Truffle Hunting at Les Pastras

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Truffle Hunting at Les Pastras

Truffle Hunting at Les Pastras
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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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Larissa Q
Dubai, United Arab Emirates79 contributions
Dec 2021 • Friends
Such an amazing experience! I never thought truffle hunting will be this fun. The tour was truly great, so informative, super friendly and the estate is very picturesque. You will learn everything about truffles and you also get to pet the cute friendly dogs, take loads of pictures and sample so much truffle at the end. I’ve never had as much fresh truffles as I did on this tour in my entire life. You can also purchase truffles and other home grown products from their farm such as honey, truffle olive oil and lavender oil. Merci Johann Pepin and your wonderful team for the grand memories.
Written 14 January 2022
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Auds19
14 contributions
Dec 2021 • Friends
Johann was very accommodating and ran the truffle hunting tour for us even though we were a party of two and there were no other groups for the day.

Reservations were super easy to make via email, and were followed up on by Les Pastras the day before via both text and email to confirm that the tour would be going ahead.

The place was not difficult to find with Google Maps.

Johann was very entertaining which made the entire tour educational, enlightening and very memorable. At the end of the tour we got to eat lots of truffles!

Finally, shoutout to the 3 best doggos (Mirabelle, Caramel and Eclair!) for finding many truffles that day 😊.

Am now considering going back for Olive and/or Wine season to try and the other tours (hopefully travel stays open), and would definitely recommend the Les Pastras experience to friends. 👍🏼
Written 24 December 2021
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EvH
1 contribution
Oct 2021 • Family
Absolutely amazing truffle tour and hunt…A highlight of our visit to the Luberon. Johann is a spectacular host - do not miss this experience!!
Written 21 November 2021
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brock6464
4 contributions
Oct 2021
I learned so much, way more than I expected.
I'll never look at truffles the same.
I highly recommend this experience during your Provence trip.
Written 5 November 2021
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jigregor
Dublin, OH200 contributions
Jul 2021
This was the surprise highlight of our week in Provence! It's what we still talk about and share with others the most - all we learned about the fascinating science, training and preparation that goes into growing and funding truffles! This is an entertaining mini-master class in the world of truffles - Johann is an engaging subject matter expert and story teller. After the knowledge you'll go out on a real world truffle hunt with specially trained dogs (adorable) and together find a harvest some truffles. Return to Johann's property on the farm to enjoy truffle based tapas, champagne and off the hook truffle ice cream with home made honey. And some more conversations and stories of course. From kids to grand parents, this would make a delightful experience. My wife doesn't care too much for truffles, but she loved the lighter summer truffles and she's the one telling our kids and friends all about this experience. Thanks Johann, it was a true pleasure!
Written 31 July 2021
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Evi M
1 contribution
Jul 2021 • Friends
For anyone looking for an amazingly fun AND informative evening (if not that then you can still go for the truffles) I would definitely go truffle hunting. You’ll have a nice host, delicious hors de ouvres, champagne to fill you up and even a new idea for your own truffle business if you

What are you waiting for? :)
Written 23 July 2021
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Iri
Barcelona, Spain1 contribution
Dec 2020 • Couples
The truffle hunting was a dream of mine quite for a while. And I m so happy that we have chosen Les Pastras. Amazing organization, beautiful views, cute dogs and a lot of delicious truffles 😋. Truffle ice cream is a bomb 💣. Now I m looking forward to bring my family and friends to this place. Strongly recommended. Writing and feeling a smell of truffle .. 😍
Written 3 February 2021
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Japan_Gaijin
Amsterdam, The Netherlands146 contributions
Dec 2020 • Friends
Visiting Las Pastras with friends on Christmas Eve was a highlight of the year. Las Pastras is pure joy and Johann was an exceptional guide / educator for our truffle hunting adventure. Johann demystifies and makes truffles accessible. I left with a new found appreciation and love for the not-so-humble mushroom.
Written 31 December 2020
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Renee R
20 contributions
Dec 2020 • Friends
The tour was very intimate and engaging. Johann explained all the different aspects of the truffle industry and then gave us a hands on experience of the hunt! To end the day we received deliciously crafted appetizers to truly understand the aroma and taste of truffles.
Johann was a wonderful and charming host. We left with sore cheeks from joyful laughter and bellies full of truffles and champagne.

P.S. the custom made truffle ice cream is what dreams are made of!
Written 24 December 2020
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JodyB
17 contributions
Jul 2020 • Couples
Great experience learning about truffles,hunting, and enjoying a variety of ways to eat truffles. Johann and Lisa are superb hostesses. A must do adventure !!
Written 30 July 2020
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