Taste Of Provence
Lavender Season Edition

Gordes, Aix en Provence, St Remy and more
June 15 - 22, 2024 | Online Booking Closed - Click Here
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1 Home base
4 Destinations
Light
Activity level
Home
Service level
Group size : 10
1 Home base
4 Destinations
Group size : 10

Accompany us on this 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

7 professionally prepared dinners at home (dinner preparation at the property by our chefs may be attended by our guests)

4 lunches including one following the cooking class and two at Michelin-starred restaurants

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

And More
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, enjoy the pool, and later, join us for a Provence-inspired aperitif on the patio. Tonight, Chef Fonzo prepares a traditional Provence Dinner, paired with local wines.

Avignon and the Pope's Palace

Day 2- Avignon and the Pope's Palace

Day 2 : Avignon and the 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. After lunch at a Michelin-starred restaurant in the heart of the city, we make our way to L'Isle sur Sorgues, bustling with antique markets and glistening from the reflections of the numerous canals. As the day draws to a close, we head back to the property with some time to enjoy the pool, or a cocktail, before dinner is served by Chef Fonzo.

Cooking Class with chef Paul

Day 3- Cooking Class with chef Paul

Day 3 : Cooking Class with chef Paul

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This morning we spend the day in an 18th-century farm of the famous "Provence Guarrigues" where Chef Paul and his lovely partner India await for a unique and memorable cooking class. There, you will learn about some of the local cuisines, dishes, and in-season produces. It will be followed by lunch under the pine trees, overlooking Paul's Olive trees and lavender. Later this afternoon, we enjoy the villa's amenities before another home-cooked meal prepared by Chef Fonzo.

Boating and Lavender fields

Day 4- Boating and Lavender fields

Day 4 : Boating and Lavender fields

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Today, we head out to the Lavender areas of Provence. This full-day adventure has us start on the Plateau de Valensole and continues with a boat experience on the famous Gorges du Verdon. Your hosts have prepared a picnic enjoyed on the banks of the river. After a stop at ur favorite butcher in the neighboring town, we make our way back (and stop in Lavender fields along the way) to our villa where Chef Fonzo gets business with yet another lovely dinner.

Chateauneuf du Pape & Gigondas

Day 5- Chateauneuf du Pape & Gigondas

Day 5 : Chateauneuf du Pape & Gigondas

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Today, we introduce you to some of Provence's best-known wines. We start with Gigondas and Vacqueyras where we will indulge in a tasting, followed by lunch at our favorite Michelin-starred restaurant, l'Oustalet. We then make our way to a chateau in Châteauneuf du Pape for a wine-tasting experience at La Nerthe. As the sun sets, dinner will be prepared with wines from the Gigondas region.

Aix en Provence & Wine tasting

Day 6- Aix en Provence & Wine tasting

Day 6 : Aix en Provence & Wine tasting

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This morning, we travel to the old capital of Provence, Aix en Provence (which happens to be our CEO's hometown), to meander through the historic streets and shops. After lunch at leisure, we pay a visit to Cassis where we enjoy wine tasting at one of the local estates before a leisurely walk on the port. Dinner is at the villa and paired with some of today's wines.

St Remy de Provence

Day 7- St Remy de Provence

Day 7 : St Remy de Provence

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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 uncover the street of St Remy de Provence where Van Goh ended up doing some of his best work, or visit nearby Arles and its famous Roman sites & artifacts. Our farewell lunch is held at one of our favorite Michelin-starred restaurants in St Remy. After being well-fed and satisfied by a feast of all the senses, enjoy the rest of the afternoon at leisure. Tonight, a casual dinner will be enjoyed at the property, around the pool, and prepared by Chef Fonzo.

Take the Opportunity to Extend

Day 8- Take the Opportunity to Extend

Day 8 : Take the Opportunity to Extend

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Why not extend beyond Provence. Uncover the French Riviera, discover Burgundy and Champagne, or spend a few days in Paris. Assisted by our travel experts, let us design the perfect extension to Provence.

Accommodations

Villa N°31

Provence

Top of the range services and equipment, beautiful volumes, close to nature which offers to its guests an unparalleled pleasure. Discover the authenticity and refinement of an exceptional Provencal house. Located 5 minutes from the village of Maussane, in the heart of the Alpilles Natural Park, with a dominant view of the Alpilles and the olive groves, this 400 sq.m. property is an invitation to serenity, calm and nature.

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Top of the range services and equipment, beautiful volumes, close to nature which offers to its guests an unparalleled pleasure. Discover the authenticity and refinement of an exceptional Provencal house. Located 5 minutes from the village of Maussane, in the heart of the Alpilles Natural Park, with a dominant view of the Alpilles and the olive groves, this 400 sq.m. property is an invitation to serenity, calm and nature.

Your Hosts

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

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What is Included

Nights
7 nights in our beautiful Estate

Meals
7 traditional breakfasts

7 professionally prepared dinners at home (dinner preparation at the property by our chefs may be attended by our guests)

4 lunches including one following the cooking class and two at Michelin-starred restaurants

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

And More
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

What guests have said

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John and Susan Petrakis

The trip exceeded our expectations, the attention to detail was exemplary. Mikael and Kevin constantly made sure our wants and needs were taken care of. The dinners at the villa by Kevin were excellent and our and lunches at Michelin star restaurants were outstanding. The wine tastings the villa the views all were first class, we have already signed up for another trip in 2023.

July 2022
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L. Levin

Wonderfully relaxing visit to Provence staying in a beautiful villa in Gordes. Just the right amount of touring, shopping, sailing, and wine tasting. And of course, plenty of delicious meals, in the villa thanks to Chef Kevin, or in the amazing restaurants reserved by Mikael. We could take a car or bicycle and go anywhere on our own but had no need to do so. Traveling with Mikael and Chef Kevin is just plain fun. MIkael helped with our pre-tour visit to Paris as well. Loved it all.

September 2018
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J. Allebach

Art in Voyage was perfect. From getting picked up at the train station the first day until leaving the last morning Mikael and Kevin (our host and chef) went above and beyond to make our experience fantastic. We had fun, relaxed, and made wonderful memories and I can’t thank Art in Voyage enough for all they did.

August 2018
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Important Information

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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.
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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.

Travel insurance, once purchased, goes into effect upon payment of the premium. You have 15 days from that date to cancel it (providing no claims have been filed or initiated during that period). Beyond 15 days, it becomes non-refundable/non-changeable/non-transferrable.

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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