Our Winter in Provence for foodies itinerary will introduce food-lovers to delicious seasonal specialities of the area. We’re talking black truffles, olives and olive oil, nougat and candied fruits that you’ll see on everybody’s dinner table at Christmas.
You’ll go on a truffle discovery day which will include a visit to one of the local winter truffle markets. Here, you’ll breath in the heady fragrance of these amazing fungus and then after a lunch of truffle omlette you’ll visit a truffle farm.
In the company of the truffle farmer and his dog you’ll seek out these pieces of black gold and learn about how this fungus is grown. The day is rounded off with a visit to a truffle specialist where you can touch, smell, taste, discover and study the truffle in all its glory.
The winter is also when the olive harvest takes place in Provence and the olives are pressed to produce delicious olive oil. Your itinerary will include a visit to a traditional olive oil mill where a stone wheel is still used to press the olives.
Let’s not forget the sweet delights for which Provence is known – nougat and candied fruits being the most well known.
The highlight of your itinerary however will be a cookery course on which you’ll learn to make one of the regional specialities of SE France. The course will round off a delicious week in Provence during which you’ll have enjoyed some amazing food-orientated experiences.
This 2 centre itinerary is fully flexible and will form the basis from which your own personal itinerary will be created.
We suggest you fly into Marseille or take the Eurostar into Avignon, aiming to arrive on a Friday.
If you have any specific foodie interests let us know in the form below and we’ll incorporate them into your itinerary.
The price for this trip will depend on your accommodation choice, the number of people, your dates and which elements of the itinerary you wish to include.
This itinerary can be combined with any of the others on our site to create a complete trip to France. If you’d like to explore more of South East France and enjoy a bit of history and culture then our Historic Provence itinerary will tick all your boxes.