Outdoor Cheese market
Cute and rustic coffeshop inside the old town and rustic buildings - Provence walking tour
Astonishing path through the old town and rustic buildings
Beautiful view of a church and a small town of Provence
Sunflower field in Provence by FRANCE OFF THE BEATEN PATH™
Girl running through lavander fields, enjoying her Provence walking tour
Bridge in Provence, Provence walking tour
Beautiful scenery of the sunset behind the lavender fields
Amazing scenery only with FRANCE OFF THE BEATEN PATH™ tours
authentic buildings, Provence walking tour with FRANCE OFF THE BEATEN PATH™ tours
Lavender on the wooden chair

Provence Tour Itinerary : 6-Day Tour

Best Adventures in Provence

Detailed Day-by-Day Provence Tour Itinerary





The Highlights:

•  Award-Winning Provence Tour
•  Guided Provence Walks (Designed for Interested Guests)
•  Guided Cultural Options Daily
•  Walk Provence Lavender Route During Lavender Season
•  Best Provence Artisan & Craft Markets – No Forced Shopping
•  Visit St. Remy-de-Provence, Arles, Gordes, Roussillon, Sault, Cassis
•  Guided Van Gogh Tour at Saint Paul de Mausole
•  Guided Tour of Arles Roman Ruins and the Pont du Gard
•  Wine Tasting Experiences
•  Gourmet Meals BOTH Privately Hosted & at Our Favorite Restaurants
•  Stay in 1 Exceptional, Conde Nast Recommended Boutique Hotel (No Hotel Hopping, Unpack Once)
•  True Small Groups – Maximum 16 Guests Per Tour



17 setting around the table, posing with the glasses in enchanting outdoor scenery within Provence Tour Itinerary

Day 1 – Provence tour itinerary begins: meet & greet by tour guides, transfer to the hotel as a group, welcome cocktails, privately hosted gourmet dinner at friend, master chef Catherine’s Provencal home – D


  • Meet & Greet by Guides to begin your Provence Tour. We provide complimentary transfers from Avignon TGV rail station at 4 pm. Transfers from Marseille airport can be arranged on request.
  • Transfer to Hotel for Check-in.
  • Stay in 1 Exceptional, Conde Nast Rated Boutique Hotel For Entire 6-Day Tour (No Hotel Hopping, Unpack Once) owned & operated by our family friend Karine.
  • Welcome Cocktail Hour & Orientation
  • Welcome Dinner: Privately hosted dinner at the Provence Mas (home) of our dear friend and renowned Chef Catherine.
  • Dinner Included Today

Dietary Requests & Food Allergies — We accommodate ALL dietary requests and preferences (including vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian, etc) and ALL food allergies (gluten, shellfish, etc) while ensuring an amazing foodie experience for all tour guests with restrictions and/or allergies.


17 people smiling and posing in old town withing the Provence Tour Itinerary

Day 2 – Les Alpilles: St. Remy-de-Provence artisan, arts & crafts market, gourmet lunch in the countryside, Afternoon: Wine tasting in Valley of Les Baux-de-Provence, Expert guided tour of St. Paul-de-Mausole learning about Van Gogh in Provence – B, L


  • Guided tour and shopping (no forced shopping) at St. Remy de Provence weekly Artisan, Arts & Craft Market.
  • For guests not interested in the weekly market, visit the Roman archeological site of Glanum and/or museums in town.
  • A gourmet lunch at our favorite celebrity hangout in the countryside, made famous by Patricia Wells!
  • Afternoon – Wine tasting in the Valley of Les Baux.
  • Afterwards – Learn about Van Gogh in Provence during our Privately Guided Van Gogh Tour at St. Paul de Mausole with our very own Van Gogh EXPERT (your head guide, Philippe, who spent years as a board member for the Van Gogh organization and initiative).
  • Breakfast & Lunch Included Today.



Happy people posing and enjoying their time within Provence Tour Itinerary

Day 3 – April, May, 1st half of June, September, October: the Luberon: Gordes & Roussillon village to village walk, gourmet picnic in the Luberon valley, cultural visits in Gordes & Roussillon, optional wine tasting tour – B, L

Day 3 – 2nd half of June, July, August: Lavender season – Valensole plateau: Visit lavender capital Sault, Artist village of Roussillon – walk lavender fields featured in national geographic, gourmet picnic amidst the lavender, essential oil distillery tour, cultural visits, optional wine tasting tour – B, L



Morning — Select An Option: For Walkers & Non-Walkers… Read Walking Ratings

  • 1- WALKERS – Guided “LUBERON VALLEY VILLAGE TO VILLAGE WALK” – (April, May, 1st Half of June, September, October tours) with time for walkers to also explore each village – Gordes and Roussillon.
  • 2- NON-WALKERS – Guided Cultural Tours of Hilltop Villages in the “Golden Stone Village” of Gordes and “Artist Ochre Cliff Village” of Roussillon (April, May, 1st Half of June, September, October)…
  • DURING LAVENDER SEASON (2nd Half of June, July, August): WALKERS: Our morning Luberon village to village walk is replaced by our morning lavender trail walk through picturesque lavender fields and villages near the Valensole plateau! NON-WALKERS: Shuttle to lavender fields to experience and photograph the endless fields of lavender and enjoy non-walking cultural experiences.
  • Guests will visit our friends’ local lavender farm and distillery to learn about lavender production and essential oil distillation.
  • Gourmet French Picnic Lunch amidst spectacular landscapes of the Luberon and during lavender season, our picnic is amidst the LAVENDER fields.
  • AFTERNOON during Lavender Season – We visit the hilltop artist village of Roussillon, made famous by its spectacular ochre colors and a love story that ended in tragedy.
  • Time permitting: Optional celebrity winery stop for wine tasting.
  • Dinner on your own in St. Remy-de-Provence. We’ll provide recommendations and reserve for you.
  • Breakfast & Lunch Included Today.



Christy and her lovely quests tasting drinks, Provence Tour ItineraryDay 4 – A Day Along the Mediterranean sea coast in terraced, wine-producing village Cassis, Enjoy a Calanques cruise (Roman fjords), Partake in an optional visit to an artisan perfumery and pastis tasting with friend & artisan producer Roger, weekly market, Swim in the Med, dinner together – B, D


  • Guided Tour and Introduction to Cassis Village, the port, and the market.
  • Peruse and/or shop at the Cassis Weekly Artisan & Craft Mediterranean Market.
  • Option available for interested guests: Join your guide to meet our local family friends to learn about their family’s perfume-making trade and history, tour the workshop, and sample perfumes and hand-made soaps made exclusively at their Artisan “Perfumery.”
  • Guided 45-minute Cruise to View the Historical Calanques (coastal Fjords).
  • Option available for interested guests: Meet our local friend and artisan pastis maker, Roger.  Roger welcomes you to his place in Cassis, where we’ll enjoy a hosted tasting of famous French Pastis and Cassis wines accompanied by his local foodie specialties!
  • Independent Lunch: Choose from a wide variety of our recommendations along the port of Cassis.
  • Leisure time to pursue independent interests after lunch before our late afternoon return to the hotel in St. Remy
  • Dinner together this evening.
  • Breakfast and Dinner are Included Today.



Happy people posing in nature, Provence Tour ItineraryDay 5 – Guided walking tour of Arles roman ruins, time to explore the Roman ruins in greater depth following our guided tour, Enjoy the weekly artisan & crafts market in Arles, Guided Visit of “Pont du Gard”, leisure time in St. Remy, farewell dinner – B, D


  • Join your guides for an expert guided tour of ARLES and its ROMAN ruins.
  • Afterwards, you’ll have free time to visit this historical town and revisit any of the Roman ruins we covered in our tour.
  • Explore, eat, and/or shop (no forced shopping) at the largest Art, Artisan & Craft Market in Provence: the weekly Arles market.
  • Lunch: Independently in Arles.
  • Afternoon: Enjoy a guided visit of the Pont-du-Gard.
  • Afternoon: Remainder of the afternoon free to explore more of St. Remy-de-Provence, its’ sites & museums, and finish last-minute souvenir shopping.
  • Farewell Gourmet Dinner at our best-kept celebrity hideaway.
  • Breakfast and Dinner are Included Today.



Day 6 – Provence tour itinerary concludes – B


  • Trip concludes — We provide a complimentary 12 pm (Noon) transfer arrival at AVIGNON TGV Rail Station followed by drop-off at Avignon Centre rail station. Transfers to Marseille airport can be arranged on request.
  • Earlier and later departures can be organized. Please contact us for details at Email:

READ WALKING RATINGS : Designed for the interests of and to appeal to BOTH WALKERS & NON-WALKERS alike — the Active and Occasional Walker and travelers of all ability levels; however, this tour is not suitable for anyone with mobility issues.

(B) = Breakfast Included, (L) = Lunch Included, (D) = Dinner Included


  • Have a group your own group of friends or family, and want to make this tour a private departure? Email us at
  • Our Provence Tour Itinerary is Designed for BOTH Walkers and NON-Walkers alike — the Active and Occasional Walker, and travelers of all ability levels; however, this tour is not suitable for anyone with mobility issues which would prevent them from leisure walking. There is daily leisure walking in villages, getting on/off our sprinter, walking at historic sites and on uneven walking terrain/paths in villages and sites.
  • True Small Groups – Maximum 16 Guests Per Tour Date.
  • Dietary Requests & Food Allergies — We accommodate ALL dietary requests (including vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian, etc) and ALL food allergies (gluten, shellfish, etc) while ensuring an amazing foodie experience for all tour guests with restrictions and/or allergies.
  • WALKERS – Van support is provided for walks to offer maximum flexibility to all guests. You decide how much walking you’d like to do, if participating in our walks. Walker rating = Easy to Moderate.
  • NON-WALKERS: Shuttle to/from all activities, excursions, meals and visits. NON-Walker rating = 100% Easy.






A WORD FROM Our Guests:

“This was my third trip in the same number of years with Christy and Off the Beaten Path. While on her trips you can tell how much effort there is on the off season to make every single week perfect. From the pick up at the train station to the teary goodbye at the airport, everything is perfectly planned and executed. The hotel in St. Remy is magical, and the tour guides Philippe and David are exceptional. If you are considering a trip with OTBP, go for it and come home with new friends, a love of Provence and a longing to return as soon as you can!” — Beth Bower

“We had an excellent tour with Christie and her crew in the Loire valley. We did things that only a true insider would have access to-dinner at a Michelin chefs house, helping/learning to cook at a highly rated restaurant in their kitchen. This was in addition to seeing the sights and touring the castles. A truly unique experience that is off the beaten path. We will use her again when going back to France.” — Karen Berner

“France Off the Beaten Path was so great the first time that I had to return to Off The Beaten Path for a repeat visit. Everyone that works for Christy is excellent and full of life. Loved their tours to Van Gough, Dinner at Catherine’s home, picnic in the woods, wineries – And the only max at 16. So we really got to know each other. Highly recommend.” — Lauren

“Outstanding tour of truly beautiful areas of Provence by a very friendly and knowledgeable guide who spoke perfect English. Gorgeous accomodation, very special restaurant experiences, and an effort made to avoid arriving at tourist hotspots with the hordes made it all the more enjoyable.” — Geoff & Lorrene Evans