Take a Provence private tour. Your Provence private tour begins with a pickup at your Provence hotel by your driver guide. We can arrange for pickup at your hotel in Aix-en-Provence, Avignon, Marseille, or wherever you're staying in Provence.
You can visit Les Baux de Provence, a perched village in Les Alpilles countryside. Then stop at the remains of the Roman city of Glanum including its Triumphal Arch. It is situated in a field of olive trees and landscape painted by Van Gogh. Visit Roussillon that is one of the most beautiful villages in France with its red and yellow ocher cliffs. Sightsee Gordes and then visit the Senanque Abbey. This tour is great if you only have one day and want to see a lot.
Another beautiful day is to the Luberon villages. Sightsee the Luberon in a private tour to see the quaint villages of Bonnieux, Gordes, Roussillon, and the Abbey of Senanques. Peter Mayle's book "A Year in Provence" made this area very popular, but the small towns have a charming appeal and each has its own unique beauty, special shops, and history. Lavender is beautiful here in early summer.
A great idea for a Sunday tour is to Ile la Sorgue. Visit the Sunday market of Ile la Sorgue to see the picturesque town and shop the Provencal market with its herbs, fabrics, soaps, and olive oil. This town has more than 300 antique dealers on Sunday, too. In the afternoon, Saint Remy de Provence is a great place to visit. It's where Van Gogh painted Starry Night, Nostradamus was born, and Dr.Albert Schweitzer was imprisoned during WWI. You could end the day at Les Baux de Provence. This perched village is spectacular and has outstanding shopping opportunities! Olive oil and wine-tasting can be arranged nearby.
Consider a private tour Arles and Camargue. This Provence private tour of Arles and Camargue begins with the 2,000-year-old city of Arles with its Roman monuments and landmarks captured in Van Gogh's paintings. The Camargue Nature Park is near Arles and the short drive will take you to a landscape including birds, salt flats, French Cowboys, wild horses, and arrival at Les Saintes Maries de la Mer, a quaint town with strong Gypsy influences. The town is on the Mediterranean, so lovely to stroll.
On Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday, plan a tour to visit Aix-en-Provence. Aix-en-Provence has its superb markets on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday mornings. Amazingly colorful, full of joie de vivre, and Provencal products, you will immerse yourself in the essence of Provence! The most famous citizen of Aix was born there in 1839 and that is Paul Cezanne. You can see his studio as well as other landmarks to his life within the town. With countless fountains of all sizes, beautiful avenues with plane trees, streets lined with 17th and 18th century mansions, the architecture of Aix-en-Provence is very special. The St. Sauveur Cathedral is a treasure of history melding the Romanesque, Gothic, and Neo-Gothic periods. Of particular interest are its Roman columns and a 6th century baptistery. Aix is a very trendy town and not to be missed!
Let us help you plan your private day or days of touring in Provence to maximize your time in this beautifully rich region. Contact us to get pricing for a private Provence tour.