Top Experiences in Provence

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Valley between Les Baux de Provence and the Alpilles Mountains
Self guided
Take a day trip out to Fontvieille, a village famous for its olive groves in the Alpilles Mountains. Fittingly, the first stop is a 13th-century Provençal farmhouse, where the owners will take you on a tour of their estate. Next, sit down to taste olive oils, learning how to differentiate between types, and use each in cooking. Next, follow along with a professional chef as they lead you in a cooking class based on these local olive oils, then sample the fruits of your labor!Next, follow the Route de Vins through the Alpilles Nature Reserve and visit the area's famed wine estates. First, start at the Estoublon Chateau in the Baux-de-Provence Valley, a luxury estate known for its rich history and unusual architecture. Then, continue to the pine forests and oak groves that surround the Domaine du Grand Fontanille. This estate sits in a microclimate that creates wines with distinctive aromas, particularly organic reds and roses made from syrah, grenache, and cabernet sauvignon grapes.Then, turn toward Arles and stop at the Grand Castelet wine estate, covering nearly 500 acres (200 hectares) along the Rhône River with vines, woods, and other crops. The owner's family has passed down their winemaking knowledge through generations and harvest fresh grapes on paths surrounded by 100-year-old sycamores. Finally, stop at the Mas Carlin, a family estate serving red and rosé wines exclusively crafted using the saignée method, with citrus, mango, and dried fruit notes. You'll sip...
Lavender fields of Provence
8.5 hours
Private group
Explore Provence's beautiful lavender fields, focusing on the picturesque Sault or Roussillon areas, where the most colorful lavender plants bloom. Along the way, discover authentic Provence, with its typical villages, lively markets, amazing landscapes, and more. Start by immersing yourself in the genuine atmosphere of Provence with a traditional Provençal market. Enjoy strolling through the typical stalls, full of local and fresh products that will delight your taste buds.Then, head for Sault, known as the "capital of lavender," or idyllic Roussillon. The drive itself is just as scenic as stopping in the fields! Upon your arrival, make the most out of your free time to stroll along the charming village streets and purchase some unique souvenirs of Provence. Also, don't forget to take pictures of the marvelous landscape surrounding you!Next, continue to explore the beauty of Provence and other villages. Start with Gordes, perched in the Luberon area and classified as one of the most beautiful villages in France, proven with its spectacular views overlooking the surrounding villages.Then, drive to the Senanque Abbey, a majestic Cistercian monument surrounded by even more beautiful lavender fields (blooming from June 15th to July 15th).End your journey by visiting the Lavender Museum. Learn how to produce essential oil, watch educational films, and enjoy presentations of old machinery. By the end, you'll be an expert in Provence's "purple gold!"Discover more unique...
On the coast of France's southeastern Provence region, you'll find two charming Mediterranean villages: Cassis and Bandol. Besides the old-world charm, these villages are known for many things, including breathtaking natural beauty. Cassis sits on the edge of Calanques National Park, famous for its hidden coves and large limestone sea cliffs. Bandol is known for its crescent white-sand beach, which appeals to sunseekers of all stripes. Both areas, however, are known for their hundreds of acres of vineyards that produce stellar wine. While exploring these two villages, you can sample some of the best.Provence, in general, is renowned for its fine rosé wines, but Cassis is more famous for whites while Bandol leads in reds and rosés. You'll visit some of the most famous wineries in this region and enjoy tastings overlooking beautiful terraced vineyards and the Mediterranean Sea. The tastings also include tours of the facilities, which offer insight into the production process. Plus, there's a stop at Cape Canaille, which overlooks Cassis from the east for even more jaw-dropping views. The excursion ends with a leisurely lunch back in the postcard-worthy fishing village of Cassis.Discover more culinary experiences in France and other unique excursions in and around Marseille.

Experiences in Provence, France

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The lavender fields of Provence
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Provence's claim to fame might be its rolling lavender fields, but there's a lot more to enjoy in this region of France. It's a gastronomically rich area filled with vineyards, olive groves, and agricultural land, so tasting or preparing its Provençal cuisine is a must. You can also enjoy wine tastings and exploring historic villages like Aix-en-Provence, Avignon, and other hamlets dotting the hills.

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