Best Women only tour of Provence

Written by on November 20, 2019 in Tours in France

Street lined with old houses with white shutters, ornate lamps and bright flowers in Saint Remy Provence

Join a truly fabulous women only tour of Provence in the spring and walk in the footsteps of iconic post-Impressionist painter Vincent Van Gogh. Immerse yourself in the local culture. Indulge in fabulous French cuisine. Discover some of the most beautiful villages in the world. And stay in an enchanting hotel in St Remy-de Provence…

Discover Van Gogh’s Provence

View of the town of Saint-Remy de Provence, ancient stone buildings perched on a hill

For seven delicious days on this ladies only tour you’ll absorb the ambience of the south of France. You’ll discover Van Gogh’s favourite locations in and around sun-kissed Saint-Remy-de-Provence. And you’ll explore some of the most picturesque villages and areas in the world.

You’ll visit nearby Menerbes, made famous by Peter Mayle in his book A Year in Provence. You’ll discover enchanting les Baux-de-Provence, lovely Lourmarin, gorgeous Gordes and ravishing Roussilllon.

Ancient building in St Remy de Provence, the asylum where Vincent Van Gogh stayed

You’ll walk through Van Gogh’s olive fields. And you’ll visit the asylum where he lived and created an astonishing 100 works of art. You’re sure to get goosebumps as you gaze out at the landscapes that inspired his famous painting Starry Night and many more magnificent paintings.

There will be Champagne, rosé and wine tastings plus vineyard visits including the legendary Chateauneuf du Pape. You’ll dine under the stars at wonderfully authentic restaurants.

You’ll even join a fun and fabulous truffle hunt and tasting – authentic Provence at its best. And you will learn the local game of petanque. Plus join a sensational cooking class with a French chef in exquisite Uzes, after shopping at the gorgeous market.

Antiques piled outside a shop on the edge of a stream in Isle-sur-la-Sorgue Provence

You can’t help but fall in love with market at the charming Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, the antiques capital of the south of France. And a detour to the Fontaine de Vaucluse, the source of the river Sorgue means a chance to feast your eyes on the beauty of this enchanting part of Provence. There are just so many details to this trip that really help to make it the best women only tour of Provence.

The most fabulous accommodation

Pretty courtyard of an old manor house, roses growing over the doors, tables and chairs set out

Home will be in a gorgeous boutique villa, it’s spacious suites decorated with soft furnishings and dressed with vintage linens. It’s owned by the Australian writer Vicki Archer (My French Life and French Essence) in the stunning Gallo-Roman village of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. Wandering in this town, the birthplace of Nostradamus with its winding cobbled streets and gurgling fountains gives you a real wow moment. As will your meal at the delectable Michelin starred Hotel De Tourrel Restaurant.

Van Gogh lived and painted many of his most famous works here whilst staying in an asylum from 1889-1890. There’s something very special about Saint-Remy. All who go there fall for its charms including Princess Caroline of Monaco who spends her summers here and British film star Tom Hardy who has a home there. This little village is like a potted Provence with its elegant villas, romantic bistros and pavement café lifestyle.

Your host is American Doni Belau who has lived for many years in France and knows the secrets of Provence. And, on this tour you really will get to see Provence in an authentic way. You’ll make friends with the locals and experience the famed lifestyle of the real south of France.

This is a small group tour that’s a big adventure. Everything is taken care of from transport to meals and ensuring that you have the holiday of a lifetime.

Take a look at the stunning tour details on the Girls Guide to Paris website: ProvencetourinthefootstepsofVanGogh

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