Does that sound hard to believe? However, with its National Pastry School (ENSP), Yssingeaux has become a real center of excellence in the field. For more than 35 years, the establishment has been a school of reference, in France and abroad, for professionals in the arts of pastry, bakery, chocolate, confectionery and ice cream.

Fruity dessert made from peach and ice cream, in Haute-Loire

The Château de Montbarnier, a prestigious setting for a renowned school

Since its creation in 1984, more than 30 pastry chefs from around the world have nurtured their talent at the ENSP under the chairmanship of Yves Thuriès and Alain Ducasse. What to learn the art of pastry alongside the greatest. All this in an exceptional place: the Château de Montbarnier in Yssingeaux.

I share my know-how and my expertise with all young people wishing to learn, people looking for a retraining or professionals wishing to strengthen their skills, always keeping in mind: the practice of excellence. '

The Ecole Nationale Supérieure de la Pâtisserie offers internships for beginners looking for a retraining and improvement for craftsmen, but also diploma courses (bachelors in 3 years, CAP...) in pastry, chocolate, ice cream, confectioner and culinary arts. More than a learning center, the ENSP is definitely at the forefront of its art!

A pastry school in a green setting to enjoy nature

And when you're done cooking, why not treat yourself to a well-deserved moment of relaxation? Hiking, running, mountain biking for the more athletic or picking mushrooms in the forest for those who prefer to stay in the kitchen... There is plenty to choose from...
Unless you prefer golf on the magnificent Chambon-sur-Lignon course, one of the most beautiful in the middle mountains.

One thing is certain, at the end of this getaway and gourmet training, you will amaze your friends by creating exceptional desserts.


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