Join us for our Aix en Provence tours of Aix’s famous markets and pick out the ingredients for your lunch. Lunch will be accompanied by three exceptional French wines with a guided tasting. And still have your afternoon free to continue exploring Provence!
9:30am â€“ 11:15pm ~ In the Markets
We’ll meet underneath Aix’s city hall clock tower and then head into the famous open-air fruit and vegetable markets where we’ll introduce you to some of our favorite vendors. We’ll also be gathering fresh ingredients that we will prepare together for lunch (see menu below). While selecting ingredients, learn about the culture of French food and how locals shop and eat. We’ll swing by our favorite Pastry shop made by an award-winning pastry chef. Then we’ll take you to our favorite wine shop in town to choose three wines to taste during our meal.
11:15pm â€“ 12:30pm ~ In the Kitchen
We invite you to our kitchen in a charming loft located right off of the market square to prepare our lunch. We’ll teach you some basic knife skills as well as how to prepare a simple and delicious lunch that you can easily recreate at home. For those that don’t feel comfortable with a knife, no problem as we invite you to have a glass of wine, relax, and enjoy the friendly conversation.
Please Note: Those that are looking for a longer and more intensive/technical cooking class with a professional French chef, should instead sign up for our Gourmet Cooking Class with French Chef.
12:30pm â€“ 2:00pm ~ Bon AppÃ©tit!
Sit down, relax, and enjoy the meal you have helped create! Throughout the meal, you will have the opportunity to learn about the world of French wine, including food and wine pairing, the French wine classification system, some amazing wine stories, and much more!
On the Menu
Starter: Fresh Goat Cheese Salad with Balsamic Cream Reduction
Main Course: Selections of in season vegetables, cheeses, assortment of ‘charcuterie’, plus more..
Dessert: Select your own pastry from a gold winning Patisserie shop in Aix during the market tour
Please note: Although we try hard to stick to this menu, it could change depending on availability of ingredients. If you have any allergy concerns or dietary restrictions, please let us know when you sign up.
General Info & Pricing
Price: 125â‚¬ per person
Time: 9:30am â€“ 2:00pm
Days: Tuesdays, Thursdays, & Saturdays
Maximum: 8 people
All of our group packages are customized. Please Contact Us with the details to begin setting up a customized group package.
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- English-speaking guide
- Market tour
- Basic skills cooking class
- 3-course lunch
- 3 French wines & guided tasting
- Take-home tasting guide
- Recipes emailed to you afterwards
- A fun, relaxed, and memorable time!
What People Say About Best of Aix
People have great things to say about WineinProvence and the Best of Aix wine package.
We met our 2 hosts from WineinProvence, and had a great tour through through the alleyways of Aix en Provence including, an Olive oil tasting, and then onto Fruit, veg markets and wine shopping. It was wonderful to be able to ask questions about local produce in English.
Wine, french dishes, local atmosphere, chatting with other guests from other placesâ€¦ if you are interested in either (or all) of them, I strongly recommend this. I myself would love to come back and join the tour again.
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[toggle] [toggle_title]Are your packages in English?[/toggle_title] [toggle_content]Yes! WineinProvence specifically caters to English speakers.[/toggle_content] [/toggle]
[toggle] [toggle_title]What should we wear?[/toggle_title] [toggle_content]Our wine packages are casual so we invite you to come dressed in the way you feel most comfortable. For this package, there is a lot of walking on sometimes uneven and slippery surfaces so we recommend good walking shoes.[/toggle_content] [/toggle]
[toggle] [toggle_title]What if I donâ€™t know anything about wine?[/toggle_title] [toggle_content]NOT A PROBLEM! Our goal is to create an atmosphere that is fun and not the least bit intimidating. No matter what your previous knowledge is about wine, we want you to learn, taste, experience, and have fun.[/toggle_content] [/toggle]
[toggle] [toggle_title]Does the price include everything?[/toggle_title] [toggle_content]Yes! The price includes all the ingredients purchased at the market and all the wine. There are no hidden costs.[/toggle_content] [/toggle]