Join me in Provence from September 20-26, 2017 for the culinary adventure of a lifetime!

What people are saying...

Remarkable value, given the complete package that was provided, the knowledge, expertise, and enthusiasm of Kendall and Matthew, as well as the experience of meeting and learning first-hand from the various farmers (vineyards, olive oil, truffles, goat cheese), attending a number of local markets, first class accommodation and , above all, the fabulous food and camaraderie -- all this, at a cost that is most affordable.  This is a 5 Star experience🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸. - Mary

Kendall was so accommodating and the generosity of her time, wine, champagne and all the first class foods was amazing.  She eagerly shared her extensive knowledge of the Provence area and all the fine foods we were served.   Kendall has a wonderful rapport with the farms visited and I learned so much!  Our accommodation in the serene village of Oppede was absolutely beautiful, so quiet and tranquil.  The entire tour was beyond my wildest expectations and I would highly recommend it for anyone looking for an exceptional holiday!! - Joanne

 

You said you wanted to get out of rainy Vancouver and go on an adventure. You said you wanted to see a little history firsthand, make friends with locals, and eat like it was going out of style (justified because you've been exploring all day). You said you've always wanted to see Provence.

Well, here's your chance. Whether you're a seasoned traveler or first-time flier, taking a trip with The Modern Pantry means all of your needs are taken care of. Get picked up and dropped off at the Avignon train station, call a charming B&B home for a week, fill your days with just the right amount of activity (so you feel like you took advantage of the day but aren't completely pooped), and head home knowing you've not only seen, but experienced the real Provence.

  Check out the goat farm before getting your hands into making your own goat cheese!

 

Check out the goat farm before getting your hands into making your own goat cheese!

  Enjoy a three-course gourmet lunch at L'estellan

 

Enjoy a three-course gourmet lunch at L'estellan

  Wander the markets and buy where the locals buy.

 

Wander the markets and buy where the locals buy.

With a maximum group size of 8 adventurous travelers, this tour is truly about you. You'll be staying here, doing cooking classes here, and visiting producers like this. Have a look at this recap from 2016 for an idea of what to expect.

Dates: September 20 - September 26, 2017

The tour includes:

  • 6 nights accommodation in a charming B&B
  • Transportation to and from Avignon TGV train station
  • Transportation between all scheduled activities in a comfortable van
  • 6 gourmet meals (4 lunches and 5 dinners) including wine. Other days still have lots of food, so up to you whether you would like to go out for a meal
  • All breakfasts
  • 2 cooking classes
  • Grape stomping
  • Truffle hunting
  • Visit to an olive mill and lesson on all things olive (oil)
  • Winery visit and guided tasting
  • Making your own goat cheese
  • Personal guide for the week

Cost: $3,500 CAD + GST (Double occupancy. Add $500 for a single room)

Email kendall@themodernpantry.ca for any questions or to reserve your spot.

Sample schedule below. Some items may change due to weather or unforeseen circumstances.

Tour schedule Provence