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Our personalized routes from A to Z include many unique and little-known places, along with detailed information such as parking addresses, tips, and exact directions, making the trip more exciting and enjoyable while saving travelers time during preparation and on their journey.

Provence

Provence is a region located in southeastern France, bordering the Mediterranean Sea. It is known for its beautiful landscapes, mild climate, and rich history and culture. 

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Nature Reserves and Lakes

Nature Reserves and Lakes

Tourist Attractions

Tourist Attractions

Cities

Cities

Attractions For Kids

Attractions For Kids

Museums

Museums

Expert advices

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Rent a car when traveling around the Provence

Rent a car to be mobile and be able to reach most of the must-see sights of Provence including tiny villages & lavender fields

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Book accommodation and transport month ahead

Provence in general and French Riviera in particular is packed with tourists in Summer, so booking accommodation & transport months ahead is a must otherwise you will not get a place to stay, train tickets or a car to be rent

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July is the best month to see lavender blooming

If you want to see lavender fields blooming come to Valensole early July

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Be attentive with taxi drivers

Be attentive to taxi drivers in Nice and Marseille. Ask the price for your ride before you go, check the real distance to your hotel or restaurant in advance otherwise you will overpay & be cheated

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Explore the Villages

Provence is full of charming villages, each with its own unique character. Some of the most beautiful villages to explore include Gordes, Roussillon, Lourmarin, and Bonnieux

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Our expert travel planners will craft a unique, custom route that includes all the must-see sights and hidden gems, divided by day and with a clear route from A to Z.

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  • Our experts have insider knowledge of unique and off-the-beaten-path destinations that aren't typically found in guidebooks.

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  • The cost of our service is only $190

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Travel budget

For a couple in Provence

Budget/day Cost, €
Accommodation 160
Meals 70
Entertainment 60
Car rental 40

For 4 in Provence

Budget/day Cost, €
Accommodation 180
Meals 140
Entertainment 120
Car rental 40

Public transport in Marseille

Subway and Tramway

1 trip card: €1.50 (plus €0.10 the first time for the price of the reloadable card). The 1-trip card is good for 1 hour of connection but only 1 trip by metro.

2-trip card: €3 (+0.10 €) This card allows you to make two connecting trips throughout the RTM network.

10 trips card: €13.40 (+€0.10) This card allows you to travel 10 times in correspondence throughout the RTM network.

Group 4 people card: 4,80 € A card that includes 4 tickets for 4 people

24-hour XL pass: €5.20 A ticket is valid for 24 hours from the first validation on the RTM and Transmétropole networks.

XL 72-hour pass: €10.80 Ticket is valid on the RTM and Transmétropole networks for 72 hours after the first validation.

City Pass: (24€ for 24 hours, 31€ for 48 hours, and 39€ for 72 hours) Move around Marseille while enjoying tourist services. You can buy the CityPass at the Tourist Office, in the “CityPass” ATMs of the Old Port and Saint-Charles Station stations, and also at the Port ATM located at the entrance of the cruise ship terminal.

Most metro (subway) and tramway stations have ticket machines, and they are also sold elsewhere across the city. Before each ride, make sure to validate your metro and tram tickets or passes by putting them on the orange digital readers. You can make as many transfers as you’d like between tram and metro stations within their hour-long validity period. If you do not abide by these rules, you risk being fined.

Buses

The first bus, metro, or tramway ticket purchased at the terminal costs 1 €60. It is then rechargeable (don’t throw it away) and then decreases to 1€50. 

This ticket allows you to benefit from one hour of connection (including round trip) throughout the RTM network. Please keep in mind that you are only allowed to use the metro once. This same ticket will cost you much more on a bus, 1€90, so don’t hesitate to take it at the terminals. The bollards are positioned inside the metros or at the stops of the tramway.

2 trips card at 3€10 (at the first purchase, then 3€)

10 trips card at 13€50 (then 13€40)

Group card for 4 people at 4€80

XL Pass 24h for 5€20 or XL Pass 72h for 10€80 (they allow unlimited travel not only on the network (excluding maritime shuttles), but also on the metropolitan network, allowing you to reach neighboring cities such as Sausset-les-Pins, Allauch, or Gémenos.

There are a few options for taking public transportation from Marseille-Provence Airport to the city center. Tickets for the approximately 25-minute bus ride from the airport to Marseille Saint-Charles train station can be purchased online.

Bus drivers on board will sell you tickets. Before each trip, make sure to validate your bus ticket or pass by putting it on the orange digital readers. You can make as many transfers between bus stations as you like within the hour it is valid after validation. If you do not abide by these rules, you risk being fined.

Taxi

Taxi rates were last set by the authorities in February 2017. Like all taxis in France, drivers use a taximeter to determine the distance traveled.

Base fare – €2.00

Price per kilometer (day) – €1.72

Price per kilometer (night) – €2.22

A taxi from the airport costs between €50 and €60 and takes 30 minutes to reach the city center.

Please keep in mind that there may be additional fees for traveling during bank holidays or carrying excess luggage. Keeping the driver waiting will result in an additional charge of €28.

Taxis in Marseille are easy to find, as they are everywhere. You can hail one on the street, walk to the nearest rank, or use an app to order your Marseille taxi.

Taxi ranks can be found at Marseille-Saint-Charles Railway Station and near the main attractions in the city center. It’s also possible to hail a cab on the street if there’s no rank within 50 meters.

You can also order an Uber taxi.

Base fare – €2

Cost per min – €0.3

Cost per km – €1.45

Minimum charge – €6

Cancellation fee – €6

Flight duration

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New York - Marseille

(8h 55m) with 1 stop in Paris
(waiting time is not included)

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Los Angeles - Marseille

(12h 10m) with 1 stop in Paris
(waiting time is not included)

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Miami - Marseille

(10h 15m) with 1 stop in Paris
(waiting time is not included)

How much time to spend for trip

01

Big family trip

Main goal - visit main natural reserves and kid's attractions

5-7 days

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Your first trip to Provence

Main goal—visit to see all of the major attractions.

7-8 days

03

Honeymoon, all of the Provence

The main goal is to enjoy the honeymoon in Provence and explore everything the region has to offer.

10-14 days

Airports in the region

Marseille Provence Airport

Marseille Provence Airport

Marignane

Marseille-Provence Airport is the main international airport serving the city of Marseille, France, and the wider region of Provence in the south of France. Air France and Ryanair use the airport as a hub. It is currently the fifth-busiest airport in France by passenger traffic.

Toulon Hyères Airport

Toulon Hyères Airport

Hyères

Toulon-Hyères airport is one of the three French airports with mixed civil and military use. Located opposite the beaches of Hyères, halfway between Provence and the French Riviera, Toulon-Hyères airport is ideally situated in the heart of the Var, France's leading tourist department after Paris.

Nice Cote d'Azur Airport

Nice Cote d'Azur Airport

Nice

Nice Airport, officially known as Côte d’Azur Airport, is the main gateway to Nice, the French Riviera, and the Principality of Monaco. Nice Airport is located 6 kilometers (4 miles) southwest of downtown Nice. The airport is a focus city for Air France, Air France Hop, and EasyJet.

Best Hotels

Price: from 560 EUR/night

Hôtel La Mirande

4 Pl. de l'Amirande
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I enjoyed this 5-star hotel. It is housed in a 14th-century mansion, and the rooms are elegant, suites with antique furniture, frescoes, and period decor. The hotel also has a Michelin-starred restaurant and a beautiful garden, which is truly amazing..

Price: from 296 EUR/night

Le Mas des Herbes Blanches

Rte de Murs
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Situated in the Luberon Valley, this luxurious hotel is amazing. I enjoyed stunning views of the surrounding countryside and a stylish room with a private terrace and outdoor Jacuzzi. The hotel also has a spa, a heated outdoor pool, and a gastronomic restaurant.

Price: from 840 EUR/night

Airelles Gordes, La Bastide

61 Rue de la Combe
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This 5-star hotel is located in a 16th-century castle in the heart of the charming village of Gordes. I enjoyed the luxurious room with stone walls, a terracotta floor, and antique furnishings. Also on the property are an amazing spa, a swimming pool, and a restaurant with panoramic views.

3 days Itinerary in Provence

Day 1
Trip to Provence

10:00 Arrive in Avignon or Marseille and pick up your rental car.

11:00 Drive to the city you're staying in and check into your hotel. In Avignon, stay at the Hotel La Mirande, a hotel in a 14th-century mansion in the heart of Avignon's historic center. In Marseille, stay at The InterContinental Marseille, a hotel housed in a magnificent 18th-century building that was once a hospital.

12:00 Have lunch at a local restaurant, in Avignon-La Fourchette, or in Marseille - Chez Fonfon, and try some traditional Provençal dishes.

13:30 Explore Avignon's Palais des Papes and the Pont Saint-Bénézet, or visit Marseille's Old Port and la Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde.

16:00 Take a leisurely stroll around the city's streets and take in the local architecture and scenery.

18:00 Enjoy a pre-dinner drink at a local bar in Avignon (Le Saint-Louis) or in Marseille (La Caravelle).

19:00 Have dinner at a local restaurant serving traditional Provençal cuisine. (Avignon-L'Essentiel), (Marseille-La Table du Fort)

Day 2
Trip to Provence

9:00 Drive to Gordes and visit the Abbaye de Sénanque, a beautiful 12th-century abbey surrounded by fields of lavender.

11:00 Visit the village of Roussillon and explore its ochre cliffs and old buildings.

13:00 Have lunch at a local restaurant called Le Piquebaure.

14:30 Drive to the Luberon Regional Nature Park and visit the village of Lourmarin, with its charming streets and castle.

16:30 Take a scenic drive through the park and enjoy the beautiful views.

18:00 Return to your hotel and relax for the evening.

20:00 Have dinner at a local restaurant. Marseille (La Poule Noire), Avignon (Restaurant Fou de Fafa)

Day 3
Trip to Provence

9:00 Drive to Aix-en-Provence and explore the town's lively Marché aux Fruits et Légumes and shops.

11:00 Visit the Cours Mirabeau, a tree-lined boulevard that's one of the most famous spots in Aix-en-Provence.

12:00 Have lunch at a local restaurant, Le bouche à Oreille.

13:30 Visit the Musée Granet, a museum that houses an impressive collection of art from the region.

15:30 Take a stroll around the town's streets and soak up the local culture and history.

18:00 Return to your hotel and relax before your departure the next day.

20:00 Enjoy a farewell dinner at a local restaurant serving Provençal cuisine. Marseille (Grand Bar des Goudes), Avignon (Restaurant EAT)

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Cooking & Tasting

Cooking workshop with an exceptional chef in Avignon

Cooking workshop with an exceptional chef in Avignon

Cuisine Centr'Halles Avignon, 18 Pl. Pie, 84000 Avignon, France

Treat yourself to a unique French cooking class set inside the famous Les Halles Market of Avignon. Under the guidance of a master chef, you’ll create a menu using ingredients from the market itself and then cook them to eat for lunch.

Nice View: Cooking Class And Dinner

Nice View: Cooking Class And Dinner

Cor des Oliviers, Nice, France. The full address will be sent to you once you book the event via Viator.

Learn how to cook like a local, from a local, by signing up for this Mediterranean cooking class in the home of local culinary enthusiast Marie-Christine. Your host will teach you how to make traditional French Mediterranean fare using local ingredients, which you'll then sit down to enjoy together. Marie-Christine will be on hand to give you tips, not just about cooking, but also about Nice.

Wine Tasting: Tour de France

Wine Tasting: Tour de France

Les Compagnons de la Grappe, 2 Rue Catherine Segurane, 06300 Nice, France

Discovering the world of French wine while in Nice. This small-group wine-tasting experience takes you on a journey through the French wine regions, learning about their history, production processes, and best wines. While tasting a selection of 3–5 fine wines, including white, red, and sparkling, you'll learn to appreciate the wonderful diversity of French wine.

THE CREATION: Private Blending Workshop with Tasting of Raw Wines

THE CREATION: Private Blending Workshop with Tasting of Raw Wines

Domaine de Galuval, 1720 Rte de Vaison, 84290 Cairanne, France

During a workshop, discover the art and secrets of blending the different emblematic grape varieties of the southern Rhône Valley. You will make your own wine from the samples provided to you. Immerse yourself in the oenologist's workshop during this workshop, discover the purpose of a blend, and make your own personalized cuvée.

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  • We’ll save you time by doing all the research and planning for you.

  • Our experts have insider knowledge of unique and off-the-beaten-path destinations that aren’t typically found in guidebooks.

  • Your itinerary will be fully customized to your interests, preferences, and travel style.

  • We’ll provide you with all the essential details, such as transportation options, recommended accommodations, and restaurant reservations.

  • You’ll have access to ongoing support from our team throughout your entire trip, ensuring a stress-free and unforgettable experience.

  • The cost of our service is only $190

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  1. Liam says:
    What are the best places to visit in Provence?
    1. Avatar photo Jena Hovor says:
      Provence is a beautiful region with many popular tourist destinations. Some of the most popular places to visit include:
      Aix-en-Provence, a charming city with a lively atmosphere and a rich history.
      Marseille, the second largest city in France, with a fascinating mix of cultures.
      The Luberon, a stunning natural region with rolling hills, vineyards, and lavender fields.
      The Côte d’Azur, a beautiful coastline with stunning beaches and glamorous resorts.
      The Camargue, a wild and remote region with marshlands, lagoons, and flamingos.
      Please feel free to contact us at your convenience, and we will be delighted to make your trip unforgettable. We are committed to ensuring your experience is exceptional.
  2. Noah says:
    When is the best time to visit Provence?
    1. Avatar photo Jena Hovor says:
      The best time to visit Provence depends on what you want to do. If you want to see the lavender fields in bloom, the best time to visit is during the summer (June-August). However, the region can be very hot and crowded during this time. If you prefer cooler weather, you may want to visit in the spring (April-May) or fall (September-October).
      Please feel free to contact us at your convenience, and we will be delighted to make your trip unforgettable. We are committed to ensuring your experience is exceptional.
  3. Olivia says:
    How long should I stay in Provence?
    1. Avatar photo Jena Hovor says:
      The length of time you need to stay in Provence depends on how much you want to see and do. If you are only interested in visiting the major tourist destinations, you could get away with a short trip of 3-4 days. However, if you want to explore the region in more depth, you should allow for at least 7-10 days.
      Please feel free to contact us at your convenience, and we will be delighted to make your trip unforgettable. We are committed to ensuring your experience is exceptional.
  4. James says:
    What is the best way to get around Provence?
    1. Avatar photo Jena Hovor says:
      There are several ways to get around Provence. You can fly into Marseille or Nice and rent a car, or you can take the train. There are also several bus routes that service the region.
      Please feel free to contact us at your convenience, and we will be delighted to make your trip unforgettable. We are committed to ensuring your experience is exceptional.
  5. Emma says:
    Can you help me plan my itinerary for Provence?
    1. Avatar photo Jena Hovor says:
      Yes, we can help you plan your itinerary for Provence. We can create a custom itinerary based on your interests and budget. We can also help you to find the best accommodations, transportation, and activities.
      Please feel free to contact us at your convenience, and we will be delighted to make your trip unforgettable. We are committed to ensuring your experience is exceptional.
  6. Charlotte says:
    What are the must-do activities in Provence?
    1. Avatar photo Jena Hovor says:
      Some of the must-do activities in Provence include:
      Visiting the lavender fields in bloom.
      Hiking in the Luberon.
      Relaxing on the beaches of the Côte d’Azur.
      Exploring the charming villages of Provence.
      Sampling the local food and wine.
      Attending a festival or market.
      Please feel free to contact us at your convenience, and we will be delighted to make your trip unforgettable. We are committed to ensuring your experience is exceptional.
  7. Amelia says:
    What are the hidden gems of Provence?
    1. Avatar photo Jena Hovor says:
      Provence is full of hidden gems, such as:
      The hilltop village of Gordes.
      The medieval town of Avignon.
      The Abbaye de Sénanque, a beautiful abbey set in lavender fields.
      The Pont du Gard, an ancient Roman aqueduct.
      The Camargue, a wild and remote region with marshlands, lagoons, and flamingos.
      Please feel free to contact us at your convenience, and we will be delighted to make your trip unforgettable. We are committed to ensuring your experience is exceptional.
  8. Sophia says:
    Can you help me plan a 7-day itinerary for Provence in September?
    1. Avatar photo Jena Hovor says:
      Sure, we can help you plan a 7-day itinerary for Provence in September. Here is a possible itinerary:
      Day 1: Arrive in Aix-en-Provence and check into your hotel. Spend the afternoon exploring the city’s charming streets and squares. Day 2: Visit the lavender fields in the Luberon. Hike through the fields and take in the beautiful scenery. Day 3: Drive to the Côte d’Azur and spend the day relaxing on the beach. Day 4: Visit the medieval town of Avignon. Explore the city’s old town and see the famous Pont du Gard aqueduct. Day 5: Take a day trip to the Camargue. Go horseback riding through the marshlands and see the pink flamingos. Day 6: Visit the city of Marseille. Explore the city’s historic center and learn about its fascinating history. Day 7: Depart from Aix-en-Provence.
      This is just a suggestion, of course, and you can tailor the itinerary to your own interests and preferences.
      Please feel free to contact us at your convenience, and we will be delighted to make your trip unforgettable. We are committed to ensuring your experience is exceptional.
  9. William says:
    What is the best way to experience the lavender fields in Provence?
    1. Avatar photo Jena Hovor says:
      There are several ways to experience the lavender fields in Provence. You can hike through the fields, take a bike ride, or rent a car and drive through the region. You can also visit a lavender farm and learn about the cultivation of lavender.
      Please feel free to contact us at your convenience, and we will be delighted to make your trip unforgettable. We are committed to ensuring your experience is exceptional.
  10. Oliver says:
    What is the difference between the Luberon and the Côte d’Azur?
    1. Avatar photo Jena Hovor says:
      The Luberon is a stunning natural region known for its rolling hills, vineyards, and lavender fields. The Côte d’Azur is a beautiful coastline home to stunning beaches, glamorous resorts, and the world-famous city of Nice.
      Please feel free to contact us at your convenience, and we will be delighted to make your trip unforgettable. We are committed to ensuring your experience is exceptional.

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