Discover the 17th- and 18th-century beauty and charm of Aix, followed by a hands-on workshop in French pastry-making led by a professional chef. On your guided drive to Aix, get tips on the best places to dine and shop. Then spend the next couple of hours exploring the former capital of Provence. Stroll tree-lined Cours Mirabeau, with its elegant mansions and fountains. Enjoy free time meandering the cobblestone streets of the Old Town. Stop for a typical Provençal lunch. Try bouillabaisse, a delicious fish stew, or authentic ratatouille, a mouthwatering mélange of tomatoes, onions, zucchini, eggplant, peppers, garlic and herbs.Then join your group at the L’Atelier des Chefs, where you will learn the art of Provençal and French pastry-making in a relaxed, convivial setting. Your professional chef will guide you on proper techniques as you create sublime sweets. Perhaps you’ll master using a pastry bag, or learn how to whisk cream or make a gorgeous custard. What’s more, you’ll get to take your delicious creations, beautifully packaged, back with you.
• Explore Aix on your own: Gaze at elegant mansions and cascading fountains, stroll the cobblestone streets of the Old Town.
• Provençal lunch: Try pastis, an aniseed-flavored aperitif, plus famous regional dishes such as bouillabaisse or ratatouille.
• L’Atelier des Chefs: Learn the art of French pastry-making from a professional chef; take back your tasty creations.
What to Bring:
• SeaPass card and photo identification
• Sun protection
• Cash/credit cards
What to Wear:
• Light clothing
• Hat and sunglasses
• Comfortable walking shoes
• Consider physical fitness and medical history when selecting tour.
• Tour may involve extensive walking.
• Guest must be of legal age to consume alcohol.
• Shops may be closed on Sundays and national holidays.