Paint your own picture of the perfect Provençal walking tour, then step into the frame.
Golden Provençal sunlight floods cypress-fringed fields of red poppies and sunflowers just outside St. Rémy, and it suddenly hits you: déjà vu. As your historian guide illuminates the sites that inspired Van Gogh, you realize that you’ve stepped into one of his paintings. Aesthetic revelations are nothing new in Provence: perched medieval villages of stone walls and powder blue shutters; market stalls fragrant with fresh-cut lavender, honey-almond nougat and multi-hued soaps. Break your morning stroll through the olive groves with a wine tasting amidst a sea of grapevines. Pause for lunch with a jeweler in her courtyard garden. Prowl Avignon’s papal palace or the Roman ruins of Vaison-la-Romaine. When you walk through Provence, village to village, market to market, you put yourself right in the picture.
- Stroll through the villages of Séguret and Les Baux, noted for being some of the most beautiful in France.
- Experience a “zen” moment at the sensational multimedia art show at Carrières de Lumières in Les Baux.
- Gaze upon the sweeping landscapes and beautiful backdrops that inspired Vincent van Gogh’s most influential paintings.