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  • Location:Avignon, France
  • Duration:4-5 hours

Van Gogh in Provence Small-Group Day Trip

Follow in the footsteps of a Post-Impressionist master on this 4- to 5-hour Van Gogh in Provence small-group day trip. Follow in Van Gogh’s footsteps through the Roman ruins in St-Rémy de Provence. Wander the cobbled streets of Les Baux de Provence with your guide, and admire the Museum of Santons and the St Vincent Church. Visit UNESCO-listed Arles and discover many of the sites which stirred Van Gogh’s creativity. Enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to eight people.


  • 4- to 5-hour tour through Van Gogh’s Provence, from Avignon
  • Follow in Vincent van Gogh’s footsteps with your guide
  • Discover Roman ruins in St-Rémy de Provence
  • Explore the medieval village of Les Baux de Provence and the UNESCO-listed town of Arles
  • Enjoy a little free time to explore at your leisure
  • Tour includes round-trip travel from Avignon
  • Small-group tour ensures a more personalized experience

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What You Can Expect

Van Gogh in Provence Small-Group Day Trip

Discover the sites which inspired Van Gogh during your Provence tour

After choosing the start time to suit your schedule, meet your guide and hop aboard your air-conditioned minivan at your hotel in Avignon then head out of the city to begin your Van Gogh in Provence day trip. Considered by many to be among the finest painters of his generation, Van Gogh spent a number of years in Provence and it was here that he produced popular works such as Cypresses, Irises and The Starry Night.

Stop first among the olive groves and cypress trees at Les Antiques in St-Rémy de Provence, a beautiful landscape of Roman ruins painted on many occasions by Van Gogh. Admire highlights such as the triumphal arch and the funeral monument with your guide, and learn how they inspired the master during his time in the south of France. Visit the Saint-Paul Asylum (own expense), where Van Gogh painted his ‘Wheat Field’ series from May 1889 to May 1890.

Continue on to Les Baux de Provence, an ancient village nestled on a limestone outcrop high in the rolling Provençal hills. Explore the cobbled streets of its historic center and take in top attractions such as the Museum of Santons, the Hôtel des Porcelets (a beautiful 16th-century house) and the Romanesque St Vincent Church.

Next, walk in Van Gogh’s footsteps during a tour of Arles — a UNESCO World Heritage site. Learn about its rich Roman history at the ancient amphitheatre, and discover the sites which inspired this talented artist to produce famous works such as The Yellow House and The Night Café. Afterward, enjoy a little free time to explore Arles at your leisure.

When your time in Arles comes to an end, hop back aboard your minivan for the return journey to your hotel in Avignon, where your Provence day trip will come to an end.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

We found the town of Arles to be especially interesting because of its Roman ruins as well as the spots frequented by Van Gogh. Our guide Nicolas pointed out many highlights and was full of information. We enjoyed the colorful bright yellow cafe which was the subject of Van Gogh's painting, and also the lovely courtyard of flowers at the place he stayed to restore his health. Town square has noteworthy church and fountain.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

it's very good!!!!!!!! i enjoyed a lot! I wish i could have more time to do the one day trip!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2012

Great tour, the guide was very knowledgeable and answered all our questions.
She was bilingual, punctual and very funny!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2012

Excellent tour guide ave a great overview of the area.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2012

The local agents and guides were absolutely top notch with great expertise and friendly. They had excellent knowledge of the area and enhanced my visit to Provence.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2012

Loved the tour. Our guide was fun and engaging.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2012

Our guide was absolutely wonderful and the small bus had large windows so we could see very well. We would have liked more than 1 hour at the farmers market but all in all, it was a wonderful trip. The countryside is so beautiful.

Helen M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2010

Far better than anticipated. Tour leader most punctual, well spoken ,easily understood and most knowledgable. Arles, Les Baus and Saint Remy all fabulous to see.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2008

The trip was quite informative. The tour guide was very well-versed in the history of the area and made the visits quite informative. I enjoyed the small group (a couple, the tour guide, and myself) and it was done in a way that didn't make it seem rushed. The entire tour was quite well done and I would, and have, strongly recommended to others going to the area to take it.

4 star rating: Recommended September 2015

Slightly bummed. I really loved the tour but the guide made a slight modification. I suppose he had good intentions but I didn't really feel as though he focused on Van Gogh. He changed the details around us to have us experience a festival that was taking place. We all did agree to this but we were not told we wouldn't have the opportunity to tour the Asylum which was my plan!. The Asylum is on the agenda with the option to tour it at our own expense. As it turned out, the festival included running of the bulls. No one wanted to see that and our guide seemed so confused by it. We all happened to be animal lovers and were against bull running!! Because of this we only had 15 minutes to view the asylum and a couple of monuments. The Asylum tour is 45 minutes so I had to skip it. We also never stopped in the cute town of St. Remy but only drove through it. We spent an hour at Les Beaux. Though cool I would rather have spent the time touring Van Gogh's asylum! Nice, polite tour guide though with best of intentions. This means I will have to go back. This time, on my own, no tour.

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