How to get to us

By Plane

The closest airports are Bordeaux (110 km, 1 hour) and Bergerac (80 km, 1h15). Rental cars are available from both these airports.

There is a shuttle service between Bordeaux Airport and Bordeaux train station, called Direct'30. Departing from Terminal B (arrivals level) at the airport, the Direct'30 shuttle connects Bordeaux Airport to Bordeaux train station via the city centre every hour, 7 days a week. The ride from start to finish lasts around 45 minutes, depending on traffic. You'll find all the comfort you enjoy on the plane, to get your trip off to a good start or finish. Bordeaux airport is not big, so providing you don't have any checked-in luggage to wait for on arrival, you can count on catching a Jet'Bus just 15 to 20 minutes after landing.



* except Saturdays and Sundays

By Train

You can catch a Eurostar from London to Paris, or a fast train from most cities in Europe to Paris. You then need to get to Paris Montparnasse station, to catch a train to Bordeaux or Agen.

Our local train station is TONNEINS. There are TGV (fast trains) or slower regional trains coming to Tonneins from Bordeaux or Agen. There is approximately 1 train every hour. You can check the national train timetables and book your ticket online.

If you book a residential cooking course with us, we will be happy to collect you from Tonneins train station at NO ADDITIONAL COST!

By Car

10 minutes from the A62 motorway, between Bordeaux and Agen.

Take exit N° 6 off the motorway (Aiguillon), and follow the sign to Casteljaloux on the road D8. Get onto the D11 to Casteljaloux, for about 8 km (5 miles) then turn right onto the D120 towards Anzex/Villefranche (DO NOT TURN LEFT INTO ANZEX). Our house is on that very road about 2 km from the junction on the left hand side.

From Casteljaloux:

Follow the sign to Agen. Do a left onto the D11 towards Damazan/Anzex, for about 5 miles. Turn left onto the D120 toards Anzex/Villefranche (DO NOT TURN LEFT INTO ANZEX). Our house is on that very road, about 2 km from the junction, on the left hand side.

We do recommend that you hire a car for the duration of your stay if you wish to visit the area at the end of your cooking days and time off, or simply to go into town.

~ Practical Information ~

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT: Check-in is on Sunday for the 5 nights courses. You can check-in on Sunday, Tuesday or Thursday for our 3 nights courses. Your room will be available from 4:00pm. Dinner is served around 7:30 pm. Check-out is until 11.00am if you have your own vehicle. Drop off to Tonneins station is for the 8:10am train


We accept payment by Visa, Mastercard, Maestro and Visa Electron as well as cash (EURO) .

A 25% deposit is payable on booking, by credit card or bank transfer.


We are closed every year from 30th November to January 31st.

Pets are not allowed in the house. Smoking is only permitted outside.

Contact Us

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Please get in touch using the form below.

If you have any questions about one of our courses or would like to get in touch please do so via our contact form.

Marlene Deparis 'Le Gargantua'
Lieu dit Filou
+33(0)5 53 20 75 35
( Monday-fri 9:00am - 18:00 )

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