A Week in Provence

My first encounter with Provence was in Peter Mayle’s A Year in Provence, a quirky account of he and his wife’s joyful escape from the hustle and bustle life in London to the serenity of Provence. I read that book at least twenty years ago, and for twenty years I have dreamed of my own Provençal adventure. Today my dream has become a reality! Thanks to Vins de Provence I am currently on my way to Provence!

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Please keep your eyes on my Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter accounts to follow along on my Provence journey through my photos. In the meantime, here is a brief look at the amazing itinerary Vins de Provence has created for this incredible press trip.

Sunday:

Free time to explore the city of Saint-Raphaël. This magnificent city is part of the French Riviera located in Côte d’Azur, in south eastern France. Some highlights include visiting the “old city,” Basilique Notre Dame de La Victoire, and Le Jardin Bonaparte.

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Sunday evening our group will meet for the first time and dine at Restaurant Le Dock in the marina.

Our hotel for Saturday – Monday night is Hotel La Marina.

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Monday:

We begin our journey into the world of Provençal rosé.

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Maison des Vins Cotes de Provence were we will visit the Rosé Research Center and enjoy a presentation on Wines of Provence.

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Picnic lunch and visit at Chateau Thuerry

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Visit Chateau des Crostes

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Walk around the medieval village of Les Arcs Sur Argens

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Visit Le Château du Rouët

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Dinner at Le Golf de Saint Endréol

Tuesday:

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Visit the market and walk around Saint Tropez

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Croix et la Bastide Blanche

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Chateau Malherbe

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Clos Cibonne

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Dinner at Le Mas du Lingusto

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Hotel Mercure Le Golf de Barbaroux

Wednesday:

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Chateau De L’Escarelle

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Maison des Vins des Coteaux Varois en Provence

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Lunch at Hostellerie de l’Abbaye de la Celle

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Chateau Margüi

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Chateau Henri Bonnaud

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Dinner at Restaurant Mickael Feval

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Hotel Cézanne

Thursday:

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Aix-en-Provence market

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Lunch at L’escale des Vins

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Chateau Bas

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Domaine d’Eole

Our trip concludes with a very special dinner TBD.

Friday: fly home!

  • A special thanks to Calhoun & Company Communications and Vins de Provence for including me on this wonderful press trip. I am overwhelmed with humility and gratitude!

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