Provence Treasures Discovery Tour
Villa Mas St Jean is blessed to be centrally located amongst the most famous sites and scenes of the Provence; all of these treasures are within a radius of just 50 kilometers.
The protected heritage of the Provence, its cities such as Avignon, the city of the Popes; the world heritage UNESCO-listed Theater and Arc de Triomphe of Orange; the delightful St-Remy-de-Provence resting at the foot of Massif Les Alpilles; Beaux-de-Provence, one of France’s ‘plus beaux village’; Vincent van Gogh's Arles, the Pont-du-Gard another UNESCO- listed site; Nimês with its famous Roman arena portrayed in the film 'The Gladiator'; the fashionable Aix-en-Provence; the National Parc of Luberon boasting stunning landscape views from Gordes, Bonnieux, LaCoste and Oppede-les-Vieux; the lavender fields of Abbaye de Sénanque, and the ochre of Roussillon; the breathtaking Nesque river canyons, situated between Vlles-sur-Auzon and Montieux; the Mont Ventoux, the highest mountain of the Provence; the medieval and Roman city of Vaison-la-Romaine; the vineyards and cru's of Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Vacqueyras, Beaume-de-Venise and Gigondas; the National Parc and nature reservation of the Camargue and the sandy beaches of Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer.... just to name a few, are all with a stone's throw from Villa Mas St Jean.
No hassle with renting cars, finding your way, searching for parking places and coping with the French way of driving … No, WE will introduce you to and drive you to and collect you from, in style, to all of these places allowing you to enjoy these treasures at your on pace and without stress.
Below you will find the proposed contents of this Discovery Tour. Meanwhile we remain flexible to include your own preferences wherever possible!
During the months of October, November, December***, January, February, March ,and April we offer this exclusive Provence Treasures Discovery Tour, for an all-inclusive price;
November, December, January, February
based on 2-persons per room**
based on 2-persons per room**
This 7-night package includes the following;
• Arrival on Saturday and departure on Saturday (arrival/departure on other days is possible on demand)
• Transfers to and from Avignon TGV/ Avignon Airport or Marseille Provence Airport
• You will stay in our charming, luxurious double-rooms 'St Remy' and 'Camargue', each with your own en-suite bathroom
• Every morning a freshly prepared buffet breakfast will be served
• Three 3-course diners are included: Welcome Dinner, Wednesday midweek Dinner, and Farewell Dinner (All wines and coffee are included)
• 6-Days Provence Treasures Discovery Tour in a luxury limousine with Ruud as your private chauffeur is included
* Lunches, admission fees, dinners on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday are not included.
** A reservation of at least 2-rooms/4-persons will be accepted for booking.
*** For the last two weeks of December, this package is available for an adjusted price.
Contents of the Tour
1 Day 1 Saturday, you will be collected at your arrival destination and comfortably driven to Villa Mas St Jean .... welcomed with champagne .... and a Provencal Welcome dinner.
2 Day 2 Sunday, visit to the market of Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, the most famous antiques village of the Provence. The branches of the Sorgue, little bridges and paddle wheels lend the town a cheerful air, and it is particularly enjoyable to hunt for bargains at Sunday mornings, when the area is taken over by the outdoor fleamarket and a vast provencial market , and all antique dealers are open. You might also enjoy a visit to Fontaine-de-Vaucluse, or Pernes-les-Fontaines, both nearby.
3 Day 3 Monday, your choice; either Arles and Camargue National Parc, or the medieval town of Aigues-Mortes, or Nimês, or Pont-du gard and Uzès, Tavel, etc ... or all.
4 Day 4 Tuesday, a morning in Vaison-la-Romaine to visit the largest Provencal market in the Provence. Vaison is comprised of an upper medieval town and a lower town of Roman and modern origin, both built on either side of the river Ouvèze. Its rich past will enchant all those who love historical places, with its vast field of ancient ruins, Romanesque cathedral, the old village, the famous Pont Romain, and the castle. In route to and from Vaison you might delight in visiting some of the well known wine villages of Sablet, Seguret, Beaume-de-Venise, Gigondas, Rastau, Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Vacqueyras, .... The drive will reveal to you vistas that open towards the Mont Ventoux!
5 Day 5 Wednesday, St Remy de Provence and Beaux de Provence. In St Remy you will wander around the narrow streets, discovering squares where fountains play and the attractive boutiques and art galleries that make the town's historic centre so lively. Wednesday morning is also market day in St Remy. The village of Les Beaux-de-Provence is situated in the heart of the Massive Alpilles on a rocky 245m high plateau. This immense superbly preserved stone fortress is without doubt one of the 'must-sees' on the Provencal Tourist Trail! Next to les Beaux, don't miss the monumental 'Carrières de Lumières' that host extraordinary multimedia shows that are unique in the world!
after this tour, a 'Candle-light' dinner.
6 Day 6 Thursday, Avignon. Ringed by incredibly preserved 800-year-old stone ramparts, graceful Avignon's past as the seat of papal power bestowed the city with a treasury of magnificent art and architecture, none grander than the massive medieval fortress and papal palace Palais des Papes. In romantic counterpoint, Pont d'Avignon spans halfway across the Rhône. Ancient cobble stone streets are lined with inviting boutiques and leafy squares overflow with cafe tables. this is an abolute 'must' of our Provence tour!
7 Day 7 Friday, Luberon. The Luberon is without doubt France at its finest. A spectacular countryside of vineyards and orchards, fascinatingly 'perched' hill-top villages, outstanding natural produce and the light of Van Gogh and Cezanne. We will visit the villages of Gordes, Abbaye Notre-Dame de Sénanque, Menerbes (known from Peter Mayle's novel 'A year inthe Provence'), Bonnieux, Lacoste, Oppede-le-Vieux and the not to be missed orcre of Roussilon.
after this tour you will wind down the day with the Farewell Dinner.
8 Departure Day, hopefully your itinerary will permit a late sleep-in .... copious breakfast and .... farewell drinks!
transfer to you location of departure
Please don't hesitate to contact us for more information.
We look forward welcoming you!
Isle sur la Sorgue
abbaye de Senangue
les baux de provence
National Parc de Camargue
Pont du Gard
St Remy de Provence by Vincent van Gogh
Le Mont Ventoux