Private gastronomy tour in Aix-en-Provence, near Marseille
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Food tour in Aix-en-Provence

Half-day tour meeting local artisans with food tastings

WITH
Laurent | about the guide

The south of France is famous for its cooking, sunny climate and typical products. With your expert guide, plunge into a world of culinary craftsmanship as you meet some of the local producers who’ve set up shops in beautiful, historic city of Aix-en-Provence. During this journey back in time, you will wander through the narrow streets, past the Saint-Sauveur Cathedral, the museum Musée du Vieux Marseille, the Palais de Justice and the Fontaine de la Rotonde, and chat to the local artisans that bring the city to life. They will explain the secrets behind their products and, at each location, you’ll have the opportunity to sample unique flavors from southern France. As you pass fountains and churches, you’ll meet macaroon makers, atypical bakers, local goats cheese producers, olive oil specialists, wine producers and many more culinary delights. As you sample the local specialties, you’ll also discover some of the city’s most symbolic areas including the Mazarin district, Cours Mirabeau and Quartier des marchands in the old center. In this poetic and historical labyrinth, your guide will tell you more about the people who have had an important impact on the city from Mirabeau to artists like Cézanne and Renoir.

  • Marseille and Provence
    France
  • 1/2 day
    DURATION
  • 8
    MAX. No. ON TOUR

TOUR DETAILS

keywords :
Aix-en-Provence, artisans, tastings, Provence, pastis
transport :
By foot
ACTIVITY LEVEL :
ACCESSIBLE TO THE DISABLED :
yes
Kid friendly :
Children are welcome
LANGUAGES:
Anglais/English (Bilingual), Français/French (native)
MAX. No. OF PEOPLE :
8

INCLUDED IN THE TOUR

- 10 tastings: olive oil, pastis, chocolate, navette biscuits, wine, tapenade, cakes and local specialties like calisson

NOT INCLUDED

- Transfer (but can be arranged by the guide for an extra cost) - Other drinks during the tour - Lunch

ITINERARY

From the meeting point, you will set off to meet local artisans with a tasting at each location to discover local Provençal flavors. During the morning tour, you will also have the opportunity to explore a local market. As you wander through the old town, you will discover some of the city’s most emblematic sites including St Sauveur Cathedral, the market Marché de la Mairie and Cours Mirabeau, where the tour finishes.

WHERE AND WHEN?

MEET-UP LOCATION:
St Laurent Church in Marseille (if taking shuttle bus) or St Sauveur Cathedral in Aix en Provence (if by foot)
END OF TOUR LOCATION:
Cours Mirabeau

about
your guide

Laurent

Marseille

languages :
Anglais/English, Français/French

A native of Lille, I spent over 20 years in Paris before deciding to settle in Marseille, attracted by the climate and the charm of the Mediterranean. During my years in the capital, I was an actor but also an oenologist and restaurant owner, developing my passion and my skills in several renowned institutions. Since my arrival on the French Riviera, I specialized in tourism by offering tours combining wine, gastronomy and history, especially from Marseille, Aix en Provence and Cassis. I love to share my knowledge with people, being outside and exploring sites full of culture and history. I also sometimes offer mini wine courses and cooking courses in order to teach curious visitors how to combine wine and food. During my private tours, discover the culinary delights of the South of France between tapas, pastries and olive oil, as well as the most scenic places from Cassis to Arles via Les Baux de Provence.

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