Olive trees, blue sky, rosé….what else?
Hilltop villages, lavender fields and the country of ochers
- Come and visit the Luberon National Park with its charming top-of-the-hill villages, dear to Peter Mayle’s famous books. Red, orange, yellow and lavender blue, the Ochers massif offers a thousand colors under the sun. Have a stroll in these ‘Most Beautiful French villages’, visit the former ochers mines or a lavender distillery.
- Compostela or Rome paths cross the Luberon ; hence, historical sites lovers will be delighted with among others Gallo-Roman towns (Apt..), medieval villages or mystical abbeys.
- In the middle of these golden ochers, the lavender fields will extend to the horizon. They bloom from mid June till mid August depending on the climate.
- Authentic, fairy, you can spend exceptional hikes all around the Luberon. We advise you to spend at least 2 nights / 3 days to get a real taste of The Luberon.
Country of olive groves, hills and Van Gogh
- Little quaint villages, small cities:get in the typical ‘Provencal’ way of life. Wander around the narrow little streets, discovering squares where fountains play. Enjoy as well attractive boutiques, art dealers or ‘brocanteurs’!
- Perched on a limestone outcrop, some of these villages offer an exceptional panorama over the vineyards and olive trees plains.
- The Alpilles mountain range hides a wealth of treasures: cultivated and wild landscapes, forests and scrubland, historic heritage sites, archaeological showpieces, such as the ancient city of Glanum and the Antiques in Saint Rémy, the medieval Citadel of Les Baux de Provence, the Barbegal Roman Aqueduct and Flourmill in Fontvieille, the roman Arenas in Nîmes and Arles, le” Pont du Gard”, the Popes’ Palace in Avignon…
- This area also enjoys the benefits of a unique “terroir”, a special combination of soil and climate that gives its wines, a well-defined local character and its olive oils an intense, fruity flavour.
We advise you to spend at least 3 nights / 4 days to feel the Alpilles special atmosphere.
On the footsteps of Paul Cezanne…
- Between nature, hiking, culture, shopping, luxury, wine, romance and fancy food, have it all !
- The Mountain Ste Victoire is the arch emblem of the city of Aix-en-Provence. We will show you the best scenic drives and panoramas. It truly touched Cézanne since he painted it over 80 times. Following Cezanne’s footsteps, you’ll walk through the painter’s life, from the house where he was born to his final resting place in Saint-Pierre cemetery. We will make you see the town as the artist experienced it.
On the road of vineyards
Château neuf du pape, côte de Provence, Bandol
- The wine route in Provence stretches over 250 km, from the Southern Rhône valley (with among others the famous Chateauneuf du Pape) to the Mediterrannean sea (Bandol, Cassis AOP…)
Provence’s remarkable wines are shaped by its varied landscape, the “Mistral” wind and arid, sunny climate which all contribute to its unique varieties.
- 5 major appellations : Chateauneuf du Pape (côte du Rhône), Côtes de Provence, Côteaux d’Aix-en-Provence, Côteaux Varois en Provence and Bandol
- From Avignon till the country of Cézanne, close to the Sainte-Victoire massif, passing by the turquoise sea of the Riviera, this road is marked out by Historical sites, fantastic panoramas and little quaint villages. To combine pleasure and wine, you will be welcomed by passionate wine-makers who will make you a personal and private visit on their Domain. Wine courses upon request.
Food markets, craft and gastronomy
- Cavaillon melons, olive oil, lavender, Provence herbs, tablecloths, cement tiles, perfumes, jewels, leather, pottery, the famous soap of Marseille, figurines, calissons of Aix…prepare your taste buds and stay eyes wide open !
- We can have private visits or courses in each of these specialties. Just come to the other side of the mirror !