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Itinerary Provence

DAY 1

Arrival at the Gare des Arcs and Transfer to the Château de Berne

☼ Relaxing at the Château de Berne

Château de Berne is a 1,500-acre private estate, situated in the Var region, in unspoiled Provencal countryside between Lorgues and Flayosc. Dating back to the 18th century, it is a truly exceptional site, promoting relaxation and wellbeing around two main themes: Provence and Wine.

Vanessa Gringet, +33 (0)4 94 60 43 66

Château de Berne, Route de Salernes, 83510 Lorgues

http://www.chateauberne.com/en/home.html (External link)

♦ Dinner at L’Orangerie

"L’Orangerie": A glass roof bathed in natural light, designed in the tradition of an 18th-century orangery, provides the setting for Château de Berne's gastronomic restaurant.

http://www.chateauberne.com/en/restaurants.html#restaurant-orangerie (External link)

Night at the Château de Berne

DAY 2

☼ Discovering the Rosé Wines of the Château de Berne

Wine making has been the Château de Berne's main activity since 1750. Today, the Château is planted with 292 acres (118 hectares) of vines and fitted with ultra-modern facilities.

♦ Winery tour and Dinner at the Château Sainte Roseline

Ideally located within a thirty-minute radius from the Bay of Saint-Tropez, the Cannes Croisette, the Gorges du Verdon and Aix-en-Provence, Château Sainte Roseline’s one thousand year-old terroir is a haven where ancient and contemporary art thrive in harmony with the art of vinification.

Aurélie Bertin & Caroline Benetti, +33 (0)4 94 99 50 30

Château Sainte Roseline, 83460 Les Arcs sur Argens

http://www.sainte-roseline.com/en (External link)

Night at the Château Sainte Roseline

DAY 3

☼ Sculpture and Wine at the Commanderie de Peyrassol

Explore the domains of Peyrassol located in the Var and its park surrounded by vineyards and woods, one of the most beautiful gardens with French monumental sculptures that unites history and contemporary art.

Alban Cacaret, +33 (0)4 94 69 71 02

Commanderie de Peyrassol, 83340 Flassans sur Issole

http://www.peyrassol.com/en/ (External link)

♦ A Day at the Brand-New Clos de l’Ours

Ideally situated between the Mediterranean Sea and the famous Gorges du Verdon, the Guest House of Clos de l’Ours, a wine-grower country house at the gateway of Haut Var, shelters from now on charming rooms and suites with a beautiful view on the vineyard.

Michel Brotons, +33 (0)4 94 04 77 69

Clos de L’Ours, 83570 Cotignac

http://www.closdelours.com/en/home/ (External link)

Night at the Clos de l’Ours

DAY 4

☼ Learning about the Château de Saint Martin

The Château de Saint Martin has been owned by the same family since 1740 and almost exclusively inherited by women throughout the years.

Alexandra Moreau, +33 (0)4 94 99 76 76

Château de Saint Martin, 83460 Taradeau

http://www.chateaudesaintmartin.com/ (External link)

♦ Cooking Classes at the Clos d’Alari

Discover the Clos d’Alari, meet the owner for a tour of the vineyard, learn about olive oil and participate in a cooking class.

Nathalie Vancoillie, +33 (0)4 94 72 90 49

Clos d’Alari, 83510 Saint Antonin du Var

http://www.leclosdalari.com/ (External link)

Night at the Clos d’Alari

DAY 5

☼ Exploring the Domaine de la Tourraque

Discover the Domaine de la Tourraque including a tour in a four-wheel drive vehicle through the vineyard, in the heart of this protected site, from the hills to the sea. Then visit of the winery with explanations of the winemaking techniques and wine tasting, with some appetizers.

Sébastien Craveris, + 33 (0)4 94 79 25 95

Domaine de la Tourraque , Ramatuelle

http://www.latourraque.fr/?lang=en (External link)

♦ Saint-Tropez

Wander around the Most Romantic Port of Call in France with the Tourism Office of Saint Tropez.

http://www.sainttropez.fr/fr (External link)

Another Night at the Clos d’Alari

DAY 6

☼ Bringing Back Home your Favorite Wine of Provence

Enjoy a wine tasting at La Maison des Vins, an exceptional wine cellar selling more than 800 famous wines at wholesale prices.

Carole Baena, +33 (0)4 94 99 50 20

Maison des Vins Côtes de Provence, 83460 Les Arcs sur Argens

http://www.chateaumentone.com/uk/index.php (External link)

♦ Diner at the Château Mentone

Located amongst a 170 ha forest, plane trees and ancient oaks are surrounding the 19th century traditional mansion, now offering 5 rooms as a guest house.

Marie-Pierre Caille, +33 (0)4 94 04 42 00

Château Mentone, Saint Antonin du Var

http://www.chateaumentone.com/uk/index.php (External link)

Night at the Château Mentone

DAY 7

☼ Last Day in Provence at the Château L’Arnaude

Located within 5 minutes of Lorgues, in the middle of a 30 ha vineyard, the Chàteau L’Arnaude is a charming 18th century haven, perfect for a last day of holidays.

Pierre Olivier Turbil, + 33 (0)4 94 73 70 67

Château L’Arnaude, Route de Vidauban, 83510 Lorgues

http://www.chateaularnaude.com/ (External link)

♦ New Family-Friendly Activity

The brand-new Arnaude Adventures park is a tree climbing park with 6 rope courses, offering more than 60 treetop activities (zip lines, moving log bridges, tunnels, etc.) with different levels of difficulty - including a spectacular 200-meter zip line.

Arnaude Adventures, +33 (0)6 21 81 71 45

Château L’Arnaude, Route de Vidauban, 83510 Lorgues

http://www.larnaude-aventures.com/en/ (External link)

Transfer to the Gare des Arcs and Departure

83510 Lorgues