This was a most excellent adventure. My wife and I joined Thierry and Marnie on their tour of the Perigord region in the spring of 2014. We were hosted at a magnificent historic chateau nestled in the Perigord countryside. From the minute we arrived at the local hotel in Bergerac the day before our tour began until we were chauffeured to the train station on our last day, our every need was attended to by our marvelous hosts. Each day was a special and memorable combination of learning, laughing, eating and getting to know the local way of life. This culinary journey far exceeded my expectations for variety, pace and engagement. It was a new adventure each day. Put this tour on your bucket list.
— Darcy and Donna
C’est Manifique! Total luxury with an in depth personal experience of an amazing culture
and history along with great food!
— Christine
An amazing experience. So much more than just a “cooking school” in France. An adventure of a lifetime that is not to be missed!
— Joyce and Mike
… a totally awesome one-of-a-kind French culinary journey … the food, the lessons, the wine, and the experiences completely met and even exceeded all our very high expectations … Thank you again!
— Alan and Shirley
A fabulous French culinary journey and so much more. Delicious food and wine, a quaint country chateau, amazing hosts, exceptional tours and cooking classes. A trip that surpassed all of my expectations. It was a wonderful way to experience French life off the beaten path. Thank you Thierry and Marnie!
— Mary
Thank you for the wonderful holiday Cuisine et Chateau!! Marnie, Nicole and Thierry made our year as we left behind the daily grind of home and embarked on a true French local experience. A culinary journey which tells wonderful stories of great respect for the food, culture and local master craftsman traditions passed on from generations. This was a vacation we will remember fondly forever!
— Iwona and Tyler
What an outstanding tour of the cuisine and history of a land of truffles, Foie gras, painted caves and ancient castles! Your personal care and attention to our every need delivered always with good humour made this a very memorable holiday.
Thank you Thierry and Marnie
— Shelly and Peter
We found passion in the Périgord! The infectious enthusiasm of the food and wine producers we met soon ignited our own passions. We foraged, shopped, cooked, ate, drank and generally savoured the flavours of the region. We could easily have died of sensory overload, but just didn’t care!
— Dawn and Paul


Divine meals by our chefs Thierry, Marnie, and Nicole, hands-on cooking classes with the freshest in-season produce, exploring historical sites, picnics in a wine orchard and in the gardens of our chateau, wine-tasting and winery tours, hearing the pride in farmers’ voices as they spoke of their vocation, delightful accommodations – all in beautiful France! It added up to the trip of a lifetime where my daughter and I spent a special time together and we made new friends!
A heartfelt thank you to Thierry and Marnie.
— Jean and Katie
What an amazing adventure! We were spoiled beyond expectations and learned not only about the food and wine but also about the culture and history of the Périgord region. I highly recommend this tour to anyone who loves the culinary arts and a little history as well. My favourite part aside from all of the gourmet meals was our day at the market where we shopped with the locals for the freshest ingredients to prepare dinner with. And of course the morning we spent at the boulangerie baking our own croissants for the next day’s breakfast. We kept saying you ourselves, “who does this???”. Turns out that we do! Bravo to Marnie and Thierry for a truly spectacular week full to the brim with luxuries, pampering, delicacies and lessons. I couldn’t have asked for a more organic and real experience of the French countryside. This trip of a lifetime was worth every penny and I would absolutely do it again.
— Jennifer and Dan