Van Provence tot Camargue

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France

France has long been the world’s favourite tourist destination, and it doesn’t take a much imagination to understand why. It has some of the highest mountains, the most dynamic cities, the best beaches and a treasure trove of the some of the world’s most famous artistic, cultural and historical artifacts. The wide open spaces and impressive mountain ranges of the French countryside allow for a vast scope of outdoor activities to thrill even the most adventurous traveller. Those seeking more of an urban adventure won’t be disappointed by the vast range of clubs, shops, fashion and music provided by France’s cities in abundance. Combine all of these riches with the most sumptuous culinary scene in the world, and you may be planning your next trip to France before you even head back home.

Provence

Dagen 1 - 2

Bordered by Italy and the Mediterranean Sea, the French southeastern region of Provence features a cornucopia of culinary delights, magnificent markets, sprawling vineyards and lavender-scented landscapes. It is home to the edgy buzz of Marseilles, the sexy sophistication of Nice and the ancient architecture of Nimes. The town of Aix en Provence oozes old-world elegance from its stately colonial mansions and Gothic cathedral, and history buffs will be in their element among Avignon’s ancient palaces and an exquisitely preserved riverside Old Town. Visit the birthplace of infamous artist Paul Cezanne, explore the Southern Alps, discover the plains of the Camargue, and the enjoy the buzzing nightlife along the trendy Cours Mirabeau Avenue. Don’t miss a visit to the Cote d'Azur along the south coast with its glitzy resort towns and picturesque coastline.

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Gordes

Dagen 2 - 5

Gordes is one of the most famous towns in France’s beautiful Provence region, set on the foothills of the mountains of Vaucluse and surrounded by shimmering, mineral-rich stone, verdant vineyards and swathes of lavender. The town boasts numerous classified heritage monuments and plays an important role in fine art. Visit the incredible ancient stone dwellings at the Village of the Bories, drystone huts believed to date back several centuries BC; and the 12th-century Abbey of Senanque, hidden in the green valley where monks make a humble living producing honey, lavender essence, and liqueurs. Gordes is an artist’s heaven; it was first discovered in the 20th century by painters and photographers who are now world-famous, some of whom have immortalised the town in their works. Vibrant traditional markets offer delicious fresh produce and charming arts and crafts.

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Najeti Hotel la Magnaneraie

Saint-Remy-de-Provence

Dagen 5 - 7

Set in the Bouches-du-Rhone department, Saint-Remy-de-Provence is a commune in the south of France. Situated in the heart of Provence, the town itself is very picturesque with the aroma of lavender infusing the streets. It serves as an ideal location to use as a base to explore the enchanting Provence landscape. Discover the surrounding hilltop towns amidst the olive groves, enjoy one of Saint Remy’s delightful cafes and restaurants, and take a stroll along the cobbled lanes and through the charming squares of Saint Remy. Don’t miss the opportunity to explore the Old Town encircled by plane tree-lined boulevards, while enjoying your a Provencal glass of wine with locally produced fromage in the dappled shade.

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Hotel Le Pigonnet

Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer

Dagen 7 - 10

The capital of the Camargue, Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, is an interesting destination rich in tradition, natural attractions, and heritage sites. Located in southern France on the Mediterranean Sea, the town boasts no less than four beautiful, long beaches, each with lovely golden sands and fantastic swimming conditions, as well as numerous restaurants, cafes and bars, making it a great summer holiday spot. However, the town’s cultural festivities are what many people come for; culminating in the Pelerinage des Gitans, a procession carried out since ancient times, in which Gypsies pay homage to Saint Sarah. The age-old folklore and music of these people are still celebrated in the town today throughout the year in various ways. Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer is also famous for its Camargue specialities: make sure to try the bull stew (‘gardiane’) and clam (‘telline’).

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Le Mas de Peint Lodge Sainte Hélène
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