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Maximum 8 participants
Provencal markets, cooking class, village touring, and wine and chocolate!
2016 per person price
* Price based on double room occupancy - please contact us for details on single room supplements
Upon your arrival, check in to your hotel in the heart of the historic city. You can wander the cobblestoned streets and squares, relax on the shaded terrace of a café, or visit one of the many art galleries and museums. Dinner tonight is included at one of our favourite gourmet restaurants
(Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, or Saturdays)
Your guide will pick you up after breakfast. Start with some Roman history at the world renowned Pont du Gard a beautiful 2000-year old Roman Aqueduct, built to carry water into the city of Nimes. Today it is a UNESCO site, and one of the most visited sites of Provence. From there on to the Roman theatre in Orange, the best preserved in the world. The theatre is still used today for outdoor performances, seating up to 5000 people. You can test its incredible acoustics as you explore.
After lunch, on to Chateauneuf du Pape, where you will learn about the winemaking tradition at a winery, and taste both the wines, and some chocolate made by a Master Chocolate maker. Return to your hotel at the end of the day.
(Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Sundays)
This morning you head to one of the typical Provençal villages scattered around Avignon (St Remy, Vaison la Romaine, or Isle sur la Sorgue). Which village depends on the day of the week, as you are aiming for market day. Traditional Provençal markets are famous for their beautiful produce, and fabulous lively atmosphere, which you’ll soak up as you wander around the stalls, squeezed in together.
After time at the market, your morning continues with a visit to a nearby site (Les Baux de Provence, a winery tasting in Rasteau, or Fontaine de Vaucluse and Gordes), before returning you to your hotel in Avignon by 1:30 pm in time for a late lunch.
This afternoon you have some free time for Avignon itself, to visit both the incredible Popes Palace and the famous Avignon bridge. At the end of the afternoon, meet for your cooking class with the chef of a great restaurant, followed by the meal you have helped prepare, paired with regional wines.
Your Provence Gourmet Tour has come to an end; after a final breakfast, connections are easy from Avignon for your further travels. Bon Voyage!