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Avignon and Provence Day Trip from Paris by TGV Train

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  • Location: Paris, France
  • Duration: 1 day (approx.)
  • Tour code: 2050JP1
Visit Avignon and experience the magnificent beauty of Provence on a full-day trip from Paris by TGV, France’s high-speed train. Enjoy the scenic landscapes surrounding the town of Avignon and visit the Popes' Palace, one of the biggest Gothic palaces in Europe. See the Roman ruins in St Rémy de Provence, enjoy a tour with your expert local guide around the picturesque village of Les Baux de Provence and visit the Pont du Gard, a famous Roman bridge.

Highlights

  • Rail Tour
  • All entrance fees included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Day trip (destination A to B)
Boarding the TGV (high-speed train) in Paris, you'll start your day trip by heading south to Avignon, passing by the beautiful landscapes of Burgundy and the Rhone Valley. When you arrive in Avignon, visit the Popes' Palace (Palais des Papes), one of the biggest Gothic palaces in Europe. As you explore this fascinating palace on your own, listen to audio commentary about the history of the building and how Avignon became the City of Popes. You'll have free time for lunch (own expense) and a stroll through the city center before boarding an air-conditioned coach to continue your day trip with an expert local guide.

Enjoy a photo stop at Nostradamus’ birthplace, the UNESCO World Heritage-listed St Rémy de Provence -- better known for its Roman ruins (Les Antiques) and the surrounding olive trees that were painted several times by Van Gogh.

Then move on to Les Baux de Provence, a picturesque medieval village built on a rocky ledge more than 800 feet (245 meters) high. Your expert local guide will introduce you to the village on a comprehensive walking tour, before allowing you time at leisure to explore on your own. Discover Les Baux's historical center and its traditional village market stalls that sell shimmering palettes of traditional Provencal souvenirs, including perfumes, handcrafts and olive oil.

Your full-day tour continues to the famous Pont du Gard, a fantastically preserved Roman aqueduct and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Have free time to enjoy this amazingly tranquil place before returning to Avignon for your high-speed train ride back to Paris.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Pyramides, Central Paris
Departure Time:
7am
Return Details:
Concludes at Gare de Lyon train station in Paris at approximately 10:45pm

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Avignon and Provence Day Trip from Paris by TGV Train

Avignon and Provence Day Trip from Paris by TGB High Speed Train

Inclusions:
  • Round-trip TGV standard class ticket
  • Transfer by luxury air-conditioned coach from Paris meeting point to Gare de Lyon and between the sights in Provence
  • Guided tour of Les Baux de Provence
  • Entrance fees to the Popes' Palace and the Pont du Gard
  • Expert local guide
Exclusions:
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Child prices are not available, adult prices apply to all travelers
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: rafael b, December 2013

It was a wonderfull experiencia. Everything World on time and as expected. Two magnificente guides join us and who was with us form Avignon is a very gol done

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Reviewed by: Mark J R, September 2013

Caroline and Francis were stellar tour guides, making the most of every moment of the day. We saw so much of Provence that could not have been possible otherwise, and the train ride from Paris was fast and pleasant. One of the best features of this tour was the friendly human contact reassuring us every step of the way. We were greeted at Place des Pyramides at the very start of the day, accompanied to Gare de Lyon by a kind guide, and we were greeted in Avignon by another representative from Viator who led us to our guides for the rest of the day. Effortless and anxiety-free, the reassuring presence of qualified, capable guides took the potential stress out of a phenomenal experience. Caroline and Francis were friendly, funny, articulate, and extremely informative in their explanations of all we saw and did. We highly recommend this trip!

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Tour code: 2050JP1