Cook with Chef Mylène on a 3-day or 5-day workshop. She is wild plants expert and will show you how a plant-based way of life works that will delight your taste buds! Hands-on, no watching from the bleachers!
This short non-guided stay is for couples, groups of friends or families wishing to discover an art of living and a creative cuisine made from garden or wild plants. For a vegan fan, they will welcome on the plate and will contribute pleasantly to a varied, tasty and healthy cuisine. The hamlet is an ideal starting point to explore the Gorges of Galamus, Bugarach, Rennes-le Château, Carcassonne, the Cathar castles or visit the vegan vineyards. The sea is only an hour's drive away!
Day 1: Welcome and vegan dinner
Welcome to the friendly guest room of Mylène in a small hamlet on the Cathar Way. Your host, who has a passion for botany, will be happy to share her vegetarian cuisine with you. Participants will have a vegan dinner & aperitif before disbanding for the evening.
Day 2: 1st culinary workshop - hike
After the vegan breakfast, participants begin with a vegan cooking course using seasonal herbs and wild plants, or from ingredients harvested in the garden. There will already be some gourmet recipes. Lunch. The afternoon plans come with options: hiking from the guesthouse to either the Galamus gorge, the summit of Bugarach or to the Cathar castle of Duilhac under Perpeytuse village...or a good siesta. Vegan dinner.
Day 3: Departure
After vegan breakfast
Extended itinerary (5 days)
Vegan brunch. Participants choose from the options of Day 2 again: Galamus gorge, Bugarach or the castle of Duilhac. Then a visit to a vegan vineyard. Vegan dinner.
Day 4: 2nd culinary workshop
It starts right after breakfast. Partcipants once again collect seasonal produce before cooking the workshop(s) "Wild plants cooked right" or/and "Independent vegan cooking". Lunch together. Guests can spend the afternoon on another hike, there are a lot of beautiful spots to discover, or in bed. Vegan dinner at a vegan restaurant ( not incl.).
Day 5: Departure
After vegan breakfast.
For more information you can request our detailed information sheet via email. Please indicate which tour you are interested in.
Indicated pricing per person in double room occupancy for 3-day cooking class (fully organic vegan full board)
€599 € per person in double room occupancy for 5-day cooking class (fully organic vegan half board)
Possible throughout the year, depending on the availability of accommodation. Hot temperatures expected from mid-June to mid-September.
Included in the price: 2 or 4 nights in double room, vegan full or half board, supervision, 1 or 2 cooking workshops (1 vegan gourmet cooking, 1 cooking with wild plants), visitor's tax, vegan recipes.
Minimum number of participants: 2 persons (4 persons max.)
Not suitable for persons with reduced mobility.
Last possibility of cancellation by the tour operator: 21 days before departure.
Participants will stay at a simple, clean guesthouse with 2 guest rooms each with private bathrooms located in a hamlet on the Cathar Way. It boasts a shaded, flower-decorated terrace. Your host, Chef Mylène, is a trilingual cook who knows the world of botany like the back of her hand. She knows a lot of hiking tips, neat cooking ticks, feel free to ask about your own cooking hurdles.
This short, non-guided veggie trip is for couples, couples with children, groups of friends or family groups who want to discover the art of living and creative vegan cuisine from garden or wild plants. For vegans, wild plants are welcome on the plate and contribute pleasantly to a varied, delicious and healthy cuisine. The village is an ideal starting point to explore the gorges of Galamus, Bugarach, Rennes-le-Château, Carcassonne, the Cathar castles, and the vegan wine cellars. The sea is only an hour's drive away!
Myrene stresses that recipes change with the seasons' harvests.
Detailed information about the region of Aude, including fun facts, description of its flora and fauna, as well as nature and environmental protection measures, can be found in our Cathar Country profile (might not be updated in English).
We recommend a journey with your car so you are locally mobile or with the course to Quillan or Perpignan and from there with the bus (line No.100, 1 € / trip/person) up to Saint Paul de Fenouillède. Then transfer to the guesthouse €15/trip can be paid on site. The guesthouse is located in a remote village and is difficult to reach without a car.
Where to rent a car and general hints and tips for travelling to France can be found here.