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  • 7 days/6 nights
  • Next Departure: Sep 14, 2014
  • From $3,598 / person
  • ($880 single supplement)

World-famous wines, history dating back to the ancient Romans, idyllic scenery, and delicious cuisine await you on this seven-day walking tour through Provence.

  • Cultural
  • Wine / Gourmet

Activity Level: Moderately Easy

About
This Tour

Welcome to Provence: a vibrant tapestry of fertile vineyards, ancient ruins, colorful markets and the ubiquitous fragrance of honey, thyme, and lavender. Indulge in the earthly pleasures of this magnificent region, rich in history, rustic elegance, and world-renowned cuisine.

  • Soak up one of the grandest views in all of Provence on a deserted rocky promontory in Les Baux.
  • Follow the Sénancole river gorge to Gordes, a tiny village clinging to the edge of the Vaucluse Plateau, where ancient stone castles glow orange in the morning sun.
  • Climb from Saint-Remy into the hills of the Alpilles and walk the cedar woods and limestone cliffs of the Petit Luberon en route to Menerbes, once the home of famed author Peter Mayle.
  • Reward yourself at the end of each day with an exquisite meal, topped off with a sweet local dessert wine, a plate of fromage de chèvre, and a bowl of lavender-infused sorbet.
Provence, world-renowned cuisine
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I liked the whole experience. This was the best trip I’ve ever taken!

Howard Snyder Rock Hill, South Carolina

Itinerary
& Map

Tour Itinerary

7 days/6 nights

Avignon, France (AVN)

Day 1: Saint-Rémy-de-Provence
Day 2: Saint-Remy de Provence
Day 3: Ménerbes
Day 4: Menerbes
Day 5: Gordes
Day 6: Gordes
Day 7: Avignon (departure)

Nights 1 & 2: Hotel de l’Image

Opened in 1998 and extended in 2002, Hotel Les Ateliers de L'Image offers guests a contemporary and refined universe in the heart of Saint Remy de Provence. Since this hotel was established around a photography theme, you can enjoy a dedicated gallery with a private collection, projection hall, and fully equipped photo-labs. Hotel de l'Image has been featured in Condé Nast Traveler as one of 80 Best New Hip Hotels.

Nights 3 & 4: Hostellerie du Roy Soleil

Located in the most prestigious area of Le Lubéron, at the foot of the restored village of Mènerbes, Hostellerie Le Roy Soleil presents an impeccable Provencal-style decor and sweeping views overlooking the village.  This 17th century farmhouse has been lovingly restored. Modern cuisine is served under vaulted ceilings in the dining room and on a flower-decked terrace.

Nights 5 & 6: Hotel le Gordos

Le Gordos is situated in the heart of the Luberon Valley, at the entrance of Gordes. A picturesque village perched on a hill, it is one of the most desired locations in this region. This hotel offers you calming freshness and relaxation, in a luxury location, surrounded by a magnificent park.

Dates, Rates
& Details

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  • 7 days/6 nights
  • Next Departure: Sep 14, 2014
  • From $3,598 / person
  • ($880 single supplement)

Departure Dates

  • Sep 14 2014
  • Oct 19 2014

A few more reasons why you've gotta go…

  • 1. The vineyards: Provence is renowned for its rosés and its table wines. A large variety of grapes is used in Provence to create 140 million bottles of great wine.
  • 2. Château de Lacoste: This famous residence of the Marquis de Sade was destroyed and vandlaized during the French Revolution. Many parts of it were sold for construction materials.
  • 3. The Roman ruins: Explore the remains of the Roman civilization from the most perfectly preserved Roman amphitheater in the world.
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