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A week in Provence

A week in Provence

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Welcome in Avignon for an inforgettable stay to discover our beautiful region, Provence !
Its agricultural landscapes made the region a perfect place for good food.
You will appreciate it during a cooking class.
The wine lovers won't be forgotten with a tasting in Châteauneuf du Pape.
You will visit the iconic medieval villages of Gordes, Roussillon and Les Baux de Provence.
You will time travel with the roman remains such as the Pont du Gard aqueduct and the Antics in St Rémy de Provence.
Of course Avignon will ravish you with its abundant UNESCO heritage : the Popes' Palace, 14th century defensive walls, and Avignon's bridge.

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    • Stay in the heart of Avignon where everything is at walking distance

    • The must-see places in Provence

    • Discover Villeneuve lez Avignon on the other bank of the Rhône river

    • Visit the Roman amphitheater in Nîmes : one of the best preserved in the world

Day 1

Arrival

  • Pick up at Avignon train station and transfer to your hotel.
  • Enjoy the rest of your day to discover the wonders of the city center located inside the amazing defensive wall from the 14th century.
  • 3-course dinner with food and wine pairings in a restaurant located nearby your hotel

Day 2

Discovery of Avignon

  • Today have a walk in the city center ! Take the opportunity to visit the famous Popes' Palace with its magnificent painted decorations and the Pont d'Avignon popular for its song. For both, you will have an audioguide to learn everything about those two UNESCO momuments. Few steps away from the Popes' Palace, you can go to the Rocher des Doms, an English-style public garden, to enjoy the panoramic view. If you want to leave the beaten tracks join the « teinturiers » street to see the canal, the waterwheels, the theaters, the sycamores, the bars and restaurants.
  • Dinner on your own.

Day 3

Villeneuve lez Avignon

  • Spend the day in a charming town! Cross the Rhône river in a local bus, and join the other bank where Villeneuve lez Avignon is located.
  • With a combine ticket, visit the Fort Saint André, fortress built by Kings of France in the 14th century. This place also offers wonderful gardens with flower beds of China roses, century-old olive trees and other Mediterrenean plants.
  • Finally, discover the « Chartreuse du Val de Bénédiction », a 14th century Carthusian Monastry founded by the fifth Avignon Pope, Innocent VI.
  • For your lunch, you will find many nice restaurants in the city center of Villeneuve lez Avignon
  • Dinner on your own

Day 4

Lavender and villages in Luberon

  • lavender fields in bloomEnjoy a shared half-day excursion to the beautiful area of the Luberon. Admire the hilltop villages of Gordes and Roussillon. Their natural and architecural heritage made with dry stones and ochre will delight you.
  • The Lavender Museum will present you all the aspects of this provencal symbol. From mid June to mid July, instead of the museum, you will stop at Senanque Abbey to see the lavender fields in bloom.
  • Rest of the day at leisure.
  • Dinner on your own.

Day 5

Cooking class in Avignon

  • cooking class in provenceToday, discover the Provencal gastronomy ! You will meet your English speaking Chef at the covered market of Avignon and join his professional kitchen for a cooking class showing you some secrets of the local cuisine. Then, savor the 3-course meal you created (drinks included).
  • Afternoon at leisure.
  • Dinner on your own.

Day 6

Culture and wine

  • orange antique theatreGo on a half-day excursion to discover Châteauneuf du Pape. You will learn everything about this vineyard thanks to a sightseeing through the vines, explanations of your wine expert, and wine tastings.
  • 2 options according to the travel date : on Mondays and Thursdays, the tour includes stops at 2 different wineries in Châteauneuf du Pape. On Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, the tour includes one winery in Châteauneuf-du-Pape and also the entrance ticket to the Roman Theater in Orange.
  • Rest of the day at leisure.
  • Dinner on your own.

Day 7

Roman sites and historical places

  • amphitheatre of nimesSee the vestiges of the roman civilization in Provence during a half-day tour ! Visit the amphitheater in Nîmes, one of the best preserved of the Roman time still used for performances and shows. Enjoy the site of Pont du Gard, amazing place between nature and history. Stroll in the town of Uzès, wonderful medieval city and the first Duchy of France, where was found the spring for the supply of the Roman aqueduct.
  • Afternoon on your own.
  • Dinner on your own.

Day 8

End of the stay

  • Check-out
  • Private transfer to the train station in Avignon.
  • Prices are subject to availability at the moment of the booking.
  • Sunday or bank holiday supplement are NOT included
  • Go to the TRIP INFO section below:
    - to check the minimum person BASIS of this trip
    - to check the single room ( 1 pers. ) supplement
    - if you're travelling SOLO: please contact us
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Choose your level of comfort according to your wish & budget !

  • For a single room ( 1 pers. ) a single supplement will be charged
  • See in our TRIP INFO section
  • Keep in mind that the hotels mentionned are always subject to availability at the moment of the booking

  • Hotel Regina - Avignon

    Located in an historical monument, the 2-star hotel REGINA welcomes you in a pleasant and charming setting.

    Situated in Avignon’s main street you will enjoy the city ambience and the local attractions.

  • Hotel Danieli - Avignon

    Charming 3-star hotel in the city centre of Avignon.
    Located on the main avenue Rue de la République, this situation is perfect for anyone who wants to discover the city centre just walking. 
    The building is a very old monument looking almost like an Hausmanian building from Paris.

  • Hotel de l'Horloge - Avignon

    Charming 4-star hotel ideally located near the main square Place de l'Horloge in Avignon city centre.

    This location will enable you to wander around very easily without having to take public transportation. 

  • Hotel de l'Europe - Avignon

    The 5 star Hotel d'Europe is a magnificent 16th century residence, offering 39 rooms and 5 spacious and luxuriously decorated suites.

    The restaurant "La Vieille Fontaine" is one of the best restaurant of the region.

  • The rates are subject to availability at the moment of the booking
  • Private tours are only available for 2 persons minimum
  • Hotels prices are calculated on a 2 pers. basis
  • You will be able to select the exact number of traveller(s) when completing your reservation form
  • If you're travelling SOLO : please contact us
  • Walk to a charming shop of the city center (pedestrian area) to taste the provencal sweets... Try the "calisson", the traditional "nougat", the chocolate olive, the "caramel au sel de Camargue"...
  • At the end of the tasting, you'll receive a nice metal box at the Provence image.
  • After this pleasant moment, admire Avignon from the Rhone river... Enjoy a 45-minute cruise to see the St Benezet Bridge, the Popes' Palace, and a view of the village of Villeneuve les Avignon (take a look at the Philippe le Bel Tower)...
  • Enjoy a wine tasting in a nice wine shop located in the heart of Avignon.
  • For your dinner, you'll have the opportunity to discover a michelin star restaurant, located next to the Popes' Palace : enjoy a gastronomic dinner (menu : 5-courses, drinks not included)... A wonderful place, for an unforgettable moment !

Prices

The prices for this package are based on a 2 people basis (double room) and subject to availability.

Included

  • 7 nights in a hotel in Avignon, double room, breakfasts and city tax included
  • Private transfers on days 1 and 8
  • A 3-course dinner with food and wine pairings the evening of your choice (please specify the evening that you prefer at the moment of the booking)
  • Half-day shared excursions with English speaking driver/guide on days 4, 6 and 7
  • A cooking class with lunch (drinks included) on day 5
  • Tickets to visit the Popes' Palace and Pont d'Avignon (audioguides included)
  • Tickets to visit 3 monuments in Villeneuve lez Avignon : Fort St André, Gardens of St André Abbey and Chartreuse du Val de Bénédiction
  • Round trip bus tickets to join Villeneuve lez Avignon

Not included

  • Train tickets
  • Meals (excepted breakfasts, lunch on day 5 and one dinner)
  • Items of personal nature

single supplement

  • Simple : 346€ for the stay
  • Comfort : 284€ for the stay
  • Charme : 512€ for the stay
  • Prestige : 985€ for the stay

Important

  • The order of the excursions may change according to the travel dates.
  • The Roman amphitheater can be closed for special events. In this case, it will be replaced by a film at the "Maison Carrée".
  • Kindly specify the evening of the included dinner when making your reservation

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