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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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This was a blast!!

Last year, four of us hired the guys from Les Pastras to take us mushroom hunting. We had so much... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Austin, Texas
Unmissable if you love truffles

This was the highlight of our time in Provence! Our host, Johann, gave us a fantastic insight into... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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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Cadenet, France
+33 6 26 05 30 49
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Last year, four of us hired the guys from Les Pastras to take us mushroom hunting. We had so much fun and learned so much we decided to let them take us on a truffle hunt this year. Again, it was a real learning experience...More

Thank tbuckle2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the highlight of our time in Provence! Our host, Johann, gave us a fantastic insight into truffle farming, including the fascinating biology of the truffle. This was followed by truffle hunting with two dogs, Eclair and Mirabelle; my daughter loves truffles and dogs,...More

Thank dc0i
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Three generations of our family spent the most superb day at Les Pastras. When your family ranges in age from 75 years to 5 months, it is hard to come up with an activity that will delight both young and old. However, Les Pastras fit...More

1  Thank iveyguy
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

This place was incredible!!!! My boyfriend and I had been looking at this for over a year and ended up flying to France for one day just to do this hunt at Les Pastras and we were so happy we did! Everything was just perfect...More

1  Thank Ally G
Reviewed 7 October 2017

Our group of six had a great, late afternoon truffle hunt with Johann. Aside from providing a wealth of information concerning truffles, their history, methods of hunting, etc., Johann was a wonderful, gracious host at his family's estate . Very funny guy who is clearly...More

Thank Scott R
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

This was an excellent experience, especially if you are a foodie who loves dogs. Johann was an excellent guide/host with a wealth of information on truffles, making olive oil and making honey. Watching the dogs (Eclair and Mirabelle) search for truffles was very special. Tasting...More

Thank SorryChica
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

I would have liked to have gone truffle hunting but it was only on offer in the evening and i didnt want to drive back in the dark. So I chose the grape stomp. Disappointing - only one other person there and the reality was...More

1  Thank Yvonne033
johann p, Owner at Truffle Hunting at Les Pastras, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2017

Dear Yvonne, We're very sorry to hear that you didn't have a good time at the grape stomp. Our web site clearly states that the grape stomp is for a minimum of 2, maximum of 14 guests. If you had wanted to know how many...More

Reviewed 26 September 2017

We had a great time truffle hunting with Johann and the dogs! The truffle hunting process is so fascinating -- from the elaborate training of the dogs, why truffle farmers no longer use pigs, the secretive nature of the truffle business, how the truffles grow,...More

Thank hjpage
Reviewed 24 September 2017

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

1  Thank wanderinggypsy33
Reviewed 17 September 2017

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
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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