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tours, food and accommodation - picnics in provence

All our tours are flexible, you can join us for a delightful week spent in the idyllic private home of interior designer Kathryn Ireland in the south west of France or choose to base your vacation at a luxury villa in northern Provence.
Come with us and explore France off the beaten track, the gastronomic delights, local characters, splendid wine,  incredible scenery and all that these beautiful parts of France have to offer


Provence Tour Dates

Enjoy a fabulous week in Provence in our luxury villa/hotels, gourmet food, markets, cooking classes with a difference, world class sommeliers, Michelin trained chefs, wineries and exploration of this amazing countryside.


8 nights/9 days
We start in Nice staying in a superb 5 star hotel overlooking the sparkling Mediterranean.
Next stop, a glorious hotel at the top of a tiny hilltop village surrounded by vines for a heavenly 2 nights.
We finish with 4 nights in an exclusive boutique hotel deep in the Provencal countryside with views to die for everywhere you look
Our days will be spent delving into the very best Provence has to offer – all off the beaten track, a true insiders tour.

June 2 to 9

June 23 to July 1

September 1 to 10
This September tour has an optional 3 night extension tour to Bordeaux

October 1 to 8 - Fully booked

Please contact us for a full itinerary and prices – these exclusive tours for 2018 are a one off and cheaper than we’ve ever offered a tour before in our 10 years of delighting in Picnics in Provence!

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Tarn et Garonne Tour Dates, based at Kathryn Ireland's House

Our seriously decadent tours in the bucolic Tarn et Garonne region of France are based at the beautiful private home of renowned interior designer Kathryn Ireland
This very spacious truly exquisite French house and it's outdoor entertaining area has been named “one of the 100 most beautiful outdoor rooms in the world” by Vogue Living magazine.

Experience the incredible artisanal fare, wonderful markets, cooking and art classes, museums, cycle routes, hidden vineyards and stunning landscapes.

Tarn et Garonne tour dates for 2018 now available. Please contact us for further details

Specific dates available on application if you would like us to customise a tour for you, minimum of 4 people.

Prices are FROM $6995 AUD per person per week

Please don't hesitate to get in touch for full itineraries and further information

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Our tours include:

  • 8 days luxury boutique 5 *villa accommodation, with pool
  • Michelin trained in-house private chef
  • Breakfast and refreshments daily
  • Evening cocktails and appetisers
  • All meals including a sumptuous 5 course dinner daily
  • Open bar at all times
  • World renowned sommelier guided full day tour to exclusive private wineries
  • Guided wine and gourmet food pairing lunch
  • Cheese and wine tastings
  • Visits to local markets and attractions
  • Full day tour to spectacular Mt Ventoux area with lunch in one of ‘’Europe’s 5 best wine country hotels”
  • Specialist guided tour to France oldest and largest Roman archaeologica site
  • Interactive exclusive cooking classes
  • Private chauffeur
  • Meet and greet at Avignon station/airport and private transfers to and from villa
  • Concierge services
  • Resident English speaking host available 24/7
  • Ground transportation in 8 seater luxury vehicles
  • All local transfers


Cycling, Food and Wine Tour Dates

Enjoy a fabulous fully guided  12 day cycling, gourmet food and wine tour, for the serious cycling enthusiast, at our luxurious villa in Provence, nestled in the foothills of Mont Ventoux.

Pedals in Provence tours start from $9995 AUD.

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Pedals tours include:

  • 12 days luxury boutique villa accommodation
  • All meals including a sumptuous 3 course lunch or dinner daily, open bar and open pantry
  • Evening aperitifs and appetizers
  • A supervised fully comprehensive pre-departure training program designed specifically for your fitness level & geographic locations
  • Daily sports massage by our team massage therapist
  • Team support vehicle each day
  • All ride routes professionally guided by our qualified trainer
  • High zip-line ropes course
  • Hiking in the local mountain range
  • Professional French cooking classes
  • Guided visits to local markets, attractions, vineyards and villages
  • Wine tastings at private vineyards
  • Ground transportation in 4WD luxury vehicles
  • Pedals in Provence cycling kit
  • All transfers

Please contact us for specific tour itineraries