Things to do in Provence

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Provence is a rich and cultural playground for guests. Visitors can choose several approaches on how to experience the bountiful offering of Provence. Here are some of Isle Blue’s best ideas for your Provence vacation. Enjoy.

Wine Tasting

Visit Chateauneuf-du-Pape to discover the world famous wines or visit the vineyards close to Aix-en-Provence to savor the Rosé vintages.

Wine And Truffle Tasting In Ménerbes

A great way to discover two of the most typical product of Provence.

Olive Oil Mill

St-Rémy-de-Provence, Gordes, Les Baux de Provence: As good as a tasteful wine, the olive oil tasting is a must for gourmands. Experience the strong and sweet taste of different olive oils as you learn about proper technique on how to preserve the taste when cooking.

Farmer's Markets

What would be Provence without its farmer markets? Pick up unique souvenirs or that last piece de resistance for your home that you have been searching for.

See where Markets are taking place in Provence on our Markets of Provence page.

Antique's Market On Sundays In L'isle-Sur-La-Sorgue

Magical, popular and chic are common adjectives to describe this market. This is the real atmosphere of our Petite Venice. Experience the antique fair on Easter weekend and discover the most unexpected masterpieces.

Lavender Museum In Coustellet

Acquire an appreciation of Lavender and the distillation process. Stroll through lavender fields

Medieval Demonstrations At The Chateau Des Baux-De-Provence

Ideal for children from 3 years old to 100 years old. Tour the castle to imagine how life was in the medieval days. The castle features daily activities during the summer Witness a duel between knights, shoot a crossbow in the range or launch objects via catapult. Chateau des Baux is a playground for the young and old.

Explore Roman Ruins

Discover the Roman ruins in Arles, Orange, St-Rémy-de-Provence, Nîmes, Vaison-la-Romaine, Pont du Gard to gain a sense of the breathtaking and gargantuan architectural feats of the Romans.

Visit Avignon

Popes’ Palace, the famous ‘pont’ bridge: Live the Theater Festival in July at least once. A unique experience of art, entertainment and music emanating throughout the town.

Spend A Day In Aix-En-Provence

Start your visit to the market place to discover the mesmerizing colors and smells of the market. Step away for a quick lunch at a brasserie on the Cours Mirabeau then shop at the upscale stores of Aix’s Old Town.

Bike Riding

The Luberon offers numerous roads to ride your bike and explore sleepy villages or stunning lavender fields. For Children the bike lane crosses the Luberon from Cavaillon to Forcalquier. For expert bikers, Mont Ventoux challenges you to make it to the top!

Golf At The Domaine De Manville In Les Baux De Provence

Enjoy 18 holes with the stunning backdrop of the Baux de Provence.

Kayaking On The River Sorgue

A fun and refreshing day as you set out on the crystal clear waters emanating from the fontaine de Vaucluse to Isle sur la Sorgue.

Bird Watching In The Camargue 

Enjoy a professional bird watching expedition to spy the Greater Flamingo and millions of migrating birds and resident shorebirds. The Camargue is a 210,000 acre national park that features the Rhone delta, vast wetlands and the Pyrennees, the perfect retreat for millions of birds.

Bull Fighting In The Camargue

Experience the bull races and bullfights in the ancient white stone ampitheaters of Arles. See why the bull is revered as the king of the Camargue.

Visit A Spa

Numerous high-end spas are located in Provence. Escape to a relaxing session to enjoy a massage of facial with essential local oils.

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