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Olive Oil and Cooking in the Alpilles

The Alpilles area around St. Remy de Provence offers some of the best of Provencal life - beautiful villages of honey-coloured stone, lively and colourful markets, top class restaurants, superbly preserved Roman sites and delightful medieval towns. The gourmet delights range from the Appellation d'Origine Controlé olive oil to the many good wines produced by a wide choice of domaines. Many artists have studios here inspired by the landscape and light which attracted Van Gogh to spend his time here in St. Rémy and Arles .

Our 4 night self drive holiday explores the pretty countryside and villages and includes an opportunity to taste the various excellent olive oils of the area at three different producers. A half day cooking course with lunch is also included giving you the opportunity to experience the delights of provencal cooking.

The picturesque old market town of St. Remy nestles below the pine covered slopes of the Alpilles mountains at the heart of this picturesque area and our selected hotel for your 4 night stay is right in the centre. The Atelier des Images is a 4* luxury designer hotel with large gardens and swimming pool and its own restaurant and bar. The rooms are tastefully decorated with all modern luxuries.

We make bookings for and pre-pay your hotel accommodation, which will include breakfast each day. There is a wide choice of excellent restaurants in this area and our recommendations for lunch and dinner will be included in your final holiday details information. If you wish us to book a special restaurant for lunch or dinner during your stay, we would be delighted to arrange this for you.

Your day by day itinerary click >>Itinerary

Your Accommodation click >>Accommodation

Visits & excursions click >>Excursions

Olive Oil holiday key points

Holiday Price 2010

GB £700 ~ US $1,165

per person

The price is per person based on two people sharing a twin or double room. Single room supplements are applicable and subject to availability.

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  Your Route Book
Your Route Book will be at your hotel for your arrival. It includes all the detail you need for your holiday - your hotel and meal arrangements, a detailed day by day route planner with road directions, details of the suggested visits with times of opening, town plans & of course maps of the local area. And, should you have any need of additional assistance during your stay, our local office is just a phone call away.  Your Route Book
  Travel to the area
With the wide choice of options for travelling to France both from the UK and Ireland and from outside Europe , we have found that our clients prefer to make their own arrangements for travel to Provence. So to enable you to take advantage of the best value and most convenient travel options from your area, we have not included travel to Provence in the cost of your holiday.  

We will of course be delighted to give you all the advice you need in helping you with your travel arrangements. For details on the wide choice of options for travel to Provence click >>Travel from the UK or >>Travel from Overseas.

To Book this Holiday click >>How to Book.

  Tailor made self drive touring holidays
We can plan a Self Drive Holiday tailor made to your own particular preferences and holiday duration in any of our specialist areas and even in other parts of Provence. Itineraries are planned with plenty of time to explore the beautiful countryside and charming towns and villages with the added benefit of the complete freedom and flexibility of your own car.   Tailor made self drive touring holidays
Tailor made self drive touring holidays You can be based in one area with daily excursions or tour a wider area staying in two or three different locations. Maybe combine the Luberon with an exploration of the Cotes du Rhone area of the Dentelles or the olive growing area of the Alpilles around the old town of St. Rémy. Or spend a week touring followed by a week in one location in a self catering holiday cottage. For more ideas on Tailor Made Self Drive touring holidays click >>Tailor Made. 
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Updated: 19 January, 2010