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Les Pastras takes you behind the scenes of the world's most secretive business. Take a tour of a Provenal truffle plantation, learn how truffles are cultivated and truffle dogs are trained. Go on a hunt for France's elusive "black gold" with professional hunters who know all the tricks of the trade. The tour takes you through truffle hunt, truffle hors d'oeuvres, champagne, olive and truffle oil tasting.
Accommodation is arranged at a bed and breakfast or hotel nearby.
The truffle hunting tour by Les Pastras offers a complete truffle adventure. You'll be regaled with stories of successes and sabotage, and learn to tell the difference between a real Provençal tuber melanosporum and its inferior Chinese counterparts. You'll also learn how to properly clean, store and cook with truffles. Tours are followed up with a sampling of fresh truffle hors d'oeuvres, Champagne and a tasting of our organic Les Pastras olive and truffle oil.
Johann moved to the south of France from Chicago in 2003 to take over the Pepin family vineyard, leaving behind his job for fresh air, starry skies, and organic farming.
Lisa moved to the south of France from Chicago in 2003 to take over the Pepin family vineyard, leaving behind her job for fresh air, starry skies, and organic farming.
The retreat takes place in the beautiful town of Cadenet, in Provence, the southern region of France.
Spend the afternoon mastering Provence's most popular pastime, the game of pétanque, also known as boules. You'll learn to shoot, score, and even cheat while overlooking one of Provence's most magnificent landscapes. And since no game of pétanque is complete without a drink in hand, the rosé and pastis will be flowing! The activity can be booked as an extra for 35 EUR per person for adults and 25 EUR for children under 16. It has a duration of two hours and it requires a minimum of 4 participants and a maximum of 12.
First, you will be taught the rules of the game along with a brief history of the sport. Then, you'll learn how to handle the boule, throw, shoot, score, and master the fine art of disputing a point. You'll play a competitive game of pétanque (with a glass of rosé in your hand, of course!).Your hosts will also have some homemade Pastis for sampling.The winning team will be presented with a commemorative trophy during an apero with Pastis, rosé, and traditional Provencal snacks (anchoiade, tapenade, mushrooms, and others).