Welcome to Avignon
Attention, quiz fans: name the city where the pope lived during the early 14th century. Answered Rome? Bzzz: sorry, wrong answer. For 70-odd years of the early 1300s, the Provençal town of Avignon served as the centre of the Roman Catholic world, and though its stint as the seat of papal power only lasted a few decades, it's been left with an impressive legacy of ecclesiastical architecture, most notably the... Read More
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Provence Le Grand Tour
Delve deep into rural France and discover Roman heritage among the rolling vineyards on this 10.5-hour tour of Provence from Avignon. Follow your guide on a tour of Orange and marvel at the Triumphal Arch and the Roman amphitheater. Travel out through the fertile vineyards of Châteauneuf-du-Pape and sample local wines during a tasting session. Admire the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Pont du Gard — a Roman aqueduct. Visit the medieval village of Les Baux de Provence, perched high in the Alpilles mountains, and discover the Provençal villages of Gordes and Roussillon.
Provence in One Day Small Group Day Trip from Avignon
Forget the hassles of hiring a car and finding your own way! Take a small group tour of Provence and its exquisite highlights: Avignon, Pont du Gard, Les Baux de Provence and Roussillon. Your minivan holds a maximum of eight passengers, and a small group tour is the perfect way to get to out-of-the-way places in one day.
Full-day Luberon Tour from Avignon Including Gordes and Roussillon
Take full advantage of the slower pace of life in Provence and take your time on your Luberon tour from Avignon. Be lazy and experience life in Gordes and Roussillon before making a stop at Senanque Abbey. Head to the village markets, explore the ochre path of Roussillon and taste some local honey and wine!
Alpilles Day Trip from Avignon Including St Rémy de Provence, Les Baux de Provence and Lunch
Explore the Alpilles regional park on your day trip from Avignon. Visit St Rémy de Provence and its market and explore an olive mill with an olive oil tasting. Admire the views from the hilltop village of Les Baux de Provence and the Carrières de Lumières light show. Enjoy a freshly prepared lunch while soaking up the Provençal atmosphere.