This unique experience will have you enjoying the best Provence’s soil has to offer - give yourself over to the delights of this gourmet tour.
Provence has always been acknowledged over the world for its unique terroir and warm climate all year round. With over 300 days of sunshine and plenty of water underground, it is no surprise farming is the number one industry here. These fantastic conditions led to the production of some of the best products in the world, therefore a big playground for foodies and Michelin starred chefs.
Provence is quite a spread-out territory across the south east of France, but Les Alpilles is by far the most interesting and enjoyable part of Provence when it comes to combining food and wine. This tour will take you behind the scene of the Provencal farm-to-table lifestyle.
Most local people pay a lot of attention to seasons and buy their supplies from local producers at the weekly markets. You will get to meet passionate people who love talking about Provence and share their local insights. So get yourselves ready to sample the very best Provence soil has to offer and meet local characters who you will remember for quite some time!
We will start the day with your local guide picking you up at your hotel around 9am.
The day will begin with a visit to a goat farm to introduce your taste buds with Provence. The cheese maker you are about to encounter is such a character, he created his farm on his own in the eighties and ended up being awarded the best cheese in France in 1998. This tasting alone will be a unique experience.
After a cheese sampling, nothing else but a wine tasting could be the right move. Les Alpilles has a large number of top rated organic wineries. Based on your preferences, we will pick the most appropriate winery to carry on our gourmet tour and you will have the opportunity to sample reds, whites and rosés wines.
Now that your stomach is ready for lunch, your guide will suggest few places for lunch. (Optional alternative will be to enjoy one of a kind picnic lunch in a vineyard, a bucolic way to enjoy our local gastronomy).
If you like, we can make a short break from the food and wine and visit Carrieres Lumieres. This ancient stone quarry has been transformed in a unique place dedicated to art. A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE NOT TO BE MISSED, no matter if you like art or not!
This day will not be complete without a visit to one of the top French chocolatiers. Expect mind blowing chocolate recipes such as Milk chocolate with 40% and lavender flowers from Provence, or Black chocolate and fresh basil.