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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
  • June 2014 Private Provence Tour

    ""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..."
  • June 2018 3-day guided tour

    ""We had a wonderful time exploring Provence with Emily as our guide! With her intimate knowledge of the region, Emily was able to weave into the itinerary places of interest for which we had made special requests, and was able to suggest good alternatives when necessary.Emily’s deep knowledge of Provence came through best as she led us through several little villages — the little nuggets of information she shared along the way certainly helped us appreciate much better the history of the ..."
  • March 2023 – A Few Days in Provence

    ""We had the trip of a lifetime with Emily! She was friendly, fun, very knowledgeable, bilingual and a very safe driver. She took us to some of the most picturesque places in Provence and even accompanied me to the doctor’s office for an emergency, AND was my translator with the doctor! She went above and beyond! Her kindness and expertise were 5 stars. We did not want to rent a car because we didn’t know the roads and having her in the driver’s seat in her beautiful van made the journey stres..."
  • September 2016 Day Tour in the Luberon

    ""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..."
  • Lavender & Heritage Sites Tour 2023

    "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..."
  • May private tour 2016

    ""When I look back I do not necessarily think of the specific towns we visited as much as the special experiences and moments we had during truffle hunting, making chocolates, taking pictures in the middle of that beautiful flower field, and our hikes, walks and conversations. Thank you for arranging all this for us because they are certainly the experiences that made our trip so special.Most importantly, what I cherish is that you never made us feel like we are with a private tour guide. ..."
  • 2019 Lavender Tour

    ""2019 Lavender Tour This tour exceeded all of my expectations! The small group size made it easy for us to get to know each other and each day was such a treat! Emily shared not only her love and knowledge of her adopted country but afforded us a glimpse into life in Provence. She introduced us to local chefs, farmers, and artisans and each was colorful and engaging and passionate about their chosen profession and excited to share with us. We visited beautiful villages and ate marvelous local..."
  • October 2014 Day Tour of the Luberon

    ""We spent a wonderful day with Emily as our guide touring the “Hill towns of the Luberon”. Our time with Emily was like spending a day with a family friend who gave us a personal tour of her adopted home. If you want an intimate and memorable time in Provence, we recommend Emily and Your Private Provence."Larry and Kathy Huhn, Oregon"
  • March 2015, Energize Provence Retreat

    ""What an amazing trip! I booked a space on a small group tour with Emily and Your Private Provence at the last minute and wasn’t sure what to expect. It turned out to be the trip of a lifetime.Emily created an outstanding itinerary, with just the right combination of interesting activities balanced with time for relaxation. The accommodations were quite unique and very comfortable. Your Private Provence allowed me to experience the region in a way I would never have been able to arrange o..."
  • June 2014 Day Tour in Provence

    ""Thank you Emily! I have to say this was one of the highlights of our stay in Provence. I will always remember that day and it was made possible because of your connections. Otherwise we would not have experienced that glorious day. It was such a “provencal” thing to do!!"Doris and Vanessa Cotric, Montreal "