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Custom Tours of Provence, France

Provence Lavender Photography Tour

Personalized Travel with a Provençal Local

Create your ideal holiday in Provence. Travel is a personal story where you can put in elements that speak to you, inspire you, allow you to move as you like, or relax as you like. Provence has an amazing way of catering to all types of travelers – a destination people choose to visit again…and again.

Your tour might focus on the Côtes-du-Rhône wines, hiking trails with hidden treasures, tracing the steps of Van Gogh or walking the Roman road. French Cuisine might be a focus for your immersion experience. Should the paint brush be your friend, you may want to have a painting spot planned for each outing. The ways to curate your Provence vacation are endless and together we build the perfect honeymoon in Provence, week in Provence or few days in Provence for you.

“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…. 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 stress-free. My favorite part of the tour was sitting in beautiful Cassis at a cafe, watching the sparkling blue sea and just chatting with her about France. She is a wonderful human and I cannot recommend her more highly! –Janice FitzGerald”

A Week in Provence

An Example Week Itinerary

Here you can sample A Week In Provence by viewing one of my itineraries.  No itinerary is the same.  Every tour is customized and designed according to your preferences.

A Few Days in Provence

An Example Few Days Itinerary

Just a few days in Provence for you? Have you got multiple areas you want to cover while in France?Spend a few days in Provence with Your Private Provence as your private guide and chauffeur to maximize your time.

Honeymoon

An Example Honeymoon Itinerary

Your honeymoon is a trip you have waited patiently for. You desire to have it unique and flawless. By choosing a honeymoon tour, you can leave the stress at home and enjoy nothing but a well-organized, hassle-free and romantic trip of a lifetime.

Active Tours

Getting Out to Explore

There are a lot of ways to explore Provence for those of you who like to stay active. Biking, hiking, kayaking, private boat tours to name a few. A favorite for many of my guests has been the electric bike ride in the Luberon region. Time and time again guests say it was the highlight of the week.

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  • 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..."
  • 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..."
  • June Private Week-long Tour

    ""We just returned from a fantastic week in Provence with Emily Durand. The entire 7 days exceeded our expectations. Emily wowed us each day with visits to interesting historic sights, unique villages, beautiful views, museums, outdoor markets, and also personal discussions with individual owners of winery’s, B&Bs, lavender growers and distillers. If you want a truly meaningful Provence experience, contact Emily for a personalized tour." Bob & Terrie, New Jersey"
  • 2019 Lavender Tour

    ""If you want the best tour of Provence, choose Emily as your guide.  My husband and I enjoyed this years Lavender and Cultural Tour so much that the day before it ended I signed up to bring my 2 daughters next year!  As a local Emily knows the history of the towns we visited as well as the best places to explore, eat and shop. She has a nice group of friends – chef Giuseppina cooked a delicious lunch and Raina took beautiful photos of my husband and I in the lavender fields. There were so man..."
  • June 2018 Lavender & Cultural Tour

    ""Thank you, Emily, for all your help in arranging my trip and transporting me before and after the tour.  Also, the tour was so special.  I enjoyed it all.  You are a great guide to all the special things, places, foods, and experiences in this area of Provence."Diane Logon, Florida"Our group consisted of six women and one very brave gentleman with of a wide range of ages, backgrounds, personalities, and abilities. We toured the historic Chateauneuf Du Pape. We visited a Winery, A..."
  • 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 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..."
  • Two-Day September Tour 2017

    ""Thank you so much, Emily, for two wonderful days exploring the Luberon region and Cassis.  You were a wealth of information, and we learned so much from you. Our picnic outside of Gordes was delightful!  We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect guide.  We highly recommend you to anyone seeking an authentic cultural experience when in Provence."Jayne & Steve Pettler, Prince George, Virginia"
  • May 2017 Day Tour in the Luberon

    ""Emily, thank you for giving us a wonderful day touring poppy fields. Over the years, I have admired paintings of fields of poppy flowers and you made my dream come true. It was a picture perfect day. Thank you for finding my fields of dreams!"Mary Adam, Michigan"
  • 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 "