A Gastronomic Holiday in Aix-en-Provence - NEW
About the location: Aix is one of the most quintessential Provencal towns, nestled in the heart of the Bouches-du-Rhône region. It is one of the larger of Provence's cities, and owes much of its vibrancy to its history, climate, and large university population. From the famed tree-lined Cours Mirabeau, to the many (some say 1000!) fountains and public squares, Aix is a city for wandering, exploring, and sitting in one of the many outside restaurants for a meal, a glass of wonderful Provencal wine, or simply a coffee. The old city meanders with narrow, winding streets, many shops, restaurants, and cafes. The medieval quarter is home to the Cathedral of Aix, which embodies over a thousand years of religious, architectural, and artistic history in its many styles. In addition to the many sites Aix has to offer, its location in the heart of Provence make it an ideal base for exploring such other famed Provencal areas as the Luberon, the Verdon gorge, and the coast.
About the accommodations: Your home in Aix will be a beautiful 3* hotel in the city center.
About your cooking courses: Your five-night stay in Aix will include two cooking courses focussing on Provencal cuisine. The first will be with a well-known chef in the Luberon, the idyllic mountain range to the north of Aix. The second will be in a cooking atelier in the heart of Aix. Both hands-on cooking courses will feature the fresh seasonal produce for which Provence is so justifiably famous.