Active Gourmet Holidays
Active Gourmet Holidays

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Provence, France - 3, 5 or 6 nights
Available February to October


Learn to cook modern Provençal cuisine in France while staying at a beautiful 5 star hotel with a gorgeous spa. In the three night program you will get to got to the local market to see all of the fresh seasonal produce of Provence. Then back to the chateau for your cooking classes which will either take place outdoors in the exquisite brand new kitchen garden or indoors in an ancient wine cellar, depending on weather and season. An outstanding culinary experience awaits you! 


 The classes, which are designed to be for small groups (2 to 16 people), are for those with all skill levels. The courses capture the essence of Provençal cookery.


The three night course includes two cooking classes designed to learn about Provençal cuisine, both classic and contemporary, a dinner at a Michelin starred restaurant as well as a tour of the Château's cellar and a tutored wine-tasting.





SAMPLE THREE NIGHT ITINERARY (Arrival must be on a Tuesday or Wednesday)




Arrival after 3pm to your beautiful hotel for the week.


Dinner tonight will be at the gastronomic restaurant of the hotel (drinks not included).


Overnight in a classic room








Your first cooking class will be at 10:30am. The Chef will explain the recipe and will go over the various steps prior to execution.


The cooking class is followed by the tastings of the dishes that you have prepared in the morning. 

Afternoon at leisure.

Overnight in a classic room 


Day Three - THURSDAY



Breakfast at leisure 


10.30am : Your second cooking class will be at 10:30am and will be followed by the tasting of dishes prepared in the morning



At 4.00pm you will have a wine tour and tasting of 3 wines (duration : 1 hour / the day may vary according to availability)





Day Four - FRIDAY


Breakfast at leisure - Departure by 11am.












*According to season, itinerary can vary slightly. Definite program to be given upon arrival.
*Based on availability and theme at the time of booking, the cooking class can also be offered in the afternoon at 5.00pm


*The content or order of the itinerary may change depending on dates, availability of services or activities, local festivals/holidays, weather constraints, etc. *Menus are samples and may vary according to the season






Students arrive on their own at 10/10:30am with classes beginning at 10:30am and ending at 2:30pm.


Students will prepare a starter, main course and dessert and will dine on their creations after the class with the chef.  





A minimum of 4 participants is required to run this tour and the tour is limited to a maximum of 16 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.)





By air: Airports at Nice or Toulon-Hyères/ (one hour’s drive)/Helicopter transfer from Nice (20 minutes) to the estate’s helicopter landing area


By train: TGV station – Les Arcs Argens – 15 minute drive







2019 Fees Per Person




Double Room/US$
Single Occupancy (rates available upon request) 


NON RESIDENTIAL DAY COOKING CLASS/*Please inquire about pricing


*Pricing may vary depending on market fluctuation.
*Please inquire about pricing for low season months



After availability is confirmed, a non-refundable deposit of 30% per person and the completed and submitted registration form will secure your reservation. Final payment is due in 75 days prior to your arrival date.

2019 Dates

Dates available upon request from February to October for a minimum of 4 persons. Please inquire.




THREE NIGHT PROGRAM (Arrival must be on Tuesday or Wednesday) 


*Three nights' accommodation in a double classic room B&B
*One (1) dinner at gastronomic starred Michelin restaurant Menu dégustation in 6 courses excluding drinks
*Two (2) cooking classes at 10.30am (cooking class not available on Monday and Tuesday)
*One (1) wine tour and tasting of 3 wines in wine cellar (duration 1 hour at 11.00am or 4.00pm)




*Day Cooking Class includes class and the meal - drinks included (wines of the Château, mineral water and coffee).

Airfare, local city taxes, drinks where indicated, and personal expenses are not included. 

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



Furnished upon request

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"Dear Jo-Ann - We just had the most amazing week. It was everything we could have hoped for and more. We are already planning a "make your own pasta party" at our house to introduce friends to the very unique flavours we tried and made! Jo-Ann, the others who came through Active Gourmet - Ed, Cathy and Kelly were all very complimentary about the service they had received from you, as were we. I was hugely impressed with your immediate attention to every detail and I will certainly recommend friends to your website if they are considering similar trips to ours." - Joneen and Ray S., Auckland, New Zealand

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