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Atelier de Cuisine Gastronomique Jean Marc Villard

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Half-Day Provence Pont du Gard and Wine Tasting Tour from Avignon
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Half-Day Provence Pont du Gard and Wine Tasting Tour from Avignon

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Combine two quintessential Provence experiences on this sightseeing and wine-tasting tour from Avignon. Tick off two UNESCO-listed landmarks–Orange’s Roman Theater and the Pont du Gard viaduct–in just half a day, saving time with seamless round-trip transfer from your hotel, then visit a local winery for your wine-tasting session, led by an expert sommelier.
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klm2al wrote a review Nov 2019
Necedah, Wisconsin78 contributions22 helpful votes
Jean Marc Villard and his beautiful wife provided us a tour of a market where we picked out foods to cook. Then we proceeded to his home for a wonderful french cooking experience. We learned how to plate up the foods we prepared. If you are looking for a great experience, we recommend you contact him for a cooking experience.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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ppm1 wrote a review Nov 2019
Tampa, Florida205 contributions118 helpful votes
My daughter loves to cook as much as I do, so we thought it would be fun to take a class together on our recent visit to Provence. We were excited to find Jean-Marc not far from where we were staying at Chateau Taloud. The fact he taught at the Paul Bocuse Institute in Lyon for 10 years before starting his own cooking school was certainly a plus. This is an all day class that starts at 8am and ends around 3pm. The “hands-on” cooking class is at Jean-Marc’s home. He teaches his classes in English which, for us, was so much better than worrying about the nuances of translating ingredients and actions. The day begins with coffee, something sweet right out of the oven, and a few minutes to chat with Alice, Jean-Marc’s wife, and the other participants. Alice was so very kind and hospitable to us throughout the day. This is truly a “farm to table” culinary experience. First up was a trip to the co-op to select items for the menu. Our trip to the market was made even better by Jean-Marc knowing each farmer personally. The quality of the produce, fish, and meat was superior. We learned about each item he selected, why he selected it, and what role it would play in the meal we would be preparing. Jean-Marc is quite happy to share insights and tips from his many years of experience. You even have a few minutes to make personal purchases if you like. Preparing several dishes is a lesson in timing, and you will come away with a newfound respect for what transpires in the kitchen the next time you visit your favorite local restaurant. There were 4 people in our class, so each of us had plenty to do. Taking videos and photos during your class will help jog your memory later when you are back home and want to re-create the items on his menu. We enjoyed what we prepared outside overlooking the garden on an absolutely gorgeous Provence day, complete with local wines from the area. It doesn’t get any better than that. My daughter and I both agreed that we would take another class with Jean-Marc the next time we were in Provence without hesitation. The day with Jean-Marc and Alice was interesting, informative, and a lot of fun. Don’t miss this unique opportunity if you find yourself nearby!
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Silvya2014 wrote a review Oct 2019
Buenos Aires, Argentina1 contribution
We had a wonderful time with Jean Marc and Alice. The cooking lesson was enjoyed by all our group of 14 people, and lunch in the terrace accompanied by a tasting of tegional wines, was excellent. We loved the food and learned how to prepare these dishes at our own home. We thoroughly recommend this experience in the Provence.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Steve B wrote a review Oct 2019
San Francisco, California2 contributions1 helpful vote
Jean-Marc and his wife, Alise, were outstanding hosts and JM's skills and personality translated into a perfectly enjoyable experience. From the co-op market tour to the actual prep and cooking, everything was outstanding. An amazing experience!
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Date of experience: October 2019
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In50by50 wrote a review Oct 2019
New Berlin, Wisconsin401 contributions58 helpful votes
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I have to repeat what everyone else has said... Two weeks in Lyon and Provence and this class was the highlight. We all learned a lot (and we aren’t bad cooks). You participate as much as you want. I especially enjoyed the presentations. An absolutely beautiful setting. An easy 20 minute commuter train from Avignon. An interesting tour of the local cooperative market. Extremely friendly. Wine. If you take the train, spend some time in L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue before going back to Avignon. Oh yeah, the food was good too.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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