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From Avignon: Full-Day Best of Provence Tour

1. From Avignon: Full-Day Best of Provence Tour

Discover the breathtaking beauty of Provence during this guided full-day tour from Avignon. Enjoy the town of Fontaine de Vaucluse and stop in the lavender fields for photos. Go for a walk in St-Rémy-de-Provence and take in the views from Pont du Gard.  Be picked up from a meeting point in Avignon and board a comfortable and air-conditioned van for the scenic drive to Fontaine de Vaucluse. Take in the relaxing atmosphere in this town that is next to a spring at the foot of the Vaucluse Mountains. Admire the Provençal landscapes in of Luberon and have a chance to have a photo stop in lavender fields in summer (from June 15th to July 31st). Head over to Gordes which is listed as "one of the most beautiful villages in France." Walk in the red streets of Roussillon and marvel at panoramic views of the Alpilles in Baux-de-Provence. Take a stroll through the beautiful city of St-Rémy-de-Provence. Stop at the ancient Roman aqueduct Pont du Gard before returning to your meeting point. 

Pont du Gard, Uzès & Nîmes: Half-Day Tour with Entry Fees

2. Pont du Gard, Uzès & Nîmes: Half-Day Tour with Entry Fees

Visit of the charming medieval town of Uzès, founded during the Roman era and the site of an aqueduct that was built to supply the city of Nîmes. The Pont du Gard is the most well-known stretch of the aqueduct left standing. On this 5-hour program, you’ll see the traces of Roman civilization in Uzès as well as substantial monuments from the Middle Ages. Visit the famous 2,000-year-old Pont du Gard, a section of the Roman aqueduct that provided water to Nîmes. The highly photographed bridge was listed by UNESCO in 1985 as a World Heritage Site. You’ll discover the treasures of Nîmes, including the Coliseum that is considered to be second only to the Coliseum in Rome. Its Roman amphitheater is still in use and today has a seating capacity of 10,000.

Private Walking Tour of Avignon

3. Private Walking Tour of Avignon

Walk through one of the most charming cities in southern France on this 2-hour tour of Avignon. See the impressive Palace of the Popes and the famous bridge at Pont St. Bénezet as you explore the city's sidewalk cafes, elegant squares, and delightful tree lined boulevards. Surrounded by imposing medieval walls, Avignon was the capital of Christendom in the 14th century, with seven successive popes making the city their home. In an attempt to rival Rome's Papacy, Avignon's architects designed many of the city's magnificent features, including the superbly preserved defensive walls and the monumental Palace of the Popes ̶ one of the most important medieval Gothic buildings in Europe. From lesser-known attractions in Avignon to its most renowned sites, you will be accompanied by an expert local guide who will share with you the history and secrets of this UNESCO World Heritage listed city.

From Avignon: Pont du Gard, Saint Remy & Les Baux Day Tour

4. From Avignon: Pont du Gard, Saint Remy & Les Baux Day Tour

On this 5-hour tour from Avignon you’ll see some of the most important stone monuments in Provence that date back to the Roman period. First on the itinerary is the Pont du Gard, one of best-preserved aqueducts of the Roman Empire. It was built by the Romans in the 1st century to supply the city of Nimes with water. Visit Les Baux de Provence, a picturesque medieval village that sits on a rocky spur in the Alpilles Mountains, surrounded by olive groves that produce a well-known olive oil. Admire the well-preserved Roman monument for a photo stop at the Antiques of St Remy de Provence. See sites at the northern edge of the Alpilles that inspired van Gogh’s paintings, including his iconic Starry Night.

From Aix en Provence: Provence Full-Day Tour

5. 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.

Avignon 3-Hour Walking Tour & Wine Tasting

6. Avignon 3-Hour Walking Tour & Wine Tasting

Climb up to the top of the fortified medieval city walls and discover Avignon in all its beauty. Explore the rich past of Avignon where the papacy was established in the early 14th-century. Enjoy skip-the-line access and follow your guide inside the Pope's Palace, the largest Gothic palace in Europe. Immerse yourself in this maze of galleries, chambers, and chapels. Walk on the cobbled streets to the Place de l'Horloge and find out about the secret of the painted windows. See the town hall with its clock tower and the theater. Your tour will conclude with a glass of Côtes du Rhône wine served in a restaurant.

From Avignon: Art and History in Provence

7. 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).

Avignon: Full-Day Roman & Medieval Provencal Heritage

8. 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.

From Avignon: Treasures of Provence Full-Day Tour

9. 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.

Avignon: Guided Tour with Wine and Saint-Rémy-de-Provence

10. Avignon: Guided Tour with Wine and Saint-Rémy-de-Provence

Got a taste for great French wine? Finish a guided walking tour of UNESCO World Heritage Listed Avignon with a glass of Côtes du Rhône, then drive through Provence. Make stops at Pont du Gard, Les Baux-de-Provence, and Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, before returning to the city. Start your day with a guided walking tour of Avignon. Take in panoramic views of your surroundings, including the river Rhône and the Pont d'Avignon, by climbing the stairs up to the fortified city walls and the Jardin des Doms. Visit the Palais des Papes, one of the largest medieval Gothic buildings in Europe. Continue into the heart of Avignon, seeing the Place de l'Horloge, the town hall, and the theater. Savor the taste of a glass of Côtes du Rhône wine, which may be the best wine growing region in the world. Travel on country roads to see Pont du Gard, a Roman aqueduct bridge. Drive on to Les Baux-de-Provence and spend free time exploring the medieval fortress in the rocky hills. Make a stop in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, taking a photos at the Les Antiques monument, before returning to Avignon.

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What people are saying about Avignon

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 162 reviews

Very pleasant visit. Our guide knew how to make us discover the history of the city of Avignon and its points of interest with very complete comments, punctuated with anecdotes and humor. The tour ends with a small wine tasting for our greatest pleasure. Magnificent city to discover!

Nicholas was simply a brilliant guide: he was extremely friendly and patient, and his explanations were very insightful and meticulous in detail. He would be an excellent guide for any tour and I would recommend him to anyone.

nice trip, interesting facts, Pont du Gard is fantastic and you get some free time to do the photos, as well as to go to the river. take your swimming suit with you :)

it was very good to enjoy. guider gave explanation with easy way, and concentrated story of visits during driving.

Wonderful, moreover the guide is very professional and does not lack humor