All our cooking holidays are full board, and you will be accommodated in our guest house for the duration of your course.

The House

Le Gargantua Cooking School accommodation

Le Gargantua Cooking School | Renovated farmhouse

Despite the derelict state of this 1850 stone farmhouse when we first saw it in 2004, it was love at first sight! We renovated it for 3 years, keeping all the original features and eventually opened in 2007. Our guesthouse, Le Gargantua, is located in the tiny village of Anzex, surrounded by glorious sunflower fields, only a couple of minutes drive away from the pine forest of the Landes de Gascogne, and 10 minutes from the pretty market town of Casteljaloux. Check our location page for more information on our region.

Le Gargantua Cooking School accommodation

Sunflower field - 2015

Facilities include:

  • - Private off-road parking
  • - Private ensuite shower room and toilet in each bedroom
  • - Linen & Towels
  • - Hair Dryers
  • - Tea & Coffee making facility in each bedroom
  • - A complimentary bottle of local wine and home-made cookies in your room on arrival
  • - Lounge/diner
  • - Free internet WIFI connection
  • - Outside shaded sitting area
  • - Garden furniture
  • - Sun loungers
  • - Bikes at your disposal for a ride in the countryside
  • - Games and magazines to keep you entertained

Our bedrooms are situated on the first floor, therefore our house is unfortunately unsuitable for wheelchairs. Pets, even ours, are not allowed in the guests area. We have a strict no-smoking policy inside the house.

Le Gargantua Cooking School | Garden View

Le Gargantua Cooking School | Lounge Area

Le Gargantua Cooking School | Lounge Area

Le Gargantua | Pre Dinner Drinks


We have four spacious and comfortable double bedrooms of an average size of 22m2 (227 sqft), all with private en-suite facilities. Furnishings and decoration are of traditional French country style. The house and bedrooms have bags of character with exposed stone walls and sloping ceilings showing original oak beams. The perfect mix of rusticity and elegance.


Twin Bedroom

Pantagruel is cosy twin bedroom perfect for friends to share. Melusine" and "Pantagruel" are adjoining rooms, and can be attributed as a family room.


Double bed

Grangousier is a large bedroom with double bed and traditional French rustic furniture. The leather armchairs provide a perfect way to relax after your cooking or patisserie session.


Double bed

Gargamelle is spacious bedroom complete with pine wood double bed and furniture that compliments the warm country feel.


Four-poster double bed

Melusine is a sizeable bedroom with a romantic four poster bed. The French widows look out to the rolling fields of the countryside.