BLACK TRUFFLE COOKING WORKSHOP
January 21 to 25, 2013 (Completed)
January 20 to 24, 2014
2013 PARIS COOKING CLASSES
February 25 to March 1, 2013 (Completed)
March 11 to 15, 2013 (Completed)
March 25 to 29, 2013 (Completed)
April 8 to 12, 2013 (Completed)
2014 PARIS COOKING CLASSES
February 24 to 28, 2014
March 10 to 14, 2014
March 24 to 28, 2014 (Full - Waitlist)
2013 PROVENCE COOKING CLASSES
May 26 - 31, 2013 (Special private class - Full)
June 9 to 14, 2013 (Places available)
June 23 to 28, 2013 (Places available)
September 8 to 13, 2013 (Full)
September 22 to 27, 2013 (Full - Waitlist)
2014 PROVENCE COOKING CLASSES
June 8 to 13, 2014
June 22 to 27, 2014
September 7 to 12, 2014
September 21 to 26, 2014
What airport is the closest to Vaison?
The airports at Lyon and Marseille are approximately two hours from Vaison. The Nice airport is about three hours away. There are small airports also at Avignon and Nîmes, both nearby cities, with direct links to Brussels, London (not the major airports), Liverpool and Southampton (England).
There are direct TGV connections from Nice, Marseille and Lyon to the Avignon TGV station. From Lyon the connection is direct from the airport. At the other two cities you must take a taxi or bus from the airport to the train station.
What train station is closest to Vaison?
Avignon is about an hour away from Vaison. Because rental car facilities are extensive and convenient at the new TGV station, when reserving, Avignon-TGV is preferable to the old station, Avignon-Centre. You may also want to consider arriving in Orange, which is closer to Vaison but has few facilities like car rental.
Do I need a car in Provence?
You will need transportation, so a car is highly recommended for your convenience while you are in Provence. Note that Chanteduc is a steep two-mile hike above Vaison-la-Romaine. If you choose not to rent a car, the taxi company we work with in Vaison is friendly and reliable for transportation to and from the train station or daily trips to Chanteduc if you desire.
Will transportation be included during the program?
Transportation is provided for any organized excursion.
How do I find train schedules and make train reservations from Paris or Nice?
Many students fly into either Paris or Nice and take the TGV (bullet train) to Avignon. The TGV trip to Avignon is approximately 3 hours, non-stop and inexpensive (as compared with a commuter flight to Avignon). The train can be a very pleasant way to see a lovely stretch of the French countryside. We recommend that you book first class TGV tickets as the accommodations are more spacious and the price difference is not great.
The TGV schedule and tickets are available online at: http://www.raileurope.com/us/. TGV tickets can be purchased approximately 90 days before the departure date. If you order in time, RailEurope will deliver your tickets to any U.S. address. We strongly recommend a direct connection with no changes. And if you'll be returning to Paris or other departure point, be sure you book round trip -- aller/retour in French, return in British English. Pay attention also to departure and arrival terminals -- Paris-CDG for the airport terminal, Gare de Lyon for the central station.