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A sparkling Winter Tour of Provence

Join a truly wonderful, unique 9-day winter tour of Provence in early December. You’ll visit Aix-en-Provence, Nice, Marseille, Avignon, Arles and the most magical villages and twinkling Christmas markets. Enjoy cooking classes, wine tastings, a craft workshop, and a tastebud-ticking truffle tour. You’ll be transported everywhere, pampered and spoiled and have the holiday of a lifetime where you’ll make memories to cherish forever. It’s a wonderful way to end the year and be ready for the new one.

In December, the memory of summer crowds in Provence has long gone. Instead an air of festiveness takes over the towns and villages as the holiday season approaches. Christmas markets sparkle as crafts folk offer unique gifts and. Creches and santon displays pop up everywhere (little figurines of saints, religious figures and more), and at the markets, the stalls heave with tempting produce.

Winter wonderland December tour of Provence

This is a wonderful time to visit Provence and American Emily Durand of Your Private Provence has created a very special one off 9-day tour that takes in the very best of the area using the knowledge she’s built up after living here for many years. Wine tasting in Nice, wandering the gorgeous old town and a visit to the spectacular gardens and palace Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild. Discover the beautiful town of Aix-en-Provence with its boutiques and museums and famous Cours Mirabeau. In Marseille out take a cookery lesson and discover the city’s charms – by tuk tuk! In Avignon you’ll be wowed by the glittering Christmas markets and festive atmosphere. Join a truffle hunt in the countryside, and of course tasting. And explore Arles, the colourful town that so inspired Van Gogh with its Roman remains and pretty cobbled streets.

You’ll visit the prettiest villages and go to authentic markets. Enjoy an extraordinary underground sound and light show and fabulous baroque musical concert. You even join a Christmas craft workshop. Wine tastings, oysters at a bar, olive oil tasting…and more.

You’ll truly get to experience Provence at Christmas – delicious, dazzling and delightful.

Relax and recharge your batteries

And though you’ll get to see and experience so much, it’s never rushed. This is a small group tour that’s relaxed and unhurried. Sit back and enjoy the ride as you’re transported to the best of Provence.

You’ll be based in Nice for the first part of the tour. Then in stunning Aix-en-Provence for 3 nights, and captivating Saint-Remy-de-Provence for 4 nights. Emily has chosen restaurants from her little black book of Provence’s crème de la crème. Lunch at the gorgeous 18th century Hotel Caumont in Aix, where it feels as if the sublime décor hasn’t changed in 250  years. And charming cosy restaurants that are perfect for winter visits.

This is such a special way to end the year, you’ll make magical memories and be ready for the new year.

Contact Emily at Your Private Provence to join this wonderful December tour of Provence: yourprivateprovence.com/contact

Website: yourprivateprovence.com

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