Local Connections: Olive Growing Farm & Tasting with Owner Mill St. Jean

6.5 hours | Marseille (Provence) | MRS-155
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$ 169.95
Medical restriction (See special notes)
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Points of Interest

  • Les Baux de Provence
Shopping Opportunities, Includes meal, Moderate activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

The typical French Provencal village of Fontvieille, nestled in the heart of Alpilles, plays host to a sumptuous gastronomic experience on this full-day Discovery Exclusive tour that immerses you in the region's cuisine and scenic splendor.
A pleasant motorcoach ride, takes you to a classic olive farm, where your hosts for the day will share their passion for regional cooking and the beloved fruit of their labors. Here, thousands of olive trees grow and produce some of the world's finest olive oil. Stroll the grounds, visit the mill that is located adjacent to an 11th century chapel. Owner Mill St. Jean and your host will offer you taste the finest olive oil and tapenades made from their very own production. After this immersion, you'll lunch at a local restaurant in the village of Fontvieille.You'll continue on to the medieval village of Les Baux de Provence, perched on a rocky outcrop. Your guide will lead you on a walking tour of the town takes you down twisting cobblestone lanes flanked by grey-stone buildings and along deep ravines. See the ruins of an ancient castle and the interior of Saint Vincent church bathed in rich light that shines through its colorful stained-glass windows. After your pedestrian tour, enjoy some free time to explore on your own and do a little souvenir shopping or pop into one of the small museums.

The 90-minute drive back to the ship is a wonderful opportunity to chat with your fellow travelers about this exceptional day.

Special Notes:

Comfortable shoes are highly recommended. Shopping is limited in villages outside of the main touristic season.

Medical Restriction:

Not advisable for guests using a wheelchair or for those with mobility limitations.

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Drive to Fontvieille

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
49
Travel time:
01:45
Air conditioned:
Yes
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No

Visit the mill and the olive groves

Time at site:
00:30
Wheelchair accessible:
No

Tasting

Time at site:
00:30
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes

Reboard the motorcoach and drive to les Baux Fontvieille

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
49
Travel time:
00:15
Air conditioned:
Yes
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No

Lunch at a local restaurant

Time at site:
01:15
Inside visit:
No
Steps:
10
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Drive to Les Baux

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
49
Travel time:
00:20
Air conditioned:
Yes
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No

Walking tour in les Baux and free time

Time at site:
00:40
Air conditioned:
No
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Drive back to the Ship

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
49
Travel time:
01:45
Air conditioned:
Yes
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Shopping available:
No