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Holiday & Gastronomic Discovery

Spend an amazing time discovering the fantastic food, wines, Armagnacs, history and culture of south-west France. This luxury tailor made tour will take your breath away. You will stay at a private 180 year old farmhouse set in 50 acres where your every need will be met by your specialist team of staff who are on hand to ensure an unforgettable stay. There will be plenty of free time to ensure your holiday is not frantic but rather a relaxing and fulfilling experience. Enjoy wine and armagnac from limited reserves, lunch at a Michelin * restaurant, explore all the best Gascony has to offer in this once in a lifetime trip. Meet new people or come as a group.

 

Overview

 

Gourmet dinners

Village markets

Wine tasting

Foie gras

Armagnac tasting

Gourmet restaurant

Champagne tasting

Cheese tasting

Pairing wines to food

Day trip

Pricing

 

€1,544 per person

No single supplement

6 guests maximum

 

This price includes all meals, drinks, tastings, 

accommodation, transfers from Agen and excursions.

 

 

 

Book now

 

Pay 25% to reserve your place and the rest 1 month before your holiday starts

 

 

 

Dates

 

Holidays start on Saturdays and Thursdays.

 

 

 

Included in the price

  • 7 nights accommodation

  • This is an all inclusive holiday. Once you arrive at the farmhouse (or Agen train station) everything is covered - all meals, all visits, all tastings

  • 26 hours of activities

 

If two people travel together and share a room, a 200€ discount is offered

Non participating partners can holiday with you, enjoying all the meals and excursions, for 570€

 

Spend an amazing time discovering the fantastic food, wines, Armagnacs, history and culture of south-west France. This luxury tailor made tour will take your breath away. You will stay at a private 180 year old farmhouse set in 50 acres where your every need will be met by your specialist team of staff who are on hand to ensure an unforgettable stay. There will be plenty of free time to ensure your holiday is not frantic but rather a relaxing and fulfilling experience. Enjoy wine and armagnac from limited reserves, lunch at a Michelin * restaurant, explore all the best Gascony has to offer in this once in a lifetime trip. Meet new people or come as a group.

Holiday & Gastronomic Discovery with cooking course

Overview

 

Gourmet dinners

Cooking course

Village markets

Wine tasting

Foie gras

Armagnac tasting

Gourmet restaurant

Champagne tasting

Cheese tasting

Pairing wines to food

Day trip

Pricing

 

€1,784 per person

No single supplement

6 guests maximum

 

This price includes all meals, drinks, tastings, 

accommodation, transfers from Agen and excursions.

 

 

 

Book now

 

Pay 25% to reserve your place and the rest 1 month before your holiday starts

 

 

 

Dates

 

Holidays start on Saturdays and Thursdays.

 

 

 

Included in the price

  • 7 nights accommodation

  • This is an all inclusive holiday. Once you arrive at the farmhouse (or Agen train station) everything is covered - all meals, all visits, all tastings

  • 34 hours of activities

If two people travel together and share a room, a 200€ discount is offered

Non participating partners can holiday with you, enjoying all the meals and excursions, for 570€

Spend an amazing time discovering the fantastic food, wines, Armagnacs, history and culture of south-west France. This luxury tailor made tour will take your breath away. You will stay at a private 180 year old farmhouse set in 50 acres where your every need will be met by your specialist team of staff who are on hand to ensure an unforgettable stay. There will be plenty of free time to ensure your holiday is not frantic but rather a relaxing and fulfilling experience. Enjoy wine and armagnac from limited reserves, lunch at a Michelin * restaurant, explore all the best Gascony has to offer in this once in a lifetime trip. Meet new people or come as a group.

Gastronomic Indulgence Short Break

 

Overview

 

Gourmet dinners

Village markets

Wine tasting

Foie gras

Armagnac tasting

Gourmet restaurant

Champagne tasting

Cheese tasting

Pairing wines to food

Book now

 

Pay 25% to reserve your place and the rest 1 month before your holiday starts

 

 

 

Pricing

 

€880 per person

No single supplement

6 guests maximum

 

 

This price includes all meals, drinks, tastings, accommodation, transfers from Agen and excursions.

 

 

Dates

 

Holidays start on Thursdays.

 

 

 

Included in the price

  • 3 nights accommodation

  • This is an all inclusive holiday. Once you arrive at the farmhouse (or Agen train station) everything is covered - all meals, all visits, all tastings

  • 19 hours of activities

If two people travel together and share a room, a 100€ discount is offered

Non participating partners can holiday with you, enjoying all the meals and excursions, for 156€

 

Detailed Itinerary - Holiday & Gastronomic Discovery

 

Day 1 – Arrival day​

  • Arrive in the afternoon to be greeted by your friendly hosts. There is a free collection service from Agen train station. Airport (Toulouse, Bordeaux, Bergerac) collections can be arranged upon request for a supplement

  • Settle into your delightful room before getting to know your fellow guests over delicious aperitifs

  • Enjoy a social evening with a three course gourmet dinner served in the farmhouse kitchen along with a short introduction from your hosts about what to expect over the next few days

​​Day 2 – Boutique wines

  • This morning after breakfast you will go to a local delightful village market. Coffee and croisants with the locals with a breif history of the ancient kingdom of Henri IV, the future king of France.

  • You will then return to the farmhouse to relax by the pool.

  • A delicious lunch will be served by the pool or in the farmhouse kitchen

  • After lunch we will begin to explore the wines of the region, sampling the best wines we have discovered from local family producers. Learn the differences between the great wines and how to select the right wine to best accompany your meal. This is a wine course like no other – we select only the best wines from the best boutique vineyards in France. You will be privileged enough to sample wine from stock with less than 2,000 bottles left in the world

  • Dinner will be served back at the farmhouse giving you time to relax in the lounge or by the swimming pool or to take advantage of one of the onsite activities such as pool, table tennis or cycling

​​Day 3- Foie Gras & Armagnac

  • After a leisurely breakfast, you will have time to relax by the pool, enjoy the onsite activities or take a short visit to one of the many local attractions.

  • Lunch will be served by the pool or in the farmhouse kitchen

  • After lunch, you will visit a family run foie gras business where you will learn how it is made and taste it cooked three ways

  • What better to wash down your foie gras than Armagnac. Early evening, you will visit a family run distillery (which Gascony is famous for) and learn how it is made from grape to Armagnac. Sample different vintages and even blend your own.  You will be helped as you create your own personal blend of Armagnac – the only bottle in the world!!!

  • A 3 course gourmet meal will then be served back at the farmhouse kitchen accompanied with local delicious wines

​​Day 4 – Lazy day

  • After a leisurely breakfast, you will have time to relax by the pool, enjoy the onsite activities or take a short visit to one of the many local attractions.

  • Lunch will be served by the pool or in the farmhouse kitchen

  • After lunch you will visit a beautiful chateau famous for its aperitifs and wines for an afternoon of wine tasting and a walk through history

  • Dinner will be served back at the farmhouse giving you time to relax in the lounge or by the swimming pool or to take advantage of one of the onsite activities such as pool, table tennis or cycling ​​

Day 5 – Champagne and Stars

  • After a leisurely breakfast, you will visit a bustling french market in the ancient town of Condom.

  • Visit the cathederal, mingle with the locals, sample the cheeses, meats and fruits then relax with a coffee and watch the world pass by.

  • Today we will have a relaxing lunch at a gourmet restaurant

  • After lunch, you will cleanse your palate with a course about Champagne and Methode Traditionelle. Try whites and pinks, dry and sweet, all delicious

  • Dinner will be served back at the farmhouse giving you time to relax in the lounge or by the swimming pool or to take advantage of one of the onsite activities such as pool, table tennis or cycling ​​​​

Day 6 - Cheese and Wine pairing

  • After a leisurely breakfast, you will have time to relax by the pool, enjoy the onsite activities or take a short visit to one of the many local attractions.

  • Lunch will be served by the pool or in the farmhouse kitchen

  • In the afternoon, spend time discovering cheeses from the region and around France. Understand the different processes and tastes.

  • Return to the farmhouse to relax by the pool and spend time with your new friends putting all you have learnt to the test as you match wine and champagne with cheese and foie gras.

  • A three course gourmet meal will then be served back at the farmhouse kitchen accompanied with local delicious wines

Day 7 – Day group excursion

  • Relax with a delicious breakfast this morning before heading out on a fun excursion for the day

  • Today you’ll enjoy an excursion to Dune de Pila, Bordeaux city, the Pyrenees mountains, Toulouse city or Biarritz, depending on the groups preferences. The destination will be decided on arrival

  • Explore the stunning scenery and relax on your final day, enjoying lunch together

  • This evening you’ll return home for your final dinner, where you’ll reflect on the week and how much you have learnt 

​​Day 8 – Departure day

  • After breakfast, guests are asked to check out by 10am

  • You are welcome to relax and enjoy some free time if your flight is not until later in the day, before being taken to the airport or train station for your return journey

  • You will return home with fantastic memories and new skills to last you a lifetime

 

As with all of our exclusive breaks, this holiday can be tailored to meet the needs of the group. From private helicopter transfers to special private tours, please contact us to discuss your personal requirements and we will ensure your holiday is exactly as you want it to be.

 

Detailed Itinerary - Holiday & Gastronomic Discovery with cooking

 

Day 1 – Arrival day​

  • Arrive in the afternoon to be greeted by your friendly hosts. There is a free collection service from Agen train station. Airport (Toulouse, Bordeaux, Bergerac) collections can be arranged upon request for a supplement

  • Settle into your delightful room before getting to know your fellow guests over delicious aperitifs

  • Enjoy a social evening with a three course gourmet dinner served in the farmhouse kitchen along with a short introduction from your hosts about what to expect over the next few days

​​Day 2 – Boutique wines

  • This morning after breakfast you will go to a local delightful village market. Coffee and croisants with the locals with a breif history of the ancient kingdom of Henri IV, the future king of France.

  • You will then return to the farmhouse to relax by the pool.

  • A delicious lunch will be served by the pool or in the farmhouse kitchen

  • After lunch we will begin to explore the wines of the region, sampling the best wines we have discovered from local family producers. Learn the differences between the great wines and how to select the right wine to best accompany your meal. This is a wine course like no other – we select only the best wines from the best boutique vineyards in France. You will be privileged enough to sample wine from stock with less than 2,000 bottles left in the world

  • Dinner will be served back at the farmhouse giving you time to relax in the lounge or by the swimming pool or to take advantage of one of the onsite activities such as pool, table tennis or cycling

​​Day 3- Easy lunches, Foie Gras & Armagnac

  • After a leisurely breakfast, it’s time to enter the kitchen and begin your culinary experience!

  • Today we focus on preparing quick and easy plates of food that can be adapted to work as lunches, light snacks or starters

  • The lunch you have prepared will be served by the pool or in the farmhouse kitchen

  • After lunch, you will visit a family run foie gras business where you will learn how it is made and taste it cooked three ways

  • What better to wash down your foie gras than Armagnac. Early evening, you will visit a family run distillery (which Gascony is famous for) and learn how it is made from grape to Armagnac. Sample different vintages and even blend your own.  You will be helped as you create your own personal blend of Armagnac – the only bottle in the world!!!

  • A 3 course gourmet meal will then be served back at the farmhouse kitchen accompanied with local delicious wines

​​Day 4 – Lazy salad days

  • After a leisurely breakfast, you will return to the kitchen to continue your culinary voyage

  • Today we focus on salads, dressings, quiches and, following yesterdays visit you will prepare a terrine of foie gras

  • The lunch you have prepared will be served by the pool or in the farmhouse kitchen

  • After lunch you will visit a beautiful chateau famous for its aperitifs and wines for an afternoon of wine tasting and a walk through history

  • Dinner will be served back at the farmhouse giving you time to relax in the lounge or by the swimming pool or to take advantage of one of the onsite activities such as pool, table tennis or cycling ​​

Day 5 – Champagne and Stars

  • After a leisurely breakfast, you will visit a bustling french market in the ancient town of Condom.

  • Visit the cathederal, mingle with the locals, sample the cheeses, meats and fruits then relax with a coffee and watch the world pass by.

  • Today we will have a relaxing lunch at a gourmet restaurant

  • After lunch, you will return to the kitchen to discover how to prepare fabulous dinners that you can enjoy with your guests

  • In the afternoon, you will cleanse your palate with a course about Champagne and Methode Traditionelle. Try whites and pinks, dry and sweet, all delicious

  • The dinner you have prepared will be served back at the farmhouse giving you time to relax in the lounge or by the swimming pool or to take advantage of one of the onsite activities such as pool, table tennis or cycling ​​​​

Day 6 - Cheese and Wine pairing

  • After a leisurely breakfast, you return to the kitchen

  • Today you will learn some of the tricks of the trade and work with the skills you have learned to prepare a meal fit for a king

  • Lunch will be served by the pool or in the farmhouse kitchen

  • In the afternoon, spend time discovering cheeses from the region and around France. Understand the different processes and tastes.

  • Return to the farmhouse to relax by the pool and spend time with your new friends putting all you have learnt to the test as you match wine and champagne with cheese and foie gras.

  • A three course gourmet meal, incorporating the food you have prepared earlier, will then be served back at the farmhouse kitchen accompanied with local delicious wines

Day 7 – Day group excursion

  • Relax with a delicious breakfast this morning before heading out on a fun excursion for the day

  • Today you’ll enjoy an excursion to Dune de Pila, Bordeaux city, the Pyrenees mountains, Toulouse city or Biarritz, depending on the groups preferences. The destination will be decided on arrival

  • Explore the stunning scenery and relax on your final day, enjoying lunch together

  • This evening you’ll return home for your final dinner, where you’ll reflect on the week and how much you have learnt 

​​Day 8 – Departure day

  • After breakfast, guests are asked to check out by 10am

  • You are welcome to relax and enjoy some free time if your flight is not until later in the day, before being taken to the airport or train station for your return journey

  • You will return home with fantastic memories and new skills to last you a lifetime

 

As with all of our exclusive breaks, this holiday can be tailored to meet the needs of the group. From private helicopter transfers to special private tours, please contact us to discuss your personal requirements and we will ensure your holiday is exactly as you want it to be.

 
 

Detailed Itinerary - Gastronomic Indulgence Short Break

 

Day 1 – Arrival day​

  • Arrive in the afternoon to be greeted by your friendly hosts. There is a free collection service from Agen train station. Airport (Toulouse, Bordeaux, Bergerac) collections can be arranged upon request for a supplement

  • Settle into your delightful room before getting to know your fellow guests over delicious aperitifs

  • In the afternoon, you will cleanse your palate with a course about Champagne and Methode Traditionelle. Try whites and pinks, dry and sweet, all delicious

  • Enjoy a social evening with a three course gourmet dinner served in the farmhouse kitchen along with a short introduction from your hosts about what to expect over the next few days

​​Day 2 – Boutique wines, cheeses and Armagnac

  • This morning after breakfast you will visit one of the local vineyards and sample their best wines

  • Lunch will be taken at a local restaurant or at the vineyard

  • In the afternoon, spend time discovering cheeses from the region and around France. Understand the different processes and tastes.

  • What better to wash down your cheese than Armagnac. Early evening, you will visit a family run distillery (which Gascony is famous for) and learn how it is made from grape to Armagnac. Sample different vintages and even blend your own.  You will be helped as you create your own personal blend of Armagnac – the only bottle in the world!!!

  • Dinner will be served back at the farmhouse giving you time to relax in the lounge or by the swimming pool or to take advantage of one of the onsite activities such as pool, table tennis or cycling

​​Day 3- Easy lunches, Foie Gras & Armagnac

  • After a leisurely breakfast, you will visit a local market. Visit the cathederal, mingle with the locals, sample the cheeses, meats and fruits then relax with a coffee and watch the world pass by

  • Today we will have a relaxing lunch at a gourmet restaurant

  • After lunch you will visit a beautiful chateau famous for its aperitifs and wines for an afternoon of wine tasting and a walk through history

  • You will then visit a family run foie gras business where you will learn how it is made and taste it cooked three ways

  • A 3 course gourmet meal will then be served back at the farmhouse kitchen accompanied with local delicious wines

​​Day 4 – Departure day

  • After breakfast, guests are asked to check out by 10am

  • You are welcome to relax and enjoy some free time if your flight is not until later in the day, before being taken to the airport or train station for your return journey

  • You will return home with fantastic memories and new skills to last you a lifetime

 

As with all of our exclusive breaks, this holiday can be tailored to meet the needs of the group. From private helicopter transfers to special private tours, please contact us to discuss your personal requirements and we will ensure your holiday is exactly as you want it to be.

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