Provence

“The Belle”

With sprawling fields of fragrant lavender, Forcalquier’s incredible market and indescribably soft sunlight that captivated the likes of Van Gogh, Matisse and Picasso, Provence’s picture-perfect beauty can seem almost unreal. Maybe that’s why we’re drawn to the lesser-known, hidden heart of Provencal life: games of boules with our friend Bernard, nights in the magical La Bastide de Marie, picnics at authentic oil mills and win tastings with local friends. As good as it looks?
No—much better.

Trips in Provence

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Self-Guided

Combines the hallmarks of any B&R itinerary (excellent hotels and beautiful routes) with the freedom of pacing each day exactly the way you like.

Daytime Guided

Throughout the day, a knowledgeable local guide provides insider access and expert tips. At night, you can explore and dine on your own.

24/7 Guided

Our B&R guides are with you throughout, anticipating needs, translating languages, providing advice and—above all—facilitating fun.

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Scheduled & Private Trips

All of our scheduled trips can be booked as private trips (your dates, your group).

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Scheduled

The right number of like-minded travellers to make new friends.

Private

Your dates. Your group. Our expertly-designed itinerary.

Custom

Tailored to your interests, a bespoke travel experience.

ACTIVITY LEVEL
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Occasional

“I can’t say I really ‘work out,’ but I’m in good shape and am relatively active.”

Recreational

“I enjoy a good walk or ride, and feel comfortable while on the move.”

Enthusiast

“I get moving at least once a week, and don’t mind a little sweat.”

Avid

“I get moving a few times per week and enjoy some exertion.”

Expert

“I want to feel invigorated each day and going hard is how I like to do that.”

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Signature

We use premium hotels that are unique expressions of the region. Often they’ve had a previous life as a monastery or a castle, but in every case they offer an exceptionally comfortable stay.

Bistro

These are stylish 4-star properties that offer a casual and comfortable stay. Often without a 24-hour concierge or room service, they tend to be smaller family-run hotels that are perfect for the region.

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Go Bespoke

We craft extraordinary experiences, tailor made to meet your every need,
with every stitch of every day crafted just the way you want it.

Meet our Provence Experts

Kathy Stewart

Trip Designer

Expert Trip Designer Kathy Stewart visited more than 30 countries by the age of 18 and has a natural knack for revealing a region’s most authentic (and fun!) experiences. While the moniker “Chatty Kathy” wasn’t actually invented for her, it might as well have been.

Meet Kathy

Allison Barnes

Travel Advisor

When Allison interviewed at B&R, we planned to ask if she shared our passion for adventure, food and the open road. Then we saw her resumé: Worked amongst grizzly bears at a private wildlife lodge. Travelled Africa working for the Tour d’Afrique bike race. Cooked for cyclists riding from Turkey to Uzbekistan. After all that, all we asked was “When can you start?” Call Allison at 1-800-678-1147 x 457.

Christine Wilson

Travel Advisor

A Francophile at heart, Christine holds a degree in French Studies that led her to spend six months living in France and travelling around Europe—which is to say, she fits in perfectly at B&R. Now calling Toronto home, she squeezes in as many adventures as possible in her down time. Call Christine at 1-800-387-1147 x 261.

We’ve been in Provence so long, our
friends have an open gate policy.

Insider Access Awaits Provence Biking

This was our fourth B&R trip and it was magnificent. Provence was the most beautiful landscape yet! We are busy planning next year’s trip as we are always so pleased with the quality of the hotels, the food and wine, and of course the cycling. Thank you once again B&R!

— Carolyn Zaslaw

Provence insights from our award-winning blog

http://butterfield.com/blog/how-we/?dest=Provence

In the News

“It was exhilarating to cycle down local farm roads, surrounded by fields of luscious lavender, olive groves and five or six-foot high sunflowers.”

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