Things To Do and Activity Guide for Provence Vacations
As author Peter Mayle wrote about the countryside of Provence, "Look at those vines ... Nature is wearing her prettiest clothes". He could have been writing about the seas of lavender, the fields of sunflowers, or the glowing stone walls of ancient villages like Roussion and Bonnieux. A year in Provence is not nearly enough. Your WIMCO Villa Specialist can recommend things to do in Provence, then make the reservations for you.
Renowned for incredible wine, Provence offers numerous tours and tastings that will allow you to explore the grapes of the region. From tours including a culinary experience to others focused solely on wine, these wine tours allow you to find your new favorite bottle, and often, to send a case home! Ask us about arranging these for you.
The heart of Aix truly is Cours Mirabeau, a sun-dappled, tree-lined boulevard where the wide sidewalks are always abuzz, described unabashedly by one visitor as "the most handsome main street in France." Sitting outside at a street front café, you may even feel as if you're in Paris. One such café, Les Deux Garçons, has remained "the" place to see and be seen since the 18th century.
Eglise St. Trophime
A Romanesque church with elaborate tapestries and an exquisite cloister, St.Trophime is on Place de la République, a sunny square with benches scattered around a central fountain.
L'Espace Van Gogh
This is a space dedicated to honoring the memory of the artist who spent just over a year in the city and painted more than 300 canvases there.
Pont du Gard
Deemed a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this aqueduct built by the Romans around 19 BC still stands strong and demonstrates the precision of Roman engineering.
Carrieres de Lumieres
An old stone quarry has been transformed to project the works of famous artists like Michelangelo and Da Vinci onto the facades of the cave interior. A true sensory experience in Les Baux.
Hot Air Balloon Ride
Discover a new perspective of Provence: from the sky. Embark on a hot air balloon ride and bask in the natural beauty this region is known for.
Lavender Field Tours
If visiting Provence in the summer, take a tour of one of the region's biggest exports: lavender. Ask us about arranging day tours that culminate in visiting the local distilleries where you can purchase products.