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La Vie Du Chateau

| Château de La Barbée, 72200 Bazouges-sur-le-Loir, France
+33 6 63 63 27 11
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Memorable experience cooking and staying at Chateau de La Barbee

We loved our stay at Chateau de La Barbee. Even though January is not the usual time for... read more

Reviewed 31 January 2018
Julie O
Wonderful experience at Chateau de La Barbee

We had a wonderful time at Chateau de La Barbee in October this year. We cooked some amazing meals... read more

Reviewed 4 December 2017
jackiebove
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Residential, All-Inclusive, French Cookery Courses in English, with accommodations at Château de La Barbée, a family's 18th Century castle in the heart of Pays de la Loire, France.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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| Château de La Barbée, 72200 Bazouges-sur-le-Loir, France
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Reviewed January 31, 2018

We loved our stay at Chateau de La Barbee. Even though January is not the usual time for traveling, Mary took extra effort to make sure we all had a great time! We learned some great French recipes that we can’t wait to try out...More

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Reviewed December 4, 2017

We had a wonderful time at Chateau de La Barbee in October this year. We cooked some amazing meals and toured nearby sites. I have used the skills I learned to cook some of the French meals when I got home and my family was...More

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Reviewed December 4, 2017

Cooking school with Mary Pochez at Château de La Barbée was a wonderful introduction to life in Europe. After moving from the U.S. to France, I spent several days with Mary learning some French cooking techniques. I love to cook and have used my new...More

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Reviewed December 2, 2017

From the time I first visited France, it had been a mystery to me how food could taste so much better than what I was normally accustomed to eating at home. I’m recently retired and wanted to embrace a healthier lifestyle, so began my journey...More

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Reviewed November 27, 2017

After whirlwind trip around France for my 40th, my husband and I paused for a much needed break at Chateau de la Barbee, WHAT a fabulous time we had - everyone back home was so jealous. Mary is great fun and her husband, the 'lord...More

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Reviewed November 27, 2017

Our time at Chateau de la Barbee was much more than a cooking class. The chateau is straight out of a movie set in an idyllic setting. The hosts, Mary Pochez, the instructor, and her husband Xavier were fun and caring and gracious. They welcomed...More

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Reviewed November 26, 2017

I decided to take my daughter to France and book a cooking school instead of having a 50th Birthday party for me. Well this was the best decision I have made this year. We booked La Vie Du Chateau online. Mary was so easy to...More

Thank Suzanne H
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Reviewed November 26, 2017

An incredible experience like being in a fairy tale!! Beautiful, historic chateau, fabulous cooking classes, very congenial hosts and interesting "classmates". I want to return someday soon. It was October so the weather was chilly! I would go earlier next time. I would also go...More

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Reviewed November 26, 2017

This past summer my friend and I enrolled in the cookery course at Chateau de la Barbee. On arrival we were enchanted by the chateau , made immediately to feel at home by our hosts Mary and her husband Xavier as well as Ella, Mary's...More

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Reviewed November 26, 2017

A warm thank you to Mary and Xavier (and Ella) for the memorable days at Chateau de la Barbée. It was a dream to cook and converse in such wonderful surroundings. I thoroughly enjoyed myself — loved my chic bedroom; the breakfasts of croissants, homemade...More

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