⇒ OUR PACKAGES DEPARTING FROM AVIGNON, LES ALPILLES OR THE LUBERON
A1 – Chateauneuf du Pape , wine and provencal gastronomy
>> From 220€ / pers
- Visit the magnificent village of Seguret, a typical village of Provence
- Wine tasting of Cotes du Rhone “Grand Crus”
Visit cellar + tasting of 4 wines (2 Chateauneuf du Pape wine including 1 special cuvee + 2 Châteauneuf du Pape red wines including 1 special cuvee)
Then we continue to “Plan de Dieu”, well known for its “Côtes du Rhône”.
Lunch: we will be received by the Chef – Cyril, proud of his work with local seasonal produce of Provence and his sommelier who loves to share his passion of “Cotes du Rhone” wines.
In the afternoon: visit and relax in the village of Seguret
The village de Seguret, on the list of “the most beautiful villages in France”. Follow its cobbled streets (sloping and paved with small stones), stroll in the shade of its old walls, time seems to stop here.
Clinging to the hill, in a dominant position over the valley, it offers magnificent perspectives of the landscapes below. Built in the 10th century with its houses close to each inside the ramparts, to gain the security in these agitated periods, it derived its name from the word Provençal “segur” (“securitas” in Latin).
Then we will stop in Vacqueyras in a family vineyard and do a wine tasting of 3 Grand Cru with the opportunity to meet a small producer.
A2 – Be French for a day ! A day of 100% Provencal style …
>> From 315€ / person
- Cooking class with Chef Alain Nicolet
- Go shopping for cooking ingredients in the Provencal market of l’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue
Visit L’ Isle-sur-la-Sorgue with a tour guide… poetry, ready-made clothes, history….
In the morning: We will leave with our chef “Alain” to discover a small Provencal market. We will start by having a coffee and croissant in the shade or in the sunshine on a beautiful Provençal terrace where we will meet our chef.
Then while strolling in the market, we will buy all the vegetables, fruit and fish/meat needed for the cooking class.
After our group work, we will have the pleasure of tasting our dishes, accompanied with selected wines for you.
To digest, if you wish, a small game of pétanque (a Provençal ball game) with a lesson how to play…
Afternoon, private tour with a guide to l’Isle sur Sorgues, a city of antique dealers. Make a poem at your own rhythm walking on the banks of the Sorgues river.
A small drink on a terrace as we do in Provence before leaving!
A3 – Blue gold of Provence … Ocean of lavender in Valensole
>> From 243€ / person
- Visit a distillery and have lunch at a Ducasse restaurant!
- Guided visit of L’Occitane factory in Manosque
Morning: depart to the valley of Valensole diving into the “ocean of lavender”.
Follow by a visit to a distillery where we will learn how to produce lavender essential oil.
Lunch: in one of Alain DUCASSE’s restaurants, La Bastide de Moustiers.
Surrounded by lavender and olive trees. Mediterrean cuisine interpreted by a local chef … all the charms of Provence!
On the way back you will have a guided visit to the famous cosmetic factory L’Occitane museum in Manosque. A lovely gift is waiting for you at the end of day!
A4 – The original Luberon, one day in Provence
>> From 195€ / person
- Provencal villages in the novels of Peter Mayle
- Discover typical corners of Provence
In the morning:
- Guided visit of Senanque Abbey
- Stroll the cobbled streets in Gordes
- Visit and taste wine in a beautiful domaine in Menerbes
- Have lunch in a typical Provencal bastide
In the afternoon:
- Walk from the Chateau de Lacoste to the village down the narrow cobbled streets.
- Visit a Lavender museum in Coustellet
A5 – One day in Les Alpilles along with songs of cicadas !
>> From 271€ / person
- Olives, on the Van Gogh road, Medieval castles, cicadas & lovely Provencal market !
- Tast A.O.C olive oils
If you chose the gastronomic menu, it will be an unforgettable memory, a real pleasure for your palate…
We will be received by Chateau Estoublon for an olive oil and wine tasting.
Visit St Remy de Provence and St Paul de Mausolea where Van Gogh spent one very creative year.
Discover the village of Baux de Provence, situated in the heart of Les Alpilles on a rocky plateau. It dominates an exceptional landscape on Arles, Camargue and Les Alpilles offering you a breathtaking panoramic view. The village is one of “The most beautiful villages of France”.
A6 – Picnic in the garden of Chateau du Ventoux
>> From 223€ / person
- Picnic in a beautiful garden and enjoy la Provence
- Taste wines at the foot of Mont Ventoux mountain
Depending on the day, we can stop at a local Provencal market in Bedoin, Carpentras or Caromb, or even a stop at Chateau du Barroux.
Then we will be received by Chateau du Ventoux for a guided visit and a tasting of 5 wines.
Picnic with local products in the Chateau’s garden, and with the vineyard’s wines.
Then we head to the direction of the rolling mountains of Montmirail to discover the charm of the village of Gigondas. Wine tasting in a small local wine maker of famous “Grand Cru” of Cote du Rhone.
A7 – Become a creator! Create your wine and your perfume with personality
>> From 367€ / person
- The passion of creation and the pleasure of the palate
- Restaurant gastronomique with a magnificent view
You will be received by a wine professional who will help you to uncover the mystery of wine making. You will then make up your ideal wine with the different typical grape varieties of the Rhone Valley. Every participant will use a bottle of pure wine of Grenache and one of Syrah, plus one bottle of assembled wine elevated in oak barrel of Grenache and Syrah.
With a test-tub, everyone make his/her own wine “mixed” after many tastings (without limits). When you finish the assemblage, we will put your wine in a bottle for you.
Lunch will be in a Relais & Chateau in the center of a small village: a unobstructed view on the surrounding vineyards, with the quiet of a small village, a cozy space, outdoor swimming pool…
We invite you to design your perfume that is part of your personality. Establish your own olfactory mapping. “A perfume tells a story, the exceptional thing is this one tells yours”…
A8 – A day of wine and adventure in a Buggy in vineyards
>> From 297€ / person
- Discover a vineyard on foot or in a buggy
- Taste wines of a small winemaker
Visit parcels of quality vines in a buggy, such as: Gigantis, Château Crillon as well as wineries at a higher altitude (of 400m, 450m and 500m) with a guide who will present you every part of this atypical visit, followed by a wine tasting of wines from vineyards you visited. A stop in front of a typical Provencal hut, pass to a parcel of vines with 23 different varieties of grapes… a wine tasting of 6 wines is waiting for you after the visit.