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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, Food & Drink
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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.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
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English first
Aix-en-Provence, France
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Winston Salem, North Carolina, Usa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Park Ridge, New Jersey
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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112 reviews 112 reviews
31 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
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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Pacific NW
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We wanted a half-day walking tour of the Tuesday markets in Aix En Provence but Mathilde gave us so much more with the perfect blend of Aix's history and guidance through the market and Old Town of Aix! We met wonderful vendors who produce their goods and bring them to market. We enjoyed delicious patisserie, cheese, produce, jams, sausages and... More

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Potomac, Maryland
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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7 reviews 7 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
3 reviews 3 reviews
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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