- Fine arts
- Wine & Gastronomy
One day in Provence - More Options
Tours avaible from Avigon, Aix-en-Provence or Marseille
Make your choice of discoveries for the day!
Pont du Gard and Arles
The most famous Roman aqueduct, UNESCO World Heritage site is a must see in this region. To discover it, we park the car and walk for about half a mile… and all of a sudden it appears in a scenic landscape.
Late morning, we will continue to visit Arles. We will visit the main sites like the Roman amphitheater, the beautifully sculpted medieval doorway of the cathedral, and of course, sites painted by Van Gogh who stayed in Arles for over a year.
Visit the former capital of the Provence county, its beautiful avenues lined with elegant 17th and 18th century palaces, narrow streets in the medieval center, taste the famous calissons, local specialty, made fresh in many pastry shops in town... And follow the footsteps of Cézanne (visit to his studio).
To the Mediterranean
Marseille: it would be a great opportunity to discover Marseilles which was, in 2013, European Capital of Culture. It is in a very positive changing process. We would see the Old Port with its fish vendors, taste La Bouillabaisse (famous local fish soup), drive up to admire the panorama over the second largest town in France from the hill where stands the beautilful church 'Notre Dame-de-la-Garde' also called by the locals as "La Bonne Mère" ("The Good Mother"), see in a distance the Château d'If and many other little islands, have a walk in and around a major architectural and cultural achievement: the Mucem and Fort Saint Jean.