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The wines of the Luberon, the Château de Lourmarin & Bastide du Laval olive oil private tour

Tour itinerary 

This is an exceptional day's experience if you enjoy fine food and excellent wines. This is the 'bon viveur' tour of the very best of Provence designed for those people who enjoy eating and living well! We begin with a visit to the exceptionally beautiful winery - Château La Verrerie, near to Lauris, then onto Bastide du Laval, one of the most exclusive olive oil producers in the region, a short culture break in Lourmarin; time for some shopping and a visit to the castle and finally onwards to Bonnieux and the vineyards of Château la Canorgue. Château La Verrerie sits between the Rhône and Provence. The estate covers 48 hectares and produces around 250,000 bottles each year. Jean-Louis Descours was originally looking for a holiday residence. It was not until 1988 that the appellation cote-du-lubéron was created, of which La Verrerie is one of the best. Château la Canorgue, a family-owned estate. Thanks to the dedication of successive generations it has remained in the family for more than 200 years. In the 1970s, Jean-Pierre Margan, a pioneer in organic farming began producing high quality wines of character. He's passed on his passion to his daughter Nathalie, who now represents the 5th generation of winegrowers.

Tour itinerary 

We first head towards the village of Lauris to discover the exceptional wines produced at Château la Verrerie, wine tasting and a visit to the domaine, onwards to visit Bastide du Laval one of the Luberon's most prestigious olive oil producers. Drive through the countryside to Lourmarin, one of the most beautiful villages of the Luberon, time for a light lunch, some shopping and a tour of the castle. Then onwards through to Bonnieux and Chateau la Canorgue, another estimable Luberon wine maker. Wine tastings included at two Château, a visit to the castle in Lourmarin and olive oil tasting at the Bastide, all makes for an interesting and exceptional experience in Provence.

Language: English or French

Tour duration

The total duration of the tour is 8 hours, assuming pick-up in Aix-en-Provence, Marseille or Avignon. The order for the tour is flexible enough to take into account the starting point changing depending on your location.  There is a scheduled break for lunch, price not included.

What's included

Pick-up & drop-off at either the Cruise Terminal in Marseille or your hotel in Aix-en-Provence, Marseille or Avignon. If your staying elsewhere we can coordinate a pick-up from your address.  (There may be a suppliment payable) 

Travel to all of the sites and destinations proposed with dedicated guide/driver & return to your hotel, address or the cruise terminal. This tour includes wine tasting and visit to the cave in the afternoon. 

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