Introduction
How many kids do you know who've seen fields that are completely purple? Or kayaked under a Roman aqueduct? Or listened to monks chanting in an ancient abbey? Your family will be the exception by the end of this amazing family vacation in France. Provence is perfect for a mellow family vacation. There are good walks…amazing countryside hotel…and memorable food. (Who knew the French ate pizza?). The adults will be welcomed to one of the fine vineyards of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. We’ve arranged a provençal cooking lesson for those so inclined. And everyone enjoys exploring the bories, weird circular stone huts that no one can explain. We love bringing families to this region because it’s unique enough for everyone to feel far from home…but so easy that even the least-seasoned traveler has fun.
The kids will love...
  • Exploring prehistoric caves
  • A pottery class in a local village
  • A game of boules followed by ice cream
Itinerary at a glance
We meet in Avignon for a kid-friendly stroll to the awesome 14th century Papal Palace, then head for our countryside hotel (6 nights). While the adults explore the colorful market and take an easy walk to Séguret, the kids dig in to making pottery at a nearby village. Later, while you go wine tasting in Châteauneauf-du-Pape, our guides supervise the younger set as they climb around castle ruins. A friend invites us into her kitchen for a lesson in provençal cooking…and a chance to lunch on the results. Later, we all enjoy a walk through apricot groves past a monastery where we hear monks chanting.

We'll stroll to the Pont du Gard, a Roman aqueduct that soars overhead as the start of a family kayaking excursion. Near Lourmarin, we walk among lavender fields to Sénanque Abbey, where your budding Impressionists present you with paintings they created this morning. Among other family-friendly activities we'll see how olives are harvested and crushed…and walk in Cezanne's footsteps through Aix-en-Provence.
Provence
Family Journey
7 Days / 6 Nights
Starting Point: Avignon-- 3:00 pm – TGV rail station

Ending Point: Avignon-- 3:00 pm – TGV rail station

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Go a little off the grid
The ultimate luxury in France is escaping the crowds. On all of our walking tours we get to the places the tourists don’t go.
Our small groups offer more options
Fewer guests give us more flexibility on our French family tour and everywhere we vacation. We always offer alternate walks, time off for relaxing, and other options at no extra cost.
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
Jun 26-Jul 2, 2016$4795.00$795.00
July 24-30, 2016$4795.00$795.00
Jun 25-Jul 1, 2017$4895.00$795.00
July 23-29, 2017$4895.00$795.00
  • 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, 5 dinners and 1 cooking instruction
Provence
Family Journey
7 Days / 6 Nights
Provence has a semi-arid climate, reminiscent of San Diego, California. Days are usually quite sunny, with bright blue skies. The temperature can vary significantly from winter to summer (especially when the Mistral wind blows in the winter). We suggest packing clothes that can be worn in layers, as early morning and evening can often have a chill that during the middle of the day is quickly replaced with warm sunshine.

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when sharing a room with two full-paying guests
Kids ages 11-16 receive a $500 discount; ages 7-10 receive a $750 discount; ages 3-6 receive a $1250 discount; ages 2 and younger receive a $1750 discount. When sharing a room with one full-paying guest, kids receive a $250 discount.
Hotels
Chateau De Varenne

This 18th-century château has views of Mont Ventoux and Luberon. Renovated to reflect its original splendor, it offers a garden where you can relax under a 400-year-old cedar tree or cool yourself off on a warm Provençal afternoon with a dip in the pool.

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