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Ophorus Tours - Provence

Provence

Breathe in endless lavender fields & Provence's charm! Kayak turquoise waters, explore historic cities, savor fresh seafood in Marseille. From charming escapes to action-packed adventures, craft your dream French getaway. Browse our Provence tours & book your escape today!

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Learn more about Provence

Provence: Lavender Fields, Charming Villages & Wine Paradise Escape to Provence, a land of lavender-scented landscapes, charming hilltop villages, and a thriving wine culture. Beyond the Purple Haze 1. Lavender Fields Bloom: Immerse yourself in the fragrant magic of Provence's lavender fields. Witness rows of purple stretching towards the horizon, a truly unforgettable spectacle. We offer tours timed perfectly for peak bloom (usually July). 2. Charming Villages: Explore the timeless beauty of Provence's perched villages. Wander cobbled streets adorned with colorful houses in Roussillon, Gordes, and Les Baux-de-Provence. Our small-group tours ensure a personalized experience. 3. ...

Provence: Lavender Fields, Charming Villages & Wine Paradise

Escape to Provence, a land of lavender-scented landscapes, charming hilltop villages, and a thriving wine culture.

Beyond the Purple Haze

1. Lavender Fields Bloom: Immerse yourself in the fragrant magic of Provence's lavender fields. Witness rows of purple stretching towards the horizon, a truly unforgettable spectacle. We offer tours timed perfectly for peak bloom (usually July).

2. Charming Villages: Explore the timeless beauty of Provence's perched villages. Wander cobbled streets adorned with colorful houses in Roussillon, Gordes, and Les Baux-de-Provence. Our small-group tours ensure a personalized experience.

3. Roman Wonders: Discover the legacy of Rome in Provence. Marvel at the Pont du Gard, a magnificent Roman aqueduct, and explore historic towns like Arles and Orange with their ancient theaters.

A Feast for the Senses

1. Wine Tasting Tours: Embark on a journey through Provence's renowned vineyards. From robust reds in Châteauneuf-du-Pape to refreshing rosés in Bandol, savor the region's diverse wines with our expert-guided tours.

2. Culinary Delights: Provence is a haven for gourmands. Indulge in fresh, seasonal cuisine featuring olive oil, local cheeses, and fragrant herbs. Explore the region's culinary scene on our food tours.

3. Artistic Inspiration: Follow in the footsteps of Van Gogh and other artists who found inspiration in Provence's breathtaking beauty. Visit charming villages and studios that fueled their creativity.

Explore Provence Your Way

1. Aix-en-Provence & Marseille Departures: Conveniently begin your exploration from Aix-en-Provence or Marseille. We offer private and shared tours, catering to different budgets and interests.

2. Full & Half-Day Adventures: Choose from a variety of tours, ranging from half-day excursions to immersive full-day experiences. Explore historical sites, charming villages, or delve into the world of Provençal wines.

Plan Your Dream Provence Escape

Provence offers something for every traveler. Whether you're a nature enthusiast, a history buff, or a wine connoisseur, our expertly-crafted tours ensure an unforgettable journey.

Contact us today and let us design the perfect Provence itinerary for you!

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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.
  • Where to see Lavender fields in France?

    Discover the best places to witness breathtaking lavender fields in France. Plan your lavender-filled adventure with our top recommendations and useful tips for an unforgettable experience. If you're seeking the captivating beauty of lavender fields in France, you're in for an unforgettable experience. France is renowned for its picturesque landscapes, and the sight of vast lavender fields in full bloom is a mesmerizing spectacle. T o ensure you make the most of your lavender-filled adventure, we've compiled a list of the best locations and essential tips for witnessing these fragrant purple landscapes. Provence - The Lavender Paradise: Provence, a region in southeastern France, is the quintessential destination to see lavender fields in their full glory. Home to charming villages, rolling hills, and vibrant lavender plantations, Provence offers a postcard-perfect setting. The Plateau de Valensole, Luberon, and Sault are some of the most popular areas to witness these stunning purple vistas. 1. Valensole Plateau - A Lavender Wonderland: The Valensole Plateau, located in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department, is a dreamlike expanse of lavender fields that seem to stretch to infinity. The best time to visit is typically from late June to early August when the lavender is in full bloom, casting a mesmerizing scent in the air. 2. Luberon - Rolling Lavender Hills: Nestled in the heart of Provence, the Luberon region boasts rolling hills embellished with lavender fields. The charming hilltop villages, such as Gordes and Roussillon, provide an ideal vantage point to soak in the panoramic lavender landscapes. 3. Sault - Lavender Capital: The picturesque town of Sault, perched atop a rocky outcrop, is often referred to as the "Lavender Capital." The annual Lavender Festival in August attracts visitors from all over the world to celebrate the blooming lavender fields in this enchanting area. 4. Drôme Provençale - A Hidden Lavender Gem: For a more serene lavender experience away from the crowds, head to Drôme Provençale. This lesser-known region offers idyllic lavender fields and the chance to explore charming villages like Nyons and Grignan. Useful Tips for Lavender Field Visits: a) Timing is Key: The lavender blooms from late June to early August. Plan your visit during this period to witness the fields at their peak. b) Early Mornings or Late Afternoons: To avoid heavy tourist footfall and capture the best photographs, visit the lavender fields during the early mornings or late afternoons. c) Respect Private Property: While exploring, remember that most lavender fields are private property. Always ask for permission before entering private lands. d) Stay Hydrated: The summer sun can be intense, so carry water and wear appropriate sun protection. e) Embrace the Lavender Souvenirs: Take home a piece of Provence with you by purchasing lavender-scented products and local crafts from nearby shops. France's lavender fields offer an unparalleled sensory experience, enchanting visitors with their vibrant colors and sweet fragrance. To witness these natural wonders at their best, head to Provence, particularly the Valensole Plateau, Luberon, and Sault regions. Don't forget to plan your visit during the blooming season, and follow our useful tips to make your lavender adventure an unforgettable one. Get ready to immerse yourself in the lavender paradise of France!
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