You don’t need to speak French to appreciate the earthy allure of Provence or the glamorous seduction of the French Riviera. Exquisite wines. Spectacular rides. Shimmering beaches. Glowing sunsets. You needn’t be fluent, but learn one word: ralentissez. Slow down. Take your time. Southern France is for savoring.
1-2 From Mont Ste-Baume, cycle along the remote limestone ridge of Ste-Victoire Mountain, immortalized by Paul Cézanne | Ride past Pablo Picasso’s château in beautiful Vauvenargues | Wander the historic town of Aix-en-Provence, with its leafy cobblestone streets and 17th-century mansions | Take in panoramic views of the Mediterranean landscape while dining on Michelin-starred cuisine.
3 A morning spin through rustic valleys leads deep into picturesque Provence Verte (Green Provence) | Pedal past olive trees and colorful French towns | Explore enchanting perched villages and centuries-old troglodyte cave dwellings | Sip crisp rosé in the vineyards of the Côtes de Provence wine region.
4 Discover the hidden gems of Provence on a ride through Haut Var | Stroll the village of Entrecasteaux and its castle, overlooking gardens designed by Le Nôtre, landscape architect of Versailles | In Tourtour, savor views from Provence all the way to the French Riviera.
5-6 Views of the Mediterranean accompany you to Ste-Maxime | Sun and surf await in St-Tropez, where you can relax like Bardot with the jet set on the glamorous beaches of the Côte d’Azur | Journey by private boat to Cannes, famous for its star-studded film festival | Enjoy leisure time and a farewell dinner at our elegant hotel, a favorite of celebrities.