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Walnut Grove Cookery School in France Cooking Course Logo


5 Night (6 Days)

  • Knife/kitchen skills

  • Butchery

  • Classic French cooking methods & techniques

  • Menu Planning

  • Cheesemaking

  • Laval: Local farmers market with shopping. 

Embark on a culinary odyssey to master the art of Haute French cuisine! This intensive course equips you with the skills to become a confident chef, transcending basic techniques and venturing deeper into the world of French culinary excellence.

This immersive experience distinguishes itself through several unique offerings:

  • Shop like a pro: Navigate the vibrant local market alongside your instructor, learning to source seasonal ingredients like a true French chef.

  • Unveil the secrets of cheesemaking: Delve into the world of sustainable agriculture with a visit to a working farm, where you'll discover the art of crafting exceptional sheep's milk cheese firsthand.

  • Master the art of menu planning: Gain the knowledge and confidence to design cohesive and impressive gourmet menus, guaranteed to wow your loved ones with the culinary expertise you've acquired in France.

March 7-12

March 21-26

May 23-28

June 22-27

September 19-24

October 3-8

Class size is restricted to just six students, ensuring personalized attention and a truly intimate learning experience.


Price: 3725 Euro per person.

Limited spots available, 


Walnut Grove Cookery School in France Cooking Course Logo


6 Night (7 Days)

  • Advanced Knife/kitchen skills

  • Butchery

  • Advanced French cooking methods & techniques

  • Laval: Local farmers market with shopping. 

  • Vitré: Cultural tour with shopping. 

The Advanced Itinerary at Walnut Grove Cookery School offers a 6-night intensive immersion into the intricacies of Haute French cuisine, ideally suited for returning and/or advanced at home chefs.


Offered on multiple dates, this course pushes your culinary boundaries and refines your skills to new heights. What sets the Advanced Itinerary apart?

  • Challenge yourself: We've meticulously curated a selection of ingredients and techniques specifically designed to elevate your existing skill set and deepen your understanding of Haute French cuisine.

  • Master advanced techniques: Under the expert guidance of Chef Duvin, you'll delve into intricate culinary methods and explore the nuances of French cooking, pushing your culinary boundaries to new levels.

  • Embrace immersive learning: Take full advantage of our central location, venturing beyond the kitchen to explore local markets and charming towns like Vitré, the "1000-Year-Old City."

May 10-16

June 6-12

August 8-14

September 5-11

Class size is restricted to just six students, ensuring personalized attention and a truly intimate learning experience.


Price: 5500 Euro per person.

Limited spots available, 


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Don't see a course that perfectly fits your culinary desires? At Walnut Grove Cookery School, we believe in creating personalized experiences. We offer the flexibility to craft your own bespoke culinary course, tailored to your specific interests, schedule and group size (1-6 guests).

Here's how it works:

  • Share your culinary vision: Discuss your preferred dates, desired learning outcomes, and any specific French cuisine you'd like to explore. Perhaps you dream of mastering classic dishes like boeuf bourguignon or delicate pastries like macarons.

  • We curate your experience: Our experienced team will collaborate with you to design a customized itinerary, incorporating hands-on cooking lessons, cultural excursions, and gourmet meals.

  • Immerse yourself in French culture: Whether you're interested in exploring local markets, visiting charming villages, or delving into the art of wine pairing, we'll craft experiences that enrich your culinary journey and deepen your understanding of French culture.

  • Enjoy personalized attention: With a maximum group size of six, you'll receive dedicated guidance and instruction from our expert chef, ensuring a truly enriching and intimate learning experience.

Your Dates. Your Way.

1-6 Guests. 

Embrace the flexibility and create your ideal culinary escape! Contact us today to discuss your vision and start building your bespoke course at Walnut Grove Cookery School.


  • Guest accommodations at the Farm or In the Village.  

  • All course instruction & equipment. 

  • Excursions, as noted, in the course descriptions. 

  • Daily Breakfast, Lunch & Dinners as noted in the course descriptions. Please Note: Most itineraries include a welcome Champagne & Canape' Reception; A Six Course Gourmet Dinner Prepared by Chef Duvin; Remaining Nights: Gourmet Dinners Prepared by the Students with Chef's Assistance.

  • Roundtrip transfers from Gare Laval 

  • Complimentary On-site Parking 

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi 


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