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Gourmet Tour in Provence

6 days and 5 nights

  • Keywords : Art of living, France, , Bouches du rhône
  • Duration : 6 Days
  • Valid days : 7 Days

Aix-en-Provence is an historic elegant city in the south of France, famous for its fountains, Roman heritage and beautiful 17th century buildings. Visit the daily markets for the finest local produce including honey, cheese, fruit, vegetables and flowers. You can walk through the cobbled streets following in the footsteps of Cezanne and visit the mountain which inspired so many of his paintings, Mount Saint-Victoire.

Itinerary map

Itinerary map

TRAVEL BOOK

Day 1: Calas

Arrival at your accomodation

After the check in, you will dispose of the rest of the day to visit the surroundings.


Night in Monica's guesthouse

Included : bedroom and breakfast

Day 2: Aix-en-Provence - Calas

Aix-en-Provence: Gourmet Tour and Visit of Traditional Craft Workshops


Aix as it lives and breathes! Laurent, an experienced chef and sommelier, will take you on a discovery tour and let you participate in the city’s typical activities. Your excursion will start with the visit of a colorful Provencal market, enjoy the beautiful well-filled fruit and vegetable stands, they are a real treat for the palate and the eyes!


In the city of the thousand fountains, there is no getting around a picturesque rippling fountain. Laurent has taken care of everything.


After the feast for the eyes, follows the treat: you will enjoy a tasting in a Provencal ambiance: macaroons, the renowned regional almond pastry “calissons d’Aix" for amateurs of sweets, freshly baked bread, traditionally produced goat cheese from a local cheese maker,savory olive oil and wine from a regional winegrower will delight the foodies.


Aren’t the French also known for rather unusual food tastes? You must not miss a detour to a snail breeder! On your way you will pass by a Christmas Crip maker and, of course, stop in the craft workshop of a typicalfountain builder, hidden in a small alley.


At the end of your tour, Laurent will share with you some secrets and anecdotes about the town…


Duration: 3 hours – commentaries in English and French – in groups up to 8 people.




Night in Monica's guesthouse

Included : guide , drinks, visit, bedroom and breakfast

Day 3: Marseille - Calas

Discover the calanques of Marseille on a electric mountain bike


Want to discover the Calanques without much effort? Join Nicholas for an outdoor experience! You will have the opportunity to visit the heart of the Marseillais Calanques with an electric mountain bike.


From Marseilles, discover the emblematic calanques of Sormiou, Morgiou and Callelongue with the unique character, now protected within the Park. Between sea, garrigue, pine forest and limestone rocks you will discover sumptuous views with many possibilities of swimming on the way during the summer.


Duration : 3 hours - Commentaries in english - in groups up to 9 people.



Night in Monica's guesthouse

Included : guide , equipment rental, visit, bedroom and breakfast

Day 4: Meyrargues - Calas

Excursion into the History of the Famous Marseille Soap and Creation of your Own Soap

Jacky, master of Marseille soap, will introduce you to the production methods of the famous “Savon de Marseille” and give you a brief insight into the soap’s fascinating history, renowned for its pure and natural ingredients.

After the historical overview, Jacky will tell you about the environmentally-friendly production methods and show you how to analyze the ingredients of a cosmetic product.

Then it will be your turn! From a large variety of essential oils, vegetable butters, natural peeling sand additives (milk, honey...), Jacky will help you create your own natural soap.

Among a selection of 15 ocher tones and oxides of Provence, you can even choose color and shape of your soap.

Your soap will take 24 hours to set. Did you enjoy this activity? In this case, you may want to come back to remove your soap from its mold and cut it into bars –and take an assortment of 15 samples back home!

Otherwise, Jacky will be more than happy to give you a ready-made Savon de Marseille as a souvenir.


Duration : around 2h30 – commentaries in French and German – in groups up to 20 people.


Night in Monica's guesthouse

Included : guide , visit, bedroom and breakfast

Day 5: Beaureceuil - Calas

Nature Walk near Mount Saint-Victoire




Stéphane, our passionate nature guide, will take you on an easy trail along the Mount Saint-Victoireand draw your attention tothe region’s rich fauna, caressed by nature and climate.




This is a diverting interactive workshop (suitable for children from six years onwards) teachingyou how to identify and recognize different plant species, among them, crop and medicinal plants. Stéphane will also show you how to determine the age of trees.




At the end of the trip you will be given a small guide witha list of over 80 species that might be useful for your future trips.




Duration: around 3h – commentaries in English and French–in groups up to 15 people





Night in Monica's guesthouse

Included : guide , visit, bedroom and breakfast

Day 6:

End of the trip

Night in Monica's gueshouse - Calas

Level : Guesthouse

Monica welcomes you in house built in the typical Provencal style, situated in the small community of Calas, in the vicinity of Aix-en-Provence. You will be accommodated in a 28 m2-large room, equipped with a double bed (140 x 200 cm), there is enough space for a third person. For your convenience you dispose of a private bathroom and toilets. The house is equipped with: air conditioning, heating, hair dryer, electrical kettle, refrigerator, TV, barbeque and parking space. You have access to the terrace, the patio and the garden. Included in the price: breakfast, bedding and towels, WIFI. A deposit of 75 € per stay will be asked on-site. Your host proposes a laundry and a transfer service from the house to the airport for 10 € each. Smoking and animals are not admitted on the premises. Services arising from the sharing eonomy.

Base 2 persons : price from 588.00 EUROS