Self Drive - In-Depth Provence
7 day tour beginning in Avignon
Of all the regions of France, Provence evokes the most emotional response. It is the land of sun, olive trees, olive oil and wine, the land of antiquities going back to the start of civilisation. Artists make their names for themselves here, benefiting from the extraordinary light and the romance of the lavender scented air.
This tour starts by picking up your rental car in Avignon. It will take you to the north of Provence exploring the Dentelles de Montmirail and Vaison la Romaine, and through some of the most picturesque villages in France. Then into the Luberon made so well known by Peter Mayle and villages such as Gordes, Lacoste, Bonnieux, Roussillon and Menerbes. You will have time to explore the extraordinary Roman history around Les Baux and St Remy de Provence. Visit Avignon, the city of the Popes, the Pont du Gard, Uzes and Arles, before heading to elegant Aix en Provence. Nearby is the renowned Mont Ste-Victoire in the region of the Var, made famous in the canvasses of Cézanne. The villages that you will stay in and explore here are truly Provençale, away from the known tourist trails. After 7 days of enriching vistas and inspiring landscapes, you return your vehicle in Aix en Provence - the end of your tour.