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Provence Culinary Tour

A delicious sojourn in the South of France with cooking classes, wine tasting, and more.
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Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Easy
Duration: Multiple days

Overview:  What could be better than six days spent touring the French countryside—tasting and learning as you go? Carole, the gregarious chef... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Carole Peck’s Culinary Tour of Provence

Carole, the gregarious chef and owner of the Good News Café in Woodbury, Connecticut, and her French husband, publisher Bernard Jarrier, host groups of 8 to 10 adventurous foodies several times a year at their home in the sleepy Provençal town of Montfrin

Address:
France

Phone:
203-266-4663

2. Château de Montfrin

The Château produces some of the region’s finest olive oils—fruity, rich blends with remarkably low acidity. After a brief tour of the property, guests take seats in an upstairs salon for a tasting led by Jean-René and a local olive oil educator named Françoise Pouget. Sample a variety of oils from tiny plastic cups, the... More

3. Château Grand Callamand

A small, start-up winery rather far afield in the Luberon.

Address:
Rte. de la Loubière
Pertuis
France

Phone:
33-4-90-09-61-00

4. Chez Bob

A famously funky, beloved restaurant on the mosquito-infested plains. Vintage photos cover the walls of this former ranch, many featuring the handsome Bob, a charismatic Resistance hero (Bob is a nom de guerre). Conviviality and generosity define the family.

Address:
Route Sambuc, Villeneuve Gageron
Arles
France

Phone:
33-4-90-97-00-29

5. Joël Durand

Joël Durand’s chocolate flavors swing from the herbal (thyme, rosemary) to the floral (violet, jasmine). Sweetening his international reputation are handcrafted caramel lollipops and edgy jams made with star anise and Corsican citrons.

Address:
3 Blvd. Victor Hugo
St.-Remy-de-Provence
France

Phone:
33-4-90-92-38-25

Exotic bamboo gardens in Anduze.

Address:
Prafrance
Générargues
France

Phone:
33-4-66-61-70-47

The luxurious hotel in the heart of Avignon is set in a 700-year-old grand palace—one of a cardinal’s residence—adjacent to the Palais des Papes. The 21-room property boasts a Luxurious décor with period architectural details and offers communal meals prepared by chef Jean-Claude Altmayer on Tuesday and Wednesday nights. Book rooms 20, 21, ... More

One of the contemporary bistros in Arles

Address:
31 Rue Porte de Laure
Arles
France

Phone:
33-4-90-18-25-05

9. Les Demeures du Ranquet

Ths Michelin-starred restaurant-cum-inn sira among aromatic herb gardens and lavender fields.

Address:
Route de Saint Hippolyte du Fort
Tornac
France

Phone:
33-4-66-77-51-63

10. Weekly Market in St.-Rémy-de-Provence

A tantalizing array of stalls selling everything from olives and spices to fabrics, shawls, and tablecloths. Be sure to stop by the master chocolatier Joël Durand, who flavors his exquisite chocolates with flowers and herbs.

Address:
Provence
France