Master Chef René BérardCooking ClassesThe medieval village of Gordes in ProvenceDinner at Hostellerie BerardSculptures on Trocadero with Eiffel Tower view

Master Chef René Bérard

Cooking Classes

The medieval village of Gordes in Provence

Dinner at Hostellerie Berard

Sculptures on Trocadero with Eiffel Tower view

Description

Fine French cuisine awaits your palette on Central Holidays’ France Cooking Programs. French food never tasted so good – not until you are the one cooking it, that is! Discover the secrets of Provencal cooking in the setting of herb scented hills as you learn to use fresh ingredients to create delicacies. We uncover the secrets to French cuisine as you chop, dice and sear your way through the kitchen. Shop local ingredients and learn the proper techniques French chefs have been using for centuries to create culinary masterpieces. Tours and tastings await as we explore tiny French villages in the countryside as well as romantic Paris with its Eiffel Tower and other treats. The France Cooking Programs guarantee your taste buds will have as thrilling an adventure as your mind and body!


Itinerary

Day 1 - Paris

Arrival in Paris. After check-in at your hotel, the balance of the day is at leisure to explore Paris, the magnificent capital of France. Packed with monuments, museums, art, nightlife, eateries and shops, Paris remains - in spite of all the cliches - one of the most inspiring cities in the world.

Day 2 - Paris

Days at leisure to discover all Paris has to offer or to take an optional tour. (B)

Day 3 - Paris

Days at leisure to discover all Paris has to offer or to take an optional tour. (B)

Day 4 - Paris/Marseille/La Cadiere D'Azur

France packageThis morning, board your train to Marseille. Upon arrival you will pick up your rental car at the rail station and drive to La Cadiere d'Azur. Check in at the Hostellerie Berard. On your first night, enjoy a gourmet welcome dinner at the hotel. (B,D)

Day 5 - La Cadiere D'Azur

Enjoy learning the art of Provencal cooking with four days of culinary classes hosted by Master Chef Rene Berard. Your Master Chef will also accompany you during visits to local markets, vineyards, honey bee producers and much more. Lunches are included. Use your free time to explore the Provence region: Avignon, Arles, Nimes, Aix-en-Provence just to name a few. (B,L)

Day 6 - La Cadiere D'Azur

 France packagesEnjoy learning the art of Provencal cooking with four days of culinary classes hosted by Master Chef Rene Berard. Your Master Chef will also accompany you during visits to local markets, vineyards, honey bee producers and much more. Lunches are included. Use your free time to explore the Provence region: Avignon, Arles, Nimes, Aix-en-Provence just to name a few. (B,L)

Day 7 - La Cadiere D'Azur

Enjoy learning the art of Provencal cooking with four days of culinary classes hosted by Master Chef Rene Berard. Your Master Chef will also accompany you during visits to local markets, vineyards, honey bee producers and much more. Lunches are included. Use your free time to explore the Provence region: Avignon, Arles, Nimes, Aix-en-Provence just to name a few. (B,L)

Day 8 - La Cadiere D'Azur

 France vacationEnjoy learning the art of Provencal cooking with four days of culinary classes hosted by Master Chef Rene Berard. Your Master Chef will also accompany you during visits to local markets, vineyards, honey bee producers and much more. Lunches are included. Use your free time to explore the Provence region: Avignon, Arles, Nimes, Aix-en-Provence just to name a few. (B,L)

Day 9 - La Cadiere D'Azur /Marseille to USA (or extend your stay)

Drop off your car in Marseille and say ''au revoir'' to France or extend your stay. (B)

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Includes

  • Hotel accommodation for 8 nights
  • 13 included meals consisting of:
    - 8 buffet breakfasts
    - 1 dinner at Hostellerie Berard
    - 4 lunches at Hostellerie Berard
  • Cooking class in Paris, including visit of a local market and lunch
  • Transportation Paris to Marseille by First class rail
  • Four day course on Provencal culinary traditions, including daily visits to local markets, vineyards, honey bee producers and olive oil mill with Master Chef René Bérard
  • 6-day car rental - Category C. Car Rental includes unlimited mileage, CDW (Collision Damage Waiver), TP (Theft Protection), Third Party Liability (including passengers), airport surcharge, 24 hour-a-day road assistance and VAT (Value Added Tax)
  • 10% discount coupon at Galeries Lafayette
  • Document holder and luggage tags
  • Hotel taxes and service charges

Excludes

      • Airfare, Airport taxes & Fuel Surcharges 
      • Visa upon arrival (and upon re-entry) if required 
      • Tips and Personal items 
      • Travel Insurance 
      • Optional Tours

Notes

    From price is per person, double occupancy, and based on following hotels:
    Paris: Villa Pantheon
    La Cadiere d’Azur: Hostellerie Berard

    A selection of different hotels in Paris, room category, additional nights, transfers and optional tours are available. Program’s validity and/or some included features may vary.

Departures & Rates

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