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Holidays in Provence, France

Provence is the dream of France: its impossibly picturesque ville perchées seem to grow out of the rocky hills that they crown, surveying fields of lavender, vineyards and sunflowers punctuated by elegant towns, rich in history. Avignon, Arles, Aix, St Rémy, Orange - each has its own unique beauty and charm, plus some of France's finest restaurants, cultural draws (the Theatre of Orange, Avignon's cultural festival, the arena at Arles...), and plenty of opportunity to try the finest Chateauneuf du Pape, Bandol and Côtes de Ventoux in the shade of a plane tree, under the Mediterranean sun.

Of course, such a popular region offers up an almost endless variety of different holidays (as well as some great eco-friendly places to stay), from walking holidays taking in the Pont du Gard and Provence's wonderful scenery to cycling tours for foodies or exploring the South of France by rail - have a look at some of the best, and greenest, holidays in Provence below.

The incredible Pont-du-Gard

Short Cycling Escape: From Avignon to Arles, France

This trip is a short self-guided cycling trip through some of France's prettiest villages such as Saint Rémy de Provence, Les Baux de Provence, Fontvieille, Eygalières, Maussane les Alpilles, Tarascon, and Arles. Cycle at your own pace.
From 355 Euros per person based on double occupancy. Tour...

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 Vineyard estate surrounded by beautiful forest, calm and relaxing

Une Campagne en Provence, France

A special homely farming resort in the heart of Provence with delicious home made cooking fresh from the local gardens. Enjoy a relaxing and peaceful holiday in this Provençal templar estate with lovely forest walks and beautiful vineyards.
5 guestrooms: 3 large beds, 2 twins/ doubles & 3 hol homes

From 100 €

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Cycle Provence and the Luberon, France

Cycle Provence and the Luberon, France

Amid the lush colours of the lavender fields we make our way towards the majestic Mont Ventoux. Standing at almost 2000m this mountain has become legendary as one of the most gruelling climbs of the Tour de France.

From £1149.00 GBP

8 days
Various departures from March to October
Mont Ventoux

Avignon to Nice: cycling the tour, self guided

Provence is known for its pretty little villages with red tiled roofs, green, rolling hills covered in patches of lavender, and a warm, laid-back atmosphere. Though the tour is difficult, these self guided rides can still revel in Provencal sunshine

From 1,250 euros per person sharing a room. Single supplement is 615 euros.

7 nights/8 days
Various departures from May to September. The tour can be organized for private groups on any other dates (minimum size: 6).
Cycling with Cyclomundo

Cycling Upper Provence and Luberon

This six-day, self-guided bike tour allows you to explore the heart of Provence at your own pace with relatively short daily rides, allowing you to fully experience Provence rather than to just see it as you cycle from hotel to hotel.

From €995 Euros per person based on double occupancy. Tour price is dependent on current exchange rates.

6 days
Self-guided tour. Start any Sunday April through October
Cycling rest stop in Provence, France

Cycling holiday through the best of Provence

Taking in the region's vineyards, the area surrounding St Remy de Provence and the rolling hills of the Luberon, our route takes us to the very heart of Provence. >> Free Gift: mention Greentraveller on booking: An Explore Moleskin

From £895

8 days
various departures from May to October
Cycling along French river

Cycle Provence & Tuscany

Enjoy the best of European cycling on this 15 day adventure through Provence and Tuscany. Journey through Southern France on trails taking in historical sights and wine tasting and through Tuscany from Florence to Pisa

£2216

15 days
Various Saturday departures from March to October
 Village des Bories

Walking in France - Colours of Provence

Purple lavender, houses of honey-coloured stone, ochre mines, yellow sunflowers tilted towards the blue sky, silver-green olive trees, plump red tomatoes, the white chalk of towering Mont Ventoux… Walk in Provence and delight in its colours.

From £972 (including rail) based on two people sharing

6 Days
Various departures from March to October
Villefranche

Walking the French Riviera - Along the Côte d’Azur

Wander the Belle Époque palaces of the the French Riviera, resplendent villas and gardens, and exquisite works of art – as you enjoy a variety of coastal walks while discovering the unspoiled and unobtrusive attractions of the Côte d’Azur.

from £715pp (from £925pp by rail) based on 2 people sharing

7 days
Various departures from March to November
Incredible ochre colours of the Luberon

Walking in France - Hill-Top Villages of the Luberon

Beneath the dense forest and bare limestone cliffs of the imposing Luberon Massif lies a sunny, undulating plain. Here, between the Alps and the Mediterranean, you are in the very heart of Provence, perfect for a hotel to hotel self guided walk.

From £1125 per person (from £1360pp inc rail) based on 2 people sharing

7 nights, 8 days
Various departures from March-July & September-October
Enjoy spectacular views of the Provençal scenery

Landscapes of the Luberon Walk, France

A heady mix of lavender, wild herbs, olives and colourful flowers awaits as you stroll through the timeless Luberon landscape between hotels to discover beautiful perched villages, dazzling ochre cliffs, wonderful regional cuisine and fine wines.

Tour only from £1099. Quote GT1234 when you book and receive a free bottle of champagne per booking!

9 days
Departures every two days year around
Upper Provence cycling

Cycling Jaunt through Upper Provence and Luberon

From the sharp peaks of the Dentelles-de-Montmirail to the heights of Mont Ventoux you’ll ride on this self-guided jaunt from hotel to hotel, finishing in the rolling heights of the Luberon.

From 740 euros per person sharing a room. Tour price is dependent on exchange rates.

4 days
Start any Tuesday April through October
Cyclist pausing in front of the mountains

Bike to the Sea and See Cassis, Provence

Cassis is a small and colorful jewel of the Mediterranean and one of the last working fishing ports. On this self-guided cycling tour, set your own pace as you leave Avignon and explore the French landscape that inspired Cezanne and Van Gogh.

From 900 Euros per person based on double occupancy for the self-guided option. Tour price is dependent on time of season and current exchange rates.

8 days
Self-guided trip: Start any day April through October.
mid cycle rest

Mont Ventoux Cycling Weekend, France

Fully supported road cycling weekend where, after warm up rides, we will tackle the climb from Bedoin, passing the Tommy Simpson memorial along the way. This is the most famous and toughest route and a must-do summit for any Tour aficionados.

From 569.00 GBP

4 days
Various Thursday departures from July to September
Cycling along the river bank.

Cycle Provence: Avignon to Arles

A bike ride through Southern France, an idyllic blend of scenic trails, historical sights & wine tasting. Visit the gardens of St Remy, where Vincent van Gogh worked, savour regional red wines at Avignon vineyard and cycle through lavender fields.

£1164

8 days
Various Saturday departures from April to October
Active holidays in Provence, France

Classic road cycling holiday in Provence

A beautiful road cycling holiday to Provence - one of France's most popular regions. With its diverse landscape, ranging from snow-capped mountains, pancake-flat lavender plains and a stunningly beautiful coastline it’s not difficult to see why.

from £1375 (based on two people sharing)

8 days
Various departures year around
Cycling holidays through the Provence, France

Cycling Holiday in Provence, France

This cycling holiday combines the beautiful Provence landscapes with historical towns and cities. Our cycling takes us from the town of Orange through St Laurent, past the famous aqueduct, Pont de Gard and to the coast at Ste-Marie-de-la-Mer.

£730 (based on two people sharing)

8 days
Departures on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, from April to October.
Self guided walking holidays in France

Walking in France - To the Pont du Gard in Provence

Embark on this relaxing self-guided walking holiday from hotel to hotel following attractive paths through Mediterranean landscapes, where the air is perfumed with the scent of herbs, and buzzards and falcons soar overhead.

From £1050pp (from £1270pp inc rail) based on 2 people sharing

5 days, 6 nights
Various departures from March-Jun & September to October; start Mon-Sat (May-Oct), Tue-Sat all other dates
The incredible Pont-du-Gard

Short Cycling Escape: From Avignon to Arles, France

This trip is a short self-guided cycling trip through some of France's prettiest villages such as Saint Rémy de Provence, Les Baux de Provence, Fontvieille, Eygalières, Maussane les Alpilles, Tarascon, and Arles. Cycle at your own pace.

From 355 Euros per person based on double occupancy. Tour price is dependent on time of season and current exchange rates.

3 days
Self-guided trip: Start any day except Sunday April through October.
Marseille by First Class rail on daytime trains

Marseille by First Class rail on daytime trains

Enjoy a 5-day break by First Class Rail staying at the 4-star Grand Hotel Beauvau, a great base from which to explore this diverse French city.

From £525 per person (based on two people travelling together)

5 days
Tailor made to your specifications and requirements
Taste the finest food on this gastronomy tour

Provence Self-Guided Cycling Tour: Gastronomic Provence

As a gourmet cyclist, you'll love this French tour. Cycle through Drôme and Provence at your own pace, burning off calories before indulging in delicious meals prepared with love (accompanied by tasty local wine!) and stay in charming local hotels.

From 1020 Euros per person based on double occupancy. Tour price is dependent on time of season and current exchange rates.

8 days
Self-guided trip: Start any Saturday from April to October.
Cycling through Provence as the sun sets

Self-Guided Biking Holiday in the Arles Countryside, France

Explore the Alpilles region with its cypresses and olive trees, the well-preserved Pont-du-Gard and Arles Theater as you cycle through it all at your own pace, visiting abbeys, castles, gardens, vineyards, and enjoying local hospitality, food & wine.

From 620 Euros per person based on double occupancy. Tour price is dependent on time of season and current exchange rates.

6 days
Self-guided trip: Start any day April through October.
Cycling through the verdant landscapes of Provence

Vineyards of Vaucluse Cycling, France

Easy unspoilt self guided cycling, interest-packed routes on Provençal plains and foothills from hotel to hotel. Colourful Provençal markets, numerous wine festivals, some of the prettiest villages in France and delicious food and wine.

From £1252 tour only. Quote GT1234 when you book and receive a free bottle of champagne per booking!

9 days
Departures every two days all year around
Pedalling through poppy fields

Provence Cycle Tour: Luberon, Alpilles, and Côtes-du-Rhône

This self-guided bicycle trip takes you to the best-known sites of Provence like Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Saint-Remy, Les Baux, Tarascon, Arles, Gordes, and Rousillon. Discover them at your own pace, on a bicycle, away from traffic and on quiet roads.

From 880 Euros per person based on double occupancy. Tour price is dependent on time of season and current exchange rates.

8 days
Self-guided trip: Start any day April through October.
Rhone Cruise

Rhone Cruise, France

Discover beautiful vineyards and historic old towns as you cruise along the River Rhone on the MS Bellefleur.

From £1595

8 days
Various departure from April to October
Traditional vehicles on the streets of France

Cycling in France - Impressions of the Camargue

Discover two distinct landscapes on two wheels – Provence’s olive groves and sunflowers; and the Camargue’s unique wetlands – combined with Roman and medieval monuments and a wealth of birds, including flamingos, make for a fascinating holiday.

From £790 per person (from £945pp inc rail)

6 nights, 7 days
Various departures from March-July & September-October
Walking into the valleys of Provence

Highlights of Provence, France

Greoux les Bains offers the perfect base for a walking holiday to explore the region with a mixture of walks directly from the hotel or following a short private bus transfer. See the bustling market town of Forcalquier and the dramatic Verdon Gorge.

From £1029 GBP

8 days
Various Saturday departures from May to Oct