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Tastes of Provence - Private Tours

13100 Aix-en-Provence, France
+33 6 33 69 42 95
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Potomac, Maryland
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Originally from Paris, our guide, Mathilde, has been living in Aix for many years and owns a cooking school in town. We loved her! She was very personable, easy to understand, spoke great English, and was a delight! We visited on Tuesday and recommend this as the market isn't very crowded. Mathilde said Saturdays are very crowded, so Tuesday was... More

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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Jennifer was very nice and accommodating. She showed us a lot of places we wouldn't have found on our own. She explained history to the kids, but kept it short and sweet so it kept the kids' attention. All the stalls we stopped at on market day had great fruits, jams, sasuages, olives, cheese but also flowers, lavender, etc. stopped... More

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Aix-en-Provence, France
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Just finished the market tour with Mathilde and Charlotte. Two top notch, professional, ladies lead us on the perfect tasting tour of the markets in Aix. Perfect vendors, perfect shops, friendly. Couldn't have asked for more. A MUST IN AIX!

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Absolutely excellent. We really enjoyed our morning with Taste of Provence. Charlotte (the English guide) was very friendly, helpful and knowledgable and filled us in on some of the history of Aix, the French way of life and lots about the wonderful patisserie (Bechard's), the totally amazing Maccaron shop - (a must for everyone), the fabulous fromagerie and some amazing... More

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Auckland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Right from when I tried to book this tour early April Jennifer, organizer and owner of Tastes of Provence, did her utmost to get us into the right tour on the right day, as they were already fully booked even then. She succeeded in the end and I appreciate her persistence to get us in this particular Shop tour. Charlotte... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This private tasting tour was absolutely amazing. I would definitely recommend it to anyone visiting the south of France. We were in Marseilles and this tour was worth the trip we had to make to Aix En Provence. Mathilde is so knowledgable and her English is perfect. My brother has severe nut allergies and she could not have been more... More

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Lafayette, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We did a 3 hour market tour on Tuesday, 930-1230. Our French guide once lived in Indianapolis and spoke excellent English. Borne in Paris, she had moved to Aix four years ago. She provided an excellent overview of the history and culture as well as a tour of the outdoor markets and some specialty stores we would not have found... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We really enjoyed our morning with Mathilde as she first explained the history of Aix-en-Provence and then took us on a wonderful tour of the old town. The tour included the market, a pastry shop, chocolate shop, coffee stop, cheese shop, and more. We tried samples during the tour and again at the end. The tour and Mathilde's friendly personality... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We planned to cook and savor the shopping, food prep and meals we created in Aix en Provence and booked this tour for our first morning to help us get our bearings. It proved a great choice! I was a bit worried beforehand that the shops highlighted on our tour would be no different then a dozen others just like... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

My Sister, Niece and I had a wonderful time with Mathilde, who smartly gave us an overview of the town history and people. . She then smartly navigated with us a gourmet walking tour to wonderful resources to sample and buy all kinds of treats. It was an insiders view of Aix en Provence and delightful way to spend the... More

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