Our Simply Provence experience immerses our guests into a Provencal lifestyle and we are able to do that by keeping the groups small. Small groups allow us to experience special places and activities like: exclusive vineyards, quaint restaurants and cooking/pastry classes. Provence abounds with historical and cultural sites and we are able to weave these excursions into the itinerary to provide a complete Provencal experience.
Enjoy all the amenities of a private villa
Staying in a villa allows our guests to immerse themselves into the Provençal lifestyle…unlike a small cramped hotel with hordes of other tourists. We believe that one of the best parts of being on vacation is the quiet time at the end of the day where you can retreat to your own special place to unwind and relax after a busy day of activities. Chef prepared meals, cooking classes, wine & cheese tastings, lounging by the pool and enjoying the lovely manicured grounds are just a few reasons that make our villa stays so enjoyable.
Our villas are beautifully restored and updated with private bedrooms and baths. Free Wi-Fi connection makes it possible for you to check e-mail or post on Facebook & Instagram. We are just a short drive or walk to the village center if you wish to further explore!
Customized itineraries are another unique aspect of our Simply Provence experience. We understand that this is your vacation and we want to tailor an itinerary that includes those activities that most interest you. We can satisfy any guests’ desires whether you are a xenophile, history buff or just want to lounge by the pool…we understand and strive to give you what you want.
A typical day in the itinerary could include: Market day at a beautiful Provençal village, wine tasting in Chateau Neuf du Pape, a visit to the Abbey Senanque to see the lavender or visiting amazing Roman Ruins! The choices are yours and they are aplenty.
Simply Provence Itinerary
Sunday/Day 1: Arrive in Avignon or Marseilles. You will be transported to your accommodations via an air-conditioned vehicle. Welcome toast and a chance get settled into your beautiful new surroundings. Dinner on the terrace at the Villa.
Monday/Day 2: Breakfast at the villa and then off to the market in the village of St. Remy. Delight your senses as you experience the sights, sound and aromas of a typical Provencal village market. The afternoon will include a trip to the Pont du Gard, an ancient Roman aqueduct.
Tuesday/Day 3: Exciting day visiting the bustling city of Avignon. Explore The Pope’s Palace followed by a leisurely walking tour of the city. Lunch at the Place Crillon. Wine tastings in the afternoon in the Chateauneuf du Pape vineyards. Return to villa for a swim or to simply relax. Dinner on the terrace with Chateauneuf du Pape wines.
Wednesday/Day 4: Another exciting day as we tour the city of Arles. A visit to the Museum of Antiquities where you will see a Roman boat that was resurrected from the Rhone River. We will also see the ancient Roman Arena and walk the same streets that Van Gogh once walked. Back to the villa for some relaxation and a nice glass of rose by the pool.
Thursday/Day 5: Off to Vaison-la-Romaine for a city walk to tour and see the amazing Roman ruins. Lunch will be provided at a lovely café in Cairanne. Wine tasting in the afternoon devoted to the terroirs of Gigondas, Rasteau & Cairanne.
Friday/Day 6: We start the day at the ancient village of Les Baux de Provence with it’s hilltop Chateau and panoramic views. We will make our way back to St. Remy for lunch and then a tour of St. Paul de Mausole. Back to the villa for a gourmet farewell dinner.
Saturday/Day 7: Sadly, our time has come to an end. Depart for Paris or Marseille for your International flight home on Sunday. You may consider extending your trip to Normandy or Paris!
*All ground transportation throughout the entire week.
*All meals and snacks.
*Wine and soft drinks with dinner and “Happy Hour”
*All entrance fees to museums, historical sites and tasting rooms.
*Lodging for 6 nights in a beautiful Provencal Villa
*1 night at a 4 star hotel
* Comprehensive Cotes du Rhone wine tours.
* Bottled water and snacks while out on excursions.
* Wine and Cheese Pairings at the villa.
Pricing and Availability
May 20-May 26 $4350/per person
May 27-June 2 Unavailable
(pricing based on double occupancy and does not include airfare)