The Best Tours of Provence France
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The trip was full of variety, unique experiences, adventures, camaraderie, beauty, history, and fantastic food. We saw 35,000-year-old cave paintings, Roman ruins, medieval castles, tiny villages, bustling markets, lavender fields, and olive orchards. We stopped in the mountains to wade or swim in a cool river. We learned about the silk industry, lavender oil distilling, and the making of a sparkling wine.
But truly my favorite memories are of the camaraderie and conversations over leisurely breakfasts or dinners, getting to know new friends – and those fresh peaches and apricots, delicate croissants, and flavorful cheeses. Definitely a trip to remember!
Sylvie provided an exceptional tour itinerary. In the beautiful and vast area of the Drôme, she selected a wonderful variety of sights and experiences. No day was like another in experience and pace which made the trip very memorable. The lovely setting and fabulous food of the B&B provided a backdrop for our group to really bond. Everyone–tour leaders, fellow travelers, and B&B hosts–was as gracious and fun as anyone could hope for.
Thanks to Sylvie, I saw a part of France I knew nothing about. We toured Roman ruins, restored castles, and beautiful countryside. We learned about the Chauvet Cave, silk production, and lavender farming. What a wonderful experience.
– Betsie M.
A truly authentic, delicious and educational tour, Sylvie’s love of the beautiful Drome region of France, combines extensive knowledge of the region’s important history with local traditions and specialties! Superb!
Altogether an enjoyable trip. Lovely vistas, much interesting historical information to understand what is happening now. The food was great. Paul and Sylvie took good care of us.
Sylvie and Paul were superb trip leaders. Sylvie has a wealth of knowledge of this lovely region, its history and people, and Paul showed patience, friendliness and equanimity throughout a very full week!
See the part of France that most American tourists don’t see. Travel with a native of Drome. Learn of the history of a beautiful area of France.
Sylvie and Paul were wonderful tour leaders. Sylvie put together a tour of an area of France she knows well and obviously loves and took us places that you just would not be able to find on your own. Paul was unflappable as chief driver. They both were gracious and cared about all that participated in a personal way. A rare trip opportunity.
It was great to travel with a small group and to see the country through the eyes of a native.
You made me discover a part of France I did not know existed. It was fantastic.
The sights were incredible – Roman ruins tremendously impressive, small villages lovely, great food.
The lavender farm and winery were tops. Especially because they were both run by impressive women owners. Very informative tour. I learned a lot
The cultural experience was great. The local food and wine were so good.I enjoyed learning about the agriculture of the area. Our hosts were perfect! All the towns were postcard perfect. Very satisfied with the whole experience.
Great food. Every meal cooked by our host was great. Best immersion of French culture I did not expect. The best activity was the visit to the winery Domaine Grangeneuve.
This was a wonderful experience. Better than we expected. We really benefited from Sylvie’s experience and language. The accommodation was wonderful. We loved the caves, the lavender farm, and charming villages.
Chock full experience. Learned so much about French customs, history and food. Nice crowd of people to hang out with for 9 days!
Loved learning about a new fabulous area of France. Well-chosen activities. Days were full but that was what I wanted. Our hosts made the trip very, very special. Could not improve on their location.
Beautiful place, wonderful people.Sylvie and Paul did a terrific job .We particularly appreciated you accommodating our sleeping issue. The tours were very interesting. All in all a memorable experience