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A walk through Van Gogh's Provence

A walk through Van Gogh's Provence

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Van Gogh arrived here in the late 19th century, and this beautiful region inspired some of his greatest work: the chiseled teeth of the Alpilles mountains that soar high above the Rhône Valley, the sunflower fields, the olives groves, the Mistral winds that rhythmically sweep the lone cypress tree. 

You will follow Van Gogh’s steps into the most secret of the Alpilles landscapes.
You will spend time in the artsy town of Saint-Rémy, the spectacular perched village of Les Baux, the nice little village of Maussane, and the Roman city of Arles along the way.  

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  • Awe-inspiring vistas atop the Alpilles mountains
  • 2 delicious dinners
  • The vineyards and olive groves blanketing the plains
  • Retracing the life and brush strokes of Van Gogh
  • The cafés and restaurants of Saint Rémy de Provence
  • The quaint little village of Maussane, in the heart of the olive groves
  • The perched medieval village of Les Baux de Provence
  • The Roman city of Arles

Day 1

Avignon & St Remy de Provence

Avignon Pope Palace Pont Provence Saint Remy

  • Avignon > Saint-Rémy
  • Transfer from Avignon towards St Remy de Provence (20 min). Explore the artsy Saint-Rémy and its environs, the museum of Van Gogh’s paintbrush. Head into the sunlit hills to discover the remains of the Roman town of Glanum. Dinner included and night in Saint Rémy
  • Market on Wednesdays & Saturday morning in St Remy

Day 2

    • Distance :
    • 10 km
    • Elevation :
    • + 300m
      - 300m

St Remy and the crests of the Alpilles

Van Gogh Olives groves Saint Remy Les Baux

  • Saint-Rémy > St Paul de Mausole > Alpilles Crest > Saint Rémy (3h30 - 6.5 miles)
  • You start from the picturesque Saint Rémy into the Alpilles hills, then along the fabulously panoramic ridge-line. Along the way, take the time to visit the Saint-Paul de Mausole monastery, where Van Gogh spent over a year, creating over 150 paintings, and some of his best work. Dinner on your own and night in Saint Rémy.
  • Longer walk option : 6 hrs (18km - 11.2 miles - +550m/-550m)
  • Market on Wednesdays & Saturday morning in St Remy

Day 3

    • Distance :
    • 13 km
    • Elevation :
    • + 270m
      - 270m

From the Roman ruins to Maussane village

typical stone mansion house of provence lavender fields

  • Saint-Rémy > Maussane (4h - 8.1 miles) 
  • Today’s scenic forestry path hovers high above the valley, giving you spectacular views. Your walking path descends through the village of Maussane. Visit the famed 17th century Cornille mill where you can taste one of Provence’s best olive oils! Back to les Baux along cypress lines and vineyards. Dinner included and night in Maussane
  • Market on Wednesdays & Saturday morning in St Remy

Day 4

    • Distance :
    • 11.5 km
    • Elevation :
    • + 250m
      - 250m

Vineyards and olives trees to the perched Baux de Provence

Olives groves olive oil Van Gogh

  • Maussane > Les Baux > Maussane (4h30 - 6.9 miles)
  • Your walking day continues with a circular walk up to the sculpted limestone “valley of hell” towards the perched village of Les Baux de Provence: its homes packed tightly and defiantly on top of the cragged rock, earning its listing as one of the most beautiful villages in France. You then continue towards the renowned silvery-green olive groves, and back to the village of Maussane. Dinner on your own and night in Maussane.
  • Market on Thursday morning in Maussane

Day 5

    • Distance :
    • 14 km
    • Elevation :
    • + 100M
      - 350M

Saint Gabriel chapel to Arles

Arles coliseum roman art gypsie camargue

  • Les Baux de Provence > St Gabriel chapel > Arles (5h15 - 9.3 miles)
  • Short transfer to les Baux village, start of your walk. You head westward on the ridge path, with outstanding views of Mont Ventoux, the Montagnette and the Rhône Valley, all the way to the very end of the Alpilles range. Descend through hills and pine forests to the 12th century Romanesque Saint Gabriel Chapel. A short transfer (15 min) drops you in Arles,  in the heart of the roman city,  to explore Van Gogh’s second home, and discover the treasures of the city’s Romanesque center !
    End of your trip
  • Market on Wednesday and Saturday (big one) mornIng in Arles
  • SELF GUIDED TOUR : The rates and supplements are per person 
  • GUIDED DAY - A fixed rate: the price is the same from 1 to 4 participants with one guide 
     The rate for the guided day remains the same no matter if you are 1 or 2 or 3 or 4 persons 
  • BOTH are subject to availability
  • Go to the TRIP INFO section below :
    - to check the minimum person BASIS of this trip
    - to check the single room ( 1 pers. ) supplement
    - if you're travelling SOLO: please contact us

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Choose your level of comfort according to your wish & budget !

> For a single room ( 1 pers. ) a single supplement will be charged
> See in our TRIP INFO section
> Keep in mind that your trip is always subject to availability

  • Hotel Canto Cigalo - St Remy

    A family-run hotel, just 15mn walking from the historic centre, with a large garden and a swimming pool. Comfortable rooms with air-cond. You will appreciate the quietness and the great welcome.

  • Hotel Magnanarelles - Maussane

    This former silk factory - located in the heart of the village - is a family-run hotel.

    Mr & Mme PRIAULET have always offered a friendly welcomefor the last 30 years.

  • Hotel du Soleil - St Remy

    Set in Saint Rémy de Provence - only a stone’s throw from the monuments and quiet landscapes immortalized by Van Gogh- this fully 3* hotel has been recently fully refurbished.
    The old building is hidden in a quiet courtyard, surrounded by a swimming pool, and also offers a spa.
    For the cyclists, there is a garage for the bikes.

  • Hotel Val Baussenc - Maussane

    In the heart of the Alpilles - a few steps from the center of the village - the Hotel Val Baussenc invites to rest and to relax. This genuine farmhouse - nestled between olive trees and mediterranean plants - gives a great peaceful break.

    Enjoy the heated pool (from April to September), and the pleasure of being nature in the garden of rosemary - cypress - oleander - lavender and thyme,

  • Hotel Sous les Figuiers - St Remy

    A small and charming hotel, in a quiet area, a few steps from the historic centre of Saint Rémy de Provence.

    Entirely renovated, most of the 13 rooms have a terrace leading to a lovely garden shaded by centuries-old fig trees. Have a savoury breakfast on the terrace and relax next to the swimming pool.

    You will remember by the great welcome of Giselle, Catherine & Kups.

  • Hotel Le pre des Baux - Maussane

    Two steps away from the village square - with its pleasant cafés - the single-storey hotel Pre des Baux offers a quiet and cosy atmosphere.

    10 spacious and elegant rooms have private terraces overlooking the garden with its palm trees set around the swimming pool.

The rates are per person, on a 2 pers. basis and subject to availability

  • Most prices are based on a 2-person booking ( with shared accommodation for a hotel)
  • You will be able to select the exact number of traveller(s) when completing your reservation form
  • If you're travelling SOLO : please contact us
  • 9h: Morning transfer Avignon > Chateauneuf du Pape 
  • Morning : choice of 2 self-guided loop walks in the vineyards of Chateauneuf - with a road-book -  passing along the way the wine estates of: Vaudieu, Nalys, Solitude, Chateau Mont Redon
  • 1pm: gourmet lunch at the famous restaurant "La Mère Germaine"
  • Afternoon with a wine expert for 3 hours (non private)
    * Walk into the vineyards with explanation about the grapes
    * Private visit to a family run winery : explanation of the vinification and barrel wine tasting
    * Private visit to a Château (one of the most famous and oldest cellars in the area) + wine tasting
    * if time permits,  chocolate and wine tasting
  • Transfer to Avignon at the end of the day and night in Avignon
  • Rates on a min. of 2 persons. reservation ( for 1 person: contact us)
  • NOT POSSIBLE on Sunday
    • Repatriation insurance : applicable for all clients visiting the Europe-Schengen region that includes France
    • Rate : for a maximum trip of 1 week = 7 days
      Supplement for a trip above 7 days
    • See the insurance contract here 

    Aurélie's Food & Wine day Tour offers the perfect combination of food, wine and sightseeing. It will please every food and wine lover: in the morning, join a food tour in Avignon before spending the afternoon in Châteauneuf du Pape where you will learn everything about the famous wine.

    TRIP rates 

    The rates are per person, on a 2 pers. minimum reservation basis ( shared room), and subject to availability

    INCLUDED

    • 4 nights double occupancy with private facilities
    • 4 breakfasts
    • 2 dinners
    • Day 1: transfer from Avignon to St Rémy de Provence
    • Day 5: transfer from St remy to Les baux, start of your walk
    • Day 5: transfer from the end of your walk to Arles
    • Luggage transfers days 1 to 5
    • Our Road Book with detailed walking itineraries, including highlighted maps
    • 1 road map of the region

    NOT INCLUDED

    • All lunches not noted-included in your itinerary
    • Entrance fees into museums, insurance, drinks
    • Items of personal nature
    • SINGLE supplement
      Simple accommodation : 150 €uros
      Comfort accommodation : 225 €uros
      Charming accommodation : 320 €uros

    PATH RESTRICTIONS

    Important : From June 1st to September 30th
    Access may be restricted in the Alpilles mountains if the risk of forest fire is high. 
    There is a risk that the paths may be closed as of noon on any given day or in exceptional circumstances the paths may be closed altogether. Information is available from 6:00pm for the following day from the local prefecture by telephone (automated message).

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