Arles, Les Baux and Saint-Remy de Provence

Price: $199.00
Children ages 3 and under may participate free of charge.
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Summary
Shore Excursion Size ? Small
Shore Excursion Type Cultural, Active, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration 9 Hours 30 Minutes
Activity Level ? Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? A taxi (not included, approximately 20 EUR) is required to reach your departure location.
Food/Beverage Provided Not Included
Recommended Dress We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and sensible, flat-soled walking shoes. Sunglasses, hat and sunscreen are suggested.
Restrictions Guests must be able to get in and out of transportation. This tour is not wheelchair accessible

Arles, Les Baux and Saint-Remy de Provence

Begin your history adventure as you travel to scenic Arles, a UNESCO World Heritage Site on the banks of the grand Rhone River, a town steeped in Provencal culture. Upon arrival, gaze up at the 2-tiered Arenes Roman amphitheater, then make your way to Forum Square with the statue of the Provencal poet Frederic Mistral, Hotel-Dieu (former charity hospital) and Van Gogh's Cafe. Be sure to grab a photo of the Romanesque sculptures over the 12th-century doorway of the Church of St. Trophime.

Your day will continue as you next make your way to the Alpilles mountain range where you will find the charming, medieval village of Les Baux de Provence situated on a panoramic, rocky plateau. Walkthrough its narrow, cobblestone streets lined with ancient houses and Romanesque facades then explore the castle ruins with its stunning views of Arles, Camarque, and the Alpilles. While in town you might be able to purchase tickets to a light and sound show about Vincent Van Gogh's Starry Night at the Les Carrieres de Lumieres art center.

From here you will make your way to Saint Remy de Provence with its Greek and Roman ruins, lavender fields, and Provencal charm. There may be time to visit Saint Paul de Mausole monastery where the Post-impressionist painter Vincent Van Gogh was hospitalized.

During the tour, you will have free time for lunch (not included) and for self-exploration.

This full-day small-group tour is a must-do for history buffs and Van Gogh fans, do not miss out and sign up today.

Please Note: The order of the sites can change based on the scheduling of the markets and traffic patterns. Entrance fees for monuments and museums are not included.