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Join Goût et Voyage Provence Tours for Tastes Cuisine and Culture

Martine Bertin-Peterson is the founder of the travel company Goût et Voyage. Her focus is small group tours featuring culture and gourmet delights in Provence and Tuscany. These food and wine excursions in Provence are like travelling with your best friends, as a Goût et Voyage tour never exceeds six (6) guests.

Provence for Food Lovers

The annual Goût et Voyage trips in Provence typically run in late May and early June when the weather is pleasant and the crowds have not arrived for their summer holidays. While the lavender may not be flowering, there is a good chance you will see fields of red poppies. Martine’s culinary and wine focus means her tours include cooking classes, wine tastings and Provence’s famous markets.

Wine Tasting in Avignon Goût Voyage Provence Tours

With Goût et Voyage, the travel itinerary includes the right balance of sightseeing and relaxation. The tour itineraries include the highlights of Provence yet allow flexibility for spontaneous exploration. Martine adjusts her small group tours slightly each year to ensure clients enjoy Provence in the proper doses. You will visit beautiful cities such as Aix-en-Provence, shop at market stalls with a chef, chop and sautée in a cooking class, eat at gourmet restaurants, sample the local wine and stay at lovely accommodations.

“You will have an unforgettable trip. From tourism (“voyage”) to fine cuisine (goût), Martine offers a quality, unforgettable travel experience. She bends over backwards to meet the needs of everyone in her group.”

Cooking Classes Goût Voyage Provence Tours

Martine says that at Goût et Voyage, there is no “typical” client profile. The folks who sign-up are roughly between 35-70 years old and share the common thread that they are “Explorers at heart and who have a curious, open mind and an adventurous palate.”

“The trip was well curated. Personalized. Led by a deeply knowledgeable and professional organizer. The perfect sized group.”

Experienced Guide

Born in France, Martine is an American Francophile who speaks five (5) languages, the first being French. With an MBA in Finance and an MA in French Literature, Martine worked in marketing and finance with Fortune 100 companies, including IBM, Dow Jones and Accenture. Martine teaches at the School of Business of The College of New Jersey. When she is not teaching, she is dreaming of culinary travel.

Martine has travelled to over 50 countries and began leading group tours over 30 years ago. With that much travel, she has experienced plenty of cancelled trains, lost luggage and flight changes. Martine tells me she discovered her first grey hair in Provence while leading a group of twenty 16-18-year-olds during their six-week stay in the region. Now, her tours are limited to small groups (maximum of six) focusing on local food and culture.

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Visiting Gordes Luberon Tours

Provence Tour Highlights

Your arrival in Provence is easy with a transfer from the Avignon TGV train station to a high-end boutique property in a charming Provencal town. The next day, after a leisurely breakfast, the group will visit L’Isle-sur-Sorgue, a city known for its water wheels, Sunday morning market, and many antique dealers. Day 3 is not to be missed as it includes the perched villages of the Luberon, including spectacular Gordes and Roussillon, with its ochre cliffs. While every day on a Goût et Voyage tour is great, spending a day in Aix-en-Provence visiting the market followed by a cooking class is a definite highlight. The next few days fly by with visits to St. Remy de Provence, Avignon, the vineyards of Châteauneuf du Pape, and the Southern Rhône Valley.

Truffle hunting Goût Voyage Provence Tours

Here is what one recent guest had to say about their Goût et Voyage trip:

“You will absolutely love any trip that you book with Goût et Voyage. Martine organizes small and cohesive groups. There is attention to every single detail. Once you begin your tour with Goût et Voyage, you will not need to be concerned about anything. Yours will be a trip of a lifetime, for sure.”

Cooking Classes in Provence

Taste of Provence:

May 26 – June 2, 2025

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

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 in 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

Please click here for additional details on these “Taste of Provence” tours.

Does a Goût et Voyage trip tempt you? Here is a sample itinerary.

Space is strictly limited to six (6) guests per trip.

Image credits: All photos provided by and published with the permission of Goût et Voyage


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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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