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Luxury City Packages, Gastronomy and Wine

AVIGNON

City of history and city of theatre, the fortified city of Avignon will leave you charmed by its architecture marked by papal history. Entering through any one of the seven doors of the superbly preserved walls, one discovers the “City of the Popes”. The massive ramparts enclose this fascinating town. The huge Palais de Papes is the dominant feature, but the town contains other riches. To the north of the Palais is the 13th century Petit Palais, once the arch-bishop of Avignon’s residence. A short walk through the park behind it will take you to a stunning lookout over the river and the countryside. There are also some notable churches. The Pont d’Avignon (Pont St. Benezet) built from 1172 to 1185 had 22 arches, until most were destroyed by floods in 1668. One of the remaining arches bears the tiny Chapelle St. Nicholas.

The city contains many lively squares filled with restaurants, shops and buskers. Take your time wandering about the streets of Avignon, you’ll discover ancients streets, charming courtyards and impressive architecture of the private mansions.
Avignon stands high above the immense plains of the Rhone River and is the perfect location as a base to discover the magical attractions of Provence.

Food and wine is an important part of life in the South of France. Here you will find delicious cuisine using produce grown locally – olives, lavender, honey, herbs and spices just to name a few. Wine is also a very important part of daily life and the wine growing areas close to Avignon produce some of the best wines in France. For the tourist Avignon is an interesting and diverse location and you’ll want to return many times to enjoy the relaxed and friendly lifestyle.

 

Your accommodation is in one of the two best 4 star hotels in Avignon:

 

Hotel de l'Europe, a charming and elegant 16th century mansion hidden behind the historic walls of the city, a short walk from the Pope's Palace. The hotel includes an excellent Michelin 1 star restaurant.  Click here for more details on the hotel.

 

Hotel La Mirande, a four star stunning historic property right next to the Pope's Palace, originally a Cardinal's Palace in the 14th Century, now a stylish hotel in the very heart of Avignon. Click here for more details on the hotel.
 

   All the packages below excepted "Simply Provence" and "Provence Sensations" are part of the "Gastronomy and Wine" Packages

 

Click on tour name below for details Nights When The package

Simply Provence Tour

3

All year

1 gourmet dinner *, 2 half day guided tours

Provence Sensations

3

All year

1 Gourmet dinner*, 3 half day guided tours

Wine & Culture in Provence

7

Mar to Nov

1 cooking class, wine tastings, village visits, Stay in St Remy de Provence and Avignon

A Week in Provence

7

All Year

Dinner Cruise on the Rhone River, Daily sightseeing tours

* Gourmet dinners are in the Michelin 1 star restaurant of the hotel de l'Europe.

All the cooking classes are at "Le Marmiton" in the luxury hotel La Mirande.

 

 
 
 

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