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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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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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

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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Ames, IA
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This is a super concept that gave us a better sense of the history and the culinary specialties of one of the most charming towns in the world. Thanks to Mathilde for such a cheery (and delicious) visit to the markets and some of Aix's other little gems.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our Market Tour with Charlotte in late September. She was a delightful guide who obviously took pleasure in introducing visitors to the charms of the artisan shops and markets in Aix. Even my husband, who is not a cook, enjoyed the tour, the tastings, and our time with Charlotte. Through her eyes and knowledge,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We took the Market tour with Mathilde and had lots of fun! Tasted many things, learned about local history and much, much more! Do not miss this tour - it will really add to your Aix experience.

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madison, wi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We enjoyed the walking tour with Mathilde very much. She was friendly, knowledgeable about the products and the area, and her English was excellent. We learned a lot about the city, the area and the food in her 2.5+ hour tour. We enjoyed the tour through the market as well as visits to some of the well know local shops.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Do this quick tour of the markets of Aix. Not only will you see some great places in old Aix, you will taste many of the finest foods in the markets, get some history of the place, and find places to buy your dinner! This is a must do tour, even if you only have a day in Aix.

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