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Reviewed 8 April 2013

I have just arrived back in Australia after 5 months travelling in Europe. This for me was the highlight of my whole trip and I did a number of cooking courses throughout Europe. From start to finish Marlene and Marks proffesional, friendly, tailored, experienced, hospitable AND homely service was outstanding! Fantastic cooking knowledge shared by Marlene, beautiful room and private...

1Thank Passionate88
Reviewed 19 August 2012

Spent a lovely few days cooking and sightseeing at Le Gargantua in July. Marlene and Marc were warm and friendly hosts and helped me discover lots more about the area as well as making me feel at home. The cooking was fabulous and Marlene helped me achieve more than I thought I could through her encouragement and patience. Loved Marc's...

1Thank sunshineMelbourne
Reviewed 30 October 2011

I spent a few days in the summer at Le Gargantua learning to make French pastries with Marlene. It was great fun and in between the cooking I did a lot of eating and drinking! Marlene and Mark were great hosts and I never felt hungry or wanted for anything. The food was plentiful and the menu for the day...

3Thank mad2dance
Reviewed 7 October 2011

I took my Mom to Le Gargantua for a long weekend cooking class. It was fantastic! Marlene and Marc are lovely, friendly and outgoing and do everything then can to make you feel at home. I highly recommend the cooking classes that Marlene does, she's so laid back, but makes you do EVERYTHING, so you learn a lot - it...

1Thank Grace L
Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 7 October 2011

I took a 6-day cooking course at Le Gargantua this September (2011) and it was absolutely and truly great. I wish I could take a month off and spend it cooking with Marlene, who knows all the "tricks" and is incredibly nice and patient with her students; listening to her British husband Marc's funny jokes; watching two pretty girls playing;...

2Thank IrinaZ_11
Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed 1 October 2011

I went on a 3-day cookery course in mid Sept. Can't recommend highly enough. Exactly the right mix of relaxed/holiday atmosphere, but also learned a lot from Marlene, who is a phenomenal cook and teacher. Mark, Marlene's husband, couldn't have been more welcoming and helpful. Marlene gives the cookery lessons, Mark runs everything else, including producing lovely lunches.

1Thank Haddy9
Gif-sur-yvette, France
Reviewed 2 May 2011

We went for a 3 night weekend of cooking French Food in a scenic area of the country. We were looking for something relaxed & friendly. This exceeded our expectations. Marlene & her husband Mark offer a very inviting environment, very comfortable & clean accomodation and best of all fantastic food served with great personality. We learnt things we didn't...

1Thank ClarissaK01
Reviewed 28 January 2011

From the moment we stepped out of the car to be greeted, it was lovely. Actually the directions to get there were so good, even before we reached le Gargantua we were feeling good. it has such a good 'vibe' & Marlene & Marc are just well. beautiful. we did the Gastronmic Short Break, & we could hardly move after...

1Thank handbagtraveller
Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 November 2010

We booked a six night seasonal cookery course at Le Gargantua for the second week of our honeymoon, and what a superb choice we made. The location of the farmhouse is stunning, and Marlene & Mark made us feel so welcome. The course was an amazing experience, tailored to suit our skill level and interests, whilst teaching us seasonal and...

1Thank Guetoussi
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 31 July 2010

Le Gargantua is a quaint renovated farmhouse located within walking distance of Anzex and only a short drive from other villages in the region. Upon our arrival we were warmly welcomed by the owners and shown the amenities. After this lovely beginning we were left to settle ourselves into our room. Dinner was shared in the dining room with the...

1Thank Peter_Jacquie

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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: ₹ 3,128 - ₹ 4,170 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“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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