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Truffle Hunting in Provence provided by Les Pastras

Truffle Hunting in Provence

Truffle Hunting in Provence
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
3–4 hours
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
14
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Go behind the scenes of the world's most secretive business. Take a tour of a Provencal truffle plantation, learn how truffles are grown and truffle dogs are trained, and go on a hunt for France's elusive "black gold" with professional hunters who know the tricks of the trade. You will be regaled with stories of successes and sabotage, and learn to tell the difference between a real Provençal tuber melanosporum and its inferior Chinese counterparts. You'll also learn how to properly clean, store and cook with truffles. The Pastras olive and truffle oil.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3-4 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3-4 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Call the number below and use the product code: 139655P7
Important information
Inclusions
  • The Pastras olive and truffle oil.
  • The Pastras olive and truffle oil.
Duration
3–4 hours
Departure details
  • Unnamed Road, 84160 Cadenet, France The address is: The Pastras, Cadenet, 84160. The Pastras is the name of the house and the road it is on. If you have a GPS, you can enter this address and it will find us. GPS coordinates: N43.746607 and E5.380924
Additional information
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
Inclusions
  • The Pastras olive and truffle oil.
  • The Pastras olive and truffle oil.
Departure details
  • Unnamed Road, 84160 Cadenet, France The address is: The Pastras, Cadenet, 84160. The Pastras is the name of the house and the road it is on. If you have a GPS, you can enter this address and it will find us. GPS coordinates: N43.746607 and E5.380924
Duration
3–4 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Face masks provided for travelers
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Face masks provided for travelers
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casualfoodcritic
Singapore, Singapore60 contributions
My son and I spent a lovely morning with Johann. We learnt a lot about truffles, clearing up many myths and misconceptions (hard truth to swallow that I’ve probably been eating summer truffles at restaurants and paying black truffle prices!). The hunt was perfectly executed, not too long yet long enough to experience how it feels to dig up some black pearls. Then came the best part…the tasting and pairing of truffles. I don’t need to learn all the facts again but I would do this again just for the tasting.
Written November 6, 2021
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Eric T
Chappaqua, NY143 contributions
This was an experience we will never forget. We had the best time truffle hunting with the truffle dogs and then enjoying hor d’ourves and champagne with Johann and Lisa. They are simply the best. This was so special and will definitely be a major highlight of our trip in France. Johann is hilarious and really cares to teach the guests about the art and science of truffle farming. After the hunt, Lisa greeted us with champagne and truffle snacks and was so lovely and engaging. We would have stayed all night! I can’t recommend this highly enough. Truly magic evening.
Written August 12, 2021
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Justin C
2 contributions
Our group of 8 had a fantastic adventure hunting truffles at Les Pastras! It was an education as well as a lot of fun doing something so unique in Provence. Highly recommended to add this to you itinerary when in the area! Aside from the excitement of finding the truffles, we also experienced the many ways you can enjoy truffles... from a simple wafer thin slice with olive oil to a decadent ice cream dessert. Our hosts at Les Pastras were superb in every way!
Written October 5, 2021
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D M
Paris, France119 contributions
We had a lot of fun during the 3 hour program. It’s split into 3 parts: first we learned all about growing truffles, then we went hunting with the dogs who found quite a few truffles. And the last part was spent tasting truffles and drinking champagne. Really a well organized and interesting way to pass an evening or morning.
Written September 5, 2021
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Veronika Y
Moscow, Russia223 contributions
We spent a great afternoon at Les Pastras! It was educational, fun and of course delicious! We learnt a lot of new info about growing truffles, experienced the actual truffle hunting with dogs and of course had a great tasting session. Time flew by and I'm definitely looking forward to coming back again - either for the same or perhaps for a different activity.
Written November 1, 2021
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Adventure608286
4 contributions
Family
Johann was a wonderful instructor on all things truffle! The time flew by - and we all learned a lot (even our 5 and 10 year olds!). The truffles were also delicious- and the setting beautiful. Well worth the trip!
Written July 29, 2020
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southoffrancedweller
Aix-en-Provence, France10 contributions
Business
The group enjoyed the comments of Yohann.
He was knowledgeable and funny.
We learnt a lot. The truffles and the Champagne were excellent. I recommend the experience.
Paul
Written June 23, 2022
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Theresa W
Trenton, Canada12 contributions
Our favourite excursion on our recent 2 weeks in southern France. Johan is intelligent, well spoken (speaks English very well), an expert in truffles and human nature; his demonstration and education are funny funny funny.
Written May 2, 2022
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French Miso
4 contributions
As a Chef, I have used Les Pastras truffle oil and it was only natural to pay them a visit this summer. It was all you imagine and then, some. If you want to learn about truffles, better learn it from the top people in the industry, and Johann is the one you want to learn from. The setting is picturesque, the searching dogs are adorable and the dégustation afterward is delicious and almost endless. How can you think of a better way to spend an afternoon in the heart of Provence!
Written September 6, 2021
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CathyAA
Dallas, TX29 contributions
OUTSTANDING Truffle Hunt! We are so happy we did the truffle hunt. Johann gave us lots of information about truffle hunting, then we met the dogs, and did the hunt. At the end of the tour we sampled many truffle hors d'oeuvres, had truffle ice cream (wonderful!!) and unlimited champagne. The whole experience will be etched in our memories forever. We will do it again and we highly recommend it.
Written July 20, 2021
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By: Les Pastras
ImmoBDR13
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Well worth the visit! Absolute winner
We were delighted, we laughed and we experienced the real deal at Les Pastras. Worth every euro and we had a blast
SJCBDC
SJCBDC
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Wonderful Provençal experience with excellent hosts!
What an absolutely wonderful night! We 4 learned the rules of petanque, practiced a few rounds and then, with the e
Janie02118
Janie02118
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Fun day!
Johann and Jean-Marc gave us such a fun afternoon! My husband and I learned how to play pétanque, laughed, ate grea
Rodsan99
Rodsan99
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Amazing time with amazing people!
My partner and I had an absolutely amazing time searching for fossils and exploring the country side. Sadly the are
metztravel
metztravel
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Fantastic experience
Our group consisted of Johann (the host), Jean-Marc (a very skilled local player) and his delightful children (prod
douminaw
douminaw
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Authentic French Experience is fun, fun, fun!
I lead trips to Provence. My clients love this outing. It brings out the competitor in all of us. Jumping, yelli
Patricia W
Patricia W
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This was just fabulous
It does not matter if you have never heard of pétanque. Athletic ability is (largely) irrelevant, This is Provenc
Arun P
Arun P
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Really enjoyable experience
We had a great time there. Grapes were delicious. Lots of wine and food and fun. Must di this experience if you are
YvonneMartin_uk
YvonneMartin_uk
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Brilliant time... it won’t disappoint
Johann was a brilliant host. Can not fault him or the time spent on his land at all. What a lovely guy, full of fu
carolina247
carolina247
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Lovely evening en Provence
We have spent an unforgettable evening with Johann and Jean-Marc at Les Pastras. First Johann explained all interes
Tapman17
Tapman17
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What a load of lovely boules
This is one of the most fun days you can have learning the art of Petanque. Brilliant teaching by Johann and Jean-M
122helenec
122helenec
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Fantastic and cut-throat!
We had a ball learning pétanque, followed by a tournament, with les Pastras. We were a big group of trash-talking f
ejbrewer
ejbrewer
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Beautiful day on the lake
We spent a great morning on L'Etang de la Bonde, fishing with Jean-Marc and Johann. Jean-Marc knows all the best fi
ProvencePost
ProvencePost
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My clients loved this and so did I
As a travel planner I'm always looking to steer my clients to the best activities in Provence and I know that anyth
_trishclark
_trishclark
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Grape Stomp
My best friend and I had so much fun with our gracious hosts Johann and Lisa Pepin at Las Pastras in Cadenet. We pa
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