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Aix-en-Provence: Food Tour

1. 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: Gourmet Food Tour

2. Aix en Provence: Gourmet Food 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.

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.

Full-Day Wine Tour Around Aix en Provence from Marseille

4. Full-Day Wine Tour Around Aix en Provence from Marseille

Learn about the wine regions of Cotes de Provence Sainte-Victoire and Luberon with your guide. Explore the wine making process while visiting family-owned wineries and cellars and discover the local grape varieties as well as the complex art of blending. Guided by a wine expert, get a private visit to 3 high-quality wineries. This wine tour is a great opportunity to taste some of the finest Roses from Provence but also powerful reds and aromatic and lively whites. Visit two wineries in the morning and have some free time for lunch in the elegant city of Aix en Provence Provence. Then visit a third winery in the afternoon. Return to Marseille at about 4.30 PM.

From Marseille: A Taste of Aix-en-Provence and Cassis Tour

5. From Marseille: A Taste of Aix-en-Provence and Cassis Tour

Start this comprehensive full-day tour of Provence with a visit to Aix-en-Provence, known as the city of water and art Located approximately 19 miles (30 kilometers) from Marseille, Aix dates back to Roman times and has a beautiful wide promenade called the “Cours Mirabeau” lined with plane trees. See the amazing fountain of the Rotonde, as well as many cafés that were once frequented by Cezanne, Camus, Zola, and others. The weekly market will give you the opportunity to savor the regional produce, including fresh cheese and olive oil, as well as scented Marseille soap. Then, head to the village of Cassis, driving the Crest road and up to the highest maritime cliff in Europe, Cape Canaillto, for spectacular views of the Bay. Stroll the charming fishing port, where you can try thier famous Pastis (anis flavored liquor), before an optional 45-minute boat cruise through the breathtaking calanques (rocky, limestone inlets).  End your day with a panoramic tour of Marseille, including a stop at the Basilica of Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde, with its panoramic view of the city, Frioul Islands, and Château d'If. End at the 11th-century Abbey of Saint-Victor, guarding the entrance to the Vieux Port.

From Aix-en-Provence: Luberon and More Gourmet Walking Tour

6. From Aix-en-Provence: Luberon and More Gourmet Walking Tour

Discover the history and gourmet delights in the historical town of Aix-en-Provence during this guided walking tour. Enjoy characteristic landscapes, some of France's most beautiful villages, lavender fields, and medieval castles in the Luberon region. Meet your guide, then start your walking tour of Aix, a charming Provençal town with diversified products that are locally made. The open-air markets meet great success with the locals; become one of them strolling through the colorful stalls. Stop in Lourmarin for some free time, considered by many to be one of the most beautiful villages in France and noted for its Renaissance castle. Take a photo in Bonnieux, a picture-perfect Provençal village that features a 12th-century church surrounded by ancient cedars. Continue to Roussillon via the Roman-era stone arch bridge, Pont Julien. Roussillon, perched atop an ochre-colored cliff, is a favorite of painters and a magical place where combinations of oxides give the ochre an infinite variety of colors. Take in a vision of a stone village erected on a massive rock at Gordes. Its fortress castle and church dominate the houses of the village, which were built with stones taken from the rock on which they sit. Before concluding your trip, get a taste of local flavors during tastings of calisson (traditional French candy), tapenade (spread), nougat (candy), cheese, and wine.

From Aix-en-Provence: 3-Hour Fishing in Provence

7. From Aix-en-Provence: 3-Hour Fishing in Provence

Spend a morning or afternoon fishing at one of the most beautiful lakes or rivers in Provence. Experienced sportsmen will marvel at the natural beauty of the countryside, while beginners will learn how to assemble the rod, use the various lures, cast, and with a little luck, catch some pike, perch, or carp. You will need to be equipped with clothing suitable for the weather and sturdy, comfortable shoes that you don’t mind getting wet. The rendezvous is at the roundabout of the bottom of Cadenet (D973) with arrival at the fishing grounds followed by a short history of the area and explanation of the equipment you'll be using. An outdoorsman's breakfast, including bread, sausage, paté, tapenade, and red wine (juice for the kids) will be served. After you put away the equipment, you will enjoy a last glass of wine to toast new friendships. Evening fishing is also available during the week, with the outdoorsman's breakfast replaced by a Provençal aperitif. There are two options available: pike and perch or carp.

Coteaux d'Aix: Ste Victoire Wine Tour & Cezanne Mill Visit

8. Coteaux d'Aix: Ste Victoire Wine Tour & Cezanne Mill Visit

First of all, you will be picked up at your hotel or cruise ship and taken to the first vineyard area close to Aix-en-Provence. Then you'll go to the vineyards of Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence and visit two wineries. You'll also have a 3 wine color tasting. After that, you'll discover the mill of the painter Paul Cézanne, The museum of the Mount Ste Victoire to learn about its climate, fauna, flora and more... There will be a lunch stop in a selected restaurant (optional).

Aix en Provence: Local Specialties and Wine Tour

9. Aix en Provence: Local Specialties and Wine Tour

Take your taste buds on a tour of Aix en Provence with the irresistible opportunity savor foods like sweet calisson, nougat, local goat cheese, madeleines, or colorful macarons. Sip a local wine in a charming and relaxing place. Stroll along Court Mirabeau, the city's stately avenue, and head to an incredible food market. Find local producers that sell olive oil, eggs, cheese, honey, lavender, and fresh herbs. Snap some pictures of this lively and colorful scene.  Meander through Aix en Provence and explore its old town. Wander through its maze of streets and food boutiques with an expert guide ensuring that you miss nothing. 

Provence: Mushroom Hunting with Outdoor Breakfast

10. Provence: Mushroom Hunting with Outdoor Breakfast

You will use knives and baskets so as not to not damage the mushrooms. During your time in the Provence forests you will learn how to distinguish between edible and poisonous mushrooms.  You will hunt for about 10 different varieties, including: cepes, chanterelle, golden chanterelle, hedgehog mushroom, blue stalk mushroom, Tricholoma myomyces, Saffron milk cap, white saddle, elfin saddle, and black trumpet. You'll discover the quiet, unspoiled forests of the area and enjoy the bucolic and relaxed atmosphere of Provence. You will need to be equipped with sturdy, comfortable shoes that you don’t mind getting muddy.    The arrival at the hunting grounds will be followed by a brief tutorial on the different mushrooms we'll be searching for.  An outdoor breakfast, including bread, sausage, paté, tapenade, mushrooms and red wine (juice for the kids), will be served. The search for mushrooms will end with a last glass of wine to toast new friendships.

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What people are saying about Aix-en-Provence

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 126 reviews

Great wine and a great time! Our guide, Eric, was very nice, interesting, and was truly an expert on the wine industry and the specialties of the region. His English was very good but even better was his listening- there were seven of us from three different groups but it truly felt like he was giving us each special attention and tailoring the tour to each of our specific interests. In the car he answered our general tourist questions about France/Marseille and gave many thoughtful recommendations on food, sightseeing, the works. If their other guides are half as good it’s definitely worth the money

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

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.

Elizabeth was such a joy to tour with. She was very knowledge and entertaining - we wish she could lead all of our tours!!