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Top 5 food and local crafts tours in Aix‑en‑Provence

Aix-en-Provence, the magical city of the Counts of Provence, combines the charm of the Provence with it’s legacy of craftsmanship. Calissons? Wine from the hillsides of Aix? come and discover the enchanting and tasteful specialities!

Gourmet morning in Aix-en-Provence

This visit through the streets of the old Aix is an invitation to share, both history and local delicacies. Let us drift over the old stones of the medieval alleys to stalls full of colors and fragrant at the markets. Your guide takes you to a world of powerful flavours, all punctuated by crispy salty-sweet anecdotes from the South. Recommended to foodies.

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Aromatherapy under the spotlights

Close your eyes and wake up dressed as an apothecary… The experience takes place at the Hotel Boyer d’Eguilles, a mansion from the 17th and 18th centuries, a historical monument. In this exceptional setting, you participate in an aromatherapy workshop led by an expert in cosmetic and beauty. At the end of the workshop, leave with your self-made cosmetic product bottle with natural essential oils.

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The vineyards in Cézanne’s landscapes

From Aix-en-Provence, with a minibus, we will drive towards the Mont Sainte-Victoire, Paul Cézanne’s main source of inspiration.  A beautiful panorama where rows of vines line up as far as the eye can see between pine forests and olive groves, with the commentaries of your guide about this remarkable terroir. The discovery continues with a visit to two family wineries in order to appreciate the authenticity and know-how of the winemakers. Tasting of red, rosé and white wines from the appellation of the Pays d’Aix.

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Open house for craftsmanship

Born from the clay resource in the hollow of the Valabre valley, the old tile factory has been run by the Bossy family for six generations. Located in the heart of the “golden triangle” of clay in Provence, the quarry and buildings have not only been lovingly preserved, but now house 15 artists-artisans. They open the doors to their workshops ; places of progression, between old know-how and innovation. The guide tells you the story of the location and of these craftsmanship drifting towards fine arts.

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Contemporary architecture and oenology at Château La Coste

The greatest architects and contemporary artists have joint their efforts to build the unusual buildings of this winery (Tadao Ando, Jean Nouvel or Franck O. Gehry) and set up monumental and surprising works (Louise Bourgeois, Alexander Kalder or Andy Goldsworthy) planted in the middle of the surounding hills.  The guide takes you on a wine tasting-excusion to awaken your senses to contemporary art and the famous rosés of Provence.

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