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French and Cooking Courses for beginners

Cooking School in France

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

Les lundis

  • Carpaccio de saumon, baies roses et aneth
  • Canard à l’orange revisité à la vanille, gratin dauphinois

Les mardis

  • Rouleau de crevettes façon cannelloni, jus léger à la passion, fondue de poireau
  • Nougat glacé à la framboise

Les jeudis

  • Médaillon de Sole et Saint Jacques, jus épicé à la citronnelle et sauce au soja
  • Poulet farci aux champignons, tomates provençales et purée de patate douce

Les vendredis

  • Wok de légumes, poisson selon arrivage. Beurre blanc au citron confit.
  • Pain perdu de pain d’épices à l’abricot ou à la poire, sauce caramel
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

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)

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