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From Marseille: Provence Sightseeing Tour and Wine Tasting

From Marseille: Provence Sightseeing Tour and Wine Tasting

Explore some of the historic sites of Provence on a full-day minibus tour from Marseille. Embark on an unforgettable journey back to the Middle Ages at Les Baux de Provence a medieval fortress located on a rocky spur in the Alpills region. Continue to Pont du Gard, one of the largest and best preserved aqueduct of the Roman period. Drive along the docks between the Rhône River and historic city walls, looking at the Saint-Benezet Bridge made famous by the children's song, “Sur le Pont d'Avignon.” See the impressive Palais des Papes (Popes' Palace), the site of the Papacy in the 14th century before their return to Rome. Sample the wines of the Rhône River valley in the legendary village of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, boasting a castle ruin that overlooks the vineyards of the Châteauneuf-du-Pape appellation. Visit the cellar of a winery for a complimentary wine-tasting session.

Marseille: Cruise Ship Excursion to Avignon & Pope's Palace

Marseille: Cruise Ship Excursion to Avignon & Pope's Palace

Meet your tour guide at the exit of the cruise terminal at Marseille seaport then drive to Avignon, the majestic city of the Popes, located on the bank of the Rhône River. Take a look at Saint-Benezet bridge, famous for the children's song Sur le Pont d'Avignon. Possibility to visit the Popes' Palace at your own pace, entrance ticket not included. Discover the largest Gothic-style palace in Europe and learn about its history as you explore its elegant interior. Take some time for a lunch on the main square of the town, called La Place de l'Horloge. Before heading back to the port of Marseille, enjoy a wine tasting session in Chateauneuf du Pape.

Private Walking Tour of Avignon

Private Walking Tour of Avignon

Walk through one of the most charming cities in southern France on this 2-hour tour of Avignon. See the impressive Palace of the Popes and the famous bridge at Pont St. Bénezet as you explore the city's sidewalk cafes, elegant squares, and delightful tree lined boulevards. Surrounded by imposing medieval walls, Avignon was the capital of Christendom in the 14th century, with seven successive popes making the city their home. In an attempt to rival Rome's Papacy, Avignon's architects designed many of the city's magnificent features, including the superbly preserved defensive walls and the monumental Palace of the Popes ̶ one of the most important medieval Gothic buildings in Europe. From lesser-known attractions in Avignon to its most renowned sites, you will be accompanied by an expert local guide who will share with you the history and secrets of this UNESCO World Heritage listed city.

Avignon: Around The Palace Tour

Avignon: Around The Palace Tour

Since the beginning of 2021, Les Noctambules d'Avignon has been broadening the horizons of daytime tours. Covering most of the medieval city center with the 3 Noctambules d'Avignon, they now invite you to explore the untouched part, the Rocher des Doms, with the "Around the Palace" tour. This unique experience offers a different perspective on the papal city, focusing on Avignon's most emblematic monument, the Palais des Papes, known as the largest Gothic palace in the world. Commencing at Place de l'Amirande, in front of the Roman ruins, you'll delve into the treasures left by the Popes and cardinals. Explore the gardens crafted by Avignon's sixth pope, witnessing the different evolutions seen on the walls of monuments since the Middle Ages. A stop in front of the Utopia reveals the darker side of Avignon's history. Ascend to the garden of Rocher des Doms, where the history of the region and an unusual tale of Avignon unfold. Throughout the tour, discover the secrets behind the Avignon Festival and Jean Vilar, and delve into the famous song about the emblematic Pont d'Avignon. On the descent to Place du Palais, explore Notre Dame des Doms Cathedral and the secrets it conceals. The journey concludes in front of the Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, unveiling the reasons the Popes chose Avignon in the 14th century. This two-hour tour serves as a captivating introduction to the city's history, the impact of King Philip the Fair of France, and an opportunity to discover the largest green space in downtown Avignon, the garden of Rocher des Doms.

Avignon: All About Avignon Tour

Avignon: All About Avignon Tour

Avignon, a city brimming with history, reveals its surprising and bewitching tales. For those with limited time, the Tout Sur Avignon UNESCO Tour condenses the essence of this 14th-century Christian capital into a one-hour exploration of its 5 UNESCO World Heritage monuments. Commencing at the exterior of Porte du Rhône, witness the iconic Pont d'Avignon, a monument that altered the city's history. Admire the well-preserved ramparts, securing Avignon's reputation as one of France's most beautiful fortified cities. Traverse the historic "quartier de la Balance," witnessing its special history from the city's birth to the present day. Ascending narrow streets to the Place du Palais, unravel the significance of cardinals in the city's evolution. Explore the exquisite Petit Palais, one of the most beautiful cardinals' palaces, before heading to the grand Popes' Palace. Pause in front of the cathedral and conclude the tour at Avignon's architectural masterpiece. This one-hour journey ensures you grasp the key aspects of Avignon's history, providing directions for the remainder of your stay in the papal city.

Marseille: Avignon and Côtes du Rhône Wine Tasting Tour

Marseille: Avignon and Côtes du Rhône Wine Tasting Tour

Discover Avignon and the Cotes du Rhone wine area on a day trip from Marseille. See medieval Pope's Palace and Pont d'Avignon while exploring the old town, shop for local produce at an indoor market, and taste wine at the famous Chateauneuf du Pape vineyard. Walk through the alleys of the old town of Avignon and hear about the city’s history from your guide. Visit the Palais des Papes, or Pope’s Palace, one of the largest gothic buildings in France. The UNESCO World Heritage Site was once home to popes during medieval times. During your Avignon tour see another UNESCO World Heritage Site, the medieval Pont d'Avignon which still stands on the Rhone River. After your tour of Avignon’s old town, head towards Les Halles for lunch. This indoor market has a vertical garden, cafes, and numerous stalls selling local produce, meats, and cheeses.  Continue your tour to the prestigious Chateauneuf du Pape vineyard to experience a sensory journey. Visit a wine museum, Enjoy sweeping landscapes of hills and vineyards as you travel through the southern part of the Rhone Valley to different Côtes du Rhône AOPs, which may include Gigondas, Cairanne, Rasteau, and Vacqeyras... Wines have been produced in the Rhone Valley since back in Roman times, and the area is known particularly for its red wine.

Avignon Bridge: The Digital Audio Guide

Avignon Bridge: The Digital Audio Guide

Dive into the heart of the historical splendor of the Pont d'Avignon, a marvel that embodies the very essence of French culture. Treat yourself to a captivating experience as you explore this iconic site, a gem that transcends time. Discover the Pont d'Avignon with the exclusive digital audio guide, designed and narrated by the distinguished local historian, Mr. Marchand. Let yourself be guided through the centuries by the compelling narratives of Mr. Marchand, revealing well-guarded secrets and fascinating anecdotes associated with this legendary bridge. Whether you're a history enthusiast, an architecture aficionado, or simply a culture-hungry traveler, the audio guide will transport you on an unforgettable historical odyssey. Uncover lesser-known details and unravel the mysteries of the Pont d'Avignon, enriching your visit to this historically infused site. Don't hesitate to book your unique experience. Immerse yourself in the grandeur of the Pont d'Avignon in the company of Mr. Marchand, and be enchanted by the magic of this exceptional monument. A cultural adventure awaits along the waters of the Rhône, at the crossroads of past and present. A must-visit in Provence and the South of France.

Avignon: La Noctambule du Pape Night Tour

Avignon: La Noctambule du Pape Night Tour

As night descends upon Avignon, gather in front of the Porte de l'Oulle to commence an enchanting journey with La Noctambule du Pape. This nocturnal adventure is one of four unique experiences, centered around the influential Popes of Avignon. In the 14th century, they bestowed upon Avignon the honor of being the capital of Christianity, weaving their history into the very fabric of the city. The focus of this Noctambule spans the 14th and 15th centuries, delving into the era when Avignon stood at the epicenter of Christian influence. Yet, the narrative doesn't confine itself, offering glimpses into monuments from various periods, creating a layered tapestry of Avignon's history. Embark on the Noctambule's course by meeting at the Porte de l'Oulle. From this vantage point, marvel at the ancient ramparts while unraveling the secret history concealed within them. Stroll along the ramparts, heading toward the Saint Bénezet bridge, where tales of one of the world's most renowned bridges await. Traverse the city through a clandestine entrance, absorbing the grandeur of diverse monuments and traversing alleys steeped in historical significance. Uncover the connection between the town and Bonapart's ascent in the French army. Your nocturnal exploration extends to witness the unique churches that contribute to Avignon's cultural wealth. En route to the Palais des Papes, admire the town hall on the Place de l'horloge, with insights into its historical significance. Conclude the tour in front of the city's crowning jewel, with every step revealing the enduring legacy left by the papal builders. La Noctambule du Pape serves as a captivating lens through which to comprehend why Avignon is celebrated as the city of the Popes. The debt of gratitude owed to them is palpable, and their treasures endure for admiration today.

Aix-en-Provence: Avignon Tour & Chateauneuf-du-Pape Tasting

Aix-en-Provence: Avignon Tour & Chateauneuf-du-Pape Tasting

Avignon Walking tour of Avignon where you can see the famous pope Palace dated 14th century Stop on top of Le Rocher des Doms that overlook the Rhône river and the very old pont d'Avignon (12th century) Local produce Market in Les Halles Stroll in the old town Drive to Châteauneuf du Pape 1 Wine tasting in the most re-known wine appellation.

Avignon Private guided tour and wine tastings from Marseille

Avignon Private guided tour and wine tastings from Marseille

Feel free to take your time to explore each site and enjoy the unique ambiance of this historic city Meet at 8:30 am at Marseille's Saint Charles train station to catch the train to Avignon. The journey takes approximately 1 hour. Begin your visit at the Palace of the Popes, one of the largest Gothic palaces in Europe. Admire the imposing architecture and learn about the history of the popes who resided here in the 14th century. Cross the famous Saint-Bénézet Bridge, also known as Pont d'Avignon, which was once a medieval bridge over the Rhône River. Enjoy the view of the river and the city from the bridge. Head to the Jardin des Doms, located just behind the Palace of the Popes. This garden offers stunning panoramic views of the Palace, the Rhône River, and the surrounding area. It's an ideal spot to relax and enjoy the scenery. Next to the garden, visit the Notre-Dame des Doms Cathedral. This remarkable cathedral features Romanesque and Gothic architecture. Inside, you can see paintings, sculptures, and the Chapel of the Holy Shroud. Walk down to the city center and reach Place de l'Horloge, the lively heart of Avignon. This square is surrounded by cafes, shops, and restaurants. You can take a break here to taste local specialties or simply soak in the atmosphere. Enjoy Châteauneuf du Pape tastings with local ham and Cheese. We will stop at a wine shop where you can taste and find the wine that perfectly suits you. They also offer a wide range of pastis and spirits crafted in Provence. We can organize wine shipping for you. Continue your stroll to Palais du Roure, a beautiful 18th-century mansion. It now houses the Heritage Center, where you can learn more about the culture and history of Avignon. Visit the Saint-Pierre Church, a 14th-century Gothic church located nearby. Admire its elegant architecture and discover the artwork and relics it houses. Return to the Palace of the Popes and explore the Place du Palais. This square is lined with historic buildings and charming shops. It's also a great spot to take photos of the Palace of the Popes. Around 4.30 p.m take the train back to Marseille Saint Charles, you will arrive around 6p.m

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4.4
(90 reviews)

The best part was our guide Florence who taught us everything related to the tour throughout the day, she was incredible! What could be improved is the issue of schedules, perhaps visiting fewer places and spending more time in each.

You were dropped off at every stop and were able to move around freely, which was great. It's just a shame that the entrance to the castle in Les Baux wasn't included, but there was probably too little time for that.

Florence was the perfect host. Friendly and Informative. we were given time to explore and enjoy the locations.

Excellent trip amazingly knowledgeable guide. Van was a bit cramped with 8 adults.

Excellent and knowledgeable tour guide made the difference