Truffle & Wine Tour
January 18th – 21st, 2017
Truffle & Wine Tour for a unique and authentic tour in Provence
How does it sound to forget the winter blues and escape to something warm? If you are like me then there is no question to even ask – sign me up! Now, what if I said that you would not be lying on a beach getting a tan? Do I still have your attention? I hope so, because this winter tour is a chance to explore fine food, outstanding wines, exotic truffles and cozy winter fires.
Imagine yourself in a 12th century priory that has been converted to an elegant B&B at the foot of the Mount Ventoux in Provence. There you are sitting in the chapel room that serves as the dining room with Chateauneuf-du-Pape wine laid on the table. The logs on the fire are crackling and your host has just entered the room to present her signature Provencal winter dish.
October Tour in Provence
Sometimes people ask me what my favorite season is in Provence. I usually say spring as I love the wild flowers but when October comes around I am at awe with the ruby reds and golden yellows. An October tour in Provence provides stunning colors and a quieter, less busy touristy atmosphere.
October is also rich with festivals that seem to take a more authentic feel than those during the warmer months. Let me show you what an authentic small village festival looks like…
When in Provence, do tour Aix-en-Provence. My top tip for visiting this elegant and historically rich city is to decide before you go how you want to see it. If you go without choosing your focus you may be disappointed. The city has a cosmopolitan flair and you tend to hear a lot of English from many tourists as well as international students. It’s one of Provence’s larger cities and you can get lost in the common city atmosphere and not see the hidden treasures.