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A Foretaste of Paradise in Provence

Enjoy the sights, smells and tastes of the South of France with Discover France Tour

NEW YORK, June 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — A glass of chilled local rose wine and a rewarding gastronomic meal while enjoying the spectacular view of the Mont Ventoux and the fields of lavender could probably be a definition of paradise.


Cycling from Grignan to Vaison La Romaine is as relaxing as amazing: a true sense of Provence. Those who have already lived the experience know, this is the best way to discover this unique part of the world. All the ingredients are assembled to guarantee a wonderful adventure: the most spectacular landscapes, great restaurants and hotels, and, of course, the gorgeous smell of lavender.

A biking tour that will delight your sight and palate. Discover the vineyards and wines of Provence from the Rhone Valley to the Haut-Vaucluse area to the Drome and back to Mont Ventoux. Taste the prestigious wines of Chateauneuf du Pape and Gigondas. Discover the wonderful lavender flavored honey of this region.

Additionally, you will explore the castles and abbeys in Rochegude and Grignan, the roman art in Vaison la Romaine, the Dentelles de Montmirail in Vanclouse, and the abundant fields of lavender at the foot of the Mont Ventoux among other attractive areas in this tour. This tour departs from historical city of Avignon then it moves out to the countryside with a finish in the Provençal village of Bedoin at the foot of Mont Ventoux where we will transfer you back to Avignon. Need more? Along the way, you will enjoy the hotels and restaurants that Discover France have carefully selected to make this an unbelievable experience including the unique manor house in Grignan, a 16th century mansion in Vaison la Romaine and a typical Provençal hotel in Bedoin at the foot of Mont Ventoux.

Everybody has access to nature through their senses and emotions. These typical Provencal villages, with facades in old stone, small alleys, olive trees and the paths of plane trees, with the continual song of the cicada in the background will make you feel that you are in the right place at the right time!

Jean-Philippe HALLER