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
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Featured in Kiplinger’s magazine, October 2003. Featured contest prize for Alouette Cheese.
This beautiful 5-star 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, April through October. (Closed for renovations November 2014 – May 2014).
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...
Immerse yourself in picturesque Provence, and stay at a charming 4-star hotel just outside Les Baux, a popular village known for its scenic ruins. The 6-night vacation includes two hands-on cooking classes in the beautiful hotel gardens among the olive trees, as well as other lovely excursions. This is a special retreat in a stunning part of southern France!
6 nights – Available on request March 28 through November 3, 2013, and March 28 to November 12, 2014 for a minimum of two people.
Go To Culinary Delights Of Provence...
This 6-night cooking vacation will take you from the Rhone River, with its famed city of Avignon and Cote du Rhone wine region, to the Dentelles mountains and the looming Mont Ventoux. Along the way you will visit numerous markets, including in l’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue and Marseillle, explore quaint Provencal towns, and enjoy hands-on cooking lessons exploring the delights of Provencal cuisine.
6 nights — Available April 11-17, May 9-15, Sept. 19-25, Sept. 16-Oct 2, 2015, and on request.
Go To Cuisine And Culture Of Provence...
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...
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 a local chef 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 December.
Go To Cooking in the Languedoc...
Enjoy a slice of authentic Provencal life and explore the natural beauties of western Provence during your 6-night cooking vacation. You will visit such cultural landmarks as Avignon, the Pont du Gard, and Orange’s Roman amphitheater, as well as the stunning natural landscapes of the Ardèche Canyon, with its natural stone arch, the Aven of Orgnac cave, and the Sautadet Falls. All coupled with cooking classes, wine and olive oil tastings, and more!
6 nights — April 12-18, October 4-10, 2015, and on request.
Go To Treasures Of The Ardeche...
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Here is a sampling of testimonials from our clients...
A Chateau Culinary Adventure at Le Calabash - What an incredible cultural and culinary experience: the hosts were great: fun and friendly, accommodating, and customized the itinerary based on the group. Food was amazing, classes were engaging and informative...Read more
A Food Lover's Adventure in Norcia - 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