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Arles

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From Arles: Half-Day 4x4 Camargue Safari

1. From Arles: Half-Day 4x4 Camargue Safari

Discover Camargue Natural Regional Park on an exciting 4x4 excursion with an experienced guide. See native wildlife like horses, bulls, and flamingos and stop in the charming village of Saintes Maries de la Mer. Meet your guide and embark on this incredible half-day 4 x 4 tour. Located between the arms of the Rhône River, the Camargue is a wind-swept land made of salt and water. Birds have made it their safe haven and people have managed to intermingle with biodiversity in this unique place, breeding bulls and horses, as well as developing the rice culture.   Camargue manages to seduce with its breathtaking landscapes and doesn't fail to impress. This territory, where water and alluvium, ponds, marshes and land all mix, has been the base of exceptionally rich human history. Discover the ponds and marshes, home to pink flamingos and many other birds. You will be welcomed on  private land to admire the famous Camargue bulls and horses. Discover the heart of the Camargue Natural Regional Park and learn about its nature and history from your guide.

Lavender Field & Distillery Tour between Nimes & Arles

2. Lavender Field & Distillery Tour between Nimes & Arles

Guided tours (1h) - meeting point at the shop. Explore the aromatic plants fields, touch and smell the plants to identify it and all their properties. Experience the distillation process around the still, watch the steam turning flowers into oils and discover the secrets of extracting high quality organic essential oils. Extend your experience in store to discover all our natural products and get personalized advice.

From Avignon: In the Footsteps of Van Gogh in Provence

3. From Avignon: In the Footsteps of Van Gogh in Provence

Start your trip from Avignon and relax with round-trip transportation via air-conditioned minibus to explore Van Gogh's Provence. The sunny region of Provence has long been an inspiration for artists and painters, like Van Gogh. From the bright colors of the sun and sunflowers to the various colorful landscapes, he painted hundreds of works during his stay in Arles and St. Rémy de Provence. In Arles, follow in his footsteps at the sites that inspired Starry Night, Maison Jaune, Café Terrace at Night, and others. In Saint Rémy, follow some reproductions of his famous works and visit St. Paul de Mausole Asylum where he was interned.

From Aix-en-Provence: Arles, Les Baux & Saint-Rémy Day Tour

4. From Aix-en-Provence: Arles, Les Baux & Saint-Rémy Day Tour

This full-day tour from Aix-en-Provence takes you on a discovery of Provence, visiting Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, Les Baux-de-Provence, and Arles. Upon arrival in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence you will have some free time to explore the town including, on a Wednesday, the open-air market, one of the most picturesque in Provence. You will also make a photo stop at the Roman monuments and at Saint-Paul-de-Mausole, the hospital where the painter Van Gogh was interned from 1889 to 1890. You will then explore the exceptional village of Les Baux-de-Provence. The village has kept the narrow streets from the Middle Ages and the imposing ruins of a castle. From the rocky spur you can admire the breathtaking view of the exceptional scenery. Continuing on to Arles, and follow the footsteps of Van Gogh to discover the places where he created his most famous paintings dating back to 1888. Arles is also famous worldwide for its Roman heritage. The weekly market is on saturday morning : Arles is definitely a must-to-see!

From Arles: Alpilles Regional Park Provence 4x4 Safari

5. From Arles: Alpilles Regional Park Provence 4x4 Safari

After getting picked up from the meeting point in Arles, climb into an all-terrain 4x4 vehicle and set off into the heart of the Alpilles Regional Park, a small range of low mountains in Provence. As you drive, admire Roman ruins, vines, and olive trees spread out as far as the eye can see.  Pass through the picturesque villages of Saint Remy and Baux de Provence, where you will make a 30-minute stop to explore on foot. Stroll through this prestigious historic settlement which offers extraordinary views over the surrounding countryside. Next, visit an olive mill and savor delicious local oils. Your guide, motivated by their passion for provençal culture will unveil the hidden secrets of the region.

From Marseille: Saint Rémy de Provence, Les Baux and Arles

6. From Marseille: Saint Rémy de Provence, Les Baux and Arles

Visit Saint Rémy de Provence, picturesque and relaxing Provencal town. Photo stop at the Roman monuments «Les Antiques». Possibility to visit the recreation of Van Gogh's bedroom in Saint-Paul de Mausole. Enjoy the weekly market on Wednesdays. Free time in Les Baux de Provence, medieval fortress located on a rocky spur in the Alpilles region. Stroll in the foot steps of Van Gogh in Arles : discover the places which inspired him in his work. The city is also famous for its Roman heritage. The weekly market is on Saturday morning : Arles is definitely a must-see ! Lunch on your own during the day. NB : On certain days, a quick drive through Aix en Provence to pick up and drop off passengers may be included.

From Avignon: Half-Day Van Gogh & Carrières de Lumières Tour

7. From Avignon: Half-Day Van Gogh & Carrières de Lumières Tour

Follow in the tracks of Vincent van Gogh in Provence on this 5-hour tour. Begin in Arles, a city that fascinated the artist. Then, set off to discover the city through the history of the artist during this fascinating city tour. First, visit the monumental “Carrières de Lumières” which hosts extraordinary multimedia shows, unique in the world with Dali and Gaudi. Finish with St Paul de Mausole, the famous psychiatric hospital, where Van Gogh spent 1 very creative year.

From Avignon: Arles, Les Baux-de-Provence & Saint-Rémy Tour

8. From Avignon: Arles, Les Baux-de-Provence & Saint-Rémy Tour

Explore the Roman city of Arles, where you will visit the Amphitheatre (entry tickets included). Walk inside the medieval village of Les Baux-de-Provence, listed among the most beautiful villages of France, which was entirely built with limestone. Visit one of the mills in Les Baux-de-Provence and taste their olive oils. Take pictures in front of the Antiques in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence (a mausoleum and a Roman arch) and taste delicious candied fruits in a local factory. Love the home made picnic with fresh products from local farmers when you choose to start the tour in the morning.

From Marseille: Customizable Private Day Tour of Provence

9. From Marseille: Customizable Private Day Tour of Provence

Everything is possible! We adapt to your desires. In half or full day, you can choose what pleases you the most. We invite you to craft your own private journey through La Provence. Whether you're drawn to both nature and urban exploration in a single day, wish to experience the sea and the mountains, enjoy a boat ride or wander through the lanes of a medieval town, visit a vineyard or explore a loc al market – your preferences shape the adventure. Opt for a half-day or full-day tour tailored to what captivates you most. Discover Marseille with its oldest district, Le Panier, brimming with street art, museums, exotic markets, monuments, and historical buildings. Embrace the great outdoors with a hike in the Calanques National Park, scenic drives along the Gineste or Crêtes routes, or a boat tour of Cassis and the park's stunning calanques. Aix-en-Provence awaits with its thousand fountains and elegant mansions, along with the medieval village charm, Cézanne's legacy, and the majestic Sainte Victoire mountain. Indulge in the refined beauty of Château Lacoste or Château de la Gaude with their vineyards and art exhibitions. And discover the flavour of the best rosé wines in the world near Le Castellet ou Bandol beautiful villages. Venture into the Luberon to visit hilltop medieval villages like Gordes, the ochres of Roussillon, the serene lavender fields (Juin - August), and the Senanque Abbey. Explore Fontaine de Vaucluse, the markets and antiquities of L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, join a cooking workshop in the Halles d'Avignon, or follow the Côtes du Rhône wine route and taste presigeous wines as Chateauneuf du Papes, Gigondas, Cairanne, Vacqueyras and others Discover Arles, Les-Baux-de-Provence, Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, with their connections to Van Gogh and Nostradamus, and the remnants of Roman and Celtic ruins. Let us know your desires; we are dedicated to fulfilling them.

Arenas of Arles : The Digital Audio Guide

10. Arenas of Arles : The Digital Audio Guide

Dive into the fascinating history of the Arles Amphitheatre, an architectural treasure forged by the Roman Empire millennia ago. Explore these majestic ruins and transport yourself to a time when gladiators competed in the arena, captivating the onlooking crowd. To enhance your experience, we invite you to discover the arenas with the exclusive digital audio guide, designed and narrated by the scholarly local historian, Mr. Marchand. Immerse yourself in the captivating narratives of this passionate guide, revealing unprecedented details and offering a unique perspective on the glorious (and less glorious) past of this iconic amphitheater. Whether you're a history enthusiast, an architecture buff, or simply seeking a rewarding cultural adventure, Mr. Marchand's audio guide will lead you through the alleys of time, unveiling the well-guarded secrets of this exceptional site. Don't hesitate any longer to embark on an immersive and instructive experience. Book your visit now and let yourself be charmed by the timeless allure of the Arles Amphitheatre, accompanied by the digital audio guide that will turn your exploration into a true historical odyssey.

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4.6
(809 reviews)

This guided tour checked off my mom's Camargue bucket list. We saw all the fawn and flora she wished to see and more. Our guide was flexible and gave personalized attention, even in the stops. She had extensive local knowledge and we all learned WAY more than we expected. Plus you get to navigate private roads and properties that you clearly wouldn't explore on your own. We.loved it and highly recommend discovering the delta this way. 100/100

Fantastic place. Very educational and inspiring. The staff is very committed, friendly and skilled. The only downside is that you allow small children, they can't concentrate and ruin it for others with their noise.

It was an excellent way to explore the Carmargue. Guide was excellent and provided really interesting information throughout the safari.

Absolutely a beautiful experience. Excellent guide, comfortable travel, great history and details.

Great information with just the right amount of detail. A great value!