Join Jean-Robert Pitte's lecture Tuesday, July 3 from 18h to 19h30. It is free but registration is required.


Dates and schedule

Duration: one week


Week 1 : From the 2nd until the 6th of July 2018

From Monday to Friday from 9.30 AM until 12.30 PM, Monday the 2nd of July from 5.30 PM until 7 PM and Wednesday 4th, Thursday 5th of July from 2 PM until 5 PM

Week 2 : From the 9th of the 13th July 2018

 Monday to Friday from 9.30 AM to 12.30 PM, Tuesday, the 10th of July from 5.30 PM to 7 PM and Wednesday the 11th, Thursday the 12th from 2 PM to 5 PM


The number of places is limited.


(IN FRENCH) - Cycle 4 (NEW) "At the hearth of French life": week 1 and 2 

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      600 €