Les Baux de Provence Tour from Avignon: Provencal Wine and Olive Oil

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Les Baux de Provence Tour from Avignon: Provencal Wine and Olive Oil information and booking

from
$82
Duration
5 hours
Departs from
Your centrally located Avignon hotel
Returns to
Returns to original departure point at either 1pm (Nov to March) or 1:45pm (Apr to Oct)
Time of departure
9am
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Tour description provided by Viator

Visit pretty Les Baux de Provence on a 4-hour tour from Avignon, and discover its world-famous scenery, olive oils and wine. After admiring stunning views from the hilltop town, head to an olive oil mill in the valley to see where the region’s AOC classified olive oils are made. Sample oils made from a blend of different olives and then tour an esteemed wine estate in the foothills of the magnificent Chaîne des Alpilles mountain range.

Numbers are limited to eight on this small-group tour, ensuring you'll enjoy personalized attention from your guide.

Leave your central Avignon hotel by air-conditioned minivan and head to Les Baux de Provence – a breathtakingly beautiful medieval town perched on a rocky hilltop. Famous for its sweeping views over the Provencal countryside, the charming town was once a stone fortress from which the Lords of Les Baux ruled during the 11th and 12th centuries.

After a quick break in the town to stretch your legs, continue your tour to an olive oil mill to see where Provence’s top-notch olive oils are made. Classed as prestigious Appellation d'Origine Controlée (AOC) products, Provencal olive oils are produced under strict governance to guarantee their quality and low acidity. After a tour of the mill to see how the olives are pressed, sample a few of the intensely fruity oils, each made from a blend of different olives.

Hop back into your minivan and travel to the foot of the Chaîne des Alpilles – Provence’s mountain range – to visit one of the region’s famous wine estates. Organic and biodynamic wines account for nearly 85 percent of the region’s wine production, and you’ll taste several of these wines at the estate. Learn how Les Baux wines are defined by Provence’s multi-faceted soils while exploring the vineyards with your guide.

Your tour finishes back at your Avignon hotel in the early afternoon.

What's included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Driver/guide
  • Wine and olive oil tastings

What isn't included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified