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Villages Painted by Van Gogh

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    • Adults (12+)
    • Children (4-11)
    • Infants (0-3)
    • A must for art lovers – see Provence through the eyes of Van Gogh
    • Includes visits to St Remy, Arles and Baux de Provence
    • See where “Starry Night” was painted
    • The tour is led by a local expert guide
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    01 Apr - 31 Oct: Monday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday
    01 Nov - 31 Mar: Monday, Thursday & Saturday


    Approx. 5 hours

    Start Time

    01 Apr - 31 Oct: 09:00am
    01 Nov - 31 Mar: 08:30am

    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
    Overview A must for art lovers – take a journey through Provence accompanied by an expert guide and see the picturesque towns through the eyes of Van Gogh.

    In Arles, known as the city of festivals, art and culture you will stroll past many places that were captured on the canvas of this master.

    Explore the sightseeing attractions of Alpilles and take a trip to the scenic village of Saint Remy. See the remnants of its circular 14th century wall, this is known worldwide as where Van Gogh painted ‘Starry Night’. Also, you will enjoy Carrières de Lumière show; a multimedia exhibition of famous paintings.


    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 to the village of St. Remy.

    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’. Visit Baux de Provence, 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.

    Enjoy the audiovisual show (ticket included) in the Carrières de Lumière (Quarry of Light); a multimedia exhibition of famous paintings are displayed on the walls of the quarry accompanied by music. Bosch, Brueghel, Archimboldo will be the theme of the new season. More time will be allowed in the village of Les Baux during this period.

    Take a walking tour in Arles, the largest city in France on the banks of the Rhone river, surrounded by the arid plains of Crau. See the famous Roman amphitheatre, the Romanesque Cathedral and the places painted by Van Gogh: La maison jaune, Le café la nuit, Le jardin de l’hôtel Dieu. After sightseeing in Arles, 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 driver-cum-guide
    • Carrières de Lumière ticket
    • 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.

    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.

    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.

  • Customer Reviews

    • Wonderful tour

      this was a wonderful tour. We really wished we had scheduled a full day once we got started. Our guide was very informative, and she was very engaged.

      SANDRA MURRAY, United States, 24/May/2018
    • Van Gogh tour

      Marc was a wonderful tour guide. This really enhanced our experience in Provence--learning the history, particularly the Roman history, It was much more than just learning and seeing ...

      Paul H. Anker, United States, 05/Jun/2016
    • The tour was even better than expected

      Our Guide was friendly, knowledgeable and made the experience a true pleasure

      Elizabeth McLaughlin, United States, 21/Sep/2015

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