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Walking in Van Gogh's Provence: short and sweet

Walking in Van Gogh's Provence: short and sweet


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 village of Les Baux, the picturesque village of Maussane and its olive mills. And finally the Roman city of Arles at the enf of your trip.

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 Mistral winds that rhythmically sweep the lone cypress tree. 
An easy walking getaway, ideal for families, under the great lights of Provence. 

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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 & Maussane
  • The perched medieval village of Les Baux de Provence
  • The Roman city of Arles
  • 1 dinner included

Day 1

St Remy de Provence

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  • Saint-Rémy
  • Arrival on your own in St Remy de Provence. Explore the artsy Saint-Rémy de Provence 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
  • Access: Regular bus line from Avignon > St Remy de Provence - See the schedule

Day 2

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

St Remy and the crests of the Alpilles

  • 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
      - 290m

From the Roman ruins to Maussane

  • Saint-Rémy > Maussane  (4h - 6.2 miles) 
  • Today’s scenic forestry path hovers high above the valley, giving you spectacular views on the crest of the Alpilles. You then walk through silvery-green olive groves, all the way down to the village of Maussane. Visit the famed 17th century Cornille mill where you can taste one of Provence’s best olive oils ! Night in Maussane
  • Market on Wednesdays & Saturday morning in St Remy

Day 4

    • Distance :
    • 10 km
    • Elevation :
    • + 200m
      - 200m

Vineyards and olives trees of the Baux Valley

  • Maussane > Les Baux > Maussane (3h - 6.2 miles)
  • Your walking day walks through the olives groves, all the way to the famous 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 walk back to Maussane. Transfer to Arles at the end of the day, the Rome of Provence. End of your trip in Arles.

  • Market on Thursday morning in Maussane
  • Great market on Wednesday and Saturday (big one) mornIng in Arles
  • Return : regular train lines from Arles > Avignon & Marseille city-airport on SNCF 

  • We recommendhave an extra night in Arles, and enjoy the great lively atmosphere of Arles
  • Continue onwards your exploration of Provence in the Luberon !
    - 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 3* 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.

  • Vallon de Valrugues ***** - St Remy

    Vallon de Valrugues ***** - St Remy

    Vallon de Valrugues is a 5 star hotel, nestled in a beautiful garden with a swimming pool, just 10mn walk from the village of St Remy.

    You will enjoy the gastronomic restaurant, the bistrot and its beautiful spa of 50 m2.

  • Hotel Olivades **** - Maussane

    Hotel Olivades **** - Maussane

    This 4* hotel is set a few steps away from the charming village center of Maussane,  in a centenary olive garden with a swimming pool.

    The room with a terrace offers a stunning view !

    You will enjoy the SPA and the restaurant that is registered in the Michelin guide :
    Bon appétit ! 

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


      • 3 nights double occupancy with private facilities
      • 3 breakfasts
      • 1 dinner
      • Day 4: afternoon transfer from Maussane to Arles
      • Luggage transfers days 3 to 4
      • Our Road Book with detailed walking itineraries, including highlighted maps
      • 1 road map of the region
      • 7/7 assistance tel


      • All lunches not noted-included in your itinerary
      • Entrance fees into museums, insurance, drinks
      • Items of personal nature

      • SINGLE supplement
        Simple accommodation : 140 €uros
        Comfort accommodation : 155 €uros
        Charming accommodation : 260 €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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