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Le Gargantua

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I did a seasonal cooking course with the lovely Marlene and Tom. The course was a great experience and we came away feeling that we would be able to adapt the recipes to the ingredients in our own country as well as use the techniques from the course to create our own recipes. We were encouraged to...

Thank Natasha M
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

I truly cannot express how wonderful my 5 day baking holiday was at Le Gargantua. It's an experience I will carry with me all may days. From the first email I sent, Marlene and Tom never ceased to answer all of my questions and calm my many fears. Marlene is incredibly knowledgeable and teaches you dishes from start to finish....

1Thank Bethany P
London, United Kingdom
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...

1Thank MonkeyDanDan
Ickenham, United Kingdom
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...

Thank Engarde_1984
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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...

2Thank Duckwhisperer
Chester, United Kingdom
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...

1Thank TAMember1234
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...

1Thank Ted A
London, England
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...

Thank PuryEnd
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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...

Thank A-and-M-Nottingham
Stroud, United Kingdom
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.

Thank joynyjuk

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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: $68 - $90 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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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!)”
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.”
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”
GraceL123, 7 Oct 2011 | Read review
“They are all nice, in a reconstructed 150-year old French farm house.”
IrinaZ_11, 6 Oct 2011 | Read review
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