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Côte d'Azur & Provence:

People come here from all over the world: Côte d'Azur and Corsica are irrestible. The sun, colours, flavours, fragrances, flowers and splendour make up a heady cocktail to be tasted while listening to the song of the cicadas. In the dry and stony countryside of Provence, water is nevertheless omnipresent. Sources, streams and fountains have fashioned canyons and gorges in which ancient pink and white villages nestle in the shade of the plane trees, in the heat and among the fragrances of thyme and lavender.

Riviera Excursions:

Please visit our Riviera Excursions page for full details.
All the tours depart by minibus from Nice Hotels
(pick up and drop off).

Northwest entrance by road to Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Luberon Lavendar


Cookery Tours in Provence:


8.00 am: Appointment in a charming restaurant located in the centre of Avignon. (you will make your way to the restaurant on your own).
Meet and greet by the Chef and registration of the trainees. Creation of the recipe cards to be performed. (Theoretical demonstration with Practice).
During the Apéritif, various ideas and comments will be exchanged about the course. You will learn how you can accommodate the meal
with wine. Lunch (drinks included) with the Chef and informal talk.

3.00 pm: pick up by a minibus. Your English speaking driver/guide will take you to the wine road. Wine-tasting in a cellar in Tavel, first Rosé wine
in France, or , in Beaumes-de-Venise, exceptional soil located at the foot of the majestic Dentelles de Montmirail and the Mont Ventoux.
Continue to Châteauneuf-du-Pape for wine-tasting in a cellar, called «the 13 vine-plant’s country».

In each cellar, you will discover the history of the house and the guide or the wine owner will offer you a visit of the winery with explanations
about the harvest, the AOC Côtes du Rhônes... 7.00 pm : drop off at the hotel.

Minimum 2 pax required
Closed Sundays Valentines & Bank Day Holidays


9.00 am : Pick up at the hotel by a private vehicle and a friendly English speaking driver/ licensed guide.  Enjoy an intimate cooking class
in the tiny kitchen of a Auberge in  Venasque, to explore the fundamentals of Mediterranean cooking, marrying
flavours, utilizing the best foods from the markets, respecting the great French traditions.  Lunch (drinks included).

Visit of Roussillon, famous for its red and yellow ochre cliffs, an unusual  natural landscape. Visit Gordes, perched village in Luberon, one of
 «the most beautiful villages in France», completely made with dry stones. 
6.00 pm : back to the hotel.

Minimum 2 pax required.
On request except closed on Sundays Valentine & Bank Holidays


9.00 am : pick up at the hotel by a private vehicle and a friendly English speaking driver/ licensed guide.  Cooking lesson followed by a lunch
(drinks included) in a 4**** hotel  in St Remy de Provence located in a six hectares park, between laurels,  hundred-years-old trees, rosebushes,
 olive trees and lavender, a place bathed by serenity. An old mas, a facade stone, a garden in thousand colours.
A gastronomic restaurant displays its creations that are often renewed under the influence of our inspiration, the seasons and the produce of our
garden or market.

Visit of les Baux de Provence, village set upon a rock at 245 meters high.  In the spectacular historical center : the museum of santons, the Hôtel des
Porcelets, beautiful 16th century houses, the St Vincent Church ...  Continue to Saint Remy de Provence and stop at the Antiques (Triumphal
Arch and Funeral Monument) among olive trees, landscape painted several  times by Van Gogh.

6.00 pm : back to the hotel.

Minimum 2 pax required
Closed Sundays Valentines & Bank Day Holidays



  1. Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
  2. Cooking course + lunch (drinks included)
  3. Services of an English speaking driver/licensed guide
  4. Entrance fees subtitled in the above program
  5. The cooking classes can be organized from Tuesdays to Saturdays (according to availabilities). On Mondays the food market is closed.

As well as our Cookery Tours above, please take a look at our Riviera Excursions.


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Hotel: Category
Hotel Negresco, NICE 5
Four Points Elysee Palace Hotel, NICE 4
La Perouse, NICE 4
>Hotel Meridien Nice DLX, NICE CEDEX 4
West End Hotel, NICE 4
Roches Hotel, LE LAVANDOU 4
Hotel Amarante, CANNES 4
Hotel SAS Radisson Montfleury-Cannes, CANNES 4
The Residence All Suites Palace Hotel, CANNES CEDEX 4
Le Mas Candille, MOUGINS 4
Amarante Golf Plaza and Country Club Hotel, SAINTE MAXIME 4
Hotel de Paris, MONACO 4
Hermitage Hotel, MONACO 4
Mirabeau Hotel, MONACO 4
Holiday Inn Marseille City Centre, MARSEILLE 4
Hotel du Petit Palais, NICE 3
Hotel Belle-Vue, LE LAVANDOU 3
Alexandra Hotel, NICE 3
Les Cigalles, NICE 3
Massenet Hotel, NICE 3
Nice Rivoli Hotel, NICE 3
Cozanne Hotel, CANNES 3
Hotel Renoir, CANNES 3
Univers Hotel, CANNES 3
Hotel Ambassador, MONACO 3
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Hotel: Category
Hostellerie du Vallon de Valrugues, ST-REMY-DE-PROVENCE 4
Le Mas du Soleil, SALON DE PROVENCE 4
Hotel les Agassins, LE PONTET/AVIGNON 4
Auberge de Cassagne, LE PONTET/ AVIGNON 4
Grande Hotel D'Avignon, AVIGNON 4
Auberge de Cassagne Avignon, LE PONTET AVIGNON 4
Les Bories, GORDES, GORDES 4
Grand Hotel Roi Rene, AIX EN PROVENCE 4
Hotel Aquabella, AIX-EN-PROVENCE 3
Mercure Pont d'Avignon, AVIGNON 3
Hotel De Le Horloge, AVIGNON 3
Hotel Mercure Cite des Papes, AVIGNON 3
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