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$130.83 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. Finally there's a visit to Fontaine de Vaucluse.

$95.15 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.

$65.41 Day Trips & Excursions

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

You’ll be picked up from your Avignon hotel for your 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 Sault or Roussillon, depending on which is most in bloom. 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. Please note: This tour is seasonal and runs June to August only.

$71.36 Day Trips & Excursions

Avignon to Provence Lavender Fields and Villages Full-Day Trip

You’ll be picked up from your Avignon hotel and taken by 8-passenger minivan through the beautiful landscapes of Provence, known for its sprawling lavender fields and hilltop villages. During the summer months, you’ll see these magnificent flower fields in bloom, and will make a stop at Senanque Abbey to take photos of the scenery (depending on the blooming period this will be replaced by a longer stay at the Lavender Museum).Visit the village of Roussillon in the broad valley between the Vaucluse Mountains and the Petit Luberon region. Known for its unusual natural landscape, Roussillon is full of stunning red and yellow ochre cliffs. Learn about the village’s mining history during your photo, and on Thursdays, visit the local market in town.Head next to Gordes, a perched drystone village in the Luberon that’s often considered one of the most beautiful villages in France. On your visit here, you'll see why this stony citadel seduced famous artists like Pablo Picasso and Peter Mayle, the British writer who wrote A Year in Provence. If you visit on Tuesday, you’ll have also time to browse the village market.Your last stop is the Lavender Museum in Coustellet, where you’ll learn all about the symbol of Provence: the lavender flower. Tour the museum to discover how these flowers are transformed into lovely essential oils, fragrances and cosmetic products, and end with a chance to purchase some to take home with you.Then, relax on the drive back to Avignon.

$130.83 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.

$112.99 Day Trips & Excursions

Lavender Route Small-Group Full-Day Tour from Avignon

Following a 9am pickup at your Avignon hotel, take a seat in your air-conditioned minivan and relax on route out of the city into the surrounding countryside.First, stop at the Lavender Museum and learn the role this famous flower plays in Provence’s history and culture. During the harvest time this visit is replaced by a stop at a local lavender farm, where you will have the chance to watch over the distillation of lavender.Then, head onward to 12th-century Sénanque Abbey — nestled among the lush forests and widely considered among the region’s top attractions.Enjoy free time through the streets of Gordes and admire sweeping views from your vantage point on the high hillsides. Afterward, continue on to Roussillon — a traditional village famous for its ochre walls. Here, follow the pretty Ochre Path (entrance fee not included - 2.50€) and discover the natural beauty of the Provence region. From the plateau of Sault or the surrounding area, gaze out over the colorful lavender fields rolling on as far as the eye can see. We will be happy to show you some secret places where you can be alone in a wonderful scenery. Then return in comfort to your hotel in Avignon to conclude your tour.