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Truffle Hunting & Tastings at a Provençal Farm

By Les Pastras
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Features

Free cancellation available
2h 30m
Printed Voucher
Instant confirmation
Multiple languages
Cleanliness and safety

Cleaning and safety practices

Contactless tickets
Vehicles and venues disinfected
Personal safety equipment

Highlights

  • Chance to hunt for black Perigord truffles near oak trees

  • Insight into the secretive truffle industry & how they grow

  • Search led by expert truffle hunter & specially trained dogs

  • Stories, tips & tricks for finding & distinguishing truffles

  • Delicious truffle hors d'oeuvres to enjoy with champagne

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About this activity

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Guided truffle hunting tour

  • What's included

    Appetizers and champagne

  • What's included

    Live tour commentary provided in English

  • What's excluded

    Transportation

Know Before You Book

  • Children 9 and younger are not allowed.

  • This activity takes place near Cadenet, approximately 30 minutes from Aix-en-Provence.

  • At least 2 people are required for this activity to take place.


What you can expect

Delve into the secretive world of truffle hunting, seeking out nuggets of “black gold” at the base of ancient oak trees on an idyllic Provençal farm. Learn about this treasured product from an expert guide, and then savor the fruits of your labor with truffle-centric appetizers and a champagne toast.

Make your way to a picturesque property dotted with olive groves, fig trees, and rows of grapevines and meet your guide, a truffle-hunting pro and his 2 trained dogs. Truffles—unlike other fungi—thrive in the warm, sun-baked soil of Provence, and this farm is full of these flavorful, savory treasures.

Discover how truffles are cultivated, how they grow in the wild, and how truffle dogs are trained as you traipse across the hillsides and through the brush. Watch for “witch’s circles,” bare patches in the grass where truffles absorb all the nutrients in the soil, and hear captivating stories of sabotage along with tips and tricks for rooting out these highly prized tubers.

Dig up your own batch of tuber melanosporum and head back to the farmhouse, where you can grab a seat in the sun for a delicious aperitif. Learn how to distinguish authentic black Perigord truffles from “fake” Chinese truffles as you enjoy hors d’oeuvres like buttered bread with sliced truffle, truffle fries and burgers with foie gras, and truffle risotto along with a crisp glass of champagne and a tasting of the estate’s own olive oil and truffle oil.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

  • High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
  • Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants
  • Vehicles and venues kept vacant between travelers

Social distancing

  • Contactless ticket redemption
  • Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

  • Personal protective equipment worn by staff
  • Temperature checks available
  • Masks and gloves provided
  • Hand sanitizer provided
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Activity Location

  • Les Pastras
  • Cadenet 84160

Meeting/Redemption Point

    • Les Pastras
    • Cadenet 84160

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