This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Responsible tourism: Provence gourmet tour in France
Our agency tries to promote mainly eco-friendly activities with no harm to environment. Our holidays have a very strong focus on nature and the environment.
In this program, you'll be going along Aix-en-Provence and also through minor roads, small villages and rural areas. The included walking tours in these program are a unique way to approach the Provence.
You will discover the beauty of the Saint Victoire mountain (natural park) and the fantastic eco-friendly city of Aix-en-Provence where cars are not allowed inside the city center!
The large area around Sainte Victoire is officially designated as a "Grand Site" ("Major Site"): one of about three dozen areas of outstanding scenic and/or cultural interest in France. The Grand Site Sainte Victoire covers 34,500 hectares / 85,000 acres and extends north as far as Saint Paul les Durance.
Our passionate nature guide, will take you on an easy trail along the Mount Saint-Victoire and draw your attention to the region’s rich fauna, caressed by nature and climate. This is a diverting interactive workshop teaching you how to identify and recognize different plant species, among them, crop and medicinal plants.
We focus our guest’s attention on local efforts to preserve flora and fauna and we like to think holidays significantly contribute to raising awareness environment. We ask our guests to be aware of their electricity and hot water consumption when they travel with us. We advise our guests about local regulations and protected areas at each destination.
Our office minimizes the use of paper by using internet, emails and for marketing purposes we also make use of websites. Our vouchers are electronic to avoid massive use of paper. When we have to use paper, we use the APUR paper, and our Brother’s cartridges are brought to the recycle center, which has a partnership with CoolEarth.
Our aim is to offer customers a chance to discover a secret France by offering original itineraries. You will stay in a guesthouse and meet people that offer warm hospitality, ensure comfort and cleanliness and who are willing to share their environment. We select local suppliers that have the same vision as us to reduce the environmental impact of tourism and preserve local surroundings.
We select local guides and craftsmen to ensure our activity benefits the local economy. Our guides are able to offer an insight into the local culture and are able to guide visitors to less known sites and unknown treasures
In this program, we also work with local people to protect cultural heritage.
Along the program you will meet 3 typical local producers from the area which will show you their work and production. (Olive oil, soap, cheese). You will meet two fantastic guides which will show you the inside of the city of Aix-en-Provence and the famous Saint Victoire mountain. Finally, you will be staying in a local homestay in the vicinity of Aix-en-Provence in the small community of Calas. You host is living a typical Provencal style house.
You will definitely get a deeper understanding of the area and leave with unforgettable memories. Our vast experience and extensive knowledge enable us to propose packages that will give a true insight into the country they visit. Packages are selected in close relationship with customers and suppliers. We guarantee to replace or refund unavailable products, giving reassurance to the customer.