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Truffle Hunting at Les Pastras

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Cadenet, France
+33 6 26 05 30 49
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My husband and I had the pleasure of joining this tour and throughly enjoyed it. Johann is... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Fairbanks, Alaska
Truffles + Johann = Delightful Adventure

The truffle hunt is worth a visit even if it takes a hour to get there (probably even longer... read more

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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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Reviewed 2 days ago

My husband and I had the pleasure of joining this tour and throughly enjoyed it. Johann is humorous, while being knowledgeable. We would highly recommend this tour! We enjoyed the 'smell/taste' of the spice contest too. The tasting of products was excellent too. You will...More

Thank wanderinggypsy33
Reviewed 1 week ago

The truffle hunt is worth a visit even if it takes a hour to get there (probably even longer). Johann has knowledge about truffles and more, and he shares in a most interesting way. You will have fun. Watching the dogs work to find the...More

Thank Bill738
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a very warm and friendly welcome from our hosts on a cold grey January day. The hunt was great fun and very interesting and the tasting afterwards was divine. I definitely recommend this trip it was worth every penny.

Thank Clare S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The owner is a wonderful host. The hunt is very interesting. My grandchildren were totally excited. After the hunt, we were served some truffles with champagne. We all totally enjoyed everything,

Thank Judith A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely fantastic. The tour was really interesting, engaging and expertly led. The truffle hunting itself (with dogs) was brilliant fun and very entertaining. All of this was rounded off with champagne and truffle tasting while enjoying a great view. It may seem a little pricey...More

Thank Lucy B
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Truffle hunting with Johann was an amazing, in depth experience into the world of truffles. Johann readily shares his wealth of knowledge about truffle farming and the history of his journey and the local area in Provence. All this is done in a very charming...More

1  Thank Arjen2040
Reviewed 31 July 2017

What: This is a fun excursion (probably most suitable for families, couples, and friends) to learn about truffles, hunt for truffles with some of the cutest dogs ever, and eat yummy truffle-related foods after a fun tour of a family farm. Positives: 1/ Tour was...More

Thank cleo407
Reviewed 30 July 2017

We had the most amazing experience with Johann and his truffle hunting tour. Johann was a fantastic, warm host and ran a superb, highly educational and fun tour that last 3-4 hours (which flew by!). We learned so much about the history of truffle hunting...More

Thank ruk00l
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

A wonderful evening of not only tasty truffle extravaganza, but a full education on the the challenges and expertise of growing truffles. Wonderful.

Thank Organicchocolate
Reviewed 20 July 2017

All of the reviews pretty much capture the great experience of Johann and his truffle hunt. So added details are the fun time you will have as he has a great sense of humor while extolling with pride his grandfather's experiences with the farm. You'll...More

Thank mljax
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Scott R
12 July 2017|
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Response from johann p | Property representative |
Dear Scott, Thank you for your interest in our activities. The truffle hunt is 70€ per adult and the grape stomp is 60€ per adult. We have availabilities on: September 25th: 10am grape stomp, 5pm truffle hunt September 28th... More
Christie M
31 March 2017|
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Response from johann p | Property representative |
Dear Christie, Our winter truffle hunting season goes from mid-November until mid-March, weather and truffles depending. December is a good time for truffle hunting. Feel free to contact us at pepin @ lespastras . com if... More
6 August 2016|
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Response from johann p | Property representative |
Thank you for your interest in Les Pastras. We can not be reached by public transportations so we recommend that you either rent a car or hire a chauffeur/driver, we can provide some recommendations if you need some. Kind... More