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Itinerary

Sat 13 Jul

Afternoon arrival at Marseille airport and transfer to the Aquabella Hotel & Spa. This 4-star hotel is ideally situated in the heart of Aix-en-Provence, surrounded by a magnificent Mediterranean garden and just a short walk to the Théâtre de l’Archevêché. Welcome dinner in the hotel restaurant.

Sun 14 Jul

Today is Bastille Day and a day of national celebration in France. Soak in the festive atmosphere as you join your guide for a walking tour of the historic centre of Aix-en-Provence. Visit the Cathedral St Sauveur and Romanesque cloisters and see the many wonderful fountains scattered throughout the city. Lunch and the afternoon are at leisure before the 10-minute walk from the hotel to the Grand Théâtre de Provence for the early evening’s film screening with live orchestra.

Mon 15 Jul

The day is free for independent sightseeing, shopping or simply taking advantage of the hotel spa. In the evening walk the short distance to the Théâtre de l’Archevêché for the late evening performance.

Tue 16 Jul

Travel north to the Luberon Valley in the heart of Provence. The area is characterised by a number of strikingly picturesque hill-top medieval villages such as Gordes, Roussillon and Menerbes, the latter made known to many through Peter Mayle’s memoir ‘A Year in Provence’. Stop in Lourmarin, listed as one of the most beautiful villages in France, and home for many years to Albert Camus. Sample regional wines and enjoy lunch in a local restaurant before returning to the hotel. Take time to relax before walking to the theatre for the late evening performance.

Wed 17 Jul

Spend the morning and lunch at leisure before transferring to the airport for the late afternoon flight home.

Programme

14 Jul 18.00

ORCHESTRE PHILHARMONIAInc

C: Esa-Pekka Salonen

‘Metropolis’ by Fritz Lang

Venue: Grand Théâtre de Provence

Concert film

15 Jul 21.30

TOSCA PucciniInc

D: Christophe Honoré

C: Daniele Rustioni

Cast includes: Angel Blue, Joseph Calleja

Venue: Théâtre de l’Archevêché

16 Jul 22.00

REQUIEM MozartInc

D: Romeo Castellucci

C: Raphaël Pichon

Cast: tbc

Venue: Théâtre de l’Archevêché

Flights

British Airways

13 July London Heathrow - Marseille dep: 13.05 arr: 16.00

17 July Marseille - London Heathrow dep: 16.50 arr: 17.45

Flight schedules are subject to alteration.

Flights from other UK airports can be arranged on request.

Prices per person

Tour price £2695
Single room supplement £440
Club Europe flight upgrade from £300
Land-only tour price £2535
Deposit required £400
Tour code AIX1

Tour price includes: Flights and airport taxes, group transfers from and to airport and for included activities where applicable, accommodation, breakfast daily, one dinner, one lunch, wine tasting, sightseeing tours as described including guides and entrance fees, first category ticket for each included performance, opera synopses, restaurant guide and city notes, the services of our local representative or tour manager.