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Provence Day Trips from Avignon

By Viator, April 2014

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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 84 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 $147.45

Provence Afternoon Half-Day Trip from Avignon

4.5 star rating: Recommended 47 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 $91.28

Small Group Provence and Lavender Museum Day Trip from Avignon

4.5 star rating: Recommended 31 Reviews

Purple fields of fragrant lavender are the essence of Provence. Take this small group day trip from Avignon and you'll drive past fields of wild lavender and ...  Read more

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

From USD $126.38

Provence Lavender Small Group Half-Day Trip

4.5 star rating: Recommended 48 Reviews

The ideal way to discover Provence is your own way! Choose either the morning or afternoon tour for a comprehensive introduction to this classic French region.

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

From USD $70.21

Orange and Chateauneuf du Pape Small Group Day Trip

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 14 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: The duration varies depending on the day of the week and season that you travel.

From USD $84.26

Lavender and Villages in Provence Small Group Day Trip

4.5 star rating: Recommended 14 Reviews

Visit Gordes, one of "the most beautiful villages in France" perched upon a rock. This stony citadel seduced famous artists like Pablo Picasso and ...  Read more

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

From USD $84.26

Provence Wine Tasting Small Group Day Trip from Avignon

4 star rating: Recommended 12 Reviews

Taste the wine of Provence on this full-day trip from Avignon. You'll visit picturesque medieval villages and combine with a scenic drive though the vineyards ...  Read more

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

From USD $147.45

Saint Remy, Les Baux and Pont du Gard Small Group Day Trip

4 star rating: Recommended 9 Reviews

Journey to Saint Remy de Provence for stop at the Antiques (Triumphal Arch and funeral monument) located in a field of olive trees; a landscape painted several ...  Read more

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

From USD $84.26

Private Provence Tour: In the Footsteps of Van Gogh

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 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 $49.15

Private Provence Tour: In the Footsteps of the Romans

Visit Uzes, a charming city set in the garrigues countryside. A former duchy as well as a bishopric and consular seat, Uzes has preserved its layout as a ...  Read more

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

From USD $49.15

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