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Zone de Texte:      Art and Cooking Classes in France comes from the love of entertaining and a passion for cooking. More than just recipes and techniques, this adventure introduces you to the best of Provencal way of life - a life based around friends, the kitchen, wonderful food prepared from the freshest local ingredients, good wines, amazing liquors, warm nights and fun.

     In France you will visit Provencal markets, meet the real people, have an opportunity to discover historical landmarks as well as the places where Van Gogh lived. 

      You will learn the secrets of the Mediterranean-Cretan diet, create a fragrant aioli, that incomparable golden pomade or make a real bouillabaisse or even a paella! You will taste the freshest fish from the Mediterranean sea: broiled or poached in white wine. You will cook the fabulous “Chicken with forty garlic cloves” served with the amazing local “Tian rouge” (Red gratin without cheese, cream or potatoes !).

     By the end of the week you will have learned a whole new way of living and eating. You will go home with your own personalized cookbook, but best of all, you will go home with wonderful memories of a great time in the warm sun of Provence.

    This six-day five-night English language program includes lodging, hands-on cooking classes led by Philippe as well as guided visits to the Provencal market of Saint-Remy-de-Provence, to historical landmark places such as Saint-Paul-de-Mausole monastery, a trip to Avignon with a lunch in a “Michelin” starred restaurant and more...

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Art and Cooking Classes in France offers week-long cooking vacations in either Luberon in Provence or near Cannes in the Cote d'Azur in the south of France. Both options include lodging in a luxury bed and breakfast and 20 hours of hands-on cooking instruction with chef Phillipe Gion, who teaches the art of  the Cretan Mediterranean diet. (…). It uses high quality local olive oils, garlic and fresh seafood. All courses include dinners nightly as well as several "gustations" or tastings of local and high quality wines, fruits and cheeses.

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1. France -  Oh, France. Rich history, rich culture, and rich food ! If you needed a good reason to want to go to Provence, then check out Culinary and Art Adventure in Provence with Chef Philippe Gion. Located in the village of Isle-sur-la-Sorgue in the Luberon, the school teaches students to cook in the Mediterranean style while enjoying the beauty of the Provence countryside. You’ll have 20 hours of intensive lessons, with local wines to get you through it all...











Olive Odyssey …



I am organizing a National Geographic expedition exploring the history of the olive tree. We are highlighting some of the traditional French cuisine that uses olive

oil, and we would like to interview and

film chef Philippe Gion. […]

Thank you for creating such a wonderful Provencal experience for us! We will always remember that cooking show and

the fantastic meal fondly, (Sept.2011)


Book & Film to be released on 2013


Art and Cooking Classes in France

with Philippe Gion

Zone de Texte: Our 2013 last comment (October 12)

Robyn and I are so grateful and appreciative you came to our villa! 
The menu’s were indeed delicious and with you there to teach us, we both can’t wait to cook together when we get home to Sydney. 
Thank you for sharing your knowledge and wonderful friendship with us. Love.
   (Kimberly and Robyn I. Australia)

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    Each day’s program offers something different: four menus covering about 20 recipes prepared together and shared around the home table, tastings from a selection of prestigious French wines. Participants are supplied with apron and detailed recipes booklets that they keep.


----Price per participant is 1990 Euros with accommodation in a beautiful Maison d’hôtes (cooking classes without accommodation are also available: See “rate & booking”). Market and landmarks visits, all tastings and beverages are included in our cooking classes program. New: This cooking program can be organized in your residence in Provence or Cote d’Azur and we can accommodate the most challenging schedules.




Zone de Texte: Providing 
 Cooking Classes 
in Provence 
 for novice and 
seasoned cook alike
since 1995

Classes in Provence

From May to September

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Zone de Texte: 2014 Special Weeks - See Calendar

“The French paradox” Cuisine of the South West of France. Duck magret, confit, foie gras, etc. and... Armagnac. A healthy cuisine!
“Bouillabaisse de Marseille”, fish and seafood from the Mediterranean Sea. A week for fish lovers!
“If you can beat an egg you can make a soufflé” Cheeses soufflé, omelet soufflé, Grand Marnier soufflé, fruits soufflé, cold soufflé, etc.

Have with chef Philippe Gion

an unforgettable Culinary Adventure in Provence!