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French and Pastry and Baking Courses

French and Pastry

  • French and bakery at Ecole des 3 Ponts

  • French and Chocolate making at Ecole des 3 Ponts

  • French and bakery at Ecole des 3 Ponts

WEEK FROM €1.730

SHARED ROOM ON-SITE €1.730

You will notice that we include an option to share a room. If you are coming on your own and wish to make use of the shared room rate, we will make every effort to place you with a guest who has made a similar request. However, single room rates will apply if we are unable to pair you with another guest.

SINGLE ROOM ON-SITE €1.900

ROOM OFF-SITE €1.470

For a more economical option, you can stay with a host family in the neighborhood. This off-site accommodation is a short walk from the Villa Beaulieu (15mn on foot maximum). Breakfast is taken with the host family, while lunches and dinners are shared with other guests and instructors at the Villa Beaulieu.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

COURSES CALENDAR

BOOK YOUR STAY

2024 Prices French and Baking Courses

Amounts in brackets represent the deposit required.
ROOM TYPE PRICE
Shared Room on-site €1.730 (€150) / add €1.180 per week
Single Room on-site €1.900 (€150) / add €1.350 per week
Room off-site €1.470 (€150) / add €1.050 per week

+ Extra Activities

Extra Activities with extra cost

PETITS FOURS WORKSHOP

with our in-house Chef

Tuesday 1.30pm – 2.30pm
Wednesday 5.30pm – 6.30pm
Thursday 1.30pm – 2.30pm

GUIDED EXCURSION

with a teacher, 4 options available

Wednesday 2.00pm – 5.00pm

MASSAGE

at David Grand Spa (website)

BOOK YOUR STAY

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  • French and Baking Course at Ecole des 3 Ponts

DESCRIPTION OF THE COURSE

French and the Secrets of French Pastry

This course includes French language classes, French pastry classes, as well as Chocolate making courses.

French and the Secrets of French Pastry – a delectable combination of French pastry, chocolate creations and French language! After a morning of French language classes, we invite you to don an apron and head to the kitchen for our hands-on Pastry and Chocolate sessions.

A unique opportunity to develop your artistic side and your taste buds. Our enthusiastic, talented chef instructor, with his artistic flair and advanced technical qualifications, teaches in a relaxed setting. He leads you on a creative adventure that covers the basics of pastry and chocolate production, how to make technical improvements, and encourages you to use your imagination in the creation of a chocolate presentation.

French viennoiserie

Learn techniques and little secrets for preparing several types of brioche and choux : all you need to know about French bakery in France.

Immerse yourself in childhood memories and share the unequaled pleasure of seeing, smelling, touching and listening to the array of French viennoiserie pastries!

French brioche

The brioche, similar to the type that we eat today, was born in Normandy in the 16th century, but brioche dough was developed in medieval times. It has undergone many different forms and flavor profiles, according to the region of origin (sugar brioche, Tarte Tropézienne, gâche, Brioche Nanterre, Brioche Vendée, braided brioche, Cougnou, Pogne, Saint Genis, Brioche Chinois, etc.) and also gains its reputation from the quality of the butter used in its fabrication.

Here in Roanne, the most well-known brioche is the Praluline. https://www.chocolats-pralus.com/en/la-praluline.html

Become a brioche expert and join in the grand tradition of French pastry makers in mastering the secrets and mysteries of the butter brioche that once delighted Marie Antoinette.

The course is structured as follows

5 mornings of French Language group classes – maximum of 6 per group

PLUS

4 afternoons around French Pastry / Viennoiserie / Chocolate

Conducted in French with a discreet translation for non French speakers where you can make cakes, pastries, desserts and decoration:

MONDAY : Choux pastry

Réalisation d’un Paris-Brest infiniment praliné et de chouquettes aux perles de sucre

TUESDAY : Types of brioche

Façonnage de brioches traditionnelles et créatives : Réalisation d’une tropézienne, d’une
brioche Nanterre, et de brioches suisses aux pépites

THURSDAY : Tarte de saison and Chocolate sweets

Réalisation de tarte de saison (citron meringuée ou fraise pâtissière)

Réalisation de bonbons en chocolat (Chocolate truffles, mendiants and malakoff)

FRIDAY : Chocolate Entremet

Réalisation d’un Royal au chocolat

Travail de décors en chocolat

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The Art of Cooking School in France

Chocolate Making Course

 Indulge your chocolate cravings with instruction on how to create several chocolate desserts.

  Who has never salivated in front of a pastry shop window while surveying all the little chocolate confections? Chocolate Religieuses, Chocolate Eclairs, Opéra cakes, Black Forest cakes, Chocolate tarts….the choices are vast! Our chocolate making course is based on a strong historical background.
The universe of chocolate: this divine pleasure is reputed to have come from the Mayan civilization 2000 years ago, then the Aztecs, and was popularized worldwide after the conquest of Mexico by Christopher Columbus. It has never stopped holding our attention.
In 1615, France got a taste of chocolate at the marriage of Anne of Austria and Louis XIII in Bayonne.

The aroma and the flavor of a little piece of chocolate will instantly transport us back to our childhoods. And we have the good fortune, in Roanne, to be delighted on a daily basis by the Master Chocolatier François Pralus. A visit to his boutique is a must!

And don’t forget hot chocolate prepared and served in a porcelain or silver chocolate server. It was Louis XIV and his wife Marie-Thérèse of Austria who made chocolate consumption a habitual routine at the Court at the Château de Versailles. It was consumed hot, as a beverage, like coffee or tea.
There are still wonderful places to sip a true hot chocolate. The nearest location to the École is in Lyon, at the Grand Café des Négociants. https://www.lesnegociants.com/welcome-to-the-grand-cafe-negociants/

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Cook Travel in France (Inter. & Adv.)

French and Cooking Courses for intermediate and Advanced

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WEEK FROM €1.730

SHARED ROOM ON-SITE €1.730

You will notice that we include an option to share a room. If you are coming on your own and wish to make use of the shared room rate, we will make every effort to place you with a guest who has made a similar request. However, single room rates will apply if we are unable to pair you with another guest.

SINGLE ROOM ON-SITE €1.900

ROOM OFF-SITE €1.470

For a more economical option, you can stay with a host family in the neighborhood. This off-site accommodation is a short walk from the Villa Beaulieu (15mn on foot maximum). Breakfast is taken with the host family, while lunches and dinners are shared with other guests and instructors at the Villa Beaulieu.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

COURSES CALENDAR

BOOK YOUR STAY

2024 Prices for French and Cooking Courses (intermediate and Advanced)

Amounts in brackets represent the deposit required.
ROOM TYPE PRICE
Shared Room on-site €1.730 (€150) / add €1.180 per week
Single Room on-site €1.900 (€150) / add €1.350 per week
Room off-site €1.470 (€150) / add €1.050 per week

+ Extra Activities

Extra Activities with extra cost

PETITS FOURS WORKSHOP

with our in-house Chef

Tuesday 1.30pm – 2.30pm
Wednesday 5.30pm – 6.30pm
Thursday 1.30pm – 2.30pm

GUIDED EXCURSION

with a teacher, 4 options available

Wednesday 2.00pm – 5.00pm

MASSAGE

at David Grand Spa (website)

BOOK YOUR STAY

DESCRIPTION OF THE COURSE

Combine your interest in French language with your passion for French cuisine, during a Cook Travel in France!
In the mornings you attend the Intensive French group language course and in the afternoons, our cookery classes.

Build on your existing knowledge of French to improve and extend your conversational skills. Our professional, native French-speaking tutors teach you formal and informal French, with an emphasis on conversational skills. Our group classes have a maximum of 6 per class and to be considered for this course you need 8 or more points on our French Test. In addition to our online test, all our students have a one-to-one oral test on the first day, before any classes start. This allows our teachers to assess each student before placing them in an appropriate group.

The cooking course takes place in a relaxed and warm atmosphere on site at Villa Beaulieu. It is aimed at those who love presentation or those extra details that give your dishes that special something. Our chef’s imagination has led him to invent some delicious, but easy to follow, dishes that will enchant your palate, awaken your tastebuds and delight your friends at your next dinner party!

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15 hours language: Mon-Fri 9.15am-12.15pm (group class) PLUS
12 hours cooking: four afternoons 4.30pm-7.00pm

NEW 2024 RECIPES

Monday

Pour le plaisir des végétariens

Méli-Mélo de légumes croustillants
Lasagnes aux légumes du soleil

Tuesday

Pour le plaisir des pescatariens

Mousseline de poisson, crème d’ail et purée de chou-fleur bicolore
Soufflé glacé au Grand Marnier

Thursday

Pour le plaisir des gourmets

Galettes de courgettes croquantes
Ballotines de volaille au comté, rosace de légumes de saison

Friday

Pour le plaisir des bistronomes

Filets de maquereau en croûte de pain d’épices, crème de lentilles vertes du Puy
Paradis chocolaté et son cœur au caramel

The Art of Cook Travel in France

France is an essential stop for all those who want to make a culinary journey, discover other dishes and flavours. The culinary richness of France is known all over the world and each region of the country has its own specialities, its own local products and its sources of inspiration to make a
varied and gourmet cuisine. Thanks to the different means of transport and because of the size of the territory, it is easy to move around France to visit its different regions.

Our school is located between Lyon, which is considered the French culinary capital, and Burgundy which is a region very famous for its vineyards and wines. It is thus in an ideal location for those who wish to visit and discover several important places and quality local products of French
gastronomy, such as Lyon, Dijon and Beaune. By train or car, you will be a few hours away from these cities from the school if you want to visit them when you have finished your courses with us.

We have several culinary specialties in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region that you can discover during a cook travel in France to treat yourself as it is a region where agriculture, crafts and local products are very important. In particular, there are different varieties of meat including the famous Charolais meat as well as several local cheeses and wines that will accompany the meals you will enjoy at school.The French and cooking classes we propose at our school are the perfect combination for those who want to learn and practice the French language while learning and discovering the cuisine of our country. French classes are provided by our teachers and cooking classes are led by our in-house chef, so you will always be surrounded by professionals who will help you develop your knowledge of French, to discover and deepen the vocabulary of cuisine and the associated social and cultural expressions and rituals.

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For a valuable cook travel in France, our cooking classes take place at the school, cooking equipment is provided and you will cook with local ingredients that come from our region. During classes, you will learn to make several recipes of French dishes and desserts thanks to the advice and techniques of our chef. To help you make them, we will give you recipe books that are written in both French and English. A professor will also be present to provide you with more explanations if necessary.

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French and Cooking Courses for beginners

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WEEK FROM €1.730

SHARED ROOM ON-SITE €1.730

You will notice that we include an option to share a room. If you are coming on your own and wish to make use of the shared room rate, we will make every effort to place you with a guest who has made a similar request. However, single room rates will apply if we are unable to pair you with another guest.

SINGLE ROOM ON-SITE €1.900

ROOM OFF-SITE €1.470

For a more economical option, you can stay with a host family in the neighborhood. This off-site accommodation is a short walk from the Villa Beaulieu (15mn on foot maximum). Breakfast is taken with the host family, while lunches and dinners are shared with other guests and instructors at the Villa Beaulieu.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

COURSES CALENDAR

BOOK YOUR STAY

2024 Prices for French and Cooking Courses (beginners)

Amounts in brackets represent the deposit required.
ROOM TYPE PRICE
Shared Room on-site €1.730 (€150) / add €1180 per week
Single Room on-site €1.900 (€150) / add €1.350 per week
Room off-site €1.470 (€150) / add €1.050 per week

+ Extra Activities

Extra Activities with extra cost

PETITS FOURS WORKSHOP

with our in-house Chef

Tuesday 1.30pm – 2.30pm
Wednesday 5.30pm – 6.30pm
Thursday 1.30pm – 2.30pm

GUIDED EXCURSION

with a teacher, 4 options available

Wednesday 2.00pm – 5.00pm

MASSAGE

at David Grand Spa (website)

BOOK YOUR STAY

DESCRIPTION OF THE COURSE

Start your mornings from Monday – Friday in our Beginners Group language classes and in the afternoons (except Wednesday), our in-house chef will guide you through delicious regional French recipes in our Cooking School in France.

If you are new to French and also want to learn French cooking skills, then this is the course for you. In the mornings you attend the Beginners Group language classes and in the afternoons the Cookery course.

The French classes are taught by professional, native French-speaking tutors and have a maximum of 6 per class. Learn formal and informal French, with an emphasis on conversational skills. We consider you a complete beginner if your result on our French Test is 7 or less.

The cooking course takes place in a relaxed and warm atmosphere on site at Villa Beaulieu. It is aimed at those who love presentation or those extra details that give your dishes that special something. Our Chef’s imagination has led him to invent some delicious, but easy to follow, dishes that will enchant your palate, awaken your tastebuds and delight your friends at your next dinner party!

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15 hours language: Mon-Fri 9.15am-12.15pm (group class) PLUS
12 hours cooking: four afternoons 4.30pm-7.00pm

NEW 2024 RECIPES

Monday

Pour le plaisir des végétariens

Méli-Mélo de légumes croustillants
Lasagnes aux légumes du soleil

Tuesday

Pour le plaisir des pescatariens

Mousseline de poisson, crème d’ail et purée de chou-fleur bicolore
Soufflé glacé au Grand Marnier

Thursday

Pour le plaisir des gourmets

Galettes de courgettes croquantes
Ballotines de volaille au comté, rosace de légumes de saison

Friday

Pour le plaisir des bistronomes

Filets de maquereau en croûte de pain d’épices, crème de lentilles vertes du Puy
Paradis chocolaté et son cœur au caramel

The Art of Cooking School in France

French cuisine is synonymous with quality, diversity and refinement all over the world. Although there are several cooking schools abroad to discover what makes the «French Touch», many professionals in the sector believe that the best place to study French cuisine remains France. France has many well-known gourmet restaurants, Michelin-starred chefs and different schools depending on the type of cuisine you want to learn to do.

There is something for everyone, whether it is the prestigious cooking schools in France that offer courses of quality recognized worldwide and that allow to learn to cook in the tradition and the atmosphere of the French cuisine, or cooking schools that are more accessible and that allow you to learn how to make a more traditional and popular cuisine by taking inspiration from the seasons and local products to make appetizing and gourmet recipes. This is the case of our school where our team invites you to discover French cuisine, with our teachers who will teach you the vocabulary, expressions and social and cultural codes related to cooking and meals, and with our in-house chef who will teach you how to make varied, aesthetic recipes composed of local and tasty ingredients.

In France, cooking is a profession, an art of living and a social ritual that brings creativity, conviviality and pleasure, it is probably for this reason that it is part of the daily life of the French and that it is still exported a lot to the foreign countries to influence the world gastronomy. While each country has its own culinary specialities that are part of its identity, France has achieved world renown thanks to the superior quality of its dishes, the diversity of its regional products and the exceptional work of its cooks.

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France exports several high-end products such as wine, champagne, cheese, pastry, chocolate, cold cuts, etc. but it also exports its know-how since there are many high-end restaurants abroad. If this is a pleasure and a chance to discover French cuisine abroad, discover it in France is incomparable. What could be better than learning to cook like the French with the help of a chef who knows the tradition, products, techniques and know-how unique to France ? What could be better than cooking with quality ingredients coming directly from the country, the region or the city and its surroundings where the school where you learn to cook is located ?

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