of Aveyron

"Without butter, without eggs, there is no reason to come to France."

     ~Chef Paul Bocuse



Is Your Passion Food, Culture & Travel?


Is Your Passion Food, Culture & Travel?

This is your chance to enjoy hands-on cooking in France while staying in a luxurious Château.


You will be cooking, dining, wining, relaxing and having fun while you stay at a luxurious, private, Château in the heart of France. During a week of cooking in France you will learn some great new cooking techniques, enjoy exquisite French cuisine and visit some of the most beautiful villages in Aveyron. Whether it is a vacation for 2, group of 4 couples or a girls escape, France will touch your soul and leave you wanting more.

Join Chef Xavier Lacaze in his home district in France, nestled between the Languedoc and Cahors wine regions!






Week 1 - September 24th - 30th, 2024

Week 2 - October 1st - 7th, 2024



From  3300€ /pp

Based on double occupancy. Min 6 persons Max 8 persons



For the Foodie this exclusive culinary experience includes:

Transfers from Toulouse airport or train station direct to our private Château.

(other pick up location may be available at the train station in Villefranche-de-Rouergue)


6 nights/7 days in the former Royal Stables Estate, Château Mas de Pradié, dating back to the 18th century.


All meals starting with arrival Apero, Dinners with French wines, cooking classes, transportation, tours and tastings.


Do as much or as little as you please during your stay with us. Participate in all aspects of our itinerary, or take a picnic lunch and venture off on the ancient Dolmen trail. Whether relaxing by the pool, hiking, biking or enjoying the estate grounds,

Bienvenue en France! learn more



Château Premier Fountain suite with private en-suite bathroom 3695€/pp


Château Garden or Pigeonnier room with shared luxury bathroom 3300€/pp


The Stable group gite with kitchen/living room/fireplace/shared bathroom

for 2 couples or  4 singles  3525€/pp



Pricing does not include:

Airfare/travel to our pick-up location.

Medical insurance and/or travel insurance.

Optional activities, meals, gratuities, and drinks not outlined in itinerary.

*Please note that our estate is non-smoking



We also custom curate unforgettable group destination experiences; for cycling, photography or Girls Get-a-away, contact us.

We provide an exclusive and authentic stay so there are limited available spots each season. Please reach out to us for availability and itinerary.


Meet the Chef

Chef Lacaze lives in the Calgary area and was born in the region of France very close to the Château . From memorable menus as Executive Chef at The Muse Restaurant and Home Tasting Room to an unforgettable run on season two of Top Chef Canada, Chef Lacaze has been one to watch in some of our city’s most revered kitchens. Xavier’s culinary trek to Calgary began in his hometown in the southwest of France. There, at the age of 15, he launched his career in fine dining. Xavier crafted the basics of classical French cuisine by spending three years at a Two Michelin Star restaurant in Pujaudran, France. Xavier’s career took him around Europe and the world with stints in Switzerland, the French Riviera, the French Alps, the Caribbean, and Los Angeles. Having built his reputation and skill set worldwide Xavier earned his first Executive Chef position back in England (La Fourchette).  In 2008 Xavier moved to Calgary where he quickly established a notable reputation as Executive Chef at The Muse, Home Tasting Room, and the opening of Briggs Kitchen and Bar. He has taken part in competitions both as a competitor, notably at Gold Medal Plates and as a judge. His passion and love for cooking is now available exclusively through private catering services XL Cuisine in the Calgary area.



For more on Chef Lacaze, visit www.xlcuisine.ca


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