Papal Provençal Cooking
DISCOVER THE CHARM OF AVIGNON AND PROVENCE FROM THE ‘CITY OF POPES’ ON THIS FRENCH COOKING CLASS. EXPLORE THE ANCIENT COBBLE-STONED STREETS AND LEARN HANDS-ON COOKING THROUGHOUT CENTRAL AVIGNON AND THE PROVENCAL COUNTRYSIDE
Duration: 7 Days Location: Avignon, France Price: £2,040 pp
Experience the region on this French cooking class in Provence
Avignon is a city famous for its history, and not just because it’s often referred to as the ‘City of Popes’. This city on the Rhone is one of the few places in France to preserve much of its historical centre from its defensive wall around the city, picturesque bridges and buildings such as the imposing Papal Palace.
Avignon is the centre of Provencal food. With the oldest covered market in the city, Les Halles, along with cooking classes, you will discover Provencal specialities and local produce like honey, nougat, chocolates, olive oils AOC, Cote du Rhone wines and so much more.
Avignon is the perfect place to discover the surrounding classic Provencal countryside, including the Luberon mountains with their breathtaking views, Roussillon’s unique ochre landscape and small villages that are famous for their wines.
Your hands on cooking classes will take place in a variety of kitchens throughout central Avignon and the Provencal countryside so you’ll discover all the different facets of the local cuisine.
Visit Les Halles, a traditional Provencal food market full of farm products including vegetables, fruit, cheeses, honey, wines, flowers and poultry. Learn traditional Provencal cuisine with Julien Charvet and set-up shop in a traditional 19th-century kitchen and work around a huge wood-block table. The original stove is fired up with oak wood three hours before class even begins!
This class encourages you to discover authentic tradition preparing menus featuring traditional Provencal and French recipes. You will also visit a charming restaurant and discover how to pair wines with your meals as you learn from Chef Jean Marc Larrue, about using local flavours and pairing them with something exotic.
Your last cooking class takes place in the highly-regarded restaurant of Les Abeilles in the quaint Provencal town of Sablet with Chef Johannes Sailer.
You will stay at the 4-star Hotel de L’Horage in central Avignon very close to the Papal Palace and many cafes and small shops. Previously a 19th-century house, it has been restored with cozy rooms complete with air-conditioning, wi-fi and all mod cons to make it a very relaxing stay on this French cooking class in Provence
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