An immersion of the senses in Provence

The vineyards of Provence extend over 200 kilometers, through the departments of Var, Bouches-du-Rhône and part of Alpes-Maritimes. Basking in virtually uninterrupted sunshine, the scenery is breathtaking and setting foot in the vineyards alone is enough to create a true holiday feel.

The region’s remarkable sites include Mount Saint-Victoire and the Sainte-Baume and Maures mountain ranges, along with the volcanic slopes of the Estérel. Then there’s the hot, dry and sunny Mediterranean climate, lavishing some 2,800 hours of sunshine on the vineyards every year as they are lulled by the gentle breezes which are another feature of the region’s climate.


Here, wine tourism becomes a way of life such is the intensity with which it elicits the senses, combining a feast not only for your eyes, but also for your palate and your nose, ultimately creating a sense of overwhelming fulfilment. That’s because Provence is home to some of the most beautiful vineyard landscapes in the world, offering endless possibilities for discovery – tastings, vineyard walks, winery visits, dining experiences, accommodation amongst the vineyards, art exhibitions, spas, yoga, cinema and concerts.


So, take some time out to discover it from the inside. Soak up all these incredible perfumes that accompany you on your journey. Learn to live with your senses ‘wide open’ so that you can fully benefit from this bountiful land which will inundate you with flavours, colours and light. The wines will taste even better because they are at one with their environment, in total harmony. This is the kind of real life sensory experience that we rarely get the chance to indulge in!




Photographs - courtesy of the estates.