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Why Choose Your Private Provence?

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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
  • May 2016 Private Garden Tour

    ""It was such a very special holiday for me. I just adored every moment and Emily made it so very special.Emily, thank you for being so accommodating with my challenging itinerary. Thank for being so knowledgeable and adding a layer of history and local insight that no guidebook could deliver. And finally, thank you for being so warm and engaging. It really felt like I was traveling with a dear friend. I could never have imagined it could be so good."Jane from Australia "
  • May 2023 – Poppy Madness Small Group Tour

    "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..."
  • Lavender Tour July 2018

    ""We recently returned from France and wish to leave a few comments on our experience.At the top of my bucket list is a visit to Provence France. My husband and I are not world travelers and were somewhat hesitant about this trip, we were anxious about almost everything, the language, the travel and the fact that we were in a foreign country. Despite all these concerns we bite the bullet and decided to go for it. We booked a package with My Private Provence.Much to our surprise and del..."
  • May 2017 3-Day Tour in Provence

    ""Emily was our favorite guide during our 2 weeks in France. She was so personable, taking us to favorite places and making Provence come alive. We loved our vineyard picnic, our tour in Arles, wine tastings, lunch at La Madison de la Truffe, and visits to local villages and markets.Wonderful memories for my daughter and I thanks to her special care!"Marcia & Terri Hannig, Colorado"
  • 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..."
  • May 2018 7-day custom tour

    ""What wonderful memories were made with four high school friends in Provence, thanks to our guide extraordinaire, Emily!She planned and executed every detail, taking into consideration our personal requests, with flexibility that is impossible with a large tour group.  Our last night, while we were touring the Calanques in Cassis, Emily even prepared an alfresco poolside dinner for us.   Many thanks and high recommendations to Emily, OUR Private Provence!Emily, you allowed us to have..."
  • May 2018 4-day private tour

    ""After an amazing experience as a solo traveler on Your Private Provence’s Group Lavender Tour, ten months later I booked a private tour for my husband and me to see the poppies.  Emily is warm, knowledgeable and flexible.  We always felt safe and comfortable.  Her recommendations for accommodations and restaurants were perfect.  The itinerary on this second trip was completely different than the first trip…markets, hikes, wineries, picnics in fields of wildflowers, everything we asked for an..."
  • Provence Over 10 Days – April 2019

    ""We had found Emily Durand on the web and had a wonderful time corresponding with her while preparing a detailed itinerary based upon our interests and requirements. She was very prompt and very precise in her responses which we liked very much.She was even more pleasant in person and we throughly enjoyed spending ten days with her in Provence. She knew the area very well including hotels/B and Bs, restaurants ( my wife is vegetarian but that was no problem for Emily!), parking and gettin..."
  • Honeymoon in Provence Tour, April 2015

    ""Emily set-up an incredible getaway! We chose France for our honeymoon (I’ve been dreaming about Provence for years) and my husband stumbled upon Emily’s website. Wow, we are so happy we found her. After a Skype chat, we knew we made the right decision in going with Your Private Provence.She was flexible, sweet, knowledgeable, and accommodating from the very start. In the beginning, we filled out a form so she could determine what kind of experience we were looking for: museum/history hea..."
  • September 2023 – 10-day private tour

    "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..."