Our 2019 culinary journey to Provence – May 25th to June 3rd, 2019

Join us for a wonderful 10-day journey as we share our passion for the beauty, culture and rich gastronomic traditions of Provence, with many delightful and delicious moments along the way.

ARRIVE

Lubéron is our favorite part of Provence with its spectacular countryside of vineyards and orchards, strikingly picturesque perched villages, and the light of Van Gogh and Cézanne. Dive into the warm and gentle local lifestyle as you settle into a typical Provence house called a Mas, which will contribute to your complete immersion in the Provence art de vivre.

EXPLORE

Experience blooming fields of lavender, enchanting medieval villages and lush vineyards. P e r u s e t h e v i b r a n t provençal markets and antique shops, and enjoy rich and colorful escapades in the footsteps of Van Gogh and Cézanne. Embrace the passion for fine food and great wines that are such an important part of the local way of life, cook the Provencal way and taste the best regional wines

ENJOY

Since 2008, we have excelled in crafting unique, personally escorted, small group, journeys and experiences with the promise of unforgettable sensory delights. Our Provence journey has it all and we plan everything for you, even the home-made meals! All you have to do is arrive, relax and enjoy! Your journey is personally accompanied by Huguette Marsicano and Sunshine Dunning. Chef Sunshine is a professionally trained Chef and owns a successful catering business in the Pacific Northwest. She has worked all over the world as a private Chef and in renowned restaurants. Huguette is a gastronome and international event and lifestyle consultant, with extended experience in her native Provence region. She owns French Moods, a French lifestyle company. Delicious food and wines are an integral part of this journey, from finest gourmet cuisine to delicious home-cooked fare, our meals are always colorful, authentic and flavorsome and enjoyed in a leisurely French fashion.

Many delightful and delicious moments to experience and share !

Arrival at Marseille or Avignon airport, and transfer to our Villa. Meet & greet and welcome dinner at the Villa.

Home-made breakfast. Tour of Isle Sur La Sorgue famous Sunday Market. Lunch at the Village des Antiquaires de la Gare, third largest European antique market.

Free afternoon to peruse the antique shops along the waterwheels and canals of the Sorgue river. Home-made dinner.

Home made breakfast.

Your first hands-on cooking class based on what we found at the market the day before, followed by a lovely lunch.

Relaxing time by the pool. in the afternoon and aperitif in the evening. Dinner at a gourmet restaurant.

Home-made breakfast.

Visit of the Abbaye de Sénanque near Gordes.

Lunch in one of the best restaurants in Gordes and visit of the village. Tour of Roussillion and its ochre canyons in the afternoon. Home made dinner.

Home-made breakfast. Visit of a local oil mill with olive oil tasting, and tour of a local winery with private wine tasting.

Provençal pique-nique for lunch.

Second hands-on cooking class in the afternoon followed by dinner.

Home-made breakfast.

Visit of Quarry Les Baux and the exceptional Cathédrale des Lumières. Lunch in one of the gourmet restaurants in Les Baux de Provence.

Tour of the Lavender Museum in the afternoon and home-made dinner.

Home-made breakfast. Tour of Bonnieux market to gather ingredients for your third hands-on cooking class.

After a light lunch and a relaxing time by the swimming pool, let’s get ready for the cooking class, and the aperitif time followed by dinner.

Home-made breakfast.

Apt famous market followed by a freetime for your lunch and afternoon in Apt. Visit of a Provençal bakery as an option.

Home-made dinner based on our market finds.

Home-made breakfast. Free day. Packing time.

Home-made farewell dinner.

Home-made breakfast & transfers to Marseille or Avignon airport.

Price and what's included in the price
  • Early birds, before September 30 : $ 2,500
  • after September 30 : $ 2,995
Group limited to 12 people. Included: • Lodging: 9 nights • 9 breakfasts • 9 dinners • 7 lunches • 3 cooking-classes • Aperitifs and all amenities, drinks etc. • Tickets for visiting planned attractions • Private transportation with driver for planned activities • Planned tastings • Wi-Fi connection Transportation from and to airport are NOT included and can be arranged for an additional fee.