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Aix-en-Provence, France
Available April to October

 

Aix-en-Provence is a wonderful Provençal town, known for being the home of Cézanne. While visiting this area, why not experience it by taking a cooking class with a talented and passionate Frenchman, born and raised in Marseille? He learned to cook through his mother and both of his grandmothers. You will meet in Aix-en-Provence and will then be led through the market to choose the fresh ingredients for your cooking class, which takes place in his countryside home with an organic garden. A delicious way to spend a day!

 

This is a day to experience Provence by delving into its foods and cuisine and by creating typical dishes from this area. 

 

You will meet at a central meeting point at 9:30am and then, together with your instructor, you will walk to the food market in the old town. By meeting some of the local food producers with your host, you will get the inside look at the people of Provence and how they live their life. At the food market, you will help select the best ingredients available for your cooking lesson.

 

Onto the family home where your hands-on lesson takes place, but first, why not stop at a wine chateau and perhaps even a local goat cheese farm for a short visit? After arriving to the house your host will show you around as you marvel at his organic garden. Then into the kitchen where you learn some recipes that have been perfected over the years by your instructor, who, by the way is not only talented in the kitchen but also possesses a fun and very welcoming personality.

 

Your lesson will last about 2 hours and then to the table to enjoy the masterpieces that have been created. 

 

After lunch you will be taken back to Aix-en-Provence through the scenic Montaiguet Forest. Your experience will end around 3:30pm.

 


GROUP SIZE

 

A minimum of 2 participants is required to run this tour and the tour is limited to a maximum of 9 participants.

 

(The number of participants refers to how many persons are required to run the tour, not to how many persons you must have in your party. Please inquire.) 

 

 

 

 

HOW TO ARRIVE

 

Closest Airports/Train Stations:

 

Marseille Airport - 15 miles from Aix-en-Provence
Aix-en-Provence Train Station - 3 hours from Paris

 

*These details are provided as additional information. Please check below to see if transfers are included in this tour.

 

 

 

BOOKING INFORMATION

 

2017 Fees Per Person

 

US$185 

 

Deposit

 

After availability is confirmed, full payment and the completed and submitted registration form will secure your reservation. Final payment is due no later than 75 days before your arrival date.

 

2017 Dates

 

Available April to October (please inquire about other available dates during November to March)

Included

 

*Guided market visit
*Transport to/from meeting point to cooking class venue
*Winery visit
*Hands-on cooking class
*Four course meal with wine

 

Airfare and personal expenses are not included.

 

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CANCELLATION POLICY 


Please contact us for cancellation policy information. Travel insurance is highly recommended.

 

 



CLIENT REMARKS

 

Furnished upon request. 

 

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MAP*

This exciting region is depicted below. You can also access Google MapsTM by clicking HERE.

 

 

*In some cases mapping may give clients a general sense of location due to changes in venue. Please inquire about specific location.

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CINQUE TERRE COOKING & WALKING

"Believe me we were impressed...very impressed...I don't know how we could possibly top this vacation...any suggestions? Active Gourmet did good. Everyone we came in contact with was superb. Friendly, professional, efficient, accommodating,fantastic. What a pleasure having them assist us with our vacation....it was the best vacation I ever had. Thank you." Fran and Daniel U., Torrance, California

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