cooking in the cuisine

5 nights/ 6 days

July 13th to July 18th 2019

It's all about cooking with love together in the Château's kitchens, using recipes both old and new to create sweet and savoury French fare. But of course, the sweetest and best creations of all will be the love and laughter that we will share in...



Saturday | Arrival and Welcome

  • Let's meet at the Capitole Square in Toulouse at 10am

  • Then we will have a short historical tour of the city

  • Afterward, it's off to the Château we go!

  • Welcome lunch and aperitifs upon arrival

  • A historical tour of the Château

  • Dinner together 


Sunday | Getting to know the Château and her Surroundings

  • Petit-déjeuner at your leisure

  • Stroll to the Sunday morning markets in the nearby village of Les Cabannes to collect some more ingredients for later in the day

  • Morning tea in the village  to celebrate Bastille Day

  • Followed by lunch at the Château

  • Cooking classes commence in the afternoon with classical French dishes, particularly those that are regional to the Ariège

  • Bastille Day inspired dinner paired with local wines to be held on the Château's front terrace

Monday | All Things French!

  • Petit-déjeuner 

  • Depart at 9am to visit the markets and antique stores in the Medieval village of Mirepoix

  • Lunch at Relais de Mirepoix

  • An afternoon lesson in creating French desserts

  • High tea in Le Salon de Printemps

  • Dinner together

Tuesday | A Day of Leisure and Activities

  • Petit-déjeuner at your leisure

  • Relax in the morning - with a book, by the pool... Or, you may like to pick some wildflowers from the prairie or play some tennis on the Château court

  • Let's go down in the woods today picnic lunch in the Château parc

  • Then, enjoy an afternoon of activities! Horse-riding around the Château and local villages, canoeing or kayaking down the Ariège river, or an a guided hike to the crystal clear lakes hidden deep in the mountains just above the Château... It is as you wish...

  • Guided aperitif tasting in the late afternoon

  • Visit to and enjoy dinner at another local Château


Wednesday | Caves and Cooking

  • Petit-déjeuner at your leisure

  • Morning lesson in French pastry-making

  • Guided visit to the prehistoric cave of Niaux - the local area is known world-wide for its Mesolithic rock-art

  • Picnic in the mountains

  • Afternoon lesson in traditional French cuisine 

  • Followed by a candlelit dinner


Thursday | Au Revoir Mes Amis

  • Petit-déjeuner at your leisure

  • Farewell and return to Toulouse at 1pm


Your bedroom will be furnished with finds from local brocantes and decorated with freshly picked flowers from the Château gardens...

2019 Dates:

July experience -  July 13th to July 18th

Cost - €2,950 per person


This includes:

  • daily breakfast, lunch and dinner prepared by international and local chefs at the Château and all dining throughout the region, 

  • unlimited beverages - house wine, house spirits (the drinking kind!), house beer and other various non-alcoholic drinks,

  • dual occupancy accommodation and shared bathroom facilities,

  • all organised activities,

  • use of the Château's facilities including tennis court, pool, bicycles and wifi in selected areas,

  • complimentary laundry facilities for your own use,

  • transfers to and from Toulouse. 

Excludes your flights to and from Toulouse, personal spending money and personal insurance. 

To book into the Experience a 25% non-refundable deposit is required. The balance is required at least 30 days before your Experience. To view the Terms and Conditions of the Experience please click here.



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