Our most recommended things to do in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence

From Avignon: Full-Day Best of Provence Tour

From Avignon: Full-Day Best of Provence Tour

Discover the breathtaking beauty of Provence during this guided full-day tour from Avignon. Enjoy the town of Fontaine de Vaucluse and stop in the lavender fields for photos. Go for a walk in St-Rémy-de-Provence and take in the views from Pont du Gard.  Be picked up from a meeting point in Avignon and board a comfortable and air-conditioned van for the scenic drive to Fontaine de Vaucluse. Take in the relaxing atmosphere in this town that is next to a spring at the foot of the Vaucluse Mountains. Admire the Provençal landscapes in of Luberon and have a chance to have a photo stop in lavender fields in summer (from June 15th to July 31st). Head over to Gordes which is listed as "one of the most beautiful villages in France." Walk in the red streets of Roussillon and marvel at panoramic views of the Alpilles in Baux-de-Provence. Take a stroll through the beautiful city of St-Rémy-de-Provence. Stop at the ancient Roman aqueduct Pont du Gard before returning to your meeting point. 

Avignon: Pont du Gard, Saint Remy and Les Baux Half-Day Tour

Avignon: Pont du Gard, Saint Remy and Les Baux Half-Day Tour

Your 5-hour tour of Provence’s stone monuments and historic towns begins with afternoon pickup by minivan from Avignon. Journey to Saint Remy de Provence for a walk in the city center. Enjoy picturesque views of the Provençal countryside heading south to the Les Baux de Provence – a fortified medieval village perched in Alpilles mountain range. Meander through the narrow stone streets of the historic center, viewing the town's many original 16th-century houses and main attractions such as the Museum of Santons, the Hôtel des Porcelets and St Vincent Church. Afterward, travel to your final stop, the Unesco-listed Pont du Gard. Considered an ancient work of art, this three-tiered construction is the highest of all elevated Roman aqueducts. View the perfectly preserved masterpiece of ancient engineering that once supplied water to the town of Nîmes.

From Avignon: All Provence in one Day

From Avignon: All Provence in one Day

Immerse yourself in the picturesque region of Provence on a comprehensive day trip departing from Avignon. See all of the local highlights, including hilltop villages with colorful homes, historic monuments, and mountain landscapes. Begin your journey with a visit to the village of Roussillon and its colorful houses. On Thursdays, take the opportunity to explore the local market. Enjoy a photo stop at the panorama view point facing the village of Gordes. Then drive to Fontaine de Vaucluse and take a walk up to the cave from which the River Sorgues emerges. Stop at the charming town of Saint-Rémy de Provence to discover its city center. Have some free time in Les Baux de Provence to explore the medieval fortress, located on a rocky spur in the Alpilles region. Continue to the Pont du Gard and visit the best-preserved aqueduct of the Roman period. This full-day will return to Avignon in the middle of the day, lunch on your own during the day.

From Avignon: In the Footsteps of Van Gogh in Provence

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. In Arles, follow in his footsteps at the sites that inspired Starry Night, Maison Jaune, Café Terrace at Night, and others. In Saint Rémy, follow some reproductions of his famous works and visit St. Paul de Mausole Asylum where he was interned.

From Aix-en-Provence: Arles, Les Baux & Saint-Rémy Day Tour

From Aix-en-Provence: Arles, Les Baux & Saint-Rémy Day Tour

This full-day tour from Aix-en-Provence takes you on a discovery of Provence, visiting Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, Les Baux-de-Provence, and Arles. Upon arrival in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence you will have some free time to explore the town including, on a Wednesday, the open-air market, one of the most picturesque in Provence. You will also make a photo stop at the Roman monuments and at Saint-Paul-de-Mausole, the hospital where the painter Van Gogh was interned from 1889 to 1890. You will then explore the exceptional village of Les Baux-de-Provence. The village has kept the narrow streets from the Middle Ages and the imposing ruins of a castle. From the rocky spur you can admire the breathtaking view of the exceptional scenery. Continuing on to Arles, and follow the footsteps of Van Gogh to discover the places where he created his most famous paintings dating back to 1888. Arles is also famous worldwide for its Roman heritage. The weekly market is on saturday morning : Arles is definitely a must-to-see!

From Arles: Alpilles Regional Park Provence 4x4 Safari

From Arles: Alpilles Regional Park Provence 4x4 Safari

After getting picked up from the meeting point in Arles, climb into an all-terrain 4x4 vehicle and set off into the heart of the Alpilles Regional Park, a small range of low mountains in Provence. As you drive, admire Roman ruins, vines, and olive trees spread out as far as the eye can see.  Pass through the picturesque villages of Saint Remy and Baux de Provence, where you will make a 30-minute stop to explore on foot. Stroll through this prestigious historic settlement which offers extraordinary views over the surrounding countryside. Next, visit an olive mill and savor delicious local oils. Your guide, motivated by their passion for provençal culture will unveil the hidden secrets of the region.

From Marseille: Saint Rémy de Provence, Les Baux and Arles

From Marseille: Saint Rémy de Provence, Les Baux and Arles

Visit Saint Rémy de Provence, picturesque and relaxing Provencal town. Photo stop at the Roman monuments «Les Antiques». Possibility to visit the recreation of Van Gogh's bedroom in Saint-Paul de Mausole. Enjoy the weekly market on Wednesdays. Free time in Les Baux de Provence, medieval fortress located on a rocky spur in the Alpilles region. Stroll in the foot steps of Van Gogh in Arles : discover the places which inspired him in his work. The city is also famous for its Roman heritage. The weekly market is on Saturday morning : Arles is definitely a must-see ! Lunch on your own during the day. NB : On certain days, a quick drive through Aix en Provence to pick up and drop off passengers may be included.

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

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.

From Avignon: Arles, Les Baux-de-Provence & Saint-Rémy Tour

From Avignon: Arles, Les Baux-de-Provence & Saint-Rémy Tour

Explore the Roman city of Arles, where you will visit the Amphitheatre (entry tickets included). Walk inside the medieval village of Les Baux-de-Provence, listed among the most beautiful villages of France, which was entirely built with limestone. Visit one of the mills in Les Baux-de-Provence and taste their olive oils. Take pictures in front of the Antiques in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence (a mausoleum and a Roman arch) and taste delicious candied fruits in a local factory. Love the home made picnic with fresh products from local farmers when you choose to start the tour in the morning.

Aix-en-Provence: Arles, Saint Rémy, and Les Baux Day Trip

Aix-en-Provence: Arles, Saint Rémy, and Les Baux Day Trip

Explore 3 stunning gems on this full day tour to Arles, listed by Unesco as a World Heritage Site because of the number of Roman Monuments, the village of Saint-Rémy de Provence, where Van Gogh lived for a year and the village of Les Baux de Provence, an outstanding medieval village. Meet your English speaking local guide In the morning, we will come and pick you up at the tourism office in Aix en Provence. Meet your English speaking driver/guide who will go over the itinerary and program of the day with you. Then board your premium A/C vehicle and begin your small group tour led by a local guide. Arles Town Visit Discover the Historic city of Arles, a fortified town listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Participate in a walking tour of the historic center to visit the most emblematic monuments of the town including the Amphitheater, the Antique Theater or Saint Trophime church. The Roman City & Sites The Roman Amphitheater was built at the end of the 1st Century to the North of the town. It is part of a general extension of Arles and was built at the same period of time as the baths. It is larger than the one located in Nîmes and could welcome up to 25.000 spectators. Antique Games will be held within until the fall of the Roman Empire. The building of the Antique Theatre was requested by Emperor Auguste. It could welcome up to 10.000 spectators at a time. Only part of the Theater remains but it is still one of the most well preserved in France. The Roman Forum Located at the intersection of the Cardo (north-south axis) and the Decumanus (east-west axis), the Roman Forum of Arles is made up of a great square of which only two fragments still exist. What is interesting about the Forum in Arles are the foundations as it is built on a cryptoporticus, which is a covered corridor or passageway. The cryptoporticus were known to be used as storage areas in other towns but the one in Arles is, however, too damp for prolonged storage and may have served as a barracks for public slaves. Saint-Rémy de Provence Arrive in Saint Remy de Provence, one of the prettiest villages of the area. The village is known to be a summer hot spot for chic parisians, yet it is still possible to find some quiet areas within the village, as there are many small squares scattered all over. After the visit, free time for personal discovery and lunch. For your information, there is a beautiful Provence Market on Wednesdays. Les Baux de Provence Drive to the Alpilles mountain region that is famous for its vineyards and olive trees. Reach the medieval hilltop village of les Baux-de-Provence built on a rocky spur and from where you will have a breathtaking view of the surrounding Provence Countryside. Enjoy some free time to stroll and explore the narrow streets, Art galleries and the remains of a 10th century fortress.

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What people are saying about Saint-Rémy-de-Provence

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Our day trip touring around the sites and small villages surrounding Avignon was wonderful. Our guide Bridgette was fabulous. She had excellent historical and current knowledge of the area and knew all the spots of interest to visit. We saw many different villages and were given plenty of time to explore the places we visited. I would highly recommend this tour and Bridgette as a guide.

Our guide, Florian, was excellent. His command of English and his knowledge of the area were both first class. We visited all the sites as advertised. When booking we were well aware that in visiting three sites in one afternoon, time at each one would be limited, but we felt that we were well informed prior to each arrival, and each visit was a pleasure.

This was an excellent all day trip for a feel of Provence is all about. R went in an air conditioned Mercedes van with a very safe and knowledgeable driver/ guide who shared a lot of history and stories. Making it a fun and interesting day. I would highly recommend this tour and our guide David.

Our guide Florian was knowledgeable about each area we visited. And very helpful. I left my phone in his van and he chased us down to return it to me.

We enjoyed all the places we visited. Every stop was unique. It was the perfect way to see so much of Provence. We would totally recommend.