Fantastic fun – Wonderful! everyone should experience it because there is no words to explain &our guide was very good educative fun co-operative.
Arles, Saint Remy & Les Baux De Provence
Discover the Magic of Arles, Saint Remy & Les Baux De Provence
Explore 3 stunning gems listed by Unesco as a World Heritage Site
Admire the Roman triumphal arch and Mausoleum
Breathtaking view of the surrounding Provence Countryside
English speaking driver/guide
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€650 total price – From 2 to 8 passengers maximum
Approximately 8 hours
Private full-day sightseeing tour
Minimum 2 people, maximum 8
Larger groups please contact us
Pick-up and drop-off at your accommodation in Aix en Provence center
- English-speaking qualified guide/driver
- Sites as mentioned in the itinerary
- Travel in recent, fully equipped minivans
- Small group option – maximum 8 passengers per group
- Free WiFi access on board
- Bottled water in the vehicles
- Entrance fees or tasting fees unless mentioned
- Personal insurance & expenses
- Meals & drinks
- Gratuities for the driver/guide
Experience a private full-day guided tour to the town of Arles and the authentic Provence villages of Saint-Remy and Les Baux de Provence from Aix en Provence. 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 medieval village.
In the morning we will come and pick you up at your centrally located accommodation in Aix en Provence. We can also pick up from a centrally located meeting point if you are staying in rental accommodation. Meet your English speaking driver/guide who will go over the itinerary and program of the day with you. Then board your comfortable A/C vehicle and begin your private tour led by a local guide.
Arles Town Visit
Discover the historic Roman 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 Arena, the Amphitheater or Saint Trophime church. The town was also home to Vincent Van Gogh and if you are interested in the life of the artist then don’t hesitate to ask for the visit of the Van Gogh Cafe and Hospital. After the visit, we will move on to Saint Remy de Provence.
Saint-Rémy de Provence
Along the way, before reaching the small village of Saint Rémy, enjoy a photo stop on the Plateau des Antiques to admire the Roman triumphal arch and Mausoleum. Visit Saint-Paul de Mausole where Van Gogh stayed a year. This lunatic asylum is where the artist voluntarily admitted himself after his breakdown in December 1888 that resulted in the self-mutilation of his left ear. It is during his stay here that he will achieve some of his most famous paintings including the starry night. 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 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 explore the narrow streets, galleries and the remains of a 10th-century fortress. Visit the Carrières de Lumiere, a unique light and sound show in Europe located in an ancient limestone quarry (entrance tickets not included) where the natural 14-meter high limestone walls act like giant screens.
After the visit of Les Baux de Provence village, we will return to Aix en Provence and that will be the end of our services.
Good to Know
- English speaking tour
- Minimum number of 2 participants applies
- Prices are per group of 8 people maximum
- Tour is not wheelchair accessible
- Our standard cancellation policy applies to this tour
Very informative and relaxed tour – Our guide was great and gave us ample time to tour and relax. She was very knowledgeable and stayed on time.
Efficient and knowledgeable – Friendly, knowledgeable and efficiently organised. We loved the fact that Alain, our guide, was as excited about visiting the estates as we were. We have used them twice already and will certainly do so again.
Loved every minute of it! – We had a wonderful guide Delphine. She took very good care of us! It was great!
The Ophorus Difference
Contagious Enthusiasm – ‘We had the most terrific guide! Very knowledgeable and enthusiastic’ – Virginia B. (Delaware, US)
Flexibility – ‘The guides really took an interest in what WE wanted to do’ Paul C. (UK)
Area Locals – ‘He was so much more than a driver. He really added local color and local flavor.’ Daniel W. (Georgia, US)
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