Language & Cooking

3Pont-drinks garden

French language & cooking courses

At Ecole des Trois Ponts, west of Lyon, you can immerse yourself in French language and culture, while staying in a 19th century mansion with a lovely garden.  The week-long courses are ideal for beginners and people who want to brush up their French, plus advanced courses and business courses are available for serious students.

  • Accommodation with ensuite bathrooms, tuition, all meals & wine
  • Small classes (6 max) or one-on-one tuition
  • The school is owner-operated and all tutors are native French speakers and certified instructors
  •  More than 20 years’ experience of the immersion teaching technique, which encourages everyone to speak French all the time
  • Resident chef
  • Combined language and cooking courses and, in autumn, special language & pastry and language & chocolate courses with guest chefs
  • Special classes for groups of 12-18, which can include cooking, wine tasting, market visits, language and a guest chef, patissier, chocolatier, dietician….
  • Contact us for more information.

Walnut Grove

Cooking courses

In the western Loire, near Craon, the Walnut Grove offers residential cooking courses for enthusiastic cooks and for professionals. Enjoying cooking is all about confidence, being relaxed and understanding your ingredients. Skilfully combining flavours, textures and presentation is within everyone’s ability and the aim at the Walnut Grove is to bring out these qualities.

  • Accommodation with ensuite bathrooms, all meals, tuition and excursions
  • Small classes (6-8) with two professional chefs, so individual attention is guaranteed
  • Learn professional style presentation skills in a supportive, relaxed & fun atmosphere
  • Extensive hands-on time in the kitchen
  • All classes are in English
  • Transfers from Laval train station are possible, so no vehicle is required
  • Owner-operated for that extra personal service
  • Contact us for more information.

Walnut Grove lunch