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top 10 experiences to live in Provence

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Dans cet article je vous montre 10 expériences à vivre en ProvenceVisiter la Provence est une expérience à faire au moins une fois dans sa vie. Que vous soyez à la recherche de paysages sauvages en bord de mer ou dans l’arrière-pays, il y en a pour tous les goûts. Snorkeling, randonnée, marché coloré, visite culturelle, sortie en mer, une expérience locale unique dans notre région vous attend. Ici, faites le plein de vitamines avec la gastronomie et le soleil provençal.

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.experiences

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.experiences

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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 Provencal hinterland and our selection of 3 typical Vaucluse villages.

Start your day in l'Isle sur la Sorgue, a village renowned for its antique shops, market and flea market. You're sure to fall under the spell of its narrow streets!

Then continue your escapade in Gordes, a village listed as a historic monument. You'll be treated to an explosion of flavors, a blend of olive oil, spices and typical products to create a memorable souvenir of Provence.

To round off your colorful day, don't miss the village of Roussillon and its famous ochre trail.

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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 Marseille's most emblematic district, with its narrow streets and urban art. On this tour, we'll wander the streets of the Phocaean city to learn more about Marseille's history and discover several local artisans and creators.

Among the highlights of our visit are the Passage Lorette, Old Charité, Rue du Panier and Place des Pistoles.experiences

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 produce: herbs, olive oil, fruit and vegetables ripened under the region's sun. During this cooking workshop, our chef will reveal all the secrets of Mediterranean culinary art.

After a trip to the market to choose seasonal produce, we'll return to the kitchen to prepare a Provencal speciality.experiences

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

Does seeing lavender fields make you dream? In this experience, meet a lavender grower from a traditional organic family field in Aix-en-Provence.

Learn more about the benefits of the little blue flower and its properties.experiences

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 a unique weekend experience? Opt for a wine tasting in Provence. The estate's passionate winemakers welcome you to share their know-how and passion for the land.

During your getaway, you can also visit the estate, stroll through the vineyards, discover the cellar and finish off with a tasting of the estate's wines.experiences

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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 miss it? Especially not in Provence! For this latest experience, we're offering a tasting of local products to the accompaniment of music.

Discover the flavors and smells of Mediterranean specialties as you follow the rhythm of life and atmosphere in Marseille. Ready for an unforgettable evening? We're off!

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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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What are the must-see experiences in Provence?

In Provence, be sure to visit the famous lavender fields in season, explore picturesque hilltop villages such as Gordes and Roussillon, sample local rosé wines at a winery tasting and discover colorful Provencal markets.

Where can I best enjoy the lavender fields of Provence?

For an immersive lavender field experience, visit the Lubéron, Plateau de Valensole or Pays d'Apt regions during the summer months. These areas offer spectacular landscapes of lavender in bloom.

Which hilltop villages are particularly charming to visit in Provence?

Some of Provence's not-to-be-missed hilltop villages include Gordes, Roussillon, Bonnieux, Ménerbes and Lourmarin. These villages offer an authentic atmosphere with their picturesque alleyways, local markets and panoramic views.

Where can I take part in a rosé wine tasting in Provence?

Provence is renowned for its rosé wines. You can take part in tastings at many of the region's wineries, particularly in appellations such as Côtes de Provence, Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence and Coteaux Varois en Provence.

What cultural activities are on offer in Provence?

In Provence, don't miss cultural festivals, art exhibitions, open-air concerts and visits to historic sites such as the Arles bullring or the Palais des Papes in Avignon. These activities offer a rich insight into the culture of Provence.


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