your week long experience in st. cirq lapopie

A more detailed daily schedule will be provided with your handbook.



  • Pick up from the train station in Cahors and transported to Maison d’Être, your home for the week
  • Baking: Preparation of bread dough, pizza dough and bagel sourdough for use on Sunday
  • Soup, salad and bread dinner provided


  • Leave home by 10 AM for the market in Limogne en Quercy
  • Purchase fresh ingredients for pizza dinner at the market
  • Enjoy a café au lait at Galopin on the square
  • Shop for antiques, linens and souvenirs
  • Return home to Maison d'Être for lunch
  • Baking: Early afternoon, mix bagel dough and shape
  • Late afternoon, free time to explore, read or nap
  • Bring your favorite beverage for Apero at 6PM (think light hors d’oeuvres) 
  • Prepare pizzas for dinner in our private garden at 7PM


  • Baking: Boil and bake bagels for breakfast
  • 11AM transport takes you the Chateau Couanac
  • The Count will provide the tour and the Countess will prepare a wonderful lunch for you in the castle’s dining room
  • Return to home for free time
  • Baking: Afternoon, prepare sourdough for focaccia, brioche and rustic loaves
  • Dinner on your own


  • Homemade scones provided for breakfast (you are welcome to participate in their creation) 
  • Baking all day: Beginning at 10 AM, shape and bake focaccia, brioche and rustic loaves 
  • Lunch provided
  • Dinner on your own


  • Assorted breads and fruit provided for breakfast
  • Leave home by 9 AM for the market at Cahors
  • Lunch in Cahors on your own
  • At 2 PM transport takes you from Cahors to the cave paintings at Pech Merle
  • Depart Pech Merle at 4PM to return to St Cirq.
  • Bring your favorite drink to share for Apero in the garden at 6 PM (think heavy hors d’oeuvres) 


  • Baking all day: Prepare and shape croissants and pain au chocolat dough and predough for baguettes
  • Shape and Bake Pretzels to enjoy at lunch in the garden with beer, mustard, salad and fruit
  • More baking in afternoon
  • Dinner on your own


  • Breakfast of your own fresh baked croissants and pain au chocolat (feel free to participate)
  • Baking: Mix, shape and bake baguettes
  • Lunch on your own
  • Free time to explore village and prepare to depart Saturday
  •  Farewell celebration dinner in garden with live local musicians (if available) and dancing


  • Breakfast provided
  • Transportation at 10 am to train station in Cahors
  • Arrive in Paris late afternoon

Classes are available by request for non-resident students on a space-available basis and will include the recipes of the day and the same amenities as the resident cooks.