10 day tour
July 4-14, 2020
Imagine seeing the lavender fields of Provence in full bloom? Our secret fields spill over with rows of lavender, wheat and vines in endless terraced hills. We will visit them our first morning and again one evening at the "mauve hour" as the sun sets. If the timing is right we may even get to see the hand harvesting of the lavender bouquets as we did last year!
This summer we will visit Nimes with it's well preserved Roman amphiater dating back 2,000 years, chic St. Rémy-De-Provence, the asylum where Vincent Van Gogh spent a year and painted such masterpieces as Starry Night and the Olive Groves. Explore Roman ruins, stroll back in time as you cross a Roman bridge from a modern animated market to a medieval hilltop fort, all in one charming village only 20 minutes away. We often enjoy outdoor dining on the terrace or lounge by the pool at the end of the day.
Join us this summer and experience Provence not as a tourist, but as a local for 10 days. Our village is off the tourist path. We visit a friend's winery for a tour and tasting of their award winning Côtes du Rhône wines. We often invite french friends over to join us for a meal and are sometimes invited to local homes as well.
Our home for these 10 magical days is a 7 bedroom villa located just east of Orange. We have been organizing and operating these small group tours for more than 10 years. (Maximum group size is 12). It's an easy 5 minute stroll into our village of St. Cécile-les-Vignes for coffee, fresh pastries, dinner or a few groceries. Make it your home this summer as we explore the sensory and sensual delights of Provence.
Early booking price is $2,995 per person double occupancy. This price is guaranteed if you sign up by Dec. 31, 2019, but will increase in the new year.
What's included: Lodging in a private villa with pool, breakfast daily, 4 meals including wine, airport or train station transfers from Marseille or Avignon, all excursion transportation, entrance fees, private wine tasting, the service of an experienced guide and translator. Space is limited! *International airfare is not included. *This is a typical itinerary but plans may change