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Provence Prestige à Pied Provence
Provence Prestige à Pied
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 walking in Provence.
This holiday includes taxi transfers and a day trip forming a loop that can’t be shown on the map below. Consequently the outline is approximate and for a rough indication only. Please call for more details.
- Wonderful fortified city of Avignon
- Magnificent Pont du Gard Aqueduct
- Walks through scented pines, vineyards and fields of sunflowers
- Dinner at Michelin Star restaurant in Les Beaux
- Luxury accommodation and gourmet food
You can choose to begin this holiday on any day of the week. This holiday is not available during July and August as many paths can be closed due to the risk of fire.
Itinerary & Hotels
Arrival Avignon day 1
Arrive at the luxurious Hostellerie la Magnaneraie in the suburbs of old Villeneuve-les-Avignon. Explore the old village centre or relax in the hotel garden by the pool. Dinner tonight will be in the hotel restaurant Le Mûrier, a gastronomic institution in Avignon!
Hostellerie la Magnaneraie
The La Magnaneraie Avignon is a former 15th century country-house located on the colourful heights of the historical village of Villeneuve-Les-Avignon and just 5 minutes from Avignon at the gates of the famous city of the Popes.
Hostellerie La Magnaneraie offers stylish and relaxing settings. The hotel features 32 rooms and suites with thematic interior design. The alleys of the garden are planted with trees and they look out onto the Abbey and Fort St André.
Gourmet evening meals can be savoured on the restaurant's terrace upon reservation.
The hotel also offers a swimming pool, bicycle rental service and massages upon request.
- Swimming pool - heated
- Room service
- There is free uncovered parking, with covered parking available at a small charge
Excellent restaurant offering a typically provençal menu.
Rémoulins to Collias day 2
Transfer to Rémoulins and start your walk by crossing the river to reach the magnificent Pont du Gard. Take time to explore this Roman monument before continuing on to Collias and Hostellerie le Castellas, which has a secluded outdoor pool and gourmet restaurant as listed in the Michelin Guide.
Hostellerie Le Castellas
Hotel Le Castellas, a 17th century residence, is located on a small street in the heart of the village of Collias. Drawing on the placement of the houses, Madame Aparis has succeeded in turning the enclosed courtyard into an oasis of greenery, a garden a la Monet with a small swimming pool like a Roman bath tucked away creating a restful place for reading while relaxing on a lounge chair. From art deco to modern art and even Baroque art, each of the 13 guestrooms and suites in the Hostellerie Le Castellas will take you on an artistic journey through time. They are all decorated with originality and flair.
- Gastronomic restaurant
- Small outdoor pool
- Lounge bar
The restaurant at the Hostellerie Le Castellas will awaken all your senses with a range of gourmet delights. Inside, the vaulted rooms made of stone from Vers Pont du Gard create a unique welcoming atmosphere. Outside, as soon as the sun is up, the tables are laid on the terraces, allowing guests to savour the beautiful surroundings.
Starting with the buffet breakfast, you can taste the chef’s homemade jams, marmalades, cakes and fruit salads, all colourful, full of vitamins and deliciously tasty. An excellent way to start the day. Le Castellas will make any meal a moment of intense delight. The menu changes with the seasons, taking advantage of the best produce available.
Collias to Tarascon day 3
The taxi transfer drops you off to start your walk at Meynes. Passing through Beaucaire you cross the River Rhône into Tarascon and continue south to the rustic charm of the prestigious chambre d’hôte Mas des Comtes.
Mas de Comtes de Provence
The Mas des Comtes de Provence is a prestigious guesthouse in the heart of Provence. Originally a 15th century hunting lodge belonging to King Rene, amidst the orchards of Tarascon, you may enjoy its magnificent two hectares of gardens, the inner court yard, the vaulted salon with the great chimney, and the huge swimming pool.
- Set in about four acres of beautiful grounds
- Large swimming pool
- Large vaulted reception room with fireplace
- Air-conditioned bedrooms
- Le Cigaloun restaurant set along the waterside
Good restaurant serving typical Provençal dishes created from local produce.
Tarascon to Fontvieille day 4
Follow the route of the canal, passing the ruined Chapel St-Gabriel and then onwards through woodland glades and the limestone outcrops of the Alpilles. Your destination is the delightful La Régalido, an oasis of tranquillity in the centre of this delightful little town.
Auberge de Regalido
A real jewel situated at Fontvieille, one of the most beautiful villages of Provence. In the narrow lanes of the ancient village of Fontvieille, La Regalido is a charming, unforgettable part of any tour of Provence. An astonishing garden is hidden behind La Regalido's walls.
- A charming 4 star hotel
- Gourmet restaurant
- Shady terrace set in delightful garden
- Swimming pool, sauna and spa
- Private parking
- Private, valet parking
Authentic and colourful, the Villa Regalido’s cuisine introduces you to the subtle side of Provence with its flavours and fragrances presented in a "gourmet plate" (fois gras, salmon, hams, cheeses) served everyday. Choose to eat by the swimming pool, at a quiet table in the garden or in the splendid vaulted dining room.
Fontvieille to Les Baux-de-Provence day 5
Ascend through the Alpilles to reach the medieval village of Les Baux, which has been officially classified as one of the most beautiful villages of France, and can only be visited by foot. Stay in the luxury hotel, Baumanière Les Baux de Provence and savour a gourmet dinner at the Michelin stared 'La Cabro d’Or' restaurant.
Baumanière Les Baux de Provence
Les Baux en Provence
Set in a magnificent garden at the foot of the sculptured cliffs of Les Baux de Provence, savour the unpretentious, informal luxury of this 5 star Provencal house for a privileged moment of relaxation, focusing on gastronomy and well-being in the land of cicadas, grapevines and olive trees.
- The spa has bright luminous treatment rooms opening onto the patio providing facial and body treatments, massages, Hammam, fitness studio and sensory pool
- Enjoy an energetic swim in the large outdoor pool or just relax on the sunbeds on the terrace
- The hotel also boasts a gastronomic Michelin star restaurant
In its fresh and lively decor, the dining room and terrace of the Cabro d’Or restaurant offer an ideal setting to delight in the honest, refined cuisine of the chef, Michel Hulin.
Les Baux-de-Provence to St Rémy day 6
A short walk today gives you plenty of time to explore St Rémy one of Van Gogh’s favourite haunts, with its labyrinth of narrow streets housing art galleries and boutiques. Stay at the 5-star spa hotel, Le Vallon de Valrugues and enjoy a gourmet dinner in the restaurant as recommended in the Michelin Guide.
Vallon de Valruges
St Remy en Provence
The Vallon de Valruges is a 5 star hotel and spa with 48 rooms and suites, elegant and personalised, partly renovated in 2010. The hotel is ideally located in a quiet area just 600 metres from the centre of Saint Remy de Provence.
- Excellent restaurant
- 5 star hotel
- Lovely pool
Eat gourmet food and drink vintage wines in the period splendour of the dining room or have a more relaxing meal on the terrace.
St Rémy day 7
Spend a final day exploring St Rémy, or for the more adventurous, try the stunning circuit walk that takes you onto the Alpilles Ridge. The final night is at Le Vallon de Valrugues.
Route & Location
Customise Your Holiday
Add an extra day at Avignon to explore this lively city with its famous Palais des Papes and Pont d’Avignon, and why not add an extra day at one of Van Gogh’s favourite haunts, the delightful St-Rémy for a relaxing end to your stay.
5 out of 5 rating based on 3 reviews
Belle France: I quite agree that one hotel is a little dated and this stands out against the very high quality of all of the others, unfortunately there is not an alternative which fits within the walking route distances. With this in mind we reduced the stay here to one night only and have upgraded the room and added a bottle of wine with the upgraded menu. To recompense for this we also increased the last hotel to two nights in a 4 star luxury spa hotel with a gourmet restaurant.
We are so glad that you like our friendly personal service and have booked more than once. We hope that we can book for you again in 2016.
9th October 2015
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