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10 Day Gastronomic Traditions and Culinary Journey in the Heart of Provence, in Avignon

Avignon, Vaucluse, Provence, France

Magical Culinary Holiday Provence

This is a culinary journey in the heart of Provence. Join French Moods LLC for a wonderful journey as they share their passion for the beauty, culture, and rich gastronomic traditions of Provence, with many delightful and delicious moments along the way. Experience the colors and the smells of Provence, taste local cuisine and learn how to cook like a native. Peruse enchanting medieval villages, discover Provence lush vineyards, wineries, and wines. Stroll the vibrant provençal markets and antique shops. Enjoy rich and colorful escapades in the footsteps of renowned painters. Embrace and share the passion for fine food and great wines that are such an important part of the local way of life.

Meet the instructors

Huguette & Sunshine
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Highlights

  • 2 hands-on cooking classes
  • Tickets for visiting planned attractions
  • 3 daily delicious breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Explore the rich culture of various corners of Provence
  • Access to free Wi-Fi and planned tastings
  • Aperitifs and all amenities provided
  • Private transportation with driver
  • 9 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Styles


8 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: French
Group size: Maximum of 12 participants
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Accommodation

During this holiday, you will stay at a Mas in Provence. Dive into the warm and gentle local lifestyle as you settle into a typical Provence house called a Mas, which will contribute to your complete immersion in the Provence art de vivre.

Program

Since 2008, French Moods LLC has excelled in crafting unique, personally escorted, small group, journeys and experiences with the promise of unforgettable sensory delights. This Provence journey of theirs has it all and they have planned everything for you, even the home-made meals! All you have to do is arrive, relax and enjoy! Your journey is personally accompanied by Huguette Marsicano and Sunshine Dunning.

Itinerary

Day 1: Saturday, May 16, 2020

  • Arrival at Marseille or Avignon airport, and transfer to the Mas
  • Meet and greet and welcome dinner at the Mas (villa in Provence)

Day 2: Sunday, May 17, 2020

  • Home-made breakfast will be served
  • Tour of Isle-Sur-La-Sorgue famous Sunday market
  • Lunch in a gourmet restaurant
  • Visit of the Village des Antiquaires de la Gare, third largest European antique market
  • Free afternoon to peruse the antique shops along the waterwheels and canals of the Sorgue river
  • Home-made dinner will be served

Day 3: Monday, May 18, 2020

  • Home made breakfast will be served
  • Your first hands-on cooking class based on what you found at the market, followed by a lovely lunch
  • Visit and tasting at a close by winery
  • Aperitif and dinner at a gourmet restaurant

Day 4: Tuesday, May 19, 2020

  • Home-made breakfast
  • Visit of the stunning Cistercian Abbaye de Sénanque near Gordes
  • Lunch in one of the best restaurants in Gordes and visit of the village
  • Tour of Roussillion and its ochre canyons in the afternoon
  • Home made dinner

Day 5: Wednesday, May 20, 2020

  • Home-made breakfast and let's go for a winery day!
  • Visit of local wineries and taste their best wines
  • Provençal picnic for lunch
  • Wine and truffle tasting in an old castle
  • Home-made dinner

Day 6: Thursday, May 21, 2020

  • Home-made breakfast
  • Visit of the village and castle of Les Baux
  • Lunch in one of the gourmet restaurants in Les Baux de Provence
  • Visit of the incredible Cathédrale des Lumières in the afternoon
  • Home-made dinner.

Day 7: Friday, May 22, 2020

  • Home-made breakfast
  • Discover local products with the visit of the Lavender Museum
  • Visit a local oil mill with oil tasting
  • Relaxing lunch and time by the swimming pool
  • Second hands-on cooking class followed by apéritif and dinner

Day 8: Saturday, May 23, 2020

  • Home-made breakfast
  • Peruse Apt famous market followed by a free-time for your lunch and afternoon to discover Apt
  • Visit of a Provençal bakery as an option
  • Home-made dinner based on your market finds

Day 9: Sunday, May 24, 2020

  • Home-made breakfast
  • Free day
  • Home-made farewell dinner

Day 10: Monday, May 25, 2020

  • Home-made breakfast and transfers to Marseille or Avignon airport

Included excursions

  • Tour of Isle Sur La Sorgue
  • Visit of the Abbaye de Sénanque near Gordes
  • Tour of Roussillion and its ochre canyons
  • Visit of a local oil mill with olive oil tasting, and tour local wineries with private wine tasting
  • Visit of Quarry Les Baux and the exceptional Cathédrale des Lumières
  • Tour of the Lavender Museum

Instructors

Huguette Marsicano

Sunshine Dunning

Location

This holiday will take place in Luberon, Provence, France. Lubéron is the favorite part of Provence with its spectacular countryside of vineyards, lavenders and orchards, strikingly picturesque perched villages, and the light of Van Gogh and Cézanne.

Food

During this holiday, you will be served with nine breakfasts, nine dinners and seven lunches. Delicious food and wines are an integral part of this journey, from finest gourmet cuisine to delicious home cooked fare. The meals are always colorful, authentic and flavorsome and enjoyed in a leisurely French fashion.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Alcoholic beverages

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • 2 cooking classes
  • Tickets for visiting planned attractions
  • Aperitifs and all amenities, drinks, etc.
  • Private transportation with driver for planned activities
  • Planned tastings
  • Wi-Fi connections
  • 9 breakfasts, 9 dinners, and 7 lunches
  • 9 nights accommodation

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Transportation from and to airport

How to get there

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Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 14% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
10 days / 9 nights
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Availability

Arrival: Saturday May 29, 2021
Departure: Monday June 7, 2021

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