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A perfect Spring tour of Provence

Cobbled street with an old building and flowers growing over a metal arch in Provence

Welcome in the spring with a most beautiful tour of Provence.

Provence in spring is one of the very best times of the year to see it in all its authentic, beautiful glory. Join a small group tour in which you’ll be immersed in the Provencal lifestyle. You’ll enjoy fabulous food and wine. Experience the culture of southern France. Visit bewitching hilltop towns and enchanting villages. And get close to nature, visiting the alpine areas of Provence and the most gorgeous gardens. This is no ordinary tour. This is an experience that lifts your soul, reveals real Provence and leaves you feeling rejuvenated…

Spring Tour Provence 2021

Field full of bright red poppies in Provence

Fields of poppies, the air scented with blossom, the sun warming the air – spring in Provence is a beautiful awakening of nature.

Before the summer crowds arrive, and just before the lavender bursts into full bloom, Provence is filled with the promise of nature’s bounty. It’s the ideal time to join Emily Durand of Your Private Provence. An expat American who has lived in Provence for many years, her unique small group tour will take you to the heart of Provence.

You’ll get to see and do more than you ever thought possible in a 9-day voyage. But, there’s also plenty of time to relax and have some “me-time” for shopping and exploring.

The most beautiful places in Provence

Provence views, flowery streets and walkways and a hill top town surrounded by trees in bloom

Your tour will take you to the most beautiful places in Provence. And, it will include the very best of Provence’s culture. Get creative with a painting lesson, it doesn’t matter if you’ve never done it before, it’s a fun session in which you’ll learn how to paint garden flowers. Perfect for capturing the beauty of Provence’s spring poppy fields to create a unique souvenir.

Visit an olive farm and forage for flowers and herbs on the slopes of a Provencal alpine town to use in a cookery lesson. Wander the graceful streets of Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, the antiques capital of France, and visit a lavender distillery. And fall in love with the loveliness of Lourmarin at the foot of the Luberon mountains.

People enjoying a cookery lesson, raising glasses to toast each other, Provence

Gorgeous Gordes, the poster boy town of Provence is on your itinerary. And rose gardens, secret medieval villages with charming cobbled streets and honey-coloured buildings. Wine tasting and market days, ravishing Roussillon and beautiful Bonnieux. Wine tasting and private gardens, including one where you’ll enjoy a fascinating tour and afterwards learn how to make a 100% natural face cream using herbs. Visit the asylum near Saint-Remy-de-Provence where Van Gogh stayed and created many famous paintings. And in Roman era Arles continue in his footsteps as you explore its ancient streets.

Relax and enjoy the ride

Rose wine being poured into a glass and bowls full of colourful food

During your stay you’ll experience the region’s famous gastronomy. Dining at the home of chefs who will cook just for you including a farm to table lunch. You’ll experience the restaurants the locals love, vineyard visits and tasting of the local wines.

You’ll stay in superb accommodation including a 12th century priory now a luxurious B&B, nestled between vineyards and cherry trees.

Hostess Emily Durand will be your guide and qualified chauffeur and accompany you throughout. And, everything is taken care of so that you can simply relax, fall in love with Provence and make memories…

If you yearn to discover the real Provence, the dreamy, unforgettable, captivating Provence that most visitors never see, then this is the tour for you…

See full details of the tour: yourprivateprovence.com/off-the-beaten-path-in-provence

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