Roman and Medieval Heritage: Full-Day Tour from Avignon

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Roman and Medieval Heritage: Full-Day Tour from Avignon

From $145.75 per person

Visit the Roman arenas in the charming medieval town of Uzès and see a well-preserved 1st-century Roman aqueduct. Visit the picturesque and relaxing Saint-Rémy-de-Provence and enjoy free time to explore Les Baux-de-Provence along the way.

About this activity

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Duration 9.5 hours
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English, French, Spanish
Small group
Limited to 15 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the medieval village of Les Baux de Provence
  • Enjoy the scenic hilly landscape of the Alpilles
  • Taste the wines and olive oils of Les Baux de Provence
  • See the Roman monuments in Nîmes and the picturesque medieval village of Uzès
Full description
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. When events occur such as concerts or bullfights, the amphitheater will be closed and the visit will be replaced by a video in the Maison Carrée or Square House, one of the best preserved temples in the Roman world.
Includes
  • 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
  • Lunch
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities (optional)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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Meeting point

In front of the tourist information center of Avignon, 41 cours Jean Jaurès.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Smoking
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 6 reviews

Review summary

  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5
  • Service
    4.8/5
  • Organization
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Very informative and interesting day. The guide was most knowledgable.

May 29, 2019

Emmanuel was an excellent guide, very well informed and adaptable. He made sure that everyone was comfortable and looked after us well. Time to have a sit down lunch or cuppa at Uzes would have been welcome given it's a 10 hour trip.

September 1, 2018

We felt the time allocation for each place was off. We felt really rushed in certain places and more time at others. The wine tasting tour I felt, was a waste of time. Our guide Jeremy however was really sweet and knowledgeable.

August 19, 2018

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