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French and the Secrets of French Pastry

French Bakery in France

This course includes French language classes, French pastry classes, as well as Chocolate classes.

French and the Secrets of French Pastry - a delectable combination of French pastry, chocolate creations and French language! After a morning of French language classes, we invite you to don an apron and head to the kitchen for our hands-on Pastry and Chocolate sessions.

Learn techniques and little secrets for preparing several types of croissants, pain au chocolat, brioche and viennoiserie.

Indulge your chocolate cravings with instruction on how to create several chocolate desserts.

A unique opportunity to develop your artistic side and your taste buds. Our enthusiastic, talented chef instructor, with his artistic flair and advanced technical qualifications, teaches in a relaxed setting. He leads you on a creative adventure that covers the basics of pastry and chocolate production, how to make technical improvements, and encourages you to use your imagination in the creation of a chocolate presentation.

The course is structured as follows:

5 mornings of French Language group classes - maximum of 6 per group


2 afternoons around French Pastry / Viennoiserie
Conducted in French with a discreet translation for non French speakers where you can make cakes, pastries, desserts and decoration including:

  • Gourmet viennoiserie

Variations of croissant dough with the production of plain croissants, bi-colored croissants, pain au chocolat, pistachio breads and mini-viennoiserie

  • Types of brioche

Shaping traditional brioche and creative brioche: plain brioche, garnished brioche, raspberry brioche


2 afternoons around Chocolate

  • Chocolate Lover’s Tart

Preparing a creative chocolate tart (using pâte sucrée, chocolate dough, milk chocolate cream and chocolate mousse)

  • Chocolate creation

Creating a chocolate verrine (cup made of chocolate) garnished with a chocolate cookie and chocolate mousse. Each participant may choose their own type of chocolate to create their dessert

Amounts in brackets represent the deposit required. On-site : At the Villa Beaulieu, Off-site : For a more economical option, you can stay with a host family in the neighborhood. This off-site accomodation is a short walk from the Villa Beaulieu (15mn on foot maximum). Breakfast is taken with the host family, while lunches and dinners are shared with other guests and instructors at the Villa Beaulieu.
Room Type 1 Week Extra Week of General French Language
Shared Room on-site €1580 (€150) add €1080 per week
Single Room on-site €1730 (€150) add €1230 per week
Room off-site €1340 (€150) add €960 per week
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