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Tastes of Provence - Private Tours

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Address: 13100 Aix-en-Provence, France
Phone Number: +33 6 33 69 42 95
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Description: You are invited on a memorable culinary adventure in aristocratic Aix en...
You are invited on a memorable culinary adventure in aristocratic Aix en Provence, taking in the 800 year old marketplace, which is like an open air museum. During your gourmet visit, your guide will tell you historic anecdotes and introduce you to the finest food purveyors. Along the way, you will sample many food specialities and visit the colourful daily farmer’s market, stopping for a coffee to take it all in. Recipes, restaurant suggestions, and maps of the visit are provided at the end.
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Fabulous - make this the first thing you do in Aix

Mathilde gave us a fantastic three-hour tour of Aix on the Market tour. She gave us a history of the town, the Aixois way of life, and the importance of its food. We visited... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Mathilde gave us a fantastic three-hour tour of Aix on the Market tour. She gave us a history of the town, the Aixois way of life, and the importance of its food. We visited markets and shops, sampling many delights...make sure to skip breakfast! Do this tour at the start of your visit to Aix so you can benefit from... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

We greatly enjoyed the gourmet walking tour guided by Mathilde of Tastes of Provence. She told us a little of the history of the town and then led us to market stalls where we tasted fruit, greens, cheeses, breads, salts, olives and oils. Mathilde guided us to the world's best macaron shop, We inhaled lavender and spices and sampled wonderful... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Grandma, parents and 1 year old joined Charlotte on this tour. It was hot and a little uncomfortable but it was a delight. Charlotte shared both the history of Aix, a little about the culture and a great deal about food and the way it is consumed in Provence. The food itself, croissant from the finest patisserie, olives and garlic... More 

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Sun Valley, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Mathilda met us in the center and spent the next three hours sharing about Aix en Provempnce, history and present day, walking through new and old parts of town and sampling many of the local foods in the area. She was organized, knowledgeable and made it fun. Would highly recommend her tour to all.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Mathilde organized an excellent half day walking tour for us in Aix-en-Provence. I would definitely recommend this tour! It was more like a stroll than any long walks with stops along the way to some of the best food shops in Aix. Cheese, chocolate, pasteries, wine and then the Aix-en-Provence market! We ended the day in Mathilde's cooking school kitchen... More 

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Kensington, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Matilde was our guide for the taste of Provence market tour and she is terrific! Not only did we sample all the best of the market , we heard the history behind all of the foods, like the Calisson, a speciality of France. Matilde knows all the vendors in the market and know where to go to get the best... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

As a tourist, this might be the closest you can come to getting a true French experience of the market in Aix en Provence. Mathilde introduces you to local vendors and shop owners and you get to sample a lot of food! I didn't need lunch afterwards, we ate so much! Because she keeps the groups small, you will really... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

We met Charlotte for a very enjoyable morning walking around Aix en Provence. Charlotte added to the value of the tour by introducing us to French food etiquette. We visited a patisserie, chocolaterie, fromagerie, boucherie, boulangerie, brulerie and then the rounds of the Thursday produce markets, tasting and explaining as we went. I would certainly reccomend this tour to my... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Mathilde leads the most enjoyable and informative tours of the markets. She does her prep work ahead of time so that your morning is a seamless adventure. A must do if in Aix!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Great tour by our guide Charlotte. Walking tour that took us to local shops and outdoor markets in Aix en Provence. It was an easy meet-up at a location very easy to find. We had tastes from most shops and were shown many specialty shops. Ended the tour with wine, cheese, bread, tomato and fresh fruit from the outdoor market.... More 

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Address: 13100 Aix-en-Provence, France
Phone Number: +33 6 33 69 42 95
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence  >  Bouches-du-Rhone  >  Aix-en-Provence

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