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Provence Art History Tour

Discover Les Baux, Arlés, Saint-Rémy and Châteauneuf du Pape and the lives of its famous painters on this Provence Art History Tour, including a wine tasting in two local wineries!

Provence Art History Tour

We'll depart from the Cours Jean Jaurès in Avignon at 9 am and just 30 minutes later arrive in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. Did you know that Van Gogh painted his famous work of art 'The Starry Night' in his sanatorium? We'll discover it by visiting the Saint-Paul-de-Mausole monastery, where the artist stayed between 1889 and 1890.

From there we'll head to Les Baux-de-Provence, and make a brief stop so that you can photograph this picturesque Provencal village. On the outskirts of the town is the Carrières de Lumières: a complex of old stone quarries converted into a digital arts centre. Here you'll see an audiovisual show about Salvador Dalí.

The tour will continue to Arles, a beautiful town on the banks of the Rhone river, where we'll take a guided tour of its old town. We'll spend 45 minutes wandering around past the famous Roman amphitheatre and the Café Van Gogh. If you take the tour on a Saturday, we'll visit the weekly market in the city. At the end of the guided tour, you'll have one hour of free time to have lunch on your own. 

In the afternoon we'll visit two wineries in Châteauneuf-du-Pape and taste some local wines. Their wines are known to be excellent! 

We'll conclude the tour by returning to Avignon arriving at the Cours Jean Jaurès at 6:30 pm.

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protective material and safety to help avoid the spread of Covid-19.

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Price

Adults Children between 4 and 11 years old Children under 4
Tour in English
US$ 146
US$ 73
not permitted

Tour in English

  • Adults

    US$ 146
  • Children between 4 and 11 years old

    US$ 73
  • Children under 4

    not permitted

More Information

Duration

9 hours 30 minutes.

Included

Transport by minibus.

English speaking driver.

Entry to Carrières de Lumières digital arts centre.

Wine tasting in Châteauneuf du Pape wineries (only for people over 18 years old).

Not included

Entry to Van Gogh's room in Saint Rémy de Provence: 7 (US$ 8.50) per person. Lunch.

When to book?

Bookings are permitted up until 24 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability.

Digital voucher

Show the voucher on your phone to take part in the activity.

Accessibility

Yes, only for folding lightweight wheelchairs.

Pet-friendly?

No.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

    Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?

    A - This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

US$ 146
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the service starts

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

Meeting point

41 Cours Jean Jaurès.