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Aix-en-Provence street markets & experience fine food & the excellent wines of Château Grand Boise
This is an exceptional day's experience if you enjoy fine food and excellent wines. This is the 'bon viveur' tour of the very best of Provence designed for those people who enjoy eating and living well! We begin the day with a visit to the numerous street food markets in Aix-en-Provence, sampling some of the delightful unique regional specialities. Then a leisurely drive towards Rousset stopping for lunch at Le Bistro Grand Boise, time to enjoy a home cooked meal featuring local farm produce with wine. Afterwards browse the shop to discover a diverse range of local produce. Then a short drive to visit the vineyard at Château Grand Boise a wine estate dating back to 1610, which is the date of the earliest title deed discovered. Traditionally family owned, the estate has only changed hands three times throughout its history. Under the influence of its new owner, the recently been renovated - 800 olive trees, 7 acres of vines. End your day wine tasting facing the famous Mt St Victoire. A three course lunch with wine is included in the price of this tour.
Depending on where we meet, we first head towards the charming market town of Aix-en-Provence to explore the old town and experience the array of local produce markets and sample some of the specialities of the Provence region. From here, we take a leisurely drive along the south face route of Mont St Victoire to visit Maison Grand Boise. This is the local produce and wine store from the Château. Whilst there you can enjoy a relaxing lunch, included with wine. The restaurant is simple, home cooked food specialising in seasonal produce. After lunch you have some time to shop as they have an excellent selection of local specialities. From here a short drive to the main vineyard - Château Grand Boise. This is an exceptional domaine with over 7 acres of vines facing the mountain. We visit the cellars to learn a little about the winemaking here and sample some of their excellent wines. In general in Provence, you will experience some of the best Rosé wines, but Château Grand Boise also offer an exceptional selection of rich red wines. You have the opportunity to purchase wine here. Afterwards, we head back to our starting point.
Language: English or French
The total duration of the tour is 8 hours, assuming pick-up in Aix-en-Provence, Marseille or Avignon. The order for the tour is flexible enough to take into account the starting point changing depending on your location. There is a scheduled break for lunch, price not included.
Pick-up & drop-off at either the Cruise Terminal in Marseille or your hotel in Aix-en-Provence, Marseille or Avignon. If your staying elsewhere we can coordinate a pick-up from your address. (There may be a suppliment payable)
Travel to all of the sites and destinations proposed with dedicated guide/driver & return to your hotel, address or the cruise terminal. This tour includes a three course bistro lunch at the Grand Boise with half a bottle of wine per person and afternoon wine tasting and visit to the cave in the afternoon. (excludes purchases of wines & food items)
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