Includes: Private transportation and English speaking tour guide, admission fees in castle of Les Baux, visit to olive oil mill, parking and tolls.
Note: Order of visits may be modified due to a lack of availability at certain hours of the day. Many variations on this tour are available upon request. Inquire for more information.
Enjoy a private shore excursion from Marseille with your private English speaking tour guide to some of the most beautiful places in Provence. Les Baux-de-Provence is famous for its medieval hilltop castle and village carved right out of the cliff face. Cars are banned from the steep, winding streets, so you will have a brisk walk up the hill to the sights.
In the afternoon, you will drive towards the beautiful Senanque Abbey, considered one of the purest examples of Cistercian architecture. Today, a community of Cistercian monks still lives in this 12th century abbey. We’ll stop for a photo here before continuing on to Gordes, a beautiful medieval village with stone houses perched on the hillside. Gordes is right on the Lavender Trail, transformed with fragrant purple blossoms in July and August.
Your private tour in Provence concludes with a tour of an olive oil mill next to Gordes. The family-owned business offers a wide selection of Provencal specialties in addition to besides their homemade olive oil and assorted derivative products, including olive oil cosmetics. The family is very rooted in local traditions and is extremely welcoming. You will get a tour of the facility and get to sample the wares. A tasty ending to a beautiful shore excursion!