Let's Eat Uzès - Week in Uzès - A French Culinary Vacation in southern France - Cooking Vacations in France

Join us for a French Culinary Vacation in France. Your Let's Eat Uzès - Week in Uzès French Culinary Vacation is an 8-day culinary experience including both half-day and full-day activities with an experienced French chef & travel experts. Your booking includes 7 nights of accommodations in the charming Pays d'Uzès ( Uzès - Gard Provencal), and 6 days of cooking, baking, degustations, wine & cheese tasting, and market visits, and more. This is a full program focusing on various aspects of French cuisine & culture.

From 5035€ /person

An All-Inclusive Cooking Vacation in Southern France with a professional chef, in English

Tour Duration: 8 days (7 nights accommodations) Saturday afternoon to Saturday morning

2025 Price: 5035 euros double occupancy
Single Occupancy Supplement: 578€
Non-participating guests*: from 3700€ (limited to 1 guest per student & 2 total guests per program week)
Payment Options: We accept payment by credit card or by bank transfer. New! We now offer a 0% interest payment plan. Find out more about it here
Schedule: Our program weeks run from Saturday to Saturday

*Non-participating guests will be invited to join us for all meals and all excursions but may need to use their vehicle if the tour is fully booked. Please ask us if you are looking for ideas on what to do in Uzès while your friend or partner cooks.

Inclusions & Highlights

  • 7-night accommodations in a beautiful French country villa
  • French continental breakfasts each morning
  • Welcome dinner expertly prepared by your chef-instructor & includes select French wines 
  • Private wine tours with a WSET-certified wine educator
  • Private tastings, culinary & cultural excursions
  • 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners** including dinner at a select restaurant chosen by your chef, unlimited tastings
  • Transportation to and from the guesthouse & school and for all organized excursions
  • Exclusive guided French market tours
  • Hands-on French cooking experience including, bread-making, soups, salads, stews, Provencal dishes, French desserts
  • Small group sizes (maximum of 8 students), with up to 2 non-participating guests per session
  • You don’t have to be a chef! All cooking levels are welcome and the recipes we prepare will have something for everyone – even you expert cooks 😉!
  • You don’t even have to cook! A non-participating guest is welcome when traveling with a participant in a shared room. Please inquire.
  • Learn expert techniques from a professional chef in English in a convivial and friendly atmosphere
  • Your own Let’s Eat Uzès! Week in Uzes recipe e-book to recreate your recipes at home
  • Private transportation to and from Avignon TGV on arrival and departure date

**Evening meals are optional. If you prefer, you are always free to make your dinner arrangements.

Exclusions

  • Flights & any other transportation not detailed in the itinerary
  • Any food and drinks outside those specified in the itinerary
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tours, events, and activities outside those noted in the itinerary
  • Personal items and expenses

2025 Tour dates (Saturday to Saturday):

  • May 10-17, 2025
  • September 13-20, 2025

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We require a minimum of 4 people to guarantee this program. Generally, we will review your request and confirm your booking once 4 participants have booked. No payment is required until the dates are confirmed. Once we have 4 participants, subsequent participants can book directly. We will inform you if we can confirm with fewer than 4 pre-registered participants. You can only book this tour for a maximum of 2 people at a time. Please email us if you need to book more participants (alternatively, you can submit a second request).

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Let’s Eat Uzès!

LET’S EAT UZÈS! A Fabulous week in southern France

Activity Level

Moderate 60%

French Culinary Holidays France – Welcome to Uzès!

Let’s Eat Uzès is your French Culinary vacation in southern France. A perfect opportunity for food lovers of all skill levels to partake in an 8-day, 7-night French Culinary holiday filled with food, wine, and culture in the beautiful Gard Provencal.

What could be better than discovering French cuisine and its exquisite wine in France’s largest wine-producing region in the company of a French chef accompanied by passionate collaborators? We are ready to share our skills, knowledge, and culture with you during a delectable week in southern France. Our culinary advisor & chef, Eric Fraudeau brings over 40 years of culinary expertise to the kitchen. Our WSET-certified wine specialist, Frederic Duverger leads our wine education bringing decades of experience working in high-end restaurants and hotels to our wine program. Our expert travel coordinator, Yetunde Oshodi-Fraudeau, owner of Let’s Eat The World has put everything in place to provide you with a culinary vacation of a lifetime. You are on the doorstep of Provence and can feel and taste it in all aspects of this program! Our focus will be Mediterranean and Provençal cuisines but will include classic and modern regional French recipes.

Your 7 nights in Uzès will be spent at a private French country villa with other enthusiastic food and travel lovers. Group size is limited to 6-8 people maximum; you are welcome to come alone or accompanied by a loved one, either as a participant or a non-participating guest. Spaces are limited for guests, so please be sure to inquire before making your booking if you wish to add one.

The tour begins on a Saturday afternoon, time for rest before we gather for our welcome cocktail dinner. The mentioned 8 days include the Saturday arrival and departure. You will spend 6 exclusive days in hands-on French cooking classes, enjoy expert-guided tours (including both half-day and full-day activities), as well as partake in private guided tours of local producers, tasting wine, cheese, and olive oil, visiting local French markets, and learning about the history of this region of France. Activities will vary by season.

The full tour is in English and where necessary, translations are provided by an English-speaking guide! Let’s Eat The World creator and owner Yetunde Oshodi-Fraudeau created a memorable and delectable culinary holiday in France. 

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Yetunde Oshodi-Fraudeau

Owner/Tour Designer

Yetunde Oshodi-Fraudeau is the owner & creator of Let's Eat The World - Culinary Experiences for Travel Lovers. With a passion for cultural exchange, this avid cook builds holidays for fellow food & travel lovers looking to get more out of their vacations.

Chef Eric Fraudeau

Culinary Advisor

Chef Eric Fraudeau is our culinary advisor and lead chef. He brings over 40 years of professional culinary experience acquired both in France and abroad. He enjoys sharing his passion for and knowledge of French cuisine with visiting travelers.

Frédéric Duverger

Sommelier/Guide

Frédéric Duverger is a certified WSET level 3 wine specialist and our wine specialist during our Let's Eat Uzès tour. He will guide our participants through the art of wine tasting and pairing and lead our wine excursion with local producers.

Karen Bonnet

Assistant/Guide

Karen is our Let's Eat Uzès assistant. She is there to ensure that your time with Let's Eat The World is a memorable one. She'll pitch in to help our chef, get you off on your excursions and share with you her personal knowledge of the region, its food, and its wine.

Every season will have its dishes prepared by you from fresh seasonal ingredients found locally.

Here is a sample of some of the preparations and recipes we’ve done in the past *

  • Bouillabaisse
  • Aioli (sauce and dish)
  • Brandade de Nîmes
  • Octopus salad
  • Mussels and saffron soup, Mouclade
  • Bread: Country breads
  • Bull stew Camarguais (Daube de Boeuf Provençal)
  • Stuffed lamb shoulder
  • Rabbit or pork terrine de campagne or pâté en croûte
  • Ratatouille
  • Stuffed Zucchini blossom
  • Tarte aux fruits (seasonal fruit tarts)
  • Soufflés
  • Flan and clafoutis
  • Chocolate cakes and ganache
  • Cookies (madeleine, financier, diamants)
  • Gougère (pâte à choux fromage)
  • Tapenades
  • Anchoiade
  • Preserved Lemon
  • Pissaladière

** This is a hands-on class where you will get to participate in the preparation of numerous French specialties. Some recipes will require working collectively both for their realization as well as limit unnecessary food waste but don’t worry you will have plenty of opportunities to get your hands dirty.

The examples of dishes we may do in class together are not fixed. All recipes are based on seasonal availability, the desires of our participants, as well as time constraints.

The program week is modifiable under the same conditions.

We hope this will give you a little idea of what you can expect during your Week in Uzès without giving away all the surprises that await you.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us

Let’s Eat Uzès! Week in Uzès Sample Program

The following is a sample program for our, Let’s Eat Uzès – Week in Uzès tour – a French cooking vacation in the South of France. The program is subject to change due to weather or the availability of our partners. You will receive the definitive program on the day of your arrival. Barring any changes in weather and the desires of the group, this final program will be what you can expect for the week. We ask that you try to be understanding about any slight modifications that will not affect your overall enjoyment of the program.

Activity Level: Moderate

The Let’s Eat Uzès tour involves a moderate level of physical activity, with most days including activities such as market visits, guided tours, and cooking classes which involve walking and standing. The winery tours and excursions will also require some walking and standing, but there are no highly strenuous activities planned. Participants should be comfortable with walking and standing for moderate durations and be able to enjoy leisurely activities.

Saturday arrival

DAY 1:

Group pick up from Avignon TGV at 3:30 PM to bring you to your French country villa

Arrival at the villa around 4:30 PM

Welcome dinner cocktail at around 6:30 PM at the guesthouse

To get you excited about the week ahead, we have arranged a “cocktail dinatoire” at the guesthouse. This is a chance to get to know your chef & guide and your fellow participants and discuss the wonderful week ahead. No need for other dinner plans.

DAY 2 (Sunday):

1st day of class – Market Day 1

After a continental breakfast, we’ll head off to explore the covered market of Nîmes where we’ll select not only what we will eat for today’s lunch but also get a crash course into the fresh produce that adorns the menus of prestigious French restaurants and our homes.

We’ll head to the UNESCO World Heritage site, Le Pont du Gard for an afternoon picnic of our market finds.

Optional light supper at home or a Free evening to yourself

DAY 3 (Monday):

Private guided tour

Enjoy a continental Breakfast after which we’ll dive into our first full day of cooking preparing today’s lunch menu.

Excursion of the day: We head into Uzès center for a private guided tour of the premier duché de France (first duchy of France). We’ll hear the history and appreciate the architecture and private residences that were beautifully restored to their medieval and renaissance glory.

Optional light dinner at the house or evening free.

DAY 4 (Tuesday):

Wine appreciation day

Start the day with a French continental breakfast at the guesthouse.

Winery Tour – Discover the wines of our region with a visit to two of our local wineries rich with tradition and a passion for good quality wines. Our WSET wine educator will be your guide on this full-day tour. You’ll visit one winery in the morning after which you’ll enjoy a delicious lunch at a restaurant selected by our wine specialist.

After lunch, your wine guide will take you to explore a second winery and discover more unique wines of the region.

Optional dinner at the guesthouse or evening free. If preferred we would be happy to offer suggestions for any dinner reservations or you can refer to our restaurant suggestions.

DAY 5 (Wednesday):

Market day in Uzès

The morning will start with a French continental breakfast at the guesthouse. We’ll then head off to Uzès’s “marché des producteurs” (Farmer’s market), taking place on the Place aux Herbes. Take in this beautiful medieval city and shop like a local with chef Eric, for seasonal produce to take back to the kitchen. You will prepare a 4-course luncheon and also prep for tomorrow’s outing. After our lunch break, we take you to visit a working farm where they make the best cheese in the region. Get ready for some chèvre cuteness.

Optional light dinner at the guest house or evening free, post our apéritif

DAY 6 (Thursday):

Déjeuner sur l’herbe

Start the day with a French continental breakfast before an early morning of bread-making. Bake baguettes we’ll take along with us and get excited for the fabulous picnic lunch that you’ve prepared. You will be whisked off to a secluded location for a casual and delicious afternoon.

Optional light dinner at the guesthouse or evening free

DAY 7 (Friday):

Final cooking day
The morning will start with a French continental breakfast at your French country guesthouse. The lesson of the day including preparing lunch. We’ll break just after lunch so you are free to rest or explore.

For our final evening together, we’ll enjoy a quick apéro before we head off for a fabulous dinner at one of our favorite restaurants.

DAY 8 (Saturday):

Departure Day

A French continental breakfast will be served at the guesthouse before check-out and pick up at 10 am for the return to Avignon TGV.

(Please note that this is a sample itinerary to give you an idea of what to expect during your week in Provence).

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    FAQs

    Our frequently asked questions about our Culinary holiday in France – Let’s Eat Uzès

    Bonjour! Mais oui! French is the spoken language in France as you know but rest assured that your guide and chef) both speak fluent English. All your cooking instructions will be in English.

    No, our tours are designed for culinary enthusiasts of all skill levels. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced cook, you will find the activities both enjoyable and educational. There is always something to learn.

    Absolutely! Our tours attract both solo travelers and groups. They are a great way to meet new people who share your passion for food and travel. Our tours are deliberately kept small for an intimate experience but you also have plenty of me time as you desire. We won’t leave anyone behind! 😉

    Yes, while we can not guarantee a shared room to our solo travelers if you choose a shared room option, we will match you with another interested solo traveler of the same gender. As stated, it is not something we can guarantee but we will do our best to accommodate your request.

    Most of our participants arrive at Paris at Charles de Gaulle airport from which you may be able to catch the TGV going to Avignon TGV station. Depending on where you are traveling from, you may also find options to arrive in Marseille, Nice, or even Nîmes airports. To check the best options for travel, try using sites like Skyscanner.net and/or Rome2Rio.com.  A grouped complimentary pickup is offered from Avignon TGV at 3:30 pm on the tour’s starting date.

    Ensure your passport is valid for at least 6 months beyond your travel dates. Visa requirements vary by country and nationality. We recommend checking with your local embassy or consulate for the latest travel advisories.

    It’s always good to have at least a little cash with you when you travel to France but rest assured – there are plenty of ATMs at the airports and train stations as well as in the center of Uzès that you can use should you need additional cash. As a rule of thumb, when I arrive at a destination I tend to have the equivalent of between 50-100 euros of cash in whatever the local currency. The amount of money you may spend on your trip depends on you. You may wish to purchase souvenirs to take home and while the majority of vendors at the local market accept credit and debit cards, some may prefer cash for smaller amounts.

    A deposit is typically required to secure your spot, with full payment due prior to the tour start date. Cancellations received up to a certain period may be eligible for a refund or credit, as detailed in our terms and conditions. Due to numerous upfront costs, the initial deposit is non-refundable but can be transferred to a future date if you need to postpone (based on price and availability). We also offer a payment plan to help you better budget for your trip. For the full book terms, please click here. For our cancelation policy click here.

    As you are booking with a registered Spanish travel agency, your booking is insured in the event that anything should happen to the company. However, this does not cover your personal travel or expenses related to your trip. We highly advise that you also look into comprehensive travel insurance. US and Canadian travelers can use this Insurance comparison website to find what works for their trip. For Australians, click here. For the UK, click here. Please note that we are not personally affiliated with any one insurance comparator or company. We just want you to be safe and to have peace of mind.

    Yes, we are open to collaborating with travel agents and agencies to resell our unique culinary experiences to your clients. If you are a travel agent interested in offering our tours and experiences, we would be delighted to discuss potential partnerships and how we can work together to provide exceptional travel experiences.

    Please contact us via email to explore the opportunities for collaboration. We can discuss commission structures, customized packages, and any specific needs your clients might have. Our goal is to create seamless and memorable culinary journeys that will delight your clients and enhance your travel offerings.

    By working with us, you’ll be able to offer your clients exclusive access to our carefully curated tours, workshops, and cooking classes, all designed to immerse travelers in the rich culinary traditions and cultures of our destinations. We look forward to building a successful partnership with you.


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