Family Trip to Provence

5 Days | Family-friendly Travel, Self-Drive Trips & Tours

Travel through this beautiful region in a fun and family-friendly way!

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See Provence in a way that will be memorable and fun for the entire family. You'll take a magical carriage ride through the Massif des Ochres and see the beautiful lavender fields. Discover the Luberon villages on an e-bike loop ride that departs from and ends in Gordes. Another highlight is kayaking and canoeing in the Gorges du Gardon. Your family won't soon forget this experience in Provence!

Day by Day


Day 1: Aix-en-Provence - Bonnieux

Pick Up Rental Car

Upon your arrival, a rental car will be at your disposal for the length of your stay (5 days). Thus, you can move freely and comfortably. On the day of departure, you will drop off the vehicle.

On your way to Luberon National Park stop for a Private Guided Walking Tour of Aix-en-Provence

Go on a walking tour of Paul Cézanne’s hometown: enjoy the Cours Mirabeau and its cafés, the many fountains, private mansions, the Mazarin district, and its 17th and 18th-century buildings, the passages and alleys of the Vieil Aix, Albertas Square… this city has a truly exceptional history!

At the end of the tour, your guide will leave you with a box of Calisson.

Overnight stay and breakfast in a luxury room at a beautiful 4-star hotel in Luberon’s Bonnieux

Day 2: Bonnieux - Roussillon - Gordes - Lacoste

Bonnieux E-Bike Cycling Tour: Loop Ride 

Embark on an unforgettable e-bike loop tour which includes Bonnieux, Roussillon, Gordes, Menerbes, and Lacoste before you’ll be back to Bonnieux (+/-45KM).

The tour will lead you to the undiscovered villages of Luberon.

Gordes, one of the most beautiful hilltop villages in France, built on the foothills of the Vaucluse mountains, facing the Luberon, Gordes is famous for its houses and buildings of white stone.

During the tour, you will stop for an olive oil tasting.

The tour ends in Bonnieux.

Overnight stay and breakfast in a luxury room at a beautiful 4-star hotel in Luberon’s Bonnieux

a weekend getaway to provence

Day 3: Bonnieux - Avignon

Free Morning in the “Colorado Provencal”

Rustrel is a tiny village nestled at the foot of the Plateau d’Albion in the Parc Naturel Regional du Luberon which merits a detour because of its amazing ochre cliffs known as Le Colorado Provencal.

The exploitation of ochre began more than a century ago, and Rustrel soon become an important production center that was part of the industrial revolution, thanks to its ferruginous minerals.

Today, after a long decline, the exploitation is almost at an end, although the Colorado Provencal has received a second lease of life. It is now open to visitors who marvel at its colors and forms.

Between Rustrel and the hamlet of Gignac, on the banks of the river Doa, you can follow a number of walkways that will take you towards an incredible succession of rusty-colored rocks, golden cliffs, and red earthen chimneys which rise majestically out of the vegetation.

Drive to Avignon for A Private Foodie Tour of Avignon’s Sweet Specialties

Spend an afternoon exploring Avignon’s old medieval city and tasting sweet Provençal specialties. You’ll get off the beaten path to meet artisans and try the best bites that the city has to offer.

Take in the local flavors while exploring the winding alleys and historical monuments with your guide. Sample artisanal ice cream, which is a great way to beat the summer heat! Try luxury chocolates. You’ll learn about the local food traditions and finish up your day with a glass of the celebrated local Côtes-du-Rhône wine.

Night and breakfast in a historical hotel in the heart of Avignon

Day 4: Pont du Gard - Collias

Tickets to visit the Pont du Gard

The Pont du Gard was the highest aqueduct in the Roman world reaching a soaring 160 feet high (48m). It once brought spring water to the city of Nîmes winding over 30 miles (50 kilometers) through the mountains between Uzès and Nîmes. It is the name of the section that spans the Gardon river. Built around 50 AD, the aqueduct is a testament to Roman engineering. This spectacular section is a technical and artistic masterpiece.

The ruins are in a charming natural environment, so enjoy a stroll along the banks of the river past the ancient olive trees and Mediterranean flora. A fine onsite museum explains the aqueduct’s constructions and lets you brush up on your Roman history.

Kayaking and Canoeing in the Gorges du Gardon

Pont du Gard, famous for its beautiful architecture, offers visitors an incredible experience in the waters of the Gardon. Feel the excitement as you kayak through the waters and down small dams while enjoying the scenic landscape and crystal-clear waters of the river

Discover the kayak base at Collias, near the Pont du Gard and down the Gardon in the kayak. From Collias, kayak towards the Pont du Gard which gives visitors the perfect amount of time to take in their surroundings and marvel at the beauty of the Gardon and the Pont du Gard. Your guide will accompany you during this journey to make sure everything runs smoothly and also to show you the fauna and flora of the region.

Night and breakfast in a historical hotel in the heart of Avignon

Day 5: Avignon

Self-guided Visit to the Palais des Papes in Avignon (with HistoPad)

Avignon’s most famous building is the monumental Palais des Papes. It’s one of Europe’s largest Gothic buildings and was the seat of power for nine successive popes during the 14th century.

Tours take visitors through 25 rooms. Must-see rooms include the Consistoire (audience room), the Grande Chapelle (great chapel), the Grand Tinel (banquet hall), and the private papal apartments.

The views from the towers are a superb place to take in the city, with the Rhône River below and its famous Pont d’Avignon (Pont Saint-Bénézet).

Palace de Popes in Avignon, France

Drop off Your Car Before Heading Home

Drive to Marseille airport and return your rental vehicle.

Your journey with us has come to an end. We hope to see you soon!


About This Trip:

    • Enjoy 24/7 English-spoken telephone assistance while traveling
    • This itinerary includes transport, activities, guides, accommodations with breakfasts, and other listed services
    • Price is in USD per person, assuming double occupancy. Note that prices and availability are subject to change.

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