Food And Drink: Food in France - What to Know and Eat
As you explore France, you’ll see the deep pride the people have for their homeland and the incredible ingredients they produce and incorporate into each meal.
"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.
THIS ITINERARY: 6 days, 5 nights
ACCOMMODATIONS: Premiere Hotels
Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.
Kick off your trip with a hike in the Alpilles, a limestone mountain range surrounded by olive trees and orchards | Have an immersive art experience at Carrières de Lumières | Wander the spellbinding streets of Les Baux-de-Provence, one of the Most Beautiful Villages in France | Discover classic Provençal recipes during a lunch at a traditional mas (farm house) | Enjoy a glass of crisp rosé and taste local olive oil | Rose gardens, cypress trees and Relais & Châteaux luxury await.
An enchanting hideaway in the heart of the Alpilles Mountains with magnificent gardens. A Relais & Châteaux member. (pool, spa)
Hike a ridge trail above Les Baux through fragrant pine trees overlooking the Alpilles peaks | Admire Le Rocher des Deux Trous, a fascinating geological feature | Join chef Yvan Cadiou for an exclusive hands-on cooking class | Alongside a local art historian, gaze at the same landscape painted by van Gogh over a century ago | Discover iconic St-Rémy-de-Provence | Do as the locals do and engage in a friendly game of pétanque | Lounge by the pool at our peaceful country retreat.
A refined 19th-century manor house in the same family for more than 40 years and lovingly cared for by three generations of women. (pool)
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 and vineyards | Discover regional farm-to-table secrets over a delicious dinner | Visit idyllic perched villages like ocher-hued Roussillon and Gordes | Hike past oak groves and truffle farms | Explore lovely Bonnieux, perhaps climbing the 12th-century church tower for views of the valley below | Savor unforgettable Michelin-starred cuisine | A dreamy final morning in elegant Gordes ends at medieval Sénanque Abbey, a quintessential image of Provence.
This Small Luxury Hotels of the World member features a Michelin-starred restaurant, a tranquil setting and stunning views of the Luberon. (pool, spa)
The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind — you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due. View cancellation policy
SMALL GROUP? TRY RENDEZVOUS | An extra leader and van for even more flexibility | Call us to book your Rendezvous.
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Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. We know your pace may vary from one day to the next—and your traveling companion's may differ somewhat from yours. So we present a range of mileage options, and each day you decide exactly what and how much you want to do. LEARN MORE.
Note: The terrain on this trip includes forested mountain trails, paved and dirt roads, limestone hill paths and village walkways.