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Provence à la Carte
Meet Martine & Nadine…
You will love them… based in Avignon,
Martine & Nadine are specialized in sightseeing tours
and transfers all over Provence. They provide your clients
with a complete service to help them discover the beauty
“Here we are! Martine and Nadine, ready to welcome
you to our Provence. Let us be your guides to let you
share our passion and fill you up with the history, the
essence and anecdotes of this wonderful land. When it
comes to “Luberon” we just love it!! Follow
us to the famous hilltop village of Gordes, stroll around
its typical Provencal market where our market gardeners
offer you a complete pallet of French fruit and vegetables,
herbs and olives you’ve been longing for. Driving
further east, imagine having lunch in a 16th century old
house in a small hamlet hidden in the mountain surrounded
by lavender fields. After relaxing by the fireplace and
listening to some old French music, we roll down to Roussillon,
our Provencal Colorado!! Every picturesque street is a
delight for art lovers. Then, it will be time for options:
Plenty of other hilltop villages are worth a visit - Bonnieux,
Lacoste (our favorite) Menerbes, Oppede - all those so
well depicted by Peter Mayle in his books.
See you very soon!”
- Martine & Nadine -
Luxury Barging Adventure
Have you ever thought about discovering
Provence on a barge, cruising along its picturesque canals?
It’s a travel experience beyond the ordinary. Take
off on a cruising expedition on the canals of Provence
through magical places, ancient towns, castles, and vineyards.
As you move down the inland waterways, the barge very
quickly becomes a familiar home away from home, with friendly
staff, meals and no need to pack, repack and move from
place to place, the barge travels in a slow and relaxing
For more information about our itineraries,
on Le Phenicien
3 = 4
Sophisticated & stylishly transformed
stone farmstead embraced by 37 acres of vineyards offers
1 night free for 3 nights booked. This
includes half-board, drinks, aperitifs, and afternoon
Validity: April & May 2005
On the roads of
Nowhere else in France, a country of contrasts, can you
find a greater diversity than in Provence. The region is
the virtual triangle of the Alps, the Mediterranean and
the Rhone River. From the mountain slopes of Haute Provence
to the ranches of the Camarque, from the "Grand Canyon"
of the Gorges du Verdon to the fertile plains of the Rhone
– the scenery is truly spectacular. A land of history
and culture, whose name by itself recalls images, scents
and colors. You know well Cezanne's landscapes, immortalizing
the majestic Sainte Victoire Mountain and images of Provence
preserved by Van Gogh.
This picturesque region offers a landscape of many distinct
characters and contrasts. There are lush river valleys and
alluvial plains which follow along the sides of Rhone River.
In a few miles, one can move from a rocky plateau covered
with lavender bushes and dancing cicadas to the beautiful
coastline dotted with quaint fisherman’s villages.
Provence includes vast protected areas where you feel you
are the only person on Earth!
Embark on a journey to the South of France and discover
the vivid landscapes, the intense flavors and colors, and
the art of good living that make this region so spectacular.
Art du Voyage offers your clients the most memorable holidays
in charming hotels where they will be introduced to remarkable
places by knowledgeable guides.
a look at some of our Provence packages:
Spirit of Marseille
French Country Houses
When the softness of the first days of Spring appears,
the villages of Mouries & Menerbes regions dress up
in pastel colors and scents of Provence. Hanging to the
hillside and overlooking the vines, both the Luberon &
the Bouches du Rhone offer a unique outlook over the beauty
and nobility of the surrounding countryside. Spend a week
in a Provencal country house to discover the atmosphere
of a family home, where the scent of thyme, rosemary lavender
and mint revive your senses.
For more information on two great
properties, click below:
Beauvau - Marseille
Overlooking the Vieux Port and benefiting from an enviable
location right in the heart of Marseille, the Beauvau
was built in 1816 and is the oldest hotel in the city.
This former palace has welcomed a succession of illustrious
guests, including Lamartine, Cocteau and Chopin. The property
was completely renovated between 2003 and 2004. The 72
air conditioned, soundproof rooms
feature real antiques and burnished woodwork, Provençal-style
decor, and plush carpets, all comprising the genuine old
world charm of this intimate urban hotel. Combining modern
comfort with stylish Olivades fabrics and Louis-Philippe
period furniture, all guestrooms are equipped with mini
bars, cable TV, and Internet access. Breakfast is served
in the third-floor dining room, with breathtaking views
over the old port and the fish market. The property is
right around the corner from the tourist office and walking
distance to many points of interest.
de Berne - Lorgues
Ideally located in the heart of vineyards and especially
created to provide a luxurious atmosphere, l’Auberge
welcomes those passionate about Provence. For guests,
l’Auberge represents the opportunity to experience
the uniqueness and tranquility of its stunning location.
Each bedroom and suite is elegantly decorated to an individual
style and has its own balcony or sun terrace. All
rooms are air-conditioned and equipped with stereo and
television and every effort has been made to create an
environment in which you can completely relax, with the
beautiful outdoor swimming pool, magnificent gym and tennis
court. Whether it be in the dining room or on the shaded
terrace, meals characterize the true taste of Provence.
Organic vegetables grown in the gardens at Chateau de
Berne are used by the chef, and local supplies are scrutinized
for similar degrees of excellence. These tones of l’Auberge
come from Chateau de Berne’s soul: Provence and
its “Art de Vivre”.
Added value offer:
VIP treatment & welcome bottle of local wine.
de Montcaud - Sabran
Nestling in the vineyards of the Côtes-du-Rhone,
the Château de Montcaud will transport you into
a Provencal fairy tale, where your imagination takes over.
The property has everything you look for: lawns, ornamental
lakes, ponds, a pool, cool groves and sumptuous trees,
little paths inviting you to take a stroll, benches for
quiet reverie, a romantic grotto… The 29 guestrooms,
the wooden paneling, the floor tiling, the fireplaces
and the painted ceilings have been restored to their former
The two duplex suites now offer a private solarium and
a Jacuzzi. Every attention has been paid at Montcaud to
enhance the harmony and deepen your sense of well being.
The restaurant offers gastronomic cuisine. The Chef only
uses the freshest seasonal ingredients to whet guests’
appetite with his roasted langoustines, his mini-crystallized
lemons à la badiane, his pistachio-coated rack
of lamb with gentian juice, his delicate and crisp tart
of glazed fennel and bitter-almond ice cream. The wine
menu is infused with the wines of the neighboring vineyards,
Cotes-du-Rhone and Châteauneuf-du-Pape.
The basement of the Château houses a fitness suite
with sauna, jet-shower and gym. Outside you will find
a heated swimming pool, a tennis court, table tennis,
and a fitness course which winds its way through the eleven
acres of semi-wild parkland
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