Day 1 Friday : Paris, France
Welcome to Paris! Our journey begins with a ‘meet and greet’ at your Paris Hotel in the Bastille. Afterwards we walk to the nearby Marais area to discover the very chic neighborhood of Le MarAis before a welcome dinner in one of the most lively restaurant in Paris.
Day 2 Saturday : Louvres Museum and free shopping afternoon in Paris
You spend the morning at Musee du Louvres, one of the most beautiful Museum in the world, a must seen. The afternoon is free for you to enjoy Paris at your own leisure. There is an option of joining a guide for a walk through the historic Marais area, filled with boutiques, hidden gardens, Place des Vosges and rue des Rosiers in the heart of the old Jewish quarter. The group will reunite for a last parisian dinner in a local restaurant.
Day 3 Sunday : Parisian market and Journey to Provence
After breakfast you will wander down the street from our hotel and spend an hour strolling through the local market in the Bastille – picking up some fresh fruit for the train trip down to Provence, some lunch perhaps? An opportunity to be a part of an authentic Parisian experience – watching the locals do their morning shopping for lunch & dinner.
Packing our bags and checking out we travel by TGV to Avignon in Provence, where you are met by your guide and transferred by mini-bus to our villa. You will enjoy a welcome aperitif and dinner prepared by our own chef.
Day 4 Monday : Art and Perfume making in Saint Rémy de Provence
In St Remy de Provence, visit of Saint Paul de Mausole where Vincent Van Gogh spent two months of his life and created many of his paintings and visit of Jouenne Museum.
After a morning taking in the local Art history, you will enjoy a long, leisurely lunch at one of the Bistrot of St Rémy. Back at the villa you will have time to nap/recover from lunch before enjoying a visit of the museum of Perfume and Aroma where you will have the opportunity to create your own perfume or cosmetic before a light dinner/snack
Day 5 Tuesday : Aix en Provence
Day trip to Aix en Provence to discover the city, the many Haute Couture boutiques and Pret à Porter shops where you will also browse French Lingerie shops, pop into a chocolate artisan shop, rest in a cafe, stop for a light lunch and more. Dinner prepared by our private chef at the villa.
Day 6 Wednesday : St Rémy’s market, L’Isle sur la Sorgue
An early morning start as you will visit the famous market of Saint Rémy tasting the local treats, buying some Provencal souvenirs or just soaking up the atmosphere, seating at a cafe terrace for coffee and light lunch.
Departure to l’Isle sur la Sorgue – enjoy a couple of hours wandering the many antic shops, art galeries, furniture and déco shops, jewelery shops. Dinner at the villa cooked by our private chef.
Day 7 Thursday : Les Halles Avignon’s indoor market, Wine and Olive Oil tasting
Today it’s off to Avignon indoor market where John will meet you, show you his favorite stallholders & produces. And gives you a cooking lesson. In the afternoon, you will head to the winery, for an afternoon of wine and oil tasting in the Alpilles Mountains before you head back to the villa. Free Dinner
Day 8 Friday : Eygalières market and Relaxed afternoon in Spa
Strolling through the Eygalieres market, you will have supplies for a casual lunch at a café in Eygalières. Eygalieres is a small village close to St Remy de Provence, surrounded by olive groves, vines and the Alpilles Mountains. On your way back to the villa you will stop by Domaine de Manville to enjoy a Spa and massages of yor choice. Farewell dinner.
Day 9 Saturday : Departure Day Drop off to Marseille Airport