Available: For individual cabin bookings with a minimum of 6 participants or for Private Charter / Departure Date of your choice
Special Cruise program includes:
Morning at the Cooking School of La Mirande
Session will take place in the kitchen of the nineteenth century of this prestigious establishment well known of lovers of Avignon. The best chefs in the region will make you discover their art, around a huge wooden table, aprons, data sheets are provided. One of the peculiarities of this cooking class: you will cook over the wood fire, as well the starters, the dishes, and also the desserts.
After this immersion, it will be time to taste your achievements accompanied by wines selected by the sommelier of La Mirande.
Discovery of the French "terroir" with special wine cellar visits
Our wine master leads you, first to Tavel Grand Cru Côtes du Rhône located on the right bank, between Avignon and the Pont du Gard. It is on a terroir of Lauzes, pebbles, sand and pebbles that express the grape varieties that will create the wines of Tavel, famous for their rosés. The Domaine de la Mordorée, flagship of the appellation AOC Tavel Contrôlé, opens its doors and reveals its secrets of elaboration. We will taste rosé Tavel, but also white Lirac because the appellation is close to Tavel’s one.
For our second visit, we reach the village of Chateauneuf du Pape, its world-renowned red wines, an exceptional terroir on rolling hillsides that stretch along the banks of the Rhône. It was the Popes in the 14th century who started to grow up the vines. The AOC Chateauneuf de Pape appellation includes several towns: Chateauneuf du Pape, Bédarrides, Courthézon, Sorgues and Orange.
It is at the Domaine de Beaurenard that we will discover the taste of this appellation, if it is the red grape varieties that dominate the culture, the white wine is no less excellent.
With seven generations of vine growers, the Domaine de Beaurenard produces Chateauneuf du Pape red and white in the purest tradition of production.
With a clay-limestone soil covered with blond and round pebbles and a Mediterranean climate, the red wines of Chateauneuf du Pape are powerful and very aromatic, they are wines of guard.
Experience the most beautiful and largest local market of Provence at Saint Remy de Provence
This market is a delight for the eyes, stalls of fruits, herbs, spices, olives, oils, vegetables, honey, flowers, fabrics, antiques … all in the old town of Saint Remy.
This special outing will also include a visit visit to a local oil mil -- the mill Castelas at Les Baux de Provence.
Here, you will discover the true character of the Alpilles region, and four varieties of olives: Salonenque, Aglandau, Grossane and Verdale, which are typical of the AOP Baux de Provence.
After seeing how the oil is made, from harvest to grinding and extraction of the oil, will come the time of the tasting. You will appreciate the different flavors and the complexity of their olive oils which are regularly awarded at the Concours Général Agricole in Paris.
Cooking class with Jean-Luc Rabanel (2* Michelin Chef)
Jean-luc Rabanel is a colorful chef, he is passionate and passionate, he proposes a very technical cooking cooking, but it is especially what he calls ‘the cooking of alive’ healthy and which makes the most of of the plant.
Your time with him will be a complete immersion, starting at 9:30 AM at the same time as the "brigade" arrives in the kitchen...a real discovery of how the cooking of a great starred chef works.
Introduction to "Les Costières de Nîmes" wines
A special welcome awaits you at Château l’Ermitage AOP, property of the family Castillon for three generations which extends over 80 hectares on the Mediterranean slope overlooking the Camargue.
In the summer it benefits from a micro marine climate, this sea breeze allows to preserve the freshness of the wines and to increase the aromatic pallet of the grape varieties. The first cellar of the Château was built in 1800. The Château produces red, white and rosé wines that are recognized internationally in more than 20 different countries. We will taste white wines, red wines raised in oak barrels and fresh and fruity rosé wines.