Appreciate the exquisite beauty and bounty of rural Provence on a half-day tour of Les Baux-de-Provence from Avignon. Perched in the rocky Alpilles mountains, Les Baux offers panoramic views of the expansive vineyards and olive orchards that blanket the hillside. With your expert guide, visit a local olive mill to sample fine AOC olive oils and see how they're made, then head to a winery in the foothills for an intimate wine-tasting session.
Provence olive oil and wine tour from Avignon
Stop in Les Baux-de-Provence to admire views of the lush Provencal countryside
Visit an olive oil mill and sample quality AOC olive oils with your expert guide
Tour a Provence wine estate in the foothills of the Chaîne des Alpilles
Small-group tour with a maximum of eight people ensures a more personalized experience
Begin your wine tasting tour with afternoon pickup from your Avignon hotel. Grab a comfortable seat and watch the city give way to verdant hills as you travel south to Les Baux-de-Provence – a fortified medieval village carved straight from the limestone-rich earth. Stretch your legs with a brief stroll through cobblestone streets, admiring the town’s original 16th-century houses and panoramic views of the stunning Provençal countryside.
Reconvene with your small group and head to a local olive mill to sample quality Appellation d'Origine Controlée (AOC) oils. As you tour the mill, learn more about the AOC standard that governs product quality and characteristics. Watch olives being pressed and taste the rich, fruity oils made by delicately blending different olives.
Afterward, travel to the foothills of the Alpilles mountain range (Chaîne des Alpilles) to tour a distinguished winery. While at the estate, you’ll learn about the complex characteristics that make up the region’s rich soil and define Les Baux wines. Abiding by strict standards and lasting traditions, most of this region’s wine production is organic and biodynamic. After a stroll through the facilities, indulge in a sampling of several fine wines before heading back to Avignon.
Reviews by Viator travelers
My guide, Julian was professional...
, Jun 2016
My guide, Julian was professional, knowledgeable and made the trip greatly enjoyable. All attractions of the area were explained in detail. I had all the time needed to experience the vinyards and olive oil production. He was flexible with some extra time we visited the weekly farmers market.
I highly recommend this tour. It gives a great overview of the area and the visit to the olive and wine farms were great. What a wonderful surprise was the visit to
Baux de Provence, breathtaking views of Provence. Our tour guide was right on time and made the tour very pleasant. Thank you.
A great short excursion from Avignon. Knowledgeable and friendly guide, beautiful scenery. A very interesting stop at a small olive oil producer wonderful tastings of oils, tapenades and jams, another at an old vineyard, and an hour or so at the fortress village of Baux en Provence on its rocky heights. Lovely.
Lovely tour! The winery piece was not very involved or informative, but the wine was delicious! The olive oil piece was very interesting, and delicious as well! The property was beautiful. It was a lovely day!
Un Guía apreciable! El tour muy interesante, el Guía Guillermo nos brindó todo su conocimiento y su tiempo. Una maravilla! Tanto Tavel como la aceitera nos recibieron amablemente, haciéndonos probar todos sus productos!!