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$127 Day Trips & Excursions

Provence in One Day Small Group Day Trip from Avignon

You will visit the famous Pont du Gard bridge classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site and dating back to the 1st century. You'll also tour the historic center of Les Baux de Provence, with free time to enjoy lunch on your own. After a stop at the Antiques of Saint Remy de Provence, a triumphal arch and funeral monument in a field of olive trees painted many times by Vincent Van Gogh, you'll journey to the Luberon, made famous by Peter Mayle in his book A Year in Provence. You'll also visit Roussillon and the dry-stone village of Gordes, one of the most beautiful villages in France.Stroll in the typical provençal markets in Gordes on Tuesdays and in Roussillon on Thursdays (no market in winter season). Finally, you will enjoy some free time in the refreshing village of Fontaine de Vaucluse : walk to the spring of the resurgence, which depth has never been discovered so far.

$92.36 Day Trips & Excursions

Provence Afternoon Half-Day Trip from Avignon

Meet your guide and hop into your air-conditioned minivan at your hotel in Avignon, then travel out of the city deep into the rural heart of Provence. With outstanding natural beauty, fascinating history and vibrant culture to discover, Provence is widely considered among France’s biggest draws.Visit the Pont du Gard, a UNESCO World Heritage–listed Roman aqueduct dating back to the 1st century. Spanning the mighty Gardon River, the Pont du Gard is widely considered among the finest pieces of Roman architecture in Europe.Continue on to Les Baux de Provence — a fortified hilltop village set upon a rocky limestone outcrop 804 feet (245 meters) high. Follow your guide along winding cobbled streets to top attractions like the Museum of Santons, the Hotel des Porcelets and St Vincent Church, and admire the village’s many beautiful 16th-century houses. Take in panoramic views over nearby villages such as Gordes and Luberon from a vantage point on the high hillside. Head on to the tiered village of Gordes, constructed in dry stone and considered by many to be among the most beautiful villages in France. Enjoy spectacular views over the Sorgue River and the 11th-century castle, and listen as your guide talks of the village’s fascinating past. Upgrade your tour and continue on to Roussillon, famous for the attractive ochre color in the clay surrounding the village. Drive out through the Luberon regional park, known for its beautiful countryside and picturesque villages. When it’s time to depart Rousillon, hop back aboard your minivan for the return journey to your hotel in Avignon, where your tour of Provence will come to an end.

$115.45 Day Trips & Excursions

Aix-en-Provence to Luberon Villages Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

Meet your guide in the center of Aix-en-Provence and head out by air-conditioned minibus to discover the charming Luberon area. Peppered with tiny cliff-top villages and windswept vineyards, the gorgeous area exemplifies rural France at its finest! First stop is the picture-perfect village of Isle-sur-Sorque to spend some time at leisure exploring and soaking up its charm. Visit its open-air market and browse its collection of antiques shops that flank its network of canals – known as Venice of Comtat Venaissin.Go at the source of the Sorgue river visiting Fontaine-de-Vaucluse. Walk up to the cave where this impressive river emerges.Continue to the nearby hilltop village of Gordes, and during the lavender blooming months (mid June to mid July) stop for photos at Senanque Abbey – a pretty 12th century abbey surrounded by lavender fields. Enjoy some free time for lunch in the village and then continue to the colorful village of Roussillon – known for its rich ochre pigments that are found in its cay soil. Explore the town at your own pace, and admire its distinctive orange-hued cliffs. Travel to the neighboring village of Bonnieux and Lourmarin, by passing near the Pont Julien – a Roman stone arch bridge that was built from limestone rocks from the nearby Luberon mountains. Follow the scenic river valley of Combe of Lourmarin from Bonnieux.Last stop of the day is in Lourmarin – often considered the quaintest of Luberon’s villages with its narrow streets lined with Mediterranean architecture. Marvel at the Renaissance architecture of the popular Lourmarin Castle on a short photo stop in the pretty village and hear from your guide how it was the first Renaissance castle to be built in Provence.You tour finishes in the late afternoon back at the start point in Aix-en-Provence.The order of the visit might change depending on market day.

$63.50 Day Trips & Excursions

Avignon to Provence Lavender Fields Small-Group Half-Day Trip

You’ll be picked up from Avignon Tourist Information Center, morning or afternoon tour by 8-passenger minivan. Enjoy views of Provence’s picturesque summer landscapes as you drive through blooming lavender fields, making photo stops along the way. Enjoy free time in the village of Roussillon. Wander the town by foot and browse the lavender shops full of flowers, fragrant essential oils and local honey. You will have a photo stop at the panoramic point of view to take pictures of the hilltop village of Gordes, classified as "one of the most beautiful villages in France". Another short photo stop will be organized at Senanque Abbey to take pictures of this famous cistercian church still ruled by monks, surrounded by lavender fields. You’ll then return to Avignon.

$109.68 Day Trips & Excursions

Small Group Provence and Lavender Museum Day Trip from Avignon

You’ll be picked up from your Avignon hotel in the morning for your full-day tour. Traveling by 8-passenger minivan, enjoy scenic views as you drive through Provence’s lavender fields in full summer bloom — a truly beautiful sight!Stop in the village of Sault or Roussillon — depending on which is most in bloom — for free time to wander town by foot. Browse lavender shops selling exquisite essential oils, soaps and honey, and visit a traditional open-air market selling a shimmering palette of fruit, vegetables and flowers. You’ll also have time for lunch (own expense).Continue driving along Provence’s picturesque country roads across wild lavender fields and past small villages including St Jean and Lioux. Stop to visit the dry stone village of Gordes, often considered one of the most beautiful villages in France.After a photo stop at Senanque Abbey, a Cistercian monument surrounded by a wonderful lavender field (depending on the blooming season this might be replaced by a longer stay at the museum), it's on to the famous Lavender Museum in Coustellet. Discover the wonders of lavender from the informative video, exhibition and distillation demonstration, revealing how these wonderful flowers are transformed into oils, fragrances and beauty products. You’ll have a chance at the end to purchase some of your own.Then, relax on the drive back to Avignon, arriving in the evening.Please note: This tour is seasonal and runs from June to August only. The photo stop at Senanque Abbey is only included from June 5th  to August 15th.

$127 Tours & Sightseeing

Full-Day Highlights of Provence Tour from Avignon

Picked up from your hotel or accomodation in Avignon, you will start you Provence full day tour in the morning at 9am. Start with the simple beauty of nature - Fontaine de Vaucluse. Walking on the small trial along the water, you will be amazed by the sound of one of the biggest sources of water in Europe and its amazing turquoise green color. Every Sunday, you will start your Provence exploration with the visit of one of the biggest provincial markets in L'Isle sur la Sorgue.Now it's time to prepare your cameras for an incredible panoramic view of Provence over the Luberon Valley and Gordes. Observe the Abbey of Senanque where old stones are in perfect harmony with lavender color: true representation of Provence.Imagine having your lunch (not included) in Roussillon village, where the ochres houses and cliffs makes you feel like an artist.After Luberon, your next stop will be Regional Nature Park of the Alpilles. Enjoy a walking tour in Saint-Remy-de-Provence, birth place of Nostradamus and village where Van Gogh created some of his famous paintings.Explore the incredible perches village, Les Baux de Provence, one of the most popular destinations in France.You will finish your tour with a masterpiece of Roman construction; the Pont du Gard.At the end, your guide will take you back to Avignon.