The Provence & Riviera itinerary will take your from must sees to hideaways, from Luberon stone villages to the Riviera's wonderful panoramas. Flower fragrances, glowing colors, Mediterranean tastes and sunshine will delight you.
Start your trip with 3 nights in a little Provençal village, conveniently located to explore the whole region. Fred & Jo will welcome you to their wonderful house that they have completely restored. In Provence, nature is everywhere : from Camargue salt marshes to Chateauneuf du Pape and its famous vineyards. For thoses who like outdoor activities, there are many hiking trails or biking tours through breathtaking landscapes. We will also tell you where to buy the best olive oil!
If you are interested in history, don’t miss the Roman ruins at Arles, Orange and the Pont du Gard.
A stay in Provence would not be complete without some time in the vineyards. We have handpicked a wine estate that offers a picnic in the vineyards. They produce white, rosé and several red wines...you can taste them all and chose your bottle to accompany a great lunch composed of regional products...with a breathtaking view of Mont Ventoux.
Uncover every mystery of Luberon. We will tell you about some hidden jewels - villages, off the beaten track – not too crowded…so you can experience life in Provence like Peter Mayle did. We can recommend a local market and wine cellar for each day of the week!
To avoid the crowds on the Riviera, we recommend that you stay in a small hilltop village in the back country. Enjoy a peaceful atmosphere while playing Petanque or having a drink at a table at an outdoor cafe, typical southern French activities. Your Hosts will welcome you very warmly and have you share a table d'hôtes dinner around the pool.
In the Riviera hinterland, you will have the opportunity to discover some of the most beautiful handicrafts in France, particularly ceramics, sculpture and painting. You might be tempted to step into a glassblower's shoes and make your own “chef d’oeuvre”. In a quaint village at a stone's throw from the sea, let Guy - your guide - drive you all around the very narrow streets in an electric golf car and will tell you some funny stories about the village and its inhabitants.
But the Riviera is even more than all this. The “Cote d’Azur” is a marvel of fabulous 19th century villas and sapphire water coves.
Wander about the narrow alleyways of the old city of Nice and visit the many famous art museums. Go shopping and enjoy views of the Mediterranean in seaside restaurants from Monte Carlo to Antibes.
Bienvenue en France !
Take a « Petanque » class in a very friendly atmosphere. Petanque is the most popular game in the streets in the south of France. Petanque is a must-do while traveling in Provence & the Riviera.
Enjoy a visit to the cellar, and taste the white, rosé and red wines of the estate. Then, in the vineyards, have a picnic made of local products: charcuterie, cheeses, fruits & vegetables...and of course, the house wine!
Let Guy, who was born here, tell you about his village !