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  • From Avignon : Châteauneuf du Pape Wine Tour

    1. From Avignon : Châteauneuf du Pape Wine Tour

    Tucked between the Alps to the east and the Rhone River to the west, Provence is a rich tapestry of natural and manmade wonders. On this tour departing Avignon, you will combine a tour of its Roman heritage with a trip to the famous vineyards of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Start your afternoon wine-tasting tour with the village of Gigondas. Located at the foot of the Dentelles de Montmirail hill range, the vineyard covers an area of 12 km² and the wines produced belong to the Crus of the southern Côtes du Rhône. The Grenache noir expresses its full flavor in glimmering red wines with pronounced tannins, a robust body, and a solid propensity for ageing. Afterwards, stop at the ruins of the castle built by the former Popes who relocated the papacy to Avignon in the 14th-Century and used it as their summer residence. Then drive to the vineyards of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, one of the world’s most pop...

    WQe thoroughly enjoyed our time and found out so much about the region, the types of grapes they are allowed to use, all the rules they have to follow etc.... The actual wineries we went to for tasting were absolutely top notch and delicious!! The information on the region was very informative and the knowledge that the guide shared on the history of the area and the winery was a wonderful bonus. i highly recommend this tour and company!!!

  • From Avignon: Full-Day Best of Provence Tour

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

    Visit the best sights in Provence during this full-day tour from Avignon. Your driver-guide, a specialist of Provence, will accompany you throughout the day.  Start in the beautiful villages of the Luberon and the famous Fontaine de Vaucluse. Admire the provençal landscape in the Luberon and have a chance to have a photo stop in lavender fields in summer (from June 15th to July 31st). Then, head over to Gordes listed as "one of the most beautiful villages in France". Walk in the red streets of Roussillon and discover the ochre lands. After this, enjoy the panoramic views of the Alpilles in Baux-de-Provence and take a stroll through the beautiful city of St-Rémy-de-Provence. Finish your amazing day at the majestic Pont du Gard.

    The tour plan really exceeded our expectations, we visited the most beautiful hilltop villages and got pictures from amazing spots. Our guide Nicolas is very knowledgeable about the area and we learned from him interesting information , also his itinerary plan was perfect not only we covered the itinerary but also he went extra mile to make us see an extra spot in Aix. Thank you so much! We hope to see you again for the wine tour and more of the wonderful Provence! Victor & Patrícia

  • From Aix en Provence: Full-Day Discovery Tour of Provence

    3. From Aix en Provence: Full-Day Discovery Tour of Provence

    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 incl...

    The tour was a good taste of some of the more popular sites in Provence. It was a treat and a time saver to have a knowledgeable driver familiar with routes and access to sites. Our group was a mixture of French and English which the guide diligently tried to handle but it left no time for in-depth discussions including history etc. We found the time spent at each site sufficient and the in between driving not begrudged due to our less than perfect weather conditions. One word of caution is lunch options are poor. A packed snack would have been better.

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

    4. 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.

    Excellent tour for those who have very little time to discover these gorgeous sites

  • From Avignon : Culture & Wine Tour in Châteauneuf-du-Pape

    5. From Avignon : Culture & Wine Tour in Châteauneuf-du-Pape

    This tour takes you to the vineyards of the Rhone Valley, the second largest wine-growing region in France. Vines have been cultivated here since the days of the Romans and the centuries-old tradition is ripe for exploring. Tucked between the Alps to the east and the Rhone River to the west, it is an area rich with natural and manmade wonders. Departing from Avignon, you will drive through the lush landscape on your way to the village of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. The name is familiar across the globe for its exquisite wines, but you will also have time to explore the village and see the ruins of the castle where former Popes built their summer residence after they relocated the papacy to Avignon in the 14th-Century. The tour visits 1 winery involved in the production of red, white and rosé wines. Go to the cellars and learn everything you could possibly think to ask, about the "terroir,“ g...

    We joint Friday morning tour, was little worried if too early for wine, but turned out there were a nice place (Theatre Orange) to visit first then wineyard after. Perfect for the half day. Our lady guide Doreen explained every places well and took us around smoothly. Timing was good and we enjoyed it all.

  • From Avignon: 1-Day Lavender Tour

    6. From Avignon: 1-Day Lavender Tour

    Your guide will first take you to Fontaine de Vaucluse, a beautiful village located by the river Sorgue. Walk up to its spring – one of the biggest in Europe. Next, stop at Sénanque Abbey and take as many pictures as you want of this majestic 12th century Abbey which is surrounded by lavender fields. After the photo-stop at the 'belvedere', head off to Gordes, a hilltop village made of local dry stones and enjoy the market (on Tuesdays). Explore the Provencal village of Roussillon, and observe the houses, whose colors vary with the sunlight. The Provencal market on Thursday adds even more colors. This is where you will take your lunch break (not included). After lunch, explore the lavender fields. Fill your body with fresh lavender fragrance, take some pictures and have a look at a distillation operation during harvest.  Your final stop is the village of Sault, in the middle of a buco...

    This was a great overview of some very picturesque sites in Provence. It was nice to have some flexibility to spend time where we wanted, to shop, and to get some great information about the local areas.

  • From Avignon: Magic Luberon Private Tour

    7. From Avignon: Magic Luberon Private Tour

    Enjoy a hotel pick-up at around 08:30 (hotels located in downtown Avignon) and get ready for your 9-hour journey through Luberon.  First, stop at Fontaine de Vaucluse and admire this charming village by the river Sorgue. Walk up to its spring, one of the biggest of Europe and then walk down the cliff. Then, go to Sénanque Abbey and take beautiful pictures of this typical 12th-century abbey surrounded by lavender fields.  Your next step is Gordes. After the photo stop at the "belvedere", visit this famous hilltop village made of local dry stones, and explore the flourishing Provencal market on Tuesday. Then head off to the Provencal village of Roussillon, which weaves its spell throughout the year, as the shades of ochre of the houses and the ground vary with the sunlight. This is where you will take your lunch break (not included).  In the afternoon, enjoy a visit to the perched villa...

    My partner and I had a brilliant 2-person private tour through the Luberon region this July (2017), setting off from Avignon. The best aspects of the tour can be summarised thus: -A friendly, knowledgeable, humorous and interesting guide who tackled questions on history and everyday life in the region -Not having to drive, especially through the narrow streets of the hill-top towns -Having the opportunity to select exactly what we wanted to do and for how long, and to be able to divert from the planned route whenever we wished -Avoiding the worst of the tourist crush by setting out early It's not the lowest cost way of seeing the region of course, but totally worth it.

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

    8. 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.

    Pont du gard was an amazing site and Les Baux-de-Provence was a cute provincial town. 5 hours was just perfect time to see everything

  • Avignon: Full-Day Roman & Medieval Provencal Heritage

    9. 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....

  • From Marseille Port to Avignon and Chateauneuf du Pape

    10. From Marseille Port to Avignon and Chateauneuf du Pape

    Meet your tour guide at the exit of the cruise terminal at Marseille seaport then drive to Avignon, the majestic city of the Popes, located on the bank of the Rhône River. Take a look at Saint-Benezet bridge, famous for the children's song Sur le Pont d'Avignon, and admire the Popes' Palace, which is the biggest Gothic-styled Palace in Europe. Do not miss the opportunity to purchase your ticket to visit it inside. Have free time for lunch then take a sightseeing trip to the vineyards around Châteauneuf du Pape. Listen to explanations about terroir, grape varieties, vinification, and aging cellars. Stop at a winery for wine-tasting before returning to Marseille.

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The tour plan really exceeded our expectations, we visited the most beautiful hilltop villages and got pictures from amazing spots. Our guide Nicolas is very knowledgeable about the area and we learned from him interesting information , also his itinerary plan was perfect not only we covered the itinerary but also he went extra mile to make us see an extra spot in Aix. Thank you so much! We hope to see you again for the wine tour and more of the wonderful Provence! Victor & Patrícia

WQe thoroughly enjoyed our time and found out so much about the region, the types of grapes they are allowed to use, all the rules they have to follow etc.... The actual wineries we went to for tasting were absolutely top notch and delicious!! The information on the region was very informative and the knowledge that the guide shared on the history of the area and the winery was a wonderful bonus. i highly recommend this tour and company!!!

This was a great overview of some very picturesque sites in Provence. It was nice to have some flexibility to spend time where we wanted, to shop, and to get some great information about the local areas.

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!

Great wine tour! Two very good vineyards with excellent red wines, and our tour guide was very friendly!