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A fully vaccinated team, delighted to greet you.
Respecting all health guidelines to ensure your safety (masks and sanitizing gel are available at the school).
PCR testing center in Roanne @ 49€, screening available without an appointment. Results in 24 hours.
Antigen tests @ 29€ at the neighborhood pharmacy with an appointment. Results the same day.

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Online French Courses

If you want to keep working on your French or support the school, our teachers are available for Skype lessons. All the details available here:

Learn French Online

Testimonial about Online Courses

"Before this year of the pandemic, the best immersion school I have attended the Ecole Des Trois Ponts. I attended two times and each time my french improved. Now, of course, it is not possible to attend the school. What is possible is online lessons by skype or zoom.
I needed a challenge and decided to try the online program. It has been very rewarding. Having a personal french coach has been, tremendously, helped me with my weak areas. So, if you have a love of the french language and want to grow, I encourage you to start the online program".

Kyla, New-York. USA

Cooking School in France

French and Cooking Courses for beginners

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!

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

2021'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 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.

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 ?

Cooking School in France: testimonial

If you are looking for a French immersion school in France, I can heartily recommend Ecole des Trois Ponts.  I have taken classes there nine times over several years, and have made steady progress toward reasonable fluency, thanks to the dedicated and professional staff at Ecole des Trois Ponts.
Not only will you study at a French school in France, but you will have the opportunity to participate in a cooking school in France as well. You can sign up for countryside walks during which you will be speaking French with your fellow students and your professors.
Class sizes are very small, and students are grouped by ability. You will not regret a moment of the time you spend in this highly-respected French immersion school, and you will come away with new confidence in your ability to speak French.

Sharon S. (USA)

Discover french cooking secrets with our in-house chef
Which better place to learn french cooking that our cooking school in France?
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