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Best Women only tour of Provence

Street lined with old houses with white shutters, ornate lamps and bright flowers in Saint Remy Provence

Join a truly fabulous tour of Provence and walk in the footsteps of iconic post-Impressionist painter Vincent Van Gogh. Immerse yourself in the local culture. Indulge in fabulous French cuisine. Discover some of the most beautiful villages in the world. The tour can be women-only, or for mixed group, couples, solo travellers – it’s entirely up to you as this is a bespoke tour that’s all about you having the best tour of your life…

Discover Van Gogh’s Provence

View of the town of Saint-Remy de Provence, ancient stone buildings perched on a hill

Absorb the ambience of the south of France as you discover Van Gogh’s favourite locations in and around sun-kissed Saint-Remy-de-Provence. And you’ll explore some of the most picturesque villages and areas in the world.

You’ll visit nearby Menerbes, made famous by Peter Mayle in his book A Year in Provence. You’ll discover enchanting les Baux-de-Provence, lovely Lourmarin, gorgeous Gordes and ravishing Roussilllon.

Ancient building in St Remy de Provence, the asylum where Vincent Van Gogh stayed

You’ll walk through Van Gogh’s olive fields. And you’ll visit the asylum where he lived and created an astonishing 100 works of art. You’re sure to get goosebumps as you gaze out at the landscapes that inspired his famous painting Starry Night and many more magnificent paintings.

There will be Champagne, rosé and wine tastings plus vineyard visits including the legendary Chateauneuf du Pape. You’ll dine under the stars at wonderfully authentic restaurants. Your host, American Emily Durand has lived for many years in France and knows the secrets of Provence.

You’ll even join a fun and fabulous truffle hunt and tasting – authentic Provence at its best. And you will learn the local game of petanque. Plus join a sensational cooking class with a French chef, after shopping at a market.

Antiques piled outside a shop on the edge of a stream in Isle-sur-la-Sorgue Provence

You can’t help but fall in love with market at the charming Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, the antiques capital of the south of France. And a detour to the Fontaine de Vaucluse, the source of the river Sorgue means a chance to feast your eyes on the beauty of this enchanting part of Provence. There are just so many details to this trip that really help to make it the best women only tour of Provence.

The most fabulous accommodation

Pretty courtyard of an old manor house, roses growing over the doors, tables and chairs set out

Emily has a little black book of gorgeous hotels, B&Bs and villas. Whether you want luxury or rustic, she’ll use her contacts to source your ultimate accommodation or to give you recommendations if you prefer to book direct, whether it be in Aix en Provence or lovely St Remy.

Van Gogh lived and painted many of his most famous works in St Remy whilst staying in an asylum from 1889-1890. There’s something very special about the town. All who go there fall for its charms including Princess Caroline of Monaco who spends her summers here and British film star Tom Hardy who has a home there. This little village is like a potted Provence with its elegant villas, romantic bistros and pavement café lifestyle.

On this tour you really will get to see Provence in an authentic way. You’ll make friends with the locals and experience the famed lifestyle of the real south of France.

It’s the perfect tour for solo travellers and groups. And mixed group tours, couples tours are also available. The agenda can be changed to suit you, these are bespoke tours where Emily will work with you to ensure you get to see and experience the Provence of your dreams. Everything is taken care of from transport to meals and ensuring that you have the tour of a lifetime.

Find out more at: YourPrivateProvence

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