Day Trip To Provence And Avignon By Train

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 Day
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Paris Gare de Lyon, Place Louis-Armand, 75571 Paris, France
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Visit Avignon and experience the magnificent beauty of Provence on a full-day trip from Paris by TGV, France's high-speed train. Enjoy the scenic landscapes surrounding the town of Avignon and visit the Pope's Palace, one of the biggGare de l|est Gothic palaces in Europe. See the Roman ruins in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, enjoy a tour with your expert local guide around the picturesque village of Les Baux de Provence, and visit Pont du Gard, a famous Roman bridge.

Highlights

  • Rail Tour
  • All entrance fees included
  • Informative, friendly, and professional guide
  • Day trip (destination A to B)

Know More about this tour

Book a day trip from Paris to Avignon and Provence by the TGV train, and you will get a taste of the South of France.

Below is a well-drafted itinerary that is typically followed during this day trip to Avignon and Provence.

Board the clean and fast TGV train early morning from Paris. As the train makes its way through the French countryside, you get to admire the Rhone Valley and the picturesque Burgundy. Upon arrival in Avignon, head to the Pope’s Palace (Palais des Papes), one of Europe’s largGare de l|est Gothic palaces and part of the Unesco World Heritage site known as the Historic Centre of Avignon: Papal Palace, Episcopal Ensemble and Avignon Bridge. Tour the palace independently, listening to recorded narration about how Avignon became the City of the Popes.

You then have some free time at your leisure. Get some delicious lunch (at your own expense) and wander through the historic center. Then aboard the coach along with your guide and make way towards Provence.

Stop for a photo op of the Roman ruins Les Antiques at St Remy de Provence, where Nostradamus was born, and then head to Les Baux de Provence, a medieval village perched on a rocky cliff, more than 800 feet (245 meters) in the air. Take a walking tour of the village on your own, exploring its historical buildings and market stalls where you can purchase souvenirs like perfume and olive oil.

Then visit Pont du Gard, a World Heritage-listed Roman aqueduct, one of the bGare de l|est-preserved of its kind. Enjoy a bit of free time here to take photos and admire the postcard-perfect setting!

Now it is time for the return journey to Paris by boarding the train in Avignon.

Inclusions

Visit on your own the Baux de Provence

Visit on your own the Palais des Papes with audio guide

Expert local guide

Exclusions

Gratuities

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Food and drinks, unless specified

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at the time of booking

Child prices are not available, adult prices apply to all travelers

Not wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Near public transportation

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

Traveler Reviews

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  • 07-Oct-2019

    Don't waste your money 5 am to midnight and you see 2 things for an hour. The guide was not interested in being there at all.

  • 09-Aug-2017

    Well, all the spot was fantastic.., but the train ride really tiring.., though it was clean and fast.. mabye it just because of the distance. The tour itself, well the guide.. wasn't explain that much, he basicly just drove us from one spot to another and tell us what time we got to get back.

  • 01-Mar-2017

    Best trip ever. Totally escorted onto train in Paris, then met by local Provence driver in minvan. Exceptional experience. Loved every single second of the day - felt like longer, too.

  • 18-May-2016

    Absolutely recommended if you want a day to get just a taste of the South of France. From Paris, to the train station, to Avignon, the guides were knowledgeable and helpful. We would have liked to spent more of the sites the walled city of Avignon, Les Baux de Provence and Pont du Gard but we expected to be on a tight schedule since it was only a day. But even just the experience of riding the high speed TGV was also a highlight for us - less than a three hour ride to such beautiful sites. Only means we will visit again for a longer trip because there is just so much to see an experience.

  • 13-Aug-2015

    This was an interesting tour however I was disappointed that I did not see any lavender fields. The brochure and description/photos of the tour gave you the impression that you would.

    This year the lavender fields were harvested early so I do understand that. However, my understanding is that they really didn't have many, if any, lavender fields in the areas that this tour covers. This was a little disappointing but it was still great to see Avignon, the Popes Palace, the Pont du Gard, etc.

  • 07-Aug-2015

    With only one free day available on our Paris trip, this tour is worth the time and cost if you want to see a bit of Provence. Up early and nearly 6 hours going and coming on the comfortable, high-speed train, but you get to see quite a bit in a short time in Avignon and the surrounding area. We were very pleased.

  • 10-Apr-2015

    The trip was fantastic. The guide was knowledgeable and friendly. Sufficient time were provided to explore the various attractions on our own. It was really value for money.

  • 10-Aug-2014

    ideally one would be able to spend a few days in provence and explore Avignon, however you have a limited amount of time this is a good introduction to the region. There was nearly 2 hours between the meeting time at the tourist office and the train departure. if at all possible there might better use of the time if they could book an earlier train so that there were be more time to explore in Avignon.

  • 08-Oct-2013

    It was a wonderfull experiencia. Everything World on time and as expected. Two magnificente guides join us and who was with us form Avignon is a very gol done

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  • 05-Oct-2013

    We were very upset because your local Paris guide made us come in at 6:30 am when our train did not leave till 8:45. We had to sit and wait when our hotel was so close. Also we did not have enough time on our own to explore or shop and I was disappointing that we did not get to see more small towns

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