Meet Monty in Provence
“Discover this enticing region’s gardens, plants, landscape and soft light, on our exclusive tour. Monty and I will join the group for a day, which will include an entertaining talk by Monty that evening. Sign up for a memorable holiday!”
Six days and five nights’ 4-star hotel accommodation, bed and breakfast, in Aixen-Provence Best Western La Galice Hotel Two dinners and one lunch included Entry to public and private gardens, winery, museums and attractions, as detailed right Return Eurostar and TGV from London St Pancras to Aix-en-Provence – upgrades on Eurostar and to first-class TGV on request Services of Gardeners’ World Magazine Associate Editor David Hurrion as tour leader Monty joins the tour on 6 June at La Louve and gives a pre-dinner talk that evening
YOUR TOUR OF PROVENCE
The group will be based in the region’s elegant former capital Aix-en-Provence. Founded by the Romans, it’s rich in history and a delight to explore – with the cafélined Cours Mirabeau and lively street market unmissable. Your hotel is in easy walk of the sights.
We are unlocking the gates to some of France’s most charming gardens, including several not normally open.
Val Joanis is a world-renowned winery that also has a remarkable, formal kitchen garden. We’ll enjoy a guided tour and wine-tasting. La Louve is the unique creation of Hermès designer Nicole de Vésian – a lesson in clipped forms and intimate spaces – all with a deep sense of calm. Monty will join us to explore the garden. Note there are steep steps here. Clos Pascal is another inspiring garden by Nicole de Vésian – in Ménerbes, the village that starred
in Peter Mayle’s A Year in Provence. La Jeg is a breath-taking sculpture garden by international designer Anthony Paul. Here we meet the owners, enjoy a guided tour and aperos as the sun sets behind nearby Mont Ventoux. We’ll meet Marc Nucera, an artist who worked with Nicole de Vésian, and who’ll share his striking garden with us. Le Pavillon de Galon is a new, award-winning
garden, full of local flora, created by photographer Guy Hervais around an 18th-century mansion.
We’ll explore the charming village of Gordes and travel to the abbey of Notre-Dame de Sénanque, famous for its lavender fields. A visit to the Lavender Museum will reveal the region’s signature plant’s place in Provençal life.
Monday 3 June The group leaves St Pancras for Aix-en-Provence at 09:22 by Eurostar and TGV. Saturday 8 June The group returns to London on Eurostar via Lille, where there is a brief change. OPTIONAL EXTRAS (subject to supplements) include: Train upgrades, from £160. Flights available – please enquire. Extend your trip – call the Travel Editions team to discuss options.
Monty says: of “La Louve has the sureness a perfect melody. Simple yet elegant – terribly French!”
Monty joins the group at La Louve in the Luberon
Experience village life in Gordes
Monty in Provence Explore the kitchen gardens of Val Joanis, where the group will enjoy a wine-tasting Enjoy tours of exquisite private gardens Discover the historic Notre Dame de Sénanque