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Tour Avignon & Les Baux-de-Provence

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Tour Avignon & Les Baux-de-Provence

An immersion in the Middle Ages

Type of tour :

Private driving tour

Length :

8/9 hours

Collection & Return :

Your hotel or cruise ship

Languages :

English, French & Spanish

Vehicle :

A/C minivan up to 8 guests

Activity level :

Moderate

Tour Description :

The River Rhone, The Rocher des Doms, the bridge of the song (Sur le Pont d'Avignon, on y danse, etc.), the ramparts, Avignon is one of the most significant cities in Provence and there's a lot to discover in this place.

The site is spectacular since Avignon was born from the river that goes around the historical centre giving a lot of character to the place. Fortunately, Avignon has kept its medieval features among which the Palace of the Popes built in the 14th C when the popes moved from Italy to the South of France and when it became the Capital of Christianity. Let's imagine the intense activity and bustling city then, and that you're a merchant bringing sumptuous goods – silk, furs, rugs and tapestries - to the rich and powerful people of Avignon such as the cardinals and the Pope. Discovering Avignon really brings you back centuries ago!

Let's keep going through the Middle Ages and Renaissance time with your next stop in the village of les Baux-de-Provence, iconic site in Provence dominated by the ruins of the medieval dungeon and 16th C castle. Walking through the narrow streets of the village is a delight and will offer you beautiful views of the valley and many photo opportunities.

Neaby the light show at Carrieres de Lumieres might be of interest.

We also highly recommend you to have an olive oil tasting, the Vallée des Baux being famous for its top quality olive oil.

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