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Cooking & Discover Provence Small Group Holiday

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Cooking and Discover Provence Small Group Holiday

Working in collaboration with Chef Patrick Payet we are very please to be able to offer this holiday of hands on cooking classes.  Based in the heart of the Parc Naturel du Luberon, Patrick will be your host, cooking teacher and guide for the week as you join your fellow guests in a small group of between 4 to 10 people.

The daily relaxed hands-on cooking classes are led by Patrick and take place in his kitchen every afternoon.  They are followed by an aperitif and dinner with wine in the company of your fellow guests.  The holiday also includes wine tastings, cheese tastings and visits to local markets where you'll feel like a real provencal as you make your selection of cooking ingredients from the gorgeous choice of fruits, vegetables and cheeses on the laden market stalls.

Alongside the cooking classes this holiday includes visits in and around the Luberon area highlights of which include beautiful perched villages of the Luberon, the stunning Papal Palace in Avignon and the medieval fortress village of Les Baux in the Alpilles. There is also plenty of free time to explore on your own or just relax and enjoy the provencal lifestyle.

Patrick and his team wlll accompany you during your holiday acting as guides and offering great suggestions for when you want to go off on your own. This holiday offers not only the opportunity to extend your cooking skills alongside the expertise of a professional chef and learn to cook some great provencal dishes but also the chance to experience the culture of the area in the company of a true provencal.

All the arrangements start from your arrival point in Provence.  In order to make the most of your free time this is a self drive holiday.  If you prefer not to drive we can arrange transfers from your arrival point and transportation during your stay for an extra charge.

Your day by day itinerary click >>Itinerary

Your Accommodation click >>Accommodation

Visits & excursions click >>Excursions

Holiday Price 2011

£1580 ~ US $2400

per person

The price is per person based on two people sharing a twin or double room. Guests must make arrangements for their own self drive car hire or have use of a personal vehicle.  For an additional fee we can if you prefer, provide transfers from your arrival point as well as transportation during the week

To book this holiday click >>How to Book

The Cooking Experience

Your four cooking classes are held in Chef Patrick's kitchen. Patrick graduated from the school of Roger Vergé and has run his own restaurant for over 20 years.  During the week  Patrick will initiate you into the arts of Provencal cuisine in his relaxed and fun cooking classes.  With a pre-planned programme of recipes he will guide and inspire you in your discovery of the great dishes of the region and accompany you on the wine and cheese tastings - some of the real

pleasures of Provence.  The classes are part demonstration and part hands-on and you will even get your own recipe book to take away and impress your friends with your culinary skills at home.

The cooking classes are held in the late afternoon and include a relaxing pre-dinner aperitif and dinner accompanied by Patrick in the evening .

Cooking class Chef Patrick Payet
Cheese Tasting Cooking Class
  Travel to the area
With the wide choice of options for travelling to France both from the UK and Ireland and from outside Europe, we have found that our clients prefer to make their own arrangements for travel to Provence. So to enable you to take advantage of the best value and most convenient travel options from your area, we have not included travel to Provence in the cost of your holiday. We will of course be delighted to give you all the advice you need in helping you with your travel arrangements. For details on the wide choice of options for travel to Provence click >>Travel from the UK or >>Travel from Overseas.
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Unpdated: 25 October, 2010