Aix-en-Provence Culinary & nightlife

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From Aix-en-Provence: Wine Tour in Cezanne Countryside

1. From Aix-en-Provence: Wine Tour in Cezanne Countryside

Enjoy a half-day wine tour in the scenic landscape of Sainte-Victoire Mountain, inspiration for the famous post impressionist artist Paul Cézanne, who painted many pictures of the mountain between 1880 and 1883. The Côtes de Provence Sainte-Victoire vineyards are located east of Aix-en-Provence and, like all vineyards in Provence, are considered some of the most natural in France due to the drying effects of the Mistral wind.  Learn about the characteristics of the terroir, and explore the wine-making process while visiting the cellars of 2 separate wine estates. Meet the winemakers, and taste AOC Côtes de Provence wines in 3 colors - tasty, full-bodied reds of excellent structure, subtle, elegant rosés, and whites of distinction.

From Aix-en-Provence: Provence Region Tour with Wine Tasting

2. From Aix-en-Provence: Provence Region Tour with Wine Tasting

Discover the highlights of Provence on an immersive tour departing from Aix-en-Provence. Explore the medieval village of Les Baux de Provence, the ancient aqueduct of Pont du Gard, and the town of Avignon. Enjoy a guided wine tasting. at Châteauneuf du Pape. Start your adventure with free time in Les Baux de Provence. See the medieval fortress located on a rocky spur in the Alpilles region. Continue to the Pont du Gard and visit the best-preserved aqueduct of the Roman period, as well as its museum. Move on to Avignon for the chance to purchase lunch. Choose to wander around or visit the Pope's Palace and the famous bridge Saint-Bénezet, also called Pont d'Avignon. Take a scenic drive through the vineyards of Châteauneuf du Pape, followed by a delicious wine tasting, before the drive back.

Truffle Hunting in Provence

3. Truffle Hunting in Provence

Go on a black truffle hunt on the gorgeous property of a Provençal truffle plantation in the Luberon, just 40 minutes from Aix en Provence TGV train station and 1 hour from Marseille Airport. Meet a real truffle hunter and learn how this elusive, edible “black gold” is cultivated and how the truffle dogs are trained. With the help of your guide, you will soon find some truffles to try. Learn about the art of growing truffle trees, training truffle dogs, and finding truffles. Then celebrate your find with a glass of champagne while your hosts teach you how to clean, store, and cook with truffles. Sample some truffle hors d'oeuvres and be sure to ask your hosts to taste the olive and truffle oil produced on the farm. Many delicious products are also available for you to take back home as a unique souvenir. Take a tour of the vineyards, olive tree plantation and bees hives, and fully immerse yourself in the gourmet paradise of the Luberon.

From Aix-en-Provence: Luberon & Vineyards Tour with Tastings

4. From Aix-en-Provence: Luberon & Vineyards Tour with Tastings

Embark on an immersive journey through Provence, exploring the charming villages of the Luberon region and the traditional vineyards located east of Aix-en-Provence. Learn about local heritage and taste delicious wines as you take in views of Mount Sainte-Victorie. Take a scenic drive along Cézanne road, on the way to the Côtes de Provence Sainte-Victoire vineyards, situated at the foot of the Sainte-Victoire Mountain. Visit two fascinating wineries to sample tasty, full-bodied red wines and subtle, elegant rosés. Spend free time in the village of Lourmarinfamous and see its Renaissance-style castle. Enjoy a photo stop in Bonnieux before moving on to the colorful village of Roussillonwhich, with houses painted in ochre shades. Explore the hilltop village of Gordes, then return to Aix by mid-day.

Aix-en-Provence: Food Tour

5. Aix-en-Provence: Food Tour

Take your tastebuds on an adventure with a food tour of Aix-en-Provence. Enjoy tasty stops and historical anecdotes about the different streets and places along the way. Start the tour with a tasting of artisanal olive oils as well as three different spreads. Sample a charcuterie and cheese board and discover a delicious Corsican delicatessen. Discover the delicious truffle, which is native to the area, and taste some amazing truffle ham in a charmingly French atmosphere. Visit one of the most famous pastry shops in the region, founded in 1954. Taste one of its specialties, the Tarte Tropézienne, a cake made from sweet brioche filled with cream.

Aix en Provence Historical and Gourmet Walking Tour

6. Aix en Provence Historical and Gourmet Walking Tour

Meet your English speaking guide in front of the Tourist Information Center in Aix en Provence and start your gourmet walking tour in the historical center. Thanks to this guided tour, you will be able to discover this charming Provencal town and also to please yourself with the diversified scents and flavors of the region.  Let your senses be amazed by the colors and the smells of several local products, be tempted by some Calisson, the sweetest candy of all time created in Aix en Provence, appreciate a toast of green or black tapenade, taste a piece of cheese or a glass of wine from one of the local wine appellations. Everything is organized in order to allow you to discover what Provencal gastronomy truly means.

Grape Stomping in Provence

7. Grape Stomping in Provence

Immerse yourself in one of the world's oldest traditions. Take a tour of a Provençal farm, learn how grapes are cultivated and how wine is made, plus stomp grapes in enormous antique oak barrels that are waist-high, roomy enough for 4+ people, and have a view of Mount Sainte Victoire.  You'll be regaled with harvest stories passed down from generations of local farmers and hear about the dark side of wine making. You'll also learn to tell the difference between the different types of local grapes and wines. Grape stomps are followed up with a buffet of cheese, paté, charcuterie, red wine and a tasting of our farm's olive oil and truffle oil. It's an authentic French experience that's full of laughter, fun for all ages and makes memorable vacation photos that you'll cherish long after your toes are no longer sticky. 

Aix en Provence: Delicious Food and Wine Tour

8. Aix en Provence: Delicious Food and Wine Tour

Get a taste of Aix en Provence and explore its old town. Wander through its narrow streets and discover incredible gourmet small boutiques with an expert guide that will ensure that you miss nothing. Enjoy the irresistible opportunity to savor food specialties like the famous calisson and of course sip a local wine in a charming and relaxing place. Stroll along the city's stately avenue le Court Mirabeau, before heading to an incredible food farmer market. Get to see local producers that sell olive oil, eggs, cheese, honey, lavender, and authentic provencal herbs. An authentic experience full of colors and savors.

Aix-en-Provence: Magic Christmas and Chocolate tour

9. Aix-en-Provence: Magic Christmas and Chocolate tour

Get a taste of Aix en Provence during the most magical time of the year! This fantastic Christmas Tour will take you and your family through the famous Aix en Provence Christmas iconic market and the city's charming narrow historical streets. Discover a magical world of sparkling lights and the gentle fragrance of spices in a fun and cheerful atmosphere. You will wander through the traditional Christmas market, warm up with some hot chocolate or a hot spiced wine and of course taste some Provencal delicious Xmas specialties and chocolates. A happy moment to really feel the atmosphere of Xmas in Provence and know all about the most authentic French Traditions.

Aix-en-Provence 3-Hour Walking Food Tour

10. Aix-en-Provence 3-Hour Walking Food Tour

Discover Aix-en-Provence, a paradise for art, culture, and gastronomy on a 3-hour walking food tour. Walk through a labyrinth of little streets scattered with dozens of fountains. Meet craftspeople and try their Provençal specialties. If you choose a morning tour, enjoy the option to walk through one on the famous Provençal markets. Taste a delicious selection of delights along the way. Visit the best bakery in town, a calisson workshop, a macaron creator, an olive oil factory, a goat cheese producer, a chocolate maker, and a deli for cured sausages and hams.

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What people are saying about Aix-en-Provence

Do not debate doing this. Book it NOW. Amazing host, loves what he does. The views are amazing. The experience was so great starting off with history about truffles, then moving into the hunt and finishing with champagne and truffle snacks. Really the most amazing experience we had. 40 mins from Aix en pce by car. The opportunity after to purchase his own made goods like truffle salt , oil etc.

Informativ, Der Guide hat interessant und charmant erzählt. Suchen nach Trüffel war dynamisch, unglaublich wie schnell die Hunde die Trüffel finden! Die Hunde sind übrigens sehr niedlich und freundlich. die Verkostung war köstlich, der Garten ist wunderschön, der Champagner ist von hoher Qualität. Danke

The guide was exceptional. Very knowledgeable and allowed for questions. It was a wonderful experience to learn the intricacies of truffle growing and selling. It’s not an easy feat! The food was surprising and delicious. Highly recommend. Thank you for a wonderful afternoon.

Brilliant introduction to the streets and history of Aix, our guide was fantastic and we finished with top class cheese and wine st La Fromagerie. We highly recommend.

The day trip to Aix-en-Provence and Cassis was very interesting and well organized! Thank you again for the great day!