A Provence you've only dreamed of.
While many know Provence for its expansive lavender fields, few know how diverse the terrain is. Just outside of Aix-en-Provence, the Saint-Victoire mountain stands at 1,011 metres (3,317 ft) providing an excellent opportunity for hiking and observing local wildlife.
Close by, La Camargue represents western Europe's largest river delta. This large plain comprises great brine lagoons or étangs, cut off from the sea by sandbars and enclosed by reed-covered marshes. About one-third of the Camargue is covered by lakes or marshland. The central area around the shoreline of the Étang de Vaccarès has been protected as a regional park since 1927, and it remains an important haven for wild birds. In 2008, this area was incorporated into the larger Parc naturel régional de Camargue.
The Sainte-Victoire mountain provides stunning views of the entire valley surrounding Aix-en-Provence. This mountain inspired many painters including Cezanne, Picasso, and Kandinsky. Take an afternoon hike along the limestone cliffs .
Provence boasts incredible scenery perfect for photographers from beginners to advanced. Wild herbs, flower, and birds punctuate the area's diverse landscapes.
Aix-en-Provence is just 30 minutes from the Mediterranean sea making day trips to the coast a breeze. Visit the cliff-side beaches of Cassis or experienced the wild marshes of La Camargue.
Inquire about horseback riding excursions through the French countryside.