This is a tour unlike any other: there’ll be no getting lost in the maze of rooms that make up the Palais des Papes; nor dancing on Avignon Bridge. Avignon Gourmet Tours is, first and foremost, a tale of passion: Aurélie’s passion for Avignon, the city where she was born and raised, and gourmet Avignon, in particular, with its covered food markets, artisan food producers, old bakeries etc. In short, the tour reveals a surprising and unexpected Avignon, a haven for foodies.
Finally, a visit where you can discover the joys of Provence through its culinary heritage! Aurélie, who founded Avignon Gourmet Tours a few years ago, knows the city centre and its gourmet eateries like the back of her hand. She offers several visits for individuals and small groups, on set dates and/or by special reservation.
Gourmet tour of Avignon
Meet at 9am, at a set location, Tuesday to Saturday, for a 3.5 hour walk through the city; but don’t worry, the time goes by in a flash! You’ll discover some of Avignon’s finest artisans, from the oldest bakery in the city to the youngest, nationally recognised, chocolate maker; you’ll taste a Châteauneuf-du-Pape wine and end with a visit to the covered markets and a delicious aperitif. From 2 to 8 people.
Price for general public: €59, includes walking tour, chance to taste 10 local products, 2 Provençal olive oils and a Châteauneuf-du-Pape wine.
Tour of city and covered market
Walking tour of the city including a visit to the covered market and numerous tasting-discovery sessions; Tuesday to Saturday throughout the summer (prior booking required). Duration: 3 hours, from 9am to midday. From 2 to 8 people.
Price for general public: €45, includes walking tour, chance to taste 8 local products, 2 Provençal olive oils and a Rhône Valley wine.
Fine food and wine day
This day combines a morning exploring Avignon’s gourmet cuisine with Aurélie and an afternoon visiting the Châteauneuf-du-Pape vineyards with Romain.
Price for general public: €140/Person, including all tasting sessions and transport.
Because the day includes visits to small-scale artisans and food producers, these tours are only open to small groups (maximum of 12 people)
Aurélie is also a qualified professional guide and, as such, offers cultural tours of Avignon.
All rates quoted are public rates and tour operators are entitled to receive a commission.
Avignon Gourmet Tours
Aurélie – T. +33 (0)6 35 32 08 96
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