We are Christopher & Laurent and are registered tour guides living in Marseille. We’ve been working as guides in Provence for the last six years and visiting the region for well over twenty, so we know a lot about what’s best to see and visit as well as all the regions highlights. We enjoy travelling & especially meeting people from different corners of the world & being able to show them the visible & less obvious secrets of this incredibly beautiful part of France. The tours we’ve created are with our passion for France – we look forward to welcoming you when you next plan your visit. All our excursions are at a gentle pace with the emphasis on enjoying a special moment together because we hope you’ll want to return to us again sometime in the future.
A unique wine tour in the scenic landscape of Mont Sainte Victoire inspiration for post impressionist artist Paul Cézanne, who painted many pictures of the mountain from 1880. The Côtes de Provence Sainte Victoire vineyards located east of Aix-en-Provence considered some of the most natural in France, due to the drying effects of the Mistral wind & shallow rocky soils, formed by limestone & sandstone which produces high quality vines. Learn about the characteristics of the land, explore the wine making process whilst visiting the cellars of three different vineyards. Meet the winemakers, taste the wines – full-bodied reds, subtle elegant rosés & distinctive whites. In the middle of the day, lunch to sample local provençal cuisine – an exceptional day out sampling the delights of good food & wine and discovering the delights of Cézanne country in the heart of Provence.
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We will arrive to collect you from your hotel or guest house. (If you are staying in a rented apartment or villa, we can arrange that too) We can collect you from the Cruise Ship terminal in Marseille if you arrive by ship.
This is a great day out for lovers of fine wine and the best food that Provence has to offer. Leaving Marseille or Aix we head north towards Château La Coste, one of the regions most renowned vineyards. We visit the vineyard, learn about the production with an opportunity to taste some of their excellent wines. Next we head to the Mont Ste Victoire, a symbol of Provence – the mountain stands over 1000 meters high behind the rolling landscape & wineries close to the historic village of Puyloubier. Visit to Domaine St Ser, a small vineyard set against the face of the mountain tasting too. Time to enjoy lunch in a typical Provençale restaurant on a terrace in the village of Puyloubier before a final vineyard visit with a more rustic feel and an excellent selection of local home-made products.
The total duration of the tour is 7 hours to and from Aix-en-Provence or Marseille. Subject to traffic conditions, we allow +-30 minutes for travel back to Marseille. The time includes approx ninety minutes for you to enjoy lunch and three wine tastings.
Adult 325.00€ per person
Senior 295.00€ per person
Youth 275.00€ per person
Child 185.00€ per person
11+ persons Group rates apply – please ask us for a quotation
Pick-up & drop-off at either the Cruise Terminal in Marseille or your hotel in Aix-en-Provence or Marseille. If your staying elsewhere we can coordinate a pick-up from your address. (There may be a suppliment payable) We can also arrange to pick-up at the TGV (high speed train) station, Aix-en-Provence.
Travel to all of the sites and destinations proposed with dedicated guide/driver & return to your hotel, address or the cruise terminal. Visits and wine tasting at three domaines included. Refreshments, snacks and lunch is an additional cost.