Follow in the footsteps of Van Gogh and discover Provence through the eyes of the legendary artist. Explore the Provencal villages of Arles, Saint Remy de Provence, and Les Baux de Provence; visit important sites associated with Van Gogh; and see the landscapes that inspired some of his most memorable paintings.
5-hour Van Gogh tour of Arles, Saint Remy de Provence, and Les Baux de Provence from Avignon
Choice of morning or afternoon departure
Great-value tour includes hotel pickup and round-trip transport
Small-group tour limited to 8 people ensures a personalized experience
We expected the guide to have extensive knowledge of Van Gogh in Provence. That was not the case. Instead we got a history lesson on the area and very little about Van Gogh. Many many places we did not get to see where Vincent painted. We came a long way to France to trace his steps and this tour was terrible. The stop at the quarry was unnecessary. Had NOTHING to do with Van Gogh.
Our day with Ann on the Van Gogh tour was one of our best tours in our three week journey to France. There were just the two of us with her and we really got a chance to enjoy her considerable knowledge on a more personal level. We knew that we would learn factual information on this trip, but we were so much more impressed by the level of personal or emotional impact the day had on us. Ann made us really be able to feel like we were standing in Van Gogh's shoes as she took us to the Arles locations where the artist painted and we could see the city landmarks that were in the paintings. We also visited two other villages that were wonderful on their own. We could not have asked for a better guide than Ann to share the day with and her experience level and commitment were clearly evident. We would very highly recommend this tour.
The tour was absolutely enjoyable! Our guide, Anne, was delightful as well as exceedingly informative. She was prepared with copies of the appropriate Van Gogh paintings for each stop along the way, which really brought him to life! Her English was impeccable and her range of knowledge (re. both Van Gogh and the Roman history, architecture, presence, etc. in Southern France) was vast.