Méditerranée française, Grand Tour – 21 days
PART I : Day 1 to 5
You are hosted from the airport or the train station by your personal chauffeur. After a welcome drink at the hotel and an introduction to your trip, according to your desire, you can step out on a first local escape or choose to stay at the hotel to rest, in front of the panoramic pool for example.
Let yourself be carried away wild and abundant nature at the foot of the mountains. Discovery of the classified most beautiful and sunny villages of France. You will taste the catalan gastronomy during lunch in a wonderful castle. Then, a timeless tour will take place in a remarkable abbey.
Heading to this iconic scenic village. Cristallin water and colorful facades, this place is a symbol of beauty. In this fishers’ city, singular flanery and culinary delights are waiting for you. Take a moment to discover local specialties known internationally. Anchovies or local wines AOP Banyuls and Collioure await you for a privileged tasting.
The capital of French Catalonia is vibrating from a particular atmosphere and unexpected discovers. This typical and sunny town offers hidden architectural gems and local specialities through its lively streets. After the visit, you will find out a century-old institution of ceramics where his passionated craftsman is waiting for you to create unique pieces.
Enjoy a free day thanks to services of your hotel, l’Île de la Lagune. Many possibilities are available : dégustation at the starred restaurant, relaxation around the pool or at the beach, wellness moment in the spa, electric bike rides…
PART II : Day 6 to 10
We take the direction to Montpellier, in the Languedoc region. Stop on the way by one of the Cathar castles of the region. You can enjoy the exceptional panorama during an unusual experience. End the day in your new hotel. Calm and relaxation await you in this lush estate surrounded by vineyards.
A unique nature in France is opening its doors to you, populated by bulls, horses and many birds. Immersion in this dreamlike setting, on-feet or horseback following a Camargue cavalier. Then take a seat for a refined picnic, with local specialities and in the middle of nature. And in conclusion, visit the charming medieval city of Aigues-Mortes which lead above salt marshlands.
Montpellier is vibrating from an incomparable sweet of living. The beauty of private hotels, yards, alleys, churches and tree squares abounds in a cosmopolite and creative effervescence. An invitation to the exploration of its historical centre, from the oldest French Garden of Plants and the World’s oldest Medicine University, still welcoming students today. Walks, shopping, discoveries and delightful lunch will be part of the schedule.
A unique day trip to one of the most beautiful villages in France, St-Guilhem-le-Désert. Nestled above a rock split by the waters, its beauty surrounded by nature reveals a world-class abbey. To close this last day, you can enjoy an unforgettable experience during a private concert in one of the most beautiful caves in France. Dinner in an excellent gastronomic restaurant in the land of the Pic Saint-Loup, icon of wine and country of Montpellier.
Free day. Enjoy the services of the Domaine de Verchant’s gastronomic restaurant around the pool or spa. Or, let’s try a tasting session of regional great wines with the Head sommelier.
PART III : Day 11 to 15
Charming visit to the illustrious stone village of Baux-de-Provence. Overlooking the Alpilles mountains, its narrow streets are filled with craftsmen and renowned shops. For lunch, an excellent typical restaurant will delight all your senses. The final part of this day will continue to reveal the soul of Provence, and will open the doors of the famous village of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence…
Lourmarin is a must-see village with many surprises and enchanting atmosphere. After a meal and a visit of the village, take the road towards a moving abbey which abounds in secrets. You can finish the day with a glass of champagne in your hand, contemplating landscape that will not remain you indifferent…
If there are mythical villages in Provence, Gordes and Roussillon are among those places with a worldwide reputation and a timeless charm. The local gastronomy will be honored there, followed by the discovery of the famous Abbey of Senanque, bordered by lavender fields and sweetness… Embark for a memorable day.
Head for a more confidential heritage. In the middle of the Luberon, villages and splendid panoramas appear. Discover pearls off the main roads, in the heart of an exceptional nature. Live a typical moment in a Provencal market where you can select the local products that inspire you. They will compose the menu of a typical meal.
Enjoy a free day in a purely Provencal setting and the exceptional services of your hotel, Coquillade. Spa, pools, Michelin-starred gourmet restaurant and much more are open to you in this grandiose domain…
PART IV : Day 16 to 21
Day of exploration around Marseille. The capital of the South of France, with feet in the water, invites you for a pleasant visit of its oldest district, followed by a meal with local colors. Your boat awaits you at the port of Marseille for a magical exploration of its famous calanques.
You will then join your spectacular Palace hotel on the heights of the French Riviera.
A lively and colorful atmosphere comes from this high place of French tourism. After the grandiose view you will see at the highest point, you will walk to reach the effervescence of the old town, between typical markets and colorful monuments. Then, you will experience a gastronomic immersion in Nice, before reaching the splendor of the surrounding coastline. The day will end with a drink in hand, on one of the most beautiful beaches in France.
One day to explore one of the most beautiful French coasts : the Esterel massif. These ancient volcanoes are immersed in the Mediterranean waters. You will be driven to the heights to appreciate one of the great panoramas of the stay, on foot, by electric bike or by car. A refined picnic in the middle of nature will complete this moment. Join the sea by boat, to meet hidden creeks, for a moment of pleasure, swimming and seabeds’ discovery.
Take the direction of the Italian border by one of the most beautiful and mythical roads of France. The Côte d’Azur has not finished surprising you. The magnificent village of Èze awaits you for a unique experience at a famous perfumer’s, followed by an amazing visit ending with an unforgettable gastronomic meal. The day will end with Italian touch in Menton, the last jewel of France before crossing the border.
Enjoy a free day while benefiting from the services of your hotel, Le Château Saint-Martin. Exceptional setting, classified spa, pools, restaurants and so much more are open to you in this stunning Palace.
A last moment to greet the place while enjoying a delicious breakfast in the rejuvenating atmosphere of the hotel. To end your beautiful stay, your personal chauffeur will drive you to the airport or the train station.