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Truffle Hunting at Les Pastras

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Absolute MUST for any authentic Provence vacation!

This was an adventure that will forever be one of the coolest things I've ever done. I've always... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Oneonta, New York
Awesome Truffle Experience!

My husband and I visited Les Pastras with our two young children and had a wonderful experience. We... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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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...more
Cadenet, France
+33 6 26 05 30 49
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was an adventure that will forever be one of the coolest things I've ever done. I've always known that truffles are a rare delicacy and therefore very expensive, but never knew why or had any particular reverence for their growth and harvesting. Johann has...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I visited Les Pastras with our two young children and had a wonderful experience. We requested a tour at the last minute and were promptly and graciously accommodated. Our host, Johann, was very knowledgeable, funny, and considerate. His farm is really comfortable...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank lkmke
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My fiance' booked this experience due to my extreme love of truffles and it did not disappoint! Les Pastras is stunning, Johann was a fantastic educator, and the dogs were as effective at finding truffles as they were at being cute. These dogs so proudly...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 888Cindy
Reviewed October 21, 2018

I must admit that we did have a somewhat difficult time finding our way up the hill to Les Pastras. The little town of Cadenet is full of one way back streets, and we kept getting our directions wrong - so much for the GPS!...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank southernbelle007
Reviewed October 1, 2018

We were in Provence in September which is during Le Vendange (grape harvesting season) so we knew we had to stomp some grapes. I found that Les Pastras offered this experience so I booked it immediately. It is no understatement that this excursion was one...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile

Just spent an evening at Les Pastras with friends truffle hunting. Johann is a gracious, witty and I’ll nformative host. We had a delightful evening watching Eclair and Mirabella sniffing out the delicious nuggets - we then had an opportunity to sample the truffles and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank H65
Reviewed September 22, 2018

Overall one of the highlights of our time in the South of France! Johann is the man!! My fiancé and I loved making this trip to Cadenet to learn about arguably our favorite culinary ingredient, Truffles! Although, after we left she may love the truffle...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank AndyMClemens
Reviewed September 20, 2018 via mobile

This was one of the best things we have ever done. Johann is so knowledgeable and really charismatic. He makes you laugh but teaches you so much at the same time. The truffles we tasted were the best we have ever had! The truffles and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 810sukritis
Reviewed September 18, 2018 via mobile

First they changed the date and then they cancelled the activity just days before. Verry unproffesional!More

Date of experience: September 2018
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johann p, Owner at Truffle Hunting at Les Pastras, responded to this reviewResponded September 20, 2018

We're very sorry you were disappointed. You made your booking through an outside agent, who rightfully listed the date you wanted as available. However, by the time their request reached us, other guests had already booked the activity with us directly, and we no longer...More

Reviewed September 18, 2018

Such a unique experience! We were impressed how knowledgeable Johann was about truffles and loooved seeing dogs working. Also, we very much enjoyed tasting the trufles with champagne. Honey with truffles, ice cream...yum yum!!!!

Date of experience: September 2018
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August 2, 2018|
Response from Karenmyers28 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure why but questions for Les Pastras seem to be coming to me. Better to go to the website and inquire there.
July 8, 2018|
Response from johann p | Property representative |
Dear Alice, sorry about that. Our website has been experiencing technical difficulties. We could host ou on July 11th at 10am. Please contact us directly at pepin @ les pastras . com Thank you Kind regards, Johann Pepin
June 27, 2018|
Response from johann p | Property representative |
Hello, Thank you for your interest in truffle hunting at Les Pastras. Yes we will hunting for summer truffles (tuber aestivum). We have availabilities during your stay in Provence. Please contact us by email at pepin @ les... More