LAVENDER & BEYOND

Travel to Provence: Marseille, Avignon and the Verdon Gorges

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There's much more than just lavender here: discover the history of Provence, a magical region in the south of France dotted with many flowers, country roads and lagoons. Come see the "calanques" of Cassis, the extraordinary cliffs overlooking the Mediterranean. Keep reading

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Marseille

Ancient and charismatic meeting point of history and natural beauty

3 Nights

Marsiglia's landscape
Marsiglia's cathedral
Marsiglia city
Notre Dame cathedral's landscape
Longchamp palace
Statue of an angel

Founded by the Greeks in 600 BC, Marseille is home to the largest (and oldest) port in France.
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Recommended activities

  • Day trip by electric bike from Marseille to Calanques
  • Traditional food tour in Marseille
  • Full day tour of Provencal markets and villages in Lubéron
2

Aix-en-Provence

Between picturesque cafes and painters' studios

2 Nights

Historic Centre in Aix en Provence
The Pavillion Vendome
The famous Cours Mirabeau
Aix en Provence Cathedral

With its buildings with breath-taking facades and its winding streets with unexpected views, Aix-en-Provence is the French city par excellence.
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Recommended activities

  • L'OCCITANE en Provence - free visit to the factory, museum-shop and garden
  • Full day tour of Cézanne's Aix-en-Provence with wine tasting
  • Full day lavender tour to Sault from Aix en Provence
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Verdon Gorges

Welcome to the French Grand Canyon

2 Nights

Verdon Gorges
Cave in the Verdon Gorges
Kayaking in the Verdon Gorges
The Verdon Gorges from above
Aerial view of the Canyon
Close up of Verdon Gorges
Verdon Gorges view from above

Located in Provence, the Verdon Gorges are the ideal destination for those who love adventure and extreme sports: rafting, climbing and bungee jumping are just some of the activities that you can enjoy among these immense rocky walls that tower over the river of the same name for 25 kilometres.
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Avignon

In the city of the popes, among food and local products

2 Nights

Palace of the Popes
Avignon Cathedral
Palace of the Popes
St. Bezenet bridge

When the pope "decided" to take refuge in Avignon in 1313, starting a period of "forced holiday" from his Rome, it did not go too badly.
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Recommended activities

  • Combined ticket for the Palazzo dei Papi and the Pont d'Avignon
  • Wine tour to Tavel and Châteauneuf-du-Pape
  • Roman and medieval architecture in Provence
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Marseille

In Marseille you will make a necessary stop to "break" the journey or for a logistical change (for example, leaving the car to take a flight or a ferry).
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