A Taste Of Provence

12 June 2021 - 19 June 2021
Gordes, Aix en Provence, St Remy and more
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  • Culinary Experience
  • Culture and History
  • Cooking class
  • Wine Education
  • City discovery
A taste of
7 Nights
From $5,299
1 Home base
9 Destinations
Activity level
Light
Service level
Home
Group size
Max
10

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.

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 which overlooks a scenic valley, and indulge in the meals prepared by our world-class chef whilst watching the sunset on the terrace.

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. 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 of the surrounding farms, to antiques and clothing. Our Chef will conduct a unique cooking class at the villa, and after lunch, we visit the town of Roussillon, which is often compared to Santa Fe, in Mexico. 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 sunsets, dinner will be prepared by our Chef and enjoyed 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 its lavender production. 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, Mikael Audebert, the town is famous for its fountains, art, and culture. After lunch, we head out to Cassis, a seaside location known for its cliffs and clear blue water canyons. In the evening, Chef Kevin Fonzo prepares his final flourish, 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 Your Stay

Take the Opportunity to Extend Your Stay

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

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 ensuite bedrooms all equipped with air conditioning for those hot summer days.
The estate is surrounded by large planted land with olive trees and truffle oaks, an orchard, a vegetable garden and a boules pitch. The property enjoys excellent proximity to historical sites and villages, while offering a luxurious and peaceful living environment.

The finer details

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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

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.

Our final itinerary is subject to enhancements up to 30-days prior to departure

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 ALLIANZ)

Price is based on a double occupancy. We charge a small single supplement.

Space is limited to 8 with a maximum capacity of 10 guests

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

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Smallprint

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 $1000 per person is due at the time of your reservation. 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.

Your final balance is due 60 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.

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12 June 2021 - 19 June 2021

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  • Your email is used as the primary form of contact.
  • A day time contact number, should we need to call you.
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  • 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.