Food & Market Tours in Provence

Food Tours Provence

AIX MARKET DAY TOUR

Take a walking tour of the huge market in Aix-en-Provence. The Grande Marche, also known as big market day, in Provence is a festive event. Join in on the festivities like a local. Take a guided tour of all five parts of the market, with a special focus on the produce sections and the specialty food vendors. You’ll learn how locals shop, special local ingredients and the regional dishes made with them. Meet and talk with the local vendors and sample their products. Get expert tips for shopping the Aix-en-Provece market and any market in Provence.

DETAILS & PRICES

Schedule: Every Tuesday & Saturday (9:30am – 12:30pm)
Price: 55 euros per person
Includes: Three-hour market tour with tastings. You’ll have at least 8 tastings, including breakfast pastries, various local & seasonal produce, typical food products like olives, tapenade and jams. At the end of the tour, receive Kathy’s Food Lover’s in Provence guide that includes some of her favorite Provencal recipes, food shops and restaurants.
Small group tour: Maximum 12 people per tour
All tours are conducted in English

 

EATING PROVENCE FOOD TOUR

Chef Kathy takes you on a food tour of Aix-en-Provence. You’ll start with a breakfast pastry at the oldest pastry shop in Aix and end with a fun seated wine tasting that includes a typical Provencal apero buffet of delicacies from the day’s walk. In between, Kathy will take you on a guided tour of the 700-year-old daily market in Aix and to specialty food shops. You’ll meet and talk with local food artisans, learn about their products and taste their products. The afternoon will end with the group seated at our beautiful dining table sampling a light lunch buffet from the day’s walk and two Provencal wines. You’ll also receive Kathy’s Food Lover’s Guide to Provence that includes some of her favorite Provencal recipes, favorite food spots and restaurants in Aix and throughout the region.

DETAILS & PRICE

Schedule: Every Friday (10:00am – 2:30pm)
Price: 75 euros per person
Includes: Three-hour market and food tour with tastings of breakfast pastries, various local & seasonal produce, typical food products like olives, tapenade and jams. At the end of the tour, you’ll have a seated wine tasting of two Provencal wines and a buffet sampling of foods from our walk that will include: charcuterie, cheese, breads, seasonal fruits and French pastries. At the end of the walking tour, receive Kathy’s Food Lover’s in Provence guide that includes some of her favorite Provencal recipes, food shops and restaurants.
Small group tour: Maximum 10 people per tour
All tours are conducted in English

 

FRENCH CHEESE & WINE WORKSHOP

This is not a walking tour, but it is instead a seated French cheese & wine guided tasting. We’ll lead you on an exploration of French cheese and wines. This workshop takes place around our beautiful dining table in our private flat in the center of Aix. Kathy will explain the different “families” of French cheeses, how they are produced and how seasonality and aging affect the cheese. During the workshop you’ll taste at least 8 different cheeses. She’ll also pair 3 different wines with the cheese tasting and discuss the principles for pairing cheese and wine. This is a fun and educational two-hour class for anyone wanting to learn more about French cheeses. After the class, you’ll be able to walk into any French fromagerie and order with confidance.

DETAILS & PRICE

Schedule: Every Tuesday (4:00 to 6:00pm)
Price: 85 euros per person
Includes: Three-hour market and food tour with tastings of breakfast pastries, various local & seasonal produce, typical food products like olives, tapenade and jams. At the end of the tour, you’ll have a seated wine tasting of two Provencal wines and sampling of foods from our walk that will include: charcuterie, cheese, breads, seasonal fruits and French pastries. At the end of the tour, receive Kathy’s Food Lover’s in Provence guide that includes some of her favorite Provencal recipes, food shops and restaurants.
Small group: Group size from 4 to 10 people (Private classes are also available throughout the week on request)
All workshops are conducted in English

Send me an email to: chefkathyayer [at] yahoo [dot] com. Include the number in your party, the class and date you’d like to book. I’ll send you the corresponding booking form and booking instructions.