Van Gogh In Provence Small-Group Day Trip - Avignon

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Office de Tourisme d'Avignon, 41 Cours Jean Jaurès, 84000 Avignon, 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

Follow in the footsteps of a Post-Impressionist master on this 4- to 5-hour Van Gogh in Provence small-group day trip. Follow in Van Goghs footsteps through the Roman ruins in St-Rmy de Provence. Wander the cobbled streets of Les Baux de Provence with your guide, and admire the Museum of Santons and the St Vincent Church. Visit UNESCO-listed Arles and discover many of the sites which stirred Van Goghs creativity. Enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to eight people.

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After choosing the start time to suit your schedule, meet your guide and hop aboard your air-conditioned minivan at your hotel in Avignon then head out of the city to begin your Van Gogh in Provence day trip. Considered by many to be among the finest painters of his generation, Van Gogh spent a number of years in Provence and it was here that he produced popular works such as Cypresses, Irises and The Starry Night.

Stop first among the olive groves and cypress trees at Les Antiques in St-Rmy de Provence, a beautiful landscape of Roman ruins painted on many occasions by Van Gogh. Admire highlights such as the triumphal arch and the funeral monument with your guide, and learn how they inspired the master during his time in the south of France. Visit the Saint-Paul Asylum (own expense), where Van Gogh painted his Wheat Field series from May 1889 to May 1890.

Continue on to Les Baux de Provence, an ancient village nestled on a limestone outcrop high in the rolling Provenal hills. Explore the cobbled streets of its historic center and take in top attractions such as the Museum of Santons, the Htel des Porcelets (a beautiful 16th-century house) and the Romanesque St Vincent Church.

From April, 2017, you will enjoy the audiovisual show in the Carrieres de Lumieres (Quarry of Light): reproductions of famous paintings are displayed on the walls of the quarry while music is on. The show is closed in January and February, more time will be allowed in the village of Les Baux during this period.

Next, walk in Van Goghs footsteps during a tour of Arles a UNESCO World Heritage site. Learn about its rich Roman history at the ancient amphitheatre, and discover the sites which inspired this talented artist to produce famous works such as The Yellow House and The Night Caf. Afterward, enjoy a little free time to explore Arles at your leisure.

When your time in Arles comes to an end, hop back aboard your minivan for the return journey to your hotel in Avignon, where your Provence day trip will come to an end.

Inclusions

Driver/guide

Transport by air-conditioned minivan (8 seats)

Carrieres de Lumiere show

Exclusions

Gratuities

Food and drinks, unless specified

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

Traveler Reviews

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  • 19-Sep-2018

    This tour name is extremely misleading. I honestly thought being in the epicenter of Arles and St. Remy that you could easily spend 4-5 hours discussing Van Gogh's work. When I brought this up to our tour guide, he thought if it this truly was the content, the tour would not be sellable. When I was doing my own research on Arles, the city had a map of 9 Van Gogh paintings that were made within the city limits and walkable.

    The tour had a walk through Arles to see the arena, some roman ruins and 2 Van Gogh pics. There was only 30 minutes of free time to pursue other Van Gogh options which were not possible. No time to visit the Van Gogh foundation either.

    The other false advertising is the group is suppose to be 8 people. For the Arles walkthrough we were combined with another group and became 16 for this segment. What really became frustrating is the other group was on an all day tour, which gave them an opportunity to go into the asylum hospital where Van Gogh stayed. Our group was brought to the front of the property and given 15 minutes not enough time to go in and see it there is a separate admission charge.

    Very disappointing. This tour needs a serious rework on the Van Gogh side.
    The only positive was the multimedia Picasso show in Les Baux en Provence. This was awesome- 45 minutes. Happy to have stayed longer. This was worth it! Loved this.

  • 03-Aug-2017

    Wonderful memory we had. The guide was very nice and kind !!
    We wanted to stay longer at St. Remi Hospital.
    We hope we could have this tour again.

  • 04-Jun-2017

    We saw many places Van Gogh was, in and around Arles, briefly stopping by the hospital outside St Remedy. I enjoyed the tour and thape scenery of southern France. To learn more, go to the Van Gogh museum in Arles.

  • 08-Feb-2017

    I've always loved Van Gogh, I think since reading a biography about him in the 90's and going to the Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam. But after this tour, and seeing the places he lived in Provence and at times standing seemingly on the spots he stood while painting, I have a different level of respect for the man as a painter and a person. THIS is what I have to say about this tour. Need I say more?

  • 02-Nov-2016

    This was not quite the tour we were expecting. My granddaughter was very disappointed that we did not get to see Van Gogh's hospital room which was included in the description of the tour. We would have liked to have gone to the bridge near Arles where one or some of the earliest Starry Night paintings were painted. Instead of focusing on Van Gogh the tour included some Roman ruins which were interesting but had nothing to do with Van Gogh.

  • 06-Aug-2016

    Příjemný výlet s velmi dobře připravenou průvodkyní, měli jsme dost prostoru na samostatné prohlídky na všech místech, kterými jsme projížděli

  • 20-Jul-2016

    Good day trip! Pleasant guide and nice way to see other cities of the Provence area, while learning a little about Van Gogh's time there.

  • 27-May-2016

    Our Tour Guide, Adeline, please excuse the spelling was very good and informative. Her driving was smooth and steady so no one ended up sick. The tour section of Arles is something I would have liked longer, but that is easily said when I know nothing of the city. We loved Les Baux and the chance to wander. This is such a beautiful town. The crown of the tour was the hospital where Van Gogh stayed. I expected something almost morbid, but it was quite the opposite. I would not liked to have been a customer of the hospital, but the colours and scenery were fabulous. Being able to be where Vincent himself was just blew me away. This was a very enjoyable tour.

  • 19-May-2016

    Was disappointed that the company did not have other people interested in this tour. They kindly transferred my booking to the Luberon and Lavender Museum tour. The hilltop towns of Gordes and Roussillon were beautiful and worth the visit.

  • 22-Sep-2015

    Slightly bummed. I really loved the tour but the guide made a slight modification. I suppose he had good intentions but I didn't really feel as though he focused on Van Gogh. He changed the details around us to have us experience a festival that was taking place. We all did agree to this but we were not told we wouldn't have the opportunity to tour the Asylum which was my plan!. The Asylum is on the agenda with the option to tour it at our own expense. As it turned out, the festival included running of the bulls. No one wanted to see that and our guide seemed so confused by it. We all happened to be animal lovers and were against bull running!! Because of this we only had 15 minutes to view the asylum and a couple of monuments. The Asylum tour is 45 minutes so I had to skip it. We also never stopped in the cute town of St. Remy but only drove through it. We spent an hour at Les Beaux. Though cool I would rather have spent the time touring Van Gogh's asylum! Nice, polite tour guide though with best of intentions. This means I will have to go back. This time, on my own, no tour.

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