Provence with Club Argaux

May 1 - 7, 2024 | One Exclusive Departure

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Soul of Provence

Wine, cuisine, craft, culture—Provence's heart & soul with Club Argaux

May 1 - 7, 2024

One exclusive departure — likely to sell out, reserve your spot

7 Days, 6 Nights

Aix-en-Provence, Avignon, Saint-Rémy-de-Provence

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It’s market day in Provence, and the world is a kaleidoscope of color and life. Vendors swap stories in the singsong lilt of Southern France, their stalls lined with gem-toned cherries and spring’s most heartfelt blooms. A triumph of seasonal abundance, the market is the beating heart of French cuisine and our first stop in a weeklong celebration of Provencal wine, food, culture, and craft. In the days to come, we’ll cruise through sun-dappled vineyards on sleek e-bikes, savor regional delicacies at Michelin-starred kitchens and vine-side picnics, and sip storied vintages at generations-old estates. This is Provence in full force, a mesmerizing aria of exquisite flavor and craft.

Joining us on this unforgettable weeklong journey are Margaux Reaume, cofounder of Club Argaux, and Alyssa Taylor, the club’s head of wine education. The stylish California wine club started as a passion project and has catalyzed into an acclaimed community for tastings, pairings, and events — a hub for all the many ways to experience wine as a conveyor of joy and delight. Together, these certified sommeliers have profound connections to renowned vintners and winemakers throughout France and are the perfect guides on our journey through Provence’s magical terroir.

If your idea of the perfect getaway is tinged with award-winning wine and stunning cuisine, this trip is for you. We’ll meet vintners and chefs, farmers and sommeliers, traditional producers and modern creatives. From medieval villages to bucolic countryside, this is an exclusive, immersive expedition into the heart of Provence, one of France’s most storied regions. Join us for a true feast for the senses.

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Best of Provence

Savor exquisite local specialties and Michelin-starred meals, exclusive tastings at generations-old cellars, and explore colorful markets and medieval hilltop villages

Personal Connections

Cofounder Margaux Reaume and Alyssa Taylor, the club's head of wine education, can’t wait to take us on an insider-only exploration of Provence’s most renowned wineries, vineyards and kitchens

Luxuriate & Recharge

In the finest accommodations—poetic hotels and noble country villas in prime locations and bask in the inspiration of local chefs, winemakers and artisans who bring this storied region to life

Club Argaux

Wine is a catalyst for so much more than the glass in front of you. Paired with food, it brings people together around a table where ideas are born and connections are made. When that happens, anything is possible.
— Margaux Reaume

Your Experience

“When in Provence, you're eating sunshine and drinking the wild air.”
Margaux Reaume

Aix-en-Provence & Saint-Rémy-de-Provence

“Here, your senses awaken and your imagination runs wild.”
Alyssa Taylor

Day by Day

Day 1: Aix-en-Provence

Bienvenue en Provence! Our week of world-class wines, vines, and cuisine begins in Marseille with a private transfer to Aix-en-Provence, a cobbled university hub brimming with art and culture.

We’ll ease into our first day with an unhurried afternoon at the hotel, a thoughtful refuge of leafy terraces and quiet, moss-covered corners that beg for a pause in the sun. Feeling settled and refreshed, we’ll gather here for our first sip of the trip, a sparkling welcome of champagne and inspired amuse-bouche. Dinner tonight is a truly luxurious affair—once we’ve gotten our fill of bubbles and bites, we’ll meander over to the hotel’s award-winning eatery for an exceptional welcome feast.

La Table at Le Pigonnet is the poster child of Provencal cuisine: a simple yet stunning masterpiece of hyperlocal, seasonal specialities that range from tender sea bream to pan-fried sweetbreads. For a special treat, our Argaux hosts have hand-selected the wines for tonight, and as we savor their thoughtful choices, we’ll learn more about Club Argaux’s Margaux and Alyssa, and their profound connection to Provence.

Day 1: Aix-en-Provence Highlights

  • Private transfer to hotel
  • Champagne welcome
  • Dinner with wine pairing
  • Stay at Le Pigonnet

Day 2: Aix-en-Provence

After breakfast at our hotel this morning, we’re heading out to experience the pinnacle of French culture and cuisine. It’s market day and alongside an expert local guide, we’ll wander through vibrant stalls of just-picked produce and artisanal cheeses, pausing to sample and chat with the vendors as we go. Following our tour, we’ll have plenty of time to revisit our favorite stands and artisans on our own, picking up hyperlocal souvenirs for our friends and family back home.

Next, we’re making the short drive to Château de Beaupré, a family-owned estate tucked within 130 hectares of sloping vineyards and pine-covered hills. Here, we’ll taste a stunning selection of award-winning vintages and enjoy a lunch of seasonal delicacies, then meander over to one of the oldest wineries in France to continue our tasting journey. This visit is a special treat: the estate owner of Château Barbelle is a close friend of Alyssa and Margaux’s and eager to take us on a behind-the-scenes tour of the cellar and the unique terroir of their vineyard as well.

After a vibrant day of tasting and sampling, the evening is ours to luxuriate in our poetic surroundings. Wind through the fountains of our hotel’s pristine garden, test your petanque skills outside the in-house bar, or soak up the magic of the evening with a stroll through Aix’s romantic city square.

Day 2: Aix-en-Provence Highlights

  • Guided market tour
  • Tasting lunch
  • Winery visit
  • Stay at Le Pigonnet

Day 3: Aix-en-Provence

After a leisurely breakfast at the hotel, we’ll continue our pilgrimage through Provence’s most esteemed wineries with a tour and tasting at a nearby estate. Here, the seasoned winemakers work in harmony with the terroir—we’ll learn all about their method as we wander through rows of sun-kissed vines.

Next, we’re heading to La Villa des Chef, where we’ll roll up our sleeves and dive into a one-of-a-kind cooking workshop. Here, an expert chef will guide us through a stunning lineup of hyperfresh ingredients and local herbs, while Alyssa and Margaux will walk us through the nuanced art of cooking with wine. Alongside the Argaux duo, we’ll learn how to draw out depth and dimensionality in our sauces and sides through a careful simmer or slow braise, then tuck into the fruits of our labor for lunch. Back at the hotel, the afternoon is ours to reflect on the day’s inspired learnings.

Dinner tonight is at a local favorite in Aix’s city center, and it’s the perfect excuse to indulge in an evening of luxurious lingering. Savor a digestif at one of the neighborhood’s intimate bar à vins or pop into the elegant cocktail bar around the corner—Aix at night is brimming with inspiration, and we can’t wait to bask in the magic of the cool evening air.

Day 3: Aix-en-Provence Highlights

  • Winery visit
  • Cooking class and lunch
  • Traditional bistro dinner
  • Stay at Le Pigonnet

Day 4: Saint-Rémy-de-Provence

We’re bidding adieu to Aix this morning and heading to Saint Remy, taking full advantage of the local gems that dot our route along the way. Our first stop? Avignon, home of the unforgettable Palais de Papes. This historic palace was the seat of Western Christianity during the 14th century and remains one of the world’s largest medieval Gothic structures. To wander through its storied halls is to wander through history, and we’ll revel in our breathtaking surroundings before continuing onward to Crestet.

Here, we’re disembarking for lunch at Chêne Bleu, a beloved local estate with a critically-acclaimed lineup of handmade wines. Once we’ve gotten our fill of the farm-fresh spread, we’ll gather for a masterclass in one of winemaking’s most complex processes. Blending is an art that’s at once creative and scientific, and alongside the Chêne team, we’ll harness our tasting prowess as we layer our favorite varietals to craft a winning blend.

Feeling buoyant and inspired by our Chêne experience, we’ll settle back for the last leg of our journey to St. Remy. It’s but a short, hour-long (and ridiculously scenic) ride from Crestet to our hotel, a stunning villa that drips with sun-dappled character and charm. Once we settle in, we’ll convene for a classic Provençal experience-a hyperlocal wine and cheese tasting paired with a light and lively dinner.

Day 4: Saint-Rémy-de-Provence Highlights

  • Avignon & Palais de Papes
  • Winery lunch
  • Wine blending workshop
  • Stay at Hotel St. Remy

Day 5: Saint-Rémy-de-Provence

This morning, we’re diving straight into the region’s legendary viticulture with a tour and tasting at Château Montfrin. Tucked between the rivers Rhône and Gard, the centuries-old estate is a symphony of terroir, brimming with rolling vineyards and gentle olive groves as far as the eye can see. We’ll tease out the nuances of the winery’s best vintages against this idyllic backdrop, then continue onward to Camargue, where a once-in-a-lifetime meal awaits.

Here, we’re gathering at La Chassagnette, the Michelin-starred masterpiece of Chef Armand Arnal. Overflowing with lush gardens and rolling orchards, this leafy retreat is more than just a restaurant, it’s an ode to the dazzling depth of seasonality and the unrestrained harmony of nature’s most vibrant ingredients. As the (hyperfresh) cherry on top, our six-course spread comes expertly paired with local wines—it’s the only possible way to elevate such an incomparable feast.

Still glowing from our meal, we’ll head back to the hotel for earned rest and relaxation. The evening is yours to embellish.

Day 5: Saint-Rémy-de-Provence Highlights

  • Winery visit and tasting
  • Michelin-star lunch
  • Dinner on your own
  • Stay at Hotel St. Remy

Day 6: Saint-Rémy-de-Provence

We’re starting the day with an e-bike ride through the storied landscape of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, home to one of the Rhone Valley’s most esteemed appellations. As we cruise through quiet villages and rolling vineyards, we’ll feel the terroir come to life beneath our wheels for a truly immersive introduction to the region’s renowned blends. In typical MOAD fashion, we’re rounding out our ride with a full-fledged tasting of Châteauneuf-du-Pape’s finest, exquisitely paired with a breezy picnic lunch alongside Margaux, Alyssa, and a renowned local winemaker.

Back at Hotel Le St. Rémy, the afternoon is yours to conquer. Stroll through the hotel’s storybook gardens, take a dip in the heated pool, or meander into town to explore Saint Rémy’s historic streets. With our hotel’s central location, the streets of St. Rémy await exploration, while quaint storefronts promise one-of-a-kind treasures for one last shopping trip before you depart tomorrow.

We’ll reconvene for an in-house dinner later tonight, a family-style feast of artisanal flavors and regional specialities made all the more special with wines hand-picked by Alyssa and Margaux. We can’t think of a better way to celebrate the magic of our exhilarating journey through Provence, and together we’ll raise our glasses in toast to the memories and friendships we’ll cherish for the years to come.

Day 6: Saint-Rémy-de-Provence Highlights

  • Châteauneuf-du-Pape by e-bike
  • Picnic tasting
  • Family-style dinner
  • Stay at Hotel St. Remy

Day 7: Au Revoir, Provence!

It’s our last day, and after breakfast at our hotel, we’ll head to the airport in Marseilles, where we’ll bid adieu to Alyssa, Margaux, and our fellow explorers. With all that we’ve tasted and experienced, we know it won’t be long before we return to this magical place. Until we meet again!

Day 7: Au Revoir, Provence! Highlights

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Private transfers to airport
  • Flights home

Where We Sleep

Accommodations striking the perfect balance between luxury and intimacy, all delivered with incomparable Provençal hospitality

Le Pigonnet


At once intimate and exquisitely refined, this 18th-century estate seamlessly captures the magic of Provence’s timeless landscape and most stunning traditions. Each of its 48 rooms and suites boast a unique style and come thoughtfully outfitted with luxury skincare products and local Damman teas. Push back the burgundy shutters and uncover a secret world of burbling fountains, breezy gardens, and quiet, vine-covered paths.

Hotel Le Saint-Remy


This 5-star mansion is quintessential Provence. Elegant, irreverent and located perfectly in the city center, the lobby and courtyard have the feel of a 19th-century square. Relax in the spa or simply eavesdrop on the slow tranquility of this hamlet that inspired Van Gogh.

I've been telling so many people about the trip ever since I got back. Looking forward to another one!
Royce K.
It really was the trip of a lifetime. Perfectly curated and balanced, we did more than I ever would have organized myself... delightful from start to finish.
Julian C.
Unique experiences, well-organized, outstanding leadership and service.
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Reserve your spot today with a $1,500 per-person deposit plus room supplements (if relevant). Full payment is due 180 days prior to your trip departure date. We’ll email you a reminder. If your trip departs in less than 180 days, we’ll collect full payment either 30 days from when we receive your deposit, or 60 days prior to your trip departure date, whichever is sooner. For details read our Deposit FAQs


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  1. What does the price include?

    Six nights at unique 5-star accommodations; private travel between destinations and for all day trips and excursions; arrival and departure airport transfers; private tours with local guides and cultural experts; exclusive access and tastings; guided activities and exclusive private tastings, tours and activities; entrance fees; daily breakfasts, most lunches and dinners; local beverages with meals; gratuities for local staff.

  2. What does the price not include?

    International roundtrip airfare; travel insurance; activities not included in the trip itinerary; hotel incidentals including room service, laundry service and hotel bar tabs; food and beverage not included in itinerary; gratuity for tour leader.

  3. Where does this trip start and end?

    Our adventure begins at Marseille Provence Airport (MRS), where we’ll transfer to Le Pigonnet. Our last day is in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. The closest airport is Marseille Provence Airport (MRS).

  4. What travel documents are needed?

    US citizens are not required to have a visa for stays in France under 90 days. Just bring a valid US passport. For citizens of other countries, please check with the French Embassy or Consulate for information and requirements.

  5. Do I need to pay a solo traveler supplement?

    For solo travelers, there is a $2,000 single-supplement fee—paid at the time of booking to secure a private room. These spots are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

  6. Who is going on this trip?

    Our adventures typically have between 10 and 18 guests, plus our Modern Adventure team. This specific trip is limited to 20 guests. Our experiences are fun and inclusive and you can expect to be joined by a diverse group in terms of age, background and interests—including solo travelers, couples and friends traveling together. This adventure is for travelers age 18 and above.

  7. Who is leading this trip?

    This trip is led by an expert Modern Adventure trip leader. They’re an experienced travel guide, a representative of Modern Adventure and your go-to person for questions or concerns on the trip. We’ll be joined throughout our adventure by local, expert guides who are deeply knowledgeable with respect to local cultures, customs and history and are passionate about sharing that with us.

  8. Do I need travel insurance?

    We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance. Travel insurance allows you to seek reimbursement for your trip costs; if your trip plans change for unforeseeable reasons, or if you need to get medical help, emergency transport, and for theft, loss or damage of items while traveling. For best coverage, always insure the full trip cost within two weeks of your initial trip deposit and note that most ‘Cancel For Any Reason’ policies must be purchased on the date of your initial deposit.

  9. What is the cancellation policy?

    You may cancel before January 3, 2024 and receive a full refund minus a $500 per-person service fee. If you cancel on or after January 4, 2024, there is a 50% cancellation fee. On or after March 2, 2024 there is a 100% cancellation fee.We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance as we are not able to make exceptions to this policy in cases of family/medical emergency or cases of the trip being canceled (see our Terms and Conditions for full details).

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