Watch our Provence tour video and discover the wonders of iconic Provence, including sites and wine regions, the best places to visit, and best time to travel when planning your next Provence Tour.
(Transcript) Sunshine, great food, and a delightful variety of fine wines are all yours to enjoy when you visit the Rhône Valley and Provence.
I still have fond memories of traveling to the Rhone Valley and Provence when I was studying at the University de Paul Valery in Montpellier III. You’ll be rewarded as I was, with an incredibly rich vein of historic sites and ruins to explore…while enjoying the full-bodied, expressive local wines and sun-drenched Provençale cuisine, which is second to none.
While there are a wide variety of activities to fill the day, you should first explore the famous wine appellations of Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Tavel, and Gigondas . As you slowly sip these fine wines, take in the beautiful landscape, draped in vine as far as the eye can see, dotted with olive groves and lavender fields.
Between tastings, you can experience the rich history of the region with the impressive 14th-century Palais de Papes in Avignon, the gorgeous village of Les Baux de Provence tucked into the Alpille mountains, and Roman ruins of Vaison la Romaine, Arles or Nimes.Or spend a day exploring the open air markets of the region. This region has so much to offer everyone, it’s easy to see why it’s so popular.
July is one of the most popular times to go, all the lavender fields are in bloom and the scenery is just sublime. If your heart is set on seeing the lavender fields, mid-June to mid-July is the best time to go, but make sure to plan your tour 9 months or more in advance to secure the best hotels/guides and touring elements. May and September are great times to go, the weather is beautiful and the crowds are not as intense.
Join us on a Wine Tour. Contact French Wine Explorers today. Visit wine-tours-france.com, or call toll free: 1-877-261-1500