Provence – Sample Itinerary

Monday, Day One – Arrival Day
Evening Yoga

You will be picked up from Marseille International Airport by taxi/limousine and driven to your home away from home for the next 6 nights.   Your journey to La Cride will be approximately 30 minutes. You may be in the company of a few other women arriving close to the same time unless you are traveling with friends.  Upon arrival, Guests will have their chance to relax and get acquainted.  Healthy snacks will be available throughout the day until we meet at cocktail hour for an overview of the week followed by a delicious dinner.

Tuesday, Day Two – Market Day
Morning Yoga
Evening Cooking Workshop

For visitors from abroad, one of the pleasures of visiting France is to enjoy wandering through a traditional French Market. And why not! The market, “le marché,” is an integral part of life in virtually all French towns and large villages, so much so that even today the market can be seen as a well surviving part of France’s historic heritage. Today we will buy fresh produce, cheeses at the Cucuron Market and such to begin our week of cooking. Once back at the ‘ranch’ you will have your first cooking lesson, the product of which will be served for dinner.

Wednesday, Day Three – Hiking at
Mount St. Victorie

A medium level 2.5 -3 hr. hike on the beautiful white limestone mountin known as “Cezanne’s mountain,” picnic lunch, wine tasting and tour of the vineyard at Saint Ser, a hillside winery at the foothills of Mt. Saint Victoire.


Thursday, Day Four – Aix-en-Provence
Morning Yoga
Evening Cooking Workshop

Entice your senses…

In the light of a privileged climate, Aix-en-Provence is a city of elegance revealed over lively streets and squares. History here is a daily scene, where one combines the pleasures of shopping, the architectural beauties, the city strolls and Baroque wonders. Each fountain has its secrets, each mansion its stories. Aix-en-Provence is full of colors, festivals and traditions, markets of Provence, sunny streets and nature walks.

The colors of Cezanne is more than an experience, it is an encounter with the painter as you live among the places and landscapes that have marked the life, the look and the work of the father of modern painting. Embracing you in any season, the city invites you with so much to see, to feel, to discover.

We will spend time at one of the largest markets in Provence, followed by a walking city tour.

Friday, Day Five – Les Baux de Provence
Morning Yoga

We will take an excursion to Les Baux de Provence, a medieval picturesque hilltop village in Provence, where we will visit the Carrières de Lumières, an old quarry turned extraordinary film studio where it was decided that the huge rock walls of the quarry would form the backdrop for a fabulous sound and light show (immersive art).

Saturday, Day Six
Morning Yoga  and Afternoon of Leisure,
Evening Cooking Workshop

Sunday, Day Seven – Château La Coste

We will begin with a guided art and architecture walk through wooded hilltops and valleys, alongside olive groves and vineyards, discovering the many installations of contemporary art along the way.  You will also have time to explore the art galleries and have lunch at Tado Ando Café or the outdoor terrace café before taking the guided wine making and tasting tour.

Monday, Day Eight– Departure Day

Breakfast today will be ongoing until noon and will be available for any early departures. We hope you have enjoyed your week in Provence.

Bon Voyage!