Since a cooking class is an experience a lot of people want to indulge in, I've contacted my people to see who was and who could organise something fun at a reasonnable price.
My Friend Anne Marie organises cooking classes in her farmhouse B&B. The farm also hosts animals and there is a terrific rose garden (850 rose trees...). Wander through the fruits & veg garden, pick your produce with Anne Marie and then off to the kitchen... Where you'll be cooking a traditional meal (not a fancy one star michelin guide menu you wont be able to reproduce in your own kitchen). Take back your recipe home and invite your friend to a Provencal meal to share your experience.
110 € per person for 2 people, less for more thann 2 pax
All morning activity
For a sweet experience (in all senses)
Share the experience of a "sweet delicatessen" professional
Spend a couple of hours with Aurélien in his tiny winy lab (profesional kitchen in French).
Aurélien cooks old recipes' biscuits digged from old books. The Désiré (with vanilla), for example, was created by a Patissier in the early XXth century. He used to call most of his biscuits by the name of the lady he was "cruising" at that very time. Other biscuits workshops could be the cocoa and almonds or the Fleur anglaise.
A nougat cooking class can also be arranged. Nougat is one of the most traditional sweet (with almonds) in Provence.
A 2 hours class (where you'll get to bring your own production back home) :
50€ per person
Min 2 persons max 3 persons (the lab is soooo small...)
Beware that Aurélien doesnt speak much english and you might need to be escorted...