spirit of provence




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spirit of provence
for discerning travellers

Provence is a compilation of ancient Roman sites, picturesque hillside villages, lively provincial markets and stunning scenery. The famous light of Provence has been inspiration for many Impressionist artists, inclucing van Gogh, and is still a reknown artistic domicile. Provence has a unique atmosphere which visitors need time to savour. Staying in the village of Tavel, away from the main attractions will make your stay in Provence unique.


4 day / 3 night package - 699 Euros

Be pampered in genuine Provencal style in the small village of Tavel, one of the capital of Rosé wine! You will be staying at Jardin de Bacchus, a luxurious B & B tucked away facing vineyards. Rooms are very comfortable and beautifully decorated. Terrace and private pool are most inviting. During your stay, experience Provencal recipes during a cooking class, browse through the local village of Tavel, get aboard our minibus to discover Chateauneuf du Pape and taste this worlwide knowed wine and follow another full day tour of provence the last day.



genuine provence


Start any day of the week

Duration: 4 days / 3 nights
Price: 699 Euros / person (twin-share)
Single supplement: contact us
Minimum of 2 persons


Inclusions

* 3 nights accommodation, breakfast included.
* Cooking course, followed by dinner (drinks included) on day 1.
* Dinners (drinks included) on day 2 and 3.
* Transfers and minibus tours with an English speaking driver/guide.
* Entrance fees as mentioned




Program


Day 1 : transfer & Cooking class

Pick up Avignon TGV Station (train must arrive at around 4.30 pm) and transfer to the guest house in Tavel, an authentic provençal "mas", offering a splendid view of surrounding nature and the sound of the cicadas. Enjoy a cooking class with the owner followed by a dinner (drinks included). Discover the scents and spirit of the Provencal home kitchen, made of fruits and vegetables ripened in abundant sunlight.


Day 2 : wine tour - Cotes du Rhône

Regular half-day minibus tour to discover the wines of the Rhône Valley (pick up in Tavel). On Mondays and Thursdays, the tour includes stops at 2 different wineries at Chateauneuf du Pape producing red and white wines. On Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, the tour includes the entrance ticket to the Roman Theater in Orange (free time to visit, audioguide included) and 1 stop winetasting in a cellar at Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Afternoon at leisure in Avignon to visit the Popes’ Palace, largest gothic style palace in Europe and the Pont d’Avignon (audioguide included in both monuments). Winetasting in a wine-shop in Avignon. Back to Tavel for dinner at the guest house.


Day 3 : "rosé" wine tasting

Stroll around the streets of Tavel, a picturesque village, and wine-tasting in a Domaine which produces some of the greatest vintages of the Rhone Valley : Lirac and Tavel. Dinner at the guest house.


Day 4 : transfer

11.00 am : private transfer to Avignon TGV Station (train must leave at around 12.30 pm or after).

Booking conditions

40 % at time of booking - Balance due 60 days prior departure. Cancellation policy: 40 % refund less 100 Euros (booking fee) up to 60 days prior departure. Less than 60 days: full amount due



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