From Avignon: Full-Day Best of Provence Tour
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Go on a black truffle hunt on the gorgeous property of a Provençal truffle plantation in the Luberon, just 40 minutes from Aix en Provence TGV train station and 1 hour from Marseille Airport. Meet a real truffle hunter and learn how this elusive, edible “black gold” is cultivated and how the truffle dogs are trained. With the help of your guide, you will soon find some truffles to try. Learn about the art of growing truffle trees, training truffle dogs, and finding truffles. Then celebrate your find with a glass of champagne while your hosts teach you how to clean, store, and cook with truffles. Sample some truffle hors d'oeuvres and be sure to ask your hosts to taste the olive and truffle oil produced on the farm. Many delicious products are also available for you to take back home as a unique souvenir. Take a tour of the vineyards, olive tree plantation and bees hives, and fully imm...
Very informative and lots of fun. And the truffles were delicious and the champagne flowed. One of the best things I did in Provence.
Immerse yourself in one of the world's oldest traditions. Take a tour of a Provençal farm, learn how grapes are cultivated and how wine is made, plus stomp grapes in enormous antique oak barrels that are waist-high, roomy enough for 4+ people, and have a view of Mount Sainte Victoire. You'll be regaled with harvest stories passed down from generations of local farmers and hear about the dark side of wine making. You'll also learn to tell the difference between the different types of local grapes and wines. Grape stomps are followed up with a buffet of cheese, paté, charcuterie, red wine and a tasting of our farm's olive oil and truffle oil. It's an authentic French experience that's full of laughter, fun for all ages and makes memorable vacation photos that you'll cherish long after your toes are no longer sticky.
Take full advantage of the slower pace of life in Provence and take your time on your Luberon tour from Avignon. Laze about and experience the quiet life in Isle-sur-la-Sorgue with its quaint antique shops. Have a stroll in Gordes, widely celebrated as one of the most beautiful villages in France, and take in a panoramic view of the Luberon. Snap photos at Senanque Abbey in its lavender surroundings in bloom. Marvel at the perched village of Menerbes. Have a leisurely lunch in a Provencal restaurant, pairing the wines expertly with your food. Explore the famous Luberon village of Roussillon - its passionate red houses and ochre textures will inspire you.
See the Renaissance castle at Lourmarin, take a stroll through spectacular Bonnieux and take in its views, finish off your day tasting Luberon Valley wines paired with a French cheeses and charcuterie. Start your tour taking in the most beautiful perched villages in the valley. Visit the castle and wander the fantastic Provencal market in Lourmarin. Enjoy stunning views of the valley from the village of Bonnieux. Relax at the end of your tour with a tasting of local wines and a sampling of assorted French cheeses and charcuterie.
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The tour plan really exceeded our expectations, we visited the most beautiful hilltop villages and got pictures from amazing spots. Our guide Nicolas is very knowledgeable about the area and we learned from him interesting information , also his itinerary plan was perfect not only we covered the itinerary but also he went extra mile to make us see an extra spot in Aix. Thank you so much! We hope to see you again for the wine tour and more of the wonderful Provence! Victor & Patrícia
I had Nicolas all to myself, so evidently the couple hours spent with him were amazing . He knows his history, geography, as well as etymology, AND he was actually able to answer all of my questions! Highly recommendable!
We had the best day with Nico ! The region is amazing and this is a fantastic tour to discover Provence ! We will come back to discover more !
wonderful experience!!! Nicolas is a great guide! and my friend and I are so lucky that have a trip without other foreign visitors
Very nice tour with Thierry. He knows a lot and his English is very good. We enjoyed the day a lot