French Country Cooking in the heart of Normandy Les Pieux, France
Enjoy an unique insight into a French country kitchen. Learn to cook, with Sinéad, the French way. Families welcome. Tailor made courses on request.Tell us what you want and we'll do our best to facilitate your needs.


Combine cooking with history or simply enjoy the beautiful Norman countryside - Enjoy a 6 day break where you'll cook with Sinéad, your Irish-born hostess, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and explore for yourself the best of Normandy on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
A typical week may include:
Arrival on Sunday afternoon
Sunday evening supper of cheese and wine
Monday: Continental Breakfast
Market visit in neighbouring medieval town of Bricquebec
Cookey class #1
Leisurely lunch
Visit to an organic cider farm and tasting of cider products.

Tuesday: Carte Blanche Day!
Continental Breakfast during which we chat about the endless possible visits to ensure you get the best from you Norman experience on your day out of the kitchen.... D-Day beaches and musuems, Bayeux, Le Mont St Michel....
Wednesday: Continental Breakfast
Food preparation for (afternoon) cookery class #2
Afternoon Cookery class with Francois in his 18th century bake-house - the most authentic and rustic of the French cookery experiences
Dinner and drinks at La Blonderie
Thursday: Carte Blanche day
Friday: Continenral Breakfast
Market visit to Les Pieux
Cookery class #3
Leisurely lunch
Saturday: Continental Breakfast after which we say our goodbyes! You'll go away laden with recipesand anecdotes, having experieced for yourself a real insight into the food culture and history of Normandy.


Typical Day

A typical one day cookery course:
If you're lucky enough to be here on a Monday/Friday, market day - a must for all foodies, Sinéad will guide you around the (morning) market,
picking up some of the ingredients necessary for your cookery lesson.
Cookery lesson followed by a leisurely lunch washed down with a glass of local cider.
The afternoon is yours to explore - in the knowledge that we will, of course, recommend visits.
You'll certainly experience for yourself 'la vie en rose'!


Map & Directions

La Blonderie, Les Pieux, France 50340

Points of Interest
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Nearby Attractions and Services

44kmsSainte Mere Eglise
90kmAmerican Cemetary
146kmsLe Mont St Michel
139kmsPegasus Bridge
90kmsOmaha Beach

Age range, type of group

All welcome!
Families welcome! (20% reduction for children under 16 on the residential courses)
There's something very special in educating children in good food and no better way than to cook together.
Open to all curious about food, traditions and generally the french 'art de vivre'.

Warming up

Sleeping and meals

Enjoy comfortable accomodation in our studio apartment or romantic 'Maid's Quarters'located across the garden from the main house.
Our self-contained loft apartment is perfect for families/groups of four with its 2 bedrooms, both ensuite.


Other Information

The best way to travel around Normandy is by car. The major international car rental companies are found throughtout the region. Booking online is possible.

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