Full day tours in Provence
Discover in a day the best of this beautiful region. From the Mediterranean that gently rocks you in its warm sapphire waters, to Provence's colourful traditions that flavour tiny hilltop villages & ancient towns and the sprawling countryside that makes this area what it is - absolute beauty.
Marseille, Cassis, Aix-en-Provence and the Var to St Tropez
Marseille to Cassis - the scenic route to Cap Canaille
Cassis discovery tour, the magic begins to works its wonders when we leave Marseille to climb up over the steep hillsides and tiny roads that take us to the tiny fishing village of Cassis.
Marseille's hidden coastal secrets & tiny fishing ports
Discover secret hidden villages and harbours along the coast of the bay of Marseille to Cape Croisette and visit all the little fishing villages scattered along the coast at the limit of the city.
Aix-en-Provence & Mount St Victoire in search of Cézanne
Explore the stunning wine country around Mt Sainte-Victoire - take the wine route in search of exclusive vineyards and walking tour of Aix to explore the town to unearth its history.
Château la Coste art, architecture & wine live in harmony
Discover Château La Coste, art, architecture & fine wine in Provence & explore the park, discover international artworks and enjoy wine tasting at this award winning vineyard.
Toulon the Var & the magic of St Tropez, sea & sun
From the Naval port town of Toulon along the coast to explore the exclusive beaches of the bay of St Tropez and the little fishing village of St Tropez, luxury yachts & people watching.
Arles, St Rémy, Les Baux, the Luberon & the beaches of the Camargue
St Rémy to Arles in search of the Roman Empire & Vincent Van Gogh
At the heart of the Alpilles Saint Rémy is one of the must-see places. Lush green perfumed valleys & ancient streets and Arles, wander narrow golden- hued streets that inspired Van Gogh, find the town's lovely restored Roman amphitheatre, top-notch art and history museums. With Roman ruins Arles begins to feel like walking through a living history book.
Spectacular hilltop villages of the Luberon - Lourmarin to Gordes
The Luberon is a Provençal patchwork of hilltop villages, vineyards, ancient abbeys and mile after mile of fragrant lavender fields. It’s a rural, traditional region that still makes time for the good things in life. We take in visits to Gordes, Bonnieux and Abbaye Notre Dame de Séneque a classic postcard shot of the medieval abbey surrounded by a sea of purple lavender.
The most beautiful medieval villages in France, Les Baux & St Rémy Provence
Clinging precariously to an ancient limestone rocky spur this fortified hilltop village is one of the most visited in France, narrow cobbled streets wind past old houses, up to a splendid ruined castle. Next St-Rémy as cultured and chi-chi as Provence gets, yet manages to cling on to its heart and soul. Honey-coloured stone houses & shaded squares lined by cafes.
Historic Arles & the wild windswept beaches of the Camargue
Where the Petit Rhône and Grand Rhône meet the Mediterranean, the Camargue 930 sq km of salt flats & marshlands, interspersed with farmland. The main town of the Arles, is a show-stopper. The Camargue's two largest towns are the seaside pilgrim's outpost Stes-Maries-de-la-Mer and, to the northwest, the walled town of Aigues-Mortes.
Avignon and the vineyards of Châteauneuf du Pape
In the world of fine wines, Châteauneuf du Pape retains a special cachet. It's arguably the best-known of the Rhône wines, prized the world over. The hilltop château after which the wine is named originally built as a summer residence for Avignon's popes, a ruin now & Avignon once centre of the Catholic, rampart-ringed old town, medieval bridge & leafy squares.
Gorge du Verdon, Avignon & Vauclause - gastronomy & provençal markets
The Gorge du Verdon and Moustiers St Marie
From the Provençal village of Moustiers fixed to the hillside and the jaw-dropping drama, few sights in France can match the epic Gorges du Verdon. The ‘Grand Canyon of Europe’ slices a 25km swath through Haute-Provence’s limestone plateau all the way to the foothills of the Alps. Etched out over millions of years by the Verdon River, the gorges have formed the centrepiece of the Parc Naturel Régional du Verdon since 1997. With their sheer, plunging cliffs – in some places 700m high.
Gastronomy and village markets of Provence
A highlight of a trip to Provence is always going to be the rich array of open-air markets. Held in every town & just about every village. The market is the link between two of the France’s identifying traits – the glory of the countryside and the importance of food. Markets are full of fruit, vegetables, cheese, bread, meat, olives, oil, honey, wine, ideal for the perfect picnic, also fabrics, soaps, crafts, clothes and gift items. This is custom made depending on the day you choose. Visiting a selection, then time for lunch.
Châteauneuf du Pape vineyard tours
If your a lover of fine wine and want to experience a really special day experience visiting some of the best vineyards of Châteauneuf du Pape, including Domaine de la Solitude, a family-run estate, cultivated for 600 years by descendants of Pope Urbain VIII and Château Mont Redon a gorgeously placed vineyard set amid sweeping hillside vineyards. In between Le Verger des Papes a working vineyard with an excellent restaurant. Dine on typical Provençal country food with superb views over the rooftops.
Avignon and the villages of the Vauclause
Named after France's most powerful natural spring, which wells up outside Fontaine-de-Vaucluse, the Vaucluse is sandwiched between the rumpled mountains of the Hautes-Alpes and the rocky Var coastline. Crossed by three great rivers – the Rhône, the Durance and the Sorgue and Avignon with its crenellated ramparts and monumental Palais des Papes that provides a glimpse of medieval majesty. The largest Gothic palace ever built, the Palais des Papes was built by Pope Clement V.