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From Avignon: Van Gogh in Provence

4.2 / 5

17 reviews

From Avignon: Van Gogh in Provence

From £63.30 per person

Explore Arles as you walk in Van Gogh’s footsteps. Discover the Roman monuments. Experience the “Cezanne” light show at the Carrières de Lumières. Take a photo at Les Baux de Provence. Visit a recreation of Van Gogh’s bedroom at St. Paul de Mausole.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, Spanish
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Follow in the footsteps of Van Gogh on a tour of Provence
  • Discover the sites that inspired Van Gogh's most famous paintings
  • Explore the medieval villages of St. Remy and Les Baux de Provence.
  • Enjoy an audiovisual show in the Carrières de Lumières
  • Drive a scenic route past olive groves and vineyards
Full description
From Avignon explore the beautiful landscape of Provence to discover why the colors and quality of light has long been an inspiration for artists and painters, including Vincent Van Gogh. Starting in Arles, discover locations that inspired some of Van Gogh’s most famous paintings during the time he lived there between February 1888 and May 1890. See sites that inspired paintings such as "La Maison Jaune," "Le Café le Soir," "Le Jardin des Hospices," and "La Nuit Etoilée." Marvel at the Roman amphitheater, and discover a jewel of Provençal Romanesque architecture at St. Trophime Church. Discover Roman monuments from the 1st century AD and see some of the paintings that date from the time when Van Gogh was hospitalized in the nearby psychiatric hospital. Enjoy an audiovisual show in the Carrières de Lumières. A multi-media exhibition of famous paintings are projected on the walls of the quarry, accompanied by music. Then, enjoy a scenic drive past olive trees and vineyards to the medieval village of Les Baux de Provence, perched on a rocky spur in the Alpilles mountains. Here, you will see the former castle built in the 10th century, before ending your Van Gogh adventure at St. Remy de Provence.
Includes
  • Transportation by air-conditioned minibus
  • English-speaking driver/guide
  • Entrance fees to the Carrières de Lumières
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts

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Meeting point

In front of the tourist information center of Avignon, 41 cours Jean Jaurès.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Camera

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • From 1 November 2019 to 31 March 2020, this tour runs every Monday, Thursday and Saturday from 8:30 AM-1:30 PM
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 17 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5

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Very enjoyable

With the time constraints of a 1/2 day trip, we saw as much as expected. Could have had longer at St Remy to allow more time to see where Van Gogh was in the asylum, especially as this was a Van Gogh tour. But Carrieres de Lumiere was amazing and the highlight, having long enough there to see the whole show, although longer time would always be good. Good walking tour in Arles, and our guide was very interesting and informative about Van Gogh . Overall very good.

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17 September 2019

Много добре организирано.

1 November 2019

It was a great tour. Carriere De Lumiere was all that I hoped it would be. The guide was very friendly and informative.

27 October 2019

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