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Truffle Hunting at Les Pastras

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Address: Cadenet, France
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Go behind the scenes of the world's most secretive business. Take a tour of...

Go behind the scenes of the world's most secretive business. Take a tour of a Provençal truffle plantation, learn how truffles are cultivated and truffle dogs are trained, and go on a hunt for France's elusive "black gold" with professional hunters who know all the tricks of the trade. You'll be regaled with stories of successes and sabotage, and learn to tell the difference between the different types of French truffles and the "fakes" from China. Tours are followed up with a sampling of fresh truffle hors d'oeuvres, Champagne and a tasting of our Les Pastras olive and truffle oil. A real treat! Truffle Hunting Tour: Truffle hunt, truffle hors d'oeuvres, Champagne, olive and truffle oil tasting: 70€ per person (winter), 60€ per person (summer). Minimum of 2 people. Weekend tours at flexible hours, weekday tours at 6pm (summer) or 4pm (winter). Please book at least one week in advance. Summer season: May 1 - September 30* Winter season: November 15 - March 15* * Weather permitting 50% of the profits from Les Pastras products go to the One Family orphanage in Haiti

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A REALLY FUN & INFORMATIVE DAY OUT IN THE PROVENCAL SUNSHINE (AND MISTRAL!)

My partner and I love fine wines and good food. And we are pretty heavy on 'stuff' so for Christmas gifts I always like to treat my other (better?) half to an experience - ideally... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner and I love fine wines and good food. And we are pretty heavy on 'stuff' so for Christmas gifts I always like to treat my other (better?) half to an experience - ideally involving some culture, food, physical activity and travel. After previous tasting trips to Champagne and cooking courses in Paris, I decided a truffle hunt was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This review is long overdue, but only because I was having a hard time putting into words how much we enjoyed our time with Johann and Lisa! We visited in April of 2016, and were just going to miss season (starting in May). I had been corresponding with Johann and he was gracious enough to at least attempt a hunt... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

educational tour with Johann was wonderful. we learned a lot. Was amazed at the 2 dogs....1 was lazy but was the digger and the other was the finder but wouldn't dig. They actually found a couple of truffles. Tasting with champagne capped the event. will recommend to others

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our friends and I spent an afternoon with the owner, Johann, for an interesting truffle tour in his vast property. My husband got to bring the basket for the truffles the dogs will be able to hunt and find. We learned a lot from him and made me appreciate Truffles even more. It was just amazing to see Mirabelle and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2017

The experience that Johann and Lisa provide is amazing. Their hospitality is warm and generous and their passion for what they do in contagious. Truffle hunting in the south if France is definitely one of the most authentic travel experiences of our holiday, and learning about such a mysterious and luxurious force of nature was well worth it. Don't think... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2017

When you visit the Luberon, it's easy enough to go markets, or museums, or vineyards. BUT -- an afternoon at Les Pastras is 'hors classe' -- above it all. You'll meet 2 amazing, passionate people, and experience a hidden corner of Provence and the Luberon from their perspective. By the way, when Lisa serves truffles, its not just a quick... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

Easily one of the best activities/tours we've ever done. My husband and I visited at the start of January and while it was cold, the weather didn't impact how great the experience was. Johann is so nice and friendly and explained everything in such a clear and entertaining way. Watching the dogs hunt and understanding the process behind truffle farming... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2016

We were a group of 4 on a cool late November afternoon. We watched the dogs hunting truffles while Johann explained how to train dogs to hunt truffles. He also explained where the truffles like to grow, signs around trees that you may have truffles growing and how you can purchase oak trees that have truffle spores on them. We... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

I was lucky enough to enjoy both of these events at this beautiful farm. Can't say enough good about this place and Johann and Lisa! They were knowledgeable, fun, and attentive! You won't be disappointed if you schedule a trip to this place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

I can't say enough good things about Les Pastras. I was here in late September with three girlfriends. We had an absolute blast with both the grape stomp and truffle hunt. Johann was friendly, knowledgable, and an all-around amazing host. Les Pastras has my highest recommendation -- a must-see if you're in the area.

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