The French region of Provence is made for explorers—and there's a lot of room to explore. For a solid itinerary, we recommend at least four days to experience a few villages and sun-drenched landscapes. Of course, you can get a taste of the elegant Provençal lifestyle in a day or two; better yet, rent a car and take a long, leisurely road trip through lavender fields, ancient olive groves, clifftop roads, and Mediterranean views. Below, find a range of itineraries ranging from 24 hours to a week (or more).
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With a week to spend in Provence, you can tour the region's highlights, focus your time on a sub-region like Upper Provence, or opt for a trip that also includes a few days in the French Riviera or Paris. Take a road trip through wine country, pedal through lavender fields on a bike tour, cruise around Calanques National Park on a boat, hike and swim in gorges and rivers, take a cooking class at a country estate: there's so much to see and do. Learn more about your options with these unique itinerary ideas.
With ten days in Provence, you can take your time and enjoy the relaxed pace and beautiful scenery of one of France's most famous regions. Opt for a road trip with stops for hiking and a hot air balloon ride, focus on wine country and the beach with a trip plan that includes a detour to the French Riviera, go on a luxury tour that features a private boat outing in Marseille, or explore Provence on an electric bike. Learn where to go and what to do with these unique itinerary ideas.
This two-week adventure covers a great deal of ground while offering a range of unique excursions that capitalize on France's culture, cuisine, and scenery. Start the trip in Nice where you'll take a cooking class and check out towns along the Mediterranean coast. Then pick up a rental car and make your way to Provence, followed by Annecy at the foot of the French Alps. This is where you'll hike for two days—while staying at a mountain hut—before finishing in Paris, the 'City of Lights'.
Experience the quintessential highlights of the Provence region from the Mediterranean Sea to the deepest gorge in France (Gorges du Verdon) on this self-drive itinerary. Along with a mix of outdoor activities and cultural tours, you'll have plenty of free time to explore charming villages, famous vineyards, and UNESCO-listed monuments at your own pace for an adventure to remember.
From the buzzing nightlife of Paris to the quiet charm of Provence's hilltop villages, this eight-day luxury trip delivers a wealth of experiences. Experience the magic of Paris at nighttime and see the city from the Eiffel Tower, then head south for postcard-worthy villages, regional farmer's markets, and family-owned wineries.
If you have eleven free days and France on the mind, this luxury getaway is for you. Spend an afternoon at the Louvre, discover art & history in Marseille, and learn to make a 3-course meal at a scenic Provence chateau. End the trip on the sunny French Riviera coast, where farmer's markets and family-owned wineries are a throwback to a laid-back lifestyle.
If two weeks in France is a dream come true, then this luxury itinerary is waiting for you. From the lights of Paris to the rocky coast of the French Riviera, every moment of this itinerary is packed with unforgettable moments. Spend an afternoon at the Louvre, set sail for the Frioul Islands on a private boat cruise, and sample Provence wine in postcard-worthy villages.
This luxurious ten-day itinerary hits all of France's highlights: food, art, culture, and the French lifeblood—wine. From historic landmarks in Paris to small-town charm of Provence's hilltop villages, there's no shortage of things to do. Learn to prepare a three-course meal at a countryside chateau, sail to the Frioul Islands on a private boat cruise, and ease into a casual south France pace of life.
Spend two weeks exploring Provence the best way we know how: by e-bike! Enjoy the "douceur de Vivre" and let the electric assistance pedaling system do all the work for you. Browse Provençal food markets to find local specialties, see Roussillon’s famous ochre cliffs, spend a day in Fontaine-de-Vaucluse & see the springs, and more!
Spend thirteen perfect days in Paris and Provence on this luxury itinerary. Explore art at the Louvre, set sail for the Frioul Islands on a private boat cruise, and sample Provence wine in postcard-worthy villages. Wrap things up on the French Riviera coast, where sparkling blue water and old-world towns beckon.
Luxury experiences meet a casual pace of life in the south of France on this nine-day getaway. Experience the magic of Paris at nighttime and sample famous French patisseries, then head south to discover art & history in Marseille. End your trip in Aix-en-Provence, where romantic villages and old-world wineries invite you to stay a while.
Discover Provence by E-Bike: Grignan, Vaison, Sault, Roussillon, Fontaine de Vaucluse, Avignon, & More - 8 Days
If you've got eight days to spare and want to explore the South of France in a creative way, this itinerary is perfect for you. You'll ride along quiet countryside roads on an electric bike, so you can let the bike do most of the work! Experience the Provence way of life as you follow the lavender roads at the heart of the Provence hinterland.
Visit the landscapes that inspired famous French painter Cezanne and enjoy views of Mont Ventoux as you bike along quiet countryside roads on this 16-day itinerary. From the cozy cafes and wide boulevards of Paris to romantic Aix-en-Provence, you'll relax and enjoy the "douceur de vivre" as the electric assistance pedaling system on the bikes gives your legs a break.
If fifteen luxurious days in Paris and Provence sound perfect to you, look no further. With bespoke daily activities ranging from cooking classes to private sailing trips, there's no shortage of unforgettable experiences. Sample wine in Provence, soak in art and history in Marseille, and tour romantic Avignon and the old-world Luberon valley.
Take 10 days to stop and smell the lavender as you traverse the fields, vineyards, and villages of Provence on this self-drive trip. This popular region of southeastern France has plenty for your senses to enjoy: take in the scents of soapmaking workshops, sights of the Mediterranean coast, and tastes of famous wines and market-fresh cooking on your adventure.
From the lights of Paris to the laidback atmosphere of the South of France, this luxurious 16-day itinerary is the ultimate vacation. See world-famous art at the Louvre and tour Paris in a vintage car, then head south to explore old-world villages and the sunny coastline. Sample wine in Provence, visit Monaco, tour artisanal perfumeries and more on this getaway.
Provence is home to some of France's most populated spots, and you'll soon see why it's so popular with this two-week self-drive itinerary. Start by looking for the perfect angles to capture the city of Marseilles, then learn to cook with some help from the experts of Aix-en-Provence. Sample well-established wines and olive oils, wander ancient stone streets, and you just may be convinced to join the many residents.
Get a taste for luxury on this weeklong trip to Paris and Provence. Explore Paris on a vintage car tour and visit the city's best patisseries, then head south for a quieter pace of life in Aix en Provence. Here you'll visit romantic medieval villages, prepare a three-course French meal, and sample Provence wine in old-world vineyards.
Everyone's heard of Provence, but few have cycled its quiet countryside roads and explored its many medieval village. You'll get the chance to do just that—effortlessly, on an e-bike. In this 17-day itinerary, which leads from Grignan to Aix-en-Provence in the south, you'll ride pleasant, off-the-beaten-path roads through two nature parks and experience the Provence way of life as you visit the landscapes that inspired the famous French painter Cezanne.
From the big city lights of Paris to quiet chateaus in Provence, get a taste of luxury in France with this twelve-day itinerary. Explore Paris on a vintage car tour, set sail for the Frioul Islands on a private boat cruise, and soak in history and culture in Aix-en-Provence. End the trip on the French Riviera coast, where white-sand beaches and small-town wineries await.
Discover Provence by E-Bike: Grignan, Vaison, Sault, Roussillon, Fontaine de Vaucluse, Avignon, & More - 11 Days
Follow the lavender roads at the heart of Provence and experience the French way of life on this 11-day e-bike tour. Explore Paris’s cozy cafes and wide boulevards, savor Provence flavors like olive oil, Picodon (provencal cheese), & thyme, and see Roussillon’s famous ochre cliffs. Spend a day in Fontaine-de-Vaucluse & see the springs, then explore history & architecture in Avignon.
Discover Provence by E-Bike: Grignan, Vaison, Sault, Roussillon, Fontaine de Vaucluse, Avignon, & More - 10 Days
If ten days spent exploring the quiet countryside roads and medieval villages of Provence sounds like a dream come true, this itinerary is perfect for you. From Paris to Avignon, ride a comfortable e-bike along off-the-beaten-path roads across two nature reserves the land of endless lavender fields as you experience the Provence way of life.
Discover Provence by E-Bike: Grignan, Vaison, Sault, Roussillon, Fontaine de Vaucluse, Avignon, & More - 15 Days
Follow the lavender roads through the heart of Provence and explore medieval villages on this 15-day e-bike itinerary. Visit a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the medieval Avignon, browse Provençal food markets to find local specialties, and see Roussillon’s famous ochre cliffs. Soak in the "douceur de Vivre" and let the electric assistance pedaling system do all the work!
If you've got twelve free days and adventure on your mind, head to romantic Provence for an e-bike tour you'll never forget. Ride along secured off-the-beaten-path roads across two nature parks as you visit small medieval towns, browse Provençal food markets to find local specialties, and visit the landscapes that inspired famous French painter Cezanne.
If you're short on time but won't compromise on experiences, this six-day luxury tour of Paris and Provence is for you. Start with historic landmarks in Paris as you explore the city aboard a vintage car, then head south for a laid-back pace of life. End the trip in Aix-en-Provence where peaceful villages and farm-to-table cuisine beckon.
Savor the tastes of Southern France's Provence region on this six-day road trip itinerary. Take a farm-to-table cooking class, sample the vintages of the Châteauneuf-du-Pape region, and stroll across the songworthy bridges of Avignon with your time in this culinary territory.
See the scenery that attracted the likes of Rénoir, Cézanne, Picasso, and Van Gogh on this 12-day self-drive itinerary. You may even find some artistic inspiration of your own as you cruise down the glittering coastlines, wander through picturesque villages, and sip the vintages of old-growth vineyards.
Whether you're picking up a single sunflower in the market or shelling out for one of the world's most expensive bottles of rose wine, you're sure to find something worth indulging in on this eleven-day road trip itinerary. From France's oldest city of Marseilles, up to the Luberon's hilltop villages, and down to the former seat of the papacy in Avignon, every destination has something new to offer.
Twirl around to the catchy tune of Sur le Pont d'Avignon as you cross said bridge and more on this nine-day self-drive trip. In addition to crossing the celebrated bridge of Avignon, you'll stroll down the Mediterranean coast and through markets, vineyards, olive groves, and more to see all that Provence has to offer.
Discover Provence by E-Bike: Grignan, Vaison, Sault, Roussillon, Fontaine de Vaucluse, Avignon, & More - 9 Days
Bike through the heart of Provence on electric bikes on this nine-day tour. Explore the quiet country roads as you ride about 30 miles per day, stopping at night in peaceful accommodations. From the endless lavender fields of Sault to the blue-green waters of Fontaine-de-Vaucluse, this itinerary delivers plenty of local experiences.
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.
Hop into a heart-pumping two weeks with this exciting itinerary. Whether you're cruising along the Mediterranean coastline outside Marseille, hiking up mountains, descending into the Verdon Gorge, or taking a bike ride around Aix-en-Provence, you're sure you find something that thrills you.
Provence was once the first Roman territory beyond the Alps, and while you won't be riding in as a conqueror, you'll see why they wanted it for their own after this eight-day self-drive trip. Craft your own soap, cruise around the coast of Marseille, cook with ingredients from local markets, and more as you explore the region.
Get your French kicks on this seven-day adventure trip. After a soap-making experience in Marseille, a city known for its savon, you'll head out to Europe's largest gorge for horseback riding, river rafting, a via cordata climb, and more.
Enjoy eight days of adrenaline with this adventurous itinerary. After exploring the streets of Marseille, you'll head into the mountains to meet the Verdon Gorge from all angles via horseback rides, river rafting, climbing, and canyoneering.
Sink your teeth into 16 days of Southern French sensations with this itinerary. You'll experience the markets of Marseille along with a cooking class in a local chef's home, then find your courage to tackle Europe's largest gorge via hiking, horseback riding, canyoneering, climbing, and more. Wind down with more hikes and a bike ride through charming Aix-en-Provence before you head home.
As one of France's first wine regions, Provence has been making wine for more than 2,000 years. Taste the fruits of all that historic expertise and more on this 15-day road trip. You'll stay in six different cities in the region, exploring everything from soapmaking to Sauternes, and modern museums to Roman ruins, as you take in all that Provence has to offer.
Provence gets roughly 2,900 hours of sunshine per year, so you'll have plenty of time to bask in this 13-day road trip through the South of France. You'll make your way from coastal Marseilles inland to experience French farm cooking, hilltop villages, established wine estates and olive oil groves, and even ancient Roman ruins under the southern French sun.
Find both adrenaline and inspiration on this 13-day adventure trip. You'll explore both city streets and wooded paths with professional photographers, ride horses and rafts through Europe's largest gorge, and see the natural sights and urban landscapes that inspired famous Impressionists over the course of your adventure.
Capture your perfect angle, even if it's upside-down, on this 11-day adventure itinerary. In addition to two expert photography workshops, set in coastal Marseille and the mountains around the Verdon Gorge, you'll ride, raft, hike, and climb to some of France's most spectacular views.
Find your French spirit with a six-day swing through the Verdon Gorge, the largest in Europe. You'll start and finish in Mediterranean Marseille, but head to the Verdon region in between for four nights of horseback rides, rafting, and a search for the gorge's famous vultures.
Indulge all of your senses, especially your sense of adventure, on this 15-day trip. You'll cruise to isolated islands in the Mediterranean, inhale the fragrant flower fields of Provence, scope out sunset summits, and more, frequently accompanied by expert guides and professional photographers to make sure you absorb the experience from every angle.
The shoulder season months of May and September are the best times to visit Provence if you like warm weather, clear skies, and beaches without the throngs of tourists. But for travelers who can handle the crowds and surging prices, the summer (June to August) is a close second, as the lavender fields are in full bloom and the French Riviera is open for business. If you’re here in winter (December to February), enjoy a ski holiday in the Southern Alps or stick to the coast for wild carnival celebrations.
April transitions to Provence's shoulder season when visitor numbers increase, yet there are still bargains to be had. The weather is warm during the day and though there are plenty of April showers, they're short and give way to clear blue skies that characterize the south coast. Wildflowers and trees bloom inviting skiers to trade in their ski boots for hiking gear and Arles' marks the start of the bullfighting season with its Easter Feria.
There's something for everyone in March: winter sports on the slopes of the Southern Alps, white water rafting along the Ubaye River, and the cultural delights of Nice's Vieille Ville (Old Town). Spring is here and with that comes warmer weather, blooming flowers, and lively parties for Carnaval.
Hands down May is one of the loveliest months of the year to visit Provence as the warm weather draws in the sun-seekers looking to enjoy the beaches along the French Riviera, as well as partake in the host of activities on offer everywhere else. With so much to do and so much to see let this monthly guide help you plan your Provençal adventure.
Summer is a distant memory with cooling temperatures and changing foliage. The vineyards of Provence transform into a blaze of gold, bronze, and red while towns and villages celebrate the "primeur" tastings of the season’s harvest from months earlier. And with the Toussaint holidays, you can expect reduced hours at major sites and attractions.
The Mediterranean coast remains quiet with near-empty beaches offering a serene environment in a part of France that is crazy busy the rest of the year. Meanwhile, the Provençal Christmas season continues seeing plenty of food and wine festivals, among others, there's the much-sought-after black truffle. Hit the slopes of any of the stellar resorts, shop the winter sales, and discover cultural delights within Lourmarin's Château walls.
February in Provence offers much to the intrepid traveler, no matter the interest. Snowy adventures on the highest peaks of the Southern Alps, blossoming yellow mimosa trees along the southern coast, and festivals to welcome in the spring season pop up in places like Menton and Tourrettes-sur-Loup. Find out what to do and where to go with this February guide.
Despite the heat, soaring prices, and crowds, June offers sublime beach-perfect weather tempting the first bathers into the sea. Not to mention a chock-full roster of festivals and events, including the popular Fête de la Musique. Read this monthly guide to learn more.
July is undoubtedly the busiest time of the year and for good reason, as the weather is beach-perfect, the festival season is in full swing, and Provence's famous lavender fields are blooming. This is also the month of France's biggest holiday, Bastille Day, with celebrations all over the region. Read on for more tips on where to go and what to expect in Provence this month.
Even though it’s the rainiest month of the year, it’s still Provence. That means the showers are short and heavy, leaving you time to enjoy the bouts of sunshine. Plus, the Mediterranean Sea is pleasant enough to entice beachgoers and harvest festivals are plenty. Let this monthly guide help you find the best places to visit and things to do.
There’s a welcome change in the air as August’s chaos turns into September’s calm. Temperatures taper off as the month progresses and the holidaymakers migrate home. Plus, the vineyard's darkened vines bear grapes ready for the picking: it’s the start of the vendange (grape harvest) season!
Though the nights are a little longer and the days cooler, December kicks off La Calendale Christmas season in Provence brightening spirits. Every village, town, and city gets a festive makeover of twinkling lights, lively window displays, and bustling Christmas markets. Plus, it's time to hit the slopes of the Southern Alps now that the ski season is underway.
If you can’t beat the crowds, you might as well don your party hat (or swimsuit!) and join in the revelry. August sees plenty of festivals, the French join tourists on their holidays, and the extensive coastline teem with beachgoers and traffic. To avoid disappointment, book activities and restaurants in advance and read on as this guide will tell you what to do and where to go.