• Learn to make delicious dishes
  • Cookery courses that give you what you want
  • Summer in the Alps
  • Winter in the Alps
  • The village of Fontaines Naves
  • Local produce
  • Cooking Course French Alps
  • Three Valleys skiing close by
  • The beautiful lake town of Annecy is within striking distance
  • Autumn is a beautiful time of year for visiting with foraging trips available
  • Hiking and cooking!
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  • Nikki Shields
  • Classic French dishes
  • Luxury bathrooms
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Cookery courses in France | For all levels in this stunning Savoyard kitchen

Cookery courses in France for all levels in this stunning Savoyard kitchen Cookery vacations at the lovingly restored Chalet Savoie Faire. Nikki promotes a relaxed at


Cookery courses in France for all levels in this stunning Savoyard kitchen
Cookery vacations at the lovingly restored Chalet Savoie Faire. Nikki promotes a relaxed atmosphere where she will build your confidence and knowledge through learning fundamental culinary techniques or more technical skills if required. She likes to achieve the right balance between skills in the kitchen and enjoyment with food creativity. She prides herself in delivering a high quality service to all her guests. Nikki has a wonderful talent for taking the traditional food of the region and giving those recipes a modern twist. Most of all you will laugh and learn in a relaxed atmosphere.

Nikki offers a range of cookery courses in France from half day classes to six day long courses that involve visits to local markets and cultural day trips experiencing Savoyard cuisine in amazing locations such as Annecy. The dishes you’ll learn to cook can be tailored to your specific requirements and can range from local dishes to French cuisine to Thai and Vegetarian cooking of which Nikki also has extensive experience and training.

About Us

Your host Nikki Shields was born in Melbourne Australia and has always had a passion for food, wine and rustic architecture. After her stint at Hotel & Catering College she left for Europe in search of a new dream. This took her to many exciting places, always gathering culinary experience along the way. She eventually settled in the stunning region of Savoie where she has been part of the community ever since. Nikki enjoys nothing more than sharing her knowledge of 25 years of living and cooking her way around France.



Chalet Savoie Faire is a real hidden treasure in the heart of the French Alps. Nikki and Hugh are your hosts in their beautiful 1900s farmhouse in Fontaine Naves, in the heart of the French Alps. Chalet Savoie Faire is a typical Savoyard barn which has been lovingly transformed into a luxury mountain bed and breakfast. Sleeping up to eight guests Chalet Savoie Faire has been designed with flexibility in mind and is available to rent all year round. The chalet can be reserved on a bed and breakfast, fully catered or self catered basis or even a mixture during your stay. Nikki and Hugh ensure the warmest welcome and once you’ve experienced the delights of this luxury mountain lodge you’ll want to return time and time again. Whichever season you visit us in you’ll find that Chalet Savoie Faire is perfectly equipped and laid out to ensure maximum comfort. In the colder months warm under floor heating keeps your toes warm when you are in after a hard days skiing, the triple-glazed windows will keep the cold out and the warmth in, whilst sitting in front of the open fire. In the warmer months you can enjoy your meals outside on a sunny terrace overlooking some of the most spectacular views in the French Alps. A BBQ is available to use or you could sign up to one of Nikki’s cookery courses and enjoy dining on your own efforts! The chalet is equipped with everything you need to make it your home away from home - a kitchen with oven, gas burners, dishwasher, washing machine, dryer, music, movies, comfy sofas and beds you won’t want to get out of. Special attention has been paid to the beds as a good night’s sleep after a day on the mountain is essential. All beds are made up with quality bed linen, 100% woollen bed toppers, feather quilts and as many pillows as you want. There are three individually styled and beautifully appointed bathrooms in total This property has been built with you in mind, it's spacious and warm and a home-away from-home. We are a dog friendly chalet and our canine friends love the mountains as much as we do!

About the Local Area

Nestled in the heart of the French Alps, Fontaines Naves is a picturesque mountain hamlet situated 15 minutes from the nearby town of Moutiers and is only 30 minutes from the ski resorts of Valmorel and Meribel/ Courchevel. Open all year round Chalet Savoie Faire is ideally situated to take part in all the activities (strenuous and relaxing) that the mountains can offer along with luxury accommodation and a bespoke cookery school for those who love the mountains but don't always want to be out on the mountain! In Winter and Spring there is cross country skiing, snow shoeing, tobogganing, piste skiing and off piste skiing all close by whilst the Summer and Autumn months offer everything from road cycling and mountain biking to hiking and climbing and white water rafting. If cycling is your passion then you can test your stamina on one of the famous nearby Cols such as Col de la Madeleine a world famous climb on a favourite on the Tour de France. The spa town of La Lechere is only 15 minutes drive down the hill for some pampering and relaxation. The mountain lake town of Annecy is only 90 minutes away by car.

How to Find Us

We are just 90 minutes by car from Geneva and Lyon airports and 1hour from Chambery airport. Moutiers train station has regular services in the Winter by Eurostar from London St Pancras and daily, year round connections to Paris. Due to our mountain location a car is recommended but we are also happy to organise transfers for you.

Our Prices

* One day cookery class 175€ * 3 days, 3 nights course + full board 695€ * 4 days, 4 nights course + full board 770€ * 5 days, 5 nights course + full board 895€ Accommodation rates are from 90€ to 130€ per night, per room based on two people sharing and inclusive of breakfast and VAT. 3-course dinner with wine available on request for 30€ per person. There is a single supplement of 35€. Self Catered Chalet price Winter: from 2000€ per week Self Catered Chalet price Summer from 1600€ per week Catered Chalet price Winter from 3000€ per week Catered Chalet price Summer from 2800€ per week One day cookery course (without accommodation) 175€ We have a minimum two night stay policy. Due to a number of late cancellations we have found it necessary to put a reservation and cancellation policy in place. A reservation deposit of 200€ is requested upon booking. Should you cancel 12 weeks or more before your arrival date the deposit will be fully refunded. Should you cancel less than 12 weeks before your arrival the deposit will be non refundable UNLESS we are able to resell the room(s) in which case the deposit will be full refunded.

What's Included

One day cookery course (without accommodation) 175€ includes: Day Course Tuition from 9am Lunch Dinner and local wine Ingredients Apron Professional kitchen equipment Recipe selection

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Provider: Chalet Savoie Faire
Phone: #33617548340
Location: La Lechere Fontaines Naves, Savoie, France
Website: http://www.chaletsavoiefaire.com/
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