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Aix-en-Provence & Mont Sainte Victoire in search of Cézanne and the vineyards of Côtes de Provence, history, art and good living in Provence (scroll down for more details)

Tour summary

A unique wine tour in the scenic landscape of Mont Sainte Victoire inspiration for post impressionist artist Paul Cézanne, who painted many pictures of the mountain from 1880. The Côtes de Provence Sainte Victoire vineyards located east of Aix-en-Provence considered some of the most natural in France, due to the drying effects of the Mistral wind & shallow rocky soils, formed by limestone & sandstone which produces high quality vines. Learn about the characteristics of the land, explore the wine making process whilst visiting the cellars of three different vineyards. Meet the winemakers, taste the wines - full-bodied reds, subtle elegant rosés & distinctive whites. In the middle of the day, lunch to sample local provençal cuisine - an exceptional day out sampling the delights of good food & wine and discovering the delights of Cézanne country in the heart of Provence. 

Tour itinerary & highlights

I will arrive to collect you from your hotel or guest house. (If you are staying in a rented apartment or villa, we can arrange that too) I will also be at the Cruise Ship terminal in Marseille if you're arriving by ship.

This is a great day out for lovers of fine wine and the best food that Provence has to offer. Leaving Aix-en-Provence, heading north towards Château La Coste, the renowned vineyard where fine wine sits in harmony with art & architecture. We visit the vineyard and learn about the production here and have an opportunity to taste some of their best wine. Next we head to the Coteaux d’Aix & Ste Victoire wine region. Mount St Victoire, a symbol of Provence - the mountain rises over 1000 meters behind the rolling landscape and vineyards close to the historic Provençal village of Puyloubier. This is a visit of discovery coupled with visits to three local vineyards, with tastings. We will also have lunch in a typical Provençale restaurant on a terrace in the village of Puyloubier.

Language: English or French

Tour duration and schedule

The total duration of the tour is 7 hours to and from Aix-en-Provence or Marseille. Subject to traffic conditions, we allow +-30 minutes for travel back to Marseille. The time includes approx ninety minutes for you to enjoy lunch and wine tasting.

What's included

Pick-up & drop-off at either the Cruise Terminal in Marseille or your hotel in Aix-en-Provence or Marseille. If your staying elsewhere we can coordinate a pick-up from your address.  (There may be a suppliment payable) We can also arrange to pick-up at the TGV (high speed train) station, Aix-en-Provence.

Travel to all of the sites and destinations proposed with dedicated guide/driver & return to your hotel, address or the cruise terminal. Visits and wine tasting at three domaines included. Refreshments, snacks and lunch is an additional cost.

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