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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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Perfect intro to Aix

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... read more

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

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 NEW

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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

My husband and I did a market tour and cooking class with Mathilde. Our expectations were high as we were looking forward to this part of the trip for a while, and she exceeded every expectation we had. She started with a tour of the markets and provided a history of Aix we wouldn't have known otherwise. She incorporated local... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We toured the Aix-en-Provence Thursday market with Charlotte. Tour proprietor Mathilde responded quickly to our request and provided advance information on what to expect on the tour. Charlotte was very informative about all the wonderful things available in the Thursday market and in surrounding shops. We also had the opportunity to meet a number of food artisans, growers, and merchants.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I am planning on visiting the Provence in September and emailed my interest 3 times with a specified date. I got no response. I would think as a company they would respond to an email, but perhaps they simply don't give a damn!

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Mathilde-Pl, Propriétaire at Tastes of Provence - Private Tours, responded to this review

Bonjour Erika I have just received your review having already ansewered your mail this morning. I do apologize for the couples of days it took me that may have seemed to long to you. Each and every customer is important to me. My aim is to give you entire satisfaction before and during the tours as you may have perceived... More 

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Address: 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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