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Cambridge
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2014

This is not just a place to stay, but a first class fully inclusive cooking holiday. I spent a fun 3 days doing the patisserie course. I learned to make chocolate eclairs, croissants, pain au chocolat, pain au raisin, macaroons, raspberry tarts and a beautiful peach and chocolate mousse dessert. I stayed in a large room with ensuite shower room.... More 

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Brussels
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120 reviews
76 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2013

A very basic hotel in beautiful landscape. The rooms are reasonably spacious with simple furniture. The historic construction generates seriously cracking floor. There is no air-conditioning. Overall, the room and the shower room were clean. The breakfast was very tasty, benefitting of jam made by the owner. Then place to say no more than few days it is ideally calm... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 September 2013

Whether you are going to do Marleen brilliant pastry course or if you are looking for a place to stay for the night, this is a great place to stay. Marleen and Marc are lovely down to earth hosts who go out of their way for their guests. Lovely rooms, amazing food (if you happen to be there for dinner)... More 

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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2013

Marlene and Marc were the perfect hosts for a French Patisserie course. The setting is amazing set in the countryside just outside Anzex amongst fields of sunflowers. Our room was clean, large and comfortable, Marc's food was delicious and there was endless amounts of it! Local Buzet wine is very nice too. Marlene's tuition is well paced, knowledgeable and expertly... More 

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Wrexham
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 July 2013

I have just stayed for 3 nights at Le Gargantua for a visit to the beautiful South West which included a patisserie cookery course. This was a treat from my Partner for my Birthday and was the best Birthday present I think I've ever had! We arrived on saturday afternoon to be presented with homemade canapes and a homemade aperitif... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2013 via mobile

My patisserie course here exceeded all of my expectations. From the word go the communication was helpful and prompt, Marc was waiting at the train station to take me to the house. Marc and Marlene are extremely welcoming, great hosts, amazing teachers and amazing cooks! Felt like I was at a friends house learning from a friend. Beautiful house, gorgeous... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2013

This is one of the best holiday experiences I have had from all over the world. The cookery course is very rewarding and enjoyable. The hosts are outstanding. Marlene has a very good way with her students. Mark is a perfect host. It is very clear to see how hard they work to provide their guests with a rewarding and... More 

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Houston
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 June 2013

I went to Le Gargantua on my own to do a short cooking course. I was fetched at the station by Marlene who immediately put me at ease. She took me to their home which is also a B&B . The accommodation was clean and comfortable. The house is in a charming country setting. The cooking course began the next... More 

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Worthing, England, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2013 via mobile

We arrived at the station and Marlene was there waiting for us. When we got to the house we had tea/coffee and homemade biscuits. We had time to settle in and then dinner! What a treat we had in store. Marc cooked and eat ate, drank and got merry. The next day saw us at the Prune Museum in the... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 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... More 

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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: €45 - €60 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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