Truffle Hunting Tour in Provence

Product ID: 9409

Discover the best truffles, organic olive and truffle oil of Provence

Tour type: Group, Duration: 2 Hours

This tour allows wine lovers and foodies to experience Provence away from the beaten track with one of France’s most historical countryside traditions. Go behind the scenes of the world’s most secretive business with this unique truffle hunting tour in Provence, France. 
With an english-speaking experienced guide you will be given a tour of a Provençal truffle plantation, where you will discover the secrets of truffle production and gain an insight into how truffles are cultivated and how truffle dogs are effectively trained. 
You will then get the chance to go on an exciting hunt for France's legendary black gold truffle. Foodies will love the chance to track down this renowned truffle with professional hunters to lead the way who will show you all of the tricks of the trade. 
Share in in the hunter’s exciting stories of success and sabotage while you discover how to recognise the differences between a real Provençal tuber melanosporum and its inferior Chinese counterparts. Then learn how to properly clean, store and cook with truffles from the French experts. 
After the hunt, you will then get to indulge in a...

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This tour allows wine lovers and foodies to experience Provence away from the beaten track with one of France’s most historical countryside traditions. Go behind the scenes of the world’s most secretive business with this unique truffle hunting tour in Provence, France. 
With an english-speaking experienced guide you will be given a tour of a Provençal truffle plantation, where you will discover the secrets of truffle production and gain an insight into how truffles are cultivated and how truffle dogs are effectively trained. 
You will then get the chance to go on an exciting hunt for France's legendary black gold truffle. Foodies will love the chance to track down this renowned truffle with professional hunters to lead the way who will show you all of the tricks of the trade. 
Share in in the hunter’s exciting stories of success and sabotage while you discover how to recognise the differences between a real Provençal tuber melanosporum and its inferior Chinese counterparts. Then learn how to properly clean, store and cook with truffles from the French experts. 
After the hunt, you will then get to indulge in a fantastic tasting of fresh truffle hors d'oeuvres, Champagne and a tasting of our organic Les Pastras olive and truffle oil. This perfect combination will create a real feast for the senses!
Whether summer or winter you can go on a truffle hunt, sample delicious truffles, world-class Champagne and rich olive and truffle oil. This is a unique and unmissable experience for any Winerists looking to explore and discover Provence. 

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About this activity

Opening Hours

Weekdays: 4 PM (winter) 6 PM (summer) Saturdays and Sundays at flexible hours, by reservation.

Group size

4 - 12

Languages

English

The meeting point

Rendezvous at Les Pastras,

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Includes

  • English-speaking Champagne guide 
  • Assortment of fresh truffle hors d'oeuvres 
  • Organic Les Pastras olive and truffle oil tasting
  • Transportation

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Cancellation Policy

Guests can cancel up to 24 hours prior to the start of the tour without penalty. After that, the penalty is 50% of the total.

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Organized by

Johann Pepin

We are a Franco-American couple who moved to the South of France from Chicago in 2003 to take over the family vineyard, leaving behind our jobs in finance and public relations for fresh air, starry skies and organic farming. We believe in respecting the environment, that's why we use no chemicals and let mother nature provide the water for our plants. Our 11 hectares produce grapes, olives, apricots, cherries, plums, apples, pears, pomegranates, figs, almonds, hazelnuts and black winter truffles.


Testimonials

"Our truffle hunt and tasting was so much more than we expected, even better than the glowing reviews. Johann & Lisa obviously love the land and love what they do, and their enthusiasm shines through. They're great hosts who make you feel like old friends and we can't wait to visit again." -Norm & Vicki Lionberger, Kansas City

"When in Provence, France - this is where you go and what you do. Cannot recommend it highly enough, cannot think of a better way to spend a part of your day, and cannot imagine that you could meet two more delightful and generous people, than Lisa and Johann. This experience was completely enlightening, and a highlight of my week in the endless wonderland that is Provence." - Natalie Moir, Melbourne, Australia

"An exceptional experience. Truffles have long been an enigma especially in our lives, much read very little touch and taste for us. Our Truffle Hunt at Les Pastras gave us hands on touch and taste what an experience!!! Our hosts Lisa and Johann were charming, informative and a pleasure to be with. Even if you are a die-hard Truffle connoisseur this special day should not be missed." -Lovonne, Menerbes, France

"During our splendid 3 week long trip in Provence in August 2013, we made the visit to Les Pastras for the truffle-hunting tour on the Pepin vineyard/farm, and the four of us considered it one of the major highlights of our trip.Johann, accompanied by his expert truffle-hunter and the two truffle-hunting dogs, guided us through a detailed explanation of the history, challenges, and rewards of truffle-hunting. It was intriguing to learn the regional and horticultural components of the profession and just how to spot a good place to bring the dogs to go digging! On our trip, we uncovered about 7 summer truffles. Johann also gave us a tour through their olive groves explaining the many aspects of olive trees in Provence. Johann was extremely patient with all of our questions, and we never felt rushed. Upon returning to the farmhouse, his wife, Lisa had prepared several small plates using truffles in different combinations of cheeses, salt, breads...some savory and some sweet...all delicious and went done well with the champagne. The farm and fields is a beautiful setting and Lisa and Johann are very passionate about their lives and investment in their work...as well as being candid about the more challenging aspects of it. A home run and not to be missed - would highly recommend to any friends visiting the Bouches-du-Rhone and Vaucluse regions of Provence!" -Alison Duncan, USA

"Our tour & tasting was a highlight of the trip! Thanks so much & here's to an amazing winter truffle season too!" -Maureen & Billy, USA

"We had a fantastic truffle hunt. Lisa and Johann were lovely hosts and we all really enjoyed ourselves." -Debbie C., Sydney, Australia

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