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Le Gargantua

Lieu-dit Filou, 47700 Anzex, France
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Chester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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... More 

1 Thank TAMember1234
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 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... More 

Thank Ted A
London, England
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30 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 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... More 

Thank PuryEnd
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 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... More 

Thank A-and-M-Nottingham
Stroud, United Kingdom
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 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
Marseillan, France
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I spent last weekend at Le Gargantua, he for a two day cooking course and me to keep him company and to have a mini break. The house is lovely and the grounds are peaceful and beautiful. It's a typical french country house, renovated nicely, and really charming. The grounds are set with antique wood outdoor tables... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014 via mobile

We recently had the privilege of spending four days learning new cooking skills with excellent chef Marlene at this wonderful cooking school near Bordeaux in France. Not only was it incredibly informative but it was so much fun. We had the opportunity to learn about the local area, visit the village market and local prune producers as well as having... More 

1 Thank RobynTas
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13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 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 

1 Thank Alyson_Spencer
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121 reviews
76 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 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 

Thank VaclavBrussels
London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 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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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
Location: France > Aquitaine > Lot-et-Garonne > Anzex
Price Range: $50 - $66 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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