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We could not manage the school opening due to Covid-19 crisis and we will stay closed for a while.
The "after lockdown" is totally uncertain and things are going to be progressive.
To respect new governmental restrictions to come, mobility restrictions, sanitary restrictions,social distancing and local authorities conditions, it is likely that the school only re-operates in Sept, Oct and Nov. All this to be confirmed .
In the meantine, if you want to keep working on your French or support the school, our teachers are available for Skype lessons. Use our contact form on homepage for more information. Merci.
FROM NOW, you can postpone your booking to a later date or next year with no penalty book your 2021 French Course in France

Cook Travel in France

French and Cooking Courses

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!

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

2020's Recipes

Lundi

  • Cotriade bretonne au cidre, légumes de saison et mayonnaise aux algues
  • Mousse au chocolat au caramel salé

Mardi

  • Millefeuille de pomme de terre, parmesan, tomates confites, garni avec des légumes de saison
  • Poulet à l’estragon, aux champignons et poireaux braisés (ou autre légume de saison)

Jeudi

  • Merlu aux courgettes, sauce aux moules provençale et chapelure croustillante
  • Tartelettes boutons de rose selon la saison (la classique Pomme Cannelle, l’estivale Pêche Pistache, l’automnale Quetche Amande)

Vendredi

  • Saumon confit aux petits pois à la française
  • Raviolis niçois (farcis à la daube niçoise et blettes) et coulis maison
Amounts in brackets represent the deposit required. On-site : At the Villa Beaulieu, Off-site : For a more economical option, you can stay with a host family in the neighborhood. This off-site accomodation 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.
Room Type 1 Week Extra Week of General French Language
Shared Room on-site €1580 (€150) add €1080 per week
Single Room on-site €1730 (€150) add €1230 per week
Room off-site €1340 (€150) add €960 per week

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.

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.

Cook Travel in France: testimonial

I spent 3 weeks in April this year at Ecole des Trois Ponts which in my experience, is easily one of the best French immersion schools in France! What I love is its responsiveness to the individual needs of students and its ability to strike a perfect balance between the rigours of French language learning and the pleasures of travelling in France! With intensive language classes every morning and an afternoon program of fun activities which varies between glorious countryside walks, visits to heritage sites and cooking classes showcasing the regional delights in French cuisine, I’ve come away with fabulous memories of an unforgettable holiday experience, and a noticeable improvement in my French! The professionalism and dedication of its director and her team of teachers are most impressive, as are the warmth and willingness to help displayed by all the other staff at the school! For a Cook Travel in France, Ecole des Trois Ponts is the place!

Nancy B (Australia)

Learn french recipes, teached in French language and in french atmosphere
Improve your cooking skills with french recipes
Our rooms are peaceful havens