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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 Van Gogh 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 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)
  • Longer walk option : 6 hrs (18km - 11.2 miles - +550m/-550m)
  • 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.
  • Night in Saint Rémy

  • 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.
  • 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 in Arles

  • Market on Wednesday and Saturday (big one) mornIng in Arles
  • We recommend have an extra night in Arles, and enjoy the great lively atmosphere of Arles
  • Continue onwards your exploration of Provence in the Luberon !
  • SELF GUIDED TOUR : 
    - The rates are per person, based on a double-bedded room (1 bed) 
    - Sup for a twin-bedded room (2 beds) in some hotels 
  • 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

Sup per period
    • Unavailable
    • Low
    • High + 30€

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

    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.

  • BB Oustaloun -  Maussane

    BB Oustaloun - Maussane

    A charming 2* little hotel, located in the heart of the village of Maussane - just by the main square, with a great typical restaurant and provencal cuisine.

  • Hotel du Soleil *** - St Remy

    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

    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

    Hotel Sous les Figuiers *** - St...

    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 Pre des Baux *** - Maussane

    Hotel 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
Join a Food & Wine gourmet tour in Avignon !

This Food & Wine day Tour offers the perfect combination of food, wine and sightseeing. It will please every food and wine lover ! You meet local artisans and taste regional products (small groups of max 8).
- From 9am, the 3h30h tour stimulates your taste buds as you walk through picturesque parts of the town and learn about culinary traditions and local history, from the oldest bakery in town to the best artisan chocolate maker. At the end of the tour, we wash everything down with a tasting of a Châteauneuf du Pape wine, the region’s most prestigious wine. 
- The tour includes 10 tastings, olive oil and a wine tasting.
- Subject to availability
- Différent program in July & August : contact us 

Enjoy a HALF-day wine tour in Chateauneuf du Pape !
  • Morning 9am / Afternoon 2pm transfer fromAvignon > Chateauneuf du Pape 
  • Half-day wine tour with a wine expert for 3 hours (non private)
    * Visit of a family run winery : explanation of the vinification and barrel wine tasting
    * 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 back to Avignon at the end of the wine tour
  • Rates on a min. of 2 persons. reservation ( for 1 person: contact us)
  • NOT POSSIBLE on Sunday & bank holidays
    Enjoy a FULL-day wine tour in Chateauneuf du Pape !
    • Morning 9am - 5pm : transfer fromAvignon > Chateauneuf du Pape 
    • Full-day wine tour with a wine expert  (non private) including : 
      - A walk into the vineyards with explanation about the grape varieties, climate and soils specific to Chateauneuf du Pape.
      - Private visit to a family run winery. Explanation about the vinification and aging process + wine tasting (including barrel wine tasting)
      - Second wine tasting in a different winery
      - Lunch: At a traditional restaurant in Chateauneuf du Pape (lunch is not included in the tour price)
      - Private visit to a Château (one of the most famous and oldest cellasr in the area) + wine tasting
      - Private visit to a traditional organic winery
      - Chocolate and wine tasting (if time permits)
    • 5pm : Transfer back to Avignon at the end of the day
    • Rates on a min. of 2 persons. reservation ( for 1 person: contact us)
    • NOT POSSIBLE on Sunday & bank holidays
      Repatriation insurance - 1 week trip
      • 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
      • 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
      • 24h phone assistance 

      NOT INCLUDED

      • All lunches not noted-included in your itinerary
      • Entrance fees into museums, insurance, drinks
      • Items of personal nature
      • SINGLE supplement
        Simple accommodation : 170 €uros
        Comfort accommodation : 220 €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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