Experience the very best of Provence, from the flavors of this beautiful southern French area, it’s wines and food specialities, to the culture of its postcard pretty towns, elegant cities and stunning landscape. Join a small group tour (maximum of 6 guests) with Martine Bertin-Peterson of Goût et Voyage for a culinary vacation you’ll remember forever.
Gourmet and cultural tour of provence
Martine’s ethos is that Provence should be savoured “there isn’t any hurrying on and off a bus where you get no time to see the things that truly interest you, to enjoy the beautiful sites and the tastes, gourmet travel can’t be rushed”. This is a tour that’s all about you – and Provence. It’s about the way the locals live, the history and traditions, wonderful wines, the colorful markets and fabulous food. It’s about all the things that make people fall head over heels for Provence, an authentic experience of the best of this beautiful area.
Culinary Travel Provence
Nowhere does food quite like Provence and on this tour you’ll be truly spoiled with the best of the best when it comes to wine and cuisine. And, you’ll take your memories home with you in a tangible way as this tour includes several hands-on cooking lesson with different local chefs. You’ll also shop at the market for the freshest of produce and dine with private chefs at their private homes. You’ll have the chance to see real Provence with visits to workshops of artisanal food producers in Avignon. And, on this fully inclusive tour you’ll dine in authentic, gastronomic restaurants, enjoy winery tours and taste the legendary wines of Provence, including Chateauneuf du Pape and Gigondas.
The best of Provence culture and sites
You’ll explore Avignon, the elegant city of the Popes of France with its incredible Papal Palace, the famous Pont d’Avignon and beautiful streets. Ravishing St Remy de Provence, Les Baux de Provence, the Luberon hills and more are all your itinerary. You’ll discover cultural sites like the famous Carrières de Lumières with its magnificent sound and light show as well as ancient ruins. And you’ll spent time in lovely Aix-en-Provence and the exotic city of Marseile where you’ll take part in a very special cooking class. Though this is a tour that’s not remotely rushed, you’ll certainly be making visits to the best places in Provence. And in each of them, you will taste the best food and wines.
Luxury, fun and fabulous
You’ll be staying at an elegant boutique hotel with time for relaxing round the pool, shopping or sightseeing as you wish.
Now based in the US, native French speaker Martine’s knowledge of the area and her book of contacts are second to none. A consummate hostess, she’ll ensure that you make memories to last a lifetime – if you can’t resist coming back for more that is!
Find out more and join the very best gourmet and cultural tour of Provence at www.goutetvoyage.com
For those unable to join one of Goût et Voyage’s scheduled trips to Provence or who are looking for food and wine-themed travel in France, check out Martine’s complete vacation plan service. With a “little black book” filled with the details of wonderful chefs, bakers, vintners, artisans, boutique hotels, vacation homes, intimate restaurants and more she can help you plan your perfect itinerary. Whether it’s for a few days or a one day cookery lesson or vineyard visit, Goût et Voyage can help you customize your visit to make it truly special.