A Taste of Provence

20 June 2020 - 27 June 2020
Gordes, Aix en Provence, St Remy and more
  • Culinary Experience
  • Culture and History
  • Cooking class
  • Wine Education
  • City discovery
A taste of
7 Nights
1 Home
9 Destinations

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.

Join us on a culinary adventure of Provence, a region dear to the heart of our CEO for having spent his entire youth there. 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 Cassis. We will take you on a field trip to learn about the lavender and your selfies will never be the same when complete. You will discover local towns, the coastline of Provence and some of the regions incredible colorful villages.

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.

A Taste of Provence

Deluxe ensuite room at the Villa
$5,399

Rates displayed are per person, based on double occupancy. .

Journey directors

Highlights

Awake your senses & smell the lavender!

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 Executive chef and our Provence Native CEO on a truly incredible experience that is bound to awaken all your senses. Stroll the local markets, participate in cooking classes and enjoy traditional and authentic homemade dinners at our villa. Discover the culinary treasures of Provence such as bouillabaisse, boeuf en daube, local spices and herbs. Uncover some of the history that makes the region so incredible, discover cultural sites that have made Provence famous while enjoying some of the beautiful wines it has to offer. This journey is definitely a taste of all of what Provence has to offer.

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 and make it your own. Having to unpack only once makes for an enhanced experience. Enjoy a dip at the pool boasting incredible views of the valley, indulge in some of our chef-prepared meals on the terrace at sunset and allow yourself to be pampered with a home-cooked breakfast daily, by the pool if you so desired.

Itinerary

B = Breakfast
L = Lunch
D = Dinner
Welcome to Provence

Welcome to Provence

Day 1

Welcome to Provence. You are whisked away to your home for 7 nights. After settling in your quarters, join your host for a typical Provence aperitif on the patio. We then depart for our welcome dinner at one of Provence's best eatery in one of the neighboring villages.

Gordes - Avignon

Gordes - Avignon

Day 2

Today, we invite you to join us for a visit of the local area: We start with the town of Avignon (and the Pope's palace) and after lunch (at leisure), we head to l'Isle sur Sorgue, alive and exciting for its sunday's antique markets. We end the day with a stop at one of the local wineries before enjoying dinner at the property where dishes from Provence are carefully prepared by our executive chef.

Cooking class and Roussillon

Cooking class and Roussillon

Day 3

This morning, join our chef for the market of Cavaillon, a mere 30 minutes away. A must do, this market is quite large and encompasses everything from vegetables, meats and produces from local farms to antiques and clothing. Then, join our Chef for a cooking class at the villa. After lunch, we visit the town of Roussillon, known for its comparison to Santa Fe. Mexico. Tonight, dinner is prepared by our chef and served at the villa with local wines.

Chateauneuf du Pape and Gigondas

Chateauneuf du Pape and Gigondas

Day 4

Today, we focus on some of the best known and loved wines of Provence. Our first stop is in Gigondas where we enjoy a tasting before having an incredible lunch at Michelin-starred l'Oustalet (included). We continue our tour of the region with a stop at a lovely chateau in Chateauneuf du Pape for yet another wine tasting and visit of the cellars. Tonight, dinner is prepared by our Chef and paired with wines from the Gigondas region.

Lavender for miles

Lavender for miles

Day 5

After a morning at leisure, we depart for two of the most important areas of Provence for its lavender production. We uncover the secrets and properties behind this flower grown all around the world, and indulge in a lovely lunch at the heart of lavender regions. Get your cameras ready as there will be plenty opportunity for that once of a lifetime shot surrounded by purple. Tonight, dinner is prepared at the property and lavender inspired.

Aix en Provence and Cassis

Aix en Provence and Cassis

Day 6

Mid-morning, we depart for Aix en Provence where we indulge in a walk through the extensive markets of what was once the capital of Provence. Hometown of our CEO Mikael Audebert, the town is know for its fountains, art and culture. After lunch (at leisure), we head out to Cassis, a seaside town known for its incredible cliffs and crystal clear blue water canyons. Tonight, we indulge in a seafood dinner watching the sunset of Cassis.

Les Baux, St Remy and Olive Oil.

Les Baux, St Remy and Olive Oil.

Day 7

Enjoy your last morning at leisure at the property. This afternoon, we for Les Baux de Provence (where we have lunch) and St Remy de Provence. A trip to the region would not be complete without seeing first hand some of the sites (and sounds) that inspired the likes of Van Gogh, Cezanne or Matisse. On the way back, we stop by a local Olive Oil mill where we enjoy a tasting. Our farewell dinner is served by the pool, is Provence inspired and paired with some of your favorite local wines.

Take the opportunity to extend your stay

Take the opportunity to extend your stay

Day 8

Airport transfers are organized, or extend your stay beyond Provence (discover Camargues, or take your love for food further north to Lyon). Allow our travel expert to assist in making your extension a memorable experience.

Accommodations

L’amandiere

L’amandiere

Surrounded by over 100 Almond trees and sitting on the edge of Gorde's valley, l'Amandiere is our little piece of heaven in Provence, minutes by foot from one of the most beautiful villages of France: Gordes

L' Amandière is a charming property, entirely used built in the famous local "Gordes stones". Surrounded by imposing dry-stone walls for complete privacy, it boasts exceptional views of the Luberon Natural Park, the village of Roussillon and the Monts de Vaucluse.

The old bastide has recently been renovated and enlarged, accommodating 14 guests in 7 beautifully appointed en-suite rooms. Local colors were introduced to the very humble interior, carefully decorated, without excess or opulence.

A garden of 4200 m², including olive trees, almond trees, cypresses, offers many corners of rest in the shade. The heated pool of 5 x 12m and its large pool house of 50 m2 open up to an exceptional view while offering maximum sunshine.

L' Amandiere is place of unique charm in an idyllic and peaceful setting where reigns a very special atmosphere of calm and serenity.

This journey includes

Nights

7 nights in our beautiful villa, accommodated in beautifully appointed en-suite bedroom

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 local gourmet 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?

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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 $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.

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.

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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.
  • 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.