In Provence's Magical Spell

The Luberon  |  Saint-Remy-de-Provence  |  the Gorges of Verdon  |  Cote d’Azur

May 26 – June 4, 2020

Some Of Europe’s Most Dramatic Scenery…And Lifestyle To Match

Join Explore Up Close for a small group adventure through one of the most scenic places imaginable – the South of France. This irresistible region has beckoned writers, artists, and sun-seekers for centuries with its natural splendor, rich artistic traditions, and charmed quality of life. We’ll spend multiple nights in lovely boutique hotels, nestled around traditional villages, as we make our way from Avignon to Nice. Enjoy scenic drives through the rolling countryside and lavender fields of the Luberon Valley, and the dramatic karst mountains and gorges that lead along fabulous cliffs to the Cote d’Azur. Along the way, visit several of the “Most Beautiful Villages” in France, linger over leisurely lunches, and experience the joie de vivre found in this part of the world. Allons-y – let’s go!


• Meandering exploration through stunning Provençal landscapes: lavender fields, limestone mountains, and thrilling drives above the French Riviera

• The Gorges du Verdon - Europe’s Grand Canyon - with its turquoise-hued water, serpentine roads, and spectacular views 

• Roman and medieval architecture, from ancient abbeys and time-worn villages to the iconic Pont du Gard

• Local wines; gastronomy of the terroir; boutique hotels in sublime settings


TRIP ITINERARY:  Interested in learning more about this trip?  Click here to see the trip itinerary. 



$4,095 / person (double occupancy; single supplement, $800)

Price includes comfortable ground transportation in France, accommodation with breakfast in high standard boutique hotels for eight (8) nights in Provence, 4 lunches and 4 dinners, all activities / admissions per the itinerary, guide and concierge service throughout the trip. Price does not include airfare, alcohol, other meals, optional activities / personal expenditures, or optional trip insurance.


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