Dates and schedule

Duration: one week


Week 2 : From the 8th until the 12th of July 2019

From Monday to Friday from 9.30 AM until 12.30 PM, Wednesday 10th and Thursday 11th of July from 2 PM until 5 PM

Week 3 : From the 15th of the 19th July 2019

 Monday to Friday from 9.30 AM to 12.30 PM, Wednesday 17th of July and Thursday 18th, from 2 PM to 5 PM


A wine and cheese workshop is also scheduled every week. The date is to be determined.


The number of places is limited.


This cycle invites to discover France and French people through their food cultures and their gastronomy: all that goes around the table, in France, in fact has nothing insignificant and leaves no one indifferent. For many, on the contrary, it is a passion; a passion consecrated by the classification in 2010, on the initiative of UNESCO, the "gastronomic meal of the French" to the intangible heritage of humanity. We can not pay better tribute to the European and global influence of gastronomy and of “arts de la table” developed in France over the centuries!

A series of theoretical classes, in the morning, will retrace the major stages of the development of French cuisine and gastronomy, from the Middle Ages until today; sociability at the table, a real customary and ritual practice, is studied through the prism of its representations, particularly literary ones, but also of its places: cafes, broths and restaurants. Finally, the gastronomic discourse of "good drinking" and "good eating" will be confronted with medical realities by examining the famous "French paradox": gastronomy and regional cuisine in France could well constitute a health regime, despite their wealth!

Several practical activities will enrich and illustrate this cycle during the afternoons: a "wine and cheese" workshop, a historical itinerary and a literary gustatory walk in Paris.  

During this cycle, activities are proposed to illustrate the courses, such as:



Fee      700 €