Martine, what has made this trip unforgettable was the opportunity to rotate in your inspiring orbit. I had a most wonderful time in your company, merci beaucoup! – Cris C

A typical week with Martine in Provence and Languedoc

While the following might be typical, daily activities while you are enjoying your “France with Martine” vacation are customized for the interests of the guests.

We’ll taste local foods and delight in local crafts.

Village life, narrow streets, famous local crafts, lively restaurants and cafés – bustling, colorful farmers markets, local fairs, and flee markets – cooking classes – French classes – essential oils workshops – tasting tours of wine cellars, goat cheese producers, honey, olive oil, chocolate artisans – Anduze pottery, famous since Roman times – Provençal fabrics, and much more.

Farmers’ Market in Uzes

You’ll relive history and marvel at the magnificent art.

Numerous historical sites in the region, where Huguenots and Catholics have fought – Saintes Maries de la Mer, Camargue’s charming fisherman village – fortified cities – picturesque old villages – Celtic dolmens – Roman arena of Nîmes and Arles – world renowned aqueduct, le Pont du Gard, the Romans left behind – medieval castles – Roman style churches – Palais des Papes of Avignon – historical city of Uzès, its cathedral, castle, and famous old Place du Marché, and more…

Les Saintes Maries de la Mer

Nature will take your breath away.

La Bambouseraie, magnificent bamboo park, landscaped in 1850 – antique steam mountain train – spectacular cave of Trabuc – lavender field & museum – la Corniche des Cévennes, stunning mountain road, Unesco World Heritage – swim in rivers, relax on Mediterranean sandy beaches – wild beauty of Camargue – hike, bike, paint, or draw in nature – just to name a few… total fun, magic, and relaxation!

Food, crafts, history, art, and nature are all among an endless choice of things to do and see in the South of France that await you!

Anduze in a view from afar 

A typical day in your “France with Martine” personalized vacation – It’s wonderfully French!

Breakfast

Wake up to the smell of warm baguettes and croissants just out of the baker’s oven, and savor the aroma with your coffee, as you admire the panoramic view sitting at the terrace’s dining table.

Morning

After breakfast, relax at home by the pool, play pétanque, badminton, volley-ball, ping-pong, take a cooking or a French class, or walk to the small historical village of Anduze, read while sitting with locals at the terrace of a “café”, or get ready for your exciting day-trip with Martine, go hiking, kayaking, sightseeing… (see activities & discoveries)

Enjoy the afternoon sun around the pool at the villa

Lunch*

Experience delicious regional specialties.

Afternoon

Depending on your inspiration, relax or go to an afternoon excursion.

An extra-ordinary scene at the farmers’ market

Dinner*

Discover the French traditional celebration of food around a table where you savor a multi-courses family-style dinner at the villa, which we can prepare ourselves, or have prepared, with delicious food, wine, and never ending conversations. Or you might like to go out and experience some culinary adventures!

Enjoying lunch at an outdoor cafe

Evening

After a busy day, relax at home on the terrace or around the fireplace, and enjoy the friendly atmosphere of the villa, or attend some special events in the area.

Make sure to check also our links: Villa, Region, Activities & Discoveries, if you have not done it yet.

*Note: “personalized vacation” packages include breakfast only. Lunch and dinner are not included, unless planned upon booking.

Workshops

Workshops need to be planned at time of reservation. Depend on availability. You may choose an exciting workshop for your personal enrichment:

French cuisine: Experience French cuisine first hand! Spend half a day learning the secrets of French cooking with an experienced chef. You will use local produce and discover traditional gourmet recipes that you will be able to reproduce at home in this hands-on culinary experience. Afterwards, you will enjoy sitting down at the end of the class for a glorious meal.

Cooking class – always a favorite past time

*Ask for the latest classes rate.

Sound exciting? Is this your dream vacation?

We invite you to come experience these wonders of Provence and Languedoc and let the child, the explorer, and the artist inside of you taste the French “Joie de vivre”  in a memorable, personalized, and affordable vacation in southern France with Martine. Learn more about this personalized southern France vacation. Or be adventurous and just …

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