Provence & Riviera in 7 days

Price: 
US$ 1 780
Per traveler, including taxes, based on double occupancy.
From: 
Avignon
Duration: 
7 days / 6 nights
To: 
Nice
Date: 
Anytime
Region: 
Provence & French Riviera
Theme: 
Landscapes & Art

The Provence & Riviera itinerary will take your from must sees to hideaways, from Luberon hilltop villages to the Riviera's wonderful panoramas. Flower fragrances, glowing colors, Mediterranean tastes and sunshine will delight you.

Start your trip in a very comfortable B&B for 3 nights in Avignon. This very quiet house is nestled in a nice garden where you will enjoy relaxing by the pool only 15 minute walk to the heart of Avignon old city. Your Hostess knows the region very well and she will be happy to give you some advice if you'd like.

Avignon, also referred to as “the City of Popes”, is a must see. Explore the palace of the Popes, the well-preserved ramparts and the famous “Avignon Bridge”. From this central point, you can easily tour the salt marshes of the Camargue and visit the Alpilles region, where you will find beautiful Saint Remy de Provence and Vincent Van Gogh favorite landscapes…we will tell you where to buy the best olive oil and lavender products!

If you are interested in history, don’t miss the Roman ruins at Arles, Orange and the Pont du Gard. We will also take you to smaller sites – less famous and much quieter.

If you like wine, we have planned for you a half day to explore one of the wine areas of the region, such as Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Let François, a French sommelier, guide you to several wine makers and, explain you everything about local wines and taste a lot!
provence riviera map

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!

Spend the next 3 nights away from the crowds on the Riviera. You will stay in a small hilltop village in the hinterland about 40 minute drive to Nice. 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 French Riviera, you will have the opportunity to discover some of the most beautiful handicrafts, particularly ceramics, sculpture and painting. You might be tempted to step into a glassblower's shoes and make your own “chef d’oeuvre”. For art lovers, the many art museums of Nice and its surroundings will amaze you with masterpieces by Chagall, Matisse and Picasso.

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 !

This self-drive tour includes : 

Night stays: 
6 nights in Bed & Breakfasts that we personally selected for you
Rental car: 
A rental car, with automatic transmission and GPS, for 7 days
Dinners: 
A «Table d’Hôtes» home-cooked dinner, with your Hosts and fellow travelers
Emergency contact: 
The assurance that you can contact us at any time, for any reason, while you're in France
Guidebook: 
A guidebook made especially for you and all road maps with recommended itineraries, activities and visits

Pictures of the accommodations : 

B&B 1. Your B&B house in AvignonB&B 1. Your B&B house in Avignon
B&B 1. ...tastefully decorated and equipped with AC
B&B 1. After a day sightseeing, relax at the pool
B&B 2. Relax in a convivial house on the Riviera
B&B 2. Enjoy being outside after a day of sightseeing
B&B 2. Taste a delicious dinner cooked by your Hosts

Activities included in this tour : 

wine tasting provence
Picnic in the vineyards

Enjoy a wine tasting of 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!

Petanque, typical game from Provence & the Riviera
PETANQUE class

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.

Tour options

We are glad to customize this itinerary to include:

Additional night stays: 
Additional night stays
Extra activities: 
Extra activities
High speed train tickets: 
High speed train tickets
Specific request: 
Any specific request you have

We can change the routes, the number of persons traveling, the time schedule or the type of vehicle.

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