This is an exceptional excursion into the heart of Provence to Château La Coste. Leaving Aix-en-Provence we head out to this renowned vinyard where provence wine, art & architecture live together in perfect harmony. Some of the world's leading artists were invited to choose and place a sculpture within the landscape of the vinyard for visitors to enjoy. The setting is sublime, colours changing throughout the year - on arrival we start a leisurely walk through wooded hilltops alongside olive groves & vine fields, discover the many installations of contemporary art along the way. In addition, wander through the architecture of - Tadao Ando, Jean Nouvel & Frank O.Geary. Transport to & from Château La Coste is included and at the end of the tour we invite you to a private wine tasting - sample the La Coste award winning wine selection of fine rosé, subtle & dry, crisp flavour whites and dark rich reds (you can also purchase wine for yourself to take home) Château La Coste is one of the most renowned & finest wine producers of the South of France. This is an exceptional day out to and exceptional domaine and if you like art - contemporary architecture and discovering the finest wines of Provence, well just join us for a tour.
Christopher & Laurent
Depending on your predilection, Château la Coste, north of Aix-en-Provence, is either an estimable winemaker with a sideline in contemporary art or a marvel of modern architecture with open-air gallery that happens to have a vineyard attached. Whatever the viewpoint Château La Coste is an exceptional discovery of art, architecture & fine wine. Wine tasting included. 'La Coste combines all the elements of the perfect French Art de Vivre - a unique artistic experience in an atmosphere of calm luxury. It's an atypical art estate in a protected environment. Strolling through see over thirty major art installations scattered throughout the domain amongst oak trees, hundred-year-old pines, vines & lavender fields. Enjoy the architecture of Tadao Ando, Jean Nouvel, Frank O.Geary. Artworks by Louise Bourgeois, Alexander Calder, Ai Weiwei & more.
Wine tasting Included in the price is a wine tasting at the end of the afternoon 4 wines and you then have the option to…
Entrance to the Park
From/to Aix-en-Provence or Marseille. We can also arrange a collection from an hôtel or private villa - just ask us for…
Château La Coste, our ultimate destination - artworks from Louise Bourgeois, Alexander Calder, Tracey Emin, Liam Gillick, Andy Goldsworthy, Guggi, Paul Matisse, Larry Neufeld, Tatsuo Miyajima, Jean-Michel Othoniel, Richard Serra, Sean Scully, Tom Shannon, Michael Stipe, Ai Weiwei, Franz West, Tunga, Lee Ufan and Hiroshi Sugimoto. Contemporary architecture from Jean Nouvel, Frank O'Geary and Tadao Ando, just to mention a few!
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Comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen and water in the summer and warm (waterproof) clothing in the winter as the countryside in Provence can be cold. The walk is in a park so waterproof shoes too.