Jane Satow, Provence Guide & Provence Travel Expert
Jane Satow and her husband Basil had a dream, and realized it together when they settled in France nearly 10 years ago. Driven by a sense of adventure and love of French culture they decided to move to a small French village, raise their kids and grow tomatoes – which is exactly what they have done. Basil, Jane’s husband of 18 years has an 8 hectare tomato farm near their home in Eygalieres.
Jane founded her business, Provence Cultural Tours, a few years after they settled into French life and completed the renovation of their farmhouse home. She has been enthusiastically leading cultural and foodie tours ever since.
Jane is fluent in French and passionate about the history and culture of Provence. She has done extensive research to develop unique tour itineraries in Provence, discovering exceptional historic sites, scenic routes and wonderful authentic restaurants throughout the region. She has been a guide in Provence for over 7 years and is highly regarded in her field.
Jane grew up in the USA and has always been interested in fine food and wine. After graduating from University of Boulder, Colorado, she began a promising career in Marketing. But her real passion was in the culinary arts, which led her to eventually manage a French Bistro and launch her career as a food professional first in the US, then in France. In their spare time Jane and her husband have travelled extensively around the world, always visiting vineyards, markets and restaurants, discovering the cuisine and wine in other countries. At home in Provence Jane has spent hours meeting local producers and farmers, researching recipes, tasting and studying the unique terroir in Provence. She shares her knowledge with clients on market tours, making gourmet picnics, leading cooking classes, wine tours and tastings at the best markets and vineyards.
Jane offers both half and full-day guided cultural excursions which she will tailor around your interests. As your private guide she can help you plan your itinerary to ensure you get the most out of your stay in Provence. Whether you are interested in visiting historical monuments, markets, shopping or a scenic hike, Jane can structure the tour around your interests and try to include something for everyone in the group.