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2019 small group lavender tour of Provence

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 foods and laughed…and laughed…and laughed!  And then there was the lavender! I can’t think of a better week and I hope that one day I am able to join Emily on another tour.”

Sue Willis, South Carolina

“My first group tour experience could not have been better. Emily was easily likable, the tour was well-organized, informative and well-balanced. The B&B was a highlight as were the dinner locale choices. Emily was also very flexible and accommodated my preferences and needs, giving me the option to participate or take time for myself. I also enjoyed meeting the various people we met along the way. I would absolutely opt to sign up for another tour within YPP.”

Alexa Morales, New Orleans, LA

“I recently visited Provence on a Lavender Tour with Your Private Provence.  Emily Durand, the owner of the company, was the tour guide and driver for the small group of seven women. She was absolutely a perfect guide! I have traveled extensively and have had many tour guides over the years, so I can say confidently that Emily is exceptional. Her years living in Provence provide the expertise she needed to introduce us to this enchanting area, and her years growing up as a young woman in Oregon helped us understand the subtleties of French life. She bridges the two cultures with ease. Emily really went out of her way to customize the tour for us. During our tour when she discovered that I was a potter, she arranged for us to visit a female potter’s studio near the B & B.  Emily is professional in her job and yet her easy, relaxed manner helped us all feel welcome and comfortable. Her Lavender Tour was the most perfectly designed tour that I have ever experienced. She put much thought into everything, not just the lavender viewing, but the meals and the daily excursions as well. Every day was different and interesting. The charming B & B she chose was perfect also. This was truly the perfect lavender tour with the perfect private guide. Traveling doesn’t get any better than this!!!”

Rose Schutte, Michigan 

“I want to thank you for such a wonderful lavender tour.  The entire experience was everything that I’d hoped it would be and more. The itinerary was such a good cross-section of Provence.  I enjoyed the picnics, especially those in the garden near Simiane and at the lavender growers. You were an excellent guide – knowledgable, flexible, personable, and very organized. The thought and effort you put into the tour was evident, and appreciated! The B&B was fabulous – a real gem.”

Katheryn Russi, Michigan