France - Provence Walking Tours
Walk in the footsteps of Van Gogh in the sun-washed valleys of Luberon and Vaucluse
Austin-Lehman's Provence walking tours:
a vibrant tapestry of fertile vineyards, ancient ruins, colorful markets and the ubiquitous fragrance of honey, thyme and lavender. Indulge in the earthly pleasures of this magnificent region, rich in history, rustic elegance and world-renowned cuisine.
Explore the bustling town of Avignon, home to six successive Popes in the 14th century. Soak up one of the grandest views in all of Provence on a deserted rocky promontory in Les Baux. Follow the Senancole river gorge to Gordes, a tiny village clinging to the edge of the Vaucluse Plateau, where ancient stone castles glow orange in the morning sun. Climb from Saint-Remy into the hills of the Alpilles and walk the cedar woods and limestone cliffs of the Petit Luberon en route to Menerbes, once the home of famed author Peter Mayle.
Reward yourself at the end of each day with an exquisite meal, topped off with a sweet local dessert wine, a plate of fromage de chèvre
and a bowl of lavender-infused sorbet.
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8 days/7 nightsNight 1: Hotel Mercure Pont d’Avignon
Located in a pleasant and a quiet area, the Hotel Mercure Pont d’Avignon is set in the heart of Provence, close to the famous Palace of Popes. This hotel is an ideal point of departure to explore the Provencal culture and nightlife venues of Avignon. The elegantly furnished rooms are equipped with a host of modern amenities and the in-house restaurant serves a wide range of cuisine. Nights 2 & 3: Hotel les Ateliers de l’Image
Opened in 1998 and extended in 2002, Hotel Les Ateliers de L'Image offers guests a contemporary and refined universe in the heart of Saint Remy de Provence. Since this hotel was established around a photography theme, you can enjoy a dedicated gallery with a private collection, projection hall, and fully equipped photo-labs. Hotel Les Ateliers de L'Image has been featured in Condé Nast Traveler
as one of 80 Best New Hip Hotels.Nights 4 & 5: Hostellerie du Roy Soleil
Located in the most prestigious area of Le Lubéron, at the foot of the restored village of Mènerbes, Hostellerie Le Roy Soleil presents an impeccable Provencal-style decor and sweeping views overlooking the village.Nights 6 & 7: Hotel le Gordos
Le GORDOS is situated in the heart of the Luberon Valley, at the entrance of Gordes. A picturesque village perched on a hill, it is one of the most desired locations in this region. This hotel offers you calming freshness and relaxation, in a luxury location, surrounded by a magnificent park.
A few more reasons why you've gotta go…
1. The vineyards: Provence is renowned for its rosés and its table wines. A large variety of grapes is used in Provence to elaborate 140 million bottles of great wine.
2. The Pont du Gard aqueduct: An engineering marvel, the famous three-tiered aqueduct-bridge spans 275 meters over the Gardon valley.
3. Mont Ventoux: It’s probably the second most famous climb in the world after the Alpe d'Huez and features 360 degree views of the surrounding countryside.
4. The Roman ruins: Explore the remains of the historical heritage of the old Roman civilization from the most perfectly preserved Roman amphitheater in the world to the Maison Carre.