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Truffle Hunting at Les Pastras

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Cadenet, France
+33 6 26 05 30 49
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The experience of a lifetime - educational, fun, unique, and sensational

This is long review but it warrants such high praise. My big tip, when you come to France, book... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
thehorseshoe2015
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Melbourne, Australia
Highlight of our trip!

We participated in a truffle hunt a few weeks ago and it was beyond amazing! Our host was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tylene M
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Portland, Oregon
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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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Cadenet, France
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+33 6 26 05 30 49
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is long review but it warrants such high praise. My big tip, when you come to France, book this experience! Communicating in advance of our booking with Johann was very smooth and professional. Johann maintained contact right up until the day before the hunt,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We participated in a truffle hunt a few weeks ago and it was beyond amazing! Our host was welcoming, informative and made it so fun and memorable. Pulling a truffle out of the dirt is something I’ll never forget. We learned so much about truffles...More

Thank Tylene M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend surprised me with a visit to Les Pastras shortly after getting engaged due to my love of truffles. It’s fair to say we weren’t disappointed! We visited in February which is the height of the truffle season. Johann was extremely knowledgable and gave...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very pleasant outing; the guide was knowledgeable and personable, the hunt itself was a relatively easy-going affair that didn't require much in the way of hiking, and the sampling afterwards was delightful.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I don't normally give reviews - we went on this trip last summer. My wife and I went and found the whole experience great - when we go away we normally try and do one night out just the two of us to maintain our...More

3  Thank Mungo P
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Reviewed May 15, 2018

We spend 5 days biking about the Luberon and decided early on that a visit to Les Pastras was the priority of our schedule. First of all, word to the wise, if you're biking there, the last hill is a killer...but worth it! Johann delivered...More

1  Thank nicolegD9271HZ
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Reviewed May 14, 2018

My boyfriend booked this for my birthday so I didn't know much about it in advance. Was such a cool experience and just the right balance between learning about truffles/truffle hunting, finding the truffles, and tasting them! I would definitely recommend visiting Les Pastras -...More

Thank Catherine L
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Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

We had a great time throughout this tour. Johann gave us great background on the growth of Oaks and the conditions required to grow truffles. We were then joined by Jean-Marc and the two gorgeous dogs. It was amazing to see them at work and...More

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Reviewed March 28, 2018 via mobile

We had an absolutely outstanding time with Johann. We learned so much about truffles, trees, dogs, bees, olives and much much more. Every one of us agreed it was the best experience we’ve ever done. Would recommend it for couples, families, older travelers, in fact...More

Thank Natalie H
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Reviewed March 23, 2018

I booked this is for my husband for his 40th birthday. It was something we had wanted to do for a long time and it didn't disappoint. We met Johann who was really welcoming and then took us and another couple on the tour of...More

Thank Sarah J
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yiye11
June 19, 2018|
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Response from thehorseshoe2015 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Yiyi, please check out their website, lespastras for further details. They do offer grape stomping in September 1-30, and truffle hunting May to September so you need to contact them to book in advance. I am sure you will... More
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Mabelfamilybe
May 8, 2018|
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Response from johann p | Property representative |
Thank you for your question. In late June we will be hunting fresh summer truffles (tuber aestivum). Feel free to ask us any questions, we are at your service.
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MamaMona01
April 24, 2018|
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Response from johann p | Property representative |
Hello, Thank you for your interest in our activities. Yes we will have truffle hunting and grape stomping tours available from September 10th to the 14th. To book please contact us by email at pepin at lespastras . com Kind... More
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