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From Avignon: Half-Day Van Gogh & Carrières de Lumières Tour

1. From Avignon: Half-Day Van Gogh & Carrières de Lumières Tour

Follow in the tracks of Vincent van Gogh in Provence on this 5-hour tour. Begin in Arles, a city that fascinated the artist. Then, set off to discover the city through the history of the artist during this fascinating city tour. First, visit the monumental “Carrières de Lumières” which hosts extraordinary multimedia shows, unique in the world with Dali and Gaudi. Finish with St Paul de Mausole, the famous psychiatric hospital, where Van Gogh spent 1 very creative year.

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From Avignon: In the Footsteps of Van Gogh in Provence

2. From Avignon: In the Footsteps of Van Gogh in Provence

Start your trip from Avignon and relax with round-trip transportation via air-conditioned minibus to explore Van Gogh's Provence. The sunny region of Provence has long been an inspiration for artists and painters, like Van Gogh. From the bright colors of the sun and sunflowers to the various colorful landscapes, he painted hundreds of works during his stay in Arles and St. Rémy de Provence. Today, you can follow in his footsteps to the sites that inspired him: Pont Langlois, Starry Night, Maison Jaune, Café Terrace at Night, and others. In Saint Rémy, follow a walking route that shows reproductions of his famous works and visit St. Paul de Mausole Asylum where he was interned. Discover the well preserved Roman Arena and the 12th century St. Trophime Church before returning to Avignon.

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Avignon: Les Baux and Chateauneuf du Pape Private Day Trip

3. Avignon: Les Baux and Chateauneuf du Pape Private Day Trip

Discover Les Baux-de-Provence, a medieval village sitting on a rocky spur in the Alpilles Mountains, surrounded by olive groves that produce some of the best olive oils and wines in the region. See the colossal stone quarry featuring a sound and light show Venise. Combine tastings with expert instruction about the wines of the Rhône Valley, and learn about the terroir and French system of quality certification known as AOC (appellation d'origine contrôlée). Explore the agriculture, geography and vineyards of the Rhône, stopping to sample the rosé wines of Tavel, known for their dry, crisp and refreshing taste. Continue to the famous wine lands of Châteauneuf-du-Pape to discover one of the finest appellations of the Rhône Valley at yet another winery.

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What people are saying about Carrières de Lumières

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 31 reviews

Whilst I enjoyed the overall tour, there was too much packed into 5 hours with no time for a lunch stop and barely time to go to the toilet. I was disappointed we only had 1 hour at carrieres des lumieres, as this only just covered the time to get in there and watch the films; no time for lunch, no time to look around, and no time to view the film about Vincent’s life. And then when we visited the hospital, the little shop was closed for the duration of our 40 min visit.

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.

Les carrieres les lumieres, a great show. To be able to visit the interior of the sanatorium we liked it a lot. Ricardo, a great guide, who has been telling us everything about Van Gogh.

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

Very interesting for Van Gogh fans especially “Cloître Saint-Paul historique”