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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.
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  • Christmas Tour 2022

    ""Christmas has come and gone. New Year’s too. Today is the Epiphany, the 12th day of Christmas. Many of us will start to de-Christmas our homes or already have. But we learned from Emily that the Christmas season in Provence starts Dec 4 and lasts until Feb 2. Emily shared her passion for Provence with us, its customs, traditions and stories. She even had little quizzes for us so we wouldn’t forget or get them all mixed up! LOL She planned every detail to perfection to make sure we had the be..."
  • 2-Day Tour June, 2019

    ""Nick and I had a wonderful two days touring Provence with Emily! She is just EXCEPTIONAL!!! Such a darling personality, a definite understanding of the history and culture of this region and such a nice way about her—she seems more a friend than a tour guide! We plan to stay in touch with Emily because we liked her so much!   Emily asked us about our preferences and interests so she could design an itinerary which was customized just for us. We spent the day together touring different villag..."
  • April 2019 3-Day Custom Tour

    ""I’m so thrilled that I found Emily as she added so much value to our 8 night trip to Provence. We hired Emily to assist with our transfers and added touring to our transfer days… Brilliant Plan! In the end we hired Emily for 3 of our 8 days.She is extremely honest, reliable and her prices are very fair. She accepts credit cards and does everything possible to ensure your comfort. Emily picked us up at Marseille Airport and transferred us to our AirBNB in St. Remy. She organized a unique ..."
  • Family Reunion Lavender Tour, June 2017

    ""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..."
  • 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..."
  • May 2018 3-day private guided tour

    ""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"
  • Photography Tour plus Elopement, June 2016

    ""Dear Emily, Words cannot express our gratitude for everything that you did for us. Thank you so much for going above and beyond not just for our tour, but also our elopement! We’re touched and grateful for your attention to detail, flexibility and patience. The tour was hands down, one of the best experiences ever and we’re so thrilled we got do do it with you. Last but not least, thank you for being our officiant and “marrying” us. The entire trip is something we’ll cherish forever. "Li..."
  • September 2018 2-day custom tour

    ""Hi, Emily I just wanted to thank you and let you know how pleased we were to meet you and were so impressed by the tour you took us on around Avignon! You were very warm and knowledgeable about the area and answered all of our questions. Your van was top of the line as well as your service!! I will not hesitate to recommend you to friends and family visiting the area!"Connie Schuler – Alberta, Canada"We had the best time with you on our tour of the Provence region! You planned out th..."
  • Group Lavender Tour, July 2017

    "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..."
  • 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 "