Le Calabash ‘Petit Conservatoire de la Cuisine’ is located on the river Creuse in the Loire Valley, set in a small French hamlet on the edge of the local forest. Initial concerns about the level of cooking skills required are immediately dispelled by the informality of the environment, and the realization that the only qualifications needed are a love for food and the desire to learn about cooking.
Le Calabash ‘Petit Conservatoire de la Cuisine’ is located on the river Creuse in the heart of The Indre et Loire region, set in a small French hamlet on the edge of the local forest. The region is home to the finest goat’s cheese producers and winemaking has been deeply rooted here for centuries. This area is simply known as France’s ‘Bread Basket’.
Please also see our Satellite Map of the area, which is also handy for step-by-step instructions for finding Le Calabash
Charles de Gaulle and Orly Airports are all within an hour and a half by train to Chatellerault, Tours and Poitiers Stations where le Calabash will transfer you from to your ‘Culinary Adventure’.
RYANAIR fly from London Stanstead to airports at Poitiers and Tours. RYANAIR also offers flights from Dublin, Barcelona, Marrakesh, Nice, Porto and Manchester to Tours and Poitiers. Please go to www.ryanair.com
46°48’33’’ N, 0°50’0’’ E
Eurostar then the highly reliable TGV. There are two ways to get here.
The TGV runs three trains a day directly from Terminal 2 at Charles de Gaulle Airport to ‘le Calabash’ which is a 1 ½ journey.
Eurostar from the UK and change platforms at Lille for the TGV to Tours (note station name ‘Saint-Pierre des corps’) or Poitiers. We are approximately an hour from either city or Eurostar to Paris, Gare du Nord, and then a bit of sightseeing perhaps before catching the TGV from Paris Montparnasse to Chatellerault, a short 20min drive from Le Calabash.
Please go to www.raileurope.co.uk or ring 0844 848 4064 for bookings. If you would like us to assist you with your travel plans, please do not hesitate to contact us and we can book and issue your tickets for you.