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Truffle Hunting at Les Pastras

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Address: Cadenet, France
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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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You MUST do this!!

The experience that Johann and Lisa provide is amazing. Their hospitality is warm and generous and their passion for what they do in contagious. Truffle hunting in the south if... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Our friends and I spent an afternoon with the owner, Johann, for an interesting truffle tour in his vast property. My husband got to bring the basket for the truffles the dogs will be able to hunt and find. We learned a lot from him and made me appreciate Truffles even more. It was just amazing to see Mirabelle and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The experience that Johann and Lisa provide is amazing. Their hospitality is warm and generous and their passion for what they do in contagious. Truffle hunting in the south if France is definitely one of the most authentic travel experiences of our holiday, and learning about such a mysterious and luxurious force of nature was well worth it. Don't think... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When you visit the Luberon, it's easy enough to go markets, or museums, or vineyards. BUT -- an afternoon at Les Pastras is 'hors classe' -- above it all. You'll meet 2 amazing, passionate people, and experience a hidden corner of Provence and the Luberon from their perspective. By the way, when Lisa serves truffles, its not just a quick... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Easily one of the best activities/tours we've ever done. My husband and I visited at the start of January and while it was cold, the weather didn't impact how great the experience was. Johann is so nice and friendly and explained everything in such a clear and entertaining way. Watching the dogs hunt and understanding the process behind truffle farming... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

We were a group of 4 on a cool late November afternoon. We watched the dogs hunting truffles while Johann explained how to train dogs to hunt truffles. He also explained where the truffles like to grow, signs around trees that you may have truffles growing and how you can purchase oak trees that have truffle spores on them. We... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 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 10 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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