Provence/Cote d'Azur Cooking Tours
Discover Provence on an amazing French culinary vacation! Savor delectable Provencal cuisine including bouillabaisse made from fish just brought to the market that morning. Visit a family goat farm to try their freshly made goat cheese, or an olive mill to taste just pressed oil. Enjoy a unique, hands-on Provence culinary experience and practice using local herbs—such as the famous Provencal lavender, rosemary, and thyme—and vegetables picked from the garden by your own hands. Sip fine Provencal wines while lounging in the southern sun on a terrace overlooking the very vineyards that produced them. Shop in chic riviera towns like Nice or St. Tropez, or explore the quiet woods, lakes and picturesque villages of the interior. Add to that the famed historical sites of Avignon, Orange, Arles, the landscapes that inspired Van Gogh and Cezanne, and you will surely agree that Provence is the perfect destination for an unforgettable cooking vacation.
Please see the full list of our cooking vacations and culinary tours in Provence and the Cote d’Azur below.
Vacations in Provence/Cote d'Azur
Member of Relais & Chateaux
Featured in Kiplinger’s magazine, October 2003. Featured contest prize for Alouette Cheese.
This beautiful Chateau and Auberge are part of a wine-producing estate in the heart of Provence, surrounded by gardens and vineyards, where you can relax by the pool, visit local markets and learn Provencal recipes in daily lessons with a local chef.
5, 3, or 2 nights — Available Sunday through Friday, March through December.
Go To Chateau De Berne...
Rewarded a Michelin star, February 2006!
Spend five nights in a charming, family owned hotel in a delightful Provencal hill town near the sea, while learning Provencal cooking secrets from a Master Chef.
5 nights — Available March, April, May, June, September, and October.
Go To Cooking Passport To Provence...
Discover Provencal and Mediterranean cuisine with renowned Chef Reine Sammut, whose love of food and cooking is infectious! Chef Sammut’s family property is located in a stunning corner of Provence in the Durance Valley. Relax, explore Provencal towns, and learn French cooking from one of the best.
3 nights – Available on request February through November for a minimum of two people.
Go To Cooking With Chef Reine Sammut...
Discover the magic of Avignon in this unique trip to the heart of Provence. Explore history at Popes’ Palace and beyond. Take three different hands-on cooking classes with three different chefs, and visit the breathtaking countryside.
6 nights – Available year-round on request for a minimum of two people.
Go To Discover Provence...
Four nights in an authentic Provençal home, learning typical cuisine, the opportunity to explore this wonderful region on your own; if that fits the bill, then this is the French culinary tour for you!
4 nights — Available on request February through December.
Go To Provencal Adventure...
Featured in Town and Country Travel, Summer 2005.
Have the culinary vacation in Provence you’ve always dreamed of, staying at this charming Hostellerie. Visit some of the most renowned towns of Provence—Avignon, Les Baux, St. Remy and more!— while learning the secrets of Provencal cuisine from your hosts Brigitte and Jean.
4 or 6 nights — Available on request February through November.
Go To Provencal Dream...
Provence is known for its wonderful wines, which are highly revered by wine critic Robert M. Parker. Get to know these wines while touring the Provencal countryside, visiting family-run wine estates, and taking one hands-on cooking class with renowned Chef Johannes Sailer during this four-night French vacation.
4 nights – Available any week on request, except July, for a minimum of 2 people.
Go To Terroir, Touring, and Tasting...
The Languedoc in southwestern France produces a third of France’s wine. Discover how to pair these wines with French cuisine in this stunning setting that offers 360 degree views across the vineyards and out to the Pyrenees.
6 nights — Available any week on request from March through November.
Go To Cooking in the Languedoc...
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Here is a sampling of testimonials from our clients...
Cooking Under a Golden Sunset - Perfection !!!! The ideal location to experience everyday life on the Amalfi Coast. With its location between Positano and Amalfi, we had ample time to tour the areas we wanted to visit....Read more
A Culinary Adventure in Umbria - It’s taken me quite a while to write about our experience at Palazzo Seneca. Not because it wasn’t everything I dreamed of and more, but because it so exceeded all of my expectations...Read more
Cooking in the Heart of Andalusian Olive Country - Very rural Spanish, which was lovely insight into the true Spanish way of life. Peter & Maureen, Australia...Read more