Provence: The Breathtaking Var Region

Moustiers-Sainte-Marie

Enjoy two weeks in the breathtaking Var Region of Provence

dates to be announced

* Breathe deeply, dance, run freely through the fields of lavender

* Marvel at les Gorges du Verdon, unique in Europe, known as the Grand Canyon of France

* Let yourself wander through charming medieval perched villages dating from 12th century

* Swim in the turquoise waters of the Lac de St Croix

The Var

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Visit Provence-Var Kindred Voyages
Visit Provence-Var Kindred Voyages

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Gorge du Verdon

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Visit Provence-Var Kindred Voyages

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Visit Provence-Var Kindred Voyages
Gorge du Verdon
We will stay either in the heart of the charming 8th century medieval village of Aups, or in a lovely countryside villa within walking distance of Aups. From there, we will explore the many and varied nearby wonders of the Var Region.

Since we are a small group, choices will be made according to the weather (usually very good, 300 days of sunshine on average), open-air market days in some favorite villages, local happenings, etc.

Here are some of the activities and experiences available to us:

  • Strolling through the medieval streets of Aups, Moustier-Sainte-Marie,Tourtour
  • Meandering trough the colorful markets of Aups, Villecroze, Cotignac
  • Discovering the breath taking panoramas of the Gorges du Verdon
  • Swimming or other water activities in the liquid turquoise of Le Lac de Sainte Croix
  • Stepping into the serenity and antiquity of Bargème, the highest village in the Var, one hour away, and not to be missed
  • Spending the day in the Riviera, Côte d’Azur and the coastal beauty of Cassis, St Tropez or St Raphael
  • Breathing in the delicious aromas of the lavender fields
  • Visiting ancient chapels, churches, monasteries, and priories such as Le Thoronet
  • Walking to a chapel overlooking the village of Baudeun and the lake
  • Appreciating the Roman remains and the Museum of Prehistory in Quinson
  • Connecting with sacred sites such as La Sainte Baume, where Mary Magdalene devoted herself to prayer and solitary contemplation during the last thirty years of her life
  • Enjoying numerous activities such as swimming, hiking, biking, kayaking, and more, in breathtaking vistas

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Connect With French Locals

A few evenings are scheduled to meet French locals and partake in sharing food, music, songs, dances, movement, poetry, art, play games, enjoy conversation, or express whatever gift is yours.

While you don’t have to speak French to be a part of this wondrous journey, if you do, there will be opportunities to practice and interact with locals. And much more! While there are numerous enchanting, exciting sites to visit, this trip is intended to be not only a tourist experience, but an opportunity to integrate into the daily life of a charming medieval village.

There are no strangers here; only friends you haven’t met yet. —William Butler Yeats

Pricing

Don’t postpone France!

2 week stay | $3,900*
1 week stay | $2,600*

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* Prices do not include airfare or transportation expenses to the site. Accommodations are limited to 6 people. Reservations are available on a first come first served basis and require a non-refundable $750 deposit to hold the space. Balance of the tour payment is due 2 months prior to departure to guarantee space. Single travelers that do not wish to share a room with another traveler will be charged an additional $250 service fee for a private room. No refund is available on or after travel dates have started.

Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you truly love — Rumi