We will meet you at Charles de Gaulle Airport or the Avignon TGV station in the early afternoon and transport you to our Villa and home for the week centrally located outside Apt and an excellent point from which to begin our daily Adventures. Apt is situated in the heart of the Luberon Nature Park, between the mountains of Vaucluse and Luberon. This pleasant town, so typical of Provence, is well reputed for its local products; it even boasts the classification of “site remarquable du gout” (a place of wonderful tastes).
After settling in, enjoy a meet-and-greet with homemade hors d’oeuvres and locally produced wines. Then relax by the by the outdoor pool or explore the tranquil mountain-side estate and enjoy the view of the Luberon Mountains until it is time for a homemade welcome dinner followed by pajama Nidra for a great night’s rest. (Dinner by AGA and chef Walter)
Yoga and meditation, then a nourishing breakfast. Spend time enjoying the villa, pool or engage with Walter as he prepares a gourmet lunch served outside on the Villa terrace. Now prepare for an onsite massage or open yoga and then relax until dinner time. Finish your day of recharging with a pajama Nidra before settling in for a good night’s sleep. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner provided by AGA)
Yoga and meditation. After breakfast at Villa, we will travel a short distance to see the Pont Julien Roman Bridge. We will have lunch at a restaurant in nearby Bonnieux* and then have time to discover this Hilltop Town (Famous for filming of “A Good Year” with Russell Crowe). Built on a plateau above the valley, Bonnieux is one of the finest villages in the area. The houses spread out on the hill-side form a striking harmony of earth-toned colours and shapes. Some superb residences dating back to the 16th, 17th, and 18th century serve as a reminder that Bonnieux was a wealthy village when this region, the Comtat Venaissin, belonged to the Popes. Back to the Villa for a relaxing massage, then enjoy the Villa until it is time for dinner prepared by AGA and chef Walter. Pajama Nidra. (Breakfast and Dinner provided by AGA)
Yoga and meditation, breakfast at Villa, then we leave for a truffle farm. Here we will go behind the scenes of the world’s most secretive business. We will take a tour of a Provençal truffle plantation, learn how truffles are cultivated and truffle dogs are trained, and go on a hunt for France’s elusive “black gold” with professional hunters who know all the tricks of the trade. We will then enjoy a sampling of fresh truffle hors d’oeuvres, Champagne and a tasting of their organic olive and truffle oil. After returning to the Villa, Relax and Refresh with a massage until dinner is served. Pajama Nidra or just time enjoying each other’s company surrounded by the beauty of Provence. (Breakfast, Truffle Tasting, Dinner provided by AGA).
Yoga and meditation to start the day. Breakfast at Villa prepared by AGA. After a drive-through visit to Gordes, we will spend time in the beautiful town of Rousillon among the Ochre pigmented hills and cliffs where you will be free to discover this amazing town full of small boutiques and amazing views. We will meet for Lunch at a Restaurant in Rousillon*. Roussillon is lovely from the outside, set in a deep green pine forest on bright red-ochre hills. Roussillon is even more spectacular inside the village, with the colorful old buildings and narrow medieval streets. The village is fairly small, so wandering the streets to discover the many lovely shops is very easy. We will then head off to take a walk amongst the ochre hills. We will leave Rousillon and head back to the Villa where we will enjoy an afternoon workshop with Gobinde and Relax and Refresh until it is time for dinner. Pajama Nidra. (Breakfast, Dinner provided by AGA)
Yoga and meditation. After breakfast, we will head to the ancient town of Monieux. Monieux clings to the steep hillsides. In the village you will discover beautiful old houses, several of which date back to the middle ages. A 12th century look-out tower dominates Monieux and links the village to its historic past. After a Picnic Lunch provided by AGA, we will drive on to the nearby town of Sault for a visit and shopping. Sault is an old fortified village perched along the top of a high ridge overlooking a wide valley, with large lavender fields spread out below to the south and west. Along with the ancient buildings lining the high ridge are the remains of a huge feudal castle. Breathing and meditation in the lavender fields. What a lovely experience! We then return to the Villa where we will Relax and Refresh get ready for our farewell dinner out at a local Restaurant*. Pajama Nidra (Breakfast, Picnic Lunch provided by AGA)
Yoga and meditation then breakfast at Villa provided by AGA. Have your bags packed and ready to load into Van but leave room for your purchases! We will then leave for Market in Apt and SHOP until it is time to leave for Avignon TGV station and on to next destination! The Apt market is the biggest of the Luberon weekly markets. It takes place on Saturday morning year-round, and has been going for some 900 years. The market sprawls through several streets and squares in the heart of old Apt like a snake and it’s a festival of food and local products. (Breakfast provided by AGA)
*Your Adventure Covers All Meals at Villa
Itinerary subject to change without notice.