3 days in Provence
Spend 3 days in Provence immersed in the unique culture of Southern France, drinking exquisite red, white, and rosé wines and touring the countryside with an English-speaking local.
Day 1: Explore The City of Art
Morning: Arrive at Marseille Airport or Aix en Provence TGV
Afternoon: Explore the Aix en Provence city’s beautiful and historic architecture, fountains, and mansions, as well as Paul Cezanne’s studio.
Dinner at leisure.
After a long day of exploring, return to the Hotel Le Pigonnet, your beautiful and luxurious accommodations for the night.
Day 2: Cassis & Les Calanques
Morning: You will participate in a guided wine tasting in the vineyards of “appellation Cassis,” where Phocaens planted the first grapes 2600 years ago. In the sixteenth century, the vineyards of Cassis became a revolution in Provence, specializing in the development of white wines.
Afternoon: Following lunch in the ancient fishing port of Cassis, you will explore Les Calanques de Cassis from a private boat. You will have the opportunity to see in person the white limestone Calanques of Cassis which formed over 120 million years ago.
Dinner at leisure – your guide will gladly reserve a table for you at one of the best restaurants in the area.
Following dinner, your guide will bring you back to the Hotel Le Pigonnet for the night.
Day 3: Discover the vineyards of Aix-en-Provence
Morning: You will visit two vineyards which produce some of the world’s best rosé (as well as superb reds and whites). Take in the beautiful landscape while tasting the rosés of Provence. Rosé represents 82% of the production in Aix-en-Provence, where vines thrive in the the rich soil and are invigorated by the mistral, the cold and dry wind from the north.
If you desire, you may enjoy lunch at the restaurant Le Relais de Saint Ser which has a beautiful view of the Montagne Sainte Victoire, made famous by the painter Cezanne.
Afternoon: Following lunch, you will enjoy the final tasting of the day at a nearby vineyard.
Dinner at leisure.
Included: Two nights in Hotel Le Pigonnet, including breakfast; Pick-up/Drop-off at the airport or railway station; in-country transportation; the services of a chauffeur and guide; entrance into vineyards; Audio Guide of the Palais des Papes and Pont d’Avignon; Tourist taxes.
Not included: Lunches and dinners, all personal expenses.
3 Days & 2 Nights
Transportation in a luxury 7-seater car