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From Aix-En-Provence: Cezanne Countryside Half-Day Wine Tasting Tour

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  • Final call for all wine lovers! Hop on a comfortable AC bus and begin with a scenic drive through Sainte-Victoire Mountain's rolling hills and picturesque vineyards.
  • With a small group, visit 2 prominent wineries in the region where you'll meet wine experts and taste full-bodied red and white wines.
  • See firsthand how the Cezanne Countryside inspired Paul Cezanne's iconic paintings, such as "The Card Players," shaping his artistic legacy.
  • Select your preferred tour time—morning or afternoon—to align with your schedule and personal preferences.

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  • 3.5-hour morning/afternoon wine tour in Cezanne
  • Round-trip transfers from Aix-en-Provence
  • English & French-speaking driver-guide
  • Small group tour (up to 8 people)
  • Explore Sainte-Victoire Mountain, Cezanne's Muse
  • Discover Côtes de Provence Wines
  • Wine Tastings at 2 Estates within the Appellation
  • Tip: In between each glass, take some sips of water and swirl it around in your mouth. This helps to “reset” your palate, so you can taste your next wine better.
  • This experience is not accessible by wheelchair and pram/strollers.
  • Due to venue restrictions, pets cannot tag along for this experience.
  • Oversized luggage is not allowed in this experience.
  • Safety is a priority so this experience is restricted for guests under the age of 4 years.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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From Avignon: Half-Day Wine Tour in Chateauneuf du Pape

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  • Go on a wine-tasting tour in Chateauneuf du Pape to uncover its storied winemaking legacy, traveling in an 8-seater AC minivan.
  • It's time to savor wines! Experience the flavors of the region at 2 famous wineries, engaging all of your five senses.
  • Discover how grape varieties like Grenache, Cinsault, and Counoise thrive in the fertile soils with insights from your driver-guide and wine experts.
  • Pause at the ruins of the Pope's summer residence and take in the breathtaking panoramic view of the Rhône River valley and the surrounding hill ranges.
  • Choose your preferred tour time, either in the morning or afternoon, to suit your schedule and preferences, or take the full-day tour to experience more.

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  • Morning or afternoon wine tour in Chateauneuf du Pape
  • English or French-speaking driver-guide
  • Transportation in an 8-seater AC minivan
  • 2 wine tastings
  • Afternoon wine tour (optional)
  • Full-day Chateauneuf du Pape and Luberon wine-tasting tour (optional)
  • Tip: Hold the wine glass by the stem rather than the bowl. This prevents your hand from warming the wine and altering its temperature.
  • This experience is not accessible by wheelchair and pram/strollers.
  • Due to venue restrictions, pets cannot tag along for this experience.
  • Oversized luggage is not allowed in this experience.
  • Safety is a priority so this experience is restricted for guests under the age of 3 years.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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From Avignon: Full-Day Châteauneuf du Pape and Luberon Wine Tasting Tour

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  • Hop aboard a comfortable AC minivan and embark on a wine-tasting journey through the vineyards of Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Luberon, guided by a knowledgeable driver.
  • Enjoy sampling local wines during tasting sessions at renowned vineyards, while learning about the wine-making process from expert vintners.
  • Enjoy a beautiful drive through the scenic beautiful village of Gordes and make pit stops to explore at your leisure.
  • Take a peek at Pont Julien, an ancient Roman bridge, and cruise through Lacoste village, catching a glimpse of the Marquis de Sade's castle ruins.
  • Perched on the Pope's summer residence, marvel at the view over the Rhône—perhaps where His Holiness pondered life's mysteries.

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  • Wine tour in Châteauneuf du Pape
  • 8-seater AC minivan
  • Driver-guide in English and French
  • 2 wine astings in Chateauneuf du Pape
  • Tip: Before taking a sip, gently swirl the wine in your glass to release its aromas. Then, take a moment to inhale deeply and appreciate the wine's bouquet.
  • This experience is not accessible by wheelchair and pram/strollers.
  • Due to venue restrictions, pets cannot tag along for this experience.
  • Oversized luggage is not allowed in this experience.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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From Marseille: Full-Day Wine Tasting Tour of Bandol & Cassis

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  • Wine aficionados, this tour is for you! Dive into an immersive full-day tour unfolding Provence's Art de Vivre, from historic Bandol to charming Cassis as you indulge in wine tastings.
  • Enjoy a round-trip minibus transfer on a comfortable AC vehicle, ready to unravel Provence's secrets and stories, on a small group tour.
  • Indulge in exquisite wine tastings, exploring Bandol's celebrated rosés and Cassis' rare white wines in private cellars.
  • Discover the medieval allure of Le Castellet, a hilltop village offering panoramic vineyard views, named after its transformed castle-turned-town hall, which holds treasures of the past.
  • Cassis awaits with its charming fishermen's port, a striking series of coastal inlets - the Calanques, and a rare treat of local white wines.

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  • Full-day tour of Bandol & Cassis
  • Round-trip minibus transfers
  • 2 wine tastings
  • Small group of 8 people
  • Tip: Look out for the unique labels on Bandol wines. The vineyards in this region have a tradition of interesting artwork on their bottles.
  • A minimum of 2 participants is required for a tour. If the count is not met, the tour might get canceled.
  • Safety is a priority so this experience is restricted for guests under the age of 3 years.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Provence uncorked: Guide to the ultimate wine tour experience

Provence, a region in southeastern France, is one of the most breathtaking areas in the country, filled with acres of beautiful vineyards producing a variety of local wines. These centuries-old vineyards often host tours on their properties, which allow you the opportunity to spend the day learning about the wine-making process and tasting many different types of wines.

Read on to learn about what to expect from a wine tour in the Provence region of France.

Why take a wine tour in Provence?

Wine Tours in Provence
  • A wine too many: Provence is known for producing a wide range of wines, including refreshing rosés, robust reds, and crisp whites. A wine tour allows you to sample this diverse array of wines, catering to different preferences and palates.
  • It’s in the craft: Wine is deeply ingrained in Provencal culture, and a wine tour offers a glimpse into the local way of life. You'll have the opportunity to interact with winemakers, learn about their craft, and gain insights into the cultural significance of wine in Provence.
  • Keeping it authentic: Visiting wineries and vineyards gives you the chance to taste wines at the source, often straight from the barrel or tank. This authentic tasting experience allows you to appreciate the nuances of Provencal wines and gain a deeper understanding of their flavours and aromas.
  • Master of all vines: Many wine tours in Provence are led by knowledgeable guides or sommeliers who provide valuable insights into the region's wines, and winemaking practices. Their expertise enhances the tasting experience and allows you to learn more about wine in an engaging and informative way.
  • Pairing it up: Provence is renowned for its delicious cuisine, and many wine tours offer opportunities to pair wines with local foods. Whether it's enjoying a gourmet meal at a vineyard or sampling regional delicacies at a winery, the culinary aspect adds another dimension to the wine tour experience.

Highlights of a wine tour in Provence

Wine Tours in Provence

The rosy Marseille charm

Begin your journey in Marseille and explore the ancient Bandol wine region, renowned for its fruity rosés dating back to Roman times. Visit a private cellar for a tasting and indulge in Provencal cuisine in Le Castellet's medieval village.

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Sea-soaked Cassis

Go to Cassis, where vineyards merge with the sea, and explore its picturesque Calanques. Sample local white wines amidst stunning natural landscapes, enhancing the village's charm. Conclude the tour with memories of a perfect blend of wine, history, and nature.

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The drive along the vines

Delight in a half-day tour amidst the scenic Sainte-Victoire Mountain, a muse for Cézanne. Journey through Côtes de Provence Sainte-Victoire vineyards, tasting exquisite wines amid breathtaking vistas, all chauffeured in comfort and guided by an English-speaking driver.

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The reds & the rosés

Visit 2 wine estates within Côtes de Provence, indulging in reds and rosés while immersing in terroir knowledge. Enjoy wine tastings amidst vineyards, with morning and afternoon tour options available for convenience.

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The wines & the ruins:

Join a small group tour to Châteauneuf-du-Pape, experiencing its renowned red and white wines. Marvel at ancient castle remnants and enjoy panoramic views – sample wines at select village cellars, guided by English-speaking experts.

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The medieval village aesthetic

Discover Provence's highlights, including Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Luberon villages, aboard a comfortable minivan. Visit Gordes and Roussillon for medieval charm and panoramic views. Taste local wines at Châteauneuf-du-Pape vineyards, enriched with historical insights.

Pick the wine tour best for you

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From Aix-En-Provence: Cezanne Countryside Half-Day Wine Tasting Tour
Aix-En-Provence - Sainte-Victoire Mountain: 16 km
Sainte-Victoire Mountain, Cezanne's muse, and Côtes de Provence wines with tastings at 2 estates.
3 hours 30 minutes
From Avignon: Half-Day Wine Tour in Chateauneuf du Pape
Avignon - Châteauneuf du Pape: 17 km
Morning or afternoon wine tour in Chateauneuf du Pape and sightseeing drive around Rhône Valley.
4 hours
From Avignon: Full-Day Châteauneuf du Pape and Luberon Wine Tasting Tour
Avignon - Luberon: 58 km
Two wine tastings in Chateauneuf du Pape and drive to the village of Roussillon and Gordes.
10 hours
From Marseille: Full-Day Wine Tasting Tour of Bandol & Cassis
Marseille - Bandol: 53 km
Full-day tour of Bandol & Cassis, 2 wine tastings at a private cellar, and sightseeing in the village of Le Castellet.
8 hours

Plan your wine tour in Provence

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Wine Tours in Provence
  • Timings: 
    Morning / full-day tour: 9am onwards
    Afternoon tour: 1:30pm - 2pm onwards
  • Tour duration: 
    Half-day tours: 3-4 hours
    Full-day tours: 8-10 hours
  • Closed On: Open year-round, except every Sunday during the winter months of November to March
  • Best Time To Visit: The summer months between May to September are the best time to visit vineyards if you want to experience lush greenery and vineyard landscapes in full bloom. However, these are also the busiest times for vineyards in Provence, so you can expect your tour to be full and you may encounter multiple tour groups. September to October are also harvest months, which tend to be more crowded. 

Meeting point:

  • Departure from Aix en Provence: 300 Av. Giuseppe Verdi, 13100 Aix-en-Provence, France.
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  • Departure from Marseille: Radisson Blu, 38 Quai de Rive Neuve, Marseille.
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  • Departure from Avignon: 41 Cr Jean Jaurès, 84000 Avignon, France.
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Wine Tours in Provence
  • Nearest Metro Stop:
    Marseille: Vieux Port
  • Nearest Train Stop:
    Aix-en-Provence: Aix-en-Provence City Centre Train Station | Avignon: Avignon center station
  • Nearest Bus Stop:
    Aix-en-Provence: Aix-en-Provence coach station | Marseille: Quai de Rive Neuve
  • By Car: Aix-en-Provence city centre and Radisson Blu, Marseille is located a mere 25-minute drive away from Marseille Provence Airport.
  • Car Parking:
    Aix-en-Provence: You can park your vehicle at the Rotonde car park or public car parks in the area.
    Marseille: Parking Indigo Marseille Vieux Port La Criée is the closest car park to the meeting point, a mere 90 meters away.
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  • Pets are not permitted to join guests on the winery tours. 
  • Children under 3 years of age are not allowed on the tour. 
  • A minimum of 2 participants is required to conduct a tour, without which the tour might be cancelled or rescheduled.  
  • Pregnant women are welcome on the tour, however will not be served any wine during the wine tastings. 
  • Oversized bags and luggage are not allowed on the tour. 
  • Tours can be cancelled up to 24 hours before the departure time. 
Wine Tours in Provence
  • Transport: Transportation will be arranged from the meeting point to the vineyard in an AC shuttle/ minivan.
  • Guide: The English-French-speaking driver/guide will share the history of the places you drive through on your way to the tour. A wine-tasting guide will be assigned by the winery. 
  • Group Tour: The tour will consist of a group of a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 8 people. 
  • Wine tastings: As part of your tour, you will get an opportunity to try various varieties of wines. There is usually a snack tray accompanying the wine tasting. 
  • Washrooms: All wineries have a restroom on the property. 
Wine Tours in Provence
  • Le Pont de l’Orme, Malaucène: This no-fuss restaurant is run by a family out of their backyard. Enjoy traditional provençal cuisine with a light Mediterranean touch. 
  • Chez Thomé, Aix-en-Provence: Enjoy simple yet luxuriant classics, such as foie gras salads and smoked duck breast, in the middle of the picturesque garden under the shade of enormous trees. 
  • L’Agape, Avignon: This gastro-pub is highly popular and may require reservations before your visit. Expect traditional French gastronomy with experimental tasting menus.
Wine Tours in Provence
  • Montagne Sainte-Victoire: This breathtaking mountain range was a muse for the post-impressionist artist Paul Cézanne, who captured its beauty in numerous paintings from 1880 to 1883.
  • Pont du Gard: This UNESCO World Heritage Site boasts of aqueducts built 2000 years ago.
  • Musée Angladon: This art museum houses paintings, drawings & sculptures by legendary artists showcased in an 18th-century mansion.

Visitor Tips

  • We recommend that you arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before departure time. 
  • Do wear comfortable shoes as the wine tour will involve a lot of walking. 
  • It is advisable to avoid strong perfumes or colognes that could interfere with wine tasting.
  • Handle wine glasses by the stem to avoid warming the wine with your hands or leaving fingerprints on the bowl. 
  • Rinse your glass with water between tastings or whenever you can to cleanse your palate.
  • Most wine tours are not accessible by wheelchair users and children above 3 years who require a pram or stroller. 
  • If you’re tasting multiple wines, consider having some plain crackers or bread to cleanse your palate between sips.

All your questions about wine tour in Provence answered

Can I purchase wine directly from the wineries we visit?

Yes, it is encouraged that you support the wineries on your tour, so you are most welcome to purchase bottles of wine from the winery.

Are there any hidden gem wineries off the beaten path that are recommended for visiting?

Chateau de Mazan and Chateau de la Gardin are some off-beat wineries you could consider visiting.

Can I explore the vineyards on foot or by bicycle as part of the tour?

Yes, most of the vineyard tours are conducted on foot. While you can explore the vineyards at your own pace on a bicycle, note that this is not part of the tour.

Are there any vineyard accommodations or wine-themed hotels where I can stay during my tour?

There are numerous vineyard accommodation options such as Château Saint-Roux or Domaine de Fontenille you could explore. However, these are not part of the tour.

Are there specific wine festivals or events in Provence that I shouldn't miss?

The summer seasons in Provence are bustling with wine events every day of the week, including tastings, wine and dine events, blind tasting workshops, and live music nights with wine pairings, to name a few.

What food pairings are recommended for Provence wines?

Try pairing your wine with olives, Pissaladière (ancient pizza prototype) or cheese for a well-balanced flavor.

Are there opportunities to meet and speak with winemakers during tours?

The wine tours are conducted by wine guides who work closely with the winemakers. However, if the winemakers are available and not too busy, except perhaps during the harvest season, you can request to meet them.

Can I find any wine-related souvenirs or gifts unique to Provence?

The best gift you could purchase would be a wine bottle unique to the Provence region, as each wine region in France has its unique flavour of red, white or rosé wine.

Are there any wine-related workshops or classes available for visitors in Provence?

Yes, Provence is full of blind wine-tasting workshops, wine-blending workshops, and wine-making classes that you can attend.