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Provence Luxury Holidays and Tours

Introduction

It's hard to imagine a more perfect triumvirate of regions than Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur - one all romantic countryside, one stunning mountains and the third some of the most glamorous and beautiful coastline in Europe. It's a beguiling mix. Provence is scented sunshine, fragrant with lavender and wild herbs, scenic with verdant vineyards and sprawling olive groves and medieval hilltop towns with bustling markets. Of these, Aix-en-Provence, impossibly romantic and picturesque and the ancient papal seat of Avignon are among the most charming.

Just south of this gorgeousness lies the Côte d'Azur, or the French Riviera. A more glittering coastline is hard to imagine, with the Mediterranean sparkling bright blue and the cities along it as chic as they come, with Cannes and Nice in particular dazzlingly glamorous luxury destinations. Marseilles provides a contrast, but although it's rough cut, it too is a gem, full of history and culture - it's the oldest city in France and almost certainly the most intoxicating one.

This stretch of seashore is sun-drenched almost year round, and warm too, as the mountains to the north keep out those chillier northern temperatures. The Alps are the ultimate European mountains, and the French Alps are especially stunning, with Mont Blanc and its fellow snowy peaks adding real drama to the skyline near Chamonix, a destination for serious skiers in winter and outdoor adventures in the summer months. The pretty lakeside town of Annecy and sophisticated Grenoble are also perfect bases for alpine adventures at any time of year.

Special offers in Provence

Iberian Quest on Oceania

8-day cruise from £1,429 pp incl. flights

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cruise offer

Exclusive offer. Special fares, pre-paid gratuities & more

Take advantage of free flights, pre-paid gratuities, special fares on sold out cabins and more on this seven day luxury Oceania cruise between Lisbon and Monte Carlo.

Promenades & Palaces on Oceania

13-day cruise from £4,100 pp incl. flights

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Includes flights & your choice of free tours, drinks & more

Discover the best of the Med as you sail between Venice and Barcelona with Oceania. Our offer includes airfare and FREE Unlimited Internet, plus choose from free tours, drinks or onboard spending money.

Mediterranean Collage on Oceania

8-day cruise from £2,305 pp incl. flights

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Take advantage of free flights, pre-paid gratuities, special fares on sold-out cabins and more on this luxury cruise between Barcelona and Rome.

Stunning Dalmatia & Cote D'azur

11-day cruise from £6,455 pp incl. flights

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Exclusive - Receive $400 Spa or shipboard credit per suite

Take advantage of special fares and on board credit for you to use in the spa, gift shop or that special vintage bottle of wine.

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Top itineraries in Provence

Eurostar & beyond

Tailor-made journey from £395 pp

Travelling by Eurostar is a fast and convenient way to hop across to the Continent. Via a quick change of trains in Paris, Lille or Brussels, the network opens up the whole of Europe, and connects to more than 100 destinations in France, Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands and Switzerland.

From Provence to Paris

14-day Tailor-made self-drive from £2,135 pp incl. flights

Free car hire

Travel through the heart of rural France on this two-week tailor-made self-drive that takes you from Provence to Paris.

Belmond Afloat in France: Tain L’Hermitage to Arles

7-day luxury river cruise from £5,625 pp incl. flights

Cruising the Rhône Valley by luxury barge, you'll explore everything from fortified cities and Roman aqueducts to award-winning wineries and working truffle farms, all the while enjoying Belmond's world-renowned hospitality.

Iberian Quest on Oceania

8-day cruise from £1,429 pp incl. flights

Exclusive
cruise offer

Exclusive offer. Special fares, pre-paid gratuities & more

Take advantage of free flights, pre-paid gratuities, special fares on sold out cabins and more on this seven day luxury Oceania cruise between Lisbon and Monte Carlo.

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Where to go in Provence

Toulon

Toulon is where Provence and the French Riviera meet, and has traditionally been a transit point between the two, with excellent rail and ferry connections. Recently however, this hitherto overlooked naval port has taken advantage of its incredible position and surrounding natural beauty to become …

Cannes

It's hard to imagine Cannes as a small fishing village now, yet that is precisely what it once was. The city is now defined by its International Film Festival, when it sparkles harder than ever due to the flurry of camera flashes and shiny lip-gloss and glittering awards ceremonies.

Avignon

Avignon is the place that the Popes chose as their new home when fleeing from a corrupt Rome in the 14th century. They chose well - an elevated position by the River Rhône and with views over glorious Provençal countryside, the sprawling plateaux of Vaucluse, the serrated peaks of the dentelles de …

Marseille

Marseille, at 2,600 years, is France's oldest city. It's also one of France's most exciting cities. It has the excitement that old port cities have, that comes from being open to myriad cultural influences, and those show to this day in Marseille, particularly in the Algerian bazaars.

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When to go to Provence

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Provence articles

Europe's Best Coastal Holidays for 2016

Europe's many seas means there are a huge number of quality beaches to enjoy. Different countries, cultures, foods and landscapes vie for your attention so it's easy to pick a great spot. Here is our list of the best places to lay down your towel.

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