Anthony Bay is Europe

This itinerary is designed for those with less time on their hands who wish to visit the “must see” highlights of Provence. Basically it takes in the Western section of the region where most of the highlights are to be found, leaving out the more rural and lesser known Central and Eastern sections.

The sightseeing can be undertaken by staying in just one hotel, from which a series of day tours can enjoyed. Start with Avignon and its mighty Palace of the Popes, Arles rich in Roman remains, the Roman aqueduct of the Pont du Gard and medieval Les Baux. Follow the story of van Gogh in Provence – his famous “Café at Night” and the asylum in which he languished for a year – and maybe have lunch with a farmer. Visit the glorious Lubéron region, seeing  an 11th cent abbey and medieval villages and also elegant Aix en Provence, home to artist Paul Cézanne and renowned for its beauty. Price on application

Itinerary

  • Day 1 To Avignon Transfer from Marseilles airport by private limousine to Avignon
  • Day 2 Around Avignon Visit the Papal palace, Roman Pont du Gard and vineyards
  • Day 3 The Lubéron Visiting the village of Gordes, 11th cent Abbey of Sénanque
  • Day 4  Around Arles Roman Arles, van Gogh’s asylum and medieval Les Baux
  • Day 5 Aix en Provence Its market and Old Town, and artist  Cézanne’s studio
  • Day 6 Avignon – USA Return to the USA