Follow paths to quaint towns and medieval villages, taking in the stunning landscape of France’s most beloved province. This walking tour of Provence and St. Rémy takes you along the ridges of the Alpilles, into rolling countryside, through scenery out of a fairy tale. Soak in Provence’s charms as you walk through lavender fields surrounding 12th-century Sénanque Abbey and browse the vibrant, open-air Lourmarin Market. Breathe deeply as you make your way through fragrant orchards and lush vineyards to some of France’s official “most beautiful villages.” Along the way, you’ll stay at enchanting accommodations and sample delicious Provençal cuisine, accompanied by a glass of local wine. A delight for the senses, the memories of your Provence walking tour will stay in your heart always.
Le Mas de la Beaume
Set in a restored stone farmhouse, this charming bed-and-breakfast is just a short stroll from the center of Gordes. Quaint, un-air-conditioned guest rooms are individually decorated with antique furnishings, linen curtains, lavender-adorned wood beams, and waxed walls. In the late afternoon, a swimming pool and surrounding terrace and grounds are bathed in the region’s unique golden light. On a rocky outcropping overlooking classic Provençal landscapes, Gordes, one of France’s loveliest towns, delights with its charm and history dating from the Middle Ages. Please note: this accommodation is available on limited departures.
Le Moulin de Lourmarin
This Relais & Chateau boutique hotel stylishly combines modern comforts, such as air conditioning and WiFi, with Provençal accents such as white wood and wrought iron furnishings, handmade tiles, and unique fabrics. The 18th-century meticulously restored mill includes a fireside living room, several terraces, and patio shaded by fig and magnolia trees. Located in the center of one of the region’s most beautiful villages across from the Castle, the restaurant serves the updated refined cuisine of Chef Edouard Loubet. Please note: this accommodation is available on limited departures.
Hotel Sous les Figuiers
A charming, small hotel built around an interior courtyard, the Hôtel Sous les Figuiers features individually decorated, air-conditioned guestrooms highlighting Provençal decor supplemented by antiques and artwork. Fresh local products and home-baked regional breads and pastries are on the breakfast menu, served either in the shaded terrace or the contemporary Baroque small salon. An on-site art studio exhibits contemporary works and encourages local artistic endeavors. A pleasant Provençal town, St. Rémy is best known for the Saint-Paul de Mausole monastery where Van Gogh received psychiatric treatment. Please note: this accommodation is available on limited departures.
|9 meals: 6 breakfasts and 3 dinners|
|Detailed water- and tear-resistant Route Notes and maps|
|Orientation meeting with a Country Walkers representative|
|Local representative available 24/7|
|Scheduled taxi and luggage transfers (Please note: If unable to walk, it is possible to transfer with your luggage from one accommodation to the next; there may be an additional charge.)|
|Travel assistance available 24/7 provided by Allianz Global Assistance|
|Access to Self-Guided Flight Concierge—Ask our knowledgeable team to find flights that sync perfectly with your planned trip.|
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