Tailor-made tour in Provence

Provence, a kaleidoscope of timeless encounters

Discover the charms of French Provence… luminous scenery, refined fragrances and savory gastronomy, leading the way to the gentle waves of the Mediterranean…

Highlights of Provence at a glance

Finding France offers an experience tailored to your desires, where you’ll delve into the deep heritage of the region and uncover its history, ancestral knowhow and traditional culinary wonders. 

Travel between 3 to 8 days along an itinerary drawn up from your own choices, crafting a unique and unforgettable custom experience.

Let’s design with you and for you an authentic and bespoke private tour in Provence.

Our recommended 6-day itinerary in Provence

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DAY 1: Aix and the Sainte-Victoire mountain

• Let a master guide walk you through the rich past of downtown Aix-en-Provence.

• Take a breather at the market, chatting with local producers and sampling regional specialties. 

• Your chauffeur-guide will lead you up the Sainte-Victoire mountain, the slopes and breadth of which inspired many painters of the Impressionist school, like Paul Cézanne.

Available options:

• Experience a one-on-one cooking class with Jean, a Provence Chef, with fresh produce just picked from the day’s market stalls. 

• Let the wind rustle your hair in a vintage motorcycle side-car as you tour the Aixen-Provence countryside.

More options upon request. Please contact us for options rates

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DAY 2: Silvacane Abbey and Lourmarin - Luberon

• Take a step a thousand years in the past as you visit one of the three “Cistercian sisters”, an abbey located at the Roque d’Anthéron: Silvacane Abbey.

• Weave through the narrow streets of Ansouis and visit its castle 

• Meet the owner of Ansouis chateau and enjoy a guided tour of his proprety. 

• Visit the village of Lourmarin: will you visit the fortified medieval castle? Or peek into an art gallery to meet the painter, brush in hand? Free time – as you wish!

Available options:

• Wander about in the town of Cucuron.

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DAY 3: “La Côte Bleue” - The Coast near Marseille

• Meet Richard, the captain of a little boat who will take you for a ride on the sea to admire the coast off the beaten track. 

• Swimming allowed from the boat. 

• Discover a quaint village of “La Côte Bleue” near Marseille, home to American singer Nina Simone in her later years; a few steps along the seaside and you’ll join in on local leisure activities.

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• Listen to what the grapevine whispers in regional vineyards: visit production facilities and dip your lips in their best samples in a charming setting 

• Fresh seasonal produce and local cooking for lunch in a picturesque inlet.

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DAY 4: Marseille – A city transcending its past

• An eclectic combination of historical sights, landmark monuments and local crafts.

• Meet Jonas, a deep-sea diver and coral collector, at the historical fishport. He’ll introduce you to fishmongers of the Mediterranean! 

• Visit “Notre Dame de la Garde” basilica. From there, 360° panorama of Marseille. 

• The Marseille chocolate delicacies won’t have any secrets for you after an insider’s peek inside a chocolate maker’s workshop.

• Let our knowledgeable guide walk you through the winding streets of historic Marseille, culminating with the stunning modern architecture along the seawall. 

• Meet engaging craftsmen, enter their workshops and learn to handle some of their tools. Possibilities abound: Gaëlle will show you how to make coral jewelry, while others share tips on how to make clay nativity figures, knives, traditional soaps…

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• Extend the day with an evening boating escapade, admiring the sunset on the Frioul archipelago and savoring a light dinner on one of its beaches 

• Run with hordes of extinct aurochs in the Cosquer Cave mock-up, an exquisite reproduction of the 27,000 year-old cave complete with parietal art. Opens in 2022 in the Villa Méditerrannée, itself an architectural masterpiece.

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DAY 5: Camargue – where Sea and Land comingle

• As the day rolls on, contemplation of this two-fold Camargue region will never grow old, with fauna and flora playing with all the senses in both the terrestrial and maritime portions of the land. 

• Meet up with local farmers in their heirloom stone “mas” villages and visit their family farm. – Let nature set the pace as you go horse-back riding to better take in the unique wilderness of the area. 

• Also possible: ride at the back of a pick-up truck!

• Discover Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, a charming village with a loaded past, capital of Camargue, delicately set at the edge of the Mediterranean Sea. 

• Let a master guide walk you through its fortified church and its vicinity. 

• Free time in the village. Swimming possible at the nearby beach..

Available options:

• Visit the Gau ornithological bird-watching reserve

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DAY 6: Arles and Pont du Gard

• Stroll through Arles, the capital of ancient Rome located on the banks of the Rhone river. 

• Marvel at its arenas where gladiator fights took place in the 1st century. 

• Marvel at the Pont du Gard, part of the Unesco world heritage. This three-level bridge was built in 50 AD and it was designed to facilitate the passage of a Roman aqueduct.

Available options:

• Attend a show in the ancient amphitheater of Arles

Fly away to Provence and start your journey !

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