Avignon
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  • From Avignon: Half-Day Camargue and Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer

    1. From Avignon: Half-Day Camargue and Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer

    Depart Avignon and embark on a half-day tour of the beautiful wetlands and other landscapes of the Camargue by air-conditioned minivan. See wild horses and different bird species in their natural habitat, and learn more about the region from your driver/guide. Hear all about the local culture of the Roma people and get the chance to have your fortune read. Pass the historic city of Arles and see the wild horses and bulls unique to the region roaming freely as you make your way to the coastal town of Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer. Get some free time to explore the town center and soak up its charms. Use the time to look inside the Romanesque fortress-church and follow in the footsteps of the pilgrims who gather yearly for a religious festival in honor of Saint Sarah.

  • From Avignon: Wild Landscapes of the Camargue

    2. From Avignon: Wild Landscapes of the Camargue

    Travel in a comfortable minivan through the wild landscapes of Camargue, listening to your guide's insightful commentary while looking out for flamingos, black bulls, and wild horses. See the local salt marshes and rice fields before visiting Pont de Gau's Ornithological Park, which hosts several species of birds including pink flamingoes all year round. Then, drive to Saintes-Maries-De-La-Mer, which is an important pilgrimage destination for traveller communities. Afterwards, you can opt for a refreshing swim in the Mediterranean Sea or a stroll along the lively streets of the village and a visit to its fortified church. You will have some free time for lunch there. Finally, visit Aigues Mortes and travel back to the Middle Ages in this wonderful fortified town, surrounded by warmly colored salt pans.

  • From Avignon: Half-Day Baux de Provence and Luberon Tour

    3. From Avignon: Half-Day Baux de Provence and Luberon Tour

    Explore the Alpilles and Luberon regional parks in this half-day trip from Avignon. Focusing on a fusion of cultural heritage and natural beauty, you'll discover your own mini "year in Provence" within the space of a mere few hours with these twin attractions. Admire the panoramic view of the Alpilles from the hilltop village of Les Baux de Provence. Visit the Luberon and its precariously perched villages, along with Gordes, listed among "the most beautiful villages in France". Lest we forget Roussillon with its red houses and ochre textures. Final stop will be a fab photo opp at famous Senanque Abbey.

  • From Avignon: Half-Day Hilltop Villages of Luberon

    4. From Avignon: Half-Day Hilltop Villages of Luberon

    Visit the French regional national park of the Luberon and the typical Provençal villages perched atop cliffs that Peter Mayle described so well in his popular books about life in Provence. Your driver/guide is experienced and knowledgeable and will help ensure that this half-day tour is a memorable one! Wander along the narrow streets of Gordes, admire the ochre-red façades of Roussillon and stop to see the magnificent Abbey of Sénanque, surrounded with lavender fields in bloom during the summer (15 June to 15 August). On the tour you’ll make stops in Ménerbes and Lacoste to admire these typical Provençal villages as well.

    I had Nicolas all to myself, so evidently the couple hours spent with him were amazing . He knows his history, geography, as well as etymology, AND he was actually able to answer all of my questions! Highly recommendable!

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What people are saying about Avignon

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 13 reviews

We (2 adults, children 8 and 4 years) booked the day tour "Wild Landscapes of the Camargue" in English and were very satisfied. Our guide was very friendly and showed and told us a lot. First we were in the Flamingo Park, which we could visit for about 1 1/2 hours. After that we were in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer for almost 3 hours, a very nice place with bathing possibilities in the sea (you should pack your bathing suit). Then we were 1 1/2 hours in Aigues-Mortes, which is also a beautiful place, known for its salt lake. While driving in a spacious open-plan car (with child seats), we could see the typical white Camargue horses and black cattle and of course vineyards. We were completely satisfied. We had food with us, which I would recommend, so you have more time to visit the cities. Mouth protection is mandatory in the current situation and was also observed by the guide. We were very satisfied. Thank you for the nice day, Merci!

I had Nicolas all to myself, so evidently the couple hours spent with him were amazing . He knows his history, geography, as well as etymology, AND he was actually able to answer all of my questions! Highly recommendable!

Camargue Tour

Our guide Thierry was very knowledgable answered all our questions and could not have done more to make our tour better. Many thanks

From start to finish the whole experience was spectacular and our tour guide Carolyn was outstanding.

Very interesting educational tour with a good storyteller.