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Arles, Les Baux and Saint Remy de Provence from Marseille

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Arles, Les Baux and Saint Remy de Provence from Marseille

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icon10 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 2 more

Overview

Experience Van Gogh’s vivid and picturesque Provence on this full-day tour from Marseille! Journey to the seaside town of Arles – where Van Gogh fully realized his signature style – to visit key sites like the ancient Arles amphitheater, Saint-Trophime church and the setting of Le café de nuit. Continue to Saint-Rémy-de-Provence to see the triumphal arch and funeral monument, and to the hilltop village of Les Baux de Provence.
  • Day trip from Marseille to Arles, Les Baux and Saint Remy de Provence
  • Small group tour has a maximum of eight people, ensuring personalized attention
  • See Van Gogh's café in Arles
  • Have lunch on your own in Les Baux de Provence
  • Visit an olive property
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Local guide
Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
Gratuities
Food and drink, unless specified
Entrance fees to monuments and museums
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Radisson Blu Hotel, Marseille Vieux Port , 38-40 Quai de Rive Neuve, 13007 Marseille, France
8:00 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
Your 8.5-hour tour of picturesque Provence begins with morning pickup by minivan at Marseille Vieux Port. Enjoy scenic views of the Plain of La Crau as you travel to your first stop, the ancient city of Arles. Soak up the idyllic atmosphere of this stunning seaside town, known to many as the landscape for Van Gogh’s famous paintings La maison jaune and Le jardin de l'hotel Dieu. Admire the sites that inspired the artist such as Les Arènes d’Arles (the Arles amphitheater), the church of Saint Trophime and Forum Place – the setting for the Van Gogh’s famous Cafe Terrace at Night (Le café de nuit).

Next, head north to Les Baux de Provence, stopping at the medieval Montmajour Abbey and the Mill of Daudet, where French novelist Alphonse Daudet set his famous work Letters from My Windmill. In Baux, take some free time to explore the historic center and get some lunch (own expense). Admire the town's many original 16th-century houses and main attractions such as the Museum of Santons, the Hôtel des Porcelets and St Vincent Church before departing. 

Then travel to your final stop, Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, to see ‘Les Antiques,’ a funeral monument and triumphal arch that formed part of the ancient Graeco-Roman city of Glanum. Perched within view of Saint-Paul-de-Mausole asylum where Van Gogh was institutionalized, this site became a natural subject of his. 

Your full-day tour ends with return to Marseille Vieux Port in the evening.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Saint-Remy-de-Provence
Enjoy the open-air market on wednesday
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Les Antiques
Photo stop
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Les Baux de Provence
Free time in the medieval village
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Carrieres des Lumieres
Possibility to attend the light and sound show. (closed from Jan.6th to March 2nd). Tickets on your own.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Arles
Free time to discover the Roman heritage and the places painted by Vna Gogh
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Amphitheatre (les Arenes)
Photo stop
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Theatre Antique
Photo stop
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Eglise St-Trophime
Photo stop
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Van Gogh Cafe (Cafe La Nuit)
Photo stop
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Provence Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Arles, Les Baux and Saint Remy de Provence from Marseille?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Arles, Les Baux and Saint Remy de Provence from Marseille.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Arles, Les Baux and Saint Remy de Provence from Marseille?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Arles, Les Baux and Saint Remy de Provence from Marseille.

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Wonderful day
Thomas_G
, Jul 2018
Victorine was the perfect hostess. A beautiful drive and a most informative guide. This was the highlite of our visit. Ask for Victorine. She was the best!
star-4
We were picked up at the Marseille...
VASANT P B
, May 2017
We were picked up at the Marseille tourist office by our driver/guide Lucy. She spoke very good English and was an excellent driver. Once we left the city of Marseille the landscape changed to a beautiful meandering meadows with rocks and grass and trees. Many cypresses and olive trees. Arles was everything we expected in an artist's places and Les Beaux was very beautiful. St. Remy added to the enjoyment of traveling in these beautiful and historic villages. We had lunch if Les Baux which was OK. There were many good restaurants in this tourist place and I am sure if we had some more time we would have found a better place to eat. The small winding pedestrian roads are lined up with touristy stuff and eating places. I don't see how anybody could have a bad experience in this town.
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Very disappointed that our driver...
Roger M
, Jun 2015
Very disappointed that our driver skipped both the Abbey and the Mill. Important sites that we paid to see but we were short of time as two passengers were picked up over and hour out of the way. I thought this was a tour out of Marseille, not Aix-en-Provence!!!!
star-4
After a bit of confusion about the...
Robert H
, Dec 2014
After a bit of confusion about the pick up we met our driver and found that we were the only two people on the tour that day. An excellent tour, particularly St Remy and Les Baux and one I would recommend to anyone
star-5
Fantastic tour! It takes you to many...
Yogesh J
, May 2014
Fantastic tour! It takes you to many wonderful and exciting places that are not as well known as the coastal towns. To spend time in the area where Van Gogh painted many of his famous paintings, wander through Roman theaters and ruins, walk through castles and enjoy fabulous vistas makes this a very memorable excursion. The guide, Gail, though somewhat inexperienced, made up by being very helpful, enthusiastic and pleasant. I would highly recommend the tour.
star-5
Great tour guide, personal attention...
N I H
, Sep 2012
Great tour guide, personal attention and tailoring of trip to suit us. Loved the places visited and the ease of travel!
star-5
Virginia is very good and thoroughly...
Yanna
, Aug 2011
Virginia is very good and thoroughly enjoyed. The downside is Provence Tour was bought by another company and the phone number was disconnected. I suggest Viator should provide the update phone number. I wasted two days trying to contact the tour company on the number indicated on the voucher.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2011
Thanks for your honest feedback. We’ve contacted our local supplier and are following up to ensure this does not happen again.
star-5
Our guide and driver made our trip to...
Raymond W
, Sep 2008
Our guide and driver made our trip to Provence very special. A full day out with lots to see, I would recommend this trip to all.
star-5
Excellent tour; guide very...
Sally C
, Jul 2008
Excellent tour; guide very knowledgeable of area. She customized the tour as day went on to meet our needs and requests. Showed us many places 'off the beaten path' that most tourists do not get to see. Would highly recommend this tour for visiting Provence. Absolutely delightful day.
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It was Easter Saturday and the guide...
Graham B
, Apr 2007
It was Easter Saturday and the guide was unable to find a parking spot in Arles. So onto Les Baux which we enjoyed immensely. Unable to get into olive farm so onto Saint Remy. Unfortunately Roman Arch, etc. unable to be seen because being repaired. Did manage to see bridge which Van Gogh painted and the mental hospital where he stayed. Trip should not have been planned for that day. Previous day with same guide to Avignon fantastic.

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