Perhaps nowhere else in France is l’art de vivre (the art of living) so notably on display as in the Provence region, stretching from the Mediterranean coast northward along the Rhône Valley to Orange. With Foodie&Tours Provence as your guide, you are sure to discover the most representative culinary experiences this magnificent historical province has to offer.
Our curated list of food-focused activities is designed to suit a wide range of palates. Choose from our selection of outdoor market tours, culinary excursions to charming hill-capping villages, tastings at the region’s best épiceries (gourmet shops), wine tasting tours of picturesque vineyards and trips to endless lavender fields. Taste the local terroir in each bite and sip of Provence’s bounty during tours that focus on seasonal, sustainably grown or raised, km0 products that best represent the region. For an interactive experience join a cooking class and learn how traditional Provencal cuisine blends intense flavors with simple ingredients, like sun-ripened vegetables, Mediterranean seafood and fresh herbs bound by high quality olive oil. Learn to cook world-renowned Provencal dishes, including salade Nicoise (with boiled potatoes and haricots verts), bouillabaisse (saffron-infused seafood stew flavored with tomatoes) and ratatouille (a stew of ripe garden vegetables - a true celebration of summer!)
Our expert native guides will lead you to some of the region’s most tranquil landscapes, where you will discover the rich culinary traditions and vibrant local culture that make Provence unique. Along the way, they will answer any questions you may have and explain the rich history of this stunning region, chosen for its natural beauty by the Romans, seven popes, famous artists and authors.
Explore the famous outdoor markets of Aix-en-Provence, tasting lovely breads, cheeses, honeys, olives and calissons (a local specialty made with candied fruit paste and ground almonds topped with royal icing). Marvel at the colorful stacks of picture-perfect vegetables, everything from peppers and eggplant, to artcichoke and squash. Visit the city’s beautiful wrought iron bell towers and its spectacular fountains, or journey to the nearby villages of Les Baux de Provence and Roussillon, considered two of the most beautiful in France. Tour the magnificent Papal Palace of Avignon and visit the Pont d’Avignon bridge, built in the Middle Ages.
Foodie&Tours Provence is at your service to offer a culinary experience you will never forget!
Manager and head guide of Foodie&Tours Provence, Paul is a passionate modern food professional with a unique background. Growing up between urban Paris and rustic Provence, he has gained a deep understanding of French cuisine. After gaining international experience in England and Italy, Paul moved to Luberon and created his own food tour company. Each November, you’ll find Paul helping his family with the olive harvest at their restored 500-year- old traditional farmhouse near Lourmarin in Puget-sur- Durance.