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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, and the Roman city of Arles along the way.  

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  • Awe-inspiring vistas atop the Alpilles mountains
  • 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
  • 2 delicious dinners
  • 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 :
    • 10 km
    • Elevation :
    • + 270m
      - 100m

From the Roman ruins to the Val d’Enfer in Les Baux

typical stone mansion house of provence lavender fields

  • Saint-Rémy > Val d'Enfer > Les Baux de Provence (3h30 - 6.5 miles) 
  • Today’s scenic forestry path hovers high above the valley, giving you spectacular views. Your walking path descends through 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. 
  • SIMPLE to COMFORT : transfer to St Remy. Dinner & night in St Remy.
  • CHARMING to PRESTIGE : Dinner included and night in the Baux de Provence.
  • Market on Wednesdays & Saturday morning in St Remy

Day 4

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

Vineyards and olives trees of the Baux Valley

Olives groves olive oil Van Gogh

  • Les Baux > Maussane > Les Baux (4h30 - 6.9 miles)
  • SIMPLE to COMFORT : transfert from St Remy to Les Baux
  • Your walking day continues with a circular walk to admire the renowned silvery-green olive groves, and 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. 
  • SIMPLE to COMFORT : transfert from Les Baux to St Remy. Dinner on your own and night in St Remy
  • CHARMING to PRESTIGE : Dinner on your own and night in Les Baux de Provence.
  • Market on Thursday morning in Maussane

Day 5

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

Saint Gabriel chapel to Arles

Arles coliseum roman art gypsie camargue

  • Les Baux de Provence > St Gabriel chapel > Arles (5h30 - 9.3 miles)
  • SIMPLE to COMFORT : transfer from St Remy to Les Baux
  • 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 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 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 Mas d Aigret - Les Baux

    Hidden in the heart of the Alpilles mountains, with an exceptional view on the medieval fortress of Les Baux and its surrounding olive groves, the hotel Mas d'Aigret has 15 charming rooms set in a centuries-old building - harmoniously restored - with  a swimming pool in the garden.
    Les Baux de Provence medieval village being designated as one of France’s most beautiful villages.
    Refined Provençal cuisine served in a breathtaking setting, carved into the stone grotto, laden with fossils, and complete with a majestic stone fire place.

  • Hotel de l'Image - St Remy

    An old music hall cinema dating from the 70's converted into a prestige 4 star hotel - right in the heart of St Remy - featuring 32 rooms, surrounded by a magnificent park, a swimming pool and a gourmet restaurant. You will still find remains from this period in the main building, such as a projector exhibited between the reception hall and the restaurant and many photographs.
    Guest rooms feature a unique décor and modern amenities. Superior rooms offer a terrace overlooking the garden and the Alpilles.

  • Hotel Oustau Baumaniere - Baux

    More than 60 years of excellence for this 5* deluxe hotel, originally a 16th century Provençal stone farmhouse, set in a magical setting, at the foot the famous medieval Baux de Provence village.

    The Oustau de Baumaniere shaped the life of the tiny village of Les Baux de Provence, attracting and endless list of famous guests, including the Queen of England and Charles de Gaulle.

    The exquisite Oustau restaurant has 2 Michelin stars, the Cabro d'Or proposes a refined cuisine : both of them use their organic products, along with the vintage wines of the outstanding cellar.

    You will experience a memorable stay ..

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 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
  • 1pm: gourmet lunch at the famous restaurant "La Mère Germaine"
  • Afternoon: 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
  • 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 

    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
    • SIMPLE to COMFORT - Day 3: transfer from Les baux to St Remy
    • SIMPLE to COMFORT - Day 4: transfer from St Remy to Les baux, start of the walk
    • SIMPLE to COMFORT - Day 4: transfer from Les baux St Remy 
    • SIMPLE to COMFORT - Day 5: transfer from St remy to Les baux 
    • 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 : 180 €uros
      Comfort accommodation : 230 €uros
      Charming accommodation : 330 €uros
      Prestige accommodation : 840 €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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