***COVID ** With everything getting back to normal, we’ve decided to open on the 29th March with our French Vegan Cookery residential. Everything after that date is bookable, and as usual we’re offering accommodation only when there’s no event planned. COVID***
At Le Cheval Blanc we’re all about the food. We specialise in vegan fine dining; either we’ll cook for you or show you how to do it! You’ll love our workshops, our gourmet weekends, our residentials and our wonderfully preserved 16th century auberge.
If you are interested in learning about vegan cookery, we run a cooking school where we offer short and long themed cookery residentials in addition to day workshops. If you can’t get here, we spent our Covid-enforced closure creating The Indulgent Vegan, our online cookery school.
If eating is more your thing, we offer regular gourmet weekends which you’re welcome to extend to make a longer holiday, or, especially in the summer months, we can offer bespoke vacations.
While you’re here we’ll share with you our local knowledge and the results of us trying to veganize the region. We know all the best places to eat and where to buy the most delicious produce.
Guests have access to a kitchen, a grand lounge/dining area and secure storage/workshop facilities for bikes. We’re especially suitable for families and groups; if there are between 6 and 10 of you, it may be possible to have exclusive use of the building. For larger groups we can sort you out with additional accommodation nearby.
On our doorstep is a wealth of medieval architecture, lively bars, restaurants and artists studios. The scenery is stunning, especially the Aveyron gorge. We’re very close to vineyards and more medieval villages than you’ll have time to visit where there’s a real sense of rural life continuing as it has for centuries. One of the best markets in the region takes place every Sunday outside our front door. In addition there are endless outdoor activities available.
VEGAN COOKERY SCHOOL
Throughout the year we run a varied programme of themed residential and non-residential workshops, sharing our passion for vegan food. For more information and a list of workshops, visit the vegan cookery school page.
We also offer online courses at The Indulgent Vegan for those who can’t visit us.
We offer guests an opportunity to share our love of food by joining us on one of our food-focused vacations.
Our residential cookery courses are all about improving your skills in the kitchen, while enjoying spending time in this beautiful corner of France.
Our Gourmet Weekends are themed. There will always be great vegan food of course but there will also be food related activities, typically cookery workshops or foraging for edible plants. See the Vegan Vacations page for more information, to check the list of upcoming dates, and to book. You can extend your weekend to make your stay more of a holiday
BED & BREAKFAST
Anyone staying on one of our residential cookery school courses or our vegan vacations, will be welcomed into our home, which is also a fully-registered bed and breakfast. We also accept guests who just want a place to stay in the local area, although bear in mind that we are often closed to room only bookings when we’re running events.
For more information about our rooms, breakfast, and dining options that are available to guests or to book a room, visit the Bed & Breakfast page.
Whether you are visiting us to learn about vegan food or as a guest visiting the local area, there are many local sights to explore and additional activities.
Because Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val is such a wonderful place to explore by bike, we also offer cycling holidays, both road and gravel which of course are vegan friendly. For more information, visit our sister site, St Antonin Noble Velo.