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Highlights of Provence - Pont du Gard and Saint Remy

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Key Highlights

  • See some of the most beautiful villages in France
  • Marvel at the incredible Roman architecture in the area
  • See the village of Saint Remy, painted in Van Gogh's 'Starry Night'.
  • Architectural marvel, Pont du Gard is a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Daily except Sunday


    Approx. 5 hours

    Start time

    01 Apr - 31 Oct:
    Monday, Wednesday & Saturday: 9:00am
    Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 2:00pm
    01 Nov - 31 Mar:
    Monday, Wednesday & Saturday: 9:00am
    Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 1:00pm

    Meeting Point

    Your hotel in Avignon.
    (Please advise your hotel details at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)
    If you are not staying in a hotel in Avignon, a pick-up can be organized for you from the front of Provence Reservation 61, rue Grande Fusterie – next to the Pont d'Avignon.

    Ending Point

    The tour ends at the starting point

  • Overview & Itinerary


    Take a tour around Provence and see the ancient Roman aqueduct and some of the most beautiful villages of France. Marvel at the ingenious construction of Pont du Gard, built by the Romans in the 1st century. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this amazingly well-preserved monument will surely impress you.

    Explore the sightseeing attractions of Alpilles and don’t miss out a trip to the scenic village of Saint Remy. See the remnants of its circular 14th century wall, interestingly, this is where legendary painter Vincent Van Gogh painted ‘Starry Night’.


    You will be picked up in an air-conditioned minibus from your hotel in Avignon. Accompanied by an English-speaking guide, you will be taken on a tour of the region of Provence. You will visit the following sites:

    Pont du Gard: The Pont du Gard is a beautiful 2000 year-old Roman aqueduct that until recently supplied over 40 million gallons of water daily to the city of Nimes. Surprisingly, this gigantic stone structure has no mortar – the stones are made to fit together in a rather seamless fashion and using the arches the weight supports itself. The monument is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    On your way to Alpilles, you will come across lock of Vallabrègues on the Rhône river and Tarascon with its 15th century medieval castle of Roi Rene.

    Baux de Provence: It is a beautiful village set upon a rock at a height of 245 metres. Tour around its historical centre and visit the museum of santons, Hôtel des Porcelets, beautiful 16th century houses, St Vincent Church and other attractions.

    Antiques of Saint Remy de Provence: It is a pretty village, and the old Gallo-Roman interior is circled by the remnants of a circular 14th century wall. St. Remy is located on the plains at the northern edge of the Alpilles, about 20 kilometres south of Avignon, this is where Van Gogh painted ‘Starry Night’. After exploring St. Remy, you have free time for lunch (cost not included).

    You will be dropped back to your hotel in Avignon.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Hotel pick up and drop off
    • Transportation in air-conditioned minibus
    • English-speaking guide


    • Lunch
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the local activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.
    This tour requires a minimum of 2 passengers to operate. There is a possibility that this tour may be cancelled after confirmation if minimum numbers are not met. Should this be necessary you will be offered an alternate departure date or a full refund.

    From 01Apr15 to 31Oct15
    Monday, Wednesday and Saturday - Return at 1:45pm
    Tuesday, Thursday and Friday - Return at 7:00pm

    From 01Nov15 to 31Mar16
    Monday, Wednesday and Saturday - Return at 1:00pm
    Tuesday, Thursday and Friday - Return at 6:00pm

    Additional info

    You will have leisure time from April to October for about an hour to enjoy a weekly traditional provençal market and this will extend your tour by 1 hour.The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
  • Reviews
    • very lovely tour. And Mark is one of the best tour guides i have ever known. Will recommend the tour to friends....

      M XU