Tour South of France in style | Provence to Cotes du Rhone

Written by on May 14, 2018 in Tours in France

Discover the most wonderful places in the south of France from Provence to Cotes du Rhone on this luxury 10-day, small group tour.

Explore the sun-drenched region of Provence as well as Nice and Lyon. Highlights include visits to the monumental Palais des Papes in Avignon, exquisite Aix-en-Provence, beautiful Saint-Remy, always lovely Saint-Paul-de-Vence, the fragrant Luberon Valley, plus wine and chocolate tasting in the Rhone Valley.

Cote d’Azur and Provence

When you start off with a visit to Monaco and the exquisite medieval village of Éze which clings to the rock 1,000 feet above the Mediterranean, you know that this is going to be a fabulous visit to France.

You’ll visit Nice, Antibes and Cannes and stop off in the lovely village of Biot, well known for its glass blowing artisans.

After staying in Saint-Paul-de-Vence, Aix-en-Provence one of the most loved parts of Provence will win your heart for sure. The city of 1000 fountains just oozes charm, once seen, never forgotten.

Fontaine de Vaucluse is on the itinerary as well as the famous Abbey de Senanque, where the monks cultivate lavender in a picture-perfect location. Roussillon and its ochre coloured houses, Oppède-le-Vieux and Lacoste will intoxicate you.

Roman ruins and wine

You can’t go to Provence and not try the exquisite Cote du Rhone wines of Gigondas, Rasteau, and Vaqueyras – tastings are all laid on for you as well as spectacular vineyard visits.

The Roman theatre in Orange is incredibly preserved, Louis XIV said of it when he visited that it was the most beautiful wall in his kingdom. Lunch at the ruined castle of Chateauneuf-du-Pape, the fabulous market at Uzes, Pont du Gard, another preserved Roman legacy and the Palais des Papes in Avignon.

And… it doesn’t end there.

Lovely Les Baux-de-Provence and the fascinating Carrieres de Lumieres, an underground art venue that’s truly extraordinary awaits as well as awesome Arles. You really are in the footsteps of the great artists who have captured Provence on canvas from Van Gogh to Cezanne and Picasso.

You’ll visit the famous Valhrona chocolate factory for a tasting you won’t forget in a hurry, the scent of chocolate is simply amazing.

This tour is a small group tour, it’s luxurious and will feature top rate accommodation and delicious dining all the way – utterly irresistible!

Check the website or contact the organisers for dates and details – this tour is popular because it really is something special so it gets booked up quick.


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