Provence Amazing Tours will pick you up at your hotel or cruise ship and take you on this tour in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle.
First, we’ll drive to a Provençal open market where you’ll discover the treasures of the region: wines, fruits and vegetables, cheeses, breads, pastries and other specialties. You’ll choose what you’d like for the picnic, then we’ll be on our way to a beautiful, secluded spot for lunch. All the accoutrements are provided: table, chairs, napkins etc. Market location changes according to the days of the week. A wine tasting at a Provencal estate can be arranged, if desired. Provence Amazing Tours will show you the region on foot and by car. Along the way, you’ll admire the Mediterranean coastline and the countryside with its rolling hills of olive groves, vineyards and limestone massifs.
Market days and towns:
Monday: Cavaillon | Tuesday: Aix-en-Provence | Wednesday: Saint-Remy de Provence and Arles | Thursday: Villeneuve-Les-Avignon | Friday: Lourmarin | Saturday: Pemes-les-Fontaines or Apt | Sunday: L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgues.
While strolling through the market, we’ll meet the farmers, wine makers and craftsmen. They’ll be happy to chat and explain the secrets in the production of their goods. We’ll taste some of the typical Provencal delicacies, for example, a variety of goat cheeses, a numerous selection of appellation olive oils, tapenades, pastries, breads, fruits as well as some wines of the region.
During the picnic, Provence Amazing Tours offers a little oenology course focusing on Provencal wines including reds, whites and rosés.
After our visit to the Provencal market, we’ll drive to a secluded place with a panoramic view for a peaceful and tasty picnic lunch. With more than 300 days of sunshine per year, there’s a good chance we’ll have nice weather. If you like, we can play a game of pétanque, the most popular pastime in Provence. Then, we’ll drive the surrounding area for more discoveries.
Depending on the location of the market place, we will provide a circuit of interesting places to see: an ancient monument, a hilltop village, lavender fields, an historic city, a seaside drive etc.
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The “Provençal Picnic day” features.
DURATION: 8 hours
Guided tour in English ,driver, parking, gas, tolls, insurance, taxes, water and our undivided attention.
Tour Type: Shore excursion, cultural.
Transportation method: comfortable minivan or car with AC, up to 8 people.
Activity level: Light. Good walking shoes are recommended. We can help you get in and out of the van or car.
Food restrictions: Please inform us about any food restrictions.
Kid friendly: Yes.
Languages: English (fluent), French (fluent).
Meet up location: We will pick you up at a mutually agreed upon location, your hotel or cruise ship port, for example.
Ending location: We will drop you off at a mutually agreed upon location, your hotel or cruise ship port, for example.
You’d like to discover the best of a provençal picnic within your time frame?
Try “8 hours picnic in Provence” from Provence Amazing Tours!