Seaside & Countryside with a Licensed Tour Guide - Private Tour
Let me show you a Provence of beauty, charm and authenticity, "my" Provence.
We will start with the diversity of the seaside, the breathtaking panoramas at the fort of Six Fours, the charm in Sanary-sur-mer hometown of Cousteau where you will enjoy a traditional market, and the wilderness on the very scenic costal path of Bandol.
You'll then reach the wine country of Bandol, the most prestigious in Provence (optional wine tasting).
Drive through a picturesque countryside covered with vineyards, olive trees, fruit trees and traditional oratories, and discover the famous medieval villages of Provence, the famous Le Castellet, the authentic La Cadière d'Azur and one where time settled long ago: Evenos, gate of the impressive Ollioules canyon.
End the day by discovering a fascinating monument, Notre-Dame-de-Pépiole, one of the oldest paleo-Christian chapel in Europe, built 1500 years ago.
Optional visit of a goat farm + cheese tasting (10 euros/pax)
Optional visit of winery + wine tasting (10 euros/pax)
A tour 100% different and unique!
Fort of Six-Fours: An incredible view, the right way to understand your day.
Sanary-sur-mer: All the charm of the city of the Admirals, the hometown of Cousteau, the capital of German litterature, famous market. . .
Bandol: Drive through that spendid resort that gave it's name to the most famous wine of Provence
Promenade on the shoreline. . . a surprise, we will talk about Jacque Cousteau again.
Drive through Saint-Cyr
La Cadière d'Azur, the authenticity and the breathtaking view over the vineyards.
Guided tour of the famous village of Le Castellet
Visit of Evenos, hidden village in the hills.
Drive by the Ollioule's canyon, with the words of Victor Hugo in mind.
Discovery of Notre Dame de Pepiole, simply incredible.
The tour can be customized to include a traditional french pic-nic (price on demand), a winery (10 euros/pax) or a goat cheese farm with a cheese tasting (10 euros/pax).
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Port of Toulon or La Seyne oe Bandol/Sanary
I will wait for you after the security gate with a sign at your name.
End location: At your port of call just in front of your boat.
Duration: 8 hours
You are guaranteed to be back at the port exactly at the time of your choice.
Depending of the number of people in your group.
Transportation in a premium 8 seater minivan (7 passengers) with individual A/C 3 rows, leather seats, panoramic roof, electric doors, free wifi, microphone, cooler with complimentary drinks.
a spacious 9 seater minivan (8 passengers) with individual A/C 3 rows, microphone, free wifi, cooler with complimentary drinks.
I only use top of the line vehicles (2017 and 2018 models)
Full insurance coverage.
My services as Licensed Tour Guide and professional driver
The Premium minivan:
- Up to 7 passengers, 2017 model, leather seats, A/C 3 zones, electric doors, panoramic roof...
- For 8 passengers, 2018 model, A/C 3 zones.
Inclusive services: Cooler with refreshments, free Wifi, maps...
Full insurance coverage
Estimated Local Cash Needed
30 euros - A regular lunch in France will go from 20 to 50 euros.
I can book a restaurant for you in Le Castellet, depending on your budget and your wishes I have several options.
On demand i can organize a traditional french pic-nic (20 euros per person).
Optional visit of the goat cheese farm with cheese tasting.
Optional traditional french pic-nic, on demand.
Optional wine tasting (from 10 to 25 euros per person depending of the winery).
Optional visit of a goat cheese farm + cheese tasting (10 euros per person)
Reservation in advance needed, do not hesitate to ask me during the booking process.
The visit of the winery and/or the farm imply a modification of the program.
Being National Licensed Tour Guide & lecturer I have NO restriction of any sort.
Check the "Guide Requirements for France" before choosing a tour in France.
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Michel drove us us around some of the most beautiful small towns of Provence; Sanary sur mer, Bandol, Saint Cyr (where he treated us with a surprise taste of local cheese, wine, and baguette), then on to Le Castellet, the quiet town of Evenos, and the lovely Ollioule Canyon. He was well versed in the history and art of the region and had the best sense of humor. We had a very enjoyable day and highly recommend Michel as a guide.