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CDT Provence

Provence's Scents & the Riviera's Shades

13 days
From Avignon to Nice
Gourmet Experience
Sceneries
Art & Museums
US$ 2,970 Per traveler, including taxes, based on double occupancy.
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From Avignon to Nice
Date 
Anytime
Duration 
12 nights / 13 days
Region 
French Riviera & Provence
Theme 
Sceneries, Art & Museums, Gourmet Experience

Delight your senses with Provence & Riviera. Enjoy the sweet scents, vivid colors, flavorful tastes, sunshine and warm wind.

To save time and energy we recommend you to fly in and out of Marseille (or Nice) International Airport. Otherwise, we can also help with TGV train tickets. 


NORTHERN PROVENCE

  • Your itinerary starts with 4 nights in a Bed & Breakfast lying in a lovely village on the slopes of Mont Ventoux in Northern Provence. Your Hosts, have a very comfortable house, decorated in the Provençal style. Phil used to be a Chef in gastronomic restaurants, so be ready for a fabulous Table d’Hôtes dinner!
  • Northern Provence remains the most authentic part of Provence, with little villages and dramatic landscapes. If you are interested in Roman ruins, you'll have a lot to see: the amphitheater at Orange, the arenas at Arles and NÎmes or also the Pont du Gard. We will also take you to smaller sites – less famous and much quieter. For the gourmets, we will recommend a farmers market or a wine cellar for each day of the week!
  • We also plan for you to take a very fun cooking class at a local's place: you will spend the afternoon cooking then savor a great dinner. Dishes can be planned according to your wishes. 
  • Discover Avignon, the city of the Popes, or Chateauneuf-du-Pape red wine vineyards. On the wine subject, 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 and chose your bottle to accompany a great lunch composed of regional products

provence and french riviera mapSouTHERN PROVENCE

  • For the following 4 nights, stay 6 miles from Aix en Provence, in the heights of the city, on the slopes of the Sainte Victoire Mountain. You will be comfortably settled in a typical “mas house”, surrounded by a lovely garden with a swimming pool. From the B&B, you can stroll beautiful trails that will take you on Cezanne footsteps.
  • From there, discover the beauty of Southern Provence as you visit picturesque little villages in Luberon or bigger cities such as Marseille or Aix-en-Provence. Tour the salt marshes of the Camargue, take an easy hike in the calanques near Cassis or visit the Alpilles region, where you will find beautiful Saint Remy de Provence and Van Gogh favorite landscapes…we will tell you where to buy the best olive oil or lavender products!

THE FRENCH RIVIERA

  • About 3hr dive and you will get to the French Riviera, in a lovely historic town, only 8 miles from the worldwide famous city of Nice. The B&B house is located at the top of the town so you will enjoy a beautiful sea view from your room and from the breakfast terrace. You are walking distance to several restaurants and will feel at ease to explore the Riviera region.
  • In the Riviera hinterland, you will have the opportunity to discover some of the most beautiful handicrafts in France, particularly ceramics, sculpture and painting. For art lovers, the many art museums of Nice and its surroundings will amaze you with masterpieces by Chagall, Matisse and Picasso. We have included in this package the museum pass so you won't pay for most of the sightseeing on the Riviera. 
  • But the Riviera is even more than that. The “Cote d’Azur” is a marvel of fabulous 19th century villas and sapphire water coves. From Antibes to Monte Carlo (Monaco), seaside resorts will satisfy all your shopping desires during the day. At night you can rely on the Riviera bars and seaside restaurants to entertain you.
  • Nature is always within reach, with many hiking trails, biking tours or natural rock climbing possibilities in spectacular scenery.

 

What a trip !

This itinerary includes

12 nights in premium B&Bs that we personally selected for you
A rental car, with automatic transmission & full insurance coverage, for 13 days
A «Table d’Hôtes» home-cooked dinner, with your Hosts and other travelers
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

Activities included in this tour

wine picnic provence

PICNIC IN THE VINEYARDS

Discover a local wine estate and enjoy a picnic in the vineyards, with a gorgeous view on the Mount Ventoux.

cooking class provence

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. 

RIVIERA MUSEUM PASS

Get free access to Nice and the French Riviera art museums and sites to visit such as Historical Villas, gardens or aquarium. 

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