Truffle Hunting at Les Pastras

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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Nathalie B
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Feb 2023 • Family
Amazing expérience that we will never forget! I went twice with my parents, children and friend and all of us loved it! Everybody is so kind, all the informations are so interesting and the truffles … spectacular!
Written 3 February 2023
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May T
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Dec 2022 • Solo
Honestly my favorite part of my month-long vacation. The guys are entertaining but also I learned a lot. Adorable (yet hardworking) puppies and of course to taste the freshest truffle I could ever imagine. I’ve had truffles in Croatia but this was different. A truly wonderful way to spend the morning. I loved it so much I adopted a tree!
Written 8 January 2023
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paul g
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Nov 2022 • Family
Our family spent 4 weeks in France in Nov/Dec 2022. One of the most memorable and enjoyable highlights was the truffle hunting experience. In writing this review and reflecting on this with our family, It is the experience that we spend the most talking about and explaining the absolute excitement of the hunt, the food experience, the knowledge we gained, the beautiful surrounds and the listening to Johanns passion and love for his farm, family and industry.
This is a ‘bucket list’ item. Highly recommended.
Written 24 December 2022
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Maureen B C
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Sep 2022
We spent a wonderful week in Provence with friends and this tour was one of the highlights! Johann knows his truffles. His interesting and informative tour gave us the confidence to purchase, cook with and consume truffles like a pro. We would highly recommend this tour!
Written 2 November 2022
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Wanda D
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Oct 2022 • Friends
Loved our experience at Les Pastras! Johann was engaging, funny, informative and spoke wonderful English. The dogs were so cute and it was so fun to watch them find summer truffles. And the champagne and truffle tasting was great! Highly recommend!
Written 29 October 2022
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Marla T
Minneapolis, MN2 contributions
Sep 2022
The truffle hunt was both fun and informative and Johann is the perfect guide to the world of truffles. We totally enjoyed the history, economics and agriculture information that was shared. Did I mention we tasted truffles and champagne at the conclusion. This is a must if you are in the area.
Written 11 October 2022
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pashcraft
Rolling Hills Estates, CA7 contributions
Sep 2022
We spent a wonderful week in Provence, and our truffle hunting tour at Les Pastras was a highlight. Wonderful hosts, great dogs, and it was very educational too. The post-hunt tasting session was amazing. I highly recommend including this as part of your trip.
Written 11 October 2022
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MarieCologne
Paris, France3 contributions
Oct 2022 • Friends
They just love truffel and transferring their passion to guests. It is not just about the precious “mushroom”, or about the farming. It is about so much more: the love to nature, to the dogs, to good food and to people!
I will surely recommend it to friends and family. One of the best activities I have done in Provence!!
Written 9 October 2022
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LINDA B
Welwyn, UK40 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
We weren’t quite sure what to expect from this activity and we were totally impressed and pleased with how it went. It was very well organised and the group size was just right. It was such a fun thing to do but we learnt so much as well! We would definitely recommend it to anyone who is in the area. It took us an hour to get there and was totally worth it!! Lovely to meet the truffle dogs and the champagne and truffle snacks afterwards were excellent. There isn’t a lot of walking so it would be an easy activity for most people.
Written 25 September 2022
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Carpies2
Linz, Austria23 contributions
Jun 2022
Visiting Les Pastras in late June, with another couple, was the highlight of our 3 week holiday in France.

Johann gave us the most informative and interesting overview of the truffle industry – including the science, harvesting and marketing. We watched as his well trained dogs, led by Jean-Marc, found many truffles.

After our truffle hunt, Johann treated us to the most delicious truffles with cheese, champagne and organic honey infused truffle ice cream on his outdoor patio.
Booking the tour was very easy and Johann sent emails, prior to our visit, to ensure we had the proper directions. Note: Allow an additional 30 minutes travel time to make certain you arrive on time.
Written 19 September 2022
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