Cookery College Lunch: Arcachon : Thursday 4th May

lyceearcachonThe Lycee Condorcet in Arcachon is a school where young people aspiring to be chefs and restaurateurs, receive tuition in this field alongside their traditional education. The school has two dining options a restaurant and a brasserie.

For the third year in running, we are planning a lunch at the Lycée where Sarah’s son Elliot is now in his final year of this lycée. The students learn cooking and service, along with other professions. The restaurant is manned by the students, overseen by the teachers, and we have always enjoyed delicious food at a very competitive price. We are limited to 20 guests, so do book early to avoid disappointment.

We have made a reservation for 11:50 on Thursday 4th May


The lunch will be priced at about 15€ excluding wine which is very reasonably priced – incredible value.  At our last visit the trainee chefs (and their tutors) did us proud. Please remember that you must pay in cash. Cheques or cards are not accepted


Last time we followed lunch with a short walk around the Ville d’Hiver. This year we plan a circular cycle tour, including on a beautiful coastal cycle track from la Teste to le Moulleau.


To reserve your places, please contact Sarah P direct (contact details are in the membership directory) or book below.


Directions, arriving from Bordeaux: follow the signs to Arcachon and you will arrive at a roundabout with a tall, pointed, metal structure.

Carry on towards Arcachon and at the FOLLOWING round about, take the 4th exit – last one before you come back on yourself, after the turn-off into the flats, marked ‘no through road’. (also marked for the Lycées if you look in the right place)!

At the top of this road, you need to go to the left, BUT will be fed round to the right – you have no choice. So, go right, do the loop at the end and come back on yourself, pass where you entered this whole strange place in the first place, go up the hill and park. .

The Lycée will be over on your right – you’ll see the flags, it’s the end building on that side of the road. I don’t recommend you use GPS, it will take you a different, unnecessarily complicated way.

Please arrive at 11h50, we can meet at the front gate of the school, and go into la Brasserie for 12h