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“A very engaging tour”

Tastes of Provence - Tours
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Owner description: Gourmet walking tour of Aix en Provence
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed December 7, 2012

We gave this tour to my in-laws as a birthday gift and we decided to join them. In these few weeks leading up to Christmas we had a terrific time learning, walking, and tasting. Even though we've been living here for 4 months her insider-scoop showed us shops in Aix we'd not yet discovered. Jennifer is warm, knowledgeable and an excellent tour guide.

Thank pjrplan
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Reviewed November 25, 2012

Two thumbs up for Jennifer and her Tasting Tours of Aix-en-Provence! Jennifer was extremely helpful both before we arrived in Aix and while we stayed in Aix. By reviewing our travel itinerary in advance, Jennifer allowed us to get the most out of our short 4 day stay in Provence. Of course her Tastes of Provence Tour was fantastic. Friendly, fun, knowledgeable, passionate about her subject, and overall, a joy to spend the afternoon with. In a few short hours, Jennifer gave us a fantastic introduction to her adopted home. Thanks a million Jennifer for making our overall trip to Provence a huge success.

Thank Pam L
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Reviewed November 21, 2012

Our one day excursion of “The taste of Provence” in Aix en Provence, France was remarkably unique and enlighten. Our guide Jennifer was able to captured in our minds the great history and culture of Provence and intertwined it with present day living which continues in treasuring its past!
We visited a few pastries shops one of which has been in a part of the family business since 1880. We got to sample a few of their unique yet delicious pastries. Our tour then took us to a flourishing outdoor market dated back some 700 years. There we got to sampled more foodstuff sold right there along with buying and mingling with the locals which they felt right at home with us enjoying the hustle and bustle of the market life. We ended our tour at Chateau de Beaupre, a winery dated back to the early 1700’s where after the grand tour we got to enjoy a tasting of its elegant wines.
Booking this tour had some challenges;
1. We had a group of 24
2. Our ship docks an hour away in Marseille therefore transportations was needed.
3. Saturdays’ are one busy market
4. Time factor – our ships sales at 4 pm leaving us a 7 hour window.
Jennifer was able to arrange transportation to which we paid for in advance (Var Voyages Services – Salaun Autocars – new clean and plush A/C bus www.vvs-autocars.com ). Jennifer was able to maneuver the groups in and out of these smalls’ crowed shops by splitting the groups up. With these seemly handicap items I would suggest communicating in advance and let Jennifer do the organizing in which is very capable in doing.
I must say, out of all tours on this cruise which included Rome, Pompeii, Florence and Cannes, “The taste of Provence” in Aix en Provence was one of the most informative and fan favorite of the entire group. We returned with a sense that we had captured the essence of life and felt the pride and rich culture in living in Aix en Provence.

1  Thank seanlongs
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Reviewed November 19, 2012

Our private tour with Jennifer was wonderful! We were only in Aix-en-Provence for a weekend and wanted to absorb as much of the life as possible. Considering that most of the businesses are closed on Sundays we knew we had to take advantage of our Saturday. Jennifer was gracious enough to set up a private tour for us on short notice. She was very professional and friendly with our email communications prior to our arrival. She really helped with our planning. And if she didn't know the answer to our questions she was able to ask her local contacts and came back to me with suggestions and recommendations. She customized our tour perfectly. We learned a lot about the history, culture and foods of the area. As a fellow tour guide, I appreciated all the stories and tidbits she shared. Walking around the city with a local really gives you a truer sense of the life there. Thanks Jennifer we had a wonderful time!

Thank suebeehoney77
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Reviewed November 17, 2012

We travelled to Provence and decided to take this tour with Jennifer. We were a party of four and what a wonderful experience this was. We visited numerous shops, had tasting sessions from a bakery, cheese, spent some time in a market, enjoyed a cup of awesome coffee and finished it off with wine and cheese tasting.
Jennifer was a wonderful host and if you are travelling in this area DO NOT miss the opportunity to enjoy this.

Thank Barry H
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