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Cooking and Wine Tasting in Provence

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Highlights

  • Learn the art of preparing Mediterranean cuisine
  • Sample some fine wines at a cellar in Beaumes de Venise

Overview

On your trip to southern France, a cooking class and wine sampling experience at a typical Provencal village is a good idea! Enjoy a cooking session in the tiny kitchen of an auberge (inn/small hotel) in the picturesque village of Vernasque.

Explore the fundamentals of Mediterranean style of cooking, from marrying flavours to selecting the right ingredients and the usage of spices and olive oil – keeping in mind the great food tradition of the French! Perched atop a rocky outcrop, Vernasque is among the 126 most beautiful villages of France. As you make your way out of the village, you will notice ruins of ramparts and several beautiful chapels.

Take a trip to a wine cellar in the village of Beaumes de Venise at the foot of the Dentelles de Montmirail hills. It is home to the famous Muscat wine and the excellent AOC red wine. Sample some regional wine specialities and enjoy a scenic drive back to Avignon.

Itinerary

You will be picked up in an air-conditioned minibus from your hotel in Avignon. Accompanied by an English-speaking guide, you will be taken to a tiny kitchen of an auberge (an inn) in Venasque. The picturesque village of Vernasque is situated about 39 kilometres from Avignon.

Here you will learn the fundamentals of Mediterranean cooking, utilizing the best foods from the market. An experienced chef will teach you methods of preparing a Mediterranean cuisine including the usage of olive oil and spices. You will then have lunch at the auberge along with drinks.

Further on, proceed to the village of Beaumes de Venise and visit a wine cellar. Take a tour of the cellar and sample some local wines.

After a great wine tasting experience, return to Avignon and you will be dropped back to your hotel.

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

Daily except Sunday

Duration

9 hours

Start time

Start Time: 9:00am
Duration: 9 hours

Meeting point

Your hotel in Avignon.
(Please advise your hotel details at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)
If you are not staying in a hotel in Avignon, a pick-up can be organized for you in front of the shop Pure Lavande 61, rue Grande Fusterie 84000 Avignon (next to the Pont d'Avignon).

Ending point

Tour ends to the original starting point

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Inclusions

  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Transportation in air-conditioned minibus
  • English-speaking guide
  • Cooking lesson
  • Lunch with drinks
  • Wine sampling in Beaumes de Venise

Please note

Please call the local activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.
Not suitable for children

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Additional info

  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
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