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Dream of Provence

Andéol domain in Provence Gordes Villages in the Luberon Lavender field

Saint-Saturnin-lès-Apt - Gordes - Saint-Saturnin-lès-Apt - Ménerbes - Saint-Saturnin-lès-Apt -

4 days
The Domain of Andéols is an ideal stopover of Lubéron, which includes their nine houses, combined with the comfort of the modernism that is the most wanted in a paradise setting...
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Dream of Provence


The Domain of Andéols is an ideal stopover of Lubéron, which includes their nine houses, combined with the comfort of the modernism that is the most wanted in a paradise setting. During your visit, from perched villages in Abbey, scenic trails in the lavender fields… let yourself seduced by the beauties skillfully assembled, such as the greatest artists Van Gogh, Picasso or Chagall.

Day 1 Saint-Saturnin-lès-Apt

You arrive to the Marseille airport or by TGV to the Avignon station, we are happy to welcome you and drive you to your luxury hotel, located in the Lubéron, in theheart of Provence.
The Domain of Andéols is 9 luxurious independent houses, bathed in the light of Provence, is a warm and original of nine universes. Opening onto the nature which invites you to enjoy every moment that passes.
Upon arrival, you are enveloped by the warmth of this original family home where you celebrate your arrival with a glass of champagne.
Before reaching the table of Alain Ducasse, sublimely drawn outdoors, surrounded by olive trees and scents of herbs and flowers, to enjoy gourmet cuisine where the flavors and scents of Provence  gather the seasons, may be you choose to enjoy the magic of the surrounding landscape or you choose to unwind in the outdoor pool.

Accommodation : DOMAINE DES ANDEOLS HOTEL****


Day 2 Saint-Saturnin-lès-Apt - Gordes - Saint-Saturnin-lès-Apt

To start the day, take time to enjoy a hearty breakfast on the terrace of your hotel, facing the warm morning sun of Provence.

Then we take you to visit Gordes, who received the distinction of "most beautiful villages in France". Arrival at Gordes, you will be surprised by the imposing grandeur of the castle which is now the Pol Mara museum, famous Flemish painter resident and the church that dominate this hilltop village, clinging to the rock.

The walk through the maze of cobbled streets lined with tall houses that pleases you.
Not far from the famous Bories village, ranked as historic monument in 1977, invites you to travel back in time. This village, with their bread ovens, their sheep, their wine tanks, has the highest concentration of dry stone habitats, whose origin dates back to the Bronze Age and the most recent constructions in the 18th century.

And then a little further, get ready to an extraordinary, magical meet and a great moment of emotion. Isolated in a landscape of scrub, your road leads to one of the most beautiful Romanesque Abbey of Provence, Senanque Abbey. Majestically erect behind its lavender fields, this place of prayer is still inhabited by a community of Cistercian monks who offers their visitors the opportunity to visit the building. The monks cultivate lavender and produce honey that you can find on sale in the Abbey. Depending on your arrival time, you have the opportunity to attend the prayer.
The lunchtime approaching, we can reserve a table in a restaurant very typical of the region.

Then you visit a site where erosion has glowing some fabulous landscapes formed nearly 4 km, Colorado Provençal named for its variety of shapes and colors. By the paths of the old ocher quarries operated until 1990, you will find sites that beauty is the combined result of man and nature.
With theirs narrow streets where potters and artists exhibit their creations, nested houses, whitewashed facades of colored ocher, Roussillon seduces you!

Since the castrum, the show offers a panoramic view of the Mont Ventoux, the Grand Luberon and the village of Gordes.
The "Conservatory of ochres and pigments applied" occupies Mathieu factory that once turned ocher quarried nearby. It explains the production of pigment used for paints and washes and also allows you to discover what the country’s industrial adventure was.

Outside the village, you take the Ochre Trail, laid out and marked for a walk of 30 minutes or one hour, which leads you in the middle of a series of magnificent sites carved by water, wind and the hand of man. Discovery of a unique natural heritage, which helps you understand the different stages of the extraction of ocher, used since prehistoric times while contemplating landscapes of exceptional beauty.

 


Accommodation : DOMAINE DES ANDEOLS HOTEL****


Day 3 Saint-Saturnin-lès-Apt - Ménerbes - Saint-Saturnin-lès-Apt

After breakfast, your driver will take you to discover the landscapes that inspired Peter Mayle, among fields of lavender and hilltop villages. Many of them are classified as "most beautiful villages of France" like Ménerbes where you may be lucky enough to share a moment with the writer who resides not far from the charming village. Depending on the period of your stay, maybe you will leave with his autographed book.
Then you travel to the heart of lavender fields in bloom (do not forget the lavender bloom from late June to mid-August, with a slight shift depending on the year).

You made a stop at some producers that make you a visit of their farm.



Accommodation  : DOMAINE DES ANDEOLS HOTEL****

 


Day 4 Saint-Saturnin-lès-Apt

You may choose to extend your stay in Provence or in another beautiful region of France.
Whatever your program, take the time to enjoy your breakfast at the hotel, we take care of your transfer to the Avignon station or Marseille airport.

 

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