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  • Location:Marseille, France
  • Duration:4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Best Marseille Shore Excursion: Private Tour of Les Baux de Provence

While you’re in port in Marseille, spend your time on a private shore excursion visiting the enchanting village of Les Baux de Provence. This beautiful village is located on rocky cliffs in the heart of the Alpilles mountains in France’s Provence region. Enjoy private transportation as your guide entertains you with tales of the village's eventful history dating back to the 10th century. Visit Château des Baux and take in panoramic views from Baux Plateau before exploring olive groves and tasting local olive oils.


  • 4.5-hour private shore excursion from Marseille to Les Baux de Provence
  • See the Church of Saint Vincent and the Chapel of the White Penitents
  • Visit Château des Baux and admire panoramic valley views
  • Taste Provence's locally grown olive oils at an olive estate
  • Complimentary port pickup and drop-off
  • Covered by Viator’s worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship

What You Can Expect

Best Marseille Shore Excursion: Private Tour of Les Baux de Provence

Chapel of the White Penitents

When your cruise ship docks in Marseille, enjoy a private shore excursion to see the best sights of Les Baux de Provence. Soak up the stunning scenery in a private vehicle as you drive to Les Baux de Provence. Travel along the city’s paved alleys and stone houses and discover the Church of Saint Vincent, which is dug into the rock, and the Chapel of the White Penitents, a beautiful yet simplistic chapel located near the cliff's edge. Perched at the top of the village’s hill sits Château des Baux, an impressive castle offering exceptional views of the valley.

The beautiful Baux Valley is perfect for olive growing and boasts some of the most abundant olive groves in Provence. On your private tour of Les Baux de Provence, visit one of the region’s fascinating olive-growing estates with your guide, where you can discover the various stages of oil manufacturing. Then, enjoy a tasting of the oils this region is famous for!

Throughout your shore excursion, your private guide will make sure that you experience the rich beauty and culture of Les Baux de Provence.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:

We will ensure your timely return to the Marseille port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

Customer Reviews

Caryn R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

Great guide. He was very informative and presented us with a lot of information on the area we visited. Went above and beyond to accommodate our different needs. Pointed out orther sutes we might be interested in seeing. Overall a must see tour.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2013

Les Baux is fantastic and our guide was great.


4 star rating: Recommended December 2013

Our driver was prompt,knowledgeable,and had a pleasant,friendly manner.The olive grove visit was most informative and nicely presented.The time allowed in the village was too short[less than one hour]and we were not able to get around the whole village.


4 star rating: Recommended October 2012

The tour was really good. The history of Van Gough and where he received his inspiration was really interesting. The olive tour was kind of short and tastings where two very small teaspoons. It was interesting and olive oil was really good, but I do not know if it was worh the side trip. The tour of village was really interesting and the unannounced car show was really interesting. Overall a pretty good tour.

Maria M

1 star rating: I do not recommend this June 2013

Had a driver who was on her second day with the company. She should have been better trained before taking tourists out on her own. Terrible day and total waste of money. Don't bother with this one!

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