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Les Baux des Provence - Tour from Marseille

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Key Highlights

  • Visit a local olive farm for a tasting of the world-famous Provence olive oils
  • Explore a fascinating ancient village that seems frozen in time
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Daily

    Duration

    4.5 hours

    Start time

    Start time: Private Tour: 0830h (08:30am) and 1400h (02:00pm)
    Duration: 4.5 hours

    Meeting Point

    Private Tour: Your hotel in Marseille.
    (We would require your hotel details in order to arrange your pick up. If you do not have this information at the time of booking, please contact the local activity operator at least 48 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details).

    Ending Point

    Your hotel in Marseille.

  • Overview & Itinerary

    Overview

    Perched atop a rocky spur in the Alpilles Mountains, Les Baux de Provence seems as old as time itself.

    Walk through the cobblestone streets of this ancient town, where humans first made a home for themselves in 6000BC.

    Visit a medieval church carved out of stone and walk to the windswept ledge where the Les Baux Castle once stood for sweeping panoramas of the Provence countryside.

    Visit an olive farm and taste some of the best olive oils the region has to offer.

    Itinerary

    Your driver/guide will pick you up in an air-conditioned vehicle for this Sightseeing Tour of Les Baux de Provence. Your guide speaks French and English.

    Arrive in the village of Lex Baux de Provence, nested on a rocky ledge in the heart of the Alpilles Mountains.

    With evidence of human habitation in Les Baux dating back the prehistoric era, the antique character of the place has been preserved to a remarkable extent. Breath in the rarefied air of the ancients as you walk along cobblestoned streets past medieval stone houses that whisper of a simpler time.

    Visit the 11th century chapel at The Church of Saint Vincent, which is dug right out of rock, and study the lavishly painted walls in the Chapel of the White Penitents.

    Walk out to a rocky promontory to enter the ghostly ruins of the Le Baux Castle and take in astonishing views of the verdant countryside.

    Visit an olive farm and learn from its proprietors about the delicate process of making olive oil. Finish the day with a tasting of the regional oils that have made Provence famous.

    Your driver/guide will drop you back at your hotel in Marseille at tour’s end.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Hotel pick up and drop off
    • Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle/coach (depending on the option chosen)
    • English and French speaking driver/guide
    • Olive oil tasting session

    Exclusions

    • Entrance to Les Baux Castle (approx 7.6 euros)
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details

    A minimum of 2 persons required for guaranteed departure. If minimum requirement is not fulfilled, we offer alternative tours for the same day or same tour for an alternative dates according to our planning or refund.

    Please advice presence of minor (0-3yrs) traveler upon reservation so we can provide a booster-seat

    Additional info

    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