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Discover Provence including Avignon & Arles

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  • Experience the rolling lavender fields & scenic seaside towns of Provence on this 7-night holiday.
  • Stay in the popular beachside resort town of Le Grau du Roi.
  • Discover Avignon on a full day excursion including a walking visit of the Pope’s Palace.
  • Immerse yourself in history on a day trip to Arles, famous for inspiring Van Gogh & its Roman ruins.
  • Get a flavour for the region with a wine tasting at Abbaye de Valmagne & a trip to the Occitan town of Pézenas.
  • Unwind with plenty of leisure time to relax at the beach or continue sightseeing with tips from your guide.

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HOW MANY TRAVELLING?
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Your Guided Group Holiday to Provence 

Discover the incredible beauty of Provence on this 7-night holiday with us. From our base in the charming seaside town of Le Grau du Roi, we’ll explore a range of gorgeous villages and towns along the coast, from the underrated Les Baux-de-Provence with panoramic views to the picturesque town of Pézenas, which has remarkably preserved 16th, 17th and 18th century houses. Our holiday also includes a trip to Avignon with its impressive legacy of ecclesiastical architecture, most notably the soaring, world heritage listed Palais des Papes. Another day trip takes you to the Roman city of Arles, a UNESCO World heritage site and the former home of the famed artist Vincent Van Gogh. With its rich Roman history, luscious landscape and stunning seaside views, Provence is a region not to be missed.

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Trip Itinerary

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Activity Level: Moderate

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Transfer to Le Grau du Roi

Upon arrival in Marseille or Béziers, our local representative will meet you in the airport. They will accompany you to your hotel, which is located in the seaside town of Le Grau du Roi.

Arles & Aigues-Mortes

Guided Excursion to Arles

Morning

After breakfast, you will begin your holiday with a full day excursion, taking in the colourful and vibrant city of Arles, a UNESCO World heritage site, also famed for inspiring the paintings of Van Gogh, which was once his home. Your group will have a walking tour of the city with its amphitheatre and thermal baths.

Visit Aigues-Mortes

Afternoon

Enjoy some time in the afternoon in Aigues-Mortes, a medieval walled city, with its beautifully preserved houses, cobblestone streets, gothic style churches along with lots of cafés and shops selling souvenirs like nougat and Guardian cowboy hats.

At Leisure

Free Time in Le Grau du Roi

Full Day

Today, you will have a full day to relax and enjoy the charms of the seaside town at your own pace. Take in some sightseeing, a walk along the beachfront and enjoy exploring the charming town of Le Grau du Roi.

Avignon & Les Baux de Provence

Guided Tour of Avignon

Morning

After breakfast, we start our full day tour exploring Avignon and Les Baux de Provence. Avignon was home to the Popes from 1309-1377; this medieval town includes a visit to the Pope's Palace, where you can admire the gothic towers and their splendour. The bridge of Avignon, which once crossed the Rhône, was built in the 12th Century. Only four of the twenty-two original sections of the bridge remain today.

Explore Les Baux de Provence

Afternoon

Visit Les Baux de Provence, known to be one of the most beautiful villages in France, with its small squares, terraces and narrow streets. The town also provides a panoramic view down over Arles and the Carmague.

At Leisure

Discover Le Grau du Roi at Your Own Pace

Full Day

Today you will have free time to further explore your surroundings and see why the French like to spend their own holidays in this charming town. Sample some of the local pastries, fresh seafood, relax on one of the long stretches of sandy beaches or take a stroll along its fishing port. Your guide can offer advice on what to do in your free time.

Pézenas & Abbaye de Valmagne

Excursion to Pézenas

Morning

Your full day tour will begin after breakfast, taking in Pézenas a small Occitan town that has splendidly preserved 16th, 17th and 18th century houses built during the time of great prosperity. It also boasts a town centre that was one of the first in France to be protected as a historic monument.

Guided Tour of The Abbaye of Valmagne

Afternoon

The Cistercian Abbaye of Valmagne in the Parish of Villeveyrac was one of the richest abbeys in the South of France; it inspired the great cathedrals of Northern France. With its beautiful gardens and vineyards, it is a great setting for your afternoon guided visit and wine tasting.

At Leisure

Free Time in Le Grau du Roi

Morning

You'll have some free time today to do some final shopping, take in some of the other places of interest like the aquarium, explore the interesting architecture like Villa Parry near the old lighthouse, Maison du Dauphin, or make the most of your final moments in this charming little town.

Return Home

Depart France

Transfer to the airport with guide assistance for your flight home.

* Please note that the order of your excusions on the itinerary above is provisional and subject to change

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Will I be met at the airport?

You will be met on arrival at your destination airport and transferred to your accommodation. You will be accompanied on all included excursions by your Travel Department guide. Your expert local guide is also available to give you tips and advice on any aspect of your holiday.

Do I need a Visa?

Please visit our visa page for information on requirements for each country's entry requirements

What if there is an emergency?

We have local representatives in all of our destinations who are available 24/7 as well as an emergency contact number for our offices in Ireland should you ever need it.

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