DAY 1: AVIGNON – LUBERON- GORDES – BONNIEUX -TRUFFLES & WINE
Avignon, arrival TGV station,, City tour of Avignon , .Continuation to Gordes .
The village, classified among the most beautiful villages in France, is worth a visit, with its stone houses, its steep streets. Truffle lovers here have their address, An inn specializing in the TRUFFE’s Cooking which offers, every winter, its stays and menus Truffles.
- Meet a truffle hunter and learn how they train the truffle dogs.Go on a black truffle property of a Provençal truffle plantation in the Luberon
Visit of the villages of Roussillon, Bonnieux , visit tasting of the wines of the Bonnieux wine cellar.
Lunch at the Auberge des Truffes in the heart of Provence
Diner accommodation in the countryside near the village of Gordes in the Luberon
DAY 2: MENERBES – ISLES ON SORGUE-CARPENTRAS – TRUFFLE MARKETS
The perched village of Menerbes, Also classified among the most beautiful villages in France, houses in its heart the House of truffle and wine, visit the Museum of Truffle and Wine(From 1 April to 31 October from Monday to Sunday from 10 am to 12.30 pm and from 2.30 pm to 6 pm, from 1 November to 30 March, open on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10 am to 5 pm). The truffle period is between November and March.
It is possible to buy fresh truffles and wines in AOC Luberon. Do not miss the truffle market in December. Continue to the beautiful village of Isle sur la Sorgue, known as the Comtat Venice, famous for its antique market on Sunday, where you will discover treasures.
Continue to Carpentras famous for its sweets candy, quoted heart-shaped, with its synagogue among the oldest in Europe, is also a city of flavors, with its truffle market Friday morning from late November to early March. Not to be missed: the truffle festival in December. On the wine side, we will introduce you to grape varieties and wines in AOC Ventoux, as well as the estate of Marotte located in a former monastery, Beaumes de Venise. Tasting The Balma Venitia Cellar >
Free lunch at the Isle Sur la Sorgue
Diner refined cooking. with truffles
DAY 3: RASTEAU – VISAN – RICHERENCHES – TRUFFLES AND WINES IN PROVENCE
In the northern part of the Vaucluse, the vines mingle with the truffle oaks . Discover the unique terroir of Rasteau and its prestigious wines of sweet wines. Visit and tasting of the Cave de Rasteau all year round for gourmet and festive entertainment.
Then discover in the heart of the Enclave des Papes cellar Les Coteaux de Visan with a contemporary and bright design. The aging cellar “Saint Vincent” has been dug in the safre (sand compressed and whose origin goes back to prehistory).
The truffle temple is located at Richerenches where is the small museum of truffle and wine to know all about the famous mushroom (Le Tuber Melanosporum) of which Richerenches is the capital. Richerenches, is a rustic village built in a former Templar commandery and capital of the truffle. The 3rd Saturday of November, when the truffle season begins, Richerenches marks the opening of its market the most important market for black truffles in France; This is the Truffle Ban . Every Saturday, from 9 am to 1 pm, from mid-November to mid-March. Brokers, truffle-makers, tourists and gourmets … meet up in Richerenches.
Diner Truffles specialty: truffle omelette
Accommodation in the same building
Free morning and transfer to TGV station departure
Price by person in VAN on 8 perso basiss départure à the date of your choice : 760 euros
THE PRICE INCLUDES:
* the provision of a private Van 8 persons, with driver guide (French English)
* 3 nights half board in a bastide inn in the countryside around Gordes in the Luberon specializing in truffle cuisine in all its forms
* 1 lunch special truffle menu at the Fontaine de Vaucluse
* visit of the museum of truffle and wine in Menerbes
* visit of the Truffe Museum in Richerenches
* visit of a cave and tasting in Bonnieux
* visit and tasting of sweet wines from a cave of Rasteau
* visit and tasting of a wine cellar of the Ventoux coast of the rhône
THE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE :
* meals not indicated in the program
* drinks with meals
* personal expenses, extras
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOUR BOOKING
Hotel taxes are not included in our programs, they are variable, and will be demanded directly by the hotels before your leaving. The taxes can be different between the hotels even if they are in a same standard or have same stars.
CANCELLATION IN HIGH SEASONS
Regardless of the cancellation fees set out in our terms and conditions, some providers and hotels may apply different rules in high seasons. These terms of payment and cancellation will be specified in each reservation. You will be informed right after your booking . It happens that the hotels require the total booking value in case of cancellation.