13 days/12 nights


Start any date between March 15 and October 15

We recommend you to start your trip on a Monday so that you can enjoy the provencal market in Vaison held every tuesday


35 to 140 km driving daily (21 to 88 miles)

On most days there are at least two walks to choose from, typically two to four hours in length


Classic Accommodation: US$2595
        
B&B Accommodation:
US$2340

Luxe Accommodation:
US$4250                              
Single suppl. classic:
US$890
Single suppl. B&B:
US$635
Single suppl. Luxe:
US$1450


  • 12 nights hotels
  • All breakfasts and 4 dinners
  • Detailed route instructions and map
  • NOTE THAT CAR RENTAL IS NOT INCLUDED

The tour begins in Avignon, which is on the TGV train line from Paris.

Car rental offices are very close to the train station. It’s also possible to start in Orange, a little farther to the north. Orange also has car rentals.

We’ll provide you with instructions on how to reach Avignon and Orange by train.

The route descriptions guide you to Nice, where you can drop off your car either near the train station or at the airport.

Randonnée Tours

France

Provence to Côte Drive & Stroll 13 Days
Travelling in Provence is a sensual experience. As you move slowly through the landscape smell the wild thyme and rosemary. Stop to admire the texture of olive trees against old stone walls. Taste fresh chèvre mingled with piquant tapenade. Listen to the splash of fountains in village squares lined with rustling plane trees. Go slowly and savour!

 

Hôtel Le Burrhus

Vaison-La-Romaine

This hotel overlooks a pretty square right in the heart of Vaison. The hotel has been recently renovated, and often hosts art exhibits in the hotel’s lounges.

L’Hermitage

Pernes-les-Fontaines

A charming hotel in a former family mansion, set in grounds with 100-year old trees. There are lovely gardens and a large swimming pool.

Hôtel Les Romarins

Gordes

A charming boutique hotel with views over Gordes, and an inviting pool and gardens.  The town is only a five minute walk away.

Hotel des Augustins

Aix en Provence

Formerly a 12th century Augustine Convent, this charming hotel is only a short walk from shopping, restaurants and museums. Rooms are tastefully decorated in Provencal decor and antique furnishings.

La bastide de Calalou

Moissac Bellevue

Perched on a hill within the Parc Nature de Verdon and amidst 10 acres of century-old olive trees, Bastide du Calalou is a delightful and quiet retreat. Refined Provençal cuisine can be enjoyed in the restaurant.

La bastide Du Port

Saint Tropez

Located only three minutes from the center of Saint-Tropez and 30 meters from the sea-front, this hotel has a beautiful view of the Gulf. The rooms are air-conditioned with stylish décor.

Le petit Palais

Nice

Located in one of Nice's most prestigious neighborhoods, this hotel was converted from a 19th century mansion. Le Petit Palais is a very quiet hotel with 25 rooms overlooking roofs of the old town (la Baie des Anges) to the sea.

 

L' Evêché

Vaison-La-Romaine

This is a huge house, but the proprietors only rent out five rooms to spend more time with their guests.  There are great views of the old town and the castle, and each of the rooms is individually decorated.

Saint Barthelemy

Pernes-les-Fontaines

St Barthélémy is a delightfully restored 18th  century farmhouse set in shaded parkland by a small stream and  waterfall.  The comfortable rooms are furnished in Provençal style.  Large breakfasts include home-made pastries and jams.

Le Mas des Oliviers

Gordes

Situated on the hillside, there is a magnificent view on the massif of Luberon. Guests can enjoy the swimming-pool, a game of table tennis, or just relax in the garden.

   
 

Hotel Beffroi

Vaison-La-Romaine

Located in the medieval village, this chateau features lovely gardens and a pool.  It is in one of the most beautiful 16th century mansions in the Old City of Vaison; you can enjoy a panoramic view of the surrounding countryside.

Le Crillon le Brave

Crillon

Located in a tiny hillside village, it is surrounded by vineyards, olive trees and lavender fields. This hotel is listed by Travel and Leisure as one of the top 500 hotels in the world.

La Bastide de Gordes & Spa

Gordes

With incredible views, this 4-star hotel is an extraordinary property, built in levels with pool, dining terraces and lawns.  Rooms are large and exquisitely appointed.

Villa Marie

Saint Tropez

Dramatically situated on a hillside in a magnificent 3-hectare pine forest, Villa Marie boasts views of the Bay of Pampelonne and its beaches.  Charm and style are hallmarks of this boutique hotel.

La Perouse

Nice

This 4 star establishment is just a short walk from Old Nice with a  magical setting overlooking the Mediterranean. The hotel has been tastefully renovated and offers a sophisticated and relaxed ambiance with refined Provencal interior design and contemporary comfort.

   


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