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Enjoy some wine tasting at the vineyards of the famous Chateauneuf-du-Pape
A superb honeymoon itinerary, perfect for couples looking for a cultural road trip
Enjoy a delicious culinary experience in a Alain Ducasse restaurant
Enjoy stunning views over the Cote d'Azur on one of the terraces at Chateau Saint Martin whilst sampling a glass of wine from their extensive wine cellar
Indulge in some extensive relaxation at the sublime La Reserve Spa
The Mediterranean climate is generally warm and dry from May to September. The South of France has a mild climate throughout the year, the hottest months being July and August, and the coolest being January and February. Rain mostly falls during the cooler winter months and there is an average of only 60 days' rain per year.
This itinerary takes you on a journey from the lavender fields of Provence, through the glamour of St Tropez and into the heart of the Cote d'Azur. The South of France offers such a diversity of landscape, culture and some of the finest food and wine in Europe. This itinerary will allow you to explore this stunning part of France and experience some of the best hotels in the region, visiting historical villages and indulging in Michelin-starred food.
You will begin your journey in Montpellier, from here you will drive north through the historical village of Nimes before you reach your first destination, the Hotel Crillon le Brave. Crillon le Brave is a charming hotel perched on top of a small hill village encompassed by stretching vineyards and olive groves. Many of the hotel's buildings date back to the 17th and 18th centuries and were once family dwellings but some had other uses such as a school, a lawyer’s office, a priest’s house or an artist’s studio. The hotel therefore has much history tied to it making it a fascinating place to stay. The vineyards of Chateauneuf-du-Pape are a close to the hotel, and certainly worth a stop for true wine connoisseurs.
From Crillon le Brave you will drive south east through Provence and beautiful town of Isle Sur la Sorgue, famous for its many antique shops and stunning waterside eateries before finishing at your next destination the Hostellerie de l'Abbaye de la Celle. Located in the picturesque village of La Celle this beautiful boutique hotel sits in a little shaded corner of the village square. Dating back to the XII century this stunning property has a wealth of history. Alain Ducasse is the owner and chef of this hotel and so it boasts an exceptional dining experience.
Following a night in La Celle you will head further south to the glamour and glitz of St Tropez and the sublime La Reserve Ramatuelle. Close to St Tropez and the beautiful beaches of the Côte d'Azur, La Réserve Ramatuelle is a strikingly stylish hotel offering one of the best spa's in the region. Dedicated to guests' quality of life, its range of treatments and therapies, using Creme de la Mer products, will leave you feeling more relaxed than you thought possible. The restaurants focus is on healthy eating and menus can even be tailored to your spa regime.
Following your re-charge at La Reserve you will drive east towards Nice and into the heart of the Cote D'Azur and your final stop at the Chateau Saint Martin. Chateau Saint-Martin is a building immersed in history as it was once a 12th century Templar Knight Commandery, however, today it emits style, sophistication and total luxury. The hotel is within easy reach of the popular destinations on the French Riviera such as Nice, Cannes, Monaco, Antibes and close by St Paul De Vence. The boasts a two Michelin-Starred restaurant and an award winning cellar of wines. The views from this hotel are magnificent, admiring the views with a glass of champagne in hand is a prefect end to this journey through the South of France.
In the shadow of Mont Ventoux, the fabled climb synonymous with the Tour de France, try your hand at a more gentle bike ride through the gorgeous countryside of Provence.
Arles is a fascinating city filled with monuments and Roman treasures, it was also the inspiration for over 300 pieces of work by Van Gough, who lived here from 1888 to 1889. With your guide take a visit to see the stunning Amphitheatre and Aqueduct.
Grasse in the Cote d'Azur has been synonymous with perfume production since the 16th century; the scents of which are used by some of the most prestigious perfume houses of France. For a day trip, tour the perfumeries or create your very own scent.
Set out on an enchanting adventure into the forest and experience truffle hunting alongside an expert 'Trufficulteur', before enjoying a rustic lunch and truffle cooking demonstration with the resident chef.
Gordes is arguably the prettiest village in the Luberon region and seems to cling on to the rock face overlooking the Vaucluse plateau. The village is a mass of winding lanes, terracotta rooftops and church towers.
There is nothing like the sights and smells of a local market to give you a true sense of the gastronomic delights of the region. The local French Provençal markets of Vence, St Paul du Vence and the Cote d'Azur provide the ideal opportunity.
On your walking tour of the beautiful city you'll see highlights such as the Palais des Papes (Popes Palace), the Pont d’Avignon (bridge), the Museum of the Petit Palais and the Avignon Cathedral, Notre-Dame des Doms as well as the medieval ramparts.
A must for all oenophiles, enjoy a wine tasting with the chef-sommelier at Crillon Le Brave in a turret complete with delicious charcuterie.
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