Guided tour

From Avignon: Half-Day Van Gogh & Carrières de Lumières Tour

4.3 / 5

16 reviews

Activity provider: Provence Panorama

From Avignon: Half-Day Van Gogh & Carrières de Lumières Tour

Activity provider: Provence Panorama

From US$ 81.67 per person

Trace the path of the artist Vincent van Gogh and discover the sites in Provence that featured in many of his important paintings. Explore Arles and see where the artist worked, and Les Baux-de-Provence, where you’ll see an extraordinary multimedia show.

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French
Pickup included
Pick-up is possible outside of Avignon center/Intra-muros, please contact us to confirm the pick-up.
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the Roman city of Arles and see the Langlois Bridge that appeared in van Gogh’s paintings
  • Experience the stunning Carrières de Lumières multimedia show in a limestone cave
  • Stop at Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, where van Gogh lived at the Saint-Paul de Mausole asylum
Full description
Follow in the tracks of Vincent van Gogh in Provence on this 5-hour tour. Begin in Arles, a city that fascinated the artist. Then, set off to discover the city through the history of the artist during this fascinating city tour. First, visit the monumental “Carrières de Lumières” which hosts extraordinary multimedia shows, unique in the world with Dali and Gaudi. Finish with St Paul de Mausole, the famous psychiatric hospital, where Van Gogh spent 1 very creative year.
Includes
  • Carrières de Lumières entrance fee
  • Transportation
  • Entrance fee to St Paul de Mausole
  • Photo stop in les Baux de provence
  • Lunch
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 16 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    3.3/5
  • Transportation
    3.8/5
  • Value for money
    3.5/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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Flora was very nice but seemed more like a driver than a guide. I expected a lot more stories about Van Gogh and his life in Avignon than what she was able to share with us. I’m also not sure that the Carriere des Lumieres is worth it if it’s totally unrelated to Van Gogh or to Les Baux de Provence. Maybe replace it with a stop at an olive orchard or to see the sunflowers that appear in many of Van Gogh’s paintings. But the towns we visited were quite scenic and definitely worth the visit!

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June 12, 2022

Wonderful

Our Guide (Nicolas) was excellent, friendly, attentive and very professional. We believe that part of the success of this tour is due to its excellent attention. The tour was very interesting, our guide had knowledge of the subject and the areas we visited. Nicolas we thank you that you have managed to satisfy the interests of such a diverse group.

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October 20, 2019

Whilst I enjoyed the overall tour, there was too much packed into 5 hours with no time for a lunch stop and barely time to go to the toilet. I was disappointed we only had 1 hour at carrieres des lumieres, as this only just covered the time to get in there and watch the films; no time for lunch, no time to look around, and no time to view the film about Vincent’s life. And then when we visited the hospital, the little shop was closed for the duration of our 40 min visit.

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May 20, 2019

Product ID: 46461