CIRCUIT PROVENCE COTE D'AZUR - TASTING CIRCUIT - AWAKENING TASTES
Circuit dislocates to the date of your choice, privative Van bases 8 people, driver guides ( English ) hotels 4 **** to discover the marvels hidden from Provence, the Camargue, Côte d’Azur. Culinary discoveries, court of cooking and tastings are in produce you. Fruits of a fragile balance, wines of Provence are harmonious, distinguished and alive. These wines of Provence are at the same time wild and docile, nervous and soft, true and complex. They are the messengers of a place and a history. The rosé wine is the oldest of the world! Possibility of realizing the circuit by mini bus 15 seats.
Entrance of bulls to the cockade in the Arena of St Marie de la Mer.
Visit of a Camarguaise Manade, experience with the Gardians.
Typical Camarguais lunch, for the aperitif that Picholine olives, brandade of codfish, tapenade, tellines (small shells) or small patés Nîmes. Then, a bull guardian (stew) or lamb Nîmes, and finally a few pélardons Cévennes and crunchy Villaret. All accompanied by the wines of Costières de Nîmes or Perrier water (the source is a few kilometers from Nîmes). Seasonal menu at the manade, fresh products.
DAYS 1:Lunch in a Camarguaise Manaade, from a Camargue meal.
DAYS 2:Lunch in a Provençal mas.
Optional: evening cabaret show of horses inclusive dinner
At 2 nights accommodation in the from Arles Campaign
DAY 3 :Lunch near the water in the beautiful village of the Fontaine de Vaucluse.
DAY 4 :Have lunch in a small typical village with his Provençal market.
Accommodation in the campaign from Aix ****
The Parties of the Lavender: :
|Ferrassière :||End of June||Valréas :||Begin of August|
|Valensole :||End of July||Esparron de Verdon :||middle of August|
|Volvent :||Begin of August||Sault :||middle of August|
|Digne :||Begin of August|
Road towards Forcalquier, it belongs to Forcalquier, capital of the flavors and the scents that the Distilleries et Domaines shop of Provence settled down, at the heart of this rustic authentic Provence, between mountain and scrublands, to prepare recipes and tastes of Apéritifs and Alcohols, according to an ancestral tradition of more than 100 years: Pastis Henri Bardouin, Absinthe, Bau, Rinquinquin, Farigoule so many names which resound on the best Zing of Provence, but also to the trendiest “bartenders” of the planet.
Tasting of alcohols of the region to the distillery.
The citadel of Sisteron thrones on its rock. We call it the pearl of Haute-Provence. You can begin your route in the discovery of the city with the famous (optional) young-train. In some kilometers, in Sault, a chef took himself love for the lavender, and declines it in its dishes. The lamb and the small spelt of Sisteron are inescapable dishes of its tables, but it is its work on the lavender which the gourmets come to discover. The first served dish is a mixture of herbs of scrublands, lavender, sage, prepared in Tempura (fried in a dough with doughnuts), accompanied by an emulsion with vinegar of apple and essential oil of lavender accompanied by a cured ham of lamb. The lamb of Provence for the continuation is prepared with crisp green vegetables, accompanied with a wine sauce of blackcurrant and in the flowers of fine lavender, finally for dessert an ice cream in the unique lavender, which condenses all the freshness of the flower with the unctuousness of the creamy ice and the small crème brûlée which accompanies it, a real delight of the palace. (We recommend you this restaurant)
Near the Grand Canyon of Verdon, in the Alpes de Haute-Provence, Moustiers Marie, classified village one of the most beautiful of France, is built under the purest sky of Europe. Visit of one earthenware factory of Moustiers.
The village is between the site of Verdon Gorge which are in about twenty kilometer of the Village and the Plateau of Valensole on the Road of the Lavender.. Stroll in the village Esparron on Verdon with magnificent view on the lake Of esparron in waters emeralds (optional boat trip on the lake)
DAY 5 :Gastronomic lunch at Sault
DAY 6 :Lunch in recommended restaurants in your journey diary
2 free diners
2 housing in hotel 4 **** in the country of Gorges du Verdon
It is the meeting between Provence and the Mediterranean Sea that offers the diversity and the area(extent) of the flavors to local products: herbs, vegetables of the sun, the olive, the oil classified in AOC(PROTECTED DESIGNATION OF ORIGIN), the small olives of Nice, wines, the honey, fruits which come in fine candy store up to the flowers which join dishes in the field of the greed … Discovery of a very typical region of the back country, wilder, more mesmerizing, more mysterious.
In the crossroads of the Alps and the Mediterranean Sea, the village of Castellane is lined with lakes within the Regional Natural reserve of Verdon and the Geologic Reserve with Haute-Provence. You will appreciate the serenity of the landscapes. On the rest of the road you will be charmed by the high medieval perched villages full of charm in the shade of sweet chestnut trees offering the atmosphere of the Middle Ages with his workshops, his arches, his engraved girders, his pavements of stoneware, his historic doors and his old houses, the fountains.
You will borrow the road Napoleon up to the coast of Azure.
Continuation towards Grasse , the city of flavors visit of a perfume factory.
Grasse : Perfume Factory (Free guided tours in all the languages)are a must not miss. The activity of the world Capital of flavors is turned to the international relations with around thirty factories of flavors which send their creations all over the world. All the places of the world, the raw materials are forwarded there to be handled there
That’s why Grasse managed to make of his industry a real art, allying luxury, refinement and quality of the created or transformed products. An exceptional art, by visiting a perfume shop, you can create your own perfume during a workshop
St Paul de Vence, Marc Chagall, Montand & Signoret, Jacques Prévert… Personalities or famous couples, they made history for ever of Saint-Paul of Vence. Oppidum, baillage, border fortified town, artists city … Travel(browse) the history(story) of a village which crossed the centuries
Nice… ville de carnaval, of the beach and the sun. Surnommée Nissa the bella, the city always attracted many artists and counts of tourists. Her main symbol is Walks Englishman who lines Bay of Angels with its 5km of beaches. Right here, the relaxed rhythm of life likes as much the beauty of the city as its exceptional climate. Famous Saleya Courts and her markets will deliver you new finds and gustative feelings. Come to savor some of the culinary specialities, Socca(Chickpea pancake), or pissaladière(anchovy pie) there accompanied with wine of Bellet-AOC(PROTECTED DESIGNATION OF ORIGIN) cultivated on the hills of Nice. Flower markets, in vegetables and in fruits, fish markets so many colors lively as of scents of the South. Discover the old town – with its typical alleys and its “piazzettas” – The city reserves you some more other treasures!
Visit of the old town, the panoramic visit of Nice, the walk of the English people, the visit of the wine cellar Bianchi. Visit of the Museum Matisse and the museum Marc Chagall, the visit of the park Phoenix, the visit of the villa Massena, the visit of various museums.
Monte Carlo, these 2 magic words evoke a prestigious and dream world. Your visit will allow to discover the multiple facets of the Principality of Monaco, its exceptional site, between sea and mountain, its gardens, its sports and cultural festivities … From the highest antiquity, the Rock of Monaco was of use as refuge to the primitive populations. The history of Monaco really begins from the XIIIth century. June 10th, 1215 marks the birth of the future Principality, this day, the Genoese family of Ghibellines lay the foundations of the fortress which is the Princely Palace today.To attract it inhabitants, the first masters of the Rock granted to the newcomers of invaluable advantages: such as the concession of lands, or the exemption of tax. The history of Monaco is associated for 700 years with that of the Family Grimaldi. The Principality is sign of luxury and elegance with addresses prestigious for your shopping.
DAY 7 :Lunch in a typical firm restaurant of the Haute-Provence and its local products.
DAY 8 :Have lunch in the Golden dove (restaurant of artists) to St Paul of Vence.
Typical dinner in the old city of Nice
Free diner in Nice
2 nuits logement en hôtel 4 **** à Nice
This day is a particular stage which will lead you in Cannes, Saint Tropez (where we recommend you to taste an iced tea on the port at Sénéquier, speciality of the house).
Tasting of a tart from Saint-Tropez in a famous cake shop.Saint Tropez became St Trop from 1950, when the Parisian artistic and intellectual world, bewitched by the charm of the small port(bearing), came down(fell) to St Trop for summer. The myth became more marked with Brigitte Bardot’s arrival in the 60s, she is installed there for more than 20 years between her two villas of Madrague and the Scrubland. Since Saint Tropez became one of the favorite places of stay and relaxation of the Worldly Tout-Paris and the International Jet set. Discovery of the village and its beaches livened up in season.
Cannes La Croisette and her palace of the festival of the movie, the world-famous elegant city:
It is one of the most famous walks of the world, she follows the curve of the bay: 3 km of gardens in flowers, of standing lawns of palm trees, pines and of diverse trees up to the Port Canto.
Marseille established in 600 before JC by Greek sailors of Phocée, it is the oldest most complex, the most charming and French big city.
Marseille, European capital of the culture in 2013, is generous and cosmopolitan with its accent, its picturesque Old harbor, its fish soup and its popular folklore. Underestimated, she does not offer itself spontaneously to the visitor, we help you to know her better.
Notre-Dame de la Garde dominates and stays the up the city, Marseille , city of contrast offers an unexpected mosaic of constructions and monuments. The abbey Saint Victor who shelters the crypts which saw being born the Christendom in Provence. In all the city rise the triumphant architectures of the XIXth century witnesses of the splendor of the business of this time. The sea in your feet! You will discover the most attractive districts of Marseille with fisherman’s authentic small houses completely restored in Goudes … The valley of Auffes, Callelongue. Without forgetting the If Castle and the Iles du Frioul..
Discovery of Marseille, with its old districts, the Basket near the Old harbor, the abbey St Victor and its district, Notre Dame de la Garde and its fantastic view over the natural harbour of Marseille, patronizes throning sailors in 162m above the sea which stays up the city.
Boat trip in the If Castle and its legend of the Count of Horsemanship Cristo.
Boat trip in the creeks of Blackcurrant ( 3 creeks)
Visit of a cellar and a tasting of wines of Bandol.
Visit of an ancestral factory of household soaps
To discover the baroque and arrogant beauty of Marseille, you should not hesitate to leave the heart of the city center, every district (there is more than 100) is a small Provençal village with its church, its plane trees, its area for playing boules its small place, its stalls of flowers or fruits and vegetables (the most famous, the Panier, the Place of Lenche, the Valley of Auffes, Notre-Dame de la Garde, Julien Courts, the Pointe Rouge, Goudes, Estaque)
You will go to Estaque on Cézanne’s tracks which lived there 2 years and other painters, Dufy, Pointer, who stayed (route on foot) there without forgetting to have a rough time a frégi ” fuss ” at Magali, or ” panisses(” flat breads) of Estaque ” on the port(bearing).
Marseille it is the accent which sings, a draft marinates, a lively ” mistralé ” air without cloud, an exceptional luminosity of a transparent deep blue(bruise), creeks in turquoise blue waters, white creeks in the smells of pines overhanging the sea in the Creeks of Blackcurrant, and so many small fishing ports hidden around the city which spread out on the coast on the blue coast Niolon, the Vesse, Figuières, Méjean, until Carry le Rouet with his famous Oursinades every weekend of February and every weekend of January to Sausset pines. And if you are amateurs of villages of very typical fishermen meeting in the Crown and Carro: visit of the museum of the tuna .Vous discover to Carro games of petanque installed on the edge of the water!
DAY 9: Lunch at Master Renard (Bistronomique) in the old town of Cannes
DAY 10: Lunch without any fuss in an inn in the forest of the Soft
DAY 11: Lunch to Carry le Rouet on the port (restoring fishes)
Have dinner fish soup in Marseille 2 have dinner free in Marseille (list of restaurants advised in your file of journey)
THE PRICE DOESN’T INCLUDE:
* Your routing up to the place of the stay, and departure of the circuit
* The lunches and the dinners left with your will
* Drinks and personal spending, the extra
* The insurance cancellation / repatriation
* All which is not indicated in the column ” the price includes “
For technical reasons certain elements of the program can be modified or replaced, the circuit as well as our price lists may be modified until 30 days by the arrival, mainly according to the taxes of states and of the current tourist taxes, the similar mention and the number of participants. Indeed, the cancellation of one or several participants involves a change of price list.