1. France
  2. Provence
  3. Avignon
  4. Pont du Gard

From Avignon: Provence Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

Product ID: 667
See Provence in a day on a 10-hour tour from Avignon. Visit the Roman aqueduct of Le Pont du Gard, the hillside town of Les Baux de Provence, and the stunning villages of Gordes and Roussillon, considered among the most beautiful in France.
About this activity
Duration: 10 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Go to the impressive Roman aqueduct of Pont du Gard
  • Stop in the charming village of Fontaine de Vaucluse
  • Visit the rocky outcrop of Les Baux de Provence in the Alpilles mountains
  • Admire the villages of Roussilon and Gordes, considered among the most attractive in France
Full description
Enjoy a scenic tour of Provence and see some of its most beautiful sites in one day. The 10-hour tour takes in the well-preserved Roman aqueduct of Le Pont du Gard, built in the 1st century BC as part of the Nîmes aqueduct from Uzès to Nemausus (now Nîmes).

Drive to the rocky outcrop of Les Baux de Provence in the Alpilles mountains. Stroll the historic center to see a beautiful 16th-century house and Romanesque buildings. Continue to Saint Rémy de Provence to explore the remains of the Roman city of Glanum, including a triumphal arch set in an olive grove that inspired Van Gogh.

After some free time for lunch, you will visit Roussillon, famous for its red and yellow ochre cliffs. Enjoy panoramic views of Gordes, considered by many to be one of the most beautiful villages in France.

Drive to Fontaine de Vaucluse, walk up to the cave from which the River Sorgues emerges. This impressive resurgence spring hasn't revealed its secrets yet and many speleologists have searched in vain the exact depth of the well.

On Sundays only, enjoy L’Isle sur la Sorgue, a village famous for antique shops and the weekly open air market which is one of the most colorful and typical in the Provence.
 
Includes
  • Entrance fees to sites when mentioned
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drink
  • Other entrance fees

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

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

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Camera
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Lunch on your own will be in the Provençal market town of Gordes on Tuesday, Roussillon on Thursday, and L'Isle sur La Sorgue on Sunday. The order of sites visited will change accordingly
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 16 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.7 / 5
  • Organization
    4.4 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.5 / 5
  • Safety
    4.6 / 5
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So many wonderful sights to see! Highly recommend this tour. One star removed because essentially there was no time for lunch. Had to choose between eating or seeing the sights. Most chose to get a snack and eat in the car. Would recommend bringing food to eat along the way.

10 November 2019

Interesting tour around unique towns in Provence

On a hot 36 deg C day we toured provence in airconditioned minivan. The locations were unique and have good vistas of the countryside. Our guide was restricted to his vehicle due to drop off arrangements so we received suggestions on places to visit and we explored the locations from there. Would have been nice to tweak the times in the different locations due to heat. Two locations have streams/rivers and would have been nice to have more time there and less in the hotter locations. Pont du Gare was probably my favourite - impressive architecture, river, nice breezes, and museum which I only had time to race through.

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6 July 2019

Great experience in one day- must do

It was a fantastic experience through 3 different provincial villages in the morning and one of the amazing hilltop village and the Roman monument in the afternoon- enough time at each location - Julien was an expert in sharing the history and stories about everything and Provence in general- a must do to get the perfect flavour of the region

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16 June 2019

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Provence Reservation

Product ID: 667