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From USD 5,399 per person
Hosted by Art In Voyage’s executive chef, James Beard nominee and award-winning executive chef Kevin Fonzo, our guests will be immersed in some of the most incredible combination of tours and activities centered around food, wine, history, culture and outdoors.
You will experience some of the best and most colorful markets of Provence, in addition to the incredible wine region of Gigondas, Chateauneuf du Pape and Bandol. We will take you on an afternoon of yachting the crystal clear waters of Cassis and neighboring islands while drinking some of the region’s rose, or for a picnic in lavender and sunflower fields.
Accommodated at our estate, in your very own suite, you will be pampered by our team while making this haven of peace and quite YOUR home for the whole week.
Your Journey Directors
Awake your senses
Let the vivid colors and the smell of Provence enfold you: lavenders and sunflower fields, olives and truffles, crystal clear waters, landscapes that inspired the likes of Van Gogh, Matisse or Cézanne.
Dive into a new culinary world
Join our chef for local markets, cooking classes and nice homemade dinners. Discover the culinary treasures of Provence such as bouillabaisse, boeuf en daube, local spices and herbs. Treat yourself with dinners at some of the most famous restaurants in the region! And wrap the all with great wines of the region!
Take a leap into the past
Discover the incredibly rich history of Provence: medieval bridges, abbeys and cities, charming villages, fishing harbors, the Pope's Palace in Avignon, a miniature Champs Elysées alive with restaurants and shops in Aix en Provence and so many other surprises.
Be at home in Provence
Indulge in our luxury home for the week, a refurbished 18th century farmhouse. Enjoy a dip at the pool boasting incredible views of the valley or simply take a walk to the village of Gordes.
All activities are optional in attendance
Day 1: Welcome to Provence
Day 2: Gordes - Avignon
Day 3: Cooking class, lavender distillery and honey farm
Day 4: Cassis - Aix en Provence - Yacht cruise
Day 5: Chateauneuf du Pape - Gigondas
Day 6: Farmhouse cooking class - Gordes
Day 7: St Remy de Provence - Les Baux de Provence
Day 8: Take the opportunity to extend your stay
OUR HOME BASE
Surrounded by over 100 Almond trees and sitting on the edge of Gorde’s valley, l’Amandiere is our little piece of heaven in Provence, minutes by foot from one of the most beautiful villages of France: Gordes
L’ Amandière is a charming property, entirely used built in the famous local “Gordes stones”. Surrounded by imposing dry-stone walls for complete privacy, it boasts exceptional views of the Luberon Natural Park, the village of Roussillon and the Monts de Vaucluse.
The old bastide has recently been renovated and enlarged, accommodating 14 guests in 7 beautifully appointed en-suite rooms. Local colors were introduced to the very humble interior, carefully decorated, without excess or opulence.
A garden of 4200 m², including olive trees, almond trees, cypresses, offers many corners of rest in the shade. The heated pool of 5 x 12m and its large pool house of 50 m2 open up to an exceptional view while offering maximum sunshine.
L’ Amandiere is place of unique charm in an idyllic and peaceful setting where reigns a very special atmosphere of calm and serenity.
THIS JOURNEY INCLUDES
7 nights at l'Amandiere, in beautifully appointed en-suite bedrooms Open bar at the property (liquor and wines) Complimentary beverages at the property Daily maid service
7 traditional breakfasts 5 professionally prepared dinners at home (dinner preparation at the property by our chefs may be attended by our guests) 2 dinners at local gourmet restaurants 2 lunches following the cooking classes (one at the property, one off-site) 1 picnic lunch, 1 light lunch on the boat, 1 lunch at the property
2 cooking classes 2 wine tastings at wine estates 7 excursions (Gordes, Avignon, Abbaye de Senaques, Aix en Provence, Cassis, Saint Rémy de Provence, les Baux de provence) 1 Catamaran tour 1 visit of a lavender distillery and a honey farm
As well as...
Complimentary use of courtesy vehicle or bikes Private airport transfers from and to Aix / Marseille or Avignon Services of a journey host, an executive chef as well as local guest chefs All taxes
GOOD TO KNOW
All listed activities are optional in attendance Additional daily trips and excursions may be arranged for a small supplement. International flight to and from Marseille may be arranged through us. Travel insurance is recommended (Art In Voyage partners with ALLIANZ) Price is based on a double occupancy. We charge a small single supplement. Space is limited to 10 with a maximum capacity of 12 guests
HOW ABOUT EXTENDING?
While in the South of France, why not extend to the Southwest of France or even Spain or Italy? You could also make a stop on your way back to Paris or any other European destination! Just let us know what you would be interested in as an extension to incorporate to this exceptional journey when you secure your journey or fill the enquire form.
WHY TRAVEL WITH US?
Expertise Flexibility Friends /Family Spirit /Small Groups Luxury Conditions Exclusive Experiences
All listed retreats (hotels, villas and barges) are, at times, subject to changes. If replaced, similar or higher standards will be upheld.
A refundable deposit* of $2000 per person is due at the time of your reservation. In case of a cancelation at more than 90 days prior to departure, your deposit will be returned minus a $250 per person administrative fee. Your final balance is due 90 days prior to departure. Your journey is non-refundable when canceled less than 90 days prior to departure. To that effect, we strongly suggest travel insurance, which we can assist with. NEW! Find a replacement at least 30 days prior to departure and your journey will be fully refunded, minus a $250 per person administrative fee.