Bonjour Provence

Provence is a land of fresh, delectable produce, inviting locals, and a relaxing lifestyle. All of these will be yours to enjoy during your stay in a private villa in the charming town of Maussane-les-Alpilles. From Maussane the rest of Provence is yours to explore: the famed market of Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, the historical cities of Avignon and Cassis, the charming villages of St. Remy-de-Provence, Gordes, and Bonnieux. You will taste the delectable wines of Provence and enjoy its amazing, fresh cuisine during hands-on cooking lessons and dinners prepared by your own private chef, as well as out at local restaurants.

Bonjour Provence Trip Details

Included in the 6-Night Trip

Accommodations

6 nights accommodations in double or double twin room

Food & Beverages

  • Daily breakfast
  • 2 lunches out (beverages not included)
  • 1 lunch and 2 dinners following the cooking classes (wine included)
  • 3 dinners either at a local restaurant or at the villa, depending on the size of the party (beverages not included)

Classes & Instructors

Your 3 cooking classes will be led by popular local chef Yvan, as well as by Chef John, who will lead a cooking class in Avignon, and private chefs Anne Chalier and Veronique Boiron. The hands-on classes will be held in the villa’s fully equipped kitchen and in Avignon, and will feature the best of Provencal cuisine, from the freshest seasonal produce, to its seafood, foie gras, and truffles.

Excursions

  • Market visits in Isle sur la Sorgue, St. Remy, and Avignon
  • Visits of olive farm and winery (with tastings)
  • Excursion to the hilltop villages of Gordes, Bonnieux, and Roussillon
  • Visit of Avignon (with time to explore on your own)
  • Visit of old quarry turned into image gallery
  • Excursion to Cassis

Transfer Details

  • Roundtrip transfers from/to the Avignon TGV station. (Transfers from Marseille can be arranged at an additional cost of US$80 per person each way.)

Miscellaneous

  • Transportation and English-speaking guide for excursions