Baux de provence village
Red Cliffs in Roussillon (Les Ocres), Provence, France
Carrières de Lumières
Abbey of Senanque
La Caume plateau
Get to know the authentic villages of Provence
A 5-day tour of some of the most beautiful villages of France between the Luberon and Alpilles foothills. Gape at the abbey of Sénanque, wander around the Alpilles National Park, admire the views from Baux de Provence and explore Avignon and its palace. This provençal itinerary is depicted by the mild and inimitable way of life of Provence.
Ref : 146
Forty kilometres from Avignon, perched on a rock, Baux-de-Provence commands a fine panorama over the Alpilles, Luberon, Mont Ventoux and Cévennes. A former fortress and historic houses blend into the extraordinary rocky landscape. Nature lovers will be in seventh heaven in the heart of the Alpilles Regional Park (don’t miss La Caume plateau) before tacking back to spend the evening at Baux-de-Provence.
My Trip Tailor advice : Book in advance for a show at the Carrières de Lumières.
Spend a second enjoyable day touring the surrounding towns, a combination of art, legend and history. The cafés along Avenue des Lices, Camargue bull races and ferias for the fans and Photography Encounters of Arles (25km) cannot fail but appeal. You could also wander around the medieval lanes of Tarascon (20km), indulge in shopping spree at the headquarters of the characteristic Souleiado fabric factory. Return to the elegant town of Avignon, home in particular to the Fontaine de Vaucluse.
One of the highlights of Luberon, Gordes is home to the historic Bories village (characteristic of the Mediterranean region) and Sénanque abbey. Keep going as far as the Ochre Trail on the ruddy soil of Roussillon. Finally, make your way up to Venasque, one of the most beautiful villages of France. Its 11C baptistery is remarkable
In the heart of the Alpilles foothills, Saint-Rémy paints a postcard picture of Provence with its boulevards shaded by plane trees, café terraces flooded in sunshine, maze of lanes and squares with tinkling fountains and scent of thyme and rosemary on market day. Glorious !
Then up to the Roman site of the Antiques plateau, in particular the city of Glanum, abandoned in the 3C. Before heading back, go to Ansouis and admire its 13C castle.
My Trip Tailor advice : It would be a crime to miss the remarkable 15C castle of Lourmarin.
Now head to Avignon, capital of the popes in the 14C. In 1995, the Papal Palace and its emblematic Saint-Bénezet bridge became a UNESCO world heritage site. Running from north to south, the main street of Rue de la République is riddled with lively passages and lined in café terraces, restaurants and shops. Book yourself on a tour with commentary of the town on board a small tourist train or a boat trip down the Rhône, which will be a great hit with children.
My Trip Tailor advice : North of Venasque, towards Mont Ventoux, don’t miss the impressive Castellaras viewpoint.
Trips designed byexperts
Numerous activities and accomodation choices
Quality services guaranteed at a fair price
One-time reservation and payment
Customer service to help you book online