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Gout et Voyage Founder Describes her Perfectly Provence Moments

French by birth, a traveller by nature, Martine Bertin-Peterson is a Marketing and Management Professor at the College of New Jersey. However, once classes wind down for the summer, Martine begins her bespoke Goût et Voyage tours in Provence.

 “What more can a man ask of heaven? If I should happen to die at Paris, I will beg of you to send me here, and have me exposed to the sun. I am sure it will bring me to life again.” Thomas Jefferson 3rd President, United States

Martine Bertin-Peterson @Goutetvoyage #Provence #Tours

Martine seems to feel the same way…these are her Perfectly Provence Moments (her local’s tips):


  • Spend time wandering the tiny hill towns of the Luberon – I love Oppede-le-Vieux, Bonnieux, Goult, Saignon.
  • Have dinner under the pergola in a chef’s home surrounded by locals.
  • Watch – really watch- the interaction between customers and vendors at a weekly food market.


The sweetest, just-picked strawberries from the market in Carpentras

Market Strawberries #Provence @PerfProvence

Or a perfect melon from Cavaillon.

Melons Market Day Cotignac #Cotignac #Var #Provence
Local cheeses selected by the merchant at the market to be perfectly ripe for today.

A pastis, best enjoyed in a small cafe in a small town while listening to the locals’ banter.


Have an apéro in a cafe and watch the world pass by.

Enjoy a leisurely 3-hour lunch under an umbrella or a big tree in the dappled sunlight.

Hotel de Caumont Garden @Culturespaces #AixenProvence @PerfProvence #HoteldeCaumont
Lounge by a pool surrounded by lavender and cypress trees with a glass of chilled rose.

Rosé#WinesofProvence Provence Wines @PerfProvence

Are you looking for the perfect gift for someone?

Consider booking a Goût et Voyage trip to Provence.

What is Included?

8 days/ 7 nights, fully escorted, all-inclusive from Avignon, multi-lingual guide
Pick-up and transfer to and from Avignon TGV station
Accommodations at a 4-star boutique hotel
Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
Travel by private, air-conditioned vehicles throughout your trip
Cooking classes, winery tours, tastings as per itinerary
Entrance fees (museums, historic sites, et al.) as per itinerary
NO single supplements or hidden fees!
Tips and Taxes

Tour Dates – Booking Now:

Taste of Provence: 

June 2024 tours are fully booked.

June 4 – 11, 2025

Taste of Provence for the Holidays: Accepting inquiries

To book your Goût et Voyage tour, contact Martine via email at
Tel: +1 973-222-7957

Space is strictly limited to 6 clients per trip.

For additional details on these “Taste of Provence” tours, please click here.

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Carolyne Kauser-Abbott

Carolyne Kauser-Abbott

With her camera and laptop close at hand, Carolyne has traded in her business suits for the world of freelance writing and blogging. Her first airplane ride at six months of age was her introduction to the exciting world of travel.

While in Provence, Carolyne can be found hiking with friends, riding the hills around the Alpilles or tackling Mont Ventoux. Her attachment to the region resonates in Perfectly Provence this digital magazine that she launched in 2014. This website is an opportunity to explore the best of the Mediterranean lifestyle (food & wine, places to stay, expat stories, books on the region, travel tips, real estate tips and more), through our contributors' articles.

Carolyne writes a food and travel blog Ginger and Nutmeg. Carolyne’s freelance articles can be found in Global Living Magazine, Avenue Magazine and City Palate (Published Travel Articles).

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