students and chefs have benefited from the highest level of instruction at Ducasse Education.

• 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
Professional Culinary Arts Programs:

• Culinary Arts Diploma: 5-month skills-building + 3-month internship (taught in English & French)

• Superior Culinary Arts Diploma: 3-month skills-building + 3-month internship (taught in English)

• Bachelor Degree in Culinary Arts: 3-year program (in English & French, with two 5-month internships)

Pastry Arts Programs:
• Bachelor Degree in French Pastry Arts (3 years)
• Pastry Arts / Superior Pastry Arts Program
• French Chocolate & Confectionery Arts
• French Bakery Arts
• French Pastry Campus (Summer & Spring)