O! France’s expert guidance will allow you to experience luxury travel in Provence, one of the most beautiful places in France, a country blessed with breathtaking landscapes, a rich and varied history and centuries-old traditions of art, culture and gastronomic delights. Authentic historical properties will be your home for the week. Small groups of like-minded travellers, a relaxed pace, memorable meals accompanied by specially selected wines and visits to carefully chosen destinations will give you a unique, exceptional and very personal perspective on French culture.
We organise very special weeks in Provence, long considered one of the most stunning regions in France. With its sunny Mediterranean personality, colourful markets, beautiful hilltop villages, unforgettable scenery and classified towns of art and culture, Provence delivers an unforgettable experience. We will cruise the Calanques of Cassis, walk in the footsteps of Van Gogh, visit the 2000 year old Pont du Gard, a Unesco World Heritage Site, and savour multi-course dinners with carefully chosen wines each night in our 14th Century Castle.
Markets in Provence are much more than a shopping experience. Part social, cultural, artisanal and agricultural – they are a microcosm of Provençal society. They reflect the change of the seasons and the mood of each town and village and are a unique way to discover, explore and understand the Provençal way of life. During our Provence weeks, we take the time to savour the distinct personalities of each town through its markets: the sophistication of Aix-en-Provence and its beautiful Thursday flower market, the beauty of Isle-sur-la-Sorgue where the Sunday market weaves its way through winding streets and over tiny bridges next to huge moss-covered waterwheels, the quirkiness of Cadenet, centre for the production of wicker baskets in the 18th Century, the ‘luxe’ of Gordes’ small hilltop upscale market and the unique atmosphere of Carpentras where the market has been held each Friday since 1155! (more…)