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Cooking and Art de Vivre in Provence

Aix-en-Provence, France
+33 4 42 22 58 41
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Houston, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

My sister and I were looking forward to spending a week together in Provence and wanted a different way then just the ordinary itinerary when our travel agent told us about Tessa.. What a delight! We had the best time shopping, cooking, learning and eating. We loved her home, her family was warm and welcoming (we stayed in a Hotel... More

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Stamford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

If you want a Provencal experience, you must book this class! I can't say enough about our day with Tessa (who speaks fluent English) and her family - they were all charming and very hospitable. Two girlfriends and I met Tessa in the morning in Aix. She gave a walking tour of the city on our way to the markets,... More

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U.S.A.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We were on a family trip to the south of France with 6 adults and two babies; given the unpredictability of the little ones, we wanted to arrange an in-home cooking class and dinner as a special treat for one of our nights there. We were looking for an experience that would give us a taste of Provence food, cooking,... More

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Casablanca, Morocco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

We've done cooking classes on several trips and this was one of our favorite experiences. We met Tessa in downtown Aix and she took us to several markets, historical sites, and interesting neighborhoods. She was constantly pointing out little historical details that we found fascinating. After about an hour and half, we had everything we needed and left Aix to... More

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San Francisco, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This is a pleasant, if pricey, break from traditional tours and/or sites. Tessa is a decent home cook who creates a friendly environment. That part is lovely. However, the morning market visit was a waste of time. Basically, we watched her shop for ingredients. I had a better experience a few days prior, going on my own, speaking with the... More

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Summerland, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

We missed the market tour and lunch portion of the cooking class since my husband and I are staying 6 weeks in Aix. We do the markets regularly ourselves. We joined a California couple and Tessa in the afternoon and immediately we felt at home in Tessa's warm and cozy kitchen. Well stocked with interesting and close to her heart... More

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Toronto Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

If you're searching for a great way to experience and feel "real" life in Provence spend a day with Tessa. She's warm, down to earth, fun, informative and to top it off...a wonderful cook. Our day started with a shopping tour through the markets in Aix. Picking up ingredients, explaining the history of the city, even an impromptu stop at... More

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Tiburon, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Tess was the highlight of my trip in Provence. She is so knowledgable & passionate about Aix en Provence and she exudes warm and endless hospitality. She picked me up at the train station upon my arrival and we went immediately to the Farmer’s Market. We developed a menu based on what was fresh that day and we came home... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Our day with Tessa was the highlight of my trip to France.Tessa went out of her way to fit into our hectic schedule by fetching us at the Bus station and delivering our luggage to her recommended b and b which was outstanding (le Clos de Frere Gris) My comments would all be the same as Judy K's but I... More

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Wichita, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

We couldn't have asked for a better host or teacher. Tessa met us at the tourism office in Aix en Provence with her blue trolley. From there she took us to a fresh outdoor market where she purchased everything we needed for our cooking class. Then we were off to her beautiful home in the country. Before getting started we... More

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