Travel to France

Picture yourself in a beautiful small hotel in the picturesque hillside village of Bonnieux, preparing for your cooking session with Pierre, a celebrated local chef.  His gleaming hotel kitchen overlooks vineyards with views of the neighboring hill town of Lacoste, topped by the castle ruins of the Marquis de Sade.

This storybook experience can be yours during a one-week immersion in French culture, cuisine and language available to a very few people,  Together we will prepare many wonderful meals in Chef Pierre's amazing kitchen.

Three different one week tours can be offered, each with a different focus; hiking, language or culinary.

Our 2020 and 2021 all inclusive travel packages* are now being planned.  Dates in September or October can be chosen to suit traveler desires.  September and early October are an ideal time to visit Provence.  The summer crowds are mostly gone, and the weather is normally sunny and pleasant with the heat of summer just a memory.

Bonnieux is the gateway to the Luberon, a French National Park.  Many other charming hill towns are within a 30 minute drive.  The Luberon was beautifully portrayed on the big screen in the 2006 release "A Good Year" starring Russell Crowe.  Much of the movie was filmed around the village of Bonnieux and in the nearby Chateau La Canorgue.  Their friendly tasting room is open to the public and many wonderful wines produced at the chateau can be purchased there. 

Bonnieux is very close to many wine caves, and wine tasting in Provence is a delightful and unique experience.  We will pair local wines with our evening meals to help guests discover what great French wine is all about.  Some of these wines are not available outside France and a few are only available locally.

Come with us while we visit the local market stalls, butcher and bread-maker each day to gather the ingredients for a great French meal prepared under the guidance of Chef Pierre and Chef Dawn.  Become part of village life and get to know some of Bonnieux's 1,400 residents.  Enjoy the cafes and restaurants, shops and artist galleries.  Shop the Bonnieux Friday morning market, then enjoy lunch that day in the hotel garden overlooking the pool.  Perhaps the weather will allow a swim!

*  Prices may vary based on travel date, itinerary and number in your party.

For more information on Provence, follow this link:  Provence.

For more information on the Luberon, follow this link:  Luberon.

Please join us for a memorable experience.  Contact Dawn at 1-206-455-1695 or
for a quote for Provence or Paris 2020 through 2022.
Call 206-420-3515
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Cooking Classes, Hiking or French Language with Chef Dawn in Provence
Dawn and David
Join us in Paris in 2020 or 2021.  We would love to show you our Paris,

  • Perhaps you may be interested in joining a french conversation group for an afternoon to try out your high school french with a welcoming group of french women.

  • Meet some french residents over a cafe lait and hear their experiences living in Paris on a retirement budget.

  • Visit a special museum with an english speaking french woman as your guide.

  • Shop the back streets or markets for a french bargain.

Let us help you discover the hidden charms of Paris to make the best of your limited time in the most romantic city in Europe.  Consider that Paris can also be the gateway to all of Europe using one of the worlds best rail sytems.
Provence Culinary/Hiking/Language Tours

  • Transfers from transfer location (Avignon or Marseille)
  • All meals, consisting of breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Accomodations
  • Any miscellaneous fees or other charges
  • Most gratuities

Not Included:
  • International Air and/or train to reach transfer location (Avignon or Marseille)
  • Single suppliments for guests requesting single accomodations