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The French House Party, Carcassonne

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Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

I visited the French House Party for the 6 day cooking course and despite being a little anxious about traveling alone it was the best experience and holiday I've had! The food we made was incredible and the two chefs were very good at improvising if there was an ingredient we weren't too keen on. I don't usually like pork...

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Reviewed 21 September 2016

I had done a lot of research to find a cooking holiday to enjoy with another couple for a short weekend -- this was perfect. This seemed to have the most time in the kitchen but was coupled with a winery visit and a wondeful market (best I've been to) on Saturday morning. Moira has created a relaxed and hospitable...

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MoiraMartingale, Owner at The French House Party, Carcassonne, responded to this review

Thanks very much for this lovely review, Laura. I'm glad we lived up to your expectations! Hope you and Tony have an enjoyable autumn/winter. Moira

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 August 2016

From the moment I arrived I enjoyed wonderful relaxed hospitality, fantastic company, lots of laughs, five star cooking and some lovely wines, superb restaurant dinners and trips out. I learned some excellent writing tips too which have inspired me to get started on my long awaited novel. Thanks to everyone for a fantastic two weeks

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Bournemouth UK
Reviewed 12 August 2016

I was part of a song-writing workshop run by Dean Friedman. From the moment of arrival until the sad farewells everything was perfect. A friendly talented group of fellow aspiring/improving songwriters under the guidance of a master of lyrics (check them out) who is most friendly un-starlike star you're ever likely to meet. Moira and her family looked after us...

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

A luxurious writers retreat. An inspiring place to write with a skilled tutor who tailors your needs to what your writing. The owner and staff look after your every need, providing fine dining (a rarity on most writing retreats). The house, setting and pool is lovely. Also provided are some interesting trips out for those who want that. Floris

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 August 2016

I've just returned home from a fabulous long weekend here. To say I was reluctant to leave would be greatly understating how much I enjoyed every aspect of this break. My host, Moira and her family attended to every detail to ensure my comfort from the moment of arrival until departure. From the lovely, delightfully appointed and very nicely furnished...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 July 2016

My second visit 2 years on. Would it be as good as I remembered? Yes, absolutely. Set among sunflower fields, a stroll away from the Canal du Midi, French House Party cossets you with superbly comfortable bedrooms, an enticing pool, the sort of inspired food you might hope for in a cookery school, and a good range of local wines....

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MoiraMartingale, Owner at The French House Party, Carcassonne, responded to this review

Many thanks, Gabrielle, for leaving this review - which was clearly written by a writer of talent! Hope that by the next time you come, your book of poems will have been published. It was really great to see you there again. Fingers crossed for next year. x

Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

This has been a most wonderful experience.Everything about the holiday was far beyond my expectations. The house itself is just beautiful. Esthetic serene, warm and welcoming. We were taken care of from the moment we were picked up at the airport at Toulouse to the moment we were taken back to the airport. The meals were delicious. The wine was...

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MoiraMartingale, Owner at The French House Party, Carcassonne, responded to this review

Thank you, Carmen - and glad you managed to access TripAdvisor eventually! You're too kind and I'm most grateful for your review. The warmest of wishes, Moira

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 July 2016

Five nights in a tastefully upgraded farmhouse, welcomed by our friendly hostess who thought of everything for our comfort before we had to ask. Six days of home-cooked five-star meals, each one a delight for the eye as well as the palate, accompanied by wines of the region - happily combining to encourage convivial talk and laughter. All set in...

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MoiraMartingale, Owner at The French House Party, Carcassonne, responded to this review

Tapestryweaver??? I'm just trying to think which of our Creative Writing guests might have adopted that nom-de-plume, since not one of our wonderful clients wove a tapestry over the past two weeks! Anyway, I have a couple of other clues to your identity and just want to say thank you so much for going to the trouble of writing that...

Reviewed 12 July 2016

Fantastic week combining work and pleasure. I've taken creative writing course and was very pleased with how well everything was organized, not to mention how spoiled we were from start to finish. Beautiful house with a pool, which was great on hot days. Excellent food and wine, so plentiful it was almost too bad! Very much enjoyed outings and activities....

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
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  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair access
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The French House Party offers specialist holiday cooking or arts residential courses operated by the highest-calibre tutors at an eight-bedroom house with pool, tennis court and boules-pitch close to the Canal du Midi near spectacular Carcassonne - we're talking chauffeurs and chic, fizz and fine food, personal service and attention to detail. Individuals may join French House Party's regular summer arts courses including Creative Writing with the much-lauded Sarah Hymas and Dean Friedman's Songwriting course for aspiring songwriters and performers - an exclusive opportunity to learn from and jam with one of contemporary music's most original musical lyricists whose hit songs include "Lucky Stars" and "Lydia". The French House Party Gastro Academy is the only all-inclusive culinary vacation school of its kind and calibre in the region, with hands-on tuition from first-class French chefs during breaks of between 3 and 7 days. Other than flights costs, prices are absolutely all-inclusive. Tailor-made group celebrations, golf, wedding or corporate breaks are a speciality. ... more   less 

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Address: Domaine St Raymond, 11150 Pexiora, France
Region: France > Occitanie > Aude > Pexiora
Number of rooms: 8
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