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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.

Highlights

  • 4-hour 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

What You Can Expect

Les Baux de Provence Tour from Avignon: Provencal Wine and Olive Oil

Les Baux de Provence Village

Begin your 4-hour wine-tasting tour with morning 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 makes 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.

Your half-day tour ends with drop-off at your hotel by early afternoon.

Customer Reviews

Pamela N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 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.

A M B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

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.

Emily M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

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!

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