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Provence in Your Plate Provence Culinary Tour Itinerary



Provence in Your Plate Provence Culinary Tour Itinerary

***NEW For 2019 Tour Season***

Provence in Your Plate Provence Culinary Tour Itinerary – Provence Gourmet Foodie & Wine Exclusive Tour Itinerary 

PLEASE NOTE – This is a Culinary, Foodie & Wine Focused Tour. There are NO Scheduled Walks on this specific Tour, and is offered March, November, December in the off-season only.

If You’re Interested in Our Popular Walking Tour of Provence That Operates From April thru October and Includes Foodie & Cultural Experiences -AND- Options for Walkers & Non-Walkers Alike…CLICK HERE to access our Best Adventures in Provence® Walking, Foodie & Cultural Tour. Our active small, group Provence Walking Tour experience is our most popular tour for tour travel to southern France from early April to end of October. In 2019, we celebrate 25 years offering our Best Adventures in Provence® Walking Tour.


Provence in Your Plate® Provence Culinary Tour ItineraryProvence in Your Plate Provence Culinary Tour Itinerary

…DAY-BY-DAY Details …

Our 6-Day Provence in Your Plate Provence Culinary Tour Itinerary features daily hands-on culinary, foodie, and wine experiences learning about the traditions of Provence. Have fun making regional dishes, pastries, macaroons, and chocolates during private classes with our local friends in their private workshops, and preparing Provence cuisine in a fun environment in a historical Provence farmhouse. Our Provence in Your Plate Provence Culinary Tour Itinerary is an exclusive, small group tour dedicated to taking travelers beyond tourist hotspots to experience the very best of foodie and wine Provence during our 6-dqay Culinary, Gourmet “Foodie” & Wine focused tour of Provence.

There is ONLY leisure walking during our artisan and tasting visits and our culinary experiences scheduled during this 6 day/5 night tour making the this tour a perfect trip for travelers interested in southern France food and wine, but who are not necessarily interested in participating in dedicated walks during vacation.


* Click on the numbered day tabs below to view the Provence in Your Plate Provence Culinary Tour Itinerary details for each day! *

DAY #1 – Provence in Your Plate® Tour –

Tour Begins – Orientation – Welcome Cocktail & Dinner Included

Provence In Your Plate® Ultimate Foodie TourAfternoon — Group Arrival at 4 pm. Group transfers with guides to our boutique hotel in St. Remy de Provence, our base camp for the week.

Settle into Hotel — Enjoy an Orientation to St. Remy and week of activities planned during our Provence Rosé cocktail hour.

Dinner — Michelin-star Welcome Dinner together this evening.

(B) = Breakfast Included, (L) = Lunch Included, (D) = Dinner Included

 

DAY #2 – Provence in Your Plate® Tour –

“Artisan, Craft and Food Market & Fun, Hands-On Cooking Class with Celebrity Chef”

Breakfast & Lunch Included Today

Breakfast.

Provence In Your Plate® Ultimate Foodie TourMorning — It’s market day in St. Remy de Provence — We’ll spend the morning exploring and shopping at the market starting with a guided tour of our favorite artisans, artists and craft vendors. After our shopping time, our friend and celebrity Chef will join us for the “foodie market portion” of our market experience, and together we’ll collect all the items and ingredients we’ll need for our cooking lesson at our Chef’s bastide. Once back at our Chef’s estate, participate in a fun, hands-on and rather entertaining cooking class learning some of Provence’s best loved recipes. Enjoy a glass of wine or two during class. No experience necessary!

Lunch — Gourmet lunch with our Chef of the recipes prepared together in cooking class — accompanied by Chateauneuf-du-Pape et Cotes de Rhone wines from our Chefs wine cellar.

Provence In Your Plate® Ultimate Foodie TourLate Afternoon — Return to St. Remy de Provence for leisure time to pursue independent interests or visit historic sites and/or museums in town. Option to participate in privately guided tour of St. Paule de Mausole and learn about Van Gogh’s presence in Provence with our very own Van Gogh history specialist guide.

Dinner — Independently this evening.

(B) = Breakfast Included, (L) = Lunch Included, (D) = Dinner Included

 

DAY #3 – Provence in Your Plate® Tour –

Macaroon & Pastry making class plus “Foodie” Tours & Tastings: Cookies, Olive Oil, Salts, Spices…”

Breakfast & Lunch Included Today

Provence In Your Plate Ultimate Foodie TourBreakfast.

Morning — Macaroon and pastry making class with our friend and prominent pastry Chef.  We’ll learn the ease and fun of making macaroons and other wonderful French pastries during our hands-on experience. Afterwards, enjoy a tasting of the goodies we’ve prepared.

Lunch — Michelin-star, gourmet lunch together.

Afternoon — “Foodie” Walk of St. Remy de Provence that includes the following “pauses to tease the palate”…

Provence In Your Plate Ultimate Foodie TourVisit at our favorite artisan cookie baker for a tour and tasting that includes learning some fun historical facts about biscuits, calisson and nougat in Provence.

Visit at one of our favorite condiment shops where the owner produces all his own Provence snack spreads — taste olive oils, olive tapenades (spreads), tomato and eggplant snack spreads plus home-made jams.

Visit at our local herb and spice artisan to learn about “Fleur de sel” and try local Provence honey.

Provence in Your Plate® Provence Culinary Tour ItineraryVisit and taste at our favorite “Fromagere”, and learn the inside scoop on the best local cheeses of Provence.

And last but not least for the day, we’ll enjoy a chocolate tour & tasting at one of Provence’s best loved chocolate artisan workshops with our friend, chocolate maker Joel.

Dinner — Independently this evening.

(B) = Breakfast Included, (L) = Lunch Included, (D) = Dinner Included

 

DAY #4 – Provence in Your Plate® Tour –

Chateauneuf-du-Pape – “Chocolate Making Class & Grand Cru Wines”

Breakfast & Lunch Included Today

Breakfast.

Provence In Your Plate® Ultimate Foodie TourMorning — Participate this morning in a fun, hands-on Chocolate Making Class.  We’ll spend our morning learning the secrets of chocolate and making our own selection to part with at the end of class. Let’s top it all off with a glass of Chateauneuf-du-Pape wine! After all, wine and chocolate go hand and hand!

Lunch — A private, gourmet lunch in a wine cellar in Chateauneuf-du-Pape.

Afternoon — We embark on a private winery visit and wine tasting class at one of the most prestigious producers of Chateauneuf-du-Pape. This exclusive hands-on lesson takes us into the most beautiful wine cellars of the region.

Provence In Your Plate® Ultimate Foodie TourTime permitting — we’ll make a stop at another of our favorite wineries for a tasting on return to St. Remy de Provence.

Dinner — Independently this evening.

(B) = Breakfast Included, (L) = Lunch Included, (D) = Dinner Included

 

DAY #5 – Provence in Your Plate® Tour –

Les Alpilles – “Provence Trades – Artisan Savonnerie and Vallee des Baux”

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included Today

Breakfast.

Provence In Your Plate® Ultimate Foodie TourMorning — We depart to the southern Alpilles near Aix-en-Provence for an exclusive tour of one of the last remaining, authentic “Savon de Marseille” artisan soap producers — also called an artisan savonnerie. A family run establishment even today, this unique and local famous artisan producer is celebrated by the locals as “the place” to shop for the best olive oil and almond based soaps on the market. Still regulated by historical laws on the production of artisan soap, skin of all types, even the most sensitive skin, finds pampering here. Some can even be used for brushing ones teeth and curing all sorts of mouth ailments.

Lunch— a gourmet lunch together at our favorite celebrity bistrot.

Provence In Your Plate® Ultimate Foodie TourAfternoon — We’ll visit an active olive oil mill, and enjoy a tasting and history of the mill and the owners. Afterwards, we top off the day with a winery tour and tasting in the “Vallee des Baux”.

Late Afternoon (if time permits) — We’ll conclude with a cultural stop at the “Carrieres des Lumieres” before heading back to St. Remy de Provence.

Dinner — Farewell Michelin-star dinner this evening.

(B) = Breakfast Included, (L) = Lunch Included, (D) = Dinner Included

 

DAY #6 – Provence in Your Plate® Tour –

Tour Concludes

Breakfast Included Today

Breakfast.

Morning — 9:30 am Arrival at Avignon TGV station. Earlier and later departures can be arranged. Please contact us for details.

(B) = Breakfast Included, (L) = Lunch Included, (D) = Dinner Included

 

mapsandstampmontage2“Yes – We would recommend this trip to friends! The food, activities, tour guides and fellow travellers all exceeded our expectations. It was the best vacation I ever had! Our guides really made our trip! Their knowledge of the area was wonderful. Traveling as a group allowed us to do and see so much more than we would have experienced alone. Our guides made this such an exceptional experience, and I will sincerely miss them.” – Ed and Kathy Simmons —  Sussex, New Jersey

Our “100% RISK FREE BOOKING & TRAVEL” promotional cancellation policy – Your tour deposit and balance payment are 100% refundable until 31 days before tour departure, and at 30 days or less, funds are 100% transferable to a future tour. There are NO limitations or restrictions!