Whether your taste goes to city trips, slow tourism, culture, wine tourism, golfing, cycling, motorbiking, skiing, summer mountains, gastronomy, local produce or lavender fields, our 3 destinations “Provence, Enjoy the Unexpected”, “Alpes French South” and “Côte d’Azur France” offer a multitude of exciting travel experiences for every taste. Here are some touring ideas for an unforgettable holiday.
Themes: urban tourism, heritage, museums, gastronomy, shopping
Tour itinerary: Avignon – Miramas – Istres – Aix-en-Provence – Marseille
Step across the Pont d’Avignon to discover the town’s must-do gastronomic addresses. Next, head to the Popes’ Palace for a captivating augmented reality tour. The journey continues along Étang de Berre – a lagoon where garrigue, pine woods and industry live side by side. This is a great opportunity to stop off in Istres and Miramas, now expanding their international reach thanks to the McArthurGlen designer outlet and star-rated chefs… The city of Marseille is the perfect place for a trendy shopping experience facing the Med, while artisan perfumers offer a warm welcome at their workshops in the resolutely human-scale town of Aix-en-Provence.
Best of Beautiful Villages
Themes: “France’s Most Beautiful Villages”, lifestyle
Tour itinerary: Cucuron – Cadenet – Lourmarin – Bonnieux – Apt – Roussillon – Ménerbes – Gordes – Cavaillon – Lauris – Les Baux-de-Provence
Provence… A paradise of hilltop villages, iconic sites, delicious home-grown produce and gastronomy.
Delve into Provence’s unique lifestyle with an exciting discovery tour filled with wine tasting, exquisite villages and even a 2CV rally (small car, Citroën old model) …
Cycling in Provence
Themes: flavours & perfumes, cycling, nature
Tour itinerary: Mormoiron – Mazan – Sault – Forcalquier – Volx – Gréoux-les-Bains – Valensole – Aups – Moissac Bellevue – Les Arcs
Climb on your bike to discover the magical flavours and perfumes of Provence during this magical tour of the Vaucluse, Luberon, Verdon and Dracénie areas. A unique immersion in Provence’s lavish natural heritage.
In the Footsteps of the Masters
Themes: famous artists, Van Gogh, Picasso, Cézanne
Tour itinerary: Martigues – Arles – Les Baux-de-Provence – Saint-Rémy-de-Provence – Aix-en-Provence
Provence is internationally famed for its light quality thanks to the many masters who have set down their easel here to immortalize its landscapes. Cézanne’s former studio in Aix-en-Provence offers visitors an astonishing plunge into the artist’s world, while Arles et Saint-Rémy de Provence seduced Vincent Van Gogh with their vibrant colours and unique architecture. The lesser-known works of Félix Ziem, exhibited in Martigues, inspired both Renoir and Picabia.
Wine & Golfing
Themes: golfing, wine tourism, lifestyle, gastronomy
Tour itinerary: Brignoles – La Motte – Roquebrune – La Londe-les-Maures – Bormes-les-Mimosas – Toulon – Bandol – Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer
A fabulous golfing experience in stunning scenery, combining wine and emblematic sights. Succumb to the temptation of Provence’s magnificent wines and landscapes.
Alpine Heritage & Local Produce
Themes: ancient heritage, local produce, gastronomy, Alpine villages
Tour itinerary: Sisteron – Mont-Dauphin – Saint-Véran – Arvieux – Château Villevieille – Embrun – Serre Ponçon
Dotted with fortifications built along the River Durance by Louis XIV’s famous military engineer Vauban, the French Alpes are also a reputed hub of exceptional local produce. And in the same way as Vauban’s quasi-impenetrable constructions shed light on military strategy through the ages, the local meats, cheese and plants have carved the identity of the French Alpes over the centuries…
Mediterranean Culture & Lifestyle
Themes: culture, lifestyle
Tour itinerary: Saint-Paul-de-Vence – Cannes – Nice – Eze – Villefranche-sur-Mer
The beautiful light and colours of Nice have inspired artists from time immemorial. A genuine fountain of creativity, they lend this beautiful town an undeniable charm and are an intrinsic part of a legendary lifestyle that stretches from its Mediterranean shores to the gorgeous hinterland.
Walk in the footsteps of the great painters who have captured the charms of the Côte d’Azur on canvas and discover their extraordinary artistic and cultural legacy.