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Walking tour with goats in Provence
To start, I will propose a presentation of the farm, the animals that live there (pigs, chickens, goats, cats, dogs) and the permaculture garden. Then, we can start the walk with the goats (Heidrun, Amalthée, Madi, Cérynie, Thrud, Skadi, Sanne, Bonnie, Maximus, Léonidas...), through the forest that will lead us to the beautiful fields of lavender (the flowering takes place from mid June to mid July, there is no flower outside this season). From here we can admire the views of Mount Ventoux and Mount Lure. Throughout this walk, I will introduce you to my animals, my job, my passion so that you can discover my daily life for a few hours. At the return of the walk you will be invited to taste "homemade" products depending on the season and availability (goat cheeses, caramelized almonds, milk jam, charcuterie and gingerbread with honey from our beehives). To finish the discovery of the farm and the Provençal terroir, I will offer you an introduction to milking! Other remarks Dogs outside the farm are prohibited. Remember to take closed shoes and protect yourself from the sun.
Nautical excursion Cannes / Estérel Calanques
Be My Tenders Sea ! Embark on your discovery of the Esterel, its hidden caves, coves and natural pools and typically Mediterranean scenery. Join us aboard a semi-rigid for your trip in the Esterel. 2H30 guided tour at sea, with a stop for swimming and snorkeling. Let's escape from the crowd to explore this idyllic panorama and many secret coves that you can reach only aboard our boats. Other things to note Please arrive at least 20 minutes before the start of your trip. IN CASE OF LATE ARRIVAL, NO REFUND WILL BE DONE In case of bad weather or an insufficient number of participants, the organizers reserve the right to postpone the trip.
Slow Food- Cook like a Provençal chef
Join me for a traditional Provençal cooking class at my XVII century family farmhouse. We will meet at my house at 10am. I will introduce you to this family place and talk about the history of this Mas (old farm in Provençal language) and the history of the region. Together, we will then prepare a four course meal (starter - main course - cheese - desert ) using seasonal and local ingredients. Some of them will come directly from our garden. During the class you will taste our Olive oil, homemade jams and of course local wines paired with the menu. Lunch will be prepared in my personal kitchen and will be served on a terrasse shaded by oak trees overlooking our Olive trees. We only use local and seasonal produce so the recipes will change with the seasons. Alongside Provençal recipes we also teach fusion inspired cooking, creating dishes that are inspired by local produce and spices from around the world. We will finish the class and lunch around 3pm. The farmhouse is located 45 mins from Aix en Provence and 50mins from Avignon, 45 mins from Saint Rémy de Provence, 10 minutes from the beautiful village of Lourmarin. Other things to note Please let me know in advance if you have any kind of allergies of dietery requirements. Keep in mind that this is an old building with many stairs.
Sailing Evasion
I'll meet you around 11:30 to take off. We sail or sail according to the weather. I would be happy to guide those who wish to participate in the maneuver. Once anchored in the chosen cove, you will enjoy a first swim. You can then enjoy regional dishes. You just have to step under the table and feast in the shade of the sails! Other things to note Do not forget sunscreen, cap, ...
Scuba diving at Villefanche sur Mer
During your first experience in scuba diving , you will be with an instructor to appreciate at best the first sensations of the weightlessness on the shallow water. Just come with your swimwear, towel and sunscreen, Rand'eau Evasion provides you with all the necessary Equipment. The excursions start with a boat trip to a site rich in fauna and flora. Meanwhile, you can admire the panorama of the seaside, Villefranche sur Mer, its old town, its citadel, Cap Ferrat and its majestic villas ... After the briefing, you will practice on the surface the time to accustom your breathing to this new world. Once ready, your instructor will take you for a 20-minute underwter diving between 0 and 6 meters. You will have only to breathe while contemplating the fish; We take care of everything. Upon returning you will get a drink with your diploma! Other things to note From 7 yeras old, depending of wheater conditions. Villefranche is accessible in around ten minutes by bus N 81 or train

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Atelier savon dans un champ de lavande
Atelier savon à lavande au milieu des champs de lavande à Aix en Provence . Venez customiser vos propres savons parfumés à la fleur de lavande, vous pourrez laisser libre cours à votre imagination ou respecter les codes du savon de Marseille traditionnel. Vous repartez avec 200g de savon et de merveilleux souvenirs. L'atelier sera réalisé dans un cadre privilegié au coeur d'un domaine familial spécialisé dans la culture de la lavande biologique du domaine TERRE UGO. Vous pourrez librement visiter nos champs de lavande, et profitez de notre boulodrome, centre d'art ainsi que de nos paniers pique nique. Pas de fabrication sur place, mais de la customisation. Unique en Provence !
Half-day kayak tour, Calanques
I suggest you discover, by sea kayaking, the creeks of the Côte Bleue from Estaque in Marseille, heading in the direction of Carry-le-Rouet. On the program, full of anecdotes and good humor. For a half-day excursion allow 3 hours of total time. It is an experience for all. Provide a swimsuit for a swim in the crystal clear waters of the cove where we stop for the break. Course of your day: - Reception in the premises of Thalassanté in l'Estaque. - Formalities & Briefing (explanations of safety rules, presentation of the navigation area and the route, weather forecast) - Distribution of personal equipment (kayak, life jacket, paddle, waterproof bag) - Launch, let the adventure begin! All our boats are equipped with a jute bag if you want to collect floating waste. All our equipment is new (2021). In case of unfavorable weather, for you safety, tour will be canceled. In the world of marine leisure there is a saying: "the sea cannot be bought". We have to adapt to it. Let's share nature, create our memories.
Walking tour with goats in Provence
To start, I will propose a presentation of the farm, the animals that live there (pigs, chickens, goats, cats, dogs) and the permaculture garden. Then, we can start the walk with the goats (Heidrun, Amalthée, Madi, Cérynie, Thrud, Skadi, Sanne, Bonnie, Maximus, Léonidas...), through the forest that will lead us to the beautiful fields of lavender (the flowering takes place from mid June to mid July, there is no flower outside this season). From here we can admire the views of Mount Ventoux and Mount Lure. Throughout this walk, I will introduce you to my animals, my job, my passion so that you can discover my daily life for a few hours. At the return of the walk you will be invited to taste "homemade" products depending on the season and availability (goat cheeses, caramelized almonds, milk jam, charcuterie and gingerbread with honey from our beehives). To finish the discovery of the farm and the Provençal terroir, I will offer you an introduction to milking! Other remarks Dogs outside the farm are prohibited. Remember to take closed shoes and protect yourself from the sun.
Sunset kayak excursion Calanques
I offer you a unique experience, an excursion at sunset time in the creeks of the Côte Bleue, from L'Estaque in Marseille. We stop in a cove the time to have a little aperitif with music. Perfect time for swimming. Plan for the sunset activity a duration of 2h30 between your arrival and your departure. Progress of your excursion: - Reception in the premises of "Thalassanté" in L'Estaque 30 min before departure - Formalities & Quick briefing (explanations of safety rules, presentation of the navigation area and the route, weather forecast) - Distribution of personal equipment (kayak, life jacket, paddle, waterproof bag) - Launch, let the adventure begin! - Stop to eat and drink while waiting for the sunset in one of the creeks of the Côte Bleue - Back to the starting point All our boats are equipped with a jute bag in order to be able to collect floating waste. All our equipment is new (2021). Parking right in front of our nautical base is completely free. In case of unfavorable weather, for you safety, tour will be canceled. In the world of marine leisure there is a saying: "the sea cannot be bought". We have to adapt to it.
Leo Boat - Excursion iles de Lerins
Excursion d'une demi journée ou d'une journée dans la baie de Cannes et les Iles de Lerins. Embarquez à bord d'une bateau de 8 mètres pouvant accueillir 6 personnes et un skipper. Navigation, snorkeling dans les eaux turquoises, détente.
Boat Ride, Swim & Snorkeling from Nice
Welcome at the POSEIDON Dive center 's office and check the snorkeling gear if you want to taste it. After a 20 minutes nice boat ride from the port of Nice to Villefranche bay , we stop to swim in a safe place near to Saint Jean Cap Ferrat. Take a sun bath, enjoy & relax. You want more ? Let's go snorkeling around the boat !! Put your face in the water and just open yous eyes !! Of course it's not the Australian Great Barrier Reef but it's fun too. From 11 years old with an adult. To know how to swim is of course required ...!! 2 sessions per day : departure of the boat 9:00am & 2:00pm. Meeting 20 minutes before; thanks for being on time ! Total duration: 2.5 hours . Others things to note: . If you don't know how to swim or if you are afraid of being in the sea you should stay ashore. No life jacket provided. . Because it's an underwater activity, the rain doesn't affect it. . In case of bad sea conditions, we might cancel the experience.
Catamaran à voile dans l'Archipel du Frioul
Vous embarquerez sur un catamaran de 12 m avec François et prendrez la mer pour une navigation sous voile, moteurs éteints, pour goûter à la poésie de glisser sur l'eau en silence. Vous pourrez si vous le souhaitez, barrer, participer aux manoeuvres et apprendre le fonctionnement d'un bateau à voiles et sa sécurité. Après 1h30 environ de route, le bateau mouillera l'ancre dans une calanque de l'archipel du Frioul en fonction de la direction du vent ce jour-là et de la tranquillité du mouillage. Nous partagerons un verre et pourquoi pas… un bain de mer. Vous pourrez pratiquer le paddle ou le farniente. Note : Ce n’est pas une visite de lieux précis mais une navigation sous voile où la contemplation, le lâcher prise et l’écoute sont privilégiées. C'est une expérience unique sur un magnifique bateau, dans une ambiance chaleureuse et un cadre extraordinaire. À l'ombre des voiles et en silence, votre disposition à vous émerveiller de la beauté de la mer et des paysages, de la rencontre des gens à bord, fera la différence. Le skipper pro fera tout pour que ce soit réussi et ça fonctionne en général à merveille ! La mer rend heureux, permet de se rencontrer soi-même et les autres. Nous serons de retour au port du Mucem.
Discovery and Sailing Cap d'Antibes
We will embark from the port of Marina Baie des Anges (Villeneuve Loubet). We will sail up to Cap d'Antibes. We will drop the anchor in the Garouppe bay. We will take a bath in the beautiful sea. We will sail back to Port Marina Baie des Anges. Attention the use of sails is not guaranteed. The use of the sails depends on the wind that must be in the right direction, not too strong and not too weak. If the sail is not used, the experience will be carried out with the engine without additional costs for you. Other things to note Remember that you have be prudent and respectful of the boat and the sea. The use of sails is not guaranteed. The program can change for weather condition or for safety reasons. If you are looking for relaxing and chilling out from a beautiful sailing boat in a beautiful bay this is the experience for you! If you are looking for sailing school \ lessons or regatta this it isn't the right experience. See you on board!
Guided Snorkeling tour
Come simply with your swimwear, your towel and your sun cream. Snorkelers will be supplied masks, snorkels, fins and snorkeling vests. We will even instruct you on how to snorkel if you have never experienced it before. Explore Villefranche's beautiful reefs aboard our diving speed boat. Experience the diversified fish and exciting marine life that lies just beyond our coastline by a guided underwater eco-snorkeling adventure. A very light equipment make this leisure accessible, comfortable and very safe. On the boat ride out to the snorkeling site, you will enjoy the view to the coast from the see, Villefranche sur Mer, its old town, its citadel, the Cape Ferrat and its majestic villas... Then, very close to the clifs in about 15 feet of water, you will explore the beautiful reef of Villefranche bay, accompanied by a sports teacher who will reveal you the mysteries of the marine life. Other things to note From 8 years old and subject to favorable weather conditions. Villefranche is accessible from Nice in around ten minutes by bus N ° 81 or by train.
Randonnée à cheval ou en calèche
Partez en randonnée à cheval ou en attelage avec Steve, guide équestre du pays de Forcalquier, pour vivre une expérience unique avec sa cavalerie sur les sentiers de Provence, à travers les lavandes, les Mourres, les villages perchés, les rivières, les bistrots…
Catamaran sail ride in the heart of Calanques National Park
Come and sail through the bay of Marseille and to the heart of Parc des Calanques ! Wind, sea state and traffic will dictate the pace and itinerary to reach a nice mooring . You will appreciate the breathtaking landscape, the comfort of the boat and the friendship spirit. We'll enjoy swimming and lunch, SUP, snorkeling and sometimes cliff jumping if you wish ! The afternoon will be devoted to chill out and/or some more sailing on the way back to port… Please bring a small amount of food and drink you'd like to share with the others. So will I. Don't forget sun protection (cream, glasses, cap, (windproof) hat, ...), swimwear and towels. You'll be able to rinse off with fresh water after getting out of the water… Please note : This is not a "tick that postcard" tour with specific places visited but a sailing trip under sail where slow pace, contemplation and awareness are privileged. It's a "let's go sailing as friends in Marseille would" proposition. Your disposition to be aware of the environment in the shade of the sails, in silence and to meet people on board, will also make the difference. We like to meet foreigners, talk or stay alone but we all love Med blue waters, sun, nature and fine food. Come ! We'd rather be sailing !
Nautical excursion Cannes / Estérel Calanques
Be My Tenders Sea ! Embark on your discovery of the Esterel, its hidden caves, coves and natural pools and typically Mediterranean scenery. Join us aboard a semi-rigid for your trip in the Esterel. 2H30 guided tour at sea, with a stop for swimming and snorkeling. Let's escape from the crowd to explore this idyllic panorama and many secret coves that you can reach only aboard our boats. Other things to note Please arrive at least 20 minutes before the start of your trip. IN CASE OF LATE ARRIVAL, NO REFUND WILL BE DONE In case of bad weather or an insufficient number of participants, the organizers reserve the right to postpone the trip.
A perfect day on the corel around Cap d 'Antibes
Join usfor an unforgettable day on a beautiful sailboat to enjoy sea; sailing, swimming, monopalm, windsurfers, sunbathing... The crew will be happy to give you the bar under sail or by motor. You will bring your picnic, mineral water is offer on board as well as coffee. The skipper will introduce you to windsurfing if you wish. (FYI: he is almost born onboard!) The cruise area goes from Port Vauban to Lerins Islands, with anchoring at the Garoupe, Baie des Milliardaires or Gallice. Free car parks are close to the boarding pontoon next to the Fort Carre. Departure 10 a.m. Return around 5 p.m. When you return to the port, if you wish, you can still enjoy the comfortable cockpit for a beer or other...
Rare and Magical Boat trip
Bonjour, Je vous propose de partager, lors d’une croisière mon bateau MACAO , Grand Banks 42 en bois de 13 mètres. Nous naviguerons en direction d’Antibes, de l’eau cristalline et de la faible profondeur de la baie de la Garoupe entourée d’une forêt de pins parasols. Les kits de snorkeling, les stand up paddles et bouées sont à votre disposition. Le flybridge (roof top) du Macao permet de prendre de la hauteur à l’abri du soleil. Les grands bains de soleil sur le roof avant et arrière sont en place pour bronzer. La musique et le soleil aidant, préparez vous à danser. De l’eau douce est à disposition pour vous rincer après la baignade. Je vous offrirai un apéritif avec des snacks et des boissons sont disponibles à la vente. La durée de 4h est souvent dépassée ;) Préparez vos appareils photos. Macao a un wc marin avec salle de bain Je suis à votre disposition pour toute demande particulière: anniversaire, bachelorette party, demande en mariage REMARQUE Enfants au dessus de 15 ans uniquement. Dépendant des conditions météos maritime veuillez me contacter avant toute réservation. IMPORTANT il s’agit d’une expérience maritime , le bateau peut tanguer et rouler un peu , n’hésitez pas à prendre un médicament contre le mal de mer. Lors de la navigation, si la mer bouge un peu et que votre équilibre n’est pas au top, restez assis afin d’éviter tout accident.
Slow Food- Cook like a Provençal chef
Join me for a traditional Provençal cooking class at my XVII century family farmhouse. We will meet at my house at 10am. I will introduce you to this family place and talk about the history of this Mas (old farm in Provençal language) and the history of the region. Together, we will then prepare a four course meal (starter - main course - cheese - desert ) using seasonal and local ingredients. Some of them will come directly from our garden. During the class you will taste our Olive oil, homemade jams and of course local wines paired with the menu. Lunch will be prepared in my personal kitchen and will be served on a terrasse shaded by oak trees overlooking our Olive trees. We only use local and seasonal produce so the recipes will change with the seasons. Alongside Provençal recipes we also teach fusion inspired cooking, creating dishes that are inspired by local produce and spices from around the world. We will finish the class and lunch around 3pm. The farmhouse is located 45 mins from Aix en Provence and 50mins from Avignon, 45 mins from Saint Rémy de Provence, 10 minutes from the beautiful village of Lourmarin. Other things to note Please let me know in advance if you have any kind of allergies of dietery requirements. Keep in mind that this is an old building with many stairs.