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Taste of Provence

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Taste of Provence

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France
Duration#Number of nights offered for the pre cruise or post cruise program.
4-Night Pre-Cruise | 4-Night Post-Cruise

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This unique four-night program offers a rich immersion into Aix-en-Provence and its unique, regional gastronomic offerings. Your stay at the five-star Provençal manor, Le Pigonnet, is complimented by cooking classes, wine tastings, and a visit to a local chocolatier, all whilst uncovering local, architectural gems.

Highlights

Four nights in Aix-en-Provence: Stay at the five-star Le Pigonnet, an 18th century Provencal manor with gorgeous gardens, once painted by Paul Cezanne. Dine in the restaurant here, which serves Provencal cuisine by celebrated chef Thierry Balligand

Foodie Experiences: Market and organic vegetable garden tours, visits to a wine merchants, and a local goat cheese maker

People-to-People Experience: Enjoy a cooking class and lunch at the home of a local chef

Chateauneuf-du-Pape: Enjoy wine tastings at Domaine de Nalys and Chateau La Nerthe, plus a picnic lunch at Domaine de Nalys , and a visit to Chocolaterie Castelain for wine and chocolate pairings

Local Experts: Embark on a walking tour of Aix with a local historian, including stops at Cours Mirabeau, the Mazarin area, Judicial Palace, and the Town Hall

Marvelous Marseilles: Tour the heralded seaside town with visits to Pharo, Notre Dame de la Garde, Vieux Port Ombriere, Le Panier, Le Major Cathedral, and Fort Saint-Jean.

Highlights

  • Four nights in Aix-en-Provence: Stay at the five-star Le Pigonnet, an 18th century Provencal manor with gorgeous gardens, once painted by Paul Cezanne. Dine in the restaurant here, which serves Provencal cuisine by celebrated chef Thierry Balligand

  • Foodie Experiences: Market and organic vegetable garden tours, visits to a wine merchants, and a local goat cheese maker

  • People-to-People Experience: Enjoy a cooking class and lunch at the home of a local chef

  • Chateauneuf-du-Pape: Enjoy wine tastings at Domaine de Nalys and Chateau La Nerthe, plus a picnic lunch at Domaine de Nalys , and a visit to Chocolaterie Castelain for wine and chocolate pairings

  • Local Experts: Embark on a walking tour of Aix with a local historian, including stops at Cours Mirabeau, the Mazarin area, Judicial Palace, and the Town Hall

  • Marvelous Marseilles: Tour the heralded seaside town with visits to Pharo, Notre Dame de la Garde, Vieux Port Ombriere, Le Panier, Le Major Cathedral, and Fort Saint-Jean.

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Land Program Itineraries

  • Pre-Voyage Itinerary
  • Post-Voyage Itinerary
Pre-Voyage Itinerary #Download Itinerary PDF
  • Day 1
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    Upon arrival in Nice, you will be assisted to the train station for your trip to Provence. Upon arrival, you will be met and accompanied to your hotel where you’ll have time to freshen up before your tour with a local historian who’ll take you on an off-the-beaten-path, interactive walking tour, uncovering the city’s secrets and hidden architectural heritage, showcasing Aix-en-Provence’s (known simply as “Aix” by the locals) evolution and history. Your guide will have you “travelling through time,” from the Roman era through to the Revolution by narrating history and stories along the way. Highlights include going up the Cours Mirabeau, and visiting the Mazarin area, Judicial Palace, and Town Hall.

  • Day 2
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    You’re in for a culinary treat this morning. Explore the Old Town’s food market to shop for seasonal ingredients before taking a short drive to a local chef’s home, stopping along the way at a wine merchant to select your wine pairings, and the local goat-cheese maker for some regional fromage to end your meal. After a short 10-minute drive, you’ll arrive at the 12-acre property, where the chef will show you around the house, organic vegetable garden, and Provençal garrigue filled with aromatic herbs. Then, class begins as you cook today’s lunch. Tonight, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.

  • Day 3
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    Enjoy a full-day excursion to Marseille, France’s second largest city. Upon arrival, explore the picturesque outdoor fish market, Le Marché de la Pêche, a real Marseillaise institution, then continue onto Les Halles de la Major, a unique and inviting gastronomic food market, where you’ll meet specialty food-makers and high-end regional producers, from greengrocers and butchers, to cheese makers, and vintners. After, continue your Marseillaise journey with a tour of the city’s most symbolic sites, including the Palais du Pharo, built in 1858 by Napoleon III for his wife, the famous Basilique Notre Dame de la Garde, the Vieux Port Ombriere, Le Panier, Le Major Cathedral, and Fort Saint-Jean.

  • Day 4
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    This morning, you’ll head out to world-renowned Châteauneuf-du-Pape, home of the oft-lauded eponymous full-bodied red wines made predominantly from the classic southern Rhône grape trio: Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvèdre. Visit the Château de Nalys, perched in the mountains, in the heart of the appellation, where you’ll enjoy a picnic under the olive trees before continuing to Château de la Nerthe, which has been producing wines since the 12th century from its 92-hectare vineyard that hosts 13 of the appellation’s varieties. Your tour concludes with a stop at Chocolaterie Castelain, a family-owned-and-operated business, to enjoy a chocolate and wine tasting, before returning to the hotel. Tonight is at leisure.

  • Day 5
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    This morning, after breakfast, you’ll be driven to the train station for your trip to Monte Carlo. Upon arrival, you’ll be escorted to the port to board your ship.

Post-Voyage Itinerary #Download Itinerary PDF
  • Day 1
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    Upon arrival in Monte Carlo, you’ll be escorted to the railway station to board the train to Aix en Provence (known simply as “Aix” by the locals). After freshening up at your hotel, begin your tour with a local historian who’ll take you on an off-the-beaten-path, interactive walking tour, uncovering the city’s secrets and hidden architectural heritage, showcasing Aix-en-Provence’s evolution and history. Your guide will have you “travelling through time,” from the Roman era through to the Revolution by narrating history and stories along the way. Highlights include going up the Cours Mirabeau, and visiting the Mazarin area, Judicial Palace, and Town Hall.

  • Day 2
    Read More +

    You’re in for a culinary treat this morning. Explore the Old Town’s food market to shop for seasonal ingredients before taking a short drive to a local chef’s home, stopping along the way at a wine merchant to select your wine pairings, and the local goat-cheese maker for some regional fromage to end your meal. After a short 10-minute drive, you’ll arrive at the 12-acre property, where the chef will show you around the house, organic vegetable garden, and Provençal garrigue filled with aromatic herbs. Then, class begins as you cook today’s lunch. Tonight, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.

  • Day 3
    Read More +

    Enjoy a full-day excursion to Marseille, France’s second largest city. Upon arrival, explore the picturesque outdoor fish market, Le Marché de la Pêche, a real Marseillaise institution, then continue onto Les Halles de la Major, a unique and inviting gastronomic food market, where you’ll meet specialty food-makers and high-end regional producers, from greengrocers and butchers, to cheese makers, and vintners. After, continue your Marseillaise journey with a tour of the city’s most symbolic sites, including the Palais du Pharo, built in 1858 by Napoleon III for his wife, the famous Basilique Notre Dame de la Garde, the Vieux Port Ombriere, Le Panier, Le Major Cathedral, and Fort Saint-Jean.

  • Day 4
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    This morning, you’ll head out to world-renowned Châteauneuf-du-Pape, home of the oft-lauded eponymous full-bodied red wines made predominantly from the classic southern Rhône grape trio: Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvèdre. Visit the Château de Nalys, perched in the mountains, in the heart of the appellation, where you’ll enjoy a picnic under the olive trees before continuing to Château de la Nerthe, which has been producing wines since the 12th century from its 92-hectare vineyard that hosts 13 of the appellation’s varieties. Your tour concludes with a stop at Chocolaterie Castelain, a family-owned-and-operated business, to enjoy a chocolate and wine tasting, before returning to the hotel. Tonight is at leisure.

  • Day 5
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    This morning, after breakfast, you’ll be escorted to Nice airport for your onward flight.

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