Visit the region’s wonderful wine regions with your experienced food and wine guide and add a few cooking lessons to boot returning home ready to create your own food and wine adventures.
Here are three places to take your cooking courses;
One in central Bordeaux (www.ateliersdeschefs.com). They have a two hour lesson each day in the morning (9.30 t 11.30) then a lunch lesson for an hour and another two hour course in the afternoon (from 3.30 to 5.30).
One in St Emilion at the wine property Château Ambe Tour Pourret http://saint-emilion.fr/fr/cuisine-au-chateau.html but it seems they only have an hour’s course on a wednesday at 11.30 and on a Friday evening.
But the best I think is the cooking school part of the St James Hotel in Bouilac just outside of Bordeaux (on the other side of the Dordogne on the way to St Emilion, so good location for getting to St Emilion). If you go to their site and download the Classes Catalogue you can see what they offer. It looks good! http://www.saintjames-bouliac.com/en/home
So if you fly to Merignac airport and pick up a rental car from there you can then drive to the St James at Bouliac (around 30 minutes).
Château Gruaud Larose, a second growth classified St Julien property in the Haut Medoc also organises a cooking class for small groups on demand.