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How does the collection and drop off service work?

As soon as you have your flight details, you should contact us so we can work out which train you will be able to catch. Please bear in mind that we collect and drop off at Tonneins train station only, NOT Bordeaux. We offer this service for free. We collect between 4.00pm and 7.00pm on arrival day and we drop off for the 8:10am train on departure day. There are up to 4 participants needing this service, so please understand that there will be only one collection and drop off per day, so you may have to arrange your travelling time around that (maybe catch an earlier train or a later one). Should the times we offer for collection and drop off not suit your travel arrangements, we will be happy to put you in contact with a local taxi firm so you can arrange your own journey to/from Tonneins at your own expense.

Meet some of the people we'll visit

Of the many producers we visit on the seasonal french cooking course, Tucked away among the rolling hills of the Lot-et-Garonne, Gilbert has been crafting his wines for many years. As an organic wine producer he grows a selection of grapes including a very special variety unique to the area. His knowledge and experience in wine is what makes visiting Gilbert very special. On our visit, he'll walk us through his grape vines explaining how he uses the natural environment to benefit the vines themselves and the blending methods used to achieve great tasting wine. You'll soon discover his wines have lots of character and flavour as we have a wine tasting over a picnic together.