Provence at your Table

cooking vacations

4 days / 3 nights (Saturday - Tuesday)

Charming boutique-hotel accommodation

Full-board Culinary program

2 hands-on Cooking classes

Visits & Excursions, transportation included

Tour is escorted by Sophie

2,050 / pers

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Welcome to sunny Provence in South of France, a region of exceptional beauty with its the quaint perched villages, lavender fields, vineyards, and magnificent coasts. Enjoy its colorful markets, and healthy food. Smell its fresh air delicately perfumed by wild herbs and flowers. Simply relax in a tree shaded garden, lulled by the song of the cicadas…

COOKING CLASSES & VISITS

Provence at your Table is a Lifestyle Vacations France original culinary program designed for individuals and small groups limited to 6 people. It's conducted by Corinne or Sophie.
This program includes 2 hands-on Cooking classes taught in English. You will get all the recipes in English. We provide aprons. Casual clothes (tee-shirt, jeans, comfortable flat shoes) are recommended in the school.
Classes are operated in the Luberon Cooking School, and run by a Michelin-star Chef. Each class features a different 4-course menu including an amuse-bouche, an appetizer (starter), a main course (entree) with meat and/or fish, and a dessert. Along your 4-hour class you will learn how to prepare and to cook a French-style menu from scratch. You will learn chopping, cooking and baking methods, as well as the plated presentation. Tasting lunch accompanied by aperitif, wine, and coffee or tea follows each class.
Aside to your cooking classes, you will visit perched villages by walking, as well as producers such as a goat cheese farm, a winery, a saffron producer. All visits are guided in English.


ITINERARY

Day 1 (Saturday): Welcome to Provence!
Avignon TGV train station transfer to Gordes through Chateauneuf-du-Pape by private car or van
Visit to Châteauneuf hilltop village where you get a panoramic view over the Rhône Valley. Information about Châteauneuf-du-Pape wines from the vineyards. Visit to a renowned winery. Lunch.
Check-in at La Bastide boutique-hotel. Resting time.
Welcome dinner at the hotel. Overnight.

Day 2 (Sunday): Market Cooking class followed by lunch. Afternoon visit to a honeybee farm. Dinner at the hotel.
Breakfast. Transfer to the Luberon Cooking School.
9:00am – 4:30pm : Market tour with the Chef for one hour. You will meet producers and smiling local people while learning how to choose the best produce to be prepared and cooked afterwards. Back to the school, enjoy a coffee and start partaking a 4-hour cooking class celebrating the Provence cuisine. Aperitif and gourmet tasting lunch accompanied by wine.
Transfer to Bonnieux. Meet Julie and Stephane the honey producers. You will see how the bees work, and how hives are organized. You will learn about the beekeepers work, from the honey collection to the extraction, filtering, maturation and packaging.
Light dinner at the hotel. Overnight.

Day 3 (Monday): Cooking class followed by lunch. Afternoon visit to the olive oil mill. Dinner at the hotel.
Breakfast. Transfer to the Luberon Cooking School.
4-hour cooking class starting at 9:45am. You will learn how to prepare and to cook a traditional gourmet meal including an amuse-bouche, starter, main course and dessert. Aperitif and tasting lunch accompanied by wine and coffee or tea.
Afternoon visit to the olive oil mill, followed by tastings.
Dinner at the hotel. Overnight.

Day 4 (Tuesday): Check-out after breakfast. Avignon train station transfer. End of the tour.
After breakfast, transfer to Avignon (not later than 11am).
End of the tour


PROGRAM PRICE

US$ 2,050 per person (DBL occupancy)
Single supplement: US$ 330

Price includes :
Round-trip transfer from/to Avignon TGV train station transfer,
3 night La Bastide boutique-hotel accommodation,
Daily continental breakfasts, lunches and dinners,
2 hands-on cooking classes followed by food & wine gourmet lunch,
Marketplace tour and visit to producers as detailed in the itinerary,
Daily transportation by private car or van,
Tour is escorted by Sophie.

Not included : international airfare from your country and train tickets to/from Avignon-Provence, drinks at the restaurant, personal expenses and personal insurance.


2018 TOUR DATES

June 23-26, 2018
September 1-4, 2018

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