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Provence Day Trips from Avignon

By Viator, March 2015

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Avignon makes the ideal base for exploring the South of France. Whether you head for lavender-laden landscapes, visit the architectural treasures of nearby towns or explore the stunning coast, Provence is your oyster.

This region contains numerous towns where antiquities rub shoulders with buildings from the Middle Ages and beyond. The amazing arena in Orange is one of Europe’s best-preserved Roman theaters, while more traces of the Empire await in Arles, once home to troubled genius Vincent van Gogh. You can explore the towns and terrain which so inspired the artist, or follow your nose to Provence’s famous lavender fields.

And if you can’t decide between these options, combine them all by joining a select group of travelers on a full day tour of inland Provence. The Roman aqueduct of Pont du Gard, the picturesque towns of Roussillon and Gordes and Tarascon’s Medieval castle are just some of the highlights. Or for a different perspective, cruise the Rhone River before exploring the fascinating walled port town of Aigues-Mortes.

And that’s just the merest taste of the Provencal coast, a magnificent stretch of sea-front where superlatives come to get a work out. See the best of the Cote d’Azur with a trip to the beautiful city of Nice, long a tourist magnet. Duck inland to the medieval town of Eze, which commands amazing views from its cliffside location, before visiting the pocket-sized principality of Monaco. For more movie-star glamour, take a trip west along the French Riviera. Cannes is the site of the annual film festival which draws whole constellations of stars, while St Tropez is another A-list destination; it's hard to believe this was a sleepy fishing village until about 50 years ago. Or try bouillabaisse in the dynamic port city of Marseille before admiring the elegant mansions and burbling fountains of Aix-en-Provence.

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Provence in One Day Small Group Day Trip from Avignon

4.5 star rating: Recommended 107 Reviews

Forget the hassles of hiring a car and finding your own way! Take a small group tour of Provence and its exquisite highlights: Avignon, Pont du Gard, Les Baux ...  Read more

Location: Avignon, France
Duration: 10 hrs

From USD $116.65

Small Group Provence and Lavender Museum Day Trip from Avignon

4.5 star rating: Recommended 41 Reviews

Spend a full day immersed in the lavender fields and picturesque villages of Provence on this day trip from Avignon. Drive through purple fields of fragrant ...  Read more

Location: Avignon, France
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $105.54

Provence Afternoon Half-Day Trip from Avignon

4.5 star rating: Recommended 58 Reviews

First visit today is to the famous Pont du Gard, vestige of a 1st century AD roman aqueduct. Protected by UNESCO and World Heritage Listed, it is an amazingly ...  Read more

Location: Avignon, France
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $72.21

Provence Lavender Small Group Half-Day Trip

4.5 star rating: Recommended 60 Reviews

Admire Provence’s lavender fields in full summer bloom on this half-day tour from Avignon. Visit the lovely villages of Sault, Roussillon and/or Gordes for ...  Read more

Location: Avignon, France
Duration: 4 or 5 hours

From USD $55.55

Orange and Chateauneuf du Pape Small Group Day Trip

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 18 Reviews

Take a panoramic tour through Provence to Orange and Chateauneuf-du-Pape on a half-day trip from Avignon. You'll see the Roman monuments of Orange and enjoy ...  Read more

Location: Avignon, France
Duration: 4-5 hours

From USD $66.66

Lavender and Villages in Provence Small Group Day Trip

4.5 star rating: Recommended 15 Reviews

Venture through Provence’s lavender fields and picturesque villages on this half-day tour from Avignon. Admire the unique red ochre cliffs of Roussillon, spend ...  Read more

Location: Avignon, France
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $66.66

Private Provence Tour: In the Footsteps of Van Gogh

4.5 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

Walk in the footsteps of Vincent Van Gogh in Arles and Saint-Rémy-de-Provence on this private day trip from Avignon. See where the famous artist once ...  Read more

Location: Avignon, France
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $41.66

Private Provence Tour: Luberon Villages and Lavender Day Trip from Avignon

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Venture into the rugged hills east of Avignon on this private half-day trip to the spectacular Luberon region, marked by cliff-top castles, tucked-away ...  Read more

Location: Avignon, France
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $41.66

Small-Group Aix-en-Provence, Verdon Gorge and Moustiers Ste-Marie Day Trip from Avignon

Discover the best of Provence and combine culture and nature on this Aix-en-Provence and Verdon Gorge day trip from Avignon. Explore the Provençal towns ...  Read more

Location: Avignon, France
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $144.43

Private Tour: Marseille and Aix-en-Provence Day Trip from Avignon

From Avignon take a day trip to Marseille and Aix-en-Provence with a private guide to experience the highlights of these must-visit Provencal cities. In ...  Read more

Location: Avignon, France
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $77.77

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