4.5 star rating: Recommended 68 Reviews

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  • Location: Avignon, France
  • Duration:  6 hours (approx.)
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 well-preserved monument that will take your breath away.

Highlights

  • Scenic Provence villages afternoon tour from Avignon
  • See the famous 1st-century Pont du Gard
  • Hilltop Les Baux de Provence village
  • Stone village of Gordes
  • Option to visit Roussillon in the Luberon countryside
  • Transport by minivan seating a maximum of eight passengers

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What You Can Expect

Provence Afternoon Half-Day Trip from Avignon

Discover the best of Provence during your half-day trip from Avignon

Visit Les Baux de Provence, a village located upon a rock which is 804 feet (245 meters) high. In the historical center, visit the Museum of Santons, the Hotel des Porcelets, beautiful 16th Century houses and the St Vincent Church.

Visit the tiered village of Gordes, overlooking the rivers Sorgue and Calavon. The top of the village is crowned by a sturdy chateau built between the 11th and 16th centuries. One of the most beautiful villages in France and completely made with dry stones.

Visit Roussillon (Optional):
You can also upgrade to visit Roussillon. The tour will be extended by one and half hours to 6:30pm. Drive through the Luberon regional park region full of charm, known for its beautiful countryside and picturesque hill-top villages including Roussillon which is famous for its red and yellow ochre cliffs and unusual natural landscape.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

I highly recommend this tour for people who only have half day to explore Provence.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

I took this half-day tour with 8 others in a mini-bus. Our driver and guide, Marc was very informative about Provence and chatted about it on our way to three sites: Pont du Gard, and the delightful villages of Gordes and Les Baux de Provence. For me the highlight was Pont du Gard which I have wanted to see for a long time, built by the Romans as part of the aqueduct serving Nimes. The two villages contrast each other and were memorable. Sufficient time was allowed for us to explore each of the sites and Marc gave us good advice regarding what to see as we independently explored the sites. Our tour was on a Monday so it omitted the village of Rousillon, which was a pity, but I only had the Monday free in Avignon. There is around 1 hour driving between each of the sites but this time was used by Marc to impart knowledge of Provence and to answer questions. This was a good tour, considering the time limit of half a day. The tour left me feeling hungry to see more of Provence, and a full-day tour might have been better if I had had the time but at least I did get the flavour of the place and had a good time. Marc advised us that private tours can be taken and these can be tailored around the wishes of the clients - not a bad idea.
Visited June 2015

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Best tour of our trip! Worth doing when in Avignon!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

It was exactly what I was looking for; transport, a little local info and time to explore independently.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Julien, our guide was superb!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

An excellent afternoon tour of Provence, stopping at various places on the way to walk around and take photographs.A very informative and pleasant driver/guide. Really worth the money!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The half day tour of Provence was excellent. We were picked up at the appropriate time and the travel guide was knowledgeable and friendly. There is, however, always the dilemma between seeing a host of different, interesting sights versus the actual amount of time being allowed to appreciate all those sights. Whilst we loved the tour as a whole, we did feel that we were time pressured and would perhaps have liked, say half an hour longer at each stop. Altogther, though, we would recommend this wholeheartedly to other travellers.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Our best day in Avignon was this tour of the small outlying villages. Be sure to include Rousillon in your itinerary--beautiful orange and yellow ochre stone, charming village, and lavender ice cream. Gordes is so picturesque you could spend a whole day there, though we just had an hour visit. Our favorite village was Les Baux with its medieval chateau, impressive bauxite rock formations, and caves. We went back after the tour to see the art and light show in the caves -- wonderful! Our guide was Nicolas, who was so friendly and informative and helpful!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

This was really fun. It was a good group and a very good guide. The sights were wonderful.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

Enjoyed every village and especially the commentary from out tour guide. Great value for money.

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