I depart for London in just over 3 weeks and I’ve got plenty on our to-do list for that trip. But I have my sights on June 2017 (always wanderlusting) in Provence. I figured it would be a great place to turn 30 with my husband or even solo if no one can make it. There are so many places to go and things to see so I am starting a Wanderlist. Every 2 weeks (maybe more) I’ll be publishing a list of amazing experiences from different places that I am very curious about. My Wanderlist will consist of everything from dreamy foods to try and unique activities like cliff jumping or cooking classes. You can find the full Wanderlist with links below, including unreal places to stay!
There are too many charming towns to choose from but basically my dream is to do a portion of the Rosé wine trail. Finding a home base is key but that’s where AirBnB comes in. I am sure you know I am a huge fan. It helps me save money on dinning out, laundry and gives me the space to live like a local, sometimes even with locals if you so choose.
This AirBnB for 7 people is the epitome of Provençal living. Fitted with a pool, impressive green space and, everyone’s favourite hang out spot, the naturally lit kitchen.
In between wineries and visiting the nearby Aix-en-Provence (30 minutes) and Marseilles (1 hour) I can easily imagine setting up a locally inspired charcuterie and cheese plate poolside. Depending on when you book this entire property is $300 CAD per night! That’s the cost of most Vancouver hotels!
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Aside from the amazing places to stay Provence also has some unique activities like cooking classes, food tours and history.
Here are some of those on my Wanderlist…
A comprehensive list of cooking classes ranging from 2 to 6 nights!
In every city I visit I make it a priority to do a food tour. Here’s Avignon Gourmet Walking tours to do just that!
You can’t visit Provence without seeing the lush purples of a lavender farm.
The Culture Trip has a great list of their top 10 restaurants in Aix-en-Provence
Leah Travels is my go to Snapchat for all things France. She recently did her own itinerary through Provence featuring wineries, history and towns you may not have heard of.
I want to go to Cassis and Les Calanques purely for the cliff jumping into the crystal blue water!
And of course, the whole reason I chose Provence in the first place. For it’s rosé! Wine tours are offered from many cities in the Provence region. This website is excellent for deciding where to stay and prioritize which tours you want to take before you go.
One of my favourite tour companies, Context Travel, has 3 unique Provence tours including a Cézanne tour!
With Provence Cultural Tours take a cheese cave tour or even plan a gourmet Provençal picnic
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Any you would like to add? Or maybe a few of you readers out there want to accompany me so we can all stay in the AirBnB for 7?!
Thanks for the shout out! You’re wise to lust over Provence. It really is my favorite part of France, other than Paris. There’s a lot of diversity in the region, and I’ve only begun to scratch the surface.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Your Provence wines that you receive every so often really renewed by attention. I’ve always wanted to go but thought it would be crazy overpriced. Your itinerary with the help of some affordable AirBnBs might make it happen sooner than later after all. And in time for my 30th too!
See you on Snapchat!