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    Provence's History & the Riviera's Landscapes
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Provence's History & the Riviera's Landscapes

8 days
Provence & French Riviera
Heritage & History
Sceneries
US$ 2,180 Per traveler, including taxes, based on double occupancy.
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Flower fragrances, glowing colors, Mediterranean tastes and sunshine will delight you.

To save time and energy, we recommend you to fly to Marseille or Nice airport. Otherwise, we can also plan for TGV high speed train connection from Paris to Avignon. 

PROVENCE landmarks

  • Start your trip in a very comfortable B&B for 4 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 gastronomy, we plan for you to spend about 3hrs cooking with Jacques who has been a Chef for 40 years. He can have you work on any special request or wish you may have. Then you will enjoy having dinner of your dishes. 
  • 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 weekprovence riviera map travel

THE FRENCH RIVIERA

  • End your trip with 3 nights in the heart of a lively hilltop village in the back country, 7 miles – 11kms to the beach. Enjoy a peaceful atmosphere – away from the crowds - having a drink at a table at an outdoor cafe or strolling around a farmers’ market. Enjoy staying in a luxury B&B house, full of artwork and with lovely hosts. A very unique place.
  • 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.
  • The easiest solution is to fly out of Nice International Airport - or Marseille, but if needed we can also plan for TGV high speed train connections to Paris or another destination. 

Bienvenue en France !

This itinerary includes

7 nights in premium B&Bs that we personally selected for you
A rental car, with automatic transmission & full insurance coverage, for 8 days
The assurance that you can contact us at any time, for any reason, while you're in France
A guidebook made especially for you and all road maps with recommended itineraries, activities and visits
A French Smartphone with GPS & all Apps you need for this trip

Activities included in this tour

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PROVENCE COOKING CLASS

Spend about 3hrs cooking with Jacques who has been a Chef for 40 years. He can have you work on any special request or wish you may have. Then, you will enjoy a great dinner with Jacky and his wife. 

PETANQUE CLASS

Take a Petanque class in a friendly atmosphere. Petanque is the most popular game in the streets in the south of France. This is a must-do while traveling in Provence & the Riviera.

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