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Small Group Tours in Provence, France

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Bespoke Tours from a Provençal Local

Small group tours run throughout the year, highlighting seasonal elements. All tours are maxed at 8 participants, aimed at giving you flexibility, authentic lodging locations, and the opportunity to feel less like a tourist and more like a local.

“My wife and I would have to rate Emily as one of the most cordial and flexible tour guides we have ever toured with. Emily made sure that our small group (3 couples) had not only toured the top sites on our itinerary but that we also had plenty of time to enjoy spontaneous moments which were many and varied…” –John Evans

Truffles, Wine & Provencal Cuisine Tour

Feb. 25 – March 3, 2024
(7 night tour)

A Provence gourmet escape

Provence is one of your top destinations for tasting the Black Winter Truffle (also known as the Perigord Truffle). We won’t stop with truffle pleasures though. Continue with me to the baker’s oven for making croissants, the chef’s kitchen…

This tour is sold out.  Please inquire about waitlist or the 2025 tour.

Spring Revival Tour (2025)

April 19 – 26, 2025
(7 night tour)

Roman roads and the best of town and village

I’ve put this tour together to combine regions that you don’t often see on any one tour. The first three nights will be in the charming town Uzès from where we will adventure along the Roman roads in the Occitane region. Then we’ll move into the Luberon Region after passing through Avignon…

5 spots left

Poppy Madness Tour

May 12 – 20, 2024
(8 night tour)

Magic red and spring revival

The red carpet of poppies is a sight not to miss. Little by little, poppies start popping up coloring the young vegetation in the vineyards and valleys. This Provence spring tour is designed to connect you to nature and the Provencal way of life…

This tour is sold out. Please inquire about waitlist or the 2025 tour (4 spots left).

Lavender & Heritage Sites Tour

June 16 – 23, 2023
(7 night tour)

Must-See Heritage Sites & lavender

This tour is designed to immerse you into the historical past of Provence, taking you to the most captivating sites for both their cultural heritage and stunning architecture. Along the routes, you’ll plunge into the beauty of three different regions, lavender in bloom, stroll the markets…

3 spots left

Lavender Lifestyle Tour

July 1 – 7, 2024
(6 night tour)

Time to soak up the lavender aromas…slow travel at its best

Sometimes you really need a vacation, time to relax but also be inspired. The lavender Lifestyle Tour is designed for you to settle into your luxury B&B, savor the tastes of the markets, the regional wines, & local olive oil. A time to connect with the slow Provencal lifestyle and the people…

This tour is sold out. Please inquire about waitlist or other tour options.

Lavender, Travel Photography & local lifestyle Tour

July 10 – 16, 2024
(6 night tour)

Secret Provence is here on this tour…your lens will tell the story

More than lavender & photography, this is a true Provencal lifestyle tour. Provence will be forever captured in your artistic eye as well as in your heart. The region explored on this tour is not one you find in many guide books on Provence…and that’s what makes it so special. It’s almost like going back in time…

This tour is sold out.  Please inquire about waitlist or the 2025 tour.

October In Provence Tour

Oct. 10 – 18, 2024
(8 night tour)

Autumn colors in the four corners of Provence, France

Plunge into the beauty of the countryside during the autumn glimmer. Stroll the markets abundant with fall produce and artisan craftsmanship. Taste the exquisite flavors of Provençal cuisine. Discover the Luberon region where hilltop villages & vineyards create an array of textures. The Alpilles & Camargue region…

Just 1 spot left on this tour

Christmas in Provence Tour

Dec. 7 – 17, 2024
(10 night tour)

Experience the Provencal Christmas cheer and cuisine

Join a Christmas in Provence tour to explore southern France during the festive time of Noël. There’s no better time to feel the spirit of community, experience the folklore traditions, and savor the flavors of local specialties. This tour combines Provencal & Santon markets, a mix of city, small town and village atmosphere…

five star review
  • 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 2013 Private Custom Tour

    ""This summer my wife and I had the pleasure of being introduced to Provence by Emily Durand. It was truly amazing. Emily’s attentiveness and insights to the history and culture made Provence our favorite portion of a four-week eight-country trip. We had the perfect mix of adventure and relaxation taking in the ruggedly beautiful terrain and sampling the best food I have ever had.Thank you Emily we look forward to our next trip to Southern France with Your Private Provence."Peter &..."
  • 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..."
  • A Week in Provence – October 2017

    ""As we contemplated our first visit to Provence to identify a village that we might return to for an extended stay, we wanted to slow travel through several small villages with nearby vineyards.Prior to our trip, Emily created a customized itinerary to best meet our interests and needs.  To start our week together, Emily met us at the train station and then proceeded to comfortably drive us through the 2-lane backroads of Provence helping us to discover the magical villages of Provence, t..."
  • 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..."
  • Lavender,Travel Photography & Provencal Lifestyle Tour 2023

    "Emily's Lavender and Photography Tour is, as stated, a private, and I would say INTIMATE, experience in Provence.  From the first evening in L'Isle sur la Sorgue everything about the tour is carefully crafted to create a sense that one has become "at home" in Provence.  The accommodations at the converted stone farmhouse are comfortable and well appointed, creating an intimacy that speaks of "part of the family."  In addition to breathtaking venues for photography, each day provided a creativ..."
  • 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 2018 3-day custom tour

    ""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..."
  • Girlfriends in Provence, June 2017

    ""I can not recommend Emily highly enough.  I knew from the moment we started planning our Girls Trip to Provence together that she was going to make our trip so memorable.The attention to detail in planning our wonderful week in Provence was so appreciated and covered incredible fun filled days of exploring Provincial Markets, Private Wine Tastings, Eating, Drinking, Shopping, Cooking up a storm in a Michelin star restaurant, exploring stunning French villages and even cruising the French..."
  • 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..."