Explore Provence of millennia past on this 5.5-hour small group tour from Avignon. With an expert guide, visit beautifully preserved ancient ruins and hear stories of Roman settlement and culture in southern France. Highlights of your tour include Nîmes' Roman amphitheater and Maison Carrée (Square House), the Fenestrelle Tower in Uzès and the magnificent Pont du Gard aqueduct – UNESCO-listed site. 

Highlights

  • 5.5-hour Roman sites day trip from Avignon
  • Admire top city attractions like the Augustus’ Gate, the Castellum and the Roman amphitheater in Nîmes
  • Visit the ancient stronghold of Uzès with your guide
  • Discover the Episcopal palace, the Fenestrelle Tower and Saint-Théodorit d'Uzès Cathedral
  • Marvel at the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Pont du Gard, a famous Roman aqueduct
  • Enjoy beautiful views over the Gardon River
  • Small-group tour limited to eight people ensures personal attention from your guide

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

The south of France boasts some of the most impressive Roman sites in Europe. Admire the Pont du Gard, a UNESCO–listed Roman aqueduct, and discover thousands of years of Roman history in the ancient city of Nîmes.

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What You Can Expect

Roman Sites Small-Group Day Trip from Avignon, Including Nîmes and Uzès

See the famous Roman amphitheater in Nimes

Your voyage through ancient Provence begins with afternoon pickup from your Avignon hotel. Meet your knowledgeable guide and sit back for the short ride to Nîmes, where your half-day tour kicks off. Along the way, learn a bit about the city’s Roman roots, so well preserved that Nîmes is considered one of Europe’s most important historic cities.  

In Nîmes, immerse yourself in story as your guide explains the city’s main monuments, some of the most impressive in France. See Maison Carrée, a remarkably preserved temple built to honor Emperor Augustus’ two heirs. Visit the Arènes de Nîmes (Nîmes Arena), a formidable Roman amphitheater built in the 1st century, as well as Augustus’ Gate and the Castellum, a rare preserved water tank that transferred water from the aqueduct to different parts of the city. 

Next, travel to the quaint medieval town of Uzès, an ancient city that served as a medieval stronghold. Stroll narrow streets to visit the Fenestrelle Tower, Place aux Herbes (the main square) and Saint-Théodorit d'Uzès Cathedral. Then finish your tour at the nearby Pont du Gard, a UNESCO-listed aqueduct on the Gardon River. Considered an ancient work of art, this three-tiered construction is the highest of all elevated Roman aqueducts. 

Your fun and educational tour concludes with return to your Avignon hotel in the evening. 

Customer Reviews

Emma M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

I didn and #39;t end up going on this tour. They called to say that there were no other bookings so I was moved onto another, I was then late for that one due to train delays. I called them and they moved me to the next day. Was a wonderful experience, Remy was an excellent guide. Loved every second of it.

Margaret A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Our tour guide was great. He gave us excellent advice about how to spend our time, answered our many questions and offered great background on the sites. Like all tours of this type, it can seem rushed but it is a great way to see these types of interesting places if you don't want to drive yourself and have limited time--the tour makes great use of the time you have.

Will V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

From the pick up at hotel Carol was a fantastic guide explains all the history . All the stops for us was well worth doing and so glad we did this tour Special stNd out was the Roman Aqua Duct bridge with the sun setting .thanks Carol we loved our tour on our 33 rd anniversary from Carol and Will Australia

Casper S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Great way to travel if you don't have a car!

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

fantastic tour. Went at the right time of the day and ended when it was cooler. Tour guide Violet was very informative.

rcwhitejr

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

In spite of the weather, this was truly a fantastic trip with a wonderful guide.

marion

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Great tour - Nicolas gave lots of interesting and useful information, helpful maps and then left us to explore - perfect!

llsteele46

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Nicolas was knowledgeable with interesting facts to share. We had sufficent time at all 3 sites. The van was comfortable.

Michaelanne G USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

This tour was amazing!

Juliana T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

This tour was a highlight of our Paris stay. Linda, our guide was outstanding!!! Well worth the money!

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