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“Discover Provence--3 Day Tour”
Review of Discover Provence

Discover Provence
Ranked #3 of 44 Tours in Aix-en-Provence
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Owner description: Our custom made small group(max 6 clients) tours are carefully designed for you to discover Provence at its best. We know Provence well and with our tour experience, knowledge, language skills and address book we can offer you a special insight into Provence. We will take you to wonderful locations in a comfotable vehicle explaining details of local history, culture and traditions. We are happy to design a tailor made tour for you or choose from 8 specially designed tours including a boat trip from Cassis to the beautiful calanques, wine tasting ,a visit to lavender fields,a walk around the Mont Victoire,visits to magical Roman and Medieval villages plus a Provençal cooking experience with an experienced French cook. We will take you to places off the beaten tourist track so that you can discover the real Provence.
Reviewed 2 June 2014

The best travel move ever was signing up for Sarah Pernet's "Discover Provence" 3 day tour! A small group--6 of us-- got to see, learn, and enjoy SO much (hassle-free) with Sarah as our English speaking guide and true expert. We visited Aix-en-Provence, Cassis, Luberon Villages, and Arles & St. Remy. Sarah took us to places we would have never known about on our own and we had lunch each day at local spots in each of the various towns and villages. If you want to have fun and learn all about Provence, don't hesitate to sign up for this tour!

Thank Jane L
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Reviewed 1 June 2014

Without any question, the absolute high points of our 1-week in Provence were the 3 days we spent with Sarah Pernet - Founder of Discover Provence, and her Partner Janicke Lemiere. Together they made our stay memorable and I would recommend their services without any reservations. In another review someone said " ... it is like spending a day with a long time friend ... " right on the $, it cannot be more appropriate. Let us start with a checklist : Sarah & Janicke are affable, totally acculturated in the fullest sense of the word, amazingly familiar with everything and anything to do with Provence, very efficient with time but never intrusive which many tour guides fall prey to, high EQ in that they are able to pick up our group dynamics (3-couples with a 40 year friendship since college) and just let us 'enjoy doing our thing', helpful in anything you are not afraid to ask ... just to name a few. We did the touristy thing via Arles, St Remy, Cassis, Van Gogh etc but what we came away is not so much details of what we saw where but a warm feel of 'things Provencal' be it history, people, scenery, cuisine ... you name it, we experienced it, all in 3-full days thanks to the efforts, patience and care from the two ladies. The title of this review says it all ... Discover Provence, with none other than 'Discover Provence' ...TangCanCook @ Hong Kong

Thank TangCanCook
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

The name of Sarah's company, Discover-Provence, is truly fitting. We spent a full day with Sarah as our guide (driver, historian, fluent local and immediate friend) and came away with a better understanding of Provence and it's origins, food, artists' culture and beautiful landscapes. Sarah took the time before the tour to question us about our wishes for the tour and our special interests. I appreciated that her communication with us was very prompt and thorough. It was relaxing to let Sarah do the driving and simply enjoy our surroundings as we toured several perched villages. When she discovered in Rousillon that I also had an interest in art she arranged for us to meet a local artist and rearranged our schedule so I could tour additional studios. We especially enjoyed seeing some of the local markets in Lourmarin and enjoyed a wonderful lunch on the outdoor patio of a restaurant there. We finished the afternoon with a vineyard tour and wine tasting and with the additional bonus of time spent wandering in the vineyard's beautiful gardens. Our day with Sarah could not have been more complete and met our every expectation.

Thank JoAnnC214
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

We had a wonderful full day tour of Arles, Les Baux, and St Remy and also a great half-day walking tour the next day of Aix. We were very impressed with Discover Provence tours. Janicke (our tour guide) was so knowledgeable about the area. She took us along the steps of Van Gogh and Cezanne as well as showing us ancient sites and teaching us about the ancient history of the area. Our group consisted of my husband and I and our 3 children (ages 9,9,8). Janicke was very sweet and patient with them. She made our trip to Aix so much fun and enjoyable and also so easy. We didn't have to struggle with finding our way around or searching for sights that we wanted to see. We definitely recommend Discover Provence and Janicke.

Thank LauraLSB
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Reviewed 22 May 2014 via mobile

My mother-in-law, husband, and I spent two weeks traveling through France. Near the end of our second week, we stopped in Provence for a couple days. My mother in law found out about Sarah in a Rick Steve's book and immediately booked a tour with her. Boy, we were glad we did! She asked us what we are main interests were and customized our day around them! She showed us some amazing views atop some perched villages, walked through the towns with a wealth of knowledge about everything, and ended our day with a nice wine tasting at a well known winery with a beautiful garden! The best part was that it didn't feel like your typical guided tour. It was like spending a day with a long time friend who just happened to know a lot about Provence. :) We certainly enjoyed our day with Sarah and highly recommend that you use her while in the area! You will not he disappointed!!

Thank Ckormanik
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