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Provençal Excursion : Discover the lavender fields and the hilltop villages

Activity - Holidays & weekends in Avignon

Provençal Excursion : Discover the lavender fields and the hilltop villages - Activity - Holidays & weekends in Avignon
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Cours Jean Jaurès - Avignon

Start your trip by visiting Roussillon ; this village ranked as one of France's most beautiful will captivate you with its variety of colours ! Perched upon an ochre cliff, this village offers breathtaking panoramic views of the region. You will be charmed by this picturesque village !   You will enjoy its Provençal market (Thursday).Your next stop is to the medieval village of Gordes. This town built entirely of "Lauze" stones will amaze you with its architecture and typical regional atmosphere ! Discover Gordes market (Tuesday).Next, visit Fontaine de Vaucluse and discover where the Sorgues starts. Then, head to see the amazing Gard bridge. Admire the architecture and the vestiges of the Nimes aquaduct, which is listed on UNESCO's World Heritage List. Following the aquaduct, the tour will go to the village of Baux de Provence. Situated on the top of a hill, enjoy the spectacular view of the surrounding landscape, and let yourself be charmed by the authenticity of the village ! From here drive to Saint Remy de Provence, and stop along the way to photograph the famous  "Les Antiques" which are known for their triumphal arc and Roman mausoleum. If you take the tour on a Sunday, you will enjoy an extra visit to Isle sur la Sorgue. Explore this village famous for its charming antique shops and its Provençal market ! At the end of the day, you will return to Avignon accompanied by your driver. Through this tour you will discover the Provençal way of life and the region's magnificent landscapes !

Rates

Provençal Excursion : Discover the lavender fields and the hilltop villages
130 €
Pricing formulas
Adult (s) (12 + years)
/
Child/Children (4 - 11 years)

Practical information

Participants' profileAll ages
Good to knowActivity subject to weather conditions
Advantages

• An exotic small group tour !

• Hilltop villages visit !

• Panorama of the lavender fields !

• Panorama of the magnificent Provencal landscapes !

In detail

• Availability :

• April-October : every day at 9am

• November-March : Monday, Thursday and Friday at 8:30am

• Departure time : 8:30am

• Duration : Approx. 10 hours

• Departs from : Avignon centre

• At least two people must go on this tour

• Children up to 12 years are eligible for reduced pricing

• Kids under 4 years old cannot participate to this tour

• This activity is not suitable for people with reduced mobility

• Transport will be by air-conditioned minibus (maximum 8 spaces)

• Your tour will be conducted in English,  French by your driver

• Please note : Your journey will be adapted depending on the market days in the villages :

• Tuesday : Gordes market

• Wednesday : Saint Rémy de Provence market

• Thursday : Roussillon market

• Sunday : Isle sur la Sorgue market

Establishment policy

BookingRequired
PaymentCredit card
Included in the price
• Commentaries from the driver/guide
• Transport in a air conditioned minivan
• Entry ticket to Pont du Gard
Not included in the price
• Admission fee for other monuments and other places to visit
• Tips (optional)
• Any other extras
Cancellation conditions
Cette prestation peut être annulée sans frais jusqu'à 24h avant l'heure de début de l'activité (heure locale). Au delà et en cas de no show, 100 % de frais seront appliqués - Cancellation insurance

Places of interest nearby

Tourist Office of Avignon (20 m)
Theatre Le Paris (80 m)
Theatre Le Palace (120 m)
Centre Européen de Poésie (250 m)
Museum Esprit Requien (260 m)
Museum Calvet (290 m)
Theatre of the Halles (360 m)
Train station of Avignon (430 m)
Synagogue of Avignon (460 m)
Chapel of L'Oratoire (480 m)

Events nearby

Last nameDescriptionDateCity
Avignon Festival
A gathering for international contemporary live performanceFrom 29 june to 21 july 2024Avignon
L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue International Fair
One of the biggest European marketplaces for antiques and secondhand goodsApril 2024L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue (20 km)
Font'Arts
A fun festival dedicated to street arts and circus skillsFrom 2 to 4 august 2024Pernes-les-Fontaines (21 km)
Chorégies in Orange
The oldest lyric art festival in the Théâtre Antique in OrangeFrom 14 june to 22 july 2024Orange (21 km)
Easter Feria
A popular bullfighting-oriented event that draws thousands of spectators each yearMarch 2025Arles (33 km)
Arles Meetings
The international photography festivalFrom 1 july to 29 september 2024Arles (33 km)

Restaurants nearby

Last nameStyleRateCity
Côté Sushi Avignon
Japanese25 € Avignon
Le Saint Louis - Restaurant & Bar
Provençal37 € Avignon
Avenio
Provençal53 € Avignon
La Cour d'Honneur
French cuisine39 € Avignon
Le Riad
Moroccan26 € Avignon
Le Vintage
French cuisine23 € Avignon

Outings nearby

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
From the Spring to the Venice of Provence
Cycling itineraryEasy2:00L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue (20 km)
Fountains of Pernes
Village visitEasy2:00Pernes-les-Fontaines (21 km)
Around the Comtat Venaissin
Village visitEasy2:00La Roque-sur-Pernes (24 km)
Beaumes Rouges Path
HikeEasy2:30Fontaine-de-Vaucluse (26 km)
The Hermitage
HikeEasy3:00Collias (26 km)
Robion - Maubec
HikeIntermediate3:00Robion (27 km)

Accommodation nearby

Last nameAccommodation typeRateCity
Hotel Alizéa
HotelAvignon
Hôtel Central
Hotel62 € to 127 € per nightAvignon
My Pad Provence 7
Vacation rental860 € to 2519 € per weekAvignon
Hotel Boquier
Hotel50 € to 110 € per nightAvignon
Hôtel Le Colbert
HotelAvignon
Hôtel Le Bristol
HotelAvignon
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