Farmers Market Tour & Cooking Class

An Entertaining Morning Experiencing the French “Art de Vivre”
Market Visit + Cooking Class + Authentic French Lunch!

Market Tour & Cooking Class with Mathilde

Every Wednesday + Other days on request
9h45 am to 2 pm (4h)
Maximum 8 participants
105€ / person

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A warm welcome awaits guests in Mathilde’s professional cooking studio, located in the heart of historic Aix-en-Provence.  A relaxed, colorful space will put you at ease, as your bilingual chef encourages you to create wonderful farm to table dishes using seasonal, local ingredients.  These culinary experiences are organized in small groups, with a maximum of 8 participants, around a central kitchen island, so that everyone can get in on the action and enjoy the friendly atmosphere of your hands on cooking classes.

We start the morning with a visit to the traditional Aix en Provence farmers market, which ensures a daily supply of fresh seasonal ingredients, and where will enjoy a couple of surprise tastings, as well as an introduction to the history of the town.  Then, it’s only a 5 minute walk to our cooking school!  Upon arrival, you will be treated to a coffee and then set to work creating delicious aromas and a tasty lunch.

We use these cooking tours to put the accent on the French « Art de Vivre », or special French lifestyle, using traditional Provencal recipes, and a modern influence, while following the seasons.  Simplicity, flavor and fresh ingredients are the keys to family style French cooking.

At the end of our cooking class, we slow down and share the meal together, pairing it with local wine.  Stopping for lunch is a centuries’ old tradition and a way of life in France and you will experience this, like local families do. All meals are designed to be easily replicated at home and recipes will be given to you at the end of this truly French cooking class.

Check the program and menus on L’Atelier Cuisine de Mathilde web site by clicking here. The website will allow you to reserve directly or you may send us a request using the Tastes of Provence link here.

Note :

  • A friend is welcome to join just for the meal at a cost of 50 Euros.
  • Private cooking courses can be organized with a minimum of 4 people.
  • We use an automated booking system that will send you a “generic” confirmation, followed by a friendly reminder the night before your farmers market tour and cooking class.
Note on tour dates
Please be aware that we do not offer public tours during the months of November to March.  We will, however, be delighted to welcome you on a private basis during the winter season, for a minimum of 2 guests.  Please enquire about private tours through our Reservations page here.