This private culinary and cultural tour for "Les Amis de Melodie" will be based in the tiny village of Paradou, in the heart of Provence and at the foot of the Alpilles ("baby Alps") mountain range. We'll stay together there in a luxury villa with a an extensive garden and swimming pool. From there, we'll tour this magical, sun-drenched region, visiting some of the most historic and culturally vibrant towns in Provence, including Les Baux, Saint Remy, Arles, Avignon, Aix, Cassis, and Eygalieres. In nearby Saint Remy, for example, we'll view Greek and Roman ruins, tour the clinic, St. Paul de Mausole, where Van Gogh lived and painted 150 works, and nibble our way through this quaint village on a walking food tour with a local French guide, In Aix, we'll spend a day with a local French chef, shopping and cooking with him. We'll relax at many a sidewalk cafe with a chilled glass of local rosé, and of course, we'll also dine at some of the region's best restaurants, as this is a culinary tour, after all!
This tour will be fairly active with daily walks of about 3-5 miles and optional yoga.
Book your spot on this private culinary and cultural tour for "Les Amis de Melodie" with a deposit of $500. Then pay two installments of either $1600 each (double occupancy) or $1900 each (single). Installments are due Feb. 1 and April 1, 2020.
Or it's always an option to pay the full price: $3,700 for double or $4,300 for single.