Barack Obama and his family recently visited Provence, choosing a village near Avignon as their base for exploring the region. Follow in their footsteps with this 7-day trip inspired by their itinerary—you'll dine at the Michelin-starred restaurant where the presidential family enjoyed a celebratory meal, shop in the same off-the-beaten-path village known as the "Provençal Venice" for its charming canals, visit the region's best vineyards, and more.
Next, head inside the Palais des Papes (Pope's Palace), the largest gothic-style palace in Europe. In this maze of galleries, chambers, and chapels, enjoy luxurious furnishings and sumptuous decoration from the medieval period.
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Itineraries with Avignon & the Pope's Palace Walking Tour
This six-day trip to France's famously beautiful Provence region allows you to experience its highlights. On top of touring the area's national parks and vineyards, you'll spend time in historic Marseille, plus travel around the Luberon massif, which is home to ancient hilltop villages. You'll also indulge in outdoor and gourmet excursions all while enjoying the amenities of the lavish hotels in which you'll be residing.
Thirteen days may be unlucky, but there's nothing unlucky about this thirteen-day honeymoon itinerary to France's main regions. Spend some time in Paris, where a day trip to the fairytale Chambord & Chenonceau chateaus whisks you away to a story. Stop in Lyon for some wine and Avignon for small villages, then end in Nice, where white-sand beaches and breathtaking sunsets await.
Discover Provence by E-Bike: Grignan, Vaison, Sault, Roussillon, Fontaine de Vaucluse, Avignon, & More - 13 Days
This thirteen-day adventure through Provence's quiet countryside roads is just shy of two weeks, but it's certainly not shy about delivering experiences. From the Rhône Valley with its endless vineyards and lavender fields to Roussillon’s famous ochre cliffs, you'll enjoy the "douceur de Vivre" with the electric assistance pedaling system on your e-bike.