Unique things to do in Bouches-du-Rhone
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No Diet Club - Unique food tour in Marseille !
NOT YOUR BASIC FOOD TOUR ! (All food is included) After Paris, Bordeaux and Nice, we found ourselves obligated to take over the sunny city of Marseille ! Certainly being the most cosmopolitan city of France it definitely shows in the plate. We have walked and gone through each little pathway and road to offer you the best selection possible. Provençal specialties of course but not just that ! Artisanal ice cream, homemade “daube” and aïoli sandwiches, the best handmade panisses of the city, the famous Marseille shuttles, almond macarons, delicious food staples from Tunisia, amazing fish burger and more ! (The tastings may vary) (VEGETARIANS ARE WELCOME) ▶ What we do offer ✔ - Many tastings to share - Local specialties but not just that - A beautiful stroll by foot and little boat ride - Fun - Crappy jokes - Smiles - A list of recommendations in Marseille - New friends from all over the WORLD
The Urban Hike of Marseille
You want to know everything about Marseille and its culture? Come with me, I'll tell you by walking through the heart of the city. In doing sport for visiting, in nourishing body & soul! Follow me for a sunny and sporty 8 to 10 kms hike and I will make you discover and enjoy Marseille differently: - Reveal its History and Geography, heritage and treasures, funny stories and true historical facts, go back in time through old & contemporary documents and maps. - Let's go find the quiet spots of Marseille, reveal hidden beauties, stride along narrow streets only known by inhabitants. - Unearth various and surprising architectural patterns of housing, which are contemporary milestones of a deep and complex History. - Climb stairs up to be offered amazing views, make some nice detours to beat the crowds, find the right spots to get global points of view which help us understand the structure of the city. If you like to contemplate, if you appreciate the beauty of simple things, if you want to exercise body and mind, then you will be delighted by this 5-star sporty guided tour in the heart of our beautiful 2600-year-old city! Don't hesitate to ask me all your questions, I'm here to guide you!
Slow Food- Cook like a Provençal chef
Join me for a traditional Provençal cooking class at my XVII century family farmhouse. We will meet at my house at 10am. I will introduce you to this family place and talk about the history of this Mas (old farm in Provençal language) and the history of the region. Together, we will then prepare a four course meal (starter - main course - cheese - desert ) using seasonal and local ingredients. Some of them will come directly from our garden. During the class you will taste our Olive oil, homemade jams and of course local wines paired with the menu. Lunch will be prepared in my personal kitchen and will be served on a terrasse shaded by oak trees overlooking our Olive trees. We only use local and seasonal produce so the recipes will change with the seasons. Alongside Provençal recipes we also teach fusion inspired cooking, creating dishes that are inspired by local produce and spices from around the world. We will finish the class and lunch around 3pm. The farmhouse is located 45 mins from Aix en Provence and 50mins from Avignon, 45 mins from Saint Rémy de Provence, 10 minutes from the beautiful village of Lourmarin. Other things to note Please let me know in advance if you have any kind of allergies of dietery requirements. Keep in mind that this is an old building with many stairs.
Wine Tasting of Bandol Wines & Visit of Cellar
We will start about a wine tour of the winery, around 30 minutes, in which we will explain the different process of wine-making of our products. We will go then to wine tasting, in which we will taste our Vin de Pays du Caume & Bandol Wines (Rosé, Red & White wines). 3 Vin de Pays & 3 Bandol Wines will be tasted.
Sailing Trip on a Catamaran in Marseille Bay
THIS IS A DISCONNECTED EXPERIENCE. Smartphones are turned off at boarding. You will embark on a 12-meter catamaran with François, a pro skipper, and quickly go underway, sails only, no engines, to experience the poetry of gliding on the water in silence. Help welcome ! Only if you wish, you can participate in boat manoeuvres and learn how a sailboat works and is safe. After a 1.5-hour, the boat will anchor in a calanque in the Frioul archipelago or the Côte Bleue, depending on the wind direction on that day. You will then be able share a drink, have a bath, paddleboard riding or just chill out. Note: It is a unique experience on a beautiful boat, in a warm atmosphere and an extraordinary landscape. Under the shade of the sails, in silence, your ability to marvel at the beauty of the sea will make a difference. François will do his best to make this to happen and it usually works wonderfully ! The sea makes us happy, allows to meet ourselves and the others. We will be back at Port de l'Estaque.

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Provencal Market Tour
We will do a tour of the marché Richelme and the marché des Prêcheurs. These farmers marchés (market) are the best ones in Aix en Provence. Here's the list of some of what's sold at the maket: produce (fruits &vegetables) (marché Richelme & Prêcheurs) special meats (Corsican) (marché Prêcheurs) lavender (marché Richelme & Prêcheurs) spices (marché Prêcheurs) clothes (marché Prêcheurs) Great prepared lunch food at marché des Prêcheurs. Come and experience a true french & provençal experience of a marché!
Calanques Cassis hike with swimming
/!\Possibility of carpooling from Cassis train station accessible from Marseille in 25 min Can't find the available time on the calendar? If you have any questions, let me know! -- The proposed hike is a 6 km crossing of 3 Calanques that looks like Mediterranean fjords : Port-Miou, Port-Pin, and one of the most famous En-Vau. From Cassis you will start by exploring the Calanque of Port-Miou. Along 1400 m, it houses a marina and contains a rich heritage: former operating place of a limestone quarry, underground river... all of which will be brought to your attention. Always along the coast, you will continue to reach the Calanque of Port-Pin, marks the entrance to the Marseille territory! This winding calanque is home to a pretty pebble cove with turquoise waters... where you can, if you like, taste the freshness of its waters during a break of 30 minutes This is where we will start to reach a little altitude, which will take you gradually up to 90 m above sea level, to the En-Vau lookout point, revealing its beach below, buried between the high cliffs... Whow !
No Diet Club - Unique food tour in Marseille !
NOT YOUR BASIC FOOD TOUR ! (All food is included) After Paris, Bordeaux and Nice, we found ourselves obligated to take over the sunny city of Marseille ! Certainly being the most cosmopolitan city of France it definitely shows in the plate. We have walked and gone through each little pathway and road to offer you the best selection possible. Provençal specialties of course but not just that ! Artisanal ice cream, homemade “daube” and aïoli sandwiches, the best handmade panisses of the city, the famous Marseille shuttles, almond macarons, delicious food staples from Tunisia, amazing fish burger and more ! (The tastings may vary) (VEGETARIANS ARE WELCOME) ▶ What we do offer ✔ - Many tastings to share - Local specialties but not just that - A beautiful stroll by foot and little boat ride - Fun - Crappy jokes - Smiles - A list of recommendations in Marseille - New friends from all over the WORLD
Cooking workshop with Vic
For this workshop, I open the doors of my kitchen and my world to you.... Welcome to my home! Here, the key words are: deliciousness, sharing and generosity! When you arrive, we'll get to know each other over a cup of tea and a delicacy I've prepared especially for you. Then it's off to the cooking workshop, for which I'll provide you with all the necessary equipment, including a chef's apron. Together, we'll prepare a typically French dish and dessert, using seasonal produce from our beautiful Provence. During this workshop, we'll discover different cooking techniques, and I'll give you tips and well-kept secrets from our grandmothers. Our experience will end around the dining table, where we'll taste together the dishes we've made during the workshop. See you soon
The Urban Hike of Marseille
You want to know everything about Marseille and its culture? Come with me, I'll tell you by walking through the heart of the city. In doing sport for visiting, in nourishing body & soul! Follow me for a sunny and sporty 8 to 10 kms hike and I will make you discover and enjoy Marseille differently: - Reveal its History and Geography, heritage and treasures, funny stories and true historical facts, go back in time through old & contemporary documents and maps. - Let's go find the quiet spots of Marseille, reveal hidden beauties, stride along narrow streets only known by inhabitants. - Unearth various and surprising architectural patterns of housing, which are contemporary milestones of a deep and complex History. - Climb stairs up to be offered amazing views, make some nice detours to beat the crowds, find the right spots to get global points of view which help us understand the structure of the city. If you like to contemplate, if you appreciate the beauty of simple things, if you want to exercise body and mind, then you will be delighted by this 5-star sporty guided tour in the heart of our beautiful 2600-year-old city! Don't hesitate to ask me all your questions, I'm here to guide you!
Slow Food- Cook like a Provençal chef
Join me for a traditional Provençal cooking class at my XVII century family farmhouse. We will meet at my house at 10am. I will introduce you to this family place and talk about the history of this Mas (old farm in Provençal language) and the history of the region. Together, we will then prepare a four course meal (starter - main course - cheese - desert ) using seasonal and local ingredients. Some of them will come directly from our garden. During the class you will taste our Olive oil, homemade jams and of course local wines paired with the menu. Lunch will be prepared in my personal kitchen and will be served on a terrasse shaded by oak trees overlooking our Olive trees. We only use local and seasonal produce so the recipes will change with the seasons. Alongside Provençal recipes we also teach fusion inspired cooking, creating dishes that are inspired by local produce and spices from around the world. We will finish the class and lunch around 3pm. The farmhouse is located 45 mins from Aix en Provence and 50mins from Avignon, 45 mins from Saint Rémy de Provence, 10 minutes from the beautiful village of Lourmarin. Other things to note Please let me know in advance if you have any kind of allergies of dietery requirements. Keep in mind that this is an old building with many stairs.
Calanque bleue by train swim
- Go to Saint Charles station because it is by train that we will reach the coves of the blue coast through tunnels and viaducts. - We reach the small port of Ensues la Redonne at the start of the customs path which we cover to reach the beach of Figuiére and its almost perfect cove. Swimming in blue waters. - We continue towards the double cove of Mejean and its micro village. - This is where the wild coast begins with its cliffs and superb marine reefs. We arrive at the cove of Everine facing the island of the same name. The place is ideal for mask and snorkelling, among the most beautiful seabed in the region. - Finally it is the Jonquier cove and its turquoise waters to arrive at the small port of Niolon clinging to the cliff, perfect place for a refreshment before taking our little train back to its improbable station. Other things to note It is better to know how to swim, take enough water! Otherwise the ride does not require special skills, the cumulative elevation positive / negative is around 350 meters more a long ride than a hike. Fans of organic green clay baths with sea salt will be delighted!
Wine Tasting of Bandol Wines & Visit of Cellar
We will start about a wine tour of the winery, around 30 minutes, in which we will explain the different process of wine-making of our products. We will go then to wine tasting, in which we will taste our Vin de Pays du Caume & Bandol Wines (Rosé, Red & White wines). 3 Vin de Pays & 3 Bandol Wines will be tasted.
Sailing Trip on a Catamaran in Marseille Bay
THIS IS A DISCONNECTED EXPERIENCE. Smartphones are turned off at boarding. You will embark on a 12-meter catamaran with François, a pro skipper, and quickly go underway, sails only, no engines, to experience the poetry of gliding on the water in silence. Help welcome ! Only if you wish, you can participate in boat manoeuvres and learn how a sailboat works and is safe. After a 1.5-hour, the boat will anchor in a calanque in the Frioul archipelago or the Côte Bleue, depending on the wind direction on that day. You will then be able share a drink, have a bath, paddleboard riding or just chill out. Note: It is a unique experience on a beautiful boat, in a warm atmosphere and an extraordinary landscape. Under the shade of the sails, in silence, your ability to marvel at the beauty of the sea will make a difference. François will do his best to make this to happen and it usually works wonderfully ! The sea makes us happy, allows to meet ourselves and the others. We will be back at Port de l'Estaque.
Private Photo Session in the Lavender Fields
I offer you a private photo session in the heart of Provence, with the famous Lavender plateau in Valensole as a backdrop. In the middle of the lavender fields, under my lens you will experience a unique visual and olfactory experience in a sumptuous setting. For 45 minutes, I guide you throughout the session, to capture your most beautiful moments in a spontaneous atmosphere, whether you are alone, in a duo, with family or friends. This private experience takes place in a preserved area with for ethics the respect of the lavender and its environment. Experience available from mid-June to early August during the flowering period. Other availability on request.
Wine Tasting in the Heart of Aix en Provence
We will start the adventure by discovering the tasting techniques (sensory analysis: visual, olfactive, tasteful), grape varieties, wine making, the aromas of wine, as well as the history and much more... Afterwards, we will guide you through a tasting of 5 French wines accompanied by five French cheeses. Taste the sun, the aromas, the winemaker's know-how, while listening to the history of artisans and the Mediterranean land. Finally, ask us about the wine, Mediterranean cuisine, our favorite restaurants and all the must-see food and cultural experiences in the area. Other things to note All participants must be at least 18 years old.
Truffle hunting
Take a tour of a Provençal truffle plantation, learn how truffles are cultivated and truffle dogs are trained, and go on a hunt for France's elusive "black gold" with professional hunters who know all the tricks of the trade.  Tours are followed up with fresh truffle hors d'oeuvres, Champagne and a tasting of our organic olive and truffle oil, truffle salt, truffle honey with truffle ice cream. Other things to note Our clients either bring their own car, rent a car or hire a chauffeur/driver to come to our property. We don't have public transportation to our place. Uber & taxi are not available to drive you back.
Aix foodie tour
Interested in food and want to learn more about all the delicacies Aix has to offer? If so, let me be your guide on a tour of some of the best food spots in Aix. You will get the best of what Aix has to offer accompanied by a bilingual guide who knows Aix like the back of his hand. Once you book the tour, I will get in touch with you shortly there afterwards to see if you or anyone in your party has allergies or food preferences. Example of a possible tour: Puyricard Chocolaterie (amazing, locally-made French chocolate) Posi Cosi (exquisite Sicilian pastries and gelato) L'Épicerie aux Huiles (sample local olive oils) Léonard Parli (calissons - an Aix specialty) La Méduse (finish off the tour with a glass of wine and some nibbles) Santé
Colours of Aix, a walking/painting tour of the city
Discover the city of Aix through the eyes of an artist, join Madeleine, a professional artist and art historian on this unique exploration of Aix! Follow in the footsteps of Cezanne, known as ‘The Father of Modern Painting’ and uncover the secret of the light of Provence that has inspired artists for centuries. Dive into a full sensory experience of Aix as we discover the sights and sounds through our own colorful compostions. There will be three main sites where we stop to capture the beauty of the city. Step by step guided painting and drawing advice will be given. Walk away with your very own impressions of Aix and create a beautiful memory to look back on. No prior sketching or painting experience needed! This tour is suitable for complete beginners, those with years of painting experience and for anyone wanting to try something completely different. Themes include history, art history, architecture and painting and drawing guidance. A general historical overview of the city will be given as we go, as well as local tips on where to eat and what to see and do around town! 

Drawing and painting materials can be provided with the option to bring your own sketch book and choice of materials. Feel free to reach out to me with requests for dates and tours other than the ones already listed!
Catamaran à voile dans l'Archipel du Frioul
Vous embarquerez sur un catamaran de 12 m avec François et prendrez la mer pour une navigation sous voile, moteurs éteints, pour goûter à la poésie de glisser sur l'eau en silence. Vous pourrez si vous le souhaitez, barrer, participer aux manoeuvres et apprendre le fonctionnement d'un bateau à voiles et sa sécurité. Après 1h30 environ de route, le bateau mouillera l'ancre dans une calanque de l'archipel du Frioul en fonction de la direction du vent ce jour-là et de la tranquillité du mouillage. Nous partagerons un verre et pourquoi pas… un bain de mer. Vous pourrez pratiquer le paddle ou le farniente. Note : Ce n’est pas une visite de lieux précis mais une navigation sous voile où la contemplation, le lâcher prise et l’écoute sont privilégiées. C'est une expérience unique sur un magnifique bateau, dans une ambiance chaleureuse et un cadre extraordinaire. À l'ombre des voiles et en silence, votre disposition à vous émerveiller de la beauté de la mer et des paysages, de la rencontre des gens à bord, fera la différence. Le skipper pro fera tout pour que ce soit réussi et ça fonctionne en général à merveille ! La mer rend heureux, permet de se rencontrer soi-même et les autres. Nous serons de retour au port du Mucem.