Walking Holidays in Provence
Lazy days among picture-postcard surroundings is the way of life in Provence, a destination best discovered at a languid pace with frequent stops to admire the views. With quaint plazas and magnificent medieval structures, fields of lavender and friendly locals engaged in games of pétanque, the region's sights and scenery, stretching from the River Rhône to the borders of Italy, is best explored on foot.
Whether hiking to the summit of mountain peaks or taking leisurely strolls through Provençal countryside that inspired such artists like Van Gogh and Matisse, the vistas across this popular region are truly captivating. An array of walking trails – ranging from the easy to the advanced – provide the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of these great artists, even travelling into St Remy where Van Gogh created a series of renowned masterpieces. The region has held a compelling magnetism for painters, poets, and writers for centuries, and on a walking holiday in Provence's countryside, with its scattering of villages and towns, it’s easy to see why.
From country to coast
While images of colourful flower fields and sleepy towns are iconic scenes here, heading away from the country towards the Mediterranean coast and the Cote d’Azur presents a whole new perspective of southern France. Lively harbour towns and rugged coastlines mingle with medieval villages and pristine beaches to transport visitors to what feels like an alternate France, while bars and restaurants serve tempting snacks to sustain gentle walks along the Provençal coast. From bustling Marseilles and St Tropez to demure Aix-en-Provence and the peaks of the Luberon mountains, discovering Provence on a walking tour is relaxed and idyllic.
5 Matching Holidays
Luxury Walking in the Luberon
Prestigious hotels, beautiful hilltop villages, stunning views of the Alps and Mediterranean Sea
If you need to pick one place in Provence that grouped the most stunning perched villages, landscapes and walking trails, it would be here in the Luberon. Made famous by Peter Mayle’s books ‘A Year in Provence’ and ‘A Good Year’ we have...
Mountains to Med Walk
From mountain trails, through olive groves to the warm sea of the Mediterranean
From the area known locally as the “Marvels”, this path takes you on a journey of discovery through mountain villages, fascinating in their variety, culture and richness of history. You will be passing from mountain scenery through an area with...
Provence Wine Trails - Châteauneuf du Pape
Easy walking through stunning vineyards
Châteauneuf du Pape is southern France’s most prestigious wine village: a small village of only 2000 people. Grapes have been grown here for 700 years and the best way to discover these vineyards is by foot, strolling between the gnarled vines...
Provence Prestige à Pied
Scented pines and dazzling skies
Wander through pretty village squares, past vineyards and fields of sunflowers, over remote hill sides and along canal towpaths with the smell of wild herbs in the air. Charming accommodation adds a touch of luxury to the delights of...
Pristine coastline and untouched islands
The Côte d’Azur boasts some of the most untamed coastline along the Mediterranean, and the island of Port Cros is a paradise of cork oaks and walking paths. Explore some of the best kept secrets of the Riviera: spectacular...