Provence Afternoon Half-Day Trip from Avignon

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  • Location: Avignon, France
  • Duration: 6 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 3555_04
Delve into rural France and discover stunning scenery and Roman history on this half-day trip through Provence from Avignon. Travel along the Gardon River to the UNESCOlisted Pont du Gard Aqueduct. Explore the cobbled streets of Les Baux de Provence with your guide and admire top attractions like St Vincent Church, the Museum of Santons and the Hotel des Porcelets. Discover the village of Gordes and enjoy panoramic views over the Provençal countryside. Upgrade your tour to visit Roussillon, a village nestled deep in the Luberon regional park.
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 Heritagelisted 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.


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Tour departs from your hotel in Avignon or surroundings
Departure Time:
April to October:
1:00pm
November to March:
12:30pm
Duration:
6 hours (approx.)
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point

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Standard Tour
Code: 4A

Pont du Gard, Les Baux de Provence and Gordes, departing at 1pm April to October and 12:30pm November to March

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Standard Tour Plus Roussillon
Code: 4B

Pont du Gard, Les Baux de Provence, Gordes and Roussillon, departing at 1pm April to October and 12:30pm November to March

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USD $91.33
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Provence Afternoon Half-Day Trip from Avignon

Provence Afternoon Half-Day Trip from Avignon

Inclusions:
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan (8 seats)
  • Driver/guide
Exclusions:
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Additional Information:

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years                                            
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Judit K, July 2015

I highly recommend this tour for people who only have half day to explore Provence.

Reviewed by: Ronald C, July 2015

I took this half-day tour with 8 others in a mini-bus. Our driver and guide, Marc was very informative about Provence and chatted about it on our way to three sites: Pont du Gard, and the delightful villages of Gordes and Les Baux de Provence. For me the highlight was Pont du Gard which I have wanted to see for a long time, built by the Romans as part of the aqueduct serving Nimes. The two villages contrast each other and were memorable. Sufficient time was allowed for us to explore each of the sites and Marc gave us good advice regarding what to see as we independently explored the sites. Our tour was on a Monday so it omitted the village of Rousillon, which was a pity, but I only had the Monday free in Avignon. There is around 1 hour driving between each of the sites but this time was used by Marc to impart knowledge of Provence and to answer questions. This was a good tour, considering the time limit of half a day. The tour left me feeling hungry to see more of Provence, and a full-day tour might have been better if I had had the time but at least I did get the flavour of the place and had a good time. Marc advised us that private tours can be taken and these can be tailored around the wishes of the clients - not a bad idea.
Visited June 2015

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