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Truffle Hunting at Les Pastras

#1 of 2 things to do in Cadenet Features Animals
Cadenet, France
+33 6 26 05 30 49
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Life is not complete without a Truffle Hunt at Les Pastras

Everyone knows Truffles have an intrigue that renders them a 'must try at least once in your life... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Shelley F
Robe, Australia
What an amazing experience!! An absolute highlight of our trip! Definitely and highly recommend!!

This was so awesome I don't even know where to start! My husband took me on this adventure for my... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Liz V
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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 6 days ago

Everyone knows Truffles have an intrigue that renders them a 'must try at least once in your life' thing. HOWEVER, going on an actual truffle hunt, on an actual farm, family owned and operated by the farmer who leads the hunt with real Truffle Dogs...More

Thank Shelley F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was so awesome I don't even know where to start! My husband took me on this adventure for my birthday which fell during our honeymoon, and it was the perfect way to spend such a special time! Johann is so welcoming and friendly, and...More

Thank Liz V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was looking to do a truffle hunt for my mother's birthday and in all honesty stumbled across Les Pastras! I can't tell you how delighted I am to write this review, because this day set the scene for one of the most memorable moments...More

Thank Rosh_1982
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I thought knew truffles but I was wrong. This highly educational and hands on experience was so much fun it was definitely one of the highlights of the trip for me. The team at Les Pastras are very welcoming and friendly. The dogs are a...More

Thank 77JAP
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I enjoyed ourselves immensely. We had a truly wonderful, engaging guide in Johann and his property is beautiful. It's a quintessentially Provencal experience, which we highly recommend!

Thank PresumedRyan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Johan and Lisa were amazing and gave us an experience we'll never forget! The whole morning was fascinating, interactive and topped off with DELICIOUS variations of truffle and copious amounts of champagne. HIGHLY recommended!

Thank jdelacroix
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A really massive thank you to Johan and Lisa (& Grandpere for his cameo appearance!). Seriously an incredibly fun and informative evening. We all learned so much and had such a great experience. The truffles and your other truffle products were amazing. The truffle ice...More

Thank jbelne
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

We were on our honeymoon trip and found this tour in google. Emailed the host 2 days before the tour and luckily they had one in our available time period. Liza and Johann are two awesome hosts, we learned a lot about organic farming, how...More

Thank Clara F
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

What an afternoon! Our family (boys aged 9 and 11) signed up for one of Johann's last winter truffle hunts of the season. After a gentle walk under the warm April sun, we learned that 1) dogs - not pigs - are used to find...More

Thank Hamish_Schmamish
Reviewed 8 March 2017

My partner and I love fine wines and good food. And we are pretty heavy on 'stuff' so for Christmas gifts I always like to treat my other (better?) half to an experience - ideally involving some culture, food, physical activity and travel. After previous...More

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Christie M
Is December a good time to do a truffle hunt?
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
If we are staying in Marsielle, what is the best mode of transportation to the farm? Train? Drive?
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
We are in St. Cannat,Provence from Aug. 20-26/16. What is the distance from there to you? Can we book a day at the last minute as we are uncertain of our plans? Ken
5 August 2016|
Response from johann p | Property representative |
Dear Ken, Thank you for your interest in truffle hunting at Les Pastras. We are only 30 minutes away from St Cannat. Since we have limited amount of people per tours, we suggest that you contact us as soon as you know your... More