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Provence

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WANDER THE LAVENDER FIELDS, and take in the wonders of Provence Perhaps most renowned for the impressively picturesque lavender bloom that occurs each spring, the Provence region of France offers incredible scenery and so much more. From the coast of Marseille inland, Provence melds nature with amazing feats of engineering and architecture. Here, you’ll find towering hilltop villages, colorful port towns, rolling plains of olive groves and lavender fields. Whether you’re traipsing through a fragrant lavender prairie, climbing coastal cliffs, exploring within the medieval walls of a perched village, or enjoying local delicacies such as olive tapenade and cheese, Provence is sure to ...

WANDER THE LAVENDER FIELDS, and take in the wonders of Provence

Perhaps most renowned for the impressively picturesque lavender bloom that occurs each spring, the Provence region of France offers incredible scenery and so much more. From the coast of Marseille inland, Provence melds nature with amazing feats of engineering and architecture. Here, you’ll find towering hilltop villages, colorful port towns, rolling plains of olive groves and lavender fields.

Whether you’re traipsing through a fragrant lavender prairie, climbing coastal cliffs, exploring within the medieval walls of a perched village, or enjoying local delicacies such as olive tapenade and cheese, Provence is sure to fulfill your fantasies of France. The area is also famous for the number of artists that have lived here the most famous being Van Gogh. Join us on one of our half day or full day excursions and begin your journey!

Departing from the town of Aix en Provence or Marseille, we offer Exclusive Small Group Private tours and more affordable Shared Tours. These Full Day Tours or Half Day Tours will take you to the most famous sites of Provence. For the History buffs we have included such wonders as Pont du Gard, Nîmes and Arles Guided Walking Tours or even the most incredible Antique Theater in Orange. For those who are in search of authenticity, our Provence Day Trips include some of the most beautiful villages of the area like Les Baux de Provence, Gordes or Saint Rémy de Provence. As you visit Provence, a day tour to the Luberon region is a must with its quaint villages and great wine tasting opportunities.

Speaking of Wine, there are numerous Wine Tours in Provence that can be organized departing from Aix en Provence. One of the most emblematic wine region here is Chateauneuf du Pape that produces some of the best Syrah wines in the World. Other famous wine producing areas of Provence include Tavel for the Rosé Wines, Bandol and Cassis or lesser known Coteaux d’Aix.

All our tours are conducted by Expert Tour Guides and take place on board recent, fully equipped air conditioned minivans that can take up to 8 persons.

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FAQ

  • Where to visit in Provence France?

    Provence is a delightful region of France to visit. It offers a number of great possibilities when it comes to visits and the choice is quite large in terms of the types of visits you would like to take. The most popular locations to visit in Provence include the cities of Marseille, the regional Capital, Aix en Provence, Avignon and Arles. If you are more into small, quaint countryside villages, then the Luberon region of Provence will probably be your best option. Not far from there, you can also head towards the Valensole Plateau in the months of June and July when the Lavender fields are in bloom. If you are into food & wine, then Provence is the right destination for you! The Vineyards of Provence stretch from one end of the region to the other and you will have no difficulty in finding Provence Wineries that will welcome you to taste delicious Rosé, Reds and Whites produced locally. Food is also a passion here and a great opportunity is to stroll through one of the numerous markets that take place everyday in a village or town of Provence.
  • Where to stay and go in Provence France without a car?

    If you do not have a car and are traveling to the Provence Region of France, then your best option will be to stay in one of the larger towns from where you will be able to take some small group tours to visit the region. Day Trips and excursions depart from Aix en Provence, Avignon and Marseille. Our Provence Tour Company offers day trips from Aix en Provence to the main landmarks of the region on shared tours or private tours.
  • Where to Stay in Provence for Wine Tours?

    The Provence region of France is lucky to possess a wine region that extends from Avignon in the West up to Saint Raphaël to the East making it a very large wine region of France. The Vineyards are separated into different appellations among which the Coteaux d'Aix en Provence, the Coteaux Varois and the Cotes de Provence. You will therefore have many options for your stay in Provence when it comes to wine. The ideal location because of its situation and due to the quality of the wines of the area would be Aix en Provence. The town is ideally located as it is surrounded by the vineyards of the Montagne Sainte-Victoire, the Côtes de Provence as well as the Côteaux d'Aix where you will be able to taste delicious Rosé, Reds and Whites.
  • Where to stay in Provence France?

    Provence is quite a large region of France and there are a number of options of where to stay in Provence depending on the type of holiday or vacation you were thinking of. If you are looking for a stay in a city or town, then you can choose to stay in Marseille, the regional Capital, Aix en Provence, Avignon or Arles. If you are looking to stay in smaller towns or villages to explore the Provence Wine region or take in the beautiful landscapes and scenery of Provence, then one option is to stay in the Luberon region of Provence. Here you will find small towns and villages that will enable you to soak up on the local atmosphere. If your family holiday or vacation is set to stay along the Coast, then there are a number of seaside resorts that will probably be adapted to your wishes. Hyères, La Seyne-sur-Mer, Bandol, Cassis are just a few of the towns and villages that are located along the Coast and that are popular for those who wish to stay along the Mediterranean Coast.
  • Where to fly into Provence France?

    The main airport in Provence France is the one located in the regional Capital of Marseille. The IATA code for the airport of Marseille Provence is MRS.
  • Where to find Herbs de Provence?

    While in Provence France, you will be able to find Herbs de Provence in many locations. Most Herbs of Provence are actually found in the nature. Parsley, Rosemary, Tarragon and Thyme can be picked in a number of areas of Provence knowing that you will need to limit the amount that you can pick and that most of the land where these are located is privately owned. During your stay in the Provence, as you visit the many towns and villages of the region, it will be possible for you to purchase Herbs of Provence mixtures. Today, mixtures will be adapted to the food that you will be cooking and it is now very common to find mixtures for fish, meat, poultry and so on. To be certain to buy the local produce, look for 'Label Rouge' sign on the products that ensure that all spices originate from the Provence Region of France.
  • Where to eat in Provence France?

    The Provence region of France covers a very large area of southern France and therefore it is difficult to answer such a question. As of today, there are close to 400 restaurants that are listed as being good to exceptional in the Provence Region. If you are visiting Aix en Provence, then we can suggest Le Sainte-Estève, Restaurant Mickaël Féval or Restaurant Pierre Reboul. There are also some great restaurant options in the town of Aix en Provence making it a great destination of Provence.
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