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  • Location: Avignon, France
  • Duration:  5 hours (approx.)
Visit pretty Les Baux de Provence on a 4-hour tour from Avignon, and discover its world-famous scenery, olive oils and wine. After admiring stunning views from the hilltop town, head to an olive oil mill in the valley to see where the region’s AOC classified olive oils are made. Sample oils made from a blend of different olives and then tour an esteemed wine estate in the foothills of the magnificent Chaîne des Alpilles mountain range.

Numbers are limited to eight on this small-group tour, ensuring you'll enjoy personalized attention from your guide.

Highlights

  • 4-hour Provence olive oil and wine tour from Avignon
  • Stop in Les Baux de Provence to admire views of the lush Provencal countryside
  • Visit an olive oil mill and sample quality AOC olive oils with your expert guide
  • Tour a Provence wine estate in the foothills of the Chaîne des Alpilles
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of eight people ensures a more personalized experience

What You Can Expect

Les Baux de Provence Tour from Avignon: Provencal Wine and Olive Oil

Les Baux de Provence Village

Leave your central Avignon hotel by air-conditioned minivan and head to Les Baux de Provence – a breathtakingly beautiful medieval town perched on a rocky hilltop. Famous for its sweeping views over the Provencal countryside, the charming town was once a stone fortress from which the Lords of Les Baux ruled during the 11th and 12th centuries.

After a quick break in the town to stretch your legs, continue your tour to an olive oil mill to see where Provence’s top-notch olive oils are made. Classed as prestigious Appellation d'Origine Controlée (AOC) products, Provencal olive oils are produced under strict governance to guarantee their quality and low acidity. After a tour of the mill to see how the olives are pressed, sample a few of the intensely fruity oils, each made from a blend of different olives.

Hop back into your minivan and travel to the foot of the Chaîne des Alpilles – Provence’s mountain range – to visit one of the region’s famous wine estates. Organic and biodynamic wines account for nearly 85 percent of the region’s wine production, and you’ll taste several of these wines at the estate. Learn how Les Baux wines are defined by Provence’s multi-faceted soils while exploring the vineyards with your guide.

Your tour finishes back at your Avignon hotel in the early afternoon.
From USD $ 76.56

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