See the highlights of Provence in a single day. Take in the Roman monuments of Orange and the ancient Pont du Gard, and visit the pretty villages of Les Baux de Provence, Gordes, and Roussillon. Tour wineries and taste the wines of Chateauneuf du Pape.
What to Expect
Discover the top sites in Provence in a single day on Le Grand Tour.
Begin with a stop in Orange, founded by the Romans in the 1st century B.C. You’ll see its well-preserved Triumphal Arch and Ancient Theater.
The Triumphal Arch features carvings dedicated to the glory of the Roman Empire under the emperor Augustus. Visit the Ancient Theater, which ranks among the best-preserved theaters of the Roman period, and is still used for important events.
Travel through the vineyards of Chateauneuf du Pape, which produce some of the world’s finest wines. After stopping at a castle that served as a summer residence for the popes, you’ll visit a winery to taste 2 local wines. Learn about the region, the grape varieties, and the wine-making process.
See the Pont du Gard, the best-preserved part of a Roman aqueduct built in the 1st century A.D. to supply the ancient city of Nimes with water.
The village of Les Baux de Provence stands high in the Alpilles Mountains. From this fortified village you’ll have amazing views down into the valley with its thousands of olive trees.
Continue the drive through the stunning landscape of Provence that features vineyards, fruit trees, and sunflowers and lavender in the summertime. Soon you’ll be at the foot of the Luberon, which is best known for its beautiful villages.
See the village of Gordes, built entirely from dry stones, standing like a sentinel over the valley. Explore the village of Roussillon, featuring colorful houses and walls, painted using the natural pigments found in the ocher cliffs surrounding the site.
- Admission to the Théâtre Antique d'Orange
- Winery visit and tasting
Know Before You Go
From 1 April-31 October, 09:00-19:30