Provence, mon amour...

 

Food and art are passions in Southern France and key ingredients for the Culturious.

Mix a chef, a food expert, a sommelier, trips to local markets, a cooking class and a wine tasting in one of the world's great wine regions – and what follows is a mouth-watering portrait of Provence.

Paint in idyllic walks down lanes that inspired Cézanne in Aix, contemporary art on the grounds of a classic Provençal château, an insider tour with a van Gogh art scholar in St. Remy, a picnic in a lavender meadow, exploring the Roman ruins of Glanum, soft landscapes changing hues in the waning sun, and a farewell in Châteauneuf-du-Pape... and the palette of your Provence tour becomes richer still.

 

 

We offer the best "bastides", charming fortified Provencal demures dating back to 15 to 17th century with rooms Cezanne, Matisse, Van Gogh, Toulouse Lautrec, Manet, Gauguin style furnished.

 

 

One of the best is "Bastide Avellane" (see photos below)

A stay at the Bastide is agreeable in every season. In summer the thick stone walls and the air conditioning protect from the heat and the life is mainly outdoors inbetween the pergola and the hammock gently pushed by the breeze under the centuries old oaks. A swim in the pool, a game of tennis will alternate with a glass of pastis while playing petanque or a walk in the vinyards and mediterranean maquis. In the cooler seasons it is a pleasure just to relax with a glass of wine on the old leather sofas close to the enormous chimney.

Best of Provence Tour

BEST OF PROVENCE

 

1st Day – City tour in Marseille and TRF to Arles

Diner in restaurant in Arles

Night in Hotel in Arles

 

2nd Day – Visit of Arles + Les Baux en Provence + Saint Rémy en Provence + TRF to Avignon

Lunch in restaurant « La Reine Jeanne » in Les Baux en Provence

Dinner in restaurant in Avignon

Night in Hotel in Avignon

 

3rd Day – Visit of Avignon + Gordes + Fontaine du Vaucluse + Roussillon

Lunch in restaurant in Fontaine du Vaucluse

Cruise dinner in restaurant in Avignon

Night in Avignon

 

4th Day – Visit of Aix en Provence + TRF to Nice with city tour

Lunch in restaurant in Aix en Provence

Diner in restaurant in Nice

Night in Hotel in Nice

 

5th Day - Visit of Cannes

Lunch in restaurant in Antibes

Trs to the Nice Airport

 

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