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Why Choose Your Private Provence?

Provence Lavender Photography Tour

The Best Provence Tours

For Bespoke Tours from a Provencal Local…

Your Private Provence is a US based LLC, owned and operated by your coordinator/guide/interpreter – me, Emily Durand.  My aim is quality service both before and during your trip.

I live in Provence so I’m always getting the latest updates, meeting with new people who cater to my tours and trying out new places to rate them for my clients.

You also have the advantage of being guided by a French/American citizen. Should something arise, I will guide you to the right places for professional help.

For The Trip of a Lifetime…

Choose Your Private Provence and enjoy:

  • Less time for you in front of the computer trying to put together the perfect vacation in Provence.
  • Personalized itineraries designed according to your preferences and budget.
  • One stop shopping – The only thing you’ll need to do is get your airline tickets and travel insurance plan. Your Private Provence takes care of the rest. With your guided tour package price you get all pre-trip correspondence (email, Skype, telephone), a detailed itinerary with resources to immerse yourself even before departure and, once in Provence, your private guide, translator and host.
  • Inside contacts – Want to get to know the locals, get off the “touristy” track and discover the people behind the scenes. YPP can organize meals at the wine maker’s house, a tour in the workshop with the potter or a special visit with the lavender farmer (just a few ideas of how YPP can make your tour more unique).
  • 100% hospitality – You are not just another tourist! You are my guests and all my vendors cater to my guests. It’s like coming to Provence as the Kings and Queens.

Emily is a professional and very experienced guide and chauffeur. She constructed a custom itinerary for my wife and I that catered to our desires and made sure that we had the trip of a lifetime and she did not disappoint!

Scott Pyle

…and balance between doing and relaxing

With Your Private Provence, you’ll also receive:

  • Adaptable and attentive – Whether you are a retired couple, honeymooners or a group of adventurers, Your Private Provence knows how to cater to your needs.
  • Transparent Pricing – No hidden cost and no outrageous mark-ups. Your Private Provence will be happy to communicate the price breakdown with you.
  • Professional Chauffeur – As a citizen of France I have acquired a professional chauffeur license to be your driver. Should you just need transportation or transportation with a day tour you can also be sure and secure with Your Private Provence.
  • Day Tours – Perhaps you are on a river boat cruise or stopping in Marseille at the port on your Mediterranean cruise. All you have time for is a day tour.  YPP hosts day tours throughout the region and helps you maximize the little time you have to discover the soul of Provence.
  • Lots of fun – What else can I say? Your Private Provence is your ticket to great times that you’ll remember for a lifetime. Read testimonials from clients.
five star review
"Emily was our guide and driver for 10 days during our private tour of Provence. There were 7 of us, all friends and we have traveled all over the world for the past 50 years. Our 10 days with Emily traveling all over Provence was perhaps the finest travel experience any of us have ever had. She completely embodies all of the qualities needed to take complete strangers and make them feel as if they are part of her family. She was so professional, knowledgeable, kind, caring and flexible as wel..."
"I just can’t say enough about the Lavender & Cultural Tour with Emily.  Emily has an in-depth knowledge of Provence, and it shows.  From the accommodations to the daily excursions, everything was top-notch and well-planned.  The tour was limited to 7 guests; having a small group allowed us to get to know each other and develop friendships.  She checked upfront with each of us to obtain any dietary requirements or restrictions, and she made sure that a variety of menu choices was available..."
"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..."
""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..."
""I spent time on Google and found Emily’s Lavender Tours. Not wanting to drive this time around, Emily seemed to be the perfect solution. I wanted to spend some time in Sault, the lavender capital of Provence, as well as showing my family all Provence has to offer since most had never been there: Roman ruins, beautiful hill towns and incredible scenery, markets and lovely villages, castles and flowing rivers. Once our dates worked out with Emily and she got to know my preferences, we spent lo..."
""Experiencing the lavender fields of Provence was just part of a fabulous week with Emily. From truffle hunting, olive oil tasting, wine tasting, visiting hilltop villages, to lovely breakfasts at an idyllic B&B, casual picnic lunches, and first class dining, Emily provided us with an off the beaten path adventure of a lifetime. Her knowledge of the history of the area made for an educational as well as rewarding and fun trip. She was well organized and such a delight to travel with in he..."
"I can’t say enough about our fabulous friend’s trip with Emily for 8 nights in Provence. Visiting the 3 regions was especially interesting to see their differences - from Mount Ventoux to the Luberon area and finally Les Apilles! Each was picturesque in their own way. The unique experiences Emily created for us were amazing from garden tours, cooking class, painting workshop, face cream making, galleries, private chef and walking tours. Her driving was so good from pick up at Avignon TGV to d..."
""Thank you so much for all you did to make our trip to Provence EXTRA special!  Rosamond, the Babbs, the Murfees, and the Youngs all had a grand time and loved our whirlwind tour of the Provence area.  It was a special treat to have a guide who knew the area so well, as well as someone we could understand!  We felt like we were with an old friend!""Emily, Thank you for driving and guiding my friends and me around Provence.  You are charming, knowledgeable and punctual and we all enjoyed o..."
""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..."
""Thank you for making our recent visit to Provence a delight. Your attentive and engaging personality made it so enjoyable, and you were incredibly gracious. The Melon and Truffle Experience day was a favorite; your culinary talents exceeded any expectation we had. Thank you for the special melon macarons, too. What a treat!We were impressed with the history and anecdotes you shared with us at every place we visited; you made these places we’d only read about much more real, and alive. An..."