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Cooking School in Toulouse area, South of France

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Image of The French House Party, Carcassonne The French House Party, Carcassonne:
Gastro Academy at the French House Party is a high-calibre cookery school in the Carcassonne area of south-west France. We provide residential, all-inclusive French cooking courses to individuals and groups from around the world.

Taught in English and French to students of all levels (total beginner to professional cooks), our culinary vacations combine top-quality food, award-winning Michelin-star French chefs as course tutors, and superb accommodation to give you an unforgettable experience!

We are recommended in the book “The 100 Best Worldwide Vacations to Enrich Your Life”.

Dating back to the 7th Century, the medieval castle stronghold city of Carcassonne is located in the Languedoc-Roussillon area, which has a rich artistic, literary, culinary and historic heritage.

It is only 50 miles from Toulouse with its international airport and approximately 390 miles from Paris. Ryanair also fly directly to Carcassone from the UK, Ireland, Belgium, and Paris Beauvais international airport.

Location and Facilities:


Our cookery school is housed in a 300-year-old stone barn that has been uniquely converted in Art Deco style, with large, open living spaces within the house – and a raised dais – making it ideal for performance or team training events.

It is situated amid sunflower fields in a peaceful rural area on the outskirts of the World Heritage site of Carcassonne.

There are several terraces, a large private pool with a barbecue area for al fresco dining, an all-weather tennis court, a covered table-tennis area and a petanque (boules) pitch.

We have an indoor games room with pool-table and a classic 1950s juke box. There is also a digital grand piano.

Bicycles are available for anyone inclined towards a gentle pedal along the shady towpaths of the nearby Canal du Midi.

School / Office Address: Carcassonne
South West France
Email: Contact Us


Some interested visitors submitting program inquiries to our school up to 2024-03-10 were from:

Oakthorpe, UK / GB; Bewdley, UK / GB; Ann Arbor, USA; Toulouse; oxford, UK / GB; Belgium; USA; Santa Monica, CA, USA; Santa Monica, USA; and more.