Provence & Southeast France
Famous for delightful hilltop villages, distinct cuisine and rich history, Provence is a diverse region with plenty to offer.
Discover Roman history, visit the Palace of the Popes and follow in Van Gogh's footsteps in this charming region. Our Provence tours make it easy for you to discover one of the most visited regions of France.
Explore the historic Avignon known for the Palace of Popes. Visit the historic Pont du Gard or enjoy a panoramic tour of the lavender fields in Luberon during summer. Stay in one of our comfortable hotels in Provence located in Avignon, Aix-en-Provence and Saint-Remy-de-Provence.
Boarding the Mediterranean, combining luxury, beauty and stunning shades of blue is the fabulous French Riviera. Known worldwide as the coastal retreat of the rich and famous, the French Riviera offers a multitude of wonders ranging from mountain-top villages to golden beaches. Marseille delights visitors with its swanky museums and yachtfilled docks, St. Tropez with its sandy beaches and hot night life, and of course Cannes with its elegant architecture and vibrant party scene. The charm of the French Riviera doesn’t stop there though. Beyond the glitz and glam, historical and cultural treasures await curious travellers, including Nice’s Vielle Ville (Old Town) and Le Negresco with its collection of over 6,000 artefacts.
From breathtaking countryside to vibrant, bustling cities, the Rhone Valley offers a wide array of exciting experiences sure to delight travellers looking to immerse in France’s wine industry, rich culture and proud history. The region stretches from the grand city of Lyon, France’s third largest city, to the north of the town of Orange in Provence, the very same span of land where armies during Charlemagne’s time traversed France from north to south and vice versa.
When to visit
The PROVENCE & SOUTHEAST OF FRANCE can be visited all year long. With a mild climate, you will enjoy a really nice weather from March through to October with hotter months being July and August.
The RHONE VALLEY has a similar climate - except when you get close to the beautiful Alps mountain range you may encounter a cooler weather.
Some popular Provence & Southeast France Packages
The beautiful Anjodi cruises along the Canal du Midi, a 330-year-old canal with UNESCO World Heritage status. Your cruise includes private wine tasting and tour of Carcassone.
Enchante is an elegant, two-level luxury hotel barge that cruises along the Canal du Midi from Trebes to Salleles d'Aude. She was built in 1958 as a trading barge and converted as a hotel barge in 2009.
Hotel Barge Rosa takes you on a breathtaking odyssey along the calmer canals of southwest France. This premier class cruise includes tour and wine tasting in Saint Emilion and visit to the impressive Château de Duras.
Experience the light and airy features of the 12-passenger barge L'Impressionniste as you cruise the stunning landscapes of Burgundy. Your cruising holiday includes castle visits and wine tastings in the cellars of renowned Burgundy Domaines.
Bespoke Small Groups of 12-16 guests means bigger experiences. Explore the sun-drenched region of southern France on this 9-day, small group tour from Bordeaux to Sain-Remy-de-Provence. Visit the wine regions of Bordeaux and Provence, relax on the beaches of Biarritz, discover some of the most picturesque villages of Dordogne and marvel at the walled city of Carcassonne.
La Belle Epoque was built in Netherlands in 1930 carrying timber from Burgundy to Paris. She was renovated and converted to a luxury hotel barge in 1995. She now cruises from Veneray-les-Laumes to Tanlay through the lovely Burgundy Canal.
Treat yourself to a wonderful experience on board Athos, a first-class hotel barge cruising through the Canal du Midi. Savour delicious wines and gourmet dishes prepared by an expert chef. Venture to the spectacular towns and villages of Carcassonne, Minerve, Capestang, Narbonne, Portiragnes, and Marseillan.
Discover the charm and beauty of Upper Loire and Western Burgundy as you cruise along Canal de Briare and the Loire River aboard Renaissance. Both regions are stepped in history, culture and picturesque scenery that will surely charm first-time and returning visitors.