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Private Provence Tour: Luberon Villages and Lavender Day Trip from Avignon
"In the morning or afternoon you’ll be picked up from your Avignon hotel and taken by air-conditioned mini-coach to the Luberon region located about 1.5 hours away. Stretching 30 miles (48 km) along a ridge of rugged hills east of Avignon Luberon is home to some of France's most appealing hill towns and lush landscapes.From your private vehicle admire views of villages and castles perched on cliffs that cascade down to sprawling lavender fields. Stop in the 12th-century village of Oppède-le-Vieux whose old buildings cling to a rocky hill. Explore the shadowy narrow streets as your knowledgeable guide points out the remains of city ramparts and a medieval castle. Continue to the colorful village of Roussillon which lies within the borders of the Parc Naturel Régional du Luberon and is noted for its large ochre ridge. You’ll be struck by the unique yellow
From EUR38.00
 
Private tour: Exclusive Wine Tour in Languedoc from Montpellier
"Your guide will pick you up directly at your hotel at 9.30am in an air-conditioned minivan and drive you to Château Puech-Haut a prestigious winery in the south of France. You will admire its original exhibition of painted oak barrels and taste its excellent range of wines. You will then drive through the beautiful countryside to the second winery located in the famous Pic Saint representing the 14th generation of winemakers in his family will show you the way to his modern cellar and his medieval tasting room and tell you about the history of this terroir. The visit will end with a tasting of his range of wines.You will the Mas Daumas-Gassac and its original red wine made with a majority of Cabernet Sauvignon.Return to Montpellier is planned around 4:30pm."""Enjoy an unforgettable day in vineyards of the Languedoc with this private tour that will take you to visit 3 top wineries in 3 different wine areas around Montpellier. You will also enjoy a delicious 3-course meal in a typical restaurant of the area.title=Highlights&1=Private+guide+for+a+more+personalized+experience&2=Enjoy+a+day+away+from+the+hustle+and+bustle+of+the+city&3=Lunch+included
From EUR120.00
 
Montpellier City Card
"Purchase your Montpellier City Card 24h 48h or 72h and enjoy free entry or discounts for a wide range of local activities. Free public transportationPublic transport in Montpellier and suburbs Free AdmissionA guided tour of your choice among those pro contact the tourist Office  Serre Amazonienne (tropical greenhouse) and Zoological Park Old Montpellier Museum Pharmacie et Chapelle de la Miséricorde Faugergues caste gardens Montpellier Bowling complex In addition to the above mentioned FREE admissions the card also provides discounts or added value. You'll receive these great offers outlined below when you present the Montpellier City Card.Discount (up to 50%)Fabre Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole Museum Petit Train
From EUR15.00

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Lavogne

This miniature shows a traditional sheepfold in the background with a ''lavogne'' in the foreground. A lavogne is a doline that has been paved to get a semi natural watering place for the sheep. On...
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Other ''Papillon'' cheese

When there is plenty of milk, at Papillon's (others do the same) they make other kind of ewe cheeses, under another brand to avoid any confusion.At one time (20 years ago or so) there was not enough...
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Maturing cheese

These white cheese that already contains the Penicillium lay on their side. The master cheese maker checks them everyday for month, and when necessary drills a sample to check the inside. When he...
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The ''Papillon'' company

The ''Papillon'' company organizes too a visit of their cave. The visit is free but much shorter than Roquefort Société but different. You should visit both. You can take pictures.They have used their...
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One of those ''fleurines''

The cracks or faults are better known as “fleurines”. It is through the complex system of interconnected fleurines that the air runs through the caves. Thus, it maintains the conditions of wetness...
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Raw cheese

Different stages of the process are shown in the show room of Gabriel Coulet. More explanation will be given in Papillon cave.The different stages are :1) cheese draining in a mould2) drained cheese3)...
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Gabriel Coulet cave

The Gabriel Coulet cave is not open for visit but instead, they have arranged a very interesting show room.On one of the walls a painting represents peasants having a “casse-croûte” in the field and...
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The Church

From the entrance of the Roquefort Society caves, you can view the church. It was build recently and has a modern style, though its architect has been strongly inspired by the ancient local style of...
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The first Société

At the turn of the 19th century, several small companies associated themselves and created the ''Société Anonyme des Caves Associées de Roquefort'', which name remains on this building. The name was...
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On top of the city

Roquefort Société headquarters are at the upper extremity of the city. It is a long and steep way walking up there, but it is worth it ! There is a small parking lot close to their building but it is...
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Roquefort Société, largest company

Roquefort Société is the largest company and the only one among the 16 Roquefort companies that sells abroad. They organize a very interesting visit (2.3 euros) but no photos can be taken. Don't...
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Narrow streets, no, narrow street !

The city is hilly, clung to the feet of the cliff. As space is limited, the streets are narrow and often, there is not enough space to have a pedestrian sidewalk. Be cautious, trucks of the “Roquefort...
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Walk up

Once you have parked your car out of the city (see travel tip), you have to walk up steep mountain streets.Great panels advertising for visiting the caves are everywhere. It would be difficult to miss...
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The final traditionnal product

Generally they Roquefort are not sold as 2.5 kg pieces. They can be cut by the middle of the height (10 cm high) giving 1.250 kg ''half cheese'' or cut a second time following a diameter, giving 625 g...
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