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Small Group Tours in Provence, France

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Bespoke Tours from a Provençal Local

Small group tours run throughout the year, highlighting seasonal elements. All tours are maxed at 8 participants, aimed at giving you flexibility, authentic lodging locations, and the opportunity to feel less like a tourist and more like a local.

“My wife and I would have to rate Emily as one of the most cordial and flexible tour guides we have ever toured with. Emily made sure that our small group (3 couples) had not only toured the top sites on our itinerary but that we also had plenty of time to enjoy spontaneous moments which were many and varied…” –John Evans

Feb. 25 – March 3, 2024
(7 night tour)

A Provence gourmet escape

Provence is one of your top destinations for tasting the Black Winter Truffle (also known as the Perigord Truffle). We won’t stop with truffle pleasures though. Continue with me to the baker’s oven for making croissants, the chef’s kitchen…

This tour is sold out.  Please inquire about waitlist or the 2025 tour.

April 19 – 26, 2025
(7 night tour)

Roman roads and the best of town and village

I’ve put this tour together to combine regions that you don’t often see on any one tour. The first three nights will be in the charming town Uzès from where we will adventure along the Roman roads in the Occitane region. Then we’ll move into the Luberon Region after passing through Avignon…

5 spots left

May 12 – 20, 2024
(8 night tour)

Magic red and spring revival

The red carpet of poppies is a sight not to miss. Little by little, poppies start popping up coloring the young vegetation in the vineyards and valleys. This Provence spring tour is designed to connect you to nature and the Provencal way of life…

This tour is sold out. Please inquire about waitlist or the 2025 tour (4 spots left).

June 16 – 23, 2023
(7 night tour)

Must-See Heritage Sites & lavender

This tour is designed to immerse you into the historical past of Provence, taking you to the most captivating sites for both their cultural heritage and stunning architecture. Along the routes, you’ll plunge into the beauty of three different regions, lavender in bloom, stroll the markets…

3 spots left

July 1 – 7, 2024
(6 night tour)

Time to soak up the lavender aromas…slow travel at its best

Sometimes you really need a vacation, time to relax but also be inspired. The lavender Lifestyle Tour is designed for you to settle into your luxury B&B, savor the tastes of the markets, the regional wines, & local olive oil. A time to connect with the slow Provencal lifestyle and the people…

This tour is sold out. Please inquire about waitlist or other tour options.

July 10 – 16, 2024
(6 night tour)

Secret Provence is here on this tour…your lens will tell the story

More than lavender & photography, this is a true Provencal lifestyle tour. Provence will be forever captured in your artistic eye as well as in your heart. The region explored on this tour is not one you find in many guide books on Provence…and that’s what makes it so special. It’s almost like going back in time…

This tour is sold out.  Please inquire about waitlist or the 2025 tour.

Oct. 10 – 18, 2024
(8 night tour)

Autumn colors in the four corners of Provence, France

Plunge into the beauty of the countryside during the autumn glimmer. Stroll the markets abundant with fall produce and artisan craftsmanship. Taste the exquisite flavors of Provençal cuisine. Discover the Luberon region where hilltop villages & vineyards create an array of textures. The Alpilles & Camargue region…

Just 1 spot left on this tour

Dec. 7 – 17, 2024
(10 night tour)

Experience the Provencal Christmas cheer and cuisine

Join a Christmas in Provence tour to explore southern France during the festive time of Noël. There’s no better time to feel the spirit of community, experience the folklore traditions, and savor the flavors of local specialties. This tour combines Provencal & Santon markets, a mix of city, small town and village atmosphere…

five star review
""Dear Emily,The moment you returned my inquiry, your response was swift, professional and warm, a cut above and refreshingly reliable!You provided us with a jeweled itinerary, nuggets of different rich landscapes, the unknown history which made the 'to do' landmarks interesting and fun. The hiking to discover the history, the flora, was an absolute highlight, cycling along the canal, your organizing of epicurean dinners. Not to mention the accommodation you recommended, an insight int..."
""A traveler is always faced with this secret dilemma…..once you have experienced the perfect tour, in the perfect place, arranged  by the perfect host, do you tell the world or do you try and keep it a secret just a while longer?Such is my dilemma having just returned from that 'perfect' week in Provence. I have decided to be magnanimous and share.  After all, the world needs as much 'perfect' as it can find right now.Emily’s Private Provence could just as easily be named Emily’s Perf..."
""We had a great trip with Emily and highly recommend her. Before we arrived, she had designed a lovely tour of Provence villages just for us. Attentive to our interests and needs, she crafted an adventure that was a highlight of a trip to France and Italy.In several days, she introduced us to the history of these hill towns, the beauty of the rural landscape, and the feel of markets, twisty streets, churches, and Van Gogh’s world. Though we saw a good deal, she also made time for little m..."
"Thank you for everything, it was an amazing week.  The B&B was perfect as well as the whole itinerary.  It will definitely be among my most favorite trips of all time.Leslie GrizzardEmily is a kind spirit with a gift for bringing people into an authentic Provencal experience. Her planning, organization, and itinerary were perfect and she was flexible when we needed some personal time to wind down or even take a nap and recharge. Her attention to detail is impeccable and her de..."
""Quality plus! Emily is very comfortable to be with, is very knowledgeable and is totally accommodating. Her Mercedes is very comfortable and adds to the pleasure. Provence is special and we can’t imagine anyone doing a better job of presenting it. Thank you."Ken & Sue Poorman, Portland, Oregon USA"
""We thoroughly loved your tour! Every day was packed with fun things to see and do and we were also given free time to explore on our own or just relax a little. You did a fantastic job of driving  us everywhere, especially through tiny villages and narrow streets. Some of the highlights for us were getting to meet locales, a wonderful boat tour in Cassis, wonderful restaurants, and unique hotels. We couldn’t have asked for a better experience! Choose Emily as your guide and you won’t be sorr..."
""Emily’s Your Private Provence will transport you to captivating villages filled with fascinating history and charm, to a culture that is rich with heritage, and to a land where you will feel warmth and beauty. Emily will ensure all your needs are met and her attention to detail will ensure you have a trip that will create memories to last a lifetime.The customization of our trip was tailored to meet our specific areas of interest and the opportunities for exploring areas off the beaten p..."
""I have recently returned from the Provence Lavender Photography Tour with Emily Durand of Your Private Provence and Raina Stinson of Raina Stinson Photography.  I highly recommend this tour!  Simply put, Emily and Raina guided our small group on a remarkable journey of discovery.  We visited lavender fields, explored medieval villages, gazed at the moon and stars.  We feasted on fresh produce and French bread from the village markets as well as gourmet fare at restaurants with breathtaking v..."
""For my first time in Provence I decided to hire a guide. It’s not something I normally do but I didn’t want to be bothered with driving and trying to find my way on my own. I didn’t want to waste precious time because I had so little there.We had several conversations via email in advance of my visit about what my interests are and what I wanted to get out of my time with her. Emily showed me some wonderful places for photos and a little off the beaten path Abbey that was a lovely way to..."
"Christmas Cheer Tour 2023The Christmas in Provence tour was absolutely wonderful. After traveling with you on the lavender tour several years ago, I knew the trip would be well planned and include delicious food, but I wasn't sure it could match those days among the beautiful lavender fields. Once the tour began, I quickly realized that the Christmas in Provence tour was going to be fabulous! The trip included such a diverse variety of historical and cultural activities in settings from l..."