In this special installment of T+L's promotional partnership with luxury adventure operator Cox & Kings, readers can join Luke Barr, Travel + Leisure Features Director and author of PROVENCE, 1970: M.F.K. Fisher, Julia Child, James Beard, and the Reinvention of American Taste, for a once-in-a-lifetime epicurean journey to Provence, France.

In his new book, Barr—the grand-nephew of legendary food writer M.F.K. Fisher—tells the behind-the-scenes story of a seminal moment in the history of American gastronomy.

The Highlights:

• A tour of the farmer's markets, bakeries, and charcuteries described in the book, including those where Julia Child once shopped; a visit to the Fragonard perfume workshop; and a historical tour of Nice

• A visit to La Roquette village, lunch in Moulin de Mougins garden, admission to the Picasso Museum, and a cooking class with a Michelin-starred chef in Nice

• A visit to Saint Paul de Vence, the Matisse Museum, and a 14th-century wine cellar in Vence; a Provençal cooking class at La Pitchoune, on Simone Beck's former estate, in Nice

• Tastings at two vineyards, including Domaine Tempier, followed by a sommelier-led wine dinner in Aix-en-Provence

• Olive oil and wine tastings, a tour of Roman sites and the Les Halles market, and dinner at the iconic Hiely Lucullus, in Arles

  • The limited-size group journey includes:
  • 4 nights at the Hôtel La Pérouse in Nice
  • 2 nights at Hôtel La Pigonnet in Aixen-Provence
  • 2 nights at Grand Hôtel NordPinus in Arles
  • Daily breakfast, 4 lunches, and 4 dinners; full itinerary; all entrance fees; private transfers

Travel Date: September 12-20, 2014.

The Details: 9 days and 8 nights, from $9,995 per person.*


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T+L Trips are presented to our readers through a promotional partnership with Cox & Kings.

**Advertised rates are in U.S. dollars, per person, based on double occupancy subject to availability. Airfare to France is not included. For complete terms and restrictions, visit California CST# 2105853-50.