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LA VIE DU CHATEAU
. . . French Cooking and the art of French living

Mary Pochez offers Culinary Holidays and Cookery Courses in English at Château de La Barbée, an 18th Century castle in the heart of Pays de la Loire.

Château de La Barbée, view from the hot air balloon

The property is their family’s home and it was built by their ancestor, the count François de La Bouillerie, who was Imperial Treasurer for Napoléon, and then Treasurer of the Crown.

Mary (left) with a nice group in one of her cooking courses

They offer a unique cultural and culinary vacation with accommodations in the château and fun excursions, which include visits to other châteaux, local vineyards, distilleries, abbeys, troglodytes, and of course the local “marché” to find the best and freshest ingredients.

Their cookery course prices are all-inclusive,  with no hidden fees.
 
They include: all food and drinks (champagne, wine, cognac),  all entrance tickets and transportation for excursions, accommodations in their family’s château, cooking classes, a recipes booklet and a complimentary “Château de La Barbée” apron.

They also do a lot of cooking and sharing joyful meals and their guests feel at home and enjoy the authentic “Vie du Château” experience.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION VISIT WWW.LAVIEDUCHATEAU.COM

  COOKING HOLIDAYS AT LA VIE DU CHATEAU  
Participants enjoying their classes

THREE DAY FRENCH COOKING HOLIDAY

Friday to Sunday French Cooking Holiday

La Vie Du Château’s 3 Day Cooking Course begins with a delightful lunch served in a beautiful setting.

With fresh ingredients from the local market and Mary’s knowledgeable but relaxed intructions, you will prepare delicious meals, discover a variety of cheeses and local wines,  and enjoy meals and fun discussions about food, cooking and all sorts of things so french.

For more detailed information visit www.lavieduchateau.com/three-day-french-cooking-program/

FOUR DAY FRENCH COOKING HOLIDAY

The 4-day cooking course at Château de La Barbée is an extension of the 3-day course which includes great times, good food and a visit to local vineyard with troglodyte cellars and a delightful picnic lunch in the vines.

For more detailed information visit www.lavieduchateau.com/four-day-french-cooking-program/

French Onion Soup
Coq au Vin
A group having fun on the french cooking classes
 Mousseline de Choufleur
Flourless Chocolate Cake

SIX DAY FRENCH COOKING HOLIDAY

The 6-day Cooking Course is a rich cultural experience with excursions, including châteaux visits, open markets, vineyards. You will do some serious cooking of legendary french dishes and enjoy all this in a beautiful and relaxed atmosphere.

For more detailed information visit www.lavieduchateau.com/six-day-french-cooking-course/

The region has a very rich history and a wealth of gastronomic traditions, not to mention the wide variety of Anjou wines, and is a bit of a hidden jewel.

Excursions
Cocktails at the Cointreau distillery

Visits to the open market are an essential part of this program, where you can interact with all the local producers.

Mary and her favourite cheesemonger
Mary and her favorite fishmonger

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION VISIT WWW.LAVIEDUCHATEAU.COM

  COOKING HOLIDAY ACCOMMODATION AT CHÂTEAU DE LA BARBÉE  

You will feel at home in their simply but elegantly furnished rooms.

For more information visit: www.lavieduchateau.com/cooking-courses-accommodations

Chambre du Cardinal 
Chambre La Rotonde

Preparing elegant and decorative table settings is an important part of the château experience.

A typical table setting

In your free time, you will find plenty of space to relax in the various rooms and stroll around the extensive property.

Tea in the library
The grand salon
The 16th Century Moat and Bridge
The Orangerie and Rose Garden

Mary & Xavier will put you at ease from the very start.

Mary & Xavier on the bridge

For more information visit www.lavieduchateau.com/about-us

Xavier is very knowledgeable about all things French and enjoys sharing the history of the château and their family.

An old postcard with a photo of Château de La Barbée
  CONTACT DETAILS  
La Vie du Chateau
Château de La Barbée
Bazouges sur le Loir
72200
France
Phone:
+33 6 6363 2711
Email:
hello@LaVieDuChateau.com
Web:
www.lavieduchateau.com
 
 
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