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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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An exceptional local experience not to be missed

All of the reviews pretty much capture the great experience of Johann and his truffle hunt. So... 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 yesterday

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

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Reviewed 5 days ago

This experience was really well done. The hosts take this seriously, and it shows First, truffles are really interesting (how/where they grow, how the find them etc) and if you think you know truffles because you occasionally get truffle in your pasta at a fancy...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The truffle hunt with Johann was definitely a highlight of our trip to Provence. Finding fun things to do with a 12 and 13 year old isn't easy and this one knocked it out of the park. Our kids loved it and so did we....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a great experience on a number of levels. Johann is an incredibly likeable, personable and entertaining host who gives you a very interesting narrative on the region and the truffle farming industry. You'll be in a relatively small group (10 of us in...More

Thank Tom A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife, 8-month old son and myself are truffle enthusiasts and visited Johann and the group at Les Pastras. They were all very friendly and gracious hosts. We were looking to just participate in a truffle hunt, and ended up getting more than we bargained...More

Thank dnabeta
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 31 May 2017

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 28 May 2017

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 27 May 2017 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

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Reviewed 25 May 2017

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!

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Scott R
11 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
30 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