We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Le Gargantua

Show Prices
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
Prices from our online travel partners are not available
We can't find prices for this hotel
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Anzex
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Management photos
Le Gargantua
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

44 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 30: English reviews
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

My wife and went to Le Gargantua for a 2 day patisserie course. It was the highlight of our trip to France, and we'd love to go back again. Before the trip we knew very little about making French pastries, and in two days we learnt enough to get us started down the path of deliciousness. We enjoyed every minute... More 

Helpful?
Thank MonkeyDanDan
Ickenham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

In short, avoid gargantua unless you can afford to risk losing a day of your holiday as we have. We arrived at the agreed time to find our host was not there. We waited over an hour but no one turned up, so we left a message and went to a local lake (as we had driven over an hour... More 

Helpful?
Thank Engarde_1984
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
42 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016

So Xmas arrives and what do you buy the lady who has everything? Well, I thought, let`s be adventurous and do something which could be fun. So I booked a 5 day French cooking course at Le Gargantua....never imagining that I would have to be part of it ( Full English B/fast is my limit. Boy am I glad I... More 

Helpful?
Thank Duckwhisperer
Chester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
136 reviews
68 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2016

I just spent two wonderful days doing the patisserie course with Marlene. She has a real passion for food, and obviously loves sharing her knowledge. Not only were we shown what do do, she explained clearly the science behind the processes, but in such a way that it was great fun. My non cooking husband spent his time either cycling... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank TAMember1234
Level Contributor
4 reviews
Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed an overnight stay after a day's patisserie course. Cooking Was great fun. Marlene's passion came through and the level was perfect - not unattainable yet kept you striving towards a high standard (see the photo) that you knew you might be able to achieve at home. My creme patisserie was fine and with Marlene's advice I know how... More 

Helpful?
Thank Ted A
London, England
Level Contributor
30 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2015

I challenge anyone to find a more generous naturally warm welcome than from Marlene and Marc. They are such a refreshing couple to this solo traveler....attention to detail, relaxed yet efficient - the bar is high people! Their home mixes soft luxury guest accommodation with that personal homeliness with all the right touches. For the value here its awesome. I... More 

Helpful?
Thank PuryEnd
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
27 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2014

My husband and I stayed for 3 nights at La Gargantua, including a 2 day cookery course. We arrived just in time for dinner on Thursday, to be met by Marlene and Marc and three other guests who had spent the afternoon cooking as the last day of their course. The fizz started flowing immediately and we felt at home... More 

Helpful?
Thank A-and-M-Nottingham
Stroud, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
18 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2014

Just brilliant, as soon as we arrived it felt like a home from home. The cooking we did with Marlène was delicious (we got to eat everything we made!) and I learned a lot of new skills. A great few days with very welcoming hosts in a beautiful part of France. Thoroughly recommend it.

Helpful?
Thank joynyjuk
Marseillan, France
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2014 via mobile

My husband and I spent last weekend at Le Gargantua, he for a two day cooking course and me to keep him company and to have a mini break. The house is lovely and the grounds are peaceful and beautiful. It's a typical french country house, renovated nicely, and really charming. The grounds are set with antique wood outdoor tables... More 

Helpful?
Thank TrevellingCanadians
Launceston
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2014 via mobile

We recently had the privilege of spending four days learning new cooking skills with excellent chef Marlene at this wonderful cooking school near Bordeaux in France. Not only was it incredibly informative but it was so much fun. We had the opportunity to learn about the local area, visit the village market and local prune producers as well as having... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank RobynTas

48 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (19)
Viewed
Dining (7)
Viewed
0:48
Videos (1)
Viewed
Other (11)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (29)
Viewed
Other (29)

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
Things to do
  • Restaurant
Services
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Join us for a cooking holiday in south west France. Discover the beautiful region of Gascony, its gentle pace and beautiful produce! Our hands-on cooking classes and patisserie classes are in English (unless required in French) and are designed around you and your specific levels and wishes. There is no demonstration watching, just "real-food" lovers cooking together to produce great tasty food! I teach classic French cuisine as well as French pastry, not by following a recipe to the dot, but by explaining the interaction of ingredients within each dish. We cover all kinds of traditional French dishes and techniques on our seasonal cooking courses, from bread to pâtés, mousses, quiches, stews and sauces. You can also choose to learn to make classic French pastry like eclairs, macaroons, millefeuilles or croissants, on our patisserie courses, and we even offer to show you the ropes on how to prepare foie gras, confit and rillettes on our fat duck course. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Le Gargantua

Address: Lieu Dit Filou, 47700 Anzex, France
Region: France > Nouvelle-Aquitaine > Lot-et-Garonne > Anzex
Price Range: $65 - $86 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Le Gargantua staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“They are all similar”
 of 5 bubbles Duckwhisperer, 1 Aug 2016 | Read review
“We were in the room at the end of the corridor with a four poster bed and en suite shower room. There was good wifi int he communal areas but not in the room (I think the walls are too thick!)”
 of 5 bubbles A-and-M-Nottingham, 21 Oct 2014 | Read review
“Although there was no swimming pool, there is a local outdoor swimming pool and a lake with beach only a short distance away for public use which was a perfect way to relax after baking before dinner.”
 of 5 bubbles rachaelj203, 10 Jul 2013 | Read review
“All rooms are quite nice and spacious, but there are different sizes, so be sure to ask what they have available and prices”
 of 5 bubbles GraceL123, 7 Oct 2011 | Read review
“They are all nice, in a reconstructed 150-year old French farm house.”
 of 5 bubbles IrinaZ_11, 6 Oct 2011 | Read review
5 of 5