Description of the tour Arles, Les Baux and Saint Rémy de Provence

What to expect from the tour:

Your tour of Arles, Les Baux de Provence and Saint Remy will enable you to explore the rich history and wonderful scenery that the area has to offer.

At Arles, you will be able to discover and learn all about the Roman Empire as this was a pivotal city during Roman times. You can explore a wealth of museums and art galleries while soaking up the peace and culture. The ancient architecture is something to behold and your time spent here will be enhanced by your driver-guide who will enable you to maximise the experience.

Furthermore, the world-famous artist Van Gogh lived in Arles in 1888 and here you will find the Cafe Van Gogh, the Hotel-Dieu and many of the main landmarks that were prominent during his stay here. In total, he created around 300 paintings and drawings here too. The walk will also present you with the opportunity to explore the Amphitheatre, the Theatre, the Hotel de Ville, the Roman Bath and the Rhone River.

The tour doesn’t involve exploiting the Roman sites in detail, however, tickets can be purchased on-site should you wish to do so in your spare time.

We then make a visit to Saint-Remy de Provence, a town that is filled with charm, quaint restaurants and cobbled streets while also delving further into the history of Van Gogh and Nostrodamus.

If sweet treats are something you enjoy then here can sample some of the best chocolate covered candied fruit along with pastries and local cookies.

On the outskirts, we will reach Saint Paul de Mausole, which is the asylum where Vincent Van Gogh resided in 1889 and it is the place where he painted the famous “ The Starry Night”. If you wish, you can explore the asylum as tickets can be purchased here.

A short 20-minute journey will give you access to Les-Baux-de-Provence. The landscape is simply breathtaking and is a masterpiece of nature, with limestone that has been shaped by the elements over time.

The village has a history that dates back to 6000 BC and since then it has been inhabited by its residents and has been through turbulent wars before being given to the Prince of Monaco in 1642. Agriculture sits at the heart of the village and still plays a pivotal role as it is integral in the production of olive oil and wine.

You will be dropped off at the entrance where you will be given time to explore the village before being picked up. You will then have a journey of around one hour to return back to Aix-en-Provence or Marseille.

Additional Information

Departure & Return:
We will meet you in the Cruise Terminal by the ship, around 30 minutes after your cruise ship docks, and the sight-seeing will begin.
The tour will last approximately 7-8 hours.
At the end of the day, we guarantee to drop you off at your ship at least one hour before the departure of your cruise ship.
Beverages, food, tickets for museums and monuments and tips are not included.


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