A Taste Of Provence

Gordes, Aix en Provence, St Remy and more
12 June 2021 - 19 June 2021 | 7 Nights
Starting at $5,299/person
  • Culinary Experience
  • Culture and History
  • Cooking class
  • Wine Education
  • City discovery
A taste of
1 Home base
4 Destinations
Activity level
Light
Service level
Home
Group size
Max
10
Journey designed by
Mikael Audebert
Travel Provence, France- Join our 'Taste of Provence' Curated Journey, departing June 2021
Travel Provence, France- Join our 7 Night Itinerary, 'Taste of Provence' Curated Journey, departing June 2021
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Accompany us on a 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 Cassis. 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.

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
Welcome to Provence

Welcome to Provence

Day 1

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 our favorite Michelin-star restaurant, where you will enjoy a delicious meal, paired with superb wines.

Gordes - Avignon

Gordes - Avignon

Day 2

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.

Cooking Class and Roussillon

Cooking Class and Roussillon

Day 3

This morning you will accompany our Chef to a nearby market in Cavaillon. The large market encompasses everything from local produce, to antiques and clothing. Our Chef will conduct an authentic cooking class at the villa, and after lunch, we visit the town of Roussillon. Our Chef will serve dinner at the villa, paired with local wines.

Chateauneuf du Pape and Gigondas

Chateauneuf du Pape and Gigondas

Day 4

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

Lavender for Miles

Day 5

After a leisurely morning, we journey to the area of Provence, iconic for the abundant, fragrant lavender blooms. The secrets behind the world-famous flower will be revealed, and a luncheon enjoyed in the heart of the lavender region. Have your cameras primed to capture the beauty of purple filled fields, and a lavender-inspired dinner will be served on the estate.

Aix en Provence and Cassis

Aix en Provence and Cassis

Day 6

Mid-morning, we travel to the old capital of Provence, Aix en Provence, to meander through the labyrinth of markets. Hometown of our CEO, the town is famous for its fountains and art. After lunch, we head out to Cassis, a seaside location known for its cliffs and clear blue water canyons. This evening, Chef Fonzo prepares dinner paired with local wines.

Les Baux, St Remy and Olive Oil

Les Baux, St Remy and Olive Oil

Day 7

Relax during your last morning on the property, and come the afternoon, we will depart for Les Baux de Provence and St Remy de Provence. Complete your journey to the region by immersing yourself in the sites and sounds that inspired Van Gogh, Cezanne, and Matisse. We will indulge in a tasting at a local olive oil mill, en route to the villa. Our farewell dinner and wine will be enjoyed at the incredible 3 Michelin Star "L'Oustau de Baumanière", on the steps of Les Baux.

Take the Opportunity to Extend

Take the Opportunity to Extend

Day 8

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

Cabrieres Estate

Cabrieres Estate

Cabrieres-D'Avignon, France

Welcome to Provence, and the small village of Cabrieres- D'avignon not far from Gordes and Avignon. Facing the Luberon, in the heart of the Golden Triangle, this stunning fully restored stone house with high quality modern materials is your home for 7 nights.
Boasting large volumes on three levels and complete with its incredible stone work, it is truly THE Provencal home everyone dreams of. Its magnificent indoor courtyard with heated secure stone pool and shaded areas, outdoor dining-room and summer equipped kitchen will make you feel right at home (you may never want to leave). It has 6 beautiful...

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The finer details

Deluxe Ensuite
Deluxe Ensuite
Deluxe Ensuite
Deluxe Ensuite

Deluxe room

$5,299/person
Sold out
Based on double occupancy
Deposit: $1,000/person
Final balance due: 90 days before departure
Master Ensuite
Master Ensuite
Master Ensuite
Master Ensuite

Master suite

$5,599/person
Based on double occupancy
Deposit: $1,000/person
Final balance due: 90 days before departure

Nights

7 nights in our beautiful villa

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

3 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)

Extras

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

Add-Ons and Extension

VIP meet & greet, Paris airport

$319/person
Sold out
Personalized Meet and Greet services at Paris airport to facilitate your passage through the airport. Take advantage of assistance tailored to your needs and enjoy seamless passage through security.

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 flight to and from France may be arranged through us.

Travel insurance is recommended (Art In Voyage partners with Seven Corners)

How about extending?

Come early, or leave late. Allow our consultants to customize a pre- or post- extension to your journey.

Why travel with us?

Expertise & Flexibility

Friends /Family Spirit /Small Groups

Unpretentious Luxury Vibe

Exclusive Experiences

Smallprint

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

In case of a cancelation at more than 60 days prior to departure, your deposit will be returned minus a $250 per person administrative fee.

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.

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12 June 2021 - 19 June 2021

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A Taste Of Provence

12 June 2021 - 19 June 2021

Sign up to get notified for our next A Taste Of Provence

Find out more about A Taste Of Provence

  • A day time contact number, should we need to call you.
  • How many guests (including yourself)?

Customize this journey

  • Your email is used as the primary form of contact.
  • A day time contact number, should we need to call you.
  • City, state or country.
  • If your request is based on an existing journey on our website, please let us know which one.
  • If you considering several dates, please list them all. If you have a general idea as to month and year, let us know that too.
  • Tell us about any destinations you have in mind. Not sure? Not a problem! That is what we are here for. Our dream makers may guide you by better understanding your interests upon speaking with you.