Shopping, Local Experience, Food and Wine
Kid Friendly: No. Suitable for children 8 years or over, especially if they have an interest in cooking.
You will be on your feet quite a lot, but there will be opportunities to sit down, and a meal at the end.
Maximum travelers: 6
English (fluent), French (conversational)
Market shopping and seasonal cuisine.
Shop at a local market for ingredients then bring them back to your accommodation to cook for lunch. Choose from a list of traditional local dishes, talk to the producers at the market about the ingredients and learn the tricks for using them in simple seasonal dishes that highlight their freshness and quality.
Usually we will visit Loches market, which is Wednesdays and Saturdays only. To make the arrangments practical you need to be staying in self-catering accommodation within 50 kilometres of Loches.
If you are staying outside of that area or wish to do a market tour and cookery workshop on another day of the week please contact me and I will try to design an alternative customised day for you.
If there is a dish that is not on the list that you would particularly like to make let me know. I may be able to include it.
You will be sent a list of traditional local dishes to choose from before booking this market tour and cookery workshop. On the day we will begin at the farmers market in Loches to buy our ingredients, then head back to your accommodation to cook lunch.
The list of dishes will reflect what is seasonal and locally produced.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: The Tourist Office in Loches.
End location: Your accommodation.
Duration: 5 hours
Some ingredients are seasonal, so not all dishes can be made all year.
Transport is not provided on this tour as described. If you would like to extend the tour to include being met at your accommodation in a classic French car please ask and I will set up a custom tour for you.
Some ingredients are not available at the market. I will check with you how your accommodation is equipped prior to your workshop and bring anything lacking.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
40 euros - How much cash you will need on the day will depend on which dishes you want to make and what else you want to buy at the market.
You will need to purchase the main ingredients for your cookery workshop at the market under my guidance.
No transport is provided by the guide in the standard version of this tour.
This market tour and cookery workshop can be extended to include being met at your accommodation in a classic French car, driven to the market, and back again. Please contact me for a price and I will create a custom tour for you.