10 experiences to live in Provence

Visiting the Provence is an experience to do at least once in a lifetime. Whether you are looking for wild seaside or inland scenery, there is something for everyone. Snorkeling, hiking, colorful market, cultural visit, sea trip, a unique local experience in our region awaits you. Here, fill up on vitamins with gastronomy and the Provençal sun.

In this article we give you 10 ideas for experiences to enjoy during your stay in Provence. Take a pencil and a paper to better prepare your visit to the South Region.

1- Take a hike in the Calanques National Park

The Calanques National Park is the dream location for lovers of nature and wild landscapes. With turquoise water as far as the eye can see, white sand and coves bordered by limestone massifs, the creeks of Marseille offer a real postcard decor and are a must in Provence.

During this sportive or family hike, our guides will make you discover the richness of the fauna and flora of the coast. This will be an opportunity for you to discover the beauty of the famous calanque of Sormiou, En Vau or that of Port-Pin for a refreshing swim.

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Calanques Marseille expériences Provence

2- Snorkel around the island of Endoume in Marseille

Put on fins, mask and snorkel for a unique experience in Marseille! Both refreshing and sporty, snorkeling is a fun activity suitable for everyone. Discover the seabed off the Endoume archipelago, in an exceptional natural setting. On the program, colors from deep blue to emerald green and fish of all colors, starfish.

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Snorkelling Endoume Marseille Provence

3- Visit the three most beautiful villages in Provence: Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, Gordes and Roussillon

For this third experience in Provence, discover the Provençal hinterland and our selection of 3 typical villages of Vaucluse. Start your day at Isle sur la Sorgue, a village renowned for its antique shops, its market and its flea market. You will inevitably fall under the spell of its small alleys!

Then continue your getaway to Gordes, a village classified as a historic monument. You will witness an explosion of flavors, a mixture of olive oil, spices and typical products to keep a memorable memory of Provence. To end your colorful day, do not miss the village of Roussillon and its famous ocher trails.

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Gordes villages typiques de Provence

4- Le Panier: walking tour of the oldest district of Marseille and its street art

Discover the most emblematic district of Marseille, its narrow streets and its urban art. During this tour, we will walk the streets of Marseille to learn more about the history of Marseille and discover several local artisans and designers. Among the essentials of our visit, we will pass through the passage Lorette, the old Charité, the rue du Panier or the Place des Pistoles.

The 2nd arrondissement of Marseille is also popular with street artists. Book your experience for a visit to the heart of the district and discover the history of graffiti, collages and stencils by local artists.

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Le Panier Marseille

5- Participate in a cooking workshop with a chef in Avignon

Provençal gastronomy is made up of local products: herbs, olive oil, fruits and vegetables ripened under the regional sun. During this cooking workshop, our chef will reveal all the secrets of Mediterranean culinary art to you. After having taken a tour of the market to choose seasonal products, we will return to the kitchen to prepare a Provencal specialty.

Among the Provençal dishes with authentic flavors, come and taste bouillabaisse, Provençal tomatoes, tapenade or even aioli, a sauce that mixes garlic, olive oil, egg yolk and lemon. Something to delight the taste buds of the most greedy!

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Chef cuisinier à Avignon en Provence

6- Visit a lavender field in Aix-en-Provence

Seeing lavender fields makes you dream? During this experience, meet a lavender producer from a traditional family farm in organic farming in Aix-en-Provence. You can learn more about the benefits of little blue flower and its properties.

During your visit to the estate's workshops, you can also make your own products or observe the lavender flower distillation process.

Good to know: lavender flowers from mid-June and the harvest takes place in mid-July.

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Champs de lavande en Provence expériences

7- Participate in a wine tasting in Provence

Looking for an experience for an extraordinary weekend? Opt for a wine tasting in Provence. The passionate winegrowers of the estate welcome you to share their know-how and their passion for the land. During your getaway, you can also visit the estate, stroll through the vineyards, explore the cellar and finish with a tasting of the estate's wines.

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Dégustation vin Provence

9- Sea trip off the Calanques and the Côte Bleue

Visit the Mediterranean coast in a different way with an outing at sea. The Calanques of the Côte-Bleue, the Frioul Islands, the If Castle and the Old Port of Marseille… These unmissable treasures make up the wealth of Provençal heritage.

This sea trip will allow you to discover the region from a different angle. Whether you like swimming, diving, sightseeing or just resting on the boat, this calm water ride offers you to climb aboard for an unforgettable experience.

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Bateau Calanques expériences

10- Musical aperitif: concert and tasting of local products

Ah the aperitif! Who would dare to miss it? Especially not in Provence! For this last experience, we offer you a tasting of local products in music. Discover the flavors and smells of Mediterranean specialties at the rhythm of Marseille life and atmosphere. Ready for an unforgettable evening? Let's go !

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 Apéritif musical en Provence

Your next activity awaits you in Provence, a region full of energies and unforgettable experiences to experience. We love it for its colors, its mountains, its beaches and its historical sites, but not only! So many flavors: Fresh fish, olive oil, juicy tomatoes, its cuisine with a thousand scents will revive your taste buds.

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