Provence private tours

Provence private tours with our Dream Team (12 driver guides)
Voyages Provence offers you 12 driver guides, focus on the luxury travel market. 
Vehicules : V Class Mercedes black vans (up to 7 passengers).
We propose bespoke day tours (culture, nature, food, art, lavender, wine tours) from any location (Marseille Provence Cruise Terminal, your private luxury villa, yacht or 5* hotel like La Villa La Coste, the Intercontinental hotel, Sofitel Vieux Port, Le Pigonnet, La Villa Gallici, La Bastide de Gordes, Baumanière, La Bastide de Moustiers, Le Couvent des Minimes, La Mirande, l'Arlatan, Le Château de Cassis, Grand Hôtel du Cap Ferrat, Hôtel du Cap Eden-Roc...)
We are based in Marseille, Aix-en-Provence, Arles, Avignon, Forcalquier, Vaison-la-Romaine and Moustiers-Sainte-Marie.
Below some ideas of shore excursions and private tours we can provide (based on farmers market days).

Full day tour (up to 8 hours) : 600€ (Provence) & 750€ (French Riviera)

1. Monday : La Haute Provence: Forcalquier - Mane - Lurs

You will go to Forcalquier, capital of flavours and scents “par excellence”, whose history dates back to the 12th century. A medieval city nestled between Luberon and Verdon with its fabulous Monday market, which is one of the most popular in Provence. The alleys are full of treasures; you will meet its inhabitants and visit workshops of artists where the craftsmen will open their doors to you.
We will have you explore the brand new Artemisia Museum nestled in the Cordeliers Convent (13th century), an original multi-sensory immersion dedicated to medicinal, perfume and aromatic plants.
A climb up to the citadel will offer you the most extraordinary panoramic view of the Montagne de Lure and the Luberon.
In the afternoon, stop at the site of Les Mourres to discover some strange rock formations.
In Mane, we will have you meet a couple that produce the best organic syrups in the region.
Then you will discover the superb medieval village of Lurs, founded by Charlemagne in the 9th century. Stop at the L'Occitane factory shop to pick up some goodies on the way back.
This day focuses on three villages preserved in the heart of Haute Provence, including Forcalquier, capital of flavours and aromas. Unique landscapes and exclusive meetings of artists, craftsmen and producers.
. Forcalquier Market
. Tasting of macaroons
. Spirit tasting from of the “Distilleries et Domaines de Provence”
. Visit of an organic syrup production workshop
. Visit of an artist's studio
. L'Occitane Factory Store
. Artemisia Museum*
. Salagon Priory* in Mane
*In option
Artemisia Museum

2. Tuesday : Aix-en-Provence - Cassis - Marseille

You will discover Aix-en-Provence, founded by the Romans in 122 BC; it later became the capital of the County of Provence. “Aix” as its called by locals is very rich in heritage, art and culture.
Following in the footsteps of the painter Paul Cézanne, you will be charmed by its breath-taking baroque squares, 17th and 18th century mansions, colourful markets, fountains, and churches, not to mention its Saint-Sauveur Cathedral.
Sweet lovers will be happy to taste the speciality of the city, a local confectionery called Calisson.
The second stop will be Cassis, a picturesque old fishing village, famous for its world known wines from 14 vineyards and its creeks (optional boat tour) bathed in turquoise waters. We will drive up Cap Canaille by the route des Crêtes, where one of the highest cliffs in Europe will offer you a breath-taking panorama.
Marseille will be our third stopover, from La Corniche to the Vieux- Port (old harbour), with a stop at the majestic Notre Dame de la Garde Basilica.
Day dedicated to the visit of Aix-en-Provence and its 17th and 18th century mansions, Cassis and its creeks bathed in turquoise water and vibrant Marseille, the oldest city in France.
. Markets of Aix-en-Provence
. Tasting of calissons
. Chocolate tasting
. Visit of a Santon workshop (small terracotta nativity scene figurines)
. Discover the 3 creeks by boat*
. Basilica of Notre Dame de la Garde

3. Wednesday : Les Alpilles: Saint-Rémy-de-Provence - Les Baux-de-Provence - Arles

You will discover the Alpilles, in the morning between vineyards and olive groves as far as the eye can see, with an immersion in the colours and flavours of the Saint-Rémy-de-Provence market. Foodies will be able to taste the delicacies of a master chocolate maker, the ancestral recipes of a biscuit maker or even some olive oil later on during the tour.
Towards the end of the morning, we will pass in front of Glanum and its Roman Arc de Triomphe, bound for Les Baux-de-Provence.
We suggest you stroll through the medieval village of Les Baux and strongly advise lovers of unique artistic creations to take a magical journey, a 50-minute immersive digital exhibition at the Carrières de Lumières, dedicated this year to the painter Vincent Van Gogh.
In the afternoon, we will visit Arles, its ancient heritage is essential: arenas, theatre, thermal baths. We will also focus on a more contemporary part, with Luma Arles, an artistic and cultural complex whose architecture was designed by Franck Gehry.
This day focuses on the historical heritage (Roman period), impressionist and contemporary art and the sublime landscapes of the plains and hills.
. Saint-Rémy-de-Provence Market
. Chocolate tasting
. Tasting of olive oils
. Visit of the Roman monuments* of Arles
. Multimedia artistic show featuring Van Gogh at Les Carrières de Lumières*
Arles: Ticket for 4 monuments of your choice
Les Carrières de Lumières

4. Thursday: : Five classified villages in the Luberon: Gordes, Roussillon, Ménerbes, Lacoste and Lourmarin.

Perched villages, panoramic views, art galleries, abbeys and castles in a landscape of hills, plateaus and valleys. Fields of poppies, lavender, olive trees and cherry trees in bloom depending on the season.
In the morning you will discover the perched villages of the Luberon.
First stop on a rocky cliff that will give you a breath-taking view of Gordes. Then off to Roussillon with its ochre coloured cliffs, while walking through the alleys you will see quaint homes painted in warm colours.
Ménerbes, another perched village, which hosts the house of Dora Maar (lover and muse of Picasso), here truffles and wine are rampant, it also boast a marvellous 17th century hotel. Ménerbes is known as the balcony over looking the hills of the Luberon. Optional wine tasting at vineyards is available.
After lunch, we invite you for a short walk through the streets of Lacoste, starting from Le Château, where the Marquis de Sade, now owned by Pierre Cardin, lived.
Then we will take the Combe, a winding road crossing the mountain of cedars and oaks, the same one used by Tour de France cyclists, to reach one of the most beautiful villages in France, Lourmarin and its Renaissance castle; made famous by writers Pierre Camus and more recently Peter Mayle.
Day dedicated to discovering the most beautiful perched and classified villages of Provence
Historical heritage, extraordinary nature varied throughout the season (lavender, poppies, cherries, truffle oaks...) and photogenic villages.
. Sénanque Abbey in Gordes
. Wine tasting in Lourmarin or Ménerbes
. Visit of the Château* de Lourmarin
* Optional:
Château de Lourmarin

5. Friday : Wine and the Pope: Châteauneuf-du-Pape - Avignon

We will spend the morning discovering the charming village of Châteauneuf-du-Pape (one of the first AOCs in France) and taste several wines with different styles and characters in two selected vineyards.
With a panoramic view at the foot of the castle’s ruins.
We will suggest that you to have lunch in Sorgues, Villeneuve-lès-Avignon or on the island of Barthelasse in Avignon.
Continuation to Avignon. We will walk a few minutes from the ramparts on the banks of the Rhône towards the largest Gothic building in the world, classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, the Popes' Palace, built in less than 20 years by two Popes in the 14th century.
Audio-guided tour of the Popes' Palace and the Saint-Bénezet Bridge.
Free time in town before our return.
This day is devoted to tasting the powerful wines of Châteauneuf-du-Pape and discovering the historical heritage of Avignon.
. Visit of an estate (cellars, ageing cellar, bottling room...)
. Wine tasting in two selected vineyards *
. Panoramic view at the foot of the Castle’s ruins
. Audio-guided tour* of the Pope's Palace and Pont (bridge) Saint Bénezet in Avignon

6. Saturday : Aix countryside and Luberon (Pays d’Aix et Luberon) wines - Lourmarin - Aix-en-Provence

This day is dedicated to the tasting of 2 different AOCs: Pays d'Aix-en-Provence and Côtes du Luberon in two vineyards, one in a classic style, and the other in a contemporary style.
Discover one of the most beautiful villages in France, Lourmarin, at the foot of the Luberon with its Renaissance castle, its beautifully preserved alleys, art galleries and shops with local and original products (lavender spindles...)
In the afternoon, you will visit Aix-en-Provence, Paul Cézanne's city, its baroque squares, its fountains, Saint-Sauveur Cathedral, its 17th and 18th century impressive mansions.
A day dedicated to wine lovers in two vineyards around Aix-en-Provence and Lourmarin, selected for the quality of their wines.
Discover the charming village of Lourmarin, one of the most beautiful in France, at the foot of the Luberon, then a visit dedicated to the quaint city of Aix-en-Provence in the afternoon.
. Wine tasting* in 2 selected vineyards
. Tasting of calissons
. Visit of a Santon workshop (small terracotta nativity scene figurines)
. Visit of the Château de Lourmarin*
optional *in option
Wine tasting

7. Sunday: : Isle-sur-la-Sorgue – Fontaine de Vaucluse - Château de la Barben 

Along the Sorgue, you will stroll along the lanes of the L'Isle sur la Sorgue market , one of the oldest and most visited in France, seasonal products, delicatessen and crafts...
Without fail you will run into the Village des Antiquaires de la Gare, where you may find treasures in the shops of about hundred of merchants specialising in second-hand goods and antiques.
You will then discover the village of Fontaine de Vaucluse.
In the afternoon, the most picturesque and oldest castle in Provence, the Château de la Barben, will amaze you.
Day devoted to visiting the Isle-sur-la-Sorgue market, its antique and antique dealers. Then Fontaine de Vaucluse where the most impressive emerging river water in France can be found. Finally to finish up in the many beautifully preserved rooms of the Château de la Barben, the oldest and most picturesque in Provence.
. L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue Market
. Visit to Villa Datris (from May)
. Vaucluse Fountain
. Included visit to Barben Castle

From mid June to end of July : lavender tours : Valensole or Sault
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