Truffle hunting with dogs in Provence

Guests staying at Lou Marronie were treated to a very special trip, organised by Sissa of Provencereiser. Up in the Verdon Gorge mountains past Castellane, the group met up with local farmers and their truffle hunting dogs, seeing how the precious ‘black diamonds’ are found. Dogs are preferred to pigs as they normally don’t eat the truffles. These dogs seemed to like the smell and taste?

Sissa made contact with the farmer a while back, and they’ve been chatting about organising these days out for a while. His primary concern is that guests tread lightly on the land, enjoy the beautiful scenery and marvel at what nature provides. The sun gods shone upon their first outing together. Hope you enjoy this video impression made by Marcel of Tours and Tales.