• Location: Avignon, France
  • Duration: Flexible
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Discover the wonderful world of Van Gogh on a half-day tour of Provence from Avignon. Journey to Saint Paul asylum in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence and the perched medieval village of Les Baux de Provence to watch the audiovisual show of Les Carrières de Lumières" (show 2018 : Picasso). End in beautiful riverside Arles – the UNESCO-listed town that inspired Van Gogh to create some of his most famous works.


  • 4- to 5-hour tour through Van Gogh’s Provence, from Avignon
  • Follow in Vincent van Gogh’s footsteps with your guide
  • Discover Van Gogh mental hospital in Saint-Remy de Provence
  • Entrance to Les Carrières de Lumières of Les Baux de Provence and the UNESCO-listed town of Arles
  • Tour includes round-trip travel from Avignon
  • Small-group tour ensures a more personalized experience

What You Can Expect

Van Gogh in Provence Small-Group Day Trip

Van Gogh Medaillon

Your art historical tour of Provence begins with your pickup by minivan from your Avignon hotel. Over the course of four to five hours, follow in the footsteps of famous artist Vincent Van Gogh, one of the world’s most celebrated painters. 

Stop in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence to see Saint-Paul-de-Mausole asylum where Van Gogh was institutionalized, this site became a natural subject of his. An optional tour of the asylum where Van Gogh painted his ‘Wheat Field’ series (own expense). 

Next, head to Les Baux de Provence, a fortified medieval city perched on a rocky hilltop in the Provençal hills. In town, wander the narrow stone streets and explore the town's many original 16th-century houses and main attractions such as the Museum of Santons, Hôtel des Porcelets and St Vincent Church before departing. 

You will enjoy the audiovisual show in the Carrieres de Lumieres (Quarry of Light): reproductions of famous paintings are displayed on the walls of the quarry while music is on. The show is closed in January and February, more time will be allowed in the village of Les Baux during this period.

Finish your tour in the UNESCO-listed city of Arles. Admire the sleepy beauty of this riverside town, known to many as the landscape for Van Gogh’s famous paintings La maison jaune and Le jardin de l'hotel Dieu. Take some free time to wander the sun-washed streets and view settings of Van Gogh’s famous works like the Cafe Terrace at Night (Le café de nuit).

Your tour ends with return service to your Avignon hotel.

Customer Reviews

Mamiko S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Wonderful memory we had. The guide was very nice and kind !!
We wanted to stay longer at St. Remi Hospital.
We hope we could have this tour again.

Michelle H United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

I've always loved Van Gogh, I think since reading a biography about him in the 90's and going to the Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam. But after this tour, and seeing the places he lived in Provence and at times standing seemingly on the spots he stood while painting, I have a different level of respect for the man as a painter and a person. THIS is what I have to say about this tour. Need I say more?

Raymond H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

We found the town of Arles to be especially interesting because of its Roman ruins as well as the spots frequented by Van Gogh. Our guide Nicolas pointed out many highlights and was full of information. We enjoyed the colorful bright yellow cafe which was the subject of Van Gogh's painting, and also the lovely courtyard of flowers at the place he stayed to restore his health. Town square has noteworthy church and fountain.

Jenny S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

it's very good!!!!!!!! i enjoyed a lot! I wish i could have more time to do the one day trip!!

Tatyana G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2012

Great tour, the guide was very knowledgeable and answered all our questions.
She was bilingual, punctual and very funny!

Margaret E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2012

Excellent tour guide ave a great overview of the area.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2012

The local agents and guides were absolutely top notch with great expertise and friendly. They had excellent knowledge of the area and enhanced my visit to Provence.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2012

Loved the tour. Our guide was fun and engaging.

Joh f

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2012

Our guide was absolutely wonderful and the small bus had large windows so we could see very well. We would have liked more than 1 hour at the farmers market but all in all, it was a wonderful trip. The countryside is so beautiful.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2010

Far better than anticipated. Tour leader most punctual, well spoken ,easily understood and most knowledgable. Arles, Les Baus and Saint Remy all fabulous to see.

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