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Cooking & Cultural Journey in Normandy

COOKING VACATIONS

Cooking with Corinne in Normandy

$2,990.00$3,390.00

NORMANDY IS NOT ONLY ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL FRENCH REGIONS TO VISIT BUT ALSO A MAGNIFICENT TERROIR WHICH MAKES THE LOCAL CUISINE EXQUISITE. JOIN CORINNE TO EXPLORE NORMANDY AND ITS GORGEOUS LIFESTYLE!

6 days / 5 nights (Sunday – Friday)

  • Luxury private Manor accommodation
  • 3 hands-on cooking classes
  • Daily breakfasts, luncheons and dinners
  • Market & visit to local producers, Cultural guided tours
  • Transportation by private car or van including Lisieux & Paris transfers

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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 Lifestyle Vacations’ original Cooking with Corinne in Normandy tour, you will enjoy cooking classes and gourmet adventures. 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 she guides this tour.

Le Pressoir private Manor Accommodation

COOKING CORINNE IN NORMANDY

Booking a Lifestyle Vacations original cooking tour is a full immersion in the chic and unique French art of living and the accommodation is a part of it.
Le Pressoir is a half-timbered private manor, a fully renovated former cider farm which offers a luxury accommodation with all modern amenities.
Located between Pont Levêque and Lisieux, the property is only 30 minutes distance from the coast. It offers two bedrooms, each one has with its en-suite bathroom and private toilet. For a group of up to 6 people, La Chaumière, thatch roof maison d’hôtes boutique-hotel, offers 3 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 CORINNE IN NORMANDY

Cooking Classes & Normandy Cuisine

Cooking with Corinne in Normandy

Join Corinne in the kitchen of Le Pressoir Manor 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

Cooking with Corinne in Normandy is a culinary and cultural tour which includes connections with local people and producers such as cider and cheese farms, artisans. You will experience a farmers market tour and shopping.

Lifestyle Vacations Normandy tour is 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

ITINERARY

Day 1 (Sunday) – Welcome to Normandy!
Lisieux rail station transfer to the guest house.
Check-in and resting time.
Welcome aperitif and (early) dinner accompanied by wine or cider in Le Pressoir private Manor.
Overnight.

Day 2 (Monday) – Market cooking class. Afternoon tour of Lisieux & visit to the farms
After breakfast, transfer to Saint-Pierre-sur-Dives to experience the market tour and shopping.
Visit to La Ferme de Canon (producing organic cider, apple juice, cider vinegar, and poiré aperitif) and to La Ferme des Pâtis, an authentic cow milk farm producing creme fraiche, fromage blanc and making an exquisite milk jam and Teurgoule baked rice pudding.
Lunch in Lisieux.
Afternoon cooking class followed by dinner.
Overnight.

Day 3 (Tuesday) – 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.
Visit to Graindorge (Camembert,Llivarot and Pont Leveque AOP cheese).
Cheese and wine pairing dinner in Le Pressoir.
Overnight.

Day 4 (Wednesday) – Full-day excursion to Bayeux and D-Day sites.
After breakfast, transfer to the D-Day sites: Utah Beach, Colleville American cimetery, Arromanches.
Lunch in a crêperie.
Afternoon visit to Bayeux and its Tapestry museum.
Time free at your leisure in Bayeux.
Gourmet dinner at Le Pavé d’Auge Michelin-star restaurant in Beuvron-en-Auge.
Overnight.

Day 5 (Thursday) – Cooking class & Pays d’Auge quaint villages tour.
After breakfast, join Corinne in the kitchen.
Morning 3-hour cooking class starting at 9:30am followed by lunch.
Afternoon excursion through the Pays d’Auge picturesque villages such as Cambremer, Blangy-le-Château and Beuvron-en-Auge.
Dinner in Le Pressoir. Overnight.

Day 6 (Friday) – Transfer to Paris through Honfleur
Morning breakfast. Check-out at 10:00am.
Private transfer by car or van to Paris through Honfleur.
Guided walking tour of this beautiful historical village.
Lunch in a Michelin restaurant.
Afternoon visit to Museum Eugene Boudin impressionist painter.
Transfer to Paris.
End of the tour.

PROGRAM PRICES

US$ 2,990 per person (based on double occupancy)
Single occupancy supplement: US$ 400

Price includes :
5-night 4-star charming guesthouse accommodation
Daly breakfasts, lunches and dinners
3-hands-on cooking classes followed by tasting lunch or dinner accompanied by wine
Recipes in English
Food market tours and visits to producers and artisans
Cultural tours and excursions to historic sites as detailed in the itinerary
6-day transportation by private car or van including Lisieux and Paris transfers.

Not included : airfare to/from your country, train ticket to Normandy, drinks at restaurants, personal insurance, personal expenses and all which is not included in “price includes”.


 

2023 TOUR DATE

July 3-8 (4 space left)
Tour is confirmed with 2 people, and it’s limited to 6 participants.
Considering the limited space in the tour, it’s recommended to book in advance. Additional tour dates can be added upon request. Feel free to contact us.