A Taste Of Provence
Encore Edition

Gordes, Aix en Provence, St Remy and more
7 Nights
Starting at $5,249 /person

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1 Home base
4 Destinations
Activity level
Light
Service level
Home
Group size
Max
10
Journey designed by
Mikael Audebert
1 Home base
4 Destinations
Group size : 10

Accompany us on this ENCORE culinary expedition to Provence, a region close to the heart of our CEO, who is from the area. Our guests will become immersed in Provence’s food, wine, culture, history, and wilderness, with a carefully selected combination of tours and activities.
Experience the finest, most colorful markets in Provence, along with the renowned wine regions of Gigondas, Châteauneuf du Pape, and Aix en Provence. Our adventure includes a trip to the exquisitely scented lavender fields, where the images you capture will serve as poignant memories.

Discover the coastline of Provence and the vibrant villages and towns. Accommodation on our estate includes a private suite, where you can expect blissful serenity and attentive service.

What is Included

Nights
7 nights in our beautiful Estate

Meals
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 Michelin-starred restaurants

4 lunches including one following the cooking class and one at a Michelin-starred restaurant

Open bar (liquor and wines) & complimentary beverages at the property

Activities
1 cooking class

Countless wine tastings

Excursions and activities as listed on the day-to-day itinerary

Lavender distillery/farms & olive groves visits (and tasting)

And More
Complimentary use of courtesy vehicle

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

Highlights

Stop, and Smell the Lavender

As picturesque as a Van Gogh or Matisse painting, the lavender and sunflower fields create vibrant landscapes and a bouquet of scents. Enjoy olives and truffles, alongside the crystal waters, a tranquil assault of the senses. Of course, the vibrant fields of lavender which Provence is famous for, are best enjoyed when they are blooming - from June, hence the departure date of this journey.

Dive into a New Culinary World

Accompany our executive chef and Provence-born CEO on an alluring experience. Stroll through the local markets, partake in cooking classes, and relish traditional dinners at our villa. Culinary treasures, such as bouillabaisse, boeuf en daube (infused with local herbs and spices) are on the menu. Marvel and imbibe in the plentiful wine varietals, paired with the robust flavors of Provence.

Take a Leap into the Past

History-rich Provence is home to numerous medieval bridges and abbeys. The Pope’s Palace in Avignon, a miniature Champs Elysées is alive with restaurants, and the shops in Aix en Provence will certainly delight you.

Feel at home in Provence

Make yourself comfortable in our luxury home, where you can unpack, and relax for the week. Take a lazy swim in the pool overlooking a scenic valley, and indulge in the meals prepared by our world-class chef whilst watching the sunset.

Itinerary

B = Breakfast
L = Lunch
D = Dinner
|The itinerary as presented may need to be modified from time to time to address possible logistical and weather challenges.
The itinerary as presented may need to be modified from time to time to address possible logistical and weather challenges.
Welcome to Provence

Day 1- Welcome to Provence

Day 1 : Welcome to Provence

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Welcome to Provence, your home for the next 7 nights. After settling into your luxurious accommodation, join us for a Provence-inspired aperitif on the patio, after which we depart for a welcome dinner at the incredible 3 Michelin Star "L'Oustau de Baumanière", on the steps of Les Baux de Provence and only minutes away.

Avignon and a Pope's Palace

Day 2- Avignon and a Pope's Palace

Day 2 : Avignon and a Pope's Palace

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Today’s adventure begins with a leisurely lunch in the town of Avignon, home to the Pope's Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Afterward, we will visit L'Isle sur Sorgues, bustling with antique markets and glistening from the reflections of the numerous canals. As the day draws to a close, visit one of the local wineries, before dinner is served by Chef Fonzo.

Chateauneuf du Pape & Gigondas

Day 3- Chateauneuf du Pape & Gigondas

Day 3 : Chateauneuf du Pape & Gigondas

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Today we visit some of the best wineries in Provence. Beginning in Gigondas, we will indulge in a tasting, after which lunch will be served at the Michelin-star l'Oustalet (included). Our tour continues to a chateau in Châteauneuf du Pape for another wine tasting and visit of the cellars. As the sun sets, dinner will be prepared with wines from the Gigondas region.

Lavender for Miles

Day 4- Lavender for Miles

Day 4 : Lavender for Miles

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Today, we head out to the Lavender areas of Provence. This full-day adventure has us start in Gordes and continues to the Plateau de Valensole. Along the way, we have organized a picnic in the lavender fields. The secrets behind the world-famous flower will be revealed with a visit to one of the local museums. Have your cameras primed to capture the beauty of purple filled fields, and a lavender-inspired dinner will be served on the estate.

Cooking Class & Baux de Provence

Day 5- Cooking Class & Baux de Provence

Day 5 : Cooking Class & Baux de Provence

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This morning you will accompany our Chef to a nearby (and exceptional) market of St Remy de Provence. The large market encompasses everything from local produces, to antiques and clothing. Our Chef will conduct an authentic cooking class at the villa, and after lunch, we visit the medieval village of Les Baux de Provence, followed by an olive oil tasting. Our Chef will serve dinner at the villa, paired with local wines.

Aix en Provence & Wine tasting

Day 6- Aix en Provence & Wine tasting

Day 6 : Aix en Provence & Wine tasting

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After a morning and lunch at leisure at the villa (or an activity organized by our concierge), we travel to the old capital of Provence, Aix en Provence, to meander through the historic streets and shops. Later this afternoon, we stop at two of our favorite wineries at the bottom of Famed St Victoire Mountain. Dinner is at the villa and paired with some of Aix's wines.

Day 7-

Day 7 :

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Our last day in Provence is at leisure. Yet, our concierge and hosts would be happy to add more to your agenda. Why not return to St Remy, or visit nearby Arles and its famous Roman sites & artifacts. One may also wonder about the salty marshes of La Camargue, famed for its gypsy culture and white horses. Our farewell dinner and wine will be enjoyed at a local Michelin-starred restaurant, and paired with local wines.

Take the Opportunity to Extend

Day 8- Take the Opportunity to Extend

Day 8 : Take the Opportunity to Extend

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We can either organize your airport transfers or help you to extend your stay beyond Provence. Assisted by our travel experts, you could take your love of food further north to Lyon, discovering the Camargues on the way.

Accommodations

Le Mas Des Baux

Les Baux De Provence, France

Le Mas des Baux is an extraordinary place where you will find the perfect mélange of contemporary luxury, modern style, and authentic Provençal character in a gorgeous rural setting. Set in a 13-hectare estate, with up to six lavish bedrooms, an inviting heated swimming pool, and a magical ambience. There are two beautifully renovated buildings that are available for guests, depending on the size of your group, each one has air-conditioning, heating, and Wi-Fi plus added luxuries such as Hermès Eau d’Orange Verte products, bathrobes, and welcome flowers.

The Main House has three sumptuous king-size bedrooms and three bathrooms, all enjoying...

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Le Mas des Baux is an extraordinary place where you will find the perfect mélange of contemporary luxury, modern style, and authentic Provençal character in a gorgeous rural setting. Set in a 13-hectare estate, with up to six lavish bedrooms, an inviting heated swimming pool, and a magical ambience. There are two beautifully renovated buildings that are available for guests, depending on the size of your group, each one has air-conditioning, heating, and Wi-Fi plus added luxuries such as Hermès Eau d’Orange Verte products, bathrobes, and welcome flowers.

The Main House has three sumptuous king-size bedrooms and three bathrooms, all enjoying spectacular south-facing views. On the ground floor, there’s a spacious lounge with picture-book windows looking out to the impressive gardens. The sociable kitchen is filled with the very best high-tech gadgets whilst there is a colorful dining room with stunning modern artwork complementing the old fireplace. The high standard of the interior design shines through with interesting pieces of furniture, elegant décor, modern art and only the very finest facilities. Additional bedrooms are located in the Farm House. Once again, the renovation is of the highest standard with an ultra-modern kitchen and a relaxing lounge with a 1940s bar, plus three king-size bedrooms and an upper terrace enjoying beautiful views. The delightful courtyard and sheltered outdoor lounge, featuring a well and a 300-year-old nettle tree, are perfect places for friends and family to gather at any time of day.

Your Hosts

Chef Kevin Fonzo
Chef Kevin Fonzo
Executive Chef
Senior Journey Director
Mikael Audebert
Mikael Audebert
Founder & CEO
Creative Director

What is Included

Nights
7 nights in our beautiful Estate

Meals
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 Michelin-starred restaurants

4 lunches including one following the cooking class and one at a Michelin-starred restaurant

Open bar (liquor and wines) & complimentary beverages at the property

Activities
1 cooking class

Countless wine tastings

Excursions and activities as listed on the day-to-day itinerary

Lavender distillery/farms & olive groves visits (and tasting)

And More
Complimentary use of courtesy vehicle

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

Important Information

Good to know
All listed activities are optional in attendance

Our property selection is always subject to change as these are privately owned. In such rare instances, it will be substituted for one of equal or great value offering similar features and amenities.

Additional daily trips and excursions may be arranged for a small supplement.

International flights to and from France may be arranged through us.

Travel insurance is recommended.
Smallprint

Our day-to-day itinerary may, from time to time and prior to departure, need to be altered or slightly modified to address possible unforeseen logistical and weather challenges. In such rare instances, Art In Voyage guarantees delivery of the content of the itinerary yet, in a different order.

All listed retreats (hotels, villas, and barges) are, at times, subject to changes. In such rare instances, similar or higher standards will be upheld.

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.

In case of a cancelation within the penalty period: Find a replacement at least 30 days prior to departure and your journey will be fully refunded, minus a $250 per person administrative fee.
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