"Provence is made for cooking," raves writer Luke Barr in Travel + Leisure. With us, you'll walk in the very forests, fields and orchards that nurture each produit du terroir. Sample wine where the grapes are grown. And expand your culinary repertoire alongside our charming local friends. Provence was made for this.
1-2 Kick off your trip with a hike on the Alpilles mountain range, with gorgeous vistas over the region | Have an immersive art experience at Carrières de Lumières | Peruse the charming streets of Les Baux de Provence, one of the Most Beautiful Villages in France | Enjoy a wine-tasting and lunch with a local artist at a traditional Provençal farm | Sample rich olive oils and tour the distillery at Moulin du Calanquet.
3-4 Join chef Yvan Cadiou for an exclusive hands-on cooking class | Alongside local art historian Marie-Charlotte Bouton, gaze at the same landscape painted by van Gogh over a century ago | Shop for local specialties in the Les Alpilles market | Voyage further into the Luberon Valley—the land of honey, lavender and cherries immortalized in Peter Mayle's A Year in Provence | Hike past Provençal farms, cypress groves, olive trees and vineyards | Discover regional farm-to-table secrets with a cooking demo by a friend of Alice Waters and enjoy an exquisite dinner at Le Mas Tourteron.
5-6 Visit picturesque perched hamlets like ochre-hued Roussillon and Gordes | As you hike, see goats grazing on wild rosemary, thyme and sage | Explore lovely Bonnieux, perhaps climbing the 12th-century church tower for views of the valley below | Taste unforgettable Michelin-starred regional cuisine | A dreamy final morning in elegant Gordes ends at medieval Sénanque Abbey, a quintessential image of Provence.