Experience the delicate French Cuisine while exploring Normandy Historic Sites


Cooking with Corinne in Normandy


Join Corinne in Normandy to discover a region of exceptional beauty offering exquisite products which make its local cuisine so delicious.

7 days / 6 nights Culinary and Cultural Tour
♦ Private house accommodation
♦ 3 hands-on cooking classes
♦ Daily breakfasts, lunches and dinners
♦ Market & visits to local producers, Cultural guided tours
♦ Bayeux train station roundtrip transfer and guided tours transportation


We want to be sure that this tour, the itinerary and the food offered match with your wishes, likes and expectations. Thank you.
We look forward to speaking with you and to welcoming you soon!

Welcome to Normandy!

Close your eyes and imagine a peaceful and verdant region with black and white cows grazing under apple trees, rolling hills matching pastures and groves, beautiful countryside scattered with farms and half-timbered or granite towns leading to a stretch of coastline, picturesque harbors and fishing villages with a strong maritime history, without forgetting the food! Normandy is one of top-five gourmet destinations in France with beautiful markets, exquisite produces, and great restaurants. Normandy is a destination for foodie travelers!

Through our exclusive Normandy culinary tour, you will partake in hands-on classes and enjoy gourmet experiences. You will meet local people and discover the Normandy region through its cultural heritage. Our original program features the preserved natural environment of the Pays d’Auge, its quaint villages and historic sites, cheese and cider farms and Calvados brandy distilleries. Corinne personally runs cooking classes and guides this tour.

La Maison du Bessin private house Accommodation

Booking a Lifestyle Vacations original culinary tour is a full immersion in the chic and unique French art of living and the accommodation is a part of it.
La Maison du Bessin is a beautifully renovated farm offering offers a luxury accommodation with all modern amenities.
Located between Bayeux, the Coast and the Normandy Landing sites, the property offers 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms with private toilet which is perfect for a family. For a group of up to 6 people, Le Clos guest house (steps to La Maison du Bessin) offers 4 additional bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms and all amenities.
Daily continental breakfasts include tea or coffee, fruits, yogurts, freshly baked bread, home-made crepes, waffles or cakes, butter, jam, etc.

Cooking Classes & Normandy Cuisine

Join Corinne in the kitchen to experience the French and Normandy cuisine through hands-on classes taught in English. You will learn, you will cook, you will enjoy eating, and you will have fun.

“I always have looked to find fun in the kitchen since I have seen Julia Child TV shows and having the chance to working with her in Boston. I am a self-educated cook, trained by Michelin-starred Chefs for many years. Today my goal is to teach people to eat better through well-balanced menus prepared with fresh seasonal (organic if possible) produce only. For years, I have simplified hundreds of recipes celebrating the French cuisine for home cooks. In a word, no need to be an advanced cook to join my classes”, explains Corinne.

Normandy is well known for its dairy produce (delicious butter and heavy cream, flavorful cow-milk cheeses such as Camembert, Pont Levêque and Livarot), cider, Calvados brandy, exquisite desserts but also good meat and delicate fish.

Rural Normandy areas feature lors of artisans who keep the traditions alive. Aside to your cooking lessons, you will visit producers who make delights such as milk jam, salty-buttered caramel candies, buttered biscuits and shortbreads, etc. You will have the chance to meet local producers on the food markets and in the farms.
Cooking with Corinne in Normandy tour includes 3 cooking classes scheduled in the morning or in the afternoon. Within 3 hours you will learn how to prepare and to cook a 3 to 4-course meal including appetizer, starter, main course, pastry, dessert that you will enjoy afterwards.

One class will celebrate fish, the second one: meat, and the third once: poultry. Aperitif and tasting lunch and dinner accompanied by wine, cider, mineral water, coffee or herbal tea follow each class. Sample menus can include walnuts and Calvados flavored countryside pâté, Livarot cheese choux puffs (exquisite for the aperitif), chicken Made-in-Normandy, rack of lamb topped with herbs crust, sole normande, caramelized apple tarts, seasonal fruits clafoutis, etc. Please remind that Corinne creates the menus according to her guests’ likes, dislikes, food restriction or allergies. That’s why it’s important that you mention it on the reservation form you will complete.

Tours, Visits & Gourmet Experiences

Cooking with Corinne Normandy Cultural Tours

Our culinary and cultural exclusive and original tour includes connections with local people and producers such as cider and cheese farms, artisans. You will experience a farmers market tour and shopping.It is also a full immersion in the history of Normandy, its heritage and traditions.

You will visit Bayeux, Honfleur, D-Day sites and picturesque villages of the Pays d’Auge listed among the most beautiful villages in France.

All along your journey in Normandy, will enjoy gourmet lunches and dinners in traditional and Michelin restaurants.

Cooking with Corinne Normandy Cultural Tour


Day 1 (Sunday) – Welcome to Normandy!
Bayeux train station transfer to La Maison du Bessin.
Check-in and resting time.
Welcome aperitif and (early) dinner accompanied by wine or cider in La Maison du Bessin private house.

Day 2 (Monday) – Cooking class & lunch. Afternoon tour to seaside villages.
After breakfast, join Corinne for a healthy one-hour walk through the Normandy countryside before heading to the kitchen.
Morning 3-hour cooking class starting at 10am followed by lunch.
Afternoon walking tour and shopping in Deauville and Cabourg.
Dinner in La Maison du Bessin.

Day 3 (Tuesday) – D-Day sites full-day guided tour.
After breakfast, transfer to the D-Day siteS
Morning tour to Utah Beach, Sainte-Mère-Église.
Lunch in a crêperie.
Afternoon tour to Omaha Beach sector, La Pointe-du Hoc and Colleville-sur-Mer American cemetery.
Dinner in La Maison du Bessin.

Day 4 (Wednesday) – Bayeux Market and cultural tour – Lunch in Bayeux – Cooking class
After breakfast, morning food market tour and shopping and visit to the Tapestry museum.
Lunch in Bayeux.
Early afternoon Bayeux guided walking tour.
Transfer to La Maison du Bessin.
Late afternoon cooking class followed by dinner.

Day 5 (Thursday) – Pays d’Auge quaint villages tour – Cooking Class.
Morning Pays d’Auge guided tour through its picturesque villages such as Cambremer, Blangy-le-Château and Beuvron-en-Auge.
Visit to cider and cheese farms.
Lunch on the way.
Afternoon 3-hour cooking class followed by dinner.

Day 6 (Friday) – Honfleur guided tour
After breakfast, transfer to Honfleur.
Morning visit to Museum Eugene Boudin impressionist painter.
Lunch in a Michelin restaurant.
Afternoon guided walking tour through this stunning historic village.
Time free for shopping and relaxing.
Transfer to La Maison du Bessin end afternoon.
Dinner in the house.

Day 7 (Saturday) – Transfer to Bayeux train station
Morning breakfast. Check-out before 10:00am.
Transfer to Bayeux train station.
End of the tour.


$3,850 per person (DBL occupancy)
Complimentary Single occupancy

VAT and all taxes included.

Price includes:
♦ Bayeux train station round-trip transfer
♦ Guided tours transportation by private car or minivan
♦ 6-night private house accommodation
♦ Daily breakfasts, lunches and dinners
♦ 3 hands-on cooking classes
♦ Marketplace tour and visits to local producers
♦ Gourmet experiences in traditional and Michelin restaurants
♦ Quaint villages and D-Day sites guided tours.

Not included: airfare from your country, train tickets, wine in restaurants, personal expenses, personal insurance, and all which is not listed in “price includes”.


June 30 – July 5, 2024 (6 spots left)
Other tour dates can be offered upon request in July and September. Please contact us for the availability and additional information. Thank you.
Tour is confirmed with 2 people, and it’s limited to 6 participants. Reservation in advance is strongly recommended in high season.