This 3 Days/2 Nights vacation in Provence will serve as a great introduction to the wonderful and original style of cooking and the festive wines of Provence.
Day 1: COOKING CLASS
Pick up Avignon TGV Station (arrival around 4.00 pm) and transfer to the guest house in Tavel, an authentic
provençal "mas", offering a splendid view of surrounding nature and the sound of the cicadas, in which
magnificent rooms have been built with a provençal flavour. Enjoy a cooking course followed by dinner (drinksincluded): discover the scents and spirit of the Provencal home kitchen, made with fruits and vegetables ripened in abundant sunlight. Overnight.
Day 2: WINES IN THE POPES’ COUNTRY
Share small group Half-Day Tour to discover the Wines of the Rhône Valley (pick up in Tavel). Sightseeing in the vineyards and stops at 2 different wineries producing red, rosé and white wines (including Châteauneuf du Pape).
During the tour, explanations about « terroir », grape varieties, vinificationand aging cellars. Also, get in touch with French History, with great views from the cellars over castles or mansions dating from the 17th or 18th.
Afternoon at leisure to visit the Popes’Palace, biggest gothic palace in Europe and the Pont d’Avignon, famous for the French song (English hearphone provided in both monuments). Wine-tasting in the Popes’Palace. Back to Tavel for dinner at the guest house and accommodation.
Day 3: DOMAINE IN TAVEL
Stroll around the streets of Tavel, a picturesque village, and wine-tasting in a Domaine which produces some of the greatest vintages of the Rhone Valley : Châteauneuf du Pape, Lirac, Tavel. Drop off Avignon TGV Station at around 12.00 pm.
Price per person includes:
• 2 nights in a Bed & Breakfast in Tavel, breakfast included
• Cooking course, followed by dinner (drinks included) on day 1
• Dinner (drinks included) on day 2
• Transfers & transportation by minibus with English or Spanish speaking driver/guide
• Entrance fees as mentioned
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