Cuisine and Culture of Provence

Enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime cooking holiday in southeastern France! Provence has a history and culture as rich as its gastronomy, and they are all waiting to be discovered on this 6-night cooking vacation. Not only is Provencal cuisine distinct (and delicious!), it includes many of the most popular, flavorful, and healthy aspects of the Mediterranean diet: fresh produce, lots of seafood, olive oil, and wine! Provence is a foodie’s delight, full of open-air markets and artisan food producers, all of which you will explore on your culinary vacation. Each day your host will lead you in choosing a menu based on the delectable foods you discover on your journeys–a true gourmet delight!

Cuisine and Culture of Provence Accommodation Information

Nestled between the medieval towns of Buisson and Villedieu lies the charming L’Ecole Buissonnière, a former working farmstead turned country inn. The estate is vast, but the inn has just 5 lovely and unique en-suite bedrooms, either double or twin (2 beds), giving one the feeling of staying with friends in the Provencal countryside. The inn is filled with antiques and Provencal art, and there are many common areas, both indoors (a dining room, sitting room with fireplace, TV room) as well as in the extensive gardens, where one finds an outdoor dining terrace, outdoor kitchen, covered barbecue area, pool, boule court, and sunny courtyard. This last, where breakfast is usually served, has an aviary with singing canaries and a fountain filled with water lilies and fish. There is a telephone and a TV room available for guest use, but not in the bedrooms. Hair dryers and a safe for documents are also available, as is WiFi. The bedrooms are not air-conditioned, but with the exception of the high summer period (mostly July), it is not needed.