Introduction
Provence is a food lover's dream par excellence. Imagine walking in thyme-scented countryside, ambling home from the market with mesh bags full of amazing produce, and pouring an extra splash of wine to prolong an evening on the terrace.  You'll live the Provençal lifestyle for a week in a captivating sampling of the region’s finest small hotels, most engaging locals, and most delicious cuisine. Every day, there's something new as you visit hilltop villages and walk to Roman ruins and an ochre quarry.  Best of all, the week includes four cooking instruction sessions. You’ll get tips and secrets to Provençal cooking from a local chef…meet the farmers and artisans for whom the area is justifiably famous…visit local markets…and be welcomed to a private wine-tasting at Châteauneuf-du-Pape’s finest cellar.  Most of all, you’ll get a complete and very personal taste of life in the sunny, storied south of France.
Itinerary at a glance
DAYS 1-3 - AVIGNON / NOVES
Meet in the walled city of Avignon and explore the 14th century Papal Palace. Settle into your Relais & Chateau hotel, and enjoy dinner at the Michelin-starred restaurant. Pay a guided visit to the Arles of Vincent Van Gogh and explore the seaside Camargue region home to wild horses, flamingos and renowned chef Roger Merlin for an unforgettable cooking lesson. Your next lovely hotel in Noves is the perfect starting point for forays into the Luberon -  picturesque Gordes, ochre-colored Roussillon, and cooking with a Michelin-starred chef.

DAYS 4-7 - UCHAUX / CHATEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE
In St. Rémy-de-Provence, you'll spend a morning at the weekly market to shop like the locals. Lovely strolls lead to the Romans’ Pont du Gard aqueduct…a visit to the vineyards and cellars of Châteauneuf du Pape…and a cooking instruction at Michelin-starred La Mirande in a 17th century mansion. After lunch at La Mirande, you'll amble through lovely Séguret before parting company in Avignon.
Picture yourself...
  • Scouring markets for the freshest ingredients
  • Cooking alongside renowned regional chefs
  • Luxuriating in classic, comfortable Provençal hotels
Bon Appétit, Provence
Culinary
6 Days / 5 Nights
Starting Point: Avignon -- 3:00 PM – TGV Rail Station

Ending Point: Avignon -- 4:30 PM - TGV Rail Station


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Guest Reviews
“The combination of culture, walks, and cooking truly gave us a feel for the region. There is nothing you could have added—the trip was wonderful!”
Reid and Louise S., Hauppauge, NY

“That phone call to Classic Journeys provided me with a great vacation, new friends, good food, fantastic memories and many possibilities of future travel.”
Melinda S.

“Classic Journeys provides unbeatable access to experiences around the globe.”
Travel + Leisure Magazine

“Gordana is amazing! Very personable,very flexible,most willing and able to meet the smallest request and has some very interesting contacts-Guy the wine guy, the black truffle chef in Menerbes, the nougat maker, the perfect salt store, etc.”
Patricia O., Portsmouth, NH

“I never felt like a tourist.”
Elizabeth C.

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Tour Dates & Prices
Tour prices are per person based on double occupancy. Single supplement is only applicable if you are traveling solo and/or have a room to yourself.
TOUR DATES
TOUR PRICES
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
May 26-31, 2019$4995.00$795.00
July 7-12, 2019$5095.00$795.00
October 6-11, 2019$5095.00$795.00


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What's Included
  • Accommodations for 6 days and 5 nights at our favorite luxury boutique hotels
  • Full time experienced guide(s) who are with you throughout the trip, handle behind-the-scenes logistics and are there to help with anything from haggling for a rug to buying a tube of toothpaste
  • Support vehicle(s)
  • Admissions to tastings, historic sites and other scheduled events as noted in the detailed daily itinerary.
  • Gratuities for hotels, meals and baggage
  • Trip literature
  • All land transportation during the trip
• All breakfasts, 2 lunches, 4 dinners and 4 cooking instructions
Above & Beyond Benefits
  • Invisible Check-In
    When your group arrives, we whisk you and your bags to your room immediately. No waiting – no tipping.
  • Wine on Us
    In many regions, we uncork wonderful local wines at every dinner, compliments of Classic Journeys.
  • Perfect Pairings Dinners
    A special dinner prepared by one of our favorite chefs with a procession of wines tailored to each course.
  • Privileged Access Events
    One-of-a-kind access to remarkable people, places and activities arranged just for you.
Bon Appétit, Provence
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Provence has a semi-arid climate, reminiscent of San Diego, California. Days are usually quite sunny, with bright blue skies.


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Your trip is free when you organize a Classic Journeys trip with 10 or more travelers (including you).
 
 
Hotels
Le Prieuré

Just a few minutes from the heart of Avignon, this serene 5-Star Relais & Chateaux hotel, with a Michelin-starred restaurant, is a subtle blend of past and present.

Auberge De Noves

In the peaceful countryside surrounding Avignon, this 4-star hotel is a charming property featuring beautifully crafted original masonry walls. Owned and operated by a top chef, the hotel has 23 uniquely decorated guestrooms.

Chateau de Massillan

Built in 1555, former hunting lodge of Henri II and Diane de Poitiers, Le Chateau de Massillan combines luxury, sophistication, and respect for the natural environment.

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