Taste of Provence
Provence and its lavender fields, its picture-perfect hilltop villages, its fresh markets, its history, its incredible culinary traditions and its crystal clear Mediterranean creeks awaits your visit. Why make her wait any longer?
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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 the Verdon canyon while drinking some of the region’s rose, and 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.
Land dates, room options and rates
- En-suite Deluxe Bedroom $5399Only 2 rooms left
Rates displayed are per person per journey, based on double occupancy. Solo travelers are welcome for a small single supplement fee of $1999.
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: Cooking class at the villa
Day 7: St Remy de Provence - Les Baux de Provence
Day 8: Take the opportunity to extend your stay
OUR HOME BASE
Welcome to our magnificent bastide, Villa des Vergiers. This stone architect’s house is quite exceptional. It was built on the basis of an existing house that has been completely reorganized, enlarged and decorated
It is located at the entrance of famed Gordes Village, named one of the most beautiful villages of France year after year. This luxury appointed 4-bedroom home boasts some of the finest amenities, complete with individual Nespresso machines in each rooms. Its design was carefully thought by an award-winning architect, using some of the finest regional tiles and woodwork.
With an open floor kitchen, it is the ideal villa for our culinary focused journeys. On the ground floor, you also find 2 ensuite bedroooms, one with a stone bath tub and the second with an Italian shower. Upstairs, the master suite includes a large bathroom with shower & tub, a dressing room its own private terrace overlooking the valley. A 4th bedroom can also be found upstairs, neatly appointed and also boasting a bathroom and dressing room.
Boasting incredible views of the Roussillon valley, enjoy a sunset cocktail (or dinner) on its large terrace or by the pool.
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 boat tour in Gorges du Verdon Lavender distillery and honey farm visits
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.
Solo travelers welcome for a small single supplement of $1999.
Your final balance is due 90 days prior to departure, at which point your journey becomes non-refundable.
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.