Provence counts beautiful cities like Avignon, Aix en Provence, Nimes and classic villages like Gordes, Roussillon, Cassis.
Our recommendation is to split your vacation to Provence into two parts (North and South).
North of Provence tours enjoy the spirit of the historical city of Avigon, where you can relax on the terrace of a café and celebrate with a glass of rosé in the sunshine, and the Luberon region with its picturesque villages, wineries and lavender fields. While you are in Avignon, discover the fantastic Roman heritage of Nimes and Arles, or tour the Camargue Sauvage with its pink fields, wild bulls and spirited horses.
South Provence tours leads you to Marseille, Aix en Provence, the fishing village of Cassis, Alpilles Régionale Parc…With stunning wineries along the way!
Provence Wine Tours
Provence wines have existed since Romans ruled the land; here are almost 20 centuries of history.
The Luberon wines are very nice and you will enjoy their easy drinking wines. Still, wine enthusiasts cannot miss tours to Chateauneuf du Pape, Gigondas and Muscat de Beaume de Venise.
South Provence wines are also very interesting. Here you will discover the lovely wines of the Alpilles, and nearby Nimes as well. In this part of Provence, Pascal’s favorites are grown in Cassis and Bandol. When you do a Provence Wine Tour, you will taste all three: Whites, Reds and Rosés.
Provence Heritage and Culture
Provence’s Roman heritage is spectacular with the Orange Anthic Theater, Nimes, Arles, Pont du Gard, just to name a few.
The fortified city of Avignon and the Pope’s Palace is another “must-do” stop. Nearby, you can also discover the Luberon and its picturesque and historical villages like Gorde, Iles sur la Sorge, and Roussillon.
Marseille, France’s second largest city is also very beautiful, bustling, and full of excitement. If driving, please prepare yourself for the very busy traffic there.
Beside taking in the magnificent fortified town of Aigues Morte, Camarge is a great destination for nature lovers with its horses, wild bulls, and bird watching flamingos.
Finally, be sure not to miss the picturesque fishing villages of Cassis, Sanary-sur-Mer and Bandol along the Mediterranean coast.
Provence Food and wine tours
France is the most iconic destination for fine dining and gastronomy in the world, and Provence is no small part of that. Due the warm weather from May to October an abundant variety of delicious fruits and vegetables are to be found here. Taste the delicate olive oils; Pascal’s recommendation is the golden Beaux de Provence. Savor that a majority of the cheeses in this region are crafted from goat or ewe milk. Another “must try” is the famous Banon rolled into a vine leaf.
Finally, Provence wines are certain to be a part of your experience. With a large diversity of grapes and over 30 appellations from Costières de Nîmes to Luberon, and from Bandol to Chateauneuf du Pape, don’t hesitate to taste as many as possible.