• Location: Avignon, France
  • Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
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Explore Provence of millennia past on this 5.5-hour small group tour from Avignon. With an expert guide, visit beautifully preserved ancient ruins and hear stories of Roman settlement and culture in southern France. Highlights of your tour include Nîmes' Roman amphitheater and Maison Carrée (Square House), the Fenestrelle Tower in Uzès and the magnificent Pont du Gard aqueduct – UNESCO-listed site.


  • 5.5-hour Roman sites day trip from Avignon
  • Admire top city attractions like the Augustus’ Gate, Maison Carree and the Roman amphitheater in Nîmes
  • Discover the Episcopal palace, the Fenestrelle Tower and Saint-Théodorit d'Uzès Cathedral
  • Marvel at the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Pont du Gard, a famous Roman aqueduct
  • Enjoy beautiful views over the Gardon River
  • Small-group tour limited to eight people ensures personal attention from your guide

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What You Can Expect

Roman Sites Small-Group Day Trip from Avignon, Including Nîmes and Uzès

See the famous Roman amphitheater in Nimes

Your voyage through ancient Provence begins with afternoon pickup from your Avignon hotel. Meet your knowledgeable guide and sit back for the short ride to Nîmes, where your half-day tour kicks off. Along the way, learn a bit about the city’s Roman roots, so well preserved that Nîmes is considered one of Europe’s most important historic cities.  

In Nîmes, immerse yourself in story as your guide explains the city’s main monuments, some of the most impressive in France. See Maison Carrée, a remarkably preserved temple built to honor Emperor Augustus’ two heirs. Visit the Arènes de Nîmes (Nîmes Arena), a formidable Roman amphitheater built in the 1st century, as well as Augustus’ Gate.

Next, travel to the quaint medieval town of Uzès, an ancient city that served as a medieval stronghold. Stroll narrow streets to visit the Fenestrelle Tower, Place aux Herbes (the main square) and Saint-Théodorit d'Uzès Cathedral. Then finish your tour at the nearby Pont du Gard, a UNESCO-listed aqueduct on the Gardon River. Considered an ancient work of art, this three-tiered construction is the highest of all elevated Roman aqueducts. 

Your fun and educational tour concludes with return to your Avignon hotel in the evening.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

We were very pleased with our guide and the tour itself. There was a group of 6 of us, all of whom had seen Pont du Gard, so the driver agreed to spend more time in Uzes which was a beautiful village.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Really enjoyed the ampitheater in Nimes and the unique Uzes.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

A must for better understanding of Roman influence/impact in France, if not for the sheer awe-inspiring Pont du Gard aqueduct. We then joined the afternoon tour of Luberon area for wine and olive oil tasting. Guide had a great handle on the history and culture of the region.

Gina O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2017

The tour company is really good. Marc was a good driver and excellent guide.
Nimes surprised me, it was a lot bigger and more beautiful than I expected. The aquaduct was good to see.

Kerry B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

If you do not wish to go through the hassle of renting a car, this tour is absolutely essential. Our tour guide Anne was very well-versed in the entire region and gave us a wonderful picture of what we were seeing on our way to the sites. The Colosseum in Nimes is amazing, although I wish we would have had a bit more time to see the Temple. Our next stops Uzes was well worth the visit and Anne explained its importance as a major Bishopric. At our last stop at Pont du Gard we were afforded enough time to walk around the massive aqueduct and and appreciate what the Romans had done 2000 years ago to bring fresh water to their communities. A wonderful trip.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

The Roman Amphitheater at Nimes was amazing but the Pont du Gard aqueduct was the hightlight of the trip. Don't miss it!

Catherine T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

The Roman ruins were stunning and we had the best guide I've ever had! She was most knowledgeable.

Emma M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

I didn and #39;t end up going on this tour. They called to say that there were no other bookings so I was moved onto another, I was then late for that one due to train delays. I called them and they moved me to the next day. Was a wonderful experience, Remy was an excellent guide. Loved every second of it.

Margaret A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Our tour guide was great. He gave us excellent advice about how to spend our time, answered our many questions and offered great background on the sites. Like all tours of this type, it can seem rushed but it is a great way to see these types of interesting places if you don't want to drive yourself and have limited time--the tour makes great use of the time you have.

Will V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

From the pick up at hotel Carol was a fantastic guide explains all the history . All the stops for us was well worth doing and so glad we did this tour Special stNd out was the Roman Aqua Duct bridge with the sun setting .thanks Carol we loved our tour on our 33 rd anniversary from Carol and Will Australia

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