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Truffle Hunting at Les Pastras

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Address: Cadenet, France
Phone Number: +33 6 26 05 30 49
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Go behind the scenes of the world's most secretive business. Take a tour of...

Go behind the scenes of the world's most secretive business. 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. You'll be regaled with stories of successes and sabotage, and learn to tell the difference between the different types of French truffles and the "fakes" from China. Tours are followed up with a sampling of fresh truffle hors d'oeuvres, Champagne and a tasting of our Les Pastras olive and truffle oil. A real treat! Truffle Hunting Tour: Truffle hunt, truffle hors d'oeuvres, Champagne, olive and truffle oil tasting: 70€ per person (winter), 60€ per person (summer). Minimum of 2 people. Weekend tours at flexible hours, weekday tours at 6pm (summer) or 4pm (winter). Please book at least one week in advance. Summer season: May 1 - September 30* Winter season: November 15 - March 15* * Weather permitting 50% of the profits from Les Pastras products go to the One Family orphanage in Haiti

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Grape Stomp and Truffle tour

I was lucky enough to enjoy both of these events at this beautiful farm. Can't say enough good about this place and Johann and Lisa! They were knowledgeable, fun, and attentive... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 October 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

I was lucky enough to enjoy both of these events at this beautiful farm. Can't say enough good about this place and Johann and Lisa! They were knowledgeable, fun, and attentive! You won't be disappointed if you schedule a trip to this place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

I can't say enough good things about Les Pastras. I was here in late September with three girlfriends. We had an absolute blast with both the grape stomp and truffle hunt. Johann was friendly, knowledgable, and an all-around amazing host. Les Pastras has my highest recommendation -- a must-see if you're in the area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Les Pastras - les pleasurable. This highly productive & beautifully scenic farm near the magnificent village of Lourmarin is one of the best discoveries in France. Owned and expertly run by Johann & Lisa, a visit here offers a uniquely interactive, informative, entertaining & fun experience amongst the vines, fruit trees, bee hives & truffle fields surrounding their magnificent farmhouse... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Great experience for young and old! Our three young kids enjoyed as much as my husband and I! My folks treated us to an evening out during our stay in Lourmarin and this was perfect. Johann is a great host, knowledgeable and interesting. He did a good job of making truffles and all things related for the kids. The truffle... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I enjoyed an amazing day grape stomping at Les Pastras. Johann was an outstanding host- excellent English, a great sense of humor and pulled out all the stops to make us feel comfortable. It's an experience unlike any other. The views are spectacular, the peace and quiet is calming, and the activity is once in a lifetime.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

The truffle hunting experience was the highlight of our trip in south of France! Our host Johann was fantastic! He kept the whole group entertained through the tour. The champagne by the pool side along with the truffle delicacies was outstanding- truffle ice-cream was unbelievable. Learn't so much about truffles and now can't wait to adopt a truffle oak !

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

This was so much fun and our hosts Johann and Lisa are warm and welcoming. My friend and I were lucky enough to be in Provence in September so we were able to attend a grape stomp at Les Pastras in the morning and the truffle hunt in the evening. Both were so much fun and the food and wine... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

This was such a fun day with stomping grapes in the morning and returning in the evening for truffle hunting! Johann and Lisa could not possibly have been more gracious hosts and provided us with not one but two unforgettable adventures. They provided the most wonderful food, knowledge, and laughter and the day just flew by. If you want a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Truffle hunting at Les Pastras was a wonderful experience. Our host with the most (Johann) took us on a stroll around Les Pastras (The Pastures) a working organic farm. Johann provided us with a wealth of information about the land, truffle hunting plus the training methods used on the dogs. After hunting with the dogs we were entertained by Johann... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

We were a party of four and on our recent holiday to the South of France decided to go on this truffle hunt. Well we were not disappointed, it was such a great experience, you get a full history of the farm itself and the diversification into truffle hunting, it's a really interesting story. You then get to do some... More 

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