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UnTours in Provence

Get Away and UnPack Once in Provence

Discover the scenery and light that inspired countless artists. The art of living is alive and well in this hotbed of food, wine, and natural beauty. Explore picturesque terracotta villages, shop for epicurean treasures in the local outdoor markets, taste the local wines, and linger over some of France's best cuisine.

Stay in a charming apartment in the countryside.

Day trip options: Avignon, Aix-en-Provence, Arles, Gordes, Marseilles, Nîmes, Orange, St. Rémy, Vaison-la-Romaine, the Pont du Gard and more!


UnTours in Provence, France

Choose from 10 properties and 2 cruises


What's Included

  • One or two weeks in a personally selected apartment in the scenic French countryside.
  • Suggestions for booking your international flight from the U.S. to Marseilles, or we can purchase tickets on your behalf (See UnTours' air policies)
  • Transfer assistance for airport arrivals, or detailed instructions that allow you to reach your apartment with ease.
  • Car rental, with unlimited mileage and basic insurance, for the duration of your UnTour.
  • An orientation session given by our local staff to start your trip off on the right foot followed by a traditional Provençal meal.
  • Exclusive local information on our UnTours travel app for your mobile phone to have all of our recommendations at your fingertips before and throughout your trip -researched and written by UnTours staff on the ground in Provence and full of the best restaurants, sightseeing, and other suggestions.
  • A local cultural event, like a game of pétanque (French version of bocce ball) with locals along with aperitifs.
  • A stash of groceries upon your arrival, so you don’t need to shop right away.
  • Pre-trip planning advice from our staff, available by phone or email right up until you leave.
  • Ongoing support with our local representative. Help available when you need it.

Things to do in Provence

Day trips: Avignon, Aix-en-Provence, Arles, Gordes, Marseilles, Nîmes, Orange, St. Rémy, Vaison-la-Romaine, the Camargue region, the Luberon Mountains.

Sightseeing: Les Baux (Old and New Town), the Pope’s Palace in Avignon, the Pont du Gard (Roman aqueduct); the Roman arenas of Arles and Nîmes; the Abbaye de Sénanque and its lavender fields; the pink flamingoes, white horses and black bulls of the Camargue, Mont Ventoux.

Off-the-beaten-track attractions that can’t be beat: Tasting the heady red wines of Chateauneuf-du-Pape with the fourth-generation vintner; Crestet, a quintessential hillside town known only for oozing Provençal charm; the gregarious vendors of Isle-sur-Sorgue’s Sunday market; outdoor displays of olives prepared in dozens of ways; plucking the world’s finest melons in the fields outside Cavaillon; going the extra mile because the best bread and the best croissants don’t always come from the same place; picking your own “herbes de Provence” in the garrigues; following Vincent van Gogh’s footsteps in St. Rémy.

Reviews

Here's what our customers have to say

Barbara Bush

★★★★★

This trip exceeded all my expectations. The French people are so friendly and welcoming. We found their English far superior to our French, but even with minor communication issues we were able to get our desires fulfilled. We packed every day with sightseeing and painting and came home every night thinking that that day had been the very best!

Shirley Reed

★★★★★

We appreciated the friendly feeling we received from the French people...the lovely locations for out of the way restaurants and the great, interesting food served....and, of course, all the new wines we tried.

Suzanne Sligh

★★★★★

Provence has got to be one of the most beautiful regions on earth! Loved the glorious scenery, the food, the wine, the opportunities to connect with local Français.

C.W. Lartigue IV

★★★★★

Provence is wonderfully relaxing and lends itself to quality leisure time and unplanned, unexpected adventure and surprise... The people of Provence are very friendly, much as most southerly people. The food was wonderful.

Shirley Reed

★★★★★

I was there 17 years ago with UnTours and enjoyed enough to return. Max is just as nice now as then and his wife very gracious to us. I feel my life has been enriched due to the many trips I have taken with UnTours.

Arlene Larson

★★★★★

All in all, this trip was a wonderful experience. I was touched by the French people. Several times, when the local people saw we were confused, or didn't know where to go, they went out of their way to direct us to points of interest. They always say how rude French people are, we did not find that to be the case at all. Thank you for the opportunity to be a part of this lovely town and country for two weeks!

Allen Webb

★★★★★

We like the independence with the knowledge we have local backup if necessary. The Provence region is wonderful so we loved driving to the many beautiful villages and sampling lovely wines and amazing food.

Marvin & Diane Levake

★★★★★

We loved everything! Great value for an awesome experience.

Loraine Kirkland

★★★★★

Probably the three highlights were as follows: The Patrimoine (Heritage weekend in Pernes-Les Fontaines) We spent a total of over 10 hours there on Saturday and Sunday of our third and last weekend. Second: Cathedrale d'Images just outside of Les Baux de Provence. This year's theme was Van Gogh. It was a must-see. Third: Being able to walk to the village to hang out in the cafe, talk to French people and ex-pats, and drink in the ambiance.

Robert & Gail Davis

★★★★★

I loved Provence--the people, the food, the wine, the flowers, water, and lavender. Everything was wonderful.

Ruth Atkinson

★★★★★

Was it the beautiful little houses so tastefully decorated and ideally located within a five-minute walk from the medieval town of Pernes-les-Fonatines, or was it our lovely hostess Estelle and her charming daughter Melanie who spoke the King's English? Maybe it was the delightful little patio where we spent so many quiet hours enjoying the garden and the birds. Or perhaps it was the dish of ice cream at the café in St. Didier or the Sunday dinner at Bar de Casino in Pernes. Maybe the 'best' all boils down to our having the sense to take another UnTour.

Jack & Fran Ellena

★★★★★

The best thing about Provence?...how about being situated on a lovely property in a spacious apartment surrounded by gorgeous scenery.

Mary Ellen Guptill

★★★★★

As always, Provence was splendid.

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