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So much to discover

  • Enjoy a guided tour of Aix-en-Provence, home of artist Paul Cézanne
  • Discover Avignon’s medieval architecture, including the Palais des Papes
  • Learn about the capital of Roman Gaul on a walking tour of Arles
  • Tour the picture-postcard fishing village of Cassis 
  • See the dramatic Calanques cliffs on a boat trip
  • Visit the Camargue, the unique wetland region famous for its black bulls, white horses and pink flamingos 
  • Enjoy a boat trip through the Camargue delta
  • Experience the spectacularly beautiful landscapes of the Luberon Mountains
  • Marvel at the Pont du Gard, one of the largest Roman aqueducts

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7 nights in 4-star accmmodation
Return flights & transfers
Daily visits & tours
Daily breakfast & 4 dinners
Welcome drinks & dinner
Expert tour manager
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Overview

Striking natural beauty, immortalised by Van Gogh and Cezanne, home of the Papacy and capital of Roman Gaul. Provence evokes an ambience of provincial France at its finest. Of all the regions of France, Provence is the most irresistible. The borders are defined by nature: to the west, the River Rhône; the south, the Mediterranean; the east, the Alps; and to the north, where the olive trees end. It is a land of striking natural beauty and great diversity - from sun baked plains with fields of lavender, interspaced with vineyards and olive groves, crowned in the distance by the hills of the Luberon and the azure blue sky. The deep valleys are the home of vast oak and pine forests giving that unmistakable Mediterranean aroma to the air.

The desolate wilderness of the Camargue is fascinating, with its white horses galloping across flat wetlands, herds of black bulls and striking flocks of pink flamingos, which appear to fly and land in perfect formation!

The towns are a delight and so distinctive - perhaps the most famous being Aix en Provence – its old quarter is street upon colourful street of traditional shops with quiet and hidden squares, complete with the soft murmur of ancient fountains giving an atmosphere of cool tranquillity. It has vibrant, colourful markets and crowded café terraces nestling under the shade of countless plane trees. The majestic Mont St. Victoire, so immortalised by Cézanne, towers over all: Paris-like in stature and style, yet village-like in gentility, pace and ambience.

So, for a unique blend of interesting and superb monuments, fine food, culture and most of all, some outstanding scenery, come with us and see it all.



Your itinerary


DAY 1 - ARRIVAL IN AIX-EN-PROVENCE

Aix-en-Provence

Arrive at the airport for your flight to France, or at the station for your train journey by Eurostar and high-speed TGV. We transfer by coach to the 4-star Novotel Aix Beaumanoir in Aix-en-Provence, where we stay for seven nights. Tonight we enjoy an included welcome dinner to get to know our fellow travellers.

DAY 2 - TOUR OF AIX-EN-PROVENCE

Aix-en-Provence

Morning

This morning we take guided walking tour and see what inspired the city’s favourite son, Paul Cézanne, to produce numerous paintings in and around Aix. Beautiful Aix-en-Provence seamlessly combines Parisian-style chic with village-like gentility. Founded as a spa town by the Romans, it became the capital of Provence during the Middle Ages and evolved into a major educational and artistic hub. Aix is known as the ‘City of a Thousand Fountains’ and the tranquil sound of running water accompanies us down colourful boulevards, through fine squares and labyrinthine alleyways.

Afternoon

The afternoon is yours to spend as you wish in this wonderful Provençal city, perhaps taking the opportunity to visit Cézanne’s perfectly preserved workshop.

DAY 3 - THE CAMARGUE

DAY 4 - LUBERON MOUNTAINS

DAY 5 - AVIGNON

DAY 6 - FREE DAY

DAY 7 - CASSIS

DAY 8 - RETURN FLIGHT OR EUROSTAR

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Transfer Times

All transfer times listed here are approximate, and dependent on traffic. If you have a question regarding transfer times please don't hesitate to contact us

Airport or train station Hotel location Transfer time
Nice Côte d'Azur Airport Aix-en-Provence 2 hrs 30 mins
Marseille Airport 1 hr
Montpellier Airport 2 hrs 30 mins
Marseille Station 1 hr
Aix-en-Provence Station 45 mins

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Why should I choose Riviera Travel?

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What is included in the price?

The price of this holiday is per person based on one person in a double or twin room for sole occupancy and includes:

  • Flights or return standard class rail travel on Eurostar and TGV to Aix-en-Provence
  • All overseas transfers, airport and local accommodation taxes
  • All touring as mentioned
  • Seven nights’ accommodation with breakfast, two dinners in hotels, two dinners in local restaurants
  • The services of a Riviera Travel tour manager

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