Your tour of Roman and medieval heritage begins in Avignon as you head out on a mini-bus tour to the picturesque village of Les Baux de Provence. Taste the AOC wine and olive oil produced in the valley. See Roman ruins at Nîmes and visit medieval Uzès.
What to Expect
Visit Les Baux de Provence, a medieval village that is considered to be one of the most beautiful villages in France. This immense stone fortress is without doubt one of the must-sees of Provence.
On this full-day tour from Avignon you’ll have a chance to taste the olive oil produced at a mill in the valley of Les Baux de Provence, where olive oil, cracked olives, and black olives bear the AOC Label. The subtle blend of olive varieties that gives the oils their distinct flavor, is a secret jealously guarded by each producer.
Enjoy wine tasting in an estate at the foot of the Alpilles hill range. The AOC Les Baux de Provence wines are unusual in that the grapes are grown using organic or biodynamic methods on 85 percent of the geographical area.
You’ll have time for lunch on your own, and afterwards head to the city of Nîmes. This city of the arts is proud of its Roman past. See the ancient Roman buildings and ruins. Visit the amphitheater and the maison carrée, or square house, which is one of the best preserved temples from Roman times.
Uzès is a medieval town and the first Duchy of France. Its layout as a medieval stronghold has been preserved. See the Place aux Herbes, the episcopal palace, the ducal palace, the fenestral tower, and the cathedral. See the Pont du Gard, dating from the first century and listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. This is the most well-preserved part of the Roman aqueduct which supplied water to Nîmes.
- Transportation by air-conditioned minibus
- Pick-up and drop off at your Avignon hotel
- Services of a driver/guide
- Entrance fee for the olive oil and wine tasting
- Entrance fee for the amphitheater in Nîmes