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Planning your trip to Gascony, France

THE BEST WAY TO STE. COLOMBE-EN-BRUILHOIS, FRANCE

From LAX, nonstop service to Paris is offered on Air Tahiti Nui and Air France; direct service (one stop) is offered on United; and connecting service (change of planes) is offered on Delta, Continental, American, Lufthansa, British, U.S. Airways and Swiss. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $627. Connecting service (change of planes) to Bordeaux is offered on Air France. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $627.

The TGV high-speed train from Paris to Bordeaux takes four hours and 15 minutes. For information and ticketing, go to http://www.tgv-europe.com/en/. Round-trip fare is $186. It's about a 45-minute drive from Penne d'Agenais to Camont.

TELEPHONES

To call the numbers below from the U.S., dial 011 (the international dialing code), 33 (the country code for France) and the local number.

COOKING SCHOOL

The Kitchen at Camont, Camont, 47310 Ste. Colombe-en-Bruilhois; (978) 895-4782 (U.S.), kitchen-at-camont.com. Kate Hill's "Taste Gascony Weekend" package includes accommodations, meals, wine, two hands-on and demonstration cooking lessons, and market and shopping trips to Nerac or Agen, for about $1,000. Other programs available.

WHERE TO STAY

Le Relais de Roquefereau, 47140 Penne d'Agenais; 05-53-41-40-62, http://www.lerelaisderoquefereau.com. A bed-and-breakfast in a restored farmouse in a medieval village about 45 minutes from Ste. Colombe-en-Bruilhois. Doubles from $120 a night, breakfast included.

WHERE TO EAT

La Maison sur la Place, 10 place Gambetta, 47140 Penne d'Agenais; 05-53-01-29-18, http://www.lamaisonsurlaplace. Prix-fix dinner about $39; main courses $20 to $27.

TO LEARN MORE

For more information, go to http://www.tourisme-aquitaine.fr/en/

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