When the Good Lord begins to doubt the world, He remembers that He created Provence
Frederic Mistral, Provencal Poet
A Week in the Heart of Provence
Join me for an extraordinary small group tour that unveils the hidden treasures of Provence. This carefully curated, all-inclusive experience promises to create lifelong memories. We will journey through time as we explore Roman ruins and visit medieval cloisters and castles, immerse ourselves in the picturesque landscapes, soak in the lively ambiance of farmers markets, connect with vibrant locals, taste award-winning wines, relish in mouthwatering cuisine, and embrace the warm hospitality that awaits us.
Choose Your Trip Dates
June 3rd to June 10th (7 nights)
June 17th to June 24th (7 nights)
Each Group is limited to 6 lucky people
We will meet you at Lyon Saint-Exupery Airport on the day of your arrival, and drive to a beautiful historic home in the heart of the Côtes du Rhône Wine appellation, steps away from a medieval castle. All rooms are air-conditioned and have en suite bathrooms.
The walled garden with its sunny swimming pool offers a serene opportunity to relax upon arrival, and massages can be booked to help you get over the jet lag.
The house lies within easy driving distance to Avignon, Orange, Vaison La Romaine, Nyons, Buis Les Baronnies, and countless scenic villages, allowing for many exciting excursions.
Our week in Provence will be leisurely, soaking in the vaunted charm of the region as we visit outdoor farmers markets, meet producers, and enjoy the local cuisine. We will take a Provencal cooking class, taste excellent wines, olive oil, honey and other regional delicacies. Medieval churches, Roman ruins, the World Heritage site of Avignon, lavender farms, and walks in the sun-drenched countryside are sure to steal your heart.
The Trip Cost Includes:
- Transfer from Lyon Saint-Exupery airport to our home in Provence.
- All meals during your stay including a fabulous Michelin Starred restaurant in Avignon
- All excursions, guided visits, and cooking class
- Transportation while in France.
- Not included: flights, optional spa or massage treatments, travel insurance, optional souvenir and snack purchases
Cost per person, double occupancy:$5,250.00. Single occupancy supplement, $1,000.00 Non refundable deposit required: $2,625.00 (50%). Balance due by May 1st 2024.
Reserve My Trip
A 50% non-refundable deposit confirms your reservation. Once the deposit is received, I will send you a signup form with additional information and details of our trip program, along with a few questions and recommendations on booking your flights, to help you get ready for your trip to Provence. If you desire a suite to yourself, just let me know and we will accommodate your preference.
Travel Documents & Other Practicalities
American citizens need a valid US passport to enter France. No visa is required. I recommend that you purchase travel insurance in case you need to cancel your plans. The tour is inclusive, but some cash in Euros and a spare credit card or debit card are useful in case you want to bring home souvenirs and for small purchases while abroad. Remember to bring needed prescriptions, and put them in your carry-on in case checked luggage gets delayed.
Dress code in Provence is relaxed, and June weather is usually mild and sunny. Bring comfortable clothes that mix and match, walking shoes, and some favorite accessories, but leave room in your luggage for the fun stuff you are sure to find during the trip. A lightweight duffel bag that you stuff in your suitcase on the outbound flight may come in handy on the way home.