Aix-en-Provence
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  • From Aix en Provence: Full-Day Discovery Tour of Provence

    1. From Aix en Provence: Full-Day Discovery Tour of Provence

    One of the first stops on your day of discovery is the village of Les Baux de Provence. The narrow streets and the imposing castle ruins date to the Middle Ages – a time of proud lords and troubadours. From the rocky spur you’ll enjoy exceptional scenic views. See the Pont du Gard, a fascinating UNESCO World Heritage site that is the best-preserved part of the Nîmes aqueduct. Designed by architects and engineers during the Roman era, it is considered a technical and artistic masterpiece. You’ll continue on to Avignon, the 14th century City of the Popes. See the medieval walls, the Pont d’Avignon that crosses the Rhone River, and the Popes’ Palace, which is the largest Gothic palace in Europe. (Note that entrance fees are not included.) Next on your itinerary is a visit to Châteauneuf-du-Pape, surrounded by its world-famous vineyards. Wine tasting at one of the numerous cellars is incl...

    The tour was a good taste of some of the more popular sites in Provence. It was a treat and a time saver to have a knowledgeable driver familiar with routes and access to sites. Our group was a mixture of French and English which the guide diligently tried to handle but it left no time for in-depth discussions including history etc. We found the time spent at each site sufficient and the in between driving not begrudged due to our less than perfect weather conditions. One word of caution is lunch options are poor. A packed snack would have been better.

  • From Marseille: Full-Day Valensole Lavender Fields Tour

    2. From Marseille: Full-Day Valensole Lavender Fields Tour

    Spend the day among the purple-blue sea of the lavender fields of Provence, which bloom stunning shades of lilac and mauve from June through August. Start your day in the beautiful city of Aix-en-Provence, fondly known as the “city of art and water.” Located approximately 19 miles (30 kilometers) from Marseille, Aix dates back to Roman times and has a wide promenade called the “Cours Mirabeau” that is lined with plane trees. Discover the cafés that were once frequented by Cezanne, Camus, and Zola. Go to one of the numerous markets that take place in the city center every day, and admire the shimmering palette of fragrances and colors. After some free time for lunch on your own, continue along the picturesque roads lined with golden wheat and blue lavender fields. Your driver will stop for plenty of photo opportunties en route to Valensole, with free time to explore this traditional Pr...

    Trip was in small bus (5 person inside considering some spaces between due to vivid requirements), it was relax full, quite asked us how much time we want to spend in different place. Driving way was very good and the guide person was really careful about us. I can fully recommend, it was nice trip.

  • Truffle Hunting in Provence

    3. Truffle Hunting in Provence

    Go on a black truffle hunt on the gorgeous property of a Provençal truffle plantation in the Luberon, just 40 minutes from Aix en Provence TGV train station and 1 hour from Marseille Airport. Meet a real truffle hunter and learn how this elusive, edible “black gold” is cultivated and how the truffle dogs are trained. With the help of your guide, you will soon find some truffles to try. Learn about the art of growing truffle trees, training truffle dogs, and finding truffles. Then celebrate your find with a glass of champagne while your hosts teach you how to clean, store, and cook with truffles. Sample some truffle hors d'oeuvres and be sure to ask your hosts to taste the olive and truffle oil produced on the farm. Many delicious products are also available for you to take back home as a unique souvenir. Take a tour of the vineyards, olive tree plantation and bees hives, and fully imm...

    Very informative and lots of fun. And the truffles were delicious and the champagne flowed. One of the best things I did in Provence.

  • Aix-en-Provence: Luberon Market & Villages Day Tour

    4. Aix-en-Provence: Luberon Market & Villages Day Tour

    Travel from Aix-en-Provence to Luberon valley on a full-day tour of the area's charming and unique villages. First make your way to L'Isle sur la Sorgue, and wander through the open-air provencal market, and along the canals, taking time to stop in the various antique shops. Then enjoy lunch on your own in the exceptional hilltop village of Gordes. Afterward (from mid-June to mid-July only) stop for photos of the blooming lavender fields at Senanque Abbey. Continue to the colorful village of Roussillon and its ochre cliffs. Stop for a photo in Bonnieux and on the way admire the Pont Julien, a Roman bridge. Make your way back through the picturesque and winding Combe of Lourmarin. Stop in Lourmarin, one of the most beautiful villages in France, famous for its Renaissance castle. Here you can enjoy some free time before returning to Aix-en-Provence.

    Great way to see these lovely villages without going crazy trying to drive yourself there. Each village had its unique charm and were very picturesque.

  • From Marseille: Aix en Provence and Cassis Full-Day Tour

    5. From Marseille: Aix en Provence and Cassis Full-Day Tour

    Begin your 5-hour tour with a guided walking tour of the historic center of Aix en Provence. Explore its narrow streets and markets, the town hall square, fountains and cathedral. Taste some local delicacies and take a walk with your guide in the steps of Cezanne, one of the area’s most celebrated artists. Discover his college, the café where he used to meet the writers Cocteau and Cendrars and other famous 19th-century artists. Next is a drive to Cassis, a town known as the little Saint Tropez, with its small and charming harbor. Cassis is famous for its white wines and is home to the most ancient winery in Provence. You'll have the opportunity to admire the famous Calanques of Cassis, which are on UNESCO’s World Heritage list for their white cliffs and turquoise waters. There will be some free time for you to walk around the village, relax on the small sandy beach or hop on a motor...

    We really enjoyed the tour. But I found a problem of the voucher. We booked the tour on Dec. 4, 2019. We printed out the voucher from the confirmation email. However, there is nothing described about the meeting address or meeting hotel, a rough map was described, on the voucher. We visited the “putative” meeting place with the voucher a day before the tour in order to check the meeting place. But, we failed to find the meeting spot. Later, I found, from my PC in the hotel room, that the meeting address and Radisson Blue Hotel are described in the confirmation e-mail, but nothing was written on the voucher issued on Dec. 4. Remember the customer brings only the voucher with him/her, but does not bring printed email. The voucher must contain everything important. The night before the tour, I received reminder email of the tour. The new voucher described everything including the meeting address, but too late. It is impossible to print out the voucher in the hotel late night.

  • From Marseille: Shared Shore Excursion to Aix-en-Provence

    6. From Marseille: Shared Shore Excursion to Aix-en-Provence

    Meet your driver at the exit of your ship in Marseille seaport. Drive to Aix-en-Provence and discover the Cours Mirabeau lined with 17th and 18th centuries private mansions, where large plane trees give shade on hot summer days. Visit Place d’Albertas and see the fountain whose basin was made by local students. See the Four Dolphins Fountain, an impressive sculpture created in 1667. Other sights in the vibrant city are the City Hall and the Cathedral Saint Sauveur, which features 12th-century buildings offering insight into Aix-en-Provence's unique heritage. The old town is packed with shops, architectural and religious sites, bustling squares and refreshing fountains. Take a stroll through one of the numerous markets taking place everyday in the center of the city. Aix is also the birthplace of the painter Paul Cézanne. Don't miss the opportunity to visit the Cézanne's studio that was...

  • From Marseille: A Taste of Aix-en-Provence and Cassis Tour

    7. From Marseille: A Taste of Aix-en-Provence and Cassis Tour

    Start this comprehensive full-day tour of Provence with a visit to Aix-en-Provence, known as the city of water and art Located approximately 19 miles (30 kilometers) from Marseille, Aix dates back to Roman times and has a beautiful wide promenade called the “Cours Mirabeau” lined with plane trees. See the amazing fountain of the Rotonde, as well as many cafés that were once frequented by Cezanne, Camus, Zola, and others. The weekly market will give you the opportunity to savor the regional produce, including fresh cheese and olive oil, as well as scented Marseille soap. Then, head to the village of Cassis, driving the Crest road and up to the highest maritime cliff in Europe, Cape Canaillto, for spectacular views of the Bay. Stroll the charming fishing port, where you can try thier famous Pastis (anis flavored liquor), before an optional 45-minute boat cruise through the breathtaking ...

  • Aix en Provence Historical & Gourmet Walking Tour

    8. Aix en Provence Historical & Gourmet Walking Tour

    Meet your English speaking guide in front of the Tourist Information Center in Aix en Provence and start your gourmet walking tour in the historical center. Thanks to this guided tour, you will be able to discover this charming Provencal town and also to please yourself with the diversified scents and flavors of the region.  Let your senses be amazed by the colors and the smells of several local products, be tempted by some Calisson, the sweetest candy of all time created in Aix en Provence, appreciate a toast of green or black tapenade, taste a piece of cheese or a glass of wine from one of the local wine appellations. Everything is organized in order to allow you to discover what Provencal gastronomy truly means.

    This tour was one of the best of our 3 week trip to France. Nicholas was friendly, knowledgeable and did not rush. Thoroughly enjoyed our tour of Aix-en-Provence!

  • French Riviera Full-Day Private Tour

    9. French Riviera Full-Day Private Tour

    Treat yourself to a private tour of the French Riviera based on your own preferences, and enjoy the luxury of an itinerary customized just for you. Create your own trip, and avoid the usual tour group hustle with a private guide to show you around. Traveling by luxury minivan for up to 8 people, you can visit the regal Principality of Monaco for a tour of the legendary Formula 1 circuit. Renowned for its beautiful harbor, it also boasts a stunning botanical garden and impressive casinos. Go to the enchanting town of Saint Tropez in the Provence region, and discover why it attracts so many of the world’s famous movie stars and celebrities. For a bit more hustle and bustle, explore the cities of Nice or Marseille. Alternatively, soak up the fashionable atmosphere of the festival favorite city of Cannes. Relax in the countryside of Aix-en-Provence. The choice is yours! After booking, the...

  • Aix en Provence Sightseeing and Paul Cézanne Tour

    10. Aix en Provence Sightseeing and Paul Cézanne Tour

    Take a walk on the Cours Mirabeau with its private old mansions. Go past the Rotunda and mossy fountains, enter the 17th century city by the covered narrow street called Passage Agard. Stroll among shops, architectural and religious sites, squares and fountains. Wander around the traditional stores and the famous Provençal market. Aix en Provence is also the birthplace of the painter Paul Cézanne. Discover the Cézanne studio that was built from his own plans, and where he used to work during the last years of his life. Finally, admire the upland "Painter's terrain" where Paul Cézanne used to paint "Sur le motif" (On the field).

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What people are saying about Aix-en-Provence

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 113 reviews

Thank you Gaëlle for this amazing tour! With a small van we visited Aix-en-Provence, Valensole and the lavender and sunflower fields. The guide (who was also a perfect driver) knew so much and explained us everything. She brought us to the most wonderful places to take pictures and enjoy the nature and products. I definitely recommend this day trip!

Our guide, Gaelle, was wonderful. Very informative and very personable. The itinerary was great though I would have liked a bit more time in Les Beaux. Walking out to the Esplanade and back took all the designated time (and we don't walk slow). The other stops had sufficient time allowed. Great recommendations for restaurant in Avignon.

Trip was in small bus (5 person inside considering some spaces between due to vivid requirements), it was relax full, quite asked us how much time we want to spend in different place. Driving way was very good and the guide person was really careful about us. I can fully recommend, it was nice trip.

The tour was in two parts, and we had enough time to go around and taste some local food in both cases! In Cassis, there was enough time for either a boat ride or train ride for 45mins. Our guide was also super interesting!

We enjoyed the tour very much! Excellent choice of sights and pace of the journey. Very kind and infomative guide. Highly recommended.