Visit the countryside of Peter Mayle's book 'A Year in Provence' and the perched villages he discovered. You will be inspired as he was in the beauty of the Luberon Natural Regional Park with typical stone houses that are part of the landscape. Stop amongst lavender fields in summer (from June 15th to August 15th). Discover exceptional villages of Provence known as " most beautiful villages of France " : Gordes, the Senanque Abbey, Roussillon and Lacoste.
Three highlights of Provence in a half a day. This trip focuses on cultural heritage and natural beauty through the discovery of Les Baux de Provence in the Alpilles area and the Luberon with its perched typical villages; Gordes and Roussillon.
Be part of 2000 years of History through a walking tour in one of the most beautiful towns of the Middle Ages in Provence, Uzès. During the day discover the treasures of the "French Roma" and the famous Roman aqueduct, the Pont du Gard. Finish in Nîmes and its Amphitheatre, a perfect illustration of Roman engineering demonstrating perfect symmetry.
The great vineyards tour will give you the opportunity to discover the best quality wines made in Provence, in the famous "Côtes du Rhône" area. You will learn about wine production, grape varieties and of course, you will taste wonderful wines classified as "crus".
You will follow a path of colors and scents and discover Provence in blue! We will take you to the French capital of Lavender to discover what makes this flower so special. During the day, enjoy many photo stops or just the pleasure of walking amongst lavender.
Following Van Gogh's road, you will discover the Roman city of Arles. In the heart of the Alpilles, you will have the opportunity to discover the monumental "Carrières de Lumières" which hosts extraordinary multimedia shows, unique in the World. In 2018: Picasso and the Spanish Masters!
Then you will have a photo stop at the "Eagle village", Les Baux de Provence, to have a panoramic view of this medieval village. You will finish the tour in St Paul de Mausolé, the famous hospital-monastery in which Van gogh spent a year and created a hundred masterpieces. You will enjoy an unforgettable half-day tour in the footprints of Van Gogh.
Enjoy luminous Provençal landscapes, learn the secrets of the region's history and culture...
Walk the charming narrow streets of Luberon hilltops villages during an unforgettable day. Visit the village of Fontaine de Vaucluse, from where the Vaucluse department's name came back in 1793. This was due to the exceptional feature of the area, the “Vallis clausa”, which means the Closed Valley, from which the river Sorgue springs so mysteriously and which is recorded in official documents from the tenth century. An enchanting place, the source of the river — La Fontaine de Vaucluse — never ceases to intrigue and attract visitors.
You will visit the main spots in both Luberon and Alpilles areas and also the historical site the Pont du Gard. This Roman Aqueduc is one of the biggest in Europe.
2000 years of history : walking tour on the famous roman aqueduc of Provence : le Pont du Gard, ranked as UNESCO world patrimony. Free visit of the antic theatre in Orange an its impressive scene wall, the most well preserved theatre of the roman world. Visit of Châteauneuf du Pape and the Domaine Brotte's wine museum. You will taste the amazing combinationf of wine and chocolate in the chocolate factory Bernard Castelain.
A tour in the heart of the natural parc of Camargue, national reserve of Provence, wild land of exceptional beauty and heritage: Ponds, white horses, pink flamingos, black bulls... Visit of les Saintes Maries de la Mer, capital of Camargue and city of traditions where you'll overlook the mediteranean sea from the top of the town's bell tower (entrance included).
Time is slow in Provence. Visit the highlights of Provence in a Slow Tour: Gordes and its limestone, Senanque abbey and its lavender, Roussillon and its ochre. In Provence, we enjoy tasty and local products: try honey and wine during the tour... Finish your day surrounded by the ochre cliffs in Roussillon! A day of unique experiences!
Take your time in the city of Vaison la Romaine and visit its Roman sites. Discover the beautiful Mediterranean products in the market! With your guide, buy your AOC cheese made by a master cheese maker and taste it with the AOC wines: does the taste match or not? Then, the hilltop village of Séguret welcomes you for a homemade lunch with a wonderful view among the vineyards and the Dentelles de Montmirail. Finish your day with a wine tasting!
Valensole is the place to be if you wish to see endless lavender fields. Walking through the large fields, enjoy the smell, the colors and the charm of this unforgettable village.
You will also spend a pleasant moment in the beautiful village of faïence, Moustiers-Sainte-Marie.
On the way back, you will visit the famous factory of “L’Occitane”.
Discover the 4 colors of Provence within one day: green in Fontaine de Vaucluse, white of Gordes, red in Roussillon and violet of Sault!
In summer, the smell of lavender is everywhere in the valley. This full day tour will allow you to visit the main spots in the Luberon : Gordes and its white limestone, a photo stop at the Senanque Abbey, Roussillon the red and its ocher surrounded by your first lavender fields. The clear see-through green in the charming Fontaine de Vaucluse where the Sorgue river starts from a mountain spring...
You’ll finish your day in the French capital of lavender, the village of Sault, meeting a farmer in his lavender farm and discovering the way the essential oil of lavender is extracted. Then you’ll visit the village of Sault : why not try lavender ice cream?
All day long of different activities:
08:00 - Depart from Avignon, meet at Avignon Tourist Office (address: 41 Cours Jean Jaurès, 84000 Avignon)
10:00 - The Lavender Havest with sickle Championship, folk show, lavender product fair...
12:00 - Country lunch under oak trees (on request, non included)
14:00 - Depart to Gordes for a hilltop village visit with a photo stop at Abbaye de Sénanque
17:00 - Back to Avignon, end of tour.