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  • From Aix en Provence: Full-Day Discovery Tour of Provence

    1. From Aix en Provence: Full-Day Discovery Tour of Provence

    One of the first stops on your day of discovery is the village of Les Baux de Provence. The narrow streets and the imposing castle ruins date to the Middle Ages – a time of proud lords and troubadours. From the rocky spur you’ll enjoy exceptional scenic views. See the Pont du Gard, a fascinating UNESCO World Heritage site that is the best-preserved part of the Nîmes aqueduct. Designed by architects and engineers during the Roman era, it is considered a technical and artistic masterpiece. You’ll continue on to Avignon, the 14th century City of the Popes. See the medieval walls, the Pont d’Avignon that crosses the Rhone River, and the Popes’ Palace, which is the largest Gothic palace in Europe. (Note that entrance fees are not included.) Next on your itinerary is a visit to Châteauneuf-du-Pape, surrounded by its world-famous vineyards. Wine tasting at one of the numerous cellars is incl...

    The tour was a good taste of some of the more popular sites in Provence. It was a treat and a time saver to have a knowledgeable driver familiar with routes and access to sites. Our group was a mixture of French and English which the guide diligently tried to handle but it left no time for in-depth discussions including history etc. We found the time spent at each site sufficient and the in between driving not begrudged due to our less than perfect weather conditions. One word of caution is lunch options are poor. A packed snack would have been better.

  • Provence Olive Harvest

    2. Provence Olive Harvest

    ITINERARY (begins at your convenience, at 10:30 or 14:00) 10:30 – 12:00 Enjoy a walk through the property and a tour of the fruit trees, vineyards, beehives, Provençal herbs and truffle trees. Then you'll pick olives by hand in the autumn sun, while you learn everything you ever wanted to know about olive trees: pruning, planting, harvesting, making olive oil, etc... 12:00 – 13:00: Hearty Provençal apéritif with all you care to drink of the property red wine, a sampling of homemade olive oil, truffle oil and truffle salt, enjoyed poolside with a view of the olive groves.

  • Aix-en-Provence: Verdon Canyon & Moustiers-Sainte-Marie

    3. Aix-en-Provence: Verdon Canyon & Moustiers-Sainte-Marie

    Enjoy a scenic full-day tour of the picturesque Verdon Canyon, departing from Aix-en-Provence by air-conditioned minibus. Meet your guide at the Tourist Information Center of Aix, and set off on a lovely drive through the dramatic splendor of the Grand Canyon du Verdon. Stop en route at Manosque for a guided tour of the L' Occitane factory, famous for its cosmetics using local flowers and plants. Cross the Valensole plateau, which is especially spectacular when the lavender fields are in full bloom (mid June to mid July). Head to Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, famous for its earthenware workshops, and enjoy some free time for lunch on your own. Continue to the Verdon Gorges of the Verdon River for breathtaking views of the lake of Sainte-Croix. Stop for some free time on the beach before driving back to Aix-en-Provence via the enchanting village of Sainte-Croix-du-Verdon.

    Interesting tour with fantastic views. Wld b better if the lavenders are still in bloom

  • From Marseille: Full-Day Valensole Lavender Fields Tour

    4. From Marseille: Full-Day Valensole Lavender Fields Tour

    Spend the day among the purple-blue sea of the lavender fields of Provence, which bloom stunning shades of lilac and mauve from June through August. Start your day in the beautiful city of Aix-en-Provence, fondly known as the “city of art and water.” Located approximately 19 miles (30 kilometers) from Marseille, Aix dates back to Roman times and has a wide promenade called the “Cours Mirabeau” that is lined with plane trees. Discover the cafés that were once frequented by Cezanne, Camus, and Zola. Go to one of the numerous markets that take place in the city center every day, and admire the shimmering palette of fragrances and colors. After some free time for lunch on your own, continue along the picturesque roads lined with golden wheat and blue lavender fields. Your driver will stop for plenty of photo opportunties en route to Valensole, with free time to explore this traditional Pr...

    Trip was in small bus (5 person inside considering some spaces between due to vivid requirements), it was relax full, quite asked us how much time we want to spend in different place. Driving way was very good and the guide person was really careful about us. I can fully recommend, it was nice trip.

  • Truffle Hunting in Provence

    5. Truffle Hunting in Provence

    Go on a black truffle hunt on the gorgeous property of a Provençal truffle plantation in the Luberon, just 40 minutes from Aix en Provence TGV train station and 1 hour from Marseille Airport. Meet a real truffle hunter and learn how this elusive, edible “black gold” is cultivated and how the truffle dogs are trained. With the help of your guide, you will soon find some truffles to try. Learn about the art of growing truffle trees, training truffle dogs, and finding truffles. Then celebrate your find with a glass of champagne while your hosts teach you how to clean, store, and cook with truffles. Sample some truffle hors d'oeuvres and be sure to ask your hosts to taste the olive and truffle oil produced on the farm. Many delicious products are also available for you to take back home as a unique souvenir. Take a tour of the vineyards, olive tree plantation and bees hives, and fully imm...

    Very informative and lots of fun. And the truffles were delicious and the champagne flowed. One of the best things I did in Provence.

  • From Aix-en-Provence: Half-Day Lavender Morning Tour

    6. From Aix-en-Provence: Half-Day Lavender Morning Tour

    Depart from Aix-en-Provence, drive along the scenic roads winding across the fields of flowers. Arrive on the wide Plateau of Valensole with its 800 square meters plateau, it specializes in the cultivation of lavandin, a hybrid lavender plant as well as cereals. It's nicknamed 'The Granary of the Region.' You will have many photo stops by the lavender fields in bloom and enjoy the breathtaking sights and scents. Stop at a farmer/ producer's place and learn everything about the cultivation, distillation and the properties of pure lavender and lavandin.  Have an opportunity to purchase pure lavender and lavandin essential oils, olive oil and lavender honey directly from them.

    An amazing morning with a compelling guide and a friendly group. Had a lot of time to take pictures and explore fields and the final stop in a local organic farm shop was a cherry on top. Definitely would recommend this tour!!

  • From Nice: Full-Day Provence & Lavender Tour

    7. From Nice: Full-Day Provence & Lavender Tour

    Discover the highlights of Aix-en-Provence on a full-day tour. Appreciate the region's architecture and the sweet brightness of the famous lavender fields.  Visit Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, voted one of the most beautiful villages in France, filled with ramparts, fountains, and an ancient aqueduct. Photograph the world-famous lavender plateaus and then go on a guided tour of a lavender processing plant located in the heart of the field. Lac de Sainte-Croix is located in a wooded setting at the foot of the Gorges du Verdon between the Alpes de Haute Provence and Var, this artificial reservoir of clear and pure water is a jealously guarded quality and one of the most beautiful lakes in Provence.

  • Aix-en-Provence: Luberon Market & Villages Day Tour

    8. Aix-en-Provence: Luberon Market & Villages Day Tour

    Travel from Aix-en-Provence to Luberon valley on a full-day tour of the area's charming and unique villages. First make your way to L'Isle sur la Sorgue, and wander through the open-air provencal market, and along the canals, taking time to stop in the various antique shops. Then enjoy lunch on your own in the exceptional hilltop village of Gordes. Afterward (from mid-June to mid-July only) stop for photos of the blooming lavender fields at Senanque Abbey. Continue to the colorful village of Roussillon and its ochre cliffs. Stop for a photo in Bonnieux and on the way admire the Pont Julien, a Roman bridge. Make your way back through the picturesque and winding Combe of Lourmarin. Stop in Lourmarin, one of the most beautiful villages in France, famous for its Renaissance castle. Here you can enjoy some free time before returning to Aix-en-Provence.

    Great way to see these lovely villages without going crazy trying to drive yourself there. Each village had its unique charm and were very picturesque.

  • From Marseille: Aix en Provence and Cassis Full-Day Tour

    9. From Marseille: Aix en Provence and Cassis Full-Day Tour

    Begin your 5-hour tour with a guided walking tour of the historic center of Aix en Provence. Explore its narrow streets and markets, the town hall square, fountains and cathedral. Taste some local delicacies and take a walk with your guide in the steps of Cezanne, one of the area’s most celebrated artists. Discover his college, the café where he used to meet the writers Cocteau and Cendrars and other famous 19th-century artists. Next is a drive to Cassis, a town known as the little Saint Tropez, with its small and charming harbor. Cassis is famous for its white wines and is home to the most ancient winery in Provence. You'll have the opportunity to admire the famous Calanques of Cassis, which are on UNESCO’s World Heritage list for their white cliffs and turquoise waters. There will be some free time for you to walk around the village, relax on the small sandy beach or hop on a motor...

    We really enjoyed the tour. But I found a problem of the voucher. We booked the tour on Dec. 4, 2019. We printed out the voucher from the confirmation email. However, there is nothing described about the meeting address or meeting hotel, a rough map was described, on the voucher. We visited the “putative” meeting place with the voucher a day before the tour in order to check the meeting place. But, we failed to find the meeting spot. Later, I found, from my PC in the hotel room, that the meeting address and Radisson Blue Hotel are described in the confirmation e-mail, but nothing was written on the voucher issued on Dec. 4. Remember the customer brings only the voucher with him/her, but does not bring printed email. The voucher must contain everything important. The night before the tour, I received reminder email of the tour. The new voucher described everything including the meeting address, but too late. It is impossible to print out the voucher in the hotel late night.

  • From Marseille: Shared Shore Excursion to Aix-en-Provence

    10. From Marseille: Shared Shore Excursion to Aix-en-Provence

    Meet your driver at the exit of your ship in Marseille seaport. Drive to Aix-en-Provence and discover the Cours Mirabeau lined with 17th and 18th centuries private mansions, where large plane trees give shade on hot summer days. Visit Place d’Albertas and see the fountain whose basin was made by local students. See the Four Dolphins Fountain, an impressive sculpture created in 1667. Other sights in the vibrant city are the City Hall and the Cathedral Saint Sauveur, which features 12th-century buildings offering insight into Aix-en-Provence's unique heritage. The old town is packed with shops, architectural and religious sites, bustling squares and refreshing fountains. Take a stroll through one of the numerous markets taking place everyday in the center of the city. Aix is also the birthplace of the painter Paul Cézanne. Don't miss the opportunity to visit the Cézanne's studio that was...

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What people are saying about Aix-en-Provence

Lots of opportunity to see Lavender fields - breathtaking! Also sunflower fields - olive trees, along with tastings of different olive oils, etc. Loved being able to tour the charming towns- and with the benefit of a driver so that’s we did not have to deal with parking or navigation. The tour guide we had, Remy, spoke English very well- and since we and the other members of our tour spoke English our guide was in English - however he does them in French as well if that is better suited. Remy was knowledgeable about many subjects from the lavender, to local farming, to the history of the villages, the region and France in general.

It was wonderful experience with beautiful lavender. Our guide “Remy” knew good spots to take a beautiful photos with lavender. And he explains about the village well. It was very interesting for us. we really recommanded him. :) But, the booking agence demanded to change our reservation time. So, it makes us very unpleasant. And, we should have to change our entire plan of day.

Thank you Gaëlle for this amazing tour! With a small van we visited Aix-en-Provence, Valensole and the lavender and sunflower fields. The guide (who was also a perfect driver) knew so much and explained us everything. She brought us to the most wonderful places to take pictures and enjoy the nature and products. I definitely recommend this day trip!

An amazing morning with a compelling guide and a friendly group. Had a lot of time to take pictures and explore fields and the final stop in a local organic farm shop was a cherry on top. Definitely would recommend this tour!!

Gaëlle was a fantastic guide and the landscape beautiful! Recommend!