Vaucluse Tourism Highlights

Cooking lessons at the Maison de la Tour in Avignon

Sheltered from the hustle and bustle of the city, close to the medieval ramparts, Maison de la Tour restaurant is open every day except Tuesdays, Wednesday lunchtimes and Sunday evenings. They specialise in gourmet cuisine prepared with seasonal produce, which can be enjoyed in their courtyard garden under dappled sunlight and shady trees.

High-quality meat, freshly-caught fish and organic fruit and vegetables guarantee a meal packed with colour and goodness. The menu changes regularly according to the season. This atypical restaurant, with a cosy and welcoming atmosphere, offers themed evenings with local winemakers, rotisserie meat, brunches or Sunday lunches and private exhibitions by local artists.

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Late service and private hire available upon request.

Cooking lessons with Pascal Barnouin, student of Auguste Escoffier and French master chef

Practical Information

Cooking lessons with tasting of local wines.
Lunch at around 1pm/1.30pm.
Afternoon and independent return from 3pm
€160/person for groups from 2 to 10 (max).

From Avignon’s Les Halles covered market to the restaurant’s ovens in no time at all – try your hand at preparing and tasting gourmet cuisine!

To begin, meet at 9.30am in front of Les Halles market, at the main entrance opening onto Place Pie.

The morning kicks off with a little tour of the Les Halles market, to pick out a menu depending on what you fancy, the season and the produce available.

After leaving Les Halles, it’s a 30-minute ride in a traditional Provence tuk tuk across the city to the restaurant.


Maison de la Tour
9 rue de la Tour
84000 Avignon
Tel. 33 (0)9 86 22 29 73

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