Beginning from Marseille/Aix en Provence, take a full-day tour to explore the surrounding region. Visit the protected park of Camargue with its varied flora and fauna, before visiting the well-preserved remains from the Roman Empire at Arles and Nimes.
What to Expect
Enjoy the many sights the French countryside has to offer on a full-day tour of the Camargue area, including the Roman Empire-era cities of Nimes and Arles.
Starting from your location in Marseille or Aix en Provence, first cross the river le Rhone by ferry. You will make your way to the Regional Nature Park of the Camargue were you will observe wild birds, bulls, and grey and white horses native to the area, known as Camargue horses. You might also have the opportunity to stop at the nearby salt museum, or additional places, depending on the time and the interests of the group.
Stop for lunch before continuing on to the Roman city Nimes. You will see many important sites here, including the Roman temple of Maison Carrée, and the ruined Tour Magne.
Then continue to the gigantic aqueduct spanning the Gardon River, known as le Pont du Gard. Afterward, make your way south to Arles and admire its Roman amphitheatre and its baths, built during the rule of Constantine. You will also see the Church of St. Trophime, which dates back to between the 12th and 15th centuries, as well as other main sites in the city. Then make your way back to your starting point, where the tour ends.
- All taxes
- Driver and guide
- Air-conditioned minivan
What's Not Included
- Entrance fees
- Wine tasting course (can be booked for an additional fee)