Full-day private tour of the Medieval Villages Les Baux and St Remy de Provence
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Full-day private tour of the Medieval Villages Les Baux and St Remy de Provence

Free cancellation
Language: English , French
Availability: Every day
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 8 hours
Do this because
  • Discover the medieval villages of Les Baux de Provence and St Rémy de Provence
  • Visit the Carrières de lumière, former quarry with art-based multimedia shows
  • Enjoy the spectacular views of the Alpilles
What to expect

You will discover first the village of Les Baux de Provence, with an informal visit to the Castle after a short walking tour of the small village with time for morning coffee/refreshments at leisure. Les Baux de Provence clings precariously to an ancient rocky cliff. It is a fortified hilltop village, one of the most visited in Provence and you will easily understand its popularity, with its narrow cobbled streets, ancient houses run up to a ruined castle. Where the Baux family ruled from the 9th century 'til 1426 when it was integrated into Provence, subsequently became part of France in 1481. Later the people revolted against integration and Louis XI responded by dismantling the château. You will visit the village and the castle.

You will go then to the Carrières de Lumières, one-time 19th-century quarry Les Grand-Fonds. In the 1960s it found a new function thanks to the visionary genius of Jean Cocteau. You will visit the exhibition and have an Art and Music Immersive Experience. In 2019 it exhibits works of Vincent Van Gogh spanning 7,000 m² of the Carrières. A visual and musical production retracing the intense life of the artist, who in the last years of his life, painted more than 2,000 works.

Afterward, You will have short drive through the countryside and vineyards to the village of St Rémy de Provence, surrounded by lush valleys, ancient streets lined with old houses and built on one of the oldest archeological sites in Europe. where you will explore the village which includes a visit to the impressive Hôtel de Sade, a Renaissance hôtel Particulier built in 1513 by Balthazar de Sade. There are many museums, galleries, and shops - you will have leisure time here to enjoy, maybe do a little souvenir shopping.

You will then be driven through the hillsides of the Alpilles and through the national park returning to Aix-en-Provence or Marseille.

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What's included
  • Pick-up and drop-off in Aix-en-Provence or Marseille (other locations by arrangement - there may be a supplement payable)
  • Travel to all of the destinations and sites mentioned
  • Dedicated guide driver
  • Mineral water in the car
What's not included
  • Admission to the sites mentioned including Monestry St Paul de Mausole in St Rémy, Château des Baux de Provence and the Carrières de Lumières
  • Refreshments, snacks
  • Lunch & wine
  • Guide gratuities
  • Personal expenses
Reduced price
  • Child under 10 years old
  • Youth from 11 to 17
  • Senior from 65 years old
Where
Meeting point:
  • You will be picked up at your hotel, address in Marseille, Avignon or Aix en Provence, or at Gare St Charles in Marseille or at the TGV (high-speed train) station, Aix-en-Provence.
  • Please make sure to be at the pick-up point, 10 minutes before departure
What to remember
  • IMPORTANT INFORMATION: please confirm the pick-up place and time directly with the local operator. You can find their contact information in the voucher after booking
  • The total duration of the tour is 8 hours, assuming pick-up in Aix-en-Provence, or Marseille
  • The tour schedule is flexible to take into account the starting point depending on your location
  • There is a scheduled lunch break, at your leisure, but not included (we can also organize a picnic lunch if preferred)
  • Please remember sunscreen and a sun hat in summer and warm clothing in the winter and comfortable walking shoes
  • Please make sure to be at the pick-up point, 10 minutes before departure
  • If you are staying outside Marseille or Aix en Provence, we can coordinate a pick-up from your address or from Gare St Charles, the mainline train station. (There may be a supplement payable)
  • Available languages: English, French
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When
  • Every day
  • Departure time will be confirmed with your driver/guide
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Provider
OohProvence.com
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 48 hours before the activity begins. If you cancel up to 24 hours before, you can still receive a 50 % refund.

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