Because of its wonderful climate, Povence is one of the loveliest regions of France. Every year, around 35 million tourists flock there to lap up its Mediterranean landscapes, and to enjoy its fabulous food, bursting with sun-ripened flavours. They also come in search of the friendly, chilled-out Provencal lifestyle, that subtle mixture of gentleness and exuberance which was so well portrayed by film-maker and writer, Marcel Pagnol. Many other authors have helped make Provence famous, such as the writer Jean Giono, and the poet René Char. From the plains of the Rhône and the Durance to the foothills of the Alps, from the steep gorges of Verdon to the multicoloured Massifs of the Esterel, and from the forests of green oak to the Garrigue, Provence has always cast a subtle spell. The first Greek settlers made their home in Marseille around 600 BC and the popes chose the city of Avignon as their place of residence between 1309 and 1423. Songs of courtly love sung by twelfth century Provencal troubadours still echo through the olive groves in this blessed land, made sublime by the painters Cézanne and Van Gogh. Visit the Palais des Papes, one of the wonders of Avignon.
Depart in search of the secrets of lavender in Provence! Discover landscapes rich in the colors, scents, history and traditions of Provence. Visit the lovely villages of the Luberon and the Lavender Museum. Round trip by Bullet Train.
Discover the beautiful Mediterranean city of Marseille and the charming fishermen port of Cassis
A scenic drive to the so picturesque Luberon region
A comprehensive tour in the Alpilles mountain range
Discover the region who became famous thanks to the British writer Peter Mayle
Enjoy the lavender fields on Valensole Plateau
Discover the lavender flower, symbol of Provence
Dive into the lavender ocean on Valensole Plateau
Enjoy the lavender fields and the village of Sault "Capital of Lavender flower"
Discover the highlights of Provence during a full-day tour from Aix en Provence