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Classic Car tour through Provence

The outback of the Côte d’Azur towards the Rhône basin, the Luberon wine region and the limestone rocks of the Alpilles, medieval Avignon and roman Arles: all this seems created on purpose for an exciting classic car tour. Add to this mighty Premonstratensian and Cistercian Abbeys in the midst of oak forests or blooming lavender fields, impressive military roads dating back to Napoleon and carved into the rock, the Camargue wild horses and the Verdon canyon. This is pure Provence and France at its best!
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Mercedes-Benz SL tour – France at it`s best

Day 1: Maussane-les-Alpilles
You meet your fellow travellers at the get-together in the hotel. Outside, the shiny chrome classics sparkle in the midday sun and wait for you. As an introduction, the roadbook accompanies you on winding country roads, through pine forests and along white sandstone formations to the area around the picturesque Salon de Provence. The picturesque village of Pélissanne is one of the most beautiful villages in Provence and made for the first coffee stop in Provence.

Day 2: Avignon and Gordes
Today it is pure Provence on picture book routes in the south of France. We cross the Alpilles, pass the Abbey of Saint-Michel de Frigolet and reach the Rhône. Later in the morning we arrive in the famous hometown of Mireille Mathieu, Avignon. The medieval Avignon is known as the papal seat during the great occidental schism from 1309 to 1423. An experienced tour brings us closer to the "city of the popes" during a city tour. The afternoon route leads north-east into the Upper Provence, where you can see blooming lavender fields for the first time. There are plenty of opportunities for individual stops along the way, the route is lined with typical villages and medieval citadels. One of the most beautiful of these is Gordes , which overlooks the Luberon like a guard high up on a rock.

Day 3: Arles and the Camargue
A swamp and marsh landscape with flamingos, wild horses and bulls dominate the landscape that you are crossing today. The route first leads to Arles, where there is time for a tour through the old town to the amphitheater . The Camargue nature reserve lies between the two arms of the mouth of the Rhône. An impressive counterpart to the Provencal landscapes that you have already got to know.

Day 4: Luberon
The highlight of the last day's driving are the extensive lavender fields southwest of Gordes. After time to really smell the flowers, you will cross the river Durance, once known and feared as one of the three hostages of Provence (the other two were the Mistral and the parliament in Aix-en-Provence) and follow the Castle Road of the Luberon Lourmarin. In the early afternoon you will reach your hotel again, from where the transfer to the airport will begin.

* sharing a double room/ sharing a car
**If you would like to book as an individual guest, just speak to us.

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Abbaye de Sénanque

Notre-Dame de Sénanque is a monastery of the Cistercian Order in the territory of the commune of Gordes in the Vaucluse department. The ascetic rigor typical of Cistercians is evident not only in their monastic rules, but also in their architecture. The simple Sénanque monastery from 1148 corresponds to this ideal. On a tour of the abbey, the dormitory, the cloister, the abbey church and Chapter House can be visited with its impressive acoustics. In the eventful history of the monastery there have always been times of secularization in which there was no monastic life. Today monks live again in Sénanque, which is a dependent priory of the Cistercian abbey of Lerins, on the island of the same name off Cannes.

Arles

None other than Gaius Julius Caesar was born in 46 B.C. and today we walk along those steps. A Roman military colony on the Rhône where there was previously a Celtic settlement. As a trading center, Arles competed with the nearby Massilia (Marseille), here the Via Aurelia, which ran from Rome to Gaul, crossed with the Via Agrippa, which ran north towards Lyon and on to Trier. In 402, the highest authority in the western Roman Empire was relocated from Trier to Arles. Accordingly, a large number of historical sites can still be found here today; evidence from Roman times. Most famous is the amphitheater, the arena, which is still used for bullfights on certain festive days. Also the Granite obelisk in the Place de la Republique, the Necropolis of Les Alyscamps, remains of the Roman forum and the ancient theater from the time of Emperor Augustus.

Avignon

The most famous city of Provence will be the City of the Popes. The old town with the Gothic papal palace, the bishop's complex, the still completely preserved curtain wall with the defense towers, the stately houses in the old town: all of this is worth a visit to Mireille Mathieu's birthplace, which is also known for the festival that was launched in 1947 from Avignon.

Camargue

The predominantly agricultural alluvial land between the two arms of the mouth of the Rhône is almost half the size of the Saarland. The area, which is largely under nature protection, is known for the white horses of the same name. The "Winnetou" actor Pierre Brice dedicated a film documentary to them. the Camargue horses are among the last remaining wild horses. Camargue horses, for example, are the only horse breed that can graze underwater by temporarily suppressing breathing - a survival advantage in the Camargue marshland. Due to bull breeding in the Camargue, tamed Camargue horses, ridden by Provencal guardians, contribute to a certain cowboy romance in southern France.

Provencal cuisine

Typical are aromatic herbs, tomatoes, sweet peppers, aubergines and the generous use of garlic and olive oil. One of the typical dishes not to be missed is the bouillabaisse, which is eaten with spicy garlic mayonnaise; Soup de Poisson; Daube Provençale (a stew with beef goulash) and aioli. The best way to indulge in an affinity for sweets is to enjoy white nougat from Montélimar, candied fruit from Apt or Calisson d’Aix (an almond confectionery with candied melons and oranges). Le Fougassette is an orange flavored yeast cake.

Saint-Rémy-de-Provence

This small town is located on the “Alpilles” mountain range near Les-Baux-de-Provence, Maussane-les-Alpilles and Arles, 25 km away, to which it belongs administratively. A Celtic settlement stood here as early as the 4th century. Became Roman and was called Glanum. The well-preserved triumphal arch from the time of Emperor Augustus and the mausoleum are among the best-preserved relics from Roman times in Gaul. Although nothing reminds of him in Saint-Remy, the famous astrologer Nostradamus is said to have been born here in 1503. The place is better known through the stay of Vincent van Gogh in the nearby psychiatric facility of the monastery of St. Paul le Mausole, during which one of his more famous paintings was made, the "Starry Night".

  • Transfers from/to Marseille Airport (MRS) to the hotel, as well as on location
  • Nostalgic Mercedes-Benz SL (W113 and R107) for you to self-drive, including fully comprehensive insurance (Euro 500 deductible), fuel
  • 3 nights accommodation incl. breakfast at “Moulin de Vernegues” ****, Mallemort
  • 1 dinner and 1 lunch
  • Admission fees, guided sightseeing according to itinerary
  • English-speaking guide and service team during the entire trip
  • roadbook
  • Welcome Gift

Not included in the arrangement:

Meals, unless otherwise indicated; journey to Marseille (MRS)

6 reviews for Provence: Lavendelblüte erleben

  1. herbert.urban

    Ein tolles Erlebnis. Das mach ich mit anderen Zielen wieder. Sehr freundliche und engagierte Mitarbeiter.
    Dr. Herbert Urban, Dinslaken

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  2. nicole.jochen

    Nicole & Jochen K., Luxenburg

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  3. Hawrankes

    Sehr gute Organisation, freundliches sowie professionelles Begleitteam.
    DANKE.
    Hawranke, Dresden

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  4. Klaus

    Die beiden Reiseleiter haben ausgezeichnete Arbeit geleistet.
    Klaus K. , Dietz

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  5. Herbert

    Hervorzuheben sind Alex und Ludwig, die stets ein offenes Ohr hatten, auf Anregungen eingegangen sind und gute Laune verbreiteten. Die Reise wird uns in guter Erinnerung bleiben.
    Herbert C. H. (Limburg)

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  6. Herbert

    Ein tolles Erlebnis. Das mach ich mit anderen Zielen wieder. Sehr freundliche und engagierte Mitarbeiter.
    Dr. Herbert Urban, Dinslaken

    Nicht verifizierter Kauf. Mehr Informationen

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