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  • Location: Avignon, France
  • Duration:  5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Step back in time and discover thousands of years of civilization and heritage on this 5.5-hour Roman sites day trip from Avignon. Follow your guide through ancient Nîmes and discover top city attractions like the Roman amphitheater, Augustus’ Gate and the Maison Carrée — widely considered among the best-preserved Roman temples in the world. Visit Uzès and admire the Fenestrelle Tower and Saint-Théodorit d'Uzès Cathedral. Marvel at the spectacular Pont du Gard — a UNESCO–listed Roman aqueduct — and enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to eight people.

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

Meet your guide and hop aboard your air-conditioned minivan at your accommodation in Avignon, then travel out of the city on the 45-minute drive to nearby Nîmes. With ancient Roman history and heritage round every corner, Nîmes is widely considered among the most historically significant cities in Europe.

On arrival in Nîmes, follow your guide through the city and discover top attractions such as the Roman amphitheater, Augustus’ Gate, the Castellum and the Maison Carrée — considered by many to be among the best-preserved Roman temples in the world. Listen as your guide details the sites’ historical significance, and gain insight into thousands of years of Roman civilization.

Continue on into the Garrigues countryside to the charming city of Uzès, a medieval stronghold dating back to the 1st century. Admire the grand Place aux Herbes (Uzès’ picturesque square), the Episcopal palace, the Fenestrelle Tower and Saint-Théodorit d'Uzès Cathedral, and gain insight into the roles they’ve played in Uzès’ rich history.

Leave Uzès behind and head onward to the mighty Pont du Gard, a UNESCO World Heritage–listed Roman aqueduct dating back to the 1st century. Spanning the width of the Gardon River, the Pont du Gard is widely considered among the finest Roman constructions still standing in Europe.

Enjoy panoramic views over the Gardon River from your vantage point near the Pont du Gard, then hop back aboard your minivan for the return journey to your hotel in Avignon, where your Roman sites day trip will come to an end.

Customer Reviews

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

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

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!

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

This tour was amazing!

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!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Ruins are a must-see, especially Pont de Gard. Guide was informative and helpful.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed this tour to Nimes,Uves and Pont du Gard. Our guide who was very good and very knowledgable picked us up at our hotel and provided information about the countryside as well as the sites. Travelled in a van for 8 but only 4 of us that trip,very comfortable.
The tour was brought forward 1/2 hour on account of the short November afternoon.This was a good move- it meant we were just in time to see the Pont du Gard from both sides of the river before the light faded.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Excellent tour, guide was great, and did a brilliant job, particularly considering she had to drive the mini bus as well as be a tour guide. Very knowledgeable and professional. Enjoyed the entire trip, the Amphitheatre at Nimes, The Maison Carree temple, the walk around the charming town of Uzes, but the highlight of the tour for me was the aqueduct Pont Du Gard at the end of the trip, awesome! Would thoroughly recommend this trip.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

The tour was incredible. The roman arena in nimes is in very good condition. You could imagine all the things that happened there. Then we wento to Uzes a very charming town and the last stop was Point du Gard which was beautiful and serene. Julien was a very good guide. Don't miss it !!

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