Uzès & Marseilles
Immerse yourself for half the week in my French hometown of Uzès and half the week in the exciting port city of Marseille.
Uzès in the Languedoc region of Southern France is chic, historic, beautiful and full of southern craftiness. Surrounded by sleepy villages and ancient stone vineyards, the maps are so covered in vineyard signs, you can hardly read them. The area is also famed for its olive oil – everything is drenched in it. This region is dry, old, staunch and influenced by its closeness to Spain.
We’ll have cooking lessons in my home, vineyard and truffle visits, experience the famous Uzès Saturday market and embrace the fact that we never drink water in the South of France, only rosé.
Then, for a total contrast, we head to Marseille, Provence. The oldest port city in France, Marseilles is lively, sexy, independent and multicultural – it hits you between the eyes and is addictive. If Paris is the man you should have married then Marseille is the man to have a passionate affair with.
We will learn how to make their most famous dish – bouillabaisse fish soup, visit the fish market, enjoy exotic walking food tours of the old areas of Marseille, learn how to make chocolates and take a boat to dinner on the beach.
IMPORTANT: For this tour you must be physically fit and healthy with no mobility issues. There is a lot of walking involved.
2020 Uzès–Marseilles Tour
Uzès / Marseilles
26 June – 1 July
€ 3,575 per person
(based on twin share).
This includes 7 nights accommodation, Peta and our local guides, internal transport, cooking classes, entrances, all meals & wine with meals.
€495 single supplement subject to availability.
Maximum of 12 guests.
Our mission has always been to provide really authentic gastronomic and cultural experiences. We travel initially to lose ourselves and next to find ourselves, because travel cracks us open and so pushes us over all the walls and low horizons that habits and defensiveness set up.
Behind every person and every household is a story of local traditions and daily life in villages and towns. Traditional food is about ancestral memories and looking back and holding on to old cultures – it is profoundly about identity. Come with us and partake in the honesty, grace, generosity and fun that is a Peta Mathias tour. Suitable for fit and healthy gastronomic adventurers!