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Provence

 

Essence de Provence

Highlights:

  • Learn the history of Arles, an ancient Roman town and its connection with Vincent Van Gogh and walk in the footsteps of gladiators as you enter the arena.
  • Travel scenic country roads through the Alpilles mountain range to the picturesque hilltop town of Les Baux-de-Provence.
  • Tour a local olive oil estate for a comprehensive explanation of the process of making olive oil, followed by a tasting.
  • Shop for traditional crafts, hand-made ceramics, linens, and local foods like sausages, breads and a vibrant bounty of freshly grown produce in L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue.
  • Be enthralled by the Lavender Museum and learn about this precious plant, its unique distillation process and its various uses throughout history.
  • Visit the famous wine region of Chateauneuf-du-Pape and discover how the magnificent wines of this area combine with the finest French chocolate at a special tasting.
  • Stroll the markets with a local chef and partake in a truly French tradition as you sample artisanal cheese at a specialty cheese shop.
  • Explore Avignon’s charm with its quaint streets, cafés and specialty boutiques.
  • Enjoy the drive towards the exquisite French Riviera, stopping in Aix-en-Provence – a medieval town that was once home to Cezanne.
  • Create your own perfume at an in-depth workshop at the Galimard Perfumerie in Grasse.
  • Delight in the dazzling color and scent of the Nice Flower Market and admire the narrow streets and cheerful facades of Nice’s old town.
  • Embark on a scenic boat ride that whisks you along Nice’s breathtaking coast and sail past the Promenade des Anglais, posh villas, lush gardens and rocky cliffs set against the azure waters.

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