Provence off the beaten path
6 Days / 5 Nights
Arrival in: Marseille Airport or Aix TGV train station
Departure from: Nice airport
Hightlight of the itinerary
- 6 day immersion in Provence
- Themes: Gastronomy, Wine, and Culture
- High Hand Services
Explore your tour:
Day 1 : arrival
Arrival and transfer to your hotel “Baumanière’’ 5*
For lunch, you will have the possibility of eating in the hotel restaurant.
Night at the hotel Baumanière 5*.
Day 2 : discovery of authentic Provence villages
Morning : For this first day you will discover the Alpilles, your guide will first take you to the Baux de Provence. Classified as the « Most beautiful village of France », this place is a haven of peace where you will discover the pleasant scents of lavender and soap while roaming through the alleys. The municipality has its “protected designation of origin” since 1995, and produces delicious red and rosé wine.
After, you will have the opportunity to attend an exhibition of sounds and lights in the Carrière de Lumières, a famous place situated nearby.
Lunch : Lunch will be taken in a charming “Brasserie” that offers delicious dishes.
Afternoon: You will visit the village of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence with which Van Gogh fell in love, where you can discover the characteristic and luxurious landscapes of Provence. Alleys abound in local products, shops and art galleries.
To finish the afternoon, we reserve you a tasting of wines at the Château Romanin.
Dinner at the Tadao Ando restaurant, which offers delicious mediterranean cooking with seasonal vegetables from the organic kitchen garden of the castle.
Night at the Villa La Coste.
Day 3 : visit of Aix-en-Provence
Morning : After breakfast in the Villa La Coste, you will visit the breathtaking Château La Coste where you will attend wine tasting in a privileged setting. You can also enjoy a stroll in the grounds, among hills and olive groves, plus a display of architectural masterpieces.
Lunch : You can have your lunch in a beautiful restaurant in the centre of Aix-en-Provence, which will seduce you thanks to its amazing cooking.
Afternoon: You will visit the city centre of Aix where you will be surprised by the attractive alleys, fountains and beautiful squares which are typical of the city. Then, we will take you to the Sainte-Victoire Mountain, a real local symbol and haunt of the famous Paul Cézanne, who painted it more than 70 times.
Dinner and night in the Abbey La Celle 5* in a superior room.
Day 4 : Cotignac and the Abbey of Thoronet
Morning : You will take part in a wine tasting in the Château de Fontainebleau, then you can tour the grounds in a carriage or walk if you prefer. After which you will visit the charming village of Cotignac which possesses several buildings registered as national Monuments.
Lunch : The lunch will take place in Cotignac, in an authentic and original restaurant which will delight your palate.
Afternoon : You will have the opportunity to visit the Maison de la Céramique architecturale in Salernes, which offers several permanent exhibitions on architecture, the industrial and craft history and also more than 200 decorated tiles.
You will visit then the Abbey of Thoronet, one of the three Cistercian abbeys of Provence and classified as National Monuments. Restored in1841, its architecture is remarkable.
Dinner and night at the Commanderie de Peyrassol.
Day 5 : Château des Demoiselles
Morning: You will visit the domain of Peyrassol and will discover their wines at a special tasting event.
You will then have a walk in the district of Parage in Arcs-sur-Argens and will discover its alleys and unusual places dominated by the castle and its donjon. Other sights are unmissable such as the chapel Saint-Pierre and the Saint-Jean-Baptiste church.
Lunch : We recommend a famous and amazing typical restaurant, which cooks truffles in an incredible way.
Afternoon: You will discover the Château des Demoiselles, which has more than 200 hectares of forest and 70 hectares of vineyards. Their techniques and know-how are certified “integrated farm management”. Afterwards you can choose to stroll on the dedicated paths or even take a ride on a quad bike.
Dinner: we have carefully selected a restaurant for you that is rated1 Michelin star, offering you fresh and contemporary Mediterranean cooking.
Night at the Château des Demoiselles.
Day 6 : Wine tasting and return
Morning: After breakfast in your Hotel, you will visit the domain of Sainte-Roseline, ideally situated, a paradise for the lovers of the wine and the landscapes of the South of France. You will also savour their excellent wines while appreciating the surrounding sites and architecture. You will afterwards be conveyed to the Nice airport for the return flight.
End of our services.
The tour includes: airport/railway station pick-up and drop-off, chauffeur, guide, transport, tours (entries in the vineyards, Night Baumanière hotel, Carrières de Lumières, Night Villa La Coste, Night Abbey de la Celle, Carriage, Visit of Ceramic factory, Visit Abbey of Thoronet, Night Commanderie Peyrassol, Quad bike, Night at Château des Demoiselles, Continental breakfasts, Tourist taxes.
The tour does not include: The flight or train to Marseille or Aix TGV, lunch and dinner, all personal expenses.
6 Days & 5 Nights
From 1145€ to 3175€ per person
Transportation in a luxury 7-seater car