Active Gourmet Holidays
Active Gourmet Holidays

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Saint Rémy, France
Available year round - Wednesdays and Fridays


Why not experience the authentic Provence in a different way? Through a guided market visit followed by a cooking class at a beautiful renovated family "mas" (farm). You will first have the market visit and then return to the farm for a hands-on class where your instructor and host will share his delicious traditional recipes. This is a perfect activity if you already have accommodations but would like to include a memorable day with family and friends at a French home. Available on Wednesdays and Fridays but please inquire about other possible days.


The day begins at 9:30am on a Wednesday or Friday, with a pre determined meeting spot, followed by a visit to the local market where you will not only pick out your fresh ingredients for your class, but will meet the farmers and experience what the daily French way of life is like. You will also have a tasting of delicious regional products, with the day ending around 3:30pm after your fabulous lunch. (*Note: The St. Rémy market is on Wednesdays only and on Fridays the market is Eygaliéres which is only 10 minutes away and is also where the family farm is located).


Some of the recipes you will learn, depending on the season, are vegetable ratatouille, stuffed vegetables, artichokes and pork stew, asparagus and truffles, fried zucchini flowers, beef and wine casserole and much more! 


This area of southern France, called the Alpilles, is considered the "gem" of Provence. So consider a visit to this special area of France, and while you are here make sure to include this special way of getting to know the French way of life.


L'art de vivre! 






A minimum of 4 participants is required to run this tour and the tour is limited to a maximum of 10 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.) 






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






2020 Fees Per Person






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.


2020 Dates


Available year round Wednesdays and Fridays, based on availability. Please inquire about other weekdays for this experience. (Other lovely markets can be visited in nearby villages)



*Guided market visit with tasting
*Transport to/from meeting point to cooking class venue
*Hands-on cooking class
*Four course meal with wine, coffee and dessert


Airfare and personal expenses are not included.


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





Michael L., Ireland

"Wonderful experience in Marseille, great hosts, lovely cooking experience and overall really enjoyable experience." 



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*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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"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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