Sebastien Lopez
+33 (6) 25 42 78 22
We will take you away from the touristic crowd.

Gourmet Tours

Enjoy the delights of Provence and Camargue like a local.

Provence and the Camargue rank among the most beautiful areas in France. Every year, thousands of people arrive for weekends or longer, anxious to explore the treasures of our local culture, in an exceptional setting where sun shines year round.

Nowadays, however, it’s quite hard to explore the Camargue and Provence “off the beaten path”…but an experienced local guide can quickly help you crack some of its secrets.

Because we believe it’s very much worth the effort of exploring the the countryside…and we want every traveler who visits to leave us with the compelling desire to return…we’ve thought up an unusual approach to tourism. Our private and exclusive approach combines delightful discoveries with sustainability.

I Am Not a Tourist offers unique private experiences to those who want to escape the crowds…who want the road less taken, if you will. Our tours will take you behind the scenes so you can experience our local ways of life; tours that will encourage you meet the men and women who carry one the rich traditions of Provence and the Camargue.

Come with us to discover the hidden treasures of Provence and the Camargue through our menu of offerings.




Private tours in Provence

Food and wine tours in Provence, Camargue and Luberon

One of a kind picnic

Give yourself over to the delights of this one-of-a- kind picnic. Set in the heart of a vineyard, surrounded by olive trees or beneath an almond tree, we’ll prepare you a gourmet meal. An elegant table awaits you for this country-style (but still sophisticated!) lunch. An alternative and bucolic way to enjoy our local gastronomy.

Welcome to "La Camargue"

This is a full day experiencing the best of the Camargue, the region known as the Wild West of Provence. You’ll have a two-hour horseback ride where you’ll see the famous white horses and black bulls. Then it will followed by a gourmet picnic served with wine! After lunch, you’ll get to experience a scenic drive where, you’ll get to see plenty of pink flamingoes.

Back to Nature

From the mountains called Les Alpilles to the Camargue National Park, you’ll be captivated by breath-taking landscapes. Floral scents perfuming the air, soothing birdsong, the warmth of the sun caressing your skin…you’ll completely forget about time as all your senses are awakened. Go hand in hand with Nature !

Exquisite food – Art of Living

A gastronomy tour through some of the best restaurants in Provence and the Camargue! Michelin stared chefs will talk us through their world during this unique gourmet experience. Choose cooking lessons, wine tasting, olive picking…or even a quick tour to “l’etang du vaccares” to learn how catch crayfish.

Wine all the way

This tour will take you through vineyards in the heart Provence and the Rhone Valley. In each case, the winemaker himself will provide exclusive tour, which will be followed by a tasting, including AOC wines and vintage, highly sophisticated labels.

The best of the land: a growing tradition

Enjoy a ride around the countryside to visit local producers and have an authentic food experience. You’ll savor traditional jams, honeys,and local cheeses, rediscover artichoke and black truffle, and taste classic Provencal preparations such as anchoiade , tapenade and poutargue. And of course, we’ll sample the world-famous olive oils from La Vallée des Baux….


We are specialized in tailor made private tours in Provence & Camargue

Full / half days as well as week tours and longer are possible.

Please contact us for further info and quote !

Tour guide / Travel Planner

Born and raised in Arles—and fluent in English—I am un vrai Provencal…a real native!

After spending few years living alongside the Mediterranean cost (Marseille, Hyeres, French Riviera), I decided to leave home. My adventure started with the USA and New-York, followed with Sweden and finishing up with London, where I lived for over 4 years.

But I then was ready to come home and I decided I’d set up business helping people visiting Provence and the Camargue to make the very most out of it. Passionate about food and wine, I created I Am Not a Tourist, offering day / week tours and authentic travel experiences following various seasons and themes.

My goal? To help you discover the region through tasting and meeting local producers. If you fancy a chic gourmet experience, I can organize one-of-a-kind picnic prepared by Michelin starred chefs. Or a county-style lunch in the heart of a vineyard, with your own private chef. I also offer general day tours and I am very well versed in local culture, history and more.

Plus, since I run a second company which edits and publish local tourist guides, I know all the best shops and hotels / restaurants—so let me recommend as I am sure you will enjoy these places as much as I do! My car holds up to 8 passengers.

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