- Learn to cook like a local during a Provençal cooking class
- Explore the villages of the Luberon on an electric bike
- Taste local varietals during a full-day wine tour
- Sightsee in medieval Avignon, the "City of the Popes"
|Day 1||Arrival in Avignon||Avignon|
|Day 2||Electric Bike Tour in the Luberon||Bonnieux|
|Day 3||Italian & Provençal Cooking near Gordes||Bonnieux|
|Day 4||Wine tour around Luberon||Bonnieux|
|Day 5||Depart Provence|
Day 1: Arrival in Avignon
Arrive in the south of France at Avignon train station. This medieval town is centrally located in Provence. You'll start the trip on a high note with dinner at the Michelin-starred restaurant of La Mirande; afterward, take a stroll around the city's beautifully illuminated historic center.
Day 2: Electric Bike Tour in the Luberon
Today, you'll explore the Luberon, including Luberon Regional Nature Park. Connect with your guide and start the excursion with a hike in the mountains. Next, hop on an electric bike and ride along quiet country roads. You'll stop along the way in villages like Lacoste, Ménerbes, and Oppède le Vieux. There will be a lunch break in either Ménerbes or Oppède le Vieux, where you have the choice to dine at a restaurant or enjoy a picnic. Along the route, you'll also have time to visit the vineyards and lavender fields in the area. Following the tour, return to Bonnieux for the evening.
Day 3: Italian & Provençal Cooking near Gordes
Between Gordes and Bonnieux, the cooking school of Chef Giuseppina is located in the village of Goult. Before your cooking class begins, you'll visit the local market to choose ingredients and produce. Then, under the chef's supervision, you will prepare a range of traditional dishes from the Luberon region. Sip local wine while you enjoy the meal under the shade of olive trees.
Day 4: Full day Wine tour around Luberon
Today, accompanied by an expert guide, you will learn about the characteristics of the Luberon's terroir and winemaking traditions. Travel in a private car through the beautiful south Luberon wine area, basking in the Mediterranean climate and learning about the process behind wine-making. You'll take a break for lunch (and more wine) in the picturesque village of Lourmarin, which is considered one of the most beautiful villages in France.
Day 5: Depart Provence
After breakfast, depending on your schedule, you'll head to the nearest TGV station to board a high-speed train to Paris or Nice. This concludes your grand Provençal adventure. Au revoir!