Provence

Authentic Provence Cuisine and Wine - PVR-ACW   

This tour offers a 2-Night stay and cooking class in a charming Bed & Breakfast in Tavel, half day tour to discover the Wines of the Rhone Valley, & visit the Popes' Palace and Pont d'Avignon.



Moustiers Sainte Marie
 
Lake Saint Croix
 
Bouches du Rhone

Day 1 - COOKING COURSE
Pick up Avignon TGV Station and transfer to the guest house in Tavel, an authentic provençal "mas", offering a splendid view of surrounding nature and the sound of the cicadas, in which magnificent rooms have been built with a provençal flavor.

Enjoy a cooking course followed by dinner (included, with drinks): discover the scents and spirit of the Provencal home kitchen, made with fruits and vegetables ripened in abundant sunlight.

Overnight at the Bed & Breakfast

Day 2 - WINES IN THE POPES’ COUNTRY
Pick Up in Tavel for a Half Day Tour to discover the Wines of the Rhône Valley. Includes sightseeing in the vineyards and stops at 2 different wineries producing red, rosé and white wines (including Châteauneuf du Pape).

During the tour, explanations about terroir, grape varieties, vinification, and aging cellars. Also, get in touch with French History, with great views from the cellars over castles or mansions dating from the 17th or 18th.

Afternoon at leisure to visit the Popes’ Palace, biggest gothic palace in Europe and the Pont d’Avignon, famous for the French song (English hearphone provided in both monuments). Wine tasting in the Popes’ Palace. Back to Tavel for dinner (included, with drinks) and night at the guest house.

Day 3 - DOMAINE IN TAVEL
Stroll around the streets of Tavel, a picturesque village, and wine tasting in a Domaine which produces some of the greatest vintages of the Rhone Valley: Châteauneuf du Pape, Lirac, Tavel.

Drop off Avignon TGV Station at around 12.00 pm.

 
At A Glance

South of France
  • Location: Provence

  • Access: Avignon TGV Train Station

  • Start City: Avignon

  • End City: Avignon

  • Areas Visited: Avignon, Rhone Valley, Chateauneuf de Pape, & Tavel

  • Trip Length: 2 Nights & 3 Days

  • Activities & Highlights: Provencal Cooking Class, Half day tour of the Wines of Rhone Valley, visit Popes' Palace & Pont d'Avignon, Wine Tastings

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