My name is Jamie Ivey. I came to Provence thirteen years ago to write a series of travel books about rosé. I live in the Luberon village of Lourmarin with my wife and three daughters who were all born in Provence. My latest book is the new Moon Guide to Provence. I specialize in running amazing small group Provence tours, providing clients with unforgettable experiences. The Best of Provence tour takes in all Provence’s major sights and cities with plenty of wine tastings along the way. The tour has departures nearly every week from April to September (with the exception of July and August which I believe are too hot for touring. I also offer bespoke private Provence tours and travel planning.
My touring ethos is to offer guests as much flexibility as possible. My groups enjoy a welcome evening meal together, and lunch every day. Thereafter in the evening clients can join the group to dine, or choose to take a break and enjoy a separate restaurant. All meals with wine (1/2 a bottle per head per meal) are included in the tour price. When we are out and about exploring Provence, I provide an introduction to cities and villages and introduce the main sights. Clients are then free to choose what interests them. For example in Arles, some will want to concentrate on the Roman heritage, while others will be more interested in Van Gogh.
“All our members had a wonderful time in Provence and Jamie was a big reason why.”
Joe McCall, Olney winery Maryland, Provence Tour 2019
“Jamie delivers his knowledge in the most humorous ways. It was an excellent day, truly everyone is raving about it.”
Adi Buckman, Private Tour Leader.