Stir romance with a French cooking class at Villa du Châtelet

Food and love go hand in hand in France and certainly no romantic weekend break’s complete without candlelit dinner for two. But have you ever considered how a cooking lesson could add a memorable dimension too, spending time together and seeing French savoir-faire up close? With this, plus its wraparound nature and tangible WW1 history, the luxury Villa du Chatelet in Northern France is the all-round perfect recipe.

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  • The famous Beaux-Monts walk, close to Villa du Châtelet in Compiègne, Northern FranceThe famous Beaux-Monts walk, close to Villa du Châtelet in Compiègne, Northern France
  • The ‘Lakmé’ room at Villa du Châtelet in Compiègne, Northern France. A cooking lesson is included in the packageThe ‘Lakmé’ room at Villa du Châtelet in Compiègne, Northern France. A cooking lesson is included in the package
  • The ‘Lakmé’ room at Villa du Châtelet in Compiègne, Northern France. A cooking lesson is included in the packageThe ‘Lakmé’ room at Villa du Châtelet in Compiègne, Northern France. A cooking lesson is included in the package
  • The ‘Coppélia’ room at Villa du Châtelet in Compiègne, Northern France. A cooking lesson is included in the packageThe ‘Coppélia’ room at Villa du Châtelet in Compiègne, Northern France. A cooking lesson is included in the package
  • The ‘Coppélia’ room at Villa du Châtelet in Compiègne, Northern France. A cooking lesson is included in the packageThe ‘Coppélia’ room at Villa du Châtelet in Compiègne, Northern France. A cooking lesson is included in the package
  • Villa du Châtelet in Compiègnes, Northern France where you can enjoy dinner, bed & breakfast and a cooking lessonVilla du Châtelet in Compiègnes, Northern France where you can enjoy dinner, bed & breakfast and a cooking lesson
  • The ‘Coppélia’ room at Villa du Châtelet in Compiègne, Northern France. A cooking lesson is included in the package.The ‘Coppélia’ room at Villa du Châtelet in Compiègne, Northern France. A cooking lesson is included in the package.
  • Cookery school on-site! If you wish, you can help Alix to prepare dinner at Villa du Châtelet in Compiègne, Northern FranceCookery school on-site! If you wish, you can help Alix to prepare dinner at Villa du Châtelet in Compiègne, Northern France
  • Cookery school on-site! If you wish, you can help Alix to prepare dinner at Villa du Châtelet in Compiègne, Northern FranceCookery school on-site! If you wish, you can help Alix to prepare dinner at Villa du Châtelet in Compiègne, Northern France
  • Cookery school on-site! If you wish, you can help Alix to prepare dinner at Villa du Châtelet in Compiègne, Northern FranceCookery school on-site! If you wish, you can help Alix to prepare dinner at Villa du Châtelet in Compiègne, Northern France
  • Cookery school on-site! If you wish, you can help Alix to prepare dinner at Villa du Châtelet in Compiègne, Northern FranceCookery school on-site! If you wish, you can help Alix to prepare dinner at Villa du Châtelet in Compiègne, Northern France
  • The beautiful garden at Villa du Châtelet in Compiègne, Northern FranceThe beautiful garden at Villa du Châtelet in Compiègne, Northern France
  • Enjoy the balcony view over the forest from your room at Villa du Châtelet in Compiègne, Northern FranceEnjoy the balcony view over the forest from your room at Villa du Châtelet in Compiègne, Northern France
  • If it’s a colder evening, enjoy the crackle of the cosy fire at Villa du Châtelet in Compiègne, Northern FranceIf it’s a colder evening, enjoy the crackle of the cosy fire at Villa du Châtelet in Compiègne, Northern France
  • Enjoy the balcony view over the forest from your room at Villa du Châtelet in Compiègne, Northern FranceEnjoy the balcony view over the forest from your room at Villa du Châtelet in Compiègne, Northern France
  • A romantic dinner for two at Villa du Châtelet bed and breakfast in Compiègne, Northern FranceA romantic dinner for two at Villa du Châtelet bed and breakfast in Compiègne, Northern France
  • Enjoy a stroll in the beautiful Compiègne forest during your stay at Villa du Châtelet in Northern FranceEnjoy a stroll in the beautiful Compiègne forest during your stay at Villa du Châtelet in Northern France
  • … and a romantic breakfast is the best way to start your day at Villa du Châtelet in Compiègne, Northern France… and a romantic breakfast is the best way to start your day at Villa du Châtelet in Compiègne, Northern France
  • The breakfast at Villa du Châtelet bed and breakfast in Compiègne, Northern FranceThe breakfast at Villa du Châtelet bed and breakfast in Compiègne, Northern France
  • Breakfast at Villa du Châtelet bed and breakfast in Compiègne, Northern FranceBreakfast at Villa du Châtelet bed and breakfast in Compiègne, Northern France
  • Breakfast at Villa du Châtelet bed and breakfast in Compiègne, Northern FranceBreakfast at Villa du Châtelet bed and breakfast in Compiègne, Northern France
  •  and a romantic breakfast is the best way to start your day at Villa du Châtelet and a romantic breakfast is the best way to start your day at Villa du Châtelet
  • A bird’s eye view of Villa du Châtelet bed and breakfast, Northern FranceA bird’s eye view of Villa du Châtelet bed and breakfast, Northern France
  • Luxury bathrooms at Villa du Châtelet bed and breakfast, Northern FranceLuxury bathrooms at Villa du Châtelet bed and breakfast, Northern France
  • Cosy lounge area at Villa du Châtelet bed and breakfast, Northern FranceCosy lounge area at Villa du Châtelet bed and breakfast, Northern France
  • Take time to relax in the gardens at Villa du Châtelet luxury bed and breakfastTake time to relax in the gardens at Villa du Châtelet luxury bed and breakfast
  • Take time to relax in the gardens at Villa du Châtelet luxury bed and breakfastTake time to relax in the gardens at Villa du Châtelet luxury bed and breakfast
  • Take time to relax in the gardens at Villa du Châtelet luxury bed and breakfastTake time to relax in the gardens at Villa du Châtelet luxury bed and breakfast
  • Luxury bed and breakfast the Villa du Châtelet in Compiègne, Northern FranceLuxury bed and breakfast the Villa du Châtelet in Compiègne, Northern France
  • Luxury bed and breakfast the Villa du Châtelet in Compiègne, Northern FranceLuxury bed and breakfast the Villa du Châtelet in Compiègne, Northern France
  • The impressive Château de Pierrefonds, Northern France, is within easy reachThe impressive Château de Pierrefonds, Northern France, is within easy reach
  • The impressive Château de Pierrefonds, Northern France, is within easy reachThe impressive Château de Pierrefonds, Northern France, is within easy reach
  • The impressive Château de Pierrefonds, Northern France, is within easy reachThe impressive Château de Pierrefonds, Northern France, is within easy reach
  • Lakes in Compiègne forest, Northern FranceLakes in Compiègne forest, Northern France
  • The nearby charming village of Saint-Jean-aux-Bois, Northern FranceThe nearby charming village of Saint-Jean-aux-Bois, Northern France
  • The tree-lined Percée des Beaux-Monts vista, close to Villa du Châtelet in Compiègne, Northern FranceThe tree-lined Percée des Beaux-Monts vista, close to Villa du Châtelet in Compiègne, Northern France
  • The nearby charming village of Saint-Jean-aux-Bois, Northern FranceThe nearby charming village of Saint-Jean-aux-Bois, Northern France
The famous Beaux-Monts walk, close to Villa du Châtelet in Compiègne, Northern France The ‘Lakmé’ room at Villa du Châtelet in Compiègne, Northern France. A cooking lesson is included in the package The ‘Lakmé’ room at Villa du Châtelet in Compiègne, Northern France. A cooking lesson is included in the package The ‘Coppélia’ room at Villa du Châtelet in Compiègne, Northern France. A cooking lesson is included in the package The ‘Coppélia’ room at Villa du Châtelet in Compiègne, Northern France. A cooking lesson is included in the package Villa du Châtelet in Compiègnes, Northern France where you can enjoy dinner, bed & breakfast and a cooking lesson The ‘Coppélia’ room at Villa du Châtelet in Compiègne, Northern France. A cooking lesson is included in the package. Cookery school on-site! If you wish, you can help Alix to prepare dinner at Villa du Châtelet in Compiègne, Northern France Cookery school on-site! If you wish, you can help Alix to prepare dinner at Villa du Châtelet in Compiègne, Northern France Cookery school on-site! If you wish, you can help Alix to prepare dinner at Villa du Châtelet in Compiègne, Northern France Cookery school on-site! If you wish, you can help Alix to prepare dinner at Villa du Châtelet in Compiègne, Northern France The beautiful garden at Villa du Châtelet in Compiègne, Northern France Enjoy the balcony view over the forest from your room at Villa du Châtelet in Compiègne, Northern France If it’s a colder evening, enjoy the crackle of the cosy fire at Villa du Châtelet in Compiègne, Northern France Enjoy the balcony view over the forest from your room at Villa du Châtelet in Compiègne, Northern France A romantic dinner for two at Villa du Châtelet bed and breakfast in Compiègne, Northern France Enjoy a stroll in the beautiful Compiègne forest during your stay at Villa du Châtelet in Northern France … and a romantic breakfast is the best way to start your day at Villa du Châtelet in Compiègne, Northern France The breakfast at Villa du Châtelet bed and breakfast in Compiègne, Northern France Breakfast at Villa du Châtelet bed and breakfast in Compiègne, Northern France Breakfast at Villa du Châtelet bed and breakfast in Compiègne, Northern France  and a romantic breakfast is the best way to start your day at Villa du Châtelet A bird’s eye view of Villa du Châtelet bed and breakfast, Northern France Luxury bathrooms at Villa du Châtelet bed and breakfast, Northern France Cosy lounge area at Villa du Châtelet bed and breakfast, Northern France Take time to relax in the gardens at Villa du Châtelet luxury bed and breakfast Take time to relax in the gardens at Villa du Châtelet luxury bed and breakfast Take time to relax in the gardens at Villa du Châtelet luxury bed and breakfast Luxury bed and breakfast the Villa du Châtelet in Compiègne, Northern France Luxury bed and breakfast the Villa du Châtelet in Compiègne, Northern France The impressive Château de Pierrefonds, Northern France, is within easy reach The impressive Château de Pierrefonds, Northern France, is within easy reach The impressive Château de Pierrefonds, Northern France, is within easy reach Lakes in Compiègne forest, Northern France The nearby charming village of Saint-Jean-aux-Bois, Northern France The tree-lined Percée des Beaux-Monts vista, close to Villa du Châtelet in Compiègne, Northern France The nearby charming village of Saint-Jean-aux-Bois, Northern France

Once the home of opera composer Léo Delibes, now a luxury maison d’hôtes B&B, Villa du Chatelet between the Compiègne forest and the Laigue forest in Northern France is the ultimate romantic hideaway for twosomes in need of some quality time together. Blissfully far removed from the pressures and pace of daily life, soak up the serenely romantic ambiance of chandeliers, fine porcelain, period furniture and forest views from the balcony, and make the most of the rare opportunity to enjoy a stroll in the vast grounds, maybe a massage or of course, that haute-cuisine cookery lesson with owner Alix.

Cuisine virtuoso Alix has not only been organising French cookery courses for many years, but is master of her kitchen, so think twice before you go anywhere else for dinner! Either sit back and relax or if you’re keen to learn the art of French food, roll up your sleeves and enjoy the opportunity to have a relaxed cooking lesson, all with a glass of good French wine in hand of course. When it’s time for dinner ─ maybe a fillet of duck breast with an apricot, fig and apple chutney, maybe scallops, chocolate tart or crème bruleé ─ it tastes all the better for having made it yourselves. Délicieux!

During your romantic weekend break at Villa du Châtelet, be sure to venture out into the Northern France countryside for picture-postcard landscapes of lakes, chapels and châteaux. And do you know (shhh!) the best to get there? Alix will give you keys to enter the forest via a gate, and just like a secret door, it’s like stepping into a private world just for two. The romantic ‘Chapelle des Trois Chenes’ (Chapel of the Three Oaks) is only a few minutes’ walk away on foot as is the famous forest clearing where the WW1 armistice was signed. Further afield, get snap happy in the pretty village of Saint-Jean-aux-Bois, stroll the iconic Allée des Beaux Monts walkway with its magnificent views towards Château de Compiègnes or visit the magical Château de Pierrefonds, all within easy reach.

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Deal includes

- 1 night for 2 people in either the ‘Coppélia’ room or the ‘Lakmé’ room

- Breakfast

- Dinner (Menu includes aperitif, starter, main course, cheese, dessert and different wines for different courses)

- Opportunity to participate in the preparation of dinner (cooking lesson)

- Tourist tax

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The village of Saint Jean aux Bois
Château de Compiègne
Château de Pierrefonds
The Armistice clearing
The Percée des Beaux Monts tree-lined avenue at Chateau de Compiègne
SIXTEEN antique and bric-a-brac shop
Here is our hidden gems selection: places you wouldn’t necessarily have heard about. Often underrated, they probably are the places where you will feel the most “out of time” during your time with us in Northern France.
The artisan biscuit makers ‘La Pierre qui Tourne’
Tasty break at « L’Embarcadère », by the Pierrefonds lake.
Restaurant Le Castle
Restaurant Rhizome
L'atelier du 14
Auberge ‘A La Bonne Idée’
Try the Picantins, a local speciality in Compiègne
‘Marquis’ Bakery
Les Ferlempins
Immerse yourselves in one of northern France’s natural spaces. The best way to clear the head, take in fresh air and rejuvenate
Discover the Compiègne forest by bike
Walking in Compiègne forest
The Morienval rose gardens

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