PROVENCE VILLAGES ART AND CULTURE
This region on the Mediterranean coast of France is adorned with lavender scents, delicious food, fine wines and charming villages and towns. Located in the life of the most famous painters, Cezanne, Van Gogh, and Picasso, Provence has also hosted many writers. As a person already understands why he is traveling in Provence. So Provence promises you a trip full of art and aesthetics.
Marseille, Aix-en Provence
45 minutes drive, 35 km. 2 hours easy city walk.
After arriving at Marseille Airport, we depart for Aix-en Provence. After settling in the hotel, our city tour begins. Important spots in the city center, such as the Four Dolphin Fountains, the Priests Fountain, Aebertas and Cardeurs Squares, St. Sauveur Cathedral, Cours Mirabeau Street, form the basis of our tour. Free time for dinner afterwards.
Lourmarin, Lacoste, Ménerbes, Gordes, Roussilion, Sault
After breakfast, our trip to Provence villages begins. Lourmarin will be our first stop in our program, kneaded with art. Lourmarin, an eternal resting place where Albert Camus spent its last years, is one of the most beautiful villages of France. Our next stop is Lacoste, where the castle of the grandfather left Paris and took refuge after the writings of Marquis de Sade, which could be considered a scandal in 1771. After a short break in Lacoste with its old stone houses, narrow streets and atmosphere that smells of history, we continue to another important village Ménerbes. Picasso's beloved artist and surrealist photographer Dora Maar's home is located here. Picasso, who bought the house in 1944 for his art friend and muse Dora Maar, spent a lot of time here. Ménerbes is also one of the most beautiful villages in France. After the time we spend here, we continue to Gordes, where many scenes of the famous "A Good Year" movie were shot. After seeing the scenes of the movie in this charming town and taking a tea and coffee break, we continue to Roussillon. Samuel Beckett, who escaped from the Germans between 1942-1945 and settled here, wrote his famous book Watt here. Roussillon is also known for an important wine center and ash-colored rocks. After the afternoon trip here, we pass to the lavender fields of Sault, the last stop of our tour. Here we return to our hotel in Aix-en Provence after a walk and photo break between lavender fields. Free time for dinner.
4,5 hours drive, 200 km. 5 hours easy village walk.
Saint Remy de Provence, Le Rocher des Deux Trous, Camarque
3,5 hours drive, 250 km. 5 hours easy village and nature walk.
After breakfast, we move to Saint Remy de Provence. Saint Remy, one of the most important cities of Provence, has also hosted famous painter Van Gogh for a while. One of his most famous paintings, "Starry Night", was revealed while undergoing psychological treatment at the Saint-Paul de Mausole Monastery. After visiting the town, we start our walk on the route known as the Van Gogh Route. We first see the Saint-Paul Monastery. Then we visit the ruins of the Roman city Glanum. From here we reach the Two Holes Rock among the olive groves. Another famous painting by Van Gogh, "Olive Trees", came to life again in this geography. After the walk we arrive at the town of Les Baux-de-Provence and visit the Carrieres Lumieres Museum, which is an amazing piece of art. The museum, which appeals to both the eyes and the ear with the projection of the works of famous painters on the walls with projection and at the same time, is one of the must-see places in Provence. After leaving here, we go to Camarque Nature Park and see the white Camaque horses and return to Aix-en Provence. Free time for dinner.
Marseille and Return
45 minutes drive, 35 km.
After breakfast, we walk to Marseille Airport and say goodbye to you after a short walk and rest in the amazing view of Cassis Rocks until the plane time.
16:00 Marseille Airport
16:00 Marseille Airport
3 nights accommodation, 3 breakfast, 1 dinner, all specified tours, transfers between all destinations, activities, museum entrances
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