Discover Provence Supported Holiday

Enjoy the best of life in the South of France: sunny weather, mountains, fields of lavender and outdoor adventure. All based at our house near the ancient village of Moustiers Sainte-Marie.

Dates and Prices

Date Price * Deposit Availability  
3 Aug 2017 - 10 Aug 2017 £1800 £800 2 PLACES REMAINING ENQUIRE

* All prices are inclusive of flights, accommodation, meals, activities, transport and support staff. Prices are subject to support needs.

The Area

The water and mountains around the Gorges du Verdon

Rocky canyons, ancient villages, lakes and mountains: the Gorges du Verdon (Verdon Gorge) is the perfect setting for your holiday. The Gorges du Verdon is the biggest canyon in Europe, towering 700m above the River Verdon, and the river itself has the cleanest water. This unspoiled land is famous for its three hundred days of sunshine, fields filled with rows of purple lavender, cheerful bright red poppies, olive groves, sunny pockets of sunflower fields, and vineyards.

Our holidays are based near the village of Moustiers Sainte-Marie (pictured). Perched high in the mountains, it's been named as one of the most beautiful villages in France.

Join a group of Go Provence holiday-makers on a tour of the Gorges du Verdon, and see this amazing area for yourself.

Activities

Rock climbing on a Go Provence holiday
Kayaking on a Go Provence holiday

During your week in Provence, you'll have a chance to enjoy outdoor adventure, excursions and day-trips. With time to relax and sample the slow pace of life in the south of France.

Our outdoor activities include climbing and kayaking. All under expert instruction.

Join us for a paddle along the river. A brilliant way to spend your holiday!

On a cruise during a Go Provence holiday
Gardens of Salagon

Take a cruise on a classic motorboat to the port of St Tropez, drive into upper reaches of the Gorges du Verdon, or visit the Priory of Salagon. These are just a few of our favourite excursions. You might even visit the factory shop of L'Occitane, the famous perfume-maker.

Visit to a market on a Go Provence holiday
Restaurant meal on a Go Provence holiday

There will be plenty of time to explore Provence. The many colours will astonish you at Riez Market, piled high with fruit and vegetables, local cheeses and meats. And if that makes you feel hungry, how about an evening at the Belvedere restaurant in Moustiers Sainte-Marie?

Accommodation

The Go Provence house
Accommodation on a Go Provence holiday

Go Provence holidays are based in a large country house one kilometre outside the beautiful village of Moustiers Sainte-Marie. The house was restored in the winter of 2013/14 and all the interior feels fresh and new. It has a lovely garden with views over to Moustiers Sainte-Marie and The Gorges du Verdon.

Most of our bedrooms sleep two or three people, and you'll be sharing with someone of the same sex. All bedrooms have easy access to bathrooms and toilets, and most have en suite bathrooms. The house is split over two levels and the stairs are very shallow and have handrails to enable easy access to the first floor.

A birds eye view of our accommodation and surrounding area near Moustiers Sainte-Marie and the Gorges du Verdon, Provence.

Food and Drink

Neil Manser: the Go Provence chef

Enjoy a chocolate croissant and French coffee for breakfast. Grab a picnic lunch when you're out and about, with home-made salad, French baguette, cheese and fresh fruit. And take your time over dinner with dishes such as ratatouille with pasta, or roast chicken with potato wedges and seasonal vegetables.

All of our meals are made from scratch, and fruit and vegetables are sourced locally. If you have particular requirements (vegetarian, diabetic etc), just let us know and we'll adapt the menu.

Meal times at the house normally take place in the garden or on the terrace, so you can enjoy the sunshine, fresh air and good company to the full.

Neil Manser is the Go Provence chef and often welcomes holiday makers into the kitchen to help out. See him in action making his famous vegeburgers.

Support

To ensure that we give you the correct level of support we rely on the information that you supply to us. You must complete our questionnaire, which you can download or we can send to you in the post, and we encourage communication by telephone to guarantee we have all the information we need. From this information we build a care plan/risk assessment for your supported holiday. This maximises your opportunity for a fun and safe holiday with us.

We can arrange that you are supported on your trip from the UK to the South of France. We will meet you at your nearest airport or train station and support you on the aeroplane or train. We make sure you will be supported back to the UK again after your holiday.

Our staffing levels are at a ratio of 4 staff to 7 holiday makers. Staff will be present at all times throughout the duration of your holiday. Staff are able to administer your medication including insulin, and we have access to the village nurse should you require specialist medication. Should we decide that you require some additional support from home we will suggest this in your care plan. We keep the price to a minimum for any support staff that accompany you. We will keep a Quality Care Journal that records, in a diary like format, your day to day activities as well as any medication you take or additional medication that you take , for example, if you need paracetamol for a headache. All is recorded and we will email this home to you after your holiday.

Meet some of the staff and see they type of support they give.