Art de vivre en Provence


5 nights and 4 days of activities. The programme includes a presentation of René Bérard's home region and introduction to the many sunny and delicious flavours of Provence.

Your place of stay

The Hostellerie Bérard & Spa is set in a Provencal hilltop village at the heart of the Bandol wine-growing area.

Danièle, René, Jean-François and Sandra Bérard simply love offering you the warmest of welcomes and pampering you with top-level services, while you sit back and enjoy our inimitable Provencal lifestyle – or what we like to call the "Art de Vivre en Provence"!

Your gourmet programme

Arrival Sunday evening, departure Friday morning

4-day cookery course, every day from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. (the course members prepare a new recipe every day with our star-rated Chef!).

Sunday evening…

** Welcome dinner (excluding drinks) at the Hostellerie's gastronomic restaurant, where our Chef will delight your palate with his delicious, heartfelt Provencal cuisine.


It's off to the "Bastide des Saveurs" for a cookery class with our star-rated Chef René Bérard. Welcome to Paradise! This is Pagnol's Provence for real.

René issues you with your chef's hat, recipes and embroidered apron. Now make way for an unforgettable experience… First of all you will head for the garden, where you will discover and gather various herbs, medicinal plants, fruit and vegetables. Then it's back to the kitchen to prepare the dish of the day – today's choice is a Provencal stew with choice cuts of meat cooked up with herbs and vegetables. The table is ready – now all you have to do is enjoy your culinary creation out on the terrace or in the ancient dining room in true Provencal style.


This morning you'll be up bright and early for a trip to the colourful fish market in Sanary-sur-Mer in the company of René, where you'll be able to meet up with the local fruit and vegetable producers, fishermen and cheese makers. You will see the day's catch come into the port and head back to the "Bastide des Saveurs" armed with some fabulous fresh fish for the day's class.


Another great day! This time the spotlight is on Provence's tasty, juicy and sun-packed Provencal vegetables.

René will be passing on some of his top chef's tips (but not all of them – you'll have to come back for the rest!).


Your last day, dedicated to those with a sweet tooth.

And as you'll find out, Provence's much-appreciated dessert tarts and chocolate "moelleux" are so delicious you're sure to want seconds...

So… now that René has unveiled (nearly) all of the secrets of Provencal cooking, it's your turn to offer your nearest and dearest a treat.

And as they say in Provence…

« Tout fai ventre mai que i 'entre
Tout fait ventre pourvu que tout y entre
(basically meaning if you enjoy it, your stomach will too!)


Here are some of the afternoon excursions you will enjoy during your stay:

** Tour of a Bandol AOC vineyard with wine tasting
** Meetings with local wine growers
** Visit to an olive oil mill
** Visit to a honey producer with honey tasting

This package included:

welcome dinner on Sunday evening (drinks not included) ; 5 nights stay with 5 breakfasts buffet ; 4-days-courses ; 4 lunches with drinks ; all recipes and translation in English ; 3-afternoon + 1 morning visits (vineyard, honeybees producer, olive oil mill, market) ; graduation.
Transfer not included.



Exclusive 20% discount on the “Art de vivre en Provence” break
from May 8th – 13th, 2016 and from May 22nd - 27th, 2016


For 5 nights / 4 days of activities

Single: €1824
Single (June-July): €1934
Double*: €1494
Accompanying person: €895

Double (June-July)*: €1612
Accompanying person:  915 €

* price per person


This programme includes: a welcome dinner on Sunday evening (drinks not included); 5 nights and 5 buffet breakfasts; 4 days of cookery classes; 4 lunches including drinks; all recipes; 3 afternoon visits + 1 morning visit (vineyard, beekeeper, oil mill, market); diploma.


Enjoy free one-hour access to our thermaespa during your stay


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Up-and-coming class dates:

4 days / 5 nights
April 2016 From 10th to 15th
24th to 29th
May 2016 From 8th to 11th
22nd to 27th
June 2016 From 5th to 10th
19th to 24th
July 2016 From 3rd to 8th
September 2016 From 11th to 16th
25th to 30th
October 2016 From 9th to 14th
23rd to 28th
2016 09/07/16 to 03/09/16 26/03/16 to 08/07/16
04/09/16 to 02/11/16*
(*outside the Bol d’Or Motorbike Grand Prix from September 16th to 18th)
05/02/16 to 25/03/16
03/11/16 to 08/01/17