A 7-Day Luxury Escape in Provence
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What better way to spend a luxurious Summer season than in Provence? Experience the magic of the region in quaint towns such as Aix-en-Provence or in the Alpilles. Immerse yourself in the local culture, indulge in delicious cuisine, and admire the stunning scenery. This itinerary is perfect for those seeking a unique and grand luxury holiday experience in France.
Day 1 : WELCOME TO PROVENCE !
After a morning arrival at the Avignon train station, you will be transferred to the Domaine de Manville hotel, your home away from home in the heart of the Alpilles, where you can settle in and relax before the day's activities.
After a lunch at leisure, your will depart to Arles and meet your private guide, who will take you on a tour of the historic city of Arles. You will visit the Van Gogh Museum and other iconic sites. Immerse yourself in the rich culture and history of this enchanting city.
In the evening, dine at the exclusive restaurant Le Chardon, renowned for its gourmet cuisine and impeccable service. Enjoy a meal to remember, featuring locally sourced ingredients and exquisite French wines.
After dinner, your private transfer will take you back to the Domaine de Manville hotel, where you can retire to your room and reflect on a day well spent in the heart of Provence.
Lunch at leisure and night at your hotel, Domaine de Manville in a Prestige Suite.
Day 2 : DISCOVERING CAMARGUE AND ITS NATURAL WONDERS
This morning, after breakfast, you will follow your private guide and chauffeur to the breathtaking Camargue region, famous for its marshlands and unique wildlife.
Embark on a thrilling bird safari in the Pont du Gau, where you'll observe majestic flamingos, herons, and other exotic birds in their natural habitat. Next, explore the charming towns of Aigues Mortes and Saintes Marie de la Mer, known for their rich history and stunning Mediterranean landscapes.
Experience the beauty of Camargue at sunset on a horseback ride through the picturesque countryside. Finally, savor a gourmet dinner at La Table de Marius in the Mas de la Fouque, featuring exquisite French cuisine made with the finest local ingredients.
As the day comes to a close, head back to your hotel and prepare for a new day of discoveries.
Lunch at leisure and night at your hotel, Domaine de Manville.
Day 3 : EXPLORING PROVENCE: VINEYARDS AND TOWNS
A new day of adventures in Provence ! Depart to Château La Coste with your private driver, where you'll discover one of the most unique art and architecture sites in the region.
Embark on a fascinating guided tour of the Château La Coste, showcasing some of the world's most renowned contemporary artists and architects. Learn about the history and philosophy of this stunning site, which combines art, architecture, and nature in a seamless way. Afterwards, savor a gourmet lunch and wine tasting at the cellar, where you'll sample some of the finest local wines and cuisine.
Next, depart for Aix en Provence with your private driver for a guided visit of the city, known for its rich history and charming Provençal atmosphere. As the day winds down, your private transfer will take you back to your hotel, where you can enjoy a relaxing evening at leisure.
Dinner at leisure and night at your hotel, Domaine de Manville.
Day 4 : PROVENCE: ITS ART AND HISTORY
After a leisurely morning at your hotel, it's time for your next adventure in Provence. Depart for the Chateau d'Estoublon with your private driver, where you'll discover a stunning estate surrounded by olive trees, vineyards, and lavender fields. This historic chateau has been producing wine and olive oil for centuries, and you'll have the opportunity to taste their delicious products during a gourmet lunch.
Next, visit the Carrières de Lumières, an immersive art exhibition held in a former quarry that showcases the works of great artists through stunning light and sound displays. Afterwards, explore the charming village of Baux de Provence, a medieval hilltop town with narrow streets, old stone houses, and beautiful views of the surrounding countryside.
Then, indulge in a unique olive oil tasting experience at a local producer, where you'll learn about the production process and sample some of the finest olive oils in the region.
As the day winds down, your private transfer will take you back to your hotel, where you can enjoy a relaxing evening at leisure. End your day feeling rejuvenated and refreshed from the beauty and luxury of Provence.
Dinner at leisure and night at your hotel, Domaine de Manville.
Day 5 : THE BEAUTIFUL MARSEILLE
Begin your day with a last breakfast at your hotel, before checking out and hopping on your private transfer to Marseille. Here, you will check-in to Les Bords de Mer, a chic boutique hotel located on the Marseille seafront. Relax and enjoy the stunning sea views before heading out to explore.
For lunch, indulge in local dishes at a beautiful restaurant overlooking the sea, where you can enjoy fresh seafood and traditional Provençal cuisine.
After lunch, your private guide will take you on a tour of Marseille, starting with the famous Corniche, and then heading to the vibrant and colorful neighborhood of Cours Julien. Stroll through the winding streets and discover local artisans, vintage shops, and street art. Then, visit the historic district of Le Panier, a charming neighborhood with narrow streets, colorful houses, and stunning views of the city and sea.
End your tour with a visit to the MUCEM, the Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilizations, which showcases the rich cultural history of the region. Admire the stunning architecture and exhibits, and learn about the fascinating history of the Mediterranean.
In the evening, you have the freedom to explore Marseille at your leisure. Dine at one of the city's many gourmet restaurants or simply relax at your hotel and enjoy the luxurious amenities. The choice is yours!
Dinner at leisure and night at your hotel, les Bords de Mer in a Superior Room with sea view.
Day 6 : A SWIM IN THE CALANQUES
After a delicious breakfast at your hotel, your private driver will pick you up and take you to the Old Port of Marseille where you'll board a private boat for a full day of cruising and exploring the stunning Calanques. These are rocky inlets, with white cliffs and turquoise waters, located between Marseille and Cassis. You'll have the opportunity to discover the natural beauty of this region, while your private skipper shares stories and information about the area's history, geology, and flora and fauna.
During your cruise, enjoy a gourmet picnic prepared by a local chef. Savor delicious Provençal specialties, including fresh seafood, local cheeses, and artisanal breads, while taking in the stunning views of the coastline.
After a full day of sailing and exploring, return to the Old Port of Marseille where your private driver will be waiting to take you back to your hotel. The evening is yours to spend at leisure, and you can choose to dine at one of the many restaurants in the area or simply relax and enjoy the luxurious amenities of your hotel.
Dinner at leisure and night at your hotel, les Bords de Mer.
Day 7 : ONE LAST GLIMPSE OF PROVENCE
After a final breakfast in the comfort of your 5* hotel, spend some time unwinding in your hotel or take a last stroll in the beautiful Marseille streets. You will have lunch at your leisure before heading back to your hotel to end your trip in this beautiful setting.
PROVENCE COUNTRYSIDE : Domaine de Manville 5*
MARSEILLE : Les Bords de Mer 5*
PRICE AND CONDITIONS
Price per person (see detail below)
from 7 700 € per person
*Price calculated on the basis of 2 people travelling together at a certain period and subject to availability at the time of booking
Our price includes :
- Accommodation based on rooms in the hotel mentioned in the program : 4 nights in the Domaine de Manville 5* in a Prestige Suite and 2 nights in Les Bords de Mer 5* in a Superior Room with Sea View.
- The meals mentioned in the program
- All transfers in private vehicles mentioned in the program
- All visits mentioned in the program (full day of visits in Camargue, Marseille Guided Tour, Skipper Boat day in the Calanques...)
- Entrance fees to the sites visited
- 24-hour assistance from our local representative.
- All meals not included in the program (please consult us for more details)
- Any additional activity you would like to add to the program, according to your interests
Our price does not include :
- International flights or trains to and from Avignon/Marseille
- Your room at disposal for a late check-out
- Any service not mentioned in the program (such as free meals)
- Personal expenses (minibar, telephone, laundry, etc.
- Cancellation insurance, recommended but optional, to be taken out at registration (please contact us for more details).
As an indication (March 2023) for US citizens:
- Passport valid for at least 6 months after the date of return. No vaccinations are required.
- Covid: no test is required.