#1 Classic Gascony

6 Days of Creative Hands-On Cooking

Kate opens her Kitchens at Camont for cooking intensive weeks of hands-on classes, market excursions, gourmet shopping, special 'School Lunches' at Camont, and a celebratory lunch out at our favorite 1-star Michelin restaurant. This 5-day cooking retreat is a foodie's dream exploration of the Cooking of Southwest France with cook, author of Cassoulet: A French Obsession, and expert teacher Kate Hill at her home and school at Camont. Guests stay in nearby accommodation that we can help arrange- from village hotel to chateau to country home.

In Gascony we love all things duck- from foie gras to confit de canard and paté. Local farm and seasonal market produce form the foundation of learning, practicing, and experiencing as Kate shares her Gascon 'mother sauces', classic cooking techniques, and a few French pastry basics and regional specialties. Learn about living in the Gascon Slow Lane as Kate introduces you to her favorite artisans and artists for some fun shopping, exploring, and touring. Make new friends, learn new tricks, and experience Gascony to create your own French memories. 




INCLUDES five days of:

  • Daily Cooking classes with Kate Hill

  • Five lunches with wine including one-star Michelin restaurant

  • Welcome Dinner

  • Farmers Market excursions and guide for shopping, dining, and armagnac tasting in the area.

  • Recipe booklet, apron and Not Poterie cassole

Dates & rates

Booking 2019: Sept 24-28, Oct 15-19

Booking 2020: May 26-31, June 23-28, Sept. 29-Oct. 4.  

Classes are small and limited to 6-8 participants. Program dates start from Day 1 Welcome Supper to Day 6 Lunch.

3950€ per person

Includes: all hands-on classes for five days (9:30-5:00), all culinary materials, recipe booklet, Camont gift market basket, French professional apron, all lunches including Michelin one-star restaurant, Welcome Supper, and accompanying wines.

Does not include: accommodation*, evening meals, local transportation, personal expenses, travel insurance.

*We can arrange all that for you for an all inclusive fee- lodging & local transportation.

We're happy to arrange pickup from Toulouse, Bordeaux airports or Agen train station or airport with a local English-speaking taxi service. Enquire for rates and details or any travel questions you might have.