The following program is just an example of the custom programs we tailor make for our clients. Call or email us and let us add to your life an unsurpassed experience in travel. We are only a phone call or click away. Welcome aboard...sit back, anticipate, dream and let us do the planning!

‘Provence in color’

Cezanne's Mt. Provence Avignon

Roman Amphitheater

Pont De Gard
Roman Aqueduct

What a treat to spend a full week in Provence during the time of late summer sun. Crowds will have gone and ‘tranquility’ in Provence is once again enjoyed by its inhabitants. That is when YOU want to be there too! The light, the atmosphere of "Vive la Vie" is all around you.


A synonym with good living, enjoying life to its fullest, gorgeous scenery with ancient villages that are to be found wherever you turn. Where the colors of the fields play with the blue of the sky.


Where you can sit, for hours, just to relax on a terrace whilst slowly sipping a cafe, a kir or "n’importe quoi" Just to sit there and let life pass in front of you. Where people stop and talk, taking their time to enjoy and relax. ‘Tomorrow is tomorrow, lets enjoy today.’

Provence . . . ‘quel paradis!’

Lets join your Chastain fellow travelers, make friends and merge for one week of immersion and enjoyment in one of the most sought after arts in the world. Come and join us. Lets learn, see and enjoy the experience!
What is included?
Transatlantic flight NY/Marseille and Marseille/NY (Please note: flights can depart from your nearest airport and price adjustments will be made accordingly)

First class accommodation in typical Provencal ‘Mas’ throughout in twin bedded room with facilities en-suite (single supplement applies).

Breakfast daily

4 dinners

Coach services as per itinerary

Entrances to Cézanne studio, the Papal Palace in Avignon, and the Museum in Pont du Gard.

One group transfer from Marseille airport to/from your hotel.

Tour Manager throughout

Not included:
Dinners apart from 4 as indicated above

Airfare and departure and security airport taxes

Pottery or painting classes at an additional cost of approximately $400.00 for either course.

Gratuities to the drivers


Personal expenses

Prices start at $1,925.00 per person.

Airport security and departure taxes to be added closer to the time of departure.

Cancellation and travel insurance OPTIONAL and advisable

30 Sept ‘04

Departure from New York for Marseille.

01 October

Arrival in Marseille and transfer to your hotel in the Luberon region. There will be a welcome cocktail party and time to relax and enjoy the colors all around you.

02 October / October 08

We will engage a coach for those who want to photograph, paint and participate in pottery programs.
2 full days & 4 half days

2 full day & 4 half days

Sightseeing program as per itinerary

Program division will be as follows . . .

Full day activities.

During the full day activities, potters will go to their studio in the Luberon National park area whereas the painters will be taken to an area where they will be instructed by a local artist.

For those of you who just intend to visit the area and enjoy its’ beauty, there will be excursions to local markets and sites of historic interest. A private coach and your tour manager will accompany you.

During the afternoon, when classes are held only in the morning, we will take the entire group to various sites. These are a joy for both the eye and soul.

The half-day excursions will take you to the following areas:

Historic and charming town. Home of the popes in the 14th century. Here you will visit the impressive papal palace. This is where the Popes lived and ruled for some 70 years. Visit the famous Bridge, which has been immortalized in many, a song and just stroll through the famous place de l’Horloge and Rue de la Republic!

Home for just over one year to Vincent van Gogh, the famous Dutch impressionist. Here you will walk in his footsteps and see not only sites which he painted but also be reminded of the times of Roman occupation some 2000 yeas ago.

Pont du Gard
One of the wonders of architecture. Marvel at this magnificent Roman Aqueduct and visit its most impressive nearby museum.

Aix en Provence
The charming capital of Provence. Home of the painter Cezanne and University town. Enjoy a café on the famous Cours Mirabeau en just enjoy the easy going atmosphere of this charming town.