Our trip to the Rhone valley and the Luberon - May 4 - May 13, 2022

Traveler: Russ R. - Local specialist: Simon Hardy

Simon was very attentive and designed a wonderful trip for us. We visited Lyon, Avignon, the Luberon, and Marseille. It was a good balance of planned activities and free time for exploration on our own. Each stop had something memorable. In Lyon, the gastronomy walking tour peas our favorite. In Avingon, Pont de Gare and a side trip to Nimes. Both the cooking class and the e-bike tour were great, and staying in Roussillon was superb. We didn't have much time in Marseille so that was some... read more

Simon was very attentive and designed a wonderful trip for us. We visited Lyon, Avignon, the Luberon, and Marseille. It was a good balance of planned activities and free time for exploration on our own. Each stop had something memorable. In Lyon, the gastronomy walking tour peas our favorite. In Avingon, Pont de Gare and a side trip to Nimes. Both the cooking class and the e-bike tour were great, and staying in Roussillon was superb. We didn't have much time in Marseille so that was some place we'll have to return to on another trip.

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Le Clos de la Glycine

Roussillon

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Roussillon is a stunning location and this hotel is right in the center of the town. Our room had a patio with a gorgeous view of the ochre cliffs and across the valley. It was a few weeks before prime lavender season but everything was lush and green. The room was spacious for the three of us. And breakfast on the terrace was delicious, plus the view...

Tips for future travelers

Our room had a hot tub (not all do), check so you can be prepared.

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Hotel de l'Horloge

Avignon

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Great location in Avignon, central, near the Pope's Palace. Breakfast was excellent.

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Cultural and culinary walking tour

Lyon

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Guide was amazing, very easy going, lots of interesting facts. He was also good at engaging the group. The tasting locations were all excellent as well. Learned a lot.

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Simon Hardy, local specialist, responded to this review:

Bonjour Russ, thank you very much for this detailed review and nice comment! I am glad you enjoyed and learned a lot during this trip to Southern France. I am glad your family enjoyed it too.
A bientôt in Marseille !
Simon