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France, Provence – South of France Cooking Class

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From AUD: $2,375

Duration: 6 Days

Offer Expires: Dec 31, 2018

Short Description

Take on a 5-day gastronomic experience with our Art de Vivre en Provence cooking class and discover the many flavours of Provence.

Experience a six day cooking course and discover the beautiful region of Provence, staying in luxury accommodation. Non-cooking guests also welcome.

This is your introduction to the art of fine cuisine. In a typically French Provençal environment join our renowned chef for a hands-on welcome (in English) to his kitchen, his kitchen garden, his fruit and vegetable markets and to the fishers who supply him with fresh fish daily.

Explore the sights and sounds of Provence based in a comfortable hotel and spa in a typical village setting. Nearby the Bastide cooking school and kitchen garden follows the seasons to let you discover the fresh, annual herbs and grasses of Provence, mint and lavender.

And as they say in Provence: “Tout fai ventre mai que i 'entre. Tout fait ventre pourvu que tout y entre” which basically translates as if you enjoy it, your stomach will too!


Day 1  Sunday Evening
Arrive in the village in the afternoon – transfers from Marseille Airport or TGV Station can be arranged (at extra cost). Welcome dinner (excluding drinks) at the Hostellerie's gastronomic restaurant, where our Chef will delight your palate with his delicious, heartfelt Provençal cuisine.

Day 2  Monday
It's off to the Bastide des Saveurs for a cookery class with our star-rated Chef René Bérard. Welcome to Paradise! This is Pagnol's Provence for real.
René issues you with your chef's hat, recipes and embroidered apron. Now make way for an unforgettable experience. First of all you will head for the garden, where you will discover and gather various herbs, medicinal plants, fruit and vegetables. Then it's back to the kitchen to prepare the dish of the day – today's choice is a Provencal stew with choice cuts of meat cooked up with herbs and vegetables. The table is ready – now all you have to do is enjoy your culinary creation out on the terrace or in the ancient dining room in true Provencal style.

Day 3  Tuesday
This morning you'll be up bright and early for a trip to the colourful fish market in Sanary-sur-Mer in the company of René, where you'll be able to meet up with the local fruit and vegetable producers, fishermen and cheese makers. You will see the day's catch come into the port and head back to the "Bastide des Saveurs" armed with some fabulous fresh fish for the day's class.

Day 4  Wednesday
Another great day! This time the spotlight is on Provence's tasty, juicy and sun-packed Provencal vegetables. René will be passing on some of his top chef's tips (but not all of them – you'll have to come back for the rest!).

Day 5 Thursday
Your last day, dedicated to those with a sweet tooth. And as you'll find out, Provence's much-appreciated dessert tarts and chocolate "moelleux" are so delicious you're sure to want seconds.

Day 6 Friday
Farewell after breakfast

For partners and in your free time the delightful village of La Cadière d'Azur is perched high on a hillside surrounded by olive groves and vineyards with wonderful walks and views in all directions. The amazing rock formation known as Calanques and the popular fishing village resort of Cassis are a few minutes’ drive away.

Our accommodation here is in a typical hotel combining four of the traditional houses in the heart of the sleepy village centre. There are cafés and shops just a stroll away from the well-appointed guest rooms. Rooms all have en- suite bathrooms and most have extensive views across the valley and surrounds. The hotel has an outdoor pool and a very well-equipped spa and wellness centre with massage, fitness and relaxation facilities.

Join guided excursions to discover the Bandol appellation wines with a vintner, visit olive groves, stop by a local beekeeper for honey or a mill for oil tasting. Lunches are served under the arbour of the Bastide (weather permitting) or in the beautiful dining room (four dinners are at your own arrangement).


Welcome dinner on Sunday evening (drinks not included)
Five night stay with 5 breakfasts buffet
Four days cooking course
Four lunches with drinks
All recipes and translation in English
Three afternoon + one morning visit to local suppliers (vineyard, honey producer, olive oil mill, market)

Please note transfers can be booked additionally if required.



Transfers to or between the hotel and the Bastide cooking school (please allow a local payment of EUR30 per person per day), other dinners and drinks, personal expenses not listed above.


Departure Dates

Regular Season 2018
15 April
13 May
2 September
7 October

High Season 2018
10 June
1 July


Regular Season
$2375 per person twin/double share
$2894 single

High Season
$2560 per person twin/double share
$3070 single

Non-cooking accompanying guests
$1455 per person twin share (includes breakfast, welcome dinner)

Please note all prices are subject to change, availability and the exchange rate.,+France/@43.9709222,6.0496734,10.44z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x47f47fdfc9e0f5ad:0x44eefb3a98b5f62d!8m2!3d44.0144936!4d6.2116438

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