Arles, Saint Rémy & Les Baux : A Cultural Tour in Provence

From EUR €150.00
  • Duration: 510 Minutes (approx.)
  • Location: Aix en Provence

Discover Arles, Saint-Rémy, and Les Baux de Provence: A Full-Day Guided Tour

Immerse yourself in the rich heritage of Provence with our full-day guided tour from Aix en Provence. Explore the captivating towns of Arles, Saint-Rémy de Provence, and Les Baux de Provence, each offering a unique glimpse into the region's history and charm. 

Led by our knowledgeable English-speaking local guide, this small group tour guarantees an unforgettable experience.

Meet Your Expert Guide

Begin your adventure by meeting your friendly English-speaking driver/guide at the Aix en Provence tourism office. Get acquainted with the itinerary and schedule for the day. 

Hop aboard our premium air-conditioned vehicle, designed for your comfort, and embark on a remarkable journey through the heart of Provence.

Discover the Ancient Town of Arles

Our first stop takes us to Arles, a UNESCO World Heritage Site renowned for its Roman monuments. Delve into the town's rich history as you join a captivating walking tour of the historic center. 

Marvel at iconic landmarks such as the Amphitheater, the Antique Theater, and the magnificent Saint Trophime Church.

Unveiling Roman Treasures

The Roman Amphitheater, built in the 1st Century, stands proudly north of Arles as a testament to the city's Roman heritage. With a seating capacity of up to 25,000 spectators, it hosted grandiose antique games until the fall of the Roman Empire. 

Adjacent to the Amphitheater, explore the remnants of the Antique Theater, commissioned by Emperor Auguste and once capable of accommodating 10,000 spectators. Take in the fascinating history and discover the remarkable Venus of Arles, a famed archaeological find.

Exploring the Roman Forum

At the crossroads of the Cardo and Decumanus lies the Roman Forum of Arles, where only two fragments of the great square remain. Explore the foundations and the cryptoporticus, a covered passageway that may have served as storage or barracks for public slaves. Delve into the secrets of this ancient gathering place.

Following Van Gogh's Footsteps

Step into the world of Vincent Van Gogh as you trace his artistic journey during his stay in Arles between 1888 and 1889. Discover the locations where he found inspiration through panels showcasing his paintings.

Enchanting Saint-Rémy de Provence

Arrive in the picturesque village of Saint-Rémy de Provence, beloved for its charm and elegance. Despite its popularity among chic Parisians during the summer, there are still serene corners to explore in the village's scattered squares. 

Enjoy free time for personal discovery and indulge in a delightful lunch (at own expense). Don't miss the vibrant Provence Market on Wednesdays.

Captivating Les Baux de Provence

Journey to the Alpilles mountain region, famous for its vineyards and olive groves. Arrive at the medieval hilltop village of Les Baux de Provence, perched on a rocky spur, offering breathtaking panoramic views of the Provence countryside. 

Wander through the narrow streets, admire art galleries, and explore the remnants of a 10th-century fortress. Take your time to immerse yourself in the captivating atmosphere of this ancient village.

Return to Aix en Provence

As the day draws to a close, we'll begin our return journey to Aix en Provence. Reflect on the unforgettable sights and experiences you've encountered throughout the day. 

Our tour concludes upon arrival in Aix en Provence, leaving you with cherished memories of these remarkable Provence gems. Book your tour now to secure your place on this extraordinary journey through history and beauty.