Les Alpilles Tour in Provence
Discover the landscapes which inspired Van Gogh, and visit the XII century Abbey and Cloister of Saint Paul de Maussole, where he spent one year of his life. Visit Saint Remy de Provence and Les Alpilles National Park.
After a tour of Saint Remy you will enjoy a scenic drive and visit the famous Provencal villages of Les Baux de Provence, Maussane and Eygalieres. This tour can be done in 1/2 day or full day format with the option to include a market tour, a picnic, ‘Gourmet Plus’ tastings, a stop at an olive oil mill or winery.
Transportation provided for up to 6 passengers. Option for clients to follow in their rented vehicle the guides lead car, with no additional charge per person. Additional transportation for larger groups can be arranged by request.
Lunch reservations can be made in a casual cafe or more upscale bistro.
lunch is paid directly to the restaurant and not included in the tour price.
Half-day: 322 euros (space for up to 4 adults and 2 children)
Full day: 517 euros (space for up to 4 adults and 2 children)
For larger groups different pricing applies
Payment: Cash on day of tour. If booked in adavnce, bank transfer is accepted. Cancellation fee 30% applies
About Your Guide: French, classified Guide Accompagnateur. She is fluent in English and passionate about the history, culture, food and wine of Provence, above all she enjoys sharing her region with others.
If Christophe is not available, Emily, who is American and lived for more than 20 years in France will share her passion with you.
Avignon, Aix en Provence, Arles
Visit the highlights of either of these historical cities, steeped in culture. In Aix-en-Provence, to visit the magnificent city center, known for its fountains, churches, boutiques and market. See and taste de famous “calissons” and follow the foot steps of Cézanne…
In Avignon, explore the main monuments in the city, around the Palace of Popes, the pedestrian streets, the famous bridge, the city market, the park of Rocher des Doms, and other places of interest all the while discussing life in Provence.
In Arles, stroll in the streets and discover its Arena and ruins.
Times: Options for Half or Full Day Tours
Walking Tours: Rendez-vous in the city of your choice. We can also pick you up at your villa.
Lunch: We can arrange a stop at a small local restaurant, have a picnic or enjoy a sumptuous meal at any of the best restaurants in the region (not included in tour price).
Prices For Walking tours:
185 euros: Half-day city walking tour
300 euros: Full-day walking tour
For a 8 pax tour including transport, add 250€
Cash on day of tour. If booked in advance, bank transfer. Cancellation fee 30% applies
Your French guide is a Government licensed guide and holds an Art history degree in Ecole du Louvre, Paris. She has dedicated her entire professional life to tourism and introducing France to visitors…
The secrets of luberon
Authenticity, sacred walks, local artisans and gourmet food – need more be said? Your local guide has put together a day to share her favorite spots with you.
Beautiful views of the Luberon from both the north and south side
Ancient wind mill used up until the end of the 19th century to grind flour
Short hike to explore ancient farming techniques
Visit of local potter and her workshop in Bonnieux
Commented tour of Bonnieux – lunch stop
Possibility to taste/buy wine at Chateau Canorgue (the film “A Good Year” was filmed here)
Café stop and picture taking in Lourmarin – village labeled “most beautiful of France”
Truffle hunting and champagne, truffle hors d’oeuvres, olive and truffle oil tasting
9:30am – Pick-up at your villa
8pm – Drop off at your villa (truffle tour starts at 5pm and usually last 2 hours)
Day Tour Price:
375€ (2-4 pax)
425€ (5-6 pax)
Tour with truffle hunt (May-September) – add 60€ per person. Winter truffle hunt (November-March) – add 70€ per person
Tour price does not include lunch in Bonnieux
Possibility to do tour with catered picnic lunch – add 15€ per person for small group, 10€ per person for large group
Gordes, off the beaten path
Most people have Gordes on their list of places to visit while in Provence. While this place is quite easy to reach and to visit there’s a lot of charm and hidden treasure that most will not discover on their own.
This day tour gives you the opportunity to see Gordes from different angles: in time (historical periods) and in space (off the beaten path discoveries).
Catered picnic lunch
Discovery of 18th century olive oil mill troglodyte
Hike in the garrigue of Provence
Commented tour of Gordes throughout the historical time periods
Explore two Historic Monuments, Les Caves de Saint Firmin and the Moulin des Bouillons, that animate the process of making olive oil as far back as the Gallo-Roman age
9am – Pick-up at your villa
5pm – Drop off at your villa
Day Tour Price:
375€ (2-4 pax)
425€ (5-6 pax)
Includes picnic lunch with regional specialties and wine as well as all transportation.
Does not include entrance tickets to the two Historic Monuments (Musée du Moulin des Bouillons 5,50€ and Caves de St. Firmin 6€)
Tour runs any day except Tuesdays