Culinary Walking Tours

    2023 Departure | Active Culinary Walking Tours | France | Trips end September 29, 2023

    Culinary Walking Tours with Backroads

    Price: $5,399USD Per Person

    (Price per person, based on double occupancy.)

    Photo: Backroads Picnic Sample


    • Learn about the secrets of classic Provençal dishes in a private cooking class with a renowned local chef
    • Stroll through atmospheric markets and meet merchants peddling the fresh flavors of the Luberon
    • Enjoy locally grown olives, goat cheese wrapped in oak leaves, herbes de Provence and other specialties
    • Hike pristine routes through limestone hills, celebrated perched villages and picturesque vineyards


    • All breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners
    • Expertise and services of our experienced Trip Leaders
    • Snacks and beverages between meals
    • Additional guides and experts from the region on many trips
    • Van shuttles to support a variety of route options

    Day 1

    Kick off your walking and cooking tour with a hike in the Alpilles, a limestone mountain range surrounded by olive trees and orchards | Have an immersive art experience at Carrières de Lumières | Wander the spellbinding streets of Les Baux-de-Provence, one of the Most Beautiful Villages in France | Discover classic Provençal recipes during a lunch at a traditional mas (farm house) | Enjoy a glass of crisp rosé and taste local olive oil | Rose gardens, cypress trees and Relais & Châteaux luxury await.

    Accommodations: Baumaniere, Les Baux-de-Provence

    Premiere Hotel. An enchanting hideaway in the heart of the Alpilles Mountains with magnificent gardens. A Relais & Châteaux member. (pool, spa)

    Days 2-3

    Hike a ridge trail above Les Baux through fragrant pine trees overlooking the Alpilles peaks | Admire Le Rocher des Deux Trous, a fascinating geological feature | Join chef Yvan Cadiou for an exclusive hands-on cooking class | Alongside a local art historian, gaze at the same landscape painted by van Gogh over a century ago | Discover iconic St-Rémy-de-Provence | Do as the locals do and engage in a friendly game of pétanque | Lounge by the pool at our peaceful country retreat.

    Accommodations: Le Château des Alpilles, St-Rémy-de-Provence

    Premiere Hotel. A refined 19th-century manor house in the same family for more than 40 years and lovingly cared for by three generations of women. (pool)

    Days 4-6

    Voyage further into the Luberon Valley—the land of honey, lavender and cherries immortalized in Peter Mayle’s A Year in Provence | Hike past Provençal farms, cypress groves and vineyards | Discover regional farm-to-table secrets over a delicious dinner | Visit idyllic perched villages like ocher-hued Roussillon and Gordes | Hike past oak groves and truffle farms | Explore lovely Bonnieux, perhaps climbing the 12th-century church tower for views of the valley below | Savor unforgettable Michelin-starred cuisine | A dreamy final morning in elegant Gordes ends at medieval Sénanque Abbey, a quintessential image of Provence.

    Don't delay, book your trip today! Trips end September 29, 2023

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