Aix en Provence Tourist Office
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PASTIS TOUR : Botanical walk + pastis workshop

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First, we start with a botanical walk on the Montaiguet hill with a panoramic view of several mountain ranges: the Sainte-Victoire pictural mountain, Cezanne's favorite, Marseille easten “chaîne de l'étoile” & Sainte-Baume. We can also spot from far away the Roquefavour aqueduct, tallest stone aqueduct since the 19th century, and walking back Aix-en-Provence town from above.

We will discover and learn about the main plants used in the distillation of pastis: calament mint, thyme, rosemary, bay leaf, among other plants.

 

Then we will visit the GARAGAÏ pastis distillery. Its producer Maixent will explain the distillation and production process of his home-made pastis, followed by a workshop to make a sample of pastis.

We will end with a tasting of different pastis and plant syrups produced on site, local goat cheese and a surprise product. 

 

2 contributors : a guide and the pastis producer.

 

PRACTICAL INFORMATION : 

  • Language : English & French
  • Depart outside the city : 1053 chemin de la plaine des Dés, 13100 Aix en Pce.

  • Duration 3h (1h30 hike, and 1h30 workshop to make a sample of pastis

RATES :

  • Adult : 55€
  • Child from 7 to 15s : 25€
  • Free under 7s

 

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GPS coordinates
Latitude : 43.50150
Longitude : 5.44398