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Our most recommended Provence Garden & Park Tours

From Nice: Eze, Monaco, & Monte-Carlo Half-Day Trip

1. From Nice: Eze, Monaco, & Monte-Carlo Half-Day Trip

Explore Côte d'Azur on a half-day trip from Nice, with hotel pickup and drop-off included. Be charmed as you wander through a medieval village and discover the important sites of Monaco, Eze, and Monte Carlo with a guide. Be picked up from your accommodation in Nice in the morning or in the afternoon. Enjoy a panoramic view of Nice and the bays of Villefranche-sur-Mer and Saint Jean Cap Ferrat. In Èze, have the opportunity to visit the medieval village like an eagle's nest. You can also take a free guided tour of Fragonard Perfumery to learn more about the perfume-making process. Next, be driven to Monaco and take a walk in the old town. Discover the princely palace and explore the town and its neo-Romanesque cathedral. Also see the famous Casino Square, the Grand Casino, luxury boutiques, and Café de Paris. A ride on the Monaco Grand Prix circuit awaits you from Monaco to Monte Carlo.

Nice: Gorges of Verdon and Fields of Lavender Tour

2. Nice: Gorges of Verdon and Fields of Lavender Tour

Discover France’s most scenic landscapes on a full-day trip to Castellane, Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, and the Verdon Gorge from Nice. See the iconic Lavender Fields and learn about these picturesque locations from your guide. Be picked up from your hotel or home address in Nice. Depart with your driver to the hills of your countryside destination. Cross the "gorge of the wolf", complete with its 40-meter-high waterfall, before stopping at Castellane. Whilst traveling along the Verdon (named for its astonishing turquoise green color), enjoy spectacular views of the 700-meter-deep canyon. Afterward, move on to the village of Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, nestled under a rocky cliff and surrounded by mountains from all sides. Known for its rich history in ceramic craftsmanship, you will have free time here to explore Moustiers at your leisure. Discover the earthenware in the stores, and buy souvenirs before lunch in one of the terrace cafes. Photograph the world-famous lavender platters, or enjoy the lake of St. Croix, an artificial treasure of clear water which is one of the most beautiful lakes of Provence. Then, marvel at the endless lavender fields at the foot of the Alps and stop to take unique and memorable pictures with this impressive backdrop. Stop to smell the light and enchanting lavender aroma surrounding you as you do. After enjoying your trip, return to your vehicle at which point you will be driven back to your point of origin in Nice.

Manosque: L'Occitane en Provence Guided Factory Tour

3. Manosque: L'Occitane en Provence Guided Factory Tour

Learn more about the manufacturing processes of L'Occitane en Provence during a guided tour of their factory. See the laboratories, production workshops, and packing lines, and learn about the history of their luxury fragrances and home products. Learn about the values of L'Occitane en Provence and discover products and treasures from bygone years. Following your tour, awaken your senses as you wander through their Mediterranean garden. Filled with both wild and cultivated species, let yourself be carried away by these natural treasures that are used every day in products from L'Occitane. Finally, step into the recently renovated Boutique Musée – a place buzzing with life that revolves around a stunning central area. Linger a little longer in Provence as you browse their mini boutiques, including face care, men's products, and fragrance.

Cassis: Calanques National Park Standup Paddleboarding Tour

4. Cassis: Calanques National Park Standup Paddleboarding Tour

Departing from Cassis, we will start by crossing the calanque and the wild port of Port-Miou. Its name comes from the Latin "Portus Melhor" meaning best port. Indeed, set in the hollow of the cliffs, its waters are naturally sheltered and calm, which will allow us to start gently! We will follow the coast of the Calanques, to the calanque of Port-Pin to make a stopover there, and sail above its transparent waters. Finally, we will sail to the calanque of En-Vau, thus taking advantage of a break to possibly swim, explore the seabed and meet the marine fauna and flora. Along the way, we will discover the rich heritage offered by the Calanques National Park and its unique geology, strewn with pines clinging to the limestone rock. Come ride!

From Nice: Private Bellet Wine Tasting Day Trip

5. From Nice: Private Bellet Wine Tasting Day Trip

Produced from antiquity on terraces that overhang, between 200 and 400 meters, the left bank of Le Var, west of the city of Nice, the Bellet, or wine of Bellet, is harvested on the sole territory of the commune of Nice. First, visit the Château de Crémat vineyard, garden and wine cellar. Learn about the history of the castle and try some wines (for an additional charge). Then, head to the Domaine de la Source vineyard and wine cellar. Learn about the history of Domain and try some more wines.

Marseille: Urban Walking Tour with a Local Guide

6. Marseille: Urban Walking Tour with a Local Guide

Experience Marseille like a local on a guided tour. Walk through the city and learn about its sports, culture, heritage, and history. After meeting your guide, dead south to reach the sea, then follow the waterfront. Admire the typical small fishing ports and hidden coves along the route.  With lungs full of sea air, head inland through quiet parks. Avoid the tourist traps and learn all the best places to go from a local. Climb the narrow alleys to Notre-Dame de la Garde. Admire the incredible views as you contemplate the city from above. Then, return to the Old Port through the beautiful districts of the city center.

Private Lavender of Provence Tour

7. Private Lavender of Provence Tour

Explore the beautiful region of Provence on a private full-day tour. After pickup at your hotel or cruise ship port, you’ll see the infamous lavender fields of Provence, which bloom from May to July. After this, continue to the village of Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, perched on the cliffs of the Verdon Gorge. Overlooking the huge lake of Sainte-Croix, Moustiers-Sainte-Marie is ranked one of the most beautiful villages in France. Wander through the village to see the shops filled with fine earthenware and unique handicrafts, and the stunning fields of lavender. Choose to have lunch in a local restaurant. Later in the afternoon, you will be dropped off at the Verdon Gorge, to admire the incredible views over the river gorge. Finally, you’ll pay a visit to a lavender distillery and museum before your return to your hotel or cruise ship port.

From Avignon: Half-Day Baux de Provence and Luberon Tour

8. From Avignon: Half-Day Baux de Provence and Luberon Tour

Explore the Alpilles and Luberon regional parks in this half-day trip from Avignon. Focusing on a fusion of cultural heritage and natural beauty, you'll discover your own mini "year in Provence" within the space of a mere few hours with these twin attractions. Admire the panoramic view of the Alpilles from the hilltop village of Les Baux de Provence. Visit the Luberon and its precariously perched villages, along with Gordes, listed among "the most beautiful villages in France". Lest we forget Roussillon with its red houses and ochre textures. Final stop will be a fab photo opp at famous Senanque Abbey.

Nice: Private 5-Hour Provence Tour

9. Nice: Private 5-Hour Provence Tour

You'll begin by being collected from your accommodation, from where you will be transferred in a comfortable and air-conditioned car or minivan with an informative and bilingual guide. Your itinerary will be flexible and tailored to your personal preferences, allowing you to choose your private 5-hour tour at 9:00AM, 2:00PM, or 7:30PM. Enjoy an extraordinary walk and visit the medieval village of Eze, and take a look at the splendid panorama of this beautiful site whilst discovering the secrets of perfumes with a free guided tour of the Fragonard Perfumery. From there, discover the mythical Principality of Monaco where you will have time to observe the old town, the cathedral, the palace, and the changing of the guard. Continue along the Formula 1 circuit to Monte Carlo, a luxury haven with a famous casino and high-end shops. Take time for lunch at one of Monaco's many exquisite restaurants before heading back on the road. Following that, visit Antibes. Resolutely oriented towards tourism, Antibes is a mixture of nautical traditions and luxury pleasures. You can visit the old town, as well as the largest commercial and luxury marina in Europe: the Port of Billionaires. You will later explore Saint-Paul-de-Vence, nicknamed the "Jewel of Provence", where you can discover all the charms of this village which has seduced many painters and other artists throughout history. Immerse yourself in centuries of history and artistic creativity as you stroll through the streets of this walled medieval village. The final destination of your Provençal journey will be to the city of stars, Cannes. There you can discover the French Beverly Hills, stroll along the famous Croisette, and enjoy hotels, restaurants, and luxury shops. At the conclusion of your tour, your guide will return you to your tour's starting point.

Provence: Verdon Gorge Private Tour

10. Provence: Verdon Gorge Private Tour

Discover the amazing natural beauty of Provence as you explore hidden villages and enjoy the scenic views of the Verdon Gorge. Start your adventure along the Napoléon road until your first stop at Castellane, a medieval village and site of pilgrimage, known as the “Gateway to the Verdon Gorge”. From here, step into the heart of the Verdon Gorge and experience the towering peaks, the emerald-green river, and the breathtaking panorama surrounding you. Continue along the Gorges road and arrive at Sainte Croix’s lake, a serene turquoise lake that feeds from the Verdon River. Next, uncover the picturesque medieval town of Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, nestled among the rocky peaks. Here, explore the winding, medieval streets and even browse the locally crafted ceramics and pottery. As you stroll through this historical village, your friendly local guide will tell you interesting facts and anecdotes about its history and people. Finally, enjoy a lunch of provincial specialties on a terrace cafe before savoring the scenery once more as you journey back.

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What people are saying about Provence

Overall rating

3.4 / 5

based on 117 reviews

My husband and I took the private tour. We realized renting a car for 24 hours would have cost the same, and this way we can skip the driving and have a tour guide! We loved our guide Ichrak’s explanation of the local areas around Nice and his knowledge of the traditions and landmarks. We went in early September so unfortunately the gorge was on the drier side and the lavenders had been harvested. However we still had a great time exploring the area and would recommend it! Definitely take Dramamine - my husband who normally doesn’t get carsick was quite nauseous.

Mat our host/driver was excellent!! He was funny and very knowledgeable which made the trip very interesting and fun, especially as the other people on the tour were quiet. He made us feel very welcome and happy & wanted to make our trip very good. I strongly recommend this trip if you want to see beautiful villages and the lake. The lavender fields were out of season when we went but I still think we got amazing value for money & we were picked up and dropped off outside our accommodation which makes it very easy! Thanks so much Mat!

It was a bit rush for the whole trip but overall a good experience, and the guide was great and responsible

A great tour with a friendly driver and guide who was very accommodating. I highly recommend this tour.

My driver, Ondrei, was great!! The tour was beautiful and fun!