Known as "mini Paris," Aix-en-Provence sits in the heart of the Provence region, known for its charm, lavender, wine, and unique signature cuisine. Spend time exploring these claims to fame with cooking classes, wine tastings, drives through lavender fields, and walking tours. Then head out into the countryside and discover more Provençal charm, such as in the city of Avignon, the scenic hilltop villages of Luberon, or the impressive Verdon Canyon.
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Winding its way through scenic Provençal countryside, the spectacular Verdon Gorge is Europe's largest canyon and a paradise for outdoor adventurers. On this family-oriented itinerary, you'll base yourself in the fairytale village of Moustiers-Sainte-Marie for a week of hiking, horseback riding, kayaking, and canyoneering. In between high-adrenaline activities, visit the blooming lavender fields of the Valensole Plateau and explore the charming city of Aix-en-Provence.
This family-friendly itinerary features heart-pumping fun and adventure in Southern France's Gorges du Verdon, the largest canyon in Europe and your playground for the next 9 days. You will raft the Verdon River, hike the edge of the canyon, paddle Lac de Sainte-Croix, and climb Via Cordata for an exceptional experience, ending your stay in Aix-en-Provence.
Take every matter of transport on this ten-day adventure trip. You'll cruise along the coast of Marseille, ride horses up to Sainte-Croix Lake, and tackle the Verdon Gorge by foot, river raft, and via cordata climb to take in the wild face of Europe's largest gorge.
Take a dive into nine days of adventure with this expedition. Start off by exploring Marseille and the French Mediterranean coast, then head inland to the Provençal Alps and Verdon Gorge. You'll ride horses, raft down rivers, climb along the canyonside, and more before you return to Marseille.
Tackle 12 days of excitement with this adventure trip. After exploring France's oldest city, Marseille, you'll head out to the Verdon Gorge region. Hike along its edges to discover the wild animals and plants, then descend into the Gorge via climbs and canyoneering to experience it from all angles. You'll end your trip in Aix-en-Provence, home to some of Cézanne's favorite landscapes.
This 6-day getaway immerses you in the rhythms of Provençal life, starting among the stunning landscapes of the Verdon Gorge. Settle into the fairytale village of Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, then venture into the wild river canyon by canoe. Switch gears and head to the coast to discover the flavors of Marseille with a gourmet walking tour, then bid Provence farewell as you hop a train to Paris and toast your final night with a romantic dinner cruise along the Seine.
France is known the world over for its romance, but there might be no other region that encompasses its quintessential beauty—the cities, villages, hills, and beaches—quite like Provence. This is where the countryside meets the coast, where the Alps meet lavender fields, and where the French Riveria runs from Marseilles to the Italian border. Experience it all on this luxurious 12-day driving tour.
Spain and France Road Trip: Barcelona, Carcassonne, Verdon Gorge, Aix-en-Provence, Lyon, & More - 13 Days
From tapas in Barcelona to wine in the Luberon, this thirteen-day cultural and cuisine tour of the Mediterranean Coast and Provence dives deep into local life. Visit Sagrada Familia and explore Dali's life in Catalan, then head to France to explore Cathar Castles and drive quiet backcountry roads through medieval villages. End in Lyon, the food capital of France.
Spain and France Road Trip: Barcelona, Carcassonne, Verdon Gorge, Aix-en-Provence, Lyon, & More - 14 Days
Leave all your worries behind on a two-week trip to the Mediterranean Coast and Provence. Start in Barcelona, where tapas and art nouveau capture the mind and taste buds. Head to Carcassone for medieval castles and wine tasting, then road trip north to explore the Verdon Gorge, Europe’s highest canyon, and taste the best of Lyon’s cuisine.
Spain and France Road Trip: Barcelona, Carcassonne, Verdon Gorge, Aix-en-Provence, Lyon, & More - 15 Days
If fifteen days exploring the Mediterranean Coast and back roads of Provence sounds perfect to you, keep reading. This itinerary starts in Barcelona, where you'll find the best tapas in the world—bar none. From here, follow Salvador Dali's footsteps in Catalan, then cross the border to France where medieval castles, farmers markets, and Europe's biggest canyon await your discovery.
Spain and France Road Trip: Barcelona, Carcassonne, Verdon Gorge, Aix-en-Provence, Lyon, & More - 16 Days
Spend sixteen days soaking in the culture and sunshine in Barcelona and southern France. From massive art nouveau churches in Barcelona to Dali's artwork in Catalan, the Mediterranean coast fills the soul. In France, Luberon wine, farmer's markets in Aix-en-Provence, and some of the world's best gastronomy in Lyon keep you coming back.
Spain and France Road Trip: Barcelona, Carcassonne, Verdon Gorge, Aix-en-Provence, Lyon, & More - 17 Days
Barcelona, the Mediterranean Coast, and the South of France—what could be sweeter? From art nouveau, Roman ruins, and tapas in Catalan, to fortified medieval ruins in Carcassone and Cathar Castles in the countryside, there's no shortage of things to see and eat. The remainder of the trip brings more of the same: hiking in Europe's highest gorge and a culinary tour of Lyon.
This eighteen-day itinerary to the Mediterranean Coast and south of France covers it all: food, wine, history, and so much more. Feast on tapas in Barcelona and explore Dali's legacy in Catalan, then hop the border to visit hilltop castles and go wine tasting. Hiking in Europe's biggest gorge and a road trip along Napoleon's route to Grenoble round out this trip.
Explore the iconic landscapes that inspired the French Impressionists on this scenic 10-day road trip through the South of France. Starting in Nice, you'll journey west past glittering coastlines, hilltop villages, and rolling countryside to reach Aix-en-Provence. Along the way, unforgettable Provençal experiences await: create your own perfume in Grasse, tour the wineries of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, see the lavender fields of Lavensole, and discover the villages of the Luberon by E-Bike.
If you've ever wanted to explore art in Barcelona, stroll through Avignon's quiet streets, or go wine tasting in the south of France, this 19-day itinerary is perfect for you. From Salvador Dali's legacy in sunny Catalan to Cathar Castles in Carcassone, you'll see the region's highlights and dig deep into the local culture. End the trip with a road trip north to Lyon along Napoleon's route for a sampling of France's best cuisine.
From the sunny, white-washed homes of Catalan to the snow-capped Alps of Grenoble, this 20-day trip showcases highlights and immerses you into the local culture. Stroll around Barcelona’s Magic Fountain of Montjuic at night, explore Roman ruins in Tarragona, and trace Salvador Dali’s path in Catalan. Drive peaceful country roads in the South of France as you check out the Cathar Castles and road trip along the Napoleon Route.
See it all on this comprehensive three week trip to the Mediterranean Coast and the South of France. From tapas in Barcelona and Roman ruins in Tarragona, to Cathar Castles and Luberon wine in Carcassone, there's no shortage of history and culinary delights. Drive peaceful country roads, browse markets in Aix-en-Provence, and explore the cuisine of Lyon—France's gastronomic epicenter.
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