The Alpilles Area : Picturesque Provence
This rocky limestone hill range gathers so much history since ancient time.
We will visit Saint Remy - founded by Julius Cesar - in order to see very well preserved roman ruins. It is in the town asylum that Vincent Van Gogh was hospitalized in 1890 and painted "Stars at night" (possibility to visit its room).
Driving to Les Baux the scenery is dry and rocky, covered with olive tree fields. First French olive oil producing area. The medieval village of Les Baux, as an eagle nest, overlooks the valley from the top of its spur.
Explore the village to learn about the secrets of this town where a dynasty of proud and powerful lords lived and where time stood still.
At the foot of the Alpilles Mount, Arles is the former roman capital of Provence. History has been generous with Arles, Roman ruins are numerous and well preserved, religious medieval architecture is exceptional too. Moreover, Vincent Van Gogh, who stayed here in 1889, was much inspired by the local atmosphere and the Provencal traditions.
Visit Saint Remy (+Romans ruins).
Visit Van Gogh Asylum (visit its bedroom).
Visit the medieval hill top village of Les Baux.
Visit Arles, medieval church and roman's ruins.
According to schedule, stop in a olive oil mill.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Cruise Ship Port, Hotel, Address or Intersection
Duration: 8 hours
My Deluxe Mercedes 8 seat Minivan.
Air cooled, very confortable and modern.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
40 euros - Lunch, drinks and expenses
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Great tour. Thibault was accommodating and found an activity for our children which made it special (Van Gogh light show).