4 days in Provence
Spend 4 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
Arrive at Marseille Airport or Aix en Provence TGV
Morning: Explore Aix-en-Provence’s fresh open markets and ancient architecture and fountains. Aix-en-Provence is an art mecca, best known as the birthplace of Post-Impressionist painter Paul Cézanne, which has preserved sites including his childhood home and former studio.
Afternoon: Enjoy lunch at a restaurant at the foot of Montagne Saint Victoire, often featured in the painter Cézanne’s work. Following lunch, you will participate in a wine tasting at a local vineyard.
Dinner at leisure
After a long day of exploring, you will arrive at the Hotel Villa Regalido, your beautiful and luxurious accommodations for the duration of the tour.
Day 2: Wine Tasting in Alpilles
Morning: In the village Les Baux de Provence, your guide will take you to the monument Carrières de Lumières followed by a tasting at a Baux de Provence winery. The numerous yet unique wines of Les Baux-de-Provence are defined both by the character of their land and the specific choices made by their creators. Since 1995 by a “controlled appellation of origin,” the winemakers of Baux-de-Provence have been united and have continued to preserve their land that is naturally protected and dried by le mistral.
Enjoy lunch at Le Café de la Place in the historic village of St. Rémy de Provence, if you wish.
Afternoon: Following lunch, walk down the streets of St. Rémy, where you’ll find art galleries and local products. Known for its quality of life and beautiful landscapes, St Rémy has hosted Nostradamus and Van Gogh among other renowned names.
Dinner at leisure.
Day 3: The Palais des Papes in Avignon & the wines of Châteauneuf du Pape
Morning: First, you will visit the Palais des Papes and the Pont St. Benezet (audio guide provided). “The Palais des Papes” stands as the powerful symbol of the church’s influence throughout the western Christian world in the XIV Century. Edified in 1335, “The Palais des Papes” was completed in less than twenty years under the leadership of Pope Benedict XII and his successor Clement VI. The beautiful decors in the frescoes inside the palace were painted by Italian artist Matteo Giovannetti.
Do not hesitate to ask your guide for a private tour in the “Palais des Papes.”
Afternoon: Lunch in Avignon at leisure; your guide will gladly reserve a table for you at at the restaurant La Maison Christian Etienne. Following lunch, you will participate in two wine tastings in the vineyards of Châteauneuf du Pape, one of the most famous wine regions in the world. Here are located some of the oldest wineries in France, with old castle ruins dating back to the 13th century. When it comes to world-class red wines, Châteauneuf du Pape is unrivaled! Most visitors do not get to see the landscapes and places that we have carefully selected for you.
Dinner at leisure.
Day 4: Parisian breakfast
Conclude these 4 days in Provence with breakfast in the Hotel Villa Regalido. Following breakfast, your guide will transfer you to Marseille airport or the Aix-en-Provence train station.
Included: Three nights in Hotel Villa Regalido, including breakfast; Pick-up/Drop-off at the airport or railway station; in-country transportation; chauffeur, guide and tours; entrance into all vineyards; Audio Guide of Palais des Papes and Pont d’Avignon; Tourist taxes.
Not included: Lunches and dinners, all personal expenses.
4 Days & 3 Nights
Transportation in a luxury 7-seater car