A walking holiday in Provence is like no other: it is, after all simply stunning and so unrelentingly French. We have designed 3 self-guided walks which honour authentic Provence with an emphasis on its one of kind scenery, exploring Provence one step at a time, staying in handpicked guesthouses & enjoying Provencal cuisine.
Stumble into towns such as Avignon, Gordes, Châteauneuf du Pape, the Popes old palace and Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, a commune on the Sorgue River and number one on the best-kept secrets in France at least according to the traveller magazine. This small charming provincial town is often referred to as the ‘Venice of France’ for its canals that flow from the Sorgue River. Provence, to many a surprised visitor, also includes the Cote d’Azur and the famous towns of the French Riviera of Cannes, Antibes, St Tropez, and Menton.
You will hike by endless fields of lavender, sunflowers, olive groves oak and chestnut trees. Walk by rustic farmhouses by the hour not to mention the Roman ruins that dot the landscape, some of the best seen anywhere. Seven popes, artists such as Vincent van Gogh, Picasso, Matisse, and Paul Cézanne, and author Peter Mayle all enjoyed their years in Provence, not to mention the Marquis de Sade. This destination features a splendid recipe of an arid climate, oceans of vineyards, dramatic scenery, lively cities, and charming hill-capping villages.
To do justice to the region, we have crafted three walking holidays, all of which give a unique perspective to hidden parts of Provence.