Full Cooking Nostalgia

There is Nothing More Appropriate
than Good Food and Good Wine,
the Alchemy of the Saucepan

Bespoke culinary retreats, good food and good wine, according company, stories told and memories made, living, after all, L’Art de Bien Manger.


1200 EUR per person (960 EUR for the 2023 retreat). This is an all inclusive fee and includes pretty much everything (we hope) you need to have a wonderful time here. The pantry will be bursting with delicious treats and Monsieur sure has a very beautiful and well stocked wine cellar. More specifically, the participation fee includes three nights accommodation, either in a shared chateau room or a private room outside the premises, all aperos, three dinners, two lunches and three French breakfasts, plenty of wine and all that goes along with. Attendees residing outside the chateau premises will be chauffeured to/from the premises. Participation fee does not include any fares to/from the venue on arrival/departure day. Upon your request we are happy to organise a driver who will get you at your own expense from the nearest airport or train station. 


The retreats are held at our private house in 70360 Chemilly in the Haute Saône departement, a medieval fortress turned chic farmhouse with a rich and spicy history at the banks of the river Saône. The chateau is an exciting restoration project which makes it a unique setting for discovering and living history. The chateau comes with a tower over a thousand years old, this is where we cook up our famous French dinners and rustic lunches. 


Please send me your contact details and the retreat you’d like to attend (see full description below) and I will get back to you as fast as possible.

Note: Given the heavy organisation and preparation and in order to avoid frivolous bookings, participation fees are non-refundable.

L’Art de Bien Manger – The Baron’s  Pantry 

„Monsieur le Baron voudrait savoir ce qu’il y en a au cellier – Monsieur le Baron would like to know what’s left in the pantry“


Thursday, 14 September to Sunday 17 September 2023

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L’Art de Bien Manger – La Fête de la Saint Jean

„On dit que le vieux Baron sautait encore plus haut que les gars du village – Rumour has it that the old baron beat the youngsters in jumping over the bonfire.“


Thursday 20 June to Sunday 23 June 2024

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L’Art de Bien Manger – Starry Nights and Glowing Cheeks

„Seul le Bon Dieu saura ce que la Baronesse a fait comme voeu quand elle voyait l’etoile filante – God only knows what the Baroness wished for when she saw that falling star.“


Thursday 8 August to Saturday 11 August 2024

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L’Art de Bien Manger – The Baron’s Pantry 2024

„Monsieur le Baron voudrait savoir ce qu’il y en a au cellier – Monsieur le Baron would like to know what’s left in the pantry“


Thursday 3 October to Sunday 6 October 2024

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L’Art de Bien Manger

Hosting bespoke culinary retreats in France


Le Chateau
70360 Chemilly


+33 618 67 92 58