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

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

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.

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From Aix en Provence: Provence Full-Day Tour

2. From Aix en Provence: Provence Full-Day Tour

One of the first stops on your day of discovery is the village of Les Baux de Provence. The narrow streets and the imposing castle ruins date to the Middle Ages – a time of proud lords and troubadours. From the rocky spur you’ll enjoy exceptional scenic views. See the Pont du Gard, a fascinating UNESCO World Heritage site that is the best-preserved part of the Nîmes aqueduct. Designed by architects and engineers during the Roman era, it is considered a technical and artistic masterpiece. You’ll continue on to Avignon, the 14th century City of the Popes. See the medieval walls, the Pont d’Avignon that crosses the Rhone River, and the Popes’ Palace, which is the largest Gothic palace in Europe. (Note that entrance fees are not included.) Next on your itinerary is a visit to Châteauneuf-du-Pape, surrounded by its world-famous vineyards. Wine tasting at one of the numerous cellars is included. Please note that you’ll have free time for lunch on your own during the tour, and that the cost of lunch is not included in the tour price.

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From Avignon: In the Footsteps of Van Gogh in Provence

3. From Avignon: In the Footsteps of Van Gogh in Provence

Start your trip from Avignon and relax with round-trip transportation via air-conditioned minibus to explore Van Gogh's Provence. The sunny region of Provence has long been an inspiration for artists and painters, like Van Gogh. From the bright colors of the sun and sunflowers to the various colorful landscapes, he painted hundreds of works during his stay in Arles and St. Rémy de Provence. Today, you can follow in his footsteps to the sites that inspired him: Pont Langlois, Starry Night, Maison Jaune, Café Terrace at Night, and others. In Saint Rémy, follow a walking route that shows reproductions of his famous works and visit St. Paul de Mausole Asylum where he was interned. Discover the well preserved Roman Arena and the 12th century St. Trophime Church before returning to Avignon.

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From Avignon: Art and History in Provence

4. From Avignon: Art and History in Provence

Discover two perfectly preserved Roman masterpieces at Glanum on this tour. You will also get to see places that inspired Vincent Van Gogh around the asylum of Saint Paul de Mausole, near Saint Rémy de Provence. Marvel at one of the most beautiful villages in France, Les Baux de Provence, perched on a spur of rock in the heart of the Alpilles. Explore the narrow streets Arles, with its 2000-year-old Roman amphitheatre and see the Pont du Gard (entrance fee included), the highest Roman aqueduct in the world. After all this, you will then go on to enjoy a tasting of Rhone Valley wines at an organic winery (cost of wine tasting included).

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Follow the Steps of Van Gogh: Full Day Tour from Marseille

5. Follow the Steps of Van Gogh: Full Day Tour from Marseille

Meet your guide in the morning at your cruise port terminal or hotel address in Marseille and move towards Arles in your comfortable private vehicle. In Arles, enjoy a walk on the cours de la République with its rich architecture and charming cafés. See the Roman arena and typical architecture as you make your way to the old town of Arles. Explore the area, go into charming boutiques and craft shops to pick up a unique souvenir.  Head up to the charming village of Les Baux de Provence, located in the Alpilles mountains. Follow Van Gogh's footsteps and explore Saint Remy de Provence and the monastery Saint-Paul-de-Mausole (not included - 5€/person), to learn and discover where the painter used to live for one year (1889-1890). Enjoy the magic ambiance of the place that inspired some of Van Gogh's most famous paintings (la Nuit Etoilée/Starry Night). Afterwards enjoy a free walk in the old town of Saint Remy. When you tour finishes, your guide will drive you back to Marseille and the port of your cruise terminal/hotel address .

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Avignon: Full-Day Roman & Medieval Provencal Heritage

6. Avignon: Full-Day Roman & Medieval Provencal Heritage

Meet your guide at 9:00 AM and start your Provence tour by the visit of Saint Remy de Provence. Explore the Provencal market on Wednesday, or have a look at the reproductions of Van Gogh works near the asylum where he stayed for one year.   Your next step is Les Baux de Provence, a typical Provencal village that used to be a medieval stronghold. The paved streets and the amazing panorama will charm you. Then, head off to to Arles and visit the Roman monuments such as arenas or follow in the footsteps of Van Gogh in this rich historical and cultural city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Afterwards, have your lunch break (not included). Go to the Pont du Gard where you will discover the famous Roman aqueduct. After a historical comment, you can walk around to find your best photo spot. Finally, enjoy a visit to a wine museum in a reconstituted roman antic winery on an archeological site. Have a wine tasting of the the unique “Vinum Romanum”, wines elaborated from original recipes found in the writings of eminent Latin authors.

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Arles, Saint-Rémy & Les Baux De Provence: Guided Tour

7. Arles, Saint-Rémy & Les Baux De Provence: Guided Tour

Start your tour with a convenient pick-up service on behalf of your friendly and professional driver/guide. Your guide will meet you at your accommodation in Provence or at the arrival terminal of your cruise ship. After a short meet and greet you will embark on a short scenic drive to your first location where all the fun begins.  Commence your discovery of the region of Provence with a visit to the Roman sites in Arles. Whilst here you can stroll through the quaint streets and marvel at the town's many historical artifacts. Stroll along the streets Vincent Van Gogh used to walk and see the way he looked at the world. Close by, in les Baux, you will be taken to a painting exhibition and light show that takes place throughout the year at the quarry. Take in the breathtaking sights and sounds of this truly unique exhibition.  Continue on your tour and learn about oil production at a nearby olive grove. Discover the fascinating manufacturing processes used to create this important cooking staple whilst taking in the spectacular surroundings of the grove. Nearby you will get to wander through the alleys of Les Baux and witness all of its fascinating little intricacies. Continue on with a visit to the Roman site of Glanum in Saint Remy de Provence. To conclude the tour you will have a wine tasting session at the winery in St. Remy de Provence where you will be able to sample the wines that are famously produced in this region. Finish your tour with a lift back to your accommodation or cruise ship terminal. 

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From Avignon: Provence Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

8. From Avignon: Provence Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

Enjoy a scenic tour of Provence and see some of its most beautiful sites in one day. The 10-hour tour takes in the well-preserved Roman aqueduct of Le Pont du Gard, built in the 1st century BC as part of the Nîmes aqueduct from Uzès to Nemausus (now Nîmes). Drive to the rocky outcrop of Les Baux de Provence in the Alpilles mountains. Stroll the historic center to see a beautiful 16th-century house and Romanesque buildings. Continue to Saint Rémy de Provence to explore the remains of the Roman city of Glanum, including a triumphal arch set in an olive grove that inspired Van Gogh. After some free time for lunch, you will visit Roussillon, famous for its red and yellow ochre cliffs. Enjoy panoramic views of Gordes, considered by many to be one of the most beautiful villages in France. Drive to Fontaine de Vaucluse, walk up to the cave from which the River Sorgues emerges. This impressive resurgence spring hasn't revealed its secrets yet and many speleologists have searched in vain the exact depth of the well. On Sundays only, enjoy L’Isle sur la Sorgue, a village famous for antique shops and the weekly open air market which is one of the most colorful and typical in the Provence.  

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From Avignon: Best of Luberon in an Afternoon

9. From Avignon: Best of Luberon in an Afternoon

The Pont du Gard is the best preserved aqueduct from the Roman period. Built to supply the Roman city of Nimes with water, this amazing structure is 50 kilometers long. In addition to seeing the Pont du Gard, you’ll visit some of the most attractive villages in Provence on this 6.5-hour tour. Les Baux de Provence is a picturesque medieval village built on a rocky spur in the Alpilles Mountains. Its surrounding olive groves produce a very popular type of olive oil. Drive through the beautiful landscape to the Luberon, a mountainous region that is part of the Parc Naturel Régional du Luberon. Stop at the picturesque village of Gordes, built entirely from dry stones. See Roussillon, a town that’s renowned for the beautiful colors of its houses and walls. The natural pigments used in the paints are extracted from the ocher cliffs surrounding the village. Both Gordes and Roussillon rank among the most beautiful villages in France.

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From Avignon: Treasures of Provence Full-Day Tour

10. From Avignon: Treasures of Provence Full-Day Tour

Spend the day exploring the beauty of Provence. Head to Orange where you will take a panoramic tour of the city and visit the Roman theater, one of the best-preserved in the world (entrance fee included). Then take a sightseeing tour in the vineyards of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Hear explanations about "terroir," grape varieties and wine tasting at a winery and learn about vinification and storing wines.  On Thursdays, visit the traditional market in Orange; on Saturdays visit the market in Arles (from April 1, 2019, the visit and the stop in Orange will be replaced by a wine tasting in the village of Gigondas).  Continue to St Remy de Provence. Stop at the roman monuments and sites painted by Van Gogh, who spent 1 year at the mental hospital close to the roman monuments. See les Baux de Provence, a picturesque medieval village built on a rocky spur in the Alpilles mountains. In Arles, take a walking tour to the Roman and medieval monuments and the sites painted by Van Gogh during the time he lived in the city between 1888 and 1889, including the inspiration for the yellow house, the garden at the hospital and the night café.

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What people are saying about Les Baux-de-Provence

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 15 reviews

Our guide, Gaelle, was wonderful. Very informative and very personable. The itinerary was great though I would have liked a bit more time in Les Beaux. Walking out to the Esplanade and back took all the designated time (and we don't walk slow). The other stops had sufficient time allowed. Great recommendations for restaurant in Avignon.

Very nice tour, Arles, Les-Beaux and St. Rémy are beautiful places, in addition we saw the ruines of Glanum. The multi-media show in the carrières of Les Beaux is incredible and a must-see.

The trip was excellent. The places we have visited are gorgeous. Our tour guide has a perfect planning to this “special” Asian visitors. Big thanks!

A wonderful tour! Nico was extremely nice and very informative. He has a great understand of the Provence region and was a great all-around host!

We enjoyed the tour very much, Anne is a very good tour guide.