Join a 12-day women-only tour of sun-kissed southern France. Discover the Côte d’Azur, Provence, Camargue and Occitanie. Visit historic cities, enchanting villages and glorious coastal resorts. You’ll stay in luxury hotels, savor exquisite gastronomy and the finest wines, you’ll even have a chance to take part in a vineyard harvest. This is a feel good tour of the very best of southern France, one where you’ll make friends and memories to cherish…
Fabulous, unique tour of southern France
This unique tour is based on the best-selling novels of Canadian author Patricia Sands and the popular travel blog posts of American Deborah Bine, AKA the Barefoot Blogger. They will share with you the most fascinating places in the south of France. It’s so special it’s called the “Memories You Promised Yourself Trip” and there’s nothing else quite like it. The knowledge and passion that Patricia and Deborah have for this beautiful part of France bring joie de vivre to each day.
Discover colorful Nice with its world famous Cours Saleya food and flower market, and the perched village of Eze. Explore elegant Antibes and vibrant Villefranche-sur-Mer. Gorgeous Grasse, the capital of French perfume and oh so pretty Saint-Paul-de-Vence are also on your itinerary. And of course Aix-en-Provence, the sun-drenched city loved by Cezanne and all who visit fall head over heels for.
Roman ruins, artists, markets and more
You’ll also visit Arles with its magnificent Roman remains. And you’ll walk in the footsteps of Vincent Van Gogh, including a stop at the Monastery of Saint-Paul de Mausole. It’s here that Van Gogh lived and painted some of his most famous works. Discover captivating Aigues-Mortes a historic, incredibly preserved 13th century walled town. Explore the Camargue, famous for its pink flamingos, wild white horses and rose-colored salt marshes.
Enjoy wonderful French markets including at Saint-Remy de Provence and the largest indoor market in the region at beautiful Sète. Visit art galleries including Frank Gehry’s incredible new Luma Foundation. And the spectacular Carrières de Lumières in the picturesque village of les Baux de Provence. Wander gorgeous gardens including the glorious Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild in St. Jean Cap Ferrat. You’ll visit the famous Roman Pont du Gard and the lovely town of Uzès with its maze of cobbled streets and beautiful flower market. This is a tour that takes in the very best of southern France.
You’ll dine at fabulous restaurants, hand-picked and loved by the locals, chosen for their authenticity and charm. Visit an olive mill, enjoy wine tastings. You’ll even have a chance to join in the vendange – the harvest of the precious grapes at the end of summer.
You’ll see the best of France in style. You only have one change of hotels. Accommodation is in luxury hotels in Nice for the first part of your tour and Arles for the second half. Nothing is rushed, this small group tour is all about relaxing. There’s time to shop, to wander and soak up the atmosphere or relax in the hotel pool. With everything taken care of, all you need to do is enjoy a wonderful time, have fun and make memories that will last forever.
For more details and to join this fabulous fall tour head to : absolutelysouthernfrance.com