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From Aix-en-Provence: Wine Tour in Cezanne Countryside

1. From Aix-en-Provence: Wine Tour in Cezanne Countryside

Enjoy a half-day wine tour in the scenic landscape of Sainte-Victoire Mountain, inspiration for the famous post impressionist artist Paul Cézanne, who painted many pictures of the mountain between 1880 and 1883. The Côtes de Provence Sainte-Victoire vineyards are located east of Aix-en-Provence, and like all vineyards in Provence, are considered some of the most natural in France, due to the drying effects of the Mistral wind. The poor and shallow soils, formed by limestone and argillaceous sandstone, help to produce high-quality vineyards. Learn about the characteristics of the terroir, and explore the wine making process while visiting the cellars of 2 separate wine estates. Meet the winemakers, and taste AOC Côtes de Provence wines in 3 colors - tasty, full-bodied reds of excellent structure, subtle elegant rosés, and whites of distinction.

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From Aix en Provence: Provence Full-Day Tour

2. From Aix en Provence: Provence Full-Day Tour

One of the first stops on your day of discovery is the village of Les Baux de Provence. The narrow streets and the imposing castle ruins date to the Middle Ages – a time of proud lords and troubadours. From the rocky spur you’ll enjoy exceptional scenic views. See the Pont du Gard, a fascinating UNESCO World Heritage site that is the best-preserved part of the Nîmes aqueduct. Designed by architects and engineers during the Roman era, it is considered a technical and artistic masterpiece. You’ll continue on to Avignon, the 14th century City of the Popes. See the medieval walls, the Pont d’Avignon that crosses the Rhone River, and the Popes’ Palace, which is the largest Gothic palace in Europe. (Note that entrance fees are not included.) Next on your itinerary is a visit to Châteauneuf-du-Pape, surrounded by its world-famous vineyards. Wine tasting at one of the numerous cellars is included. Please note that you’ll have free time for lunch on your own during the tour, and that the cost of lunch is not included in the tour price.

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Coteaux d'Aix: Ste Victoire Wine Tour & Cezanne Mill Visit

3. Coteaux d'Aix: Ste Victoire Wine Tour & Cezanne Mill Visit

First of all, you will be picked up at your hotel or cruise ship and taken to the first vineyard area close to Aix-en-Provence. Then you'll go to the vineyards of Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence and visit two wineries. You'll also have a 3 wine color tasting. After that, you'll discover the mill of the painter Paul Cézanne, The museum of the Mount Ste Victoire to learn about its climate, fauna, flora and more... There will be a lunch stop in a selected restaurant (optional).

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Aix en Provence Sightseeing and Paul Cézanne Tour

4. Aix en Provence Sightseeing and Paul Cézanne Tour

Take a walk on the Cours Mirabeau with its private old mansions. Go past the Rotunda and mossy fountains, enter the 17th century city by the covered narrow street called Passage Agard. Stroll among shops, architectural and religious sites, squares and fountains. Wander around the traditional stores and the famous Provençal market. Aix en Provence is also the birthplace of the painter Paul Cézanne. Discover the Cézanne studio that was built from his own plans, and where he used to work during the last years of his life. Finally, admire the upland "Painter's terrain" where Paul Cézanne used to paint "Sur le motif" (On the field).

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From Marseille: Half-Day Aix en Provence Tour

5. From Marseille: Half-Day Aix en Provence Tour

Enjoy a guided walk along Cours Mirabeau with its rich architecture and charming cafés. See opulent 17th- and 18th-century architecture as you make your way to Vieil Aix (Old Town). Explore the area and go into charming boutiques and craft shops to pick up a unique souvenir. Afterwards, break to tour independently and get your own lunch at one of the Brunswick House Cafe's. Before lunch, you may enjoy an optional visit to the Atelier Paul Cézanne (not included). Learn about this Post-Impressionist painter and native-son of Aix, view authentic artifacts, and see the studio where Cézanne created pieces like "Les Grandes Baigneuses."

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What people are saying about Aix-en-Provence

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 25 reviews

We had booked the wine tour, our tour guide, Laurent, apparently decided without further ado to change it a bit. So we visited a "winery" in Provence (hotel with a beautiful park and wine sales) and the city of Aix en Provence (it was market day) and had us dropped off at the Vieux Port in Marseille. We really liked everything and our guide was very competent.

Our guide, Gaelle, was wonderful. Very informative and very personable. The itinerary was great though I would have liked a bit more time in Les Beaux. Walking out to the Esplanade and back took all the designated time (and we don't walk slow). The other stops had sufficient time allowed. Great recommendations for restaurant in Avignon.

Rent was amazing! So friendly, well educated and helpful about sharing information about the area. The two estates visited were extremely friendly as well. Beautiful estates and their wines were excellent! Thank You Remy!!!!!

Lovely Tour

Our tour with Greg was fun, informative and a great way to spend a few hours in beautiful Provence.

wonderful experience! I would recommend it to everyone