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Olive Oil and Cooking Itinerary
 Day by Day Itinerary  

This holiday can be taken at any time between the months of April to November. The itinerary has been planned as a first night of Monday and a final night of Thursday but the day by day itinerary may change according to your choice of holiday dates.

For details of your holiday accommodation click >>Accommodation

For more information about the visits and excursions planned in your holiday click >>Visits & Excursions

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You will be staying in the heart of the Alpilles area in the lovely old market town of St. Remy de Provence in a luxury 4* hotel right in the town centre. Arrive here in time to explore the lively boulevards and friendly cafes and maybe enjoy an aperitif before dinner.

An excursion following the ' Olive Route ' of the Alpilles - an 'Apellation d'Origine Controlé' olive growing area. A picturesque drive through the Alpilles mountains including an exploration of the old village of Eygalières and visits to three olive oil producers to taste their oils. If you wish, enjoy a stroll in the countryside through the olive groves.

Enjoy all the hustle and bustle of the market in St. Rémy this morning. The many temptations include olive oil, handmade chocolates and colourful provencal fabrics. Then in the afternoon visit the dramatic medieval fortress village of Les Baux perched high on the mountain edge. A visit to the Citadel is highly recommended.

A half day provencal cooking course this morning either in a farmhouse restaurant near St. Remy or in the kitchens of a leading chef in Avignon . Choice of cooking location will be determined according the date of your holiday. The cooking course is followed by aperitifs preceding a leisurely lunch enjoying the fruits of your labours.

 
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Depart this morning after breakfast       
Visits and Excursions
Recommended visits and excursions are planned into your holiday to make sure that you make your most of the time in the area. Please note that whilst we do our best to ensure that pre-planned visits are possible on the specific days indicated, variations in opening times and guided visits can sometimes require a slight alteration to the day by day itinerary. Occasionally a guided visit may be conducted only in French but we try to ensure that an English explanation (usually in the form of a leaflet) is also available.
Accommodation
The holiday described has been planned with hotel accommodation in Les Ateliers de L'Image, a luxury 4* designer hotel in the centre of St. Remy. The rooms are tastefully decorated with all modern amenities and the hotel has a restaurant and bar. There are large landscaped gardens and a swimming pool to relax against the backdrop of views of the Alpilles mountains.

Accommodation is in a twin or double room with private facilities. The final choice of hotel for your holiday is however determined by availability according to your holiday dates. If we cannot secure accommodation in Les Ateliers de L'Image we will advise you immediately and suggest an alternative, and advise any supplement which may be required. There are many top class hotels in the area all of which we have visited personally and have selected for the comfort of their rooms and their friendly and welcoming ambience.

Les Ateliers de L'Image
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Updated: 20 August, 2009