In the footsteps of Van Gogh in Provence from Avignon

Highlights

  • Your art historical tour of Provence begins with your pickup by minivan from your Avignon hotel. Over the course of four to five hours, follow in the footsteps of famous artist Vincent Van Gogh, one of the world’s most celebrated painters.  Stop in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence to see Saint-Paul-de-Mausole asylum where Van Gogh was institutionalized, this site became a natural subject of his. An optional tour of the asylum where Van Gogh painted his ‘Wheat Field’ series (own expense).  Next, head to Les Baux de Provence, a fortified medieval city perched on a rocky hilltop in the Provençal hills. In town, wander the narrow stone streets and explore the town's many original 16th-century houses and main attractions such as the Museum of Santons, Hôtel des Porcelets and St Vincent Church before departing.  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. Finish your tour in the UNESCO-listed city of Arles. Admire the sleepy beauty of this riverside town, known to many as the landscape for Van Gogh’s famous paintings La maison jaune and Le jardin de l'hotel Dieu. Take some free time to wander the sun-washed streets and view settings of Van Gogh’s famous works like the Cafe Terrace at Night (Le café de nuit). Your tour ends with return service to your Avignon hotel.

Summary

Your art historical tour of Provence begins with your pickup by minivan from your Avignon hotel. Over the course of four to five hours, follow in the footsteps of famous artist Vincent Van Gogh, one of the world’s most celebrated painters.  Stop in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence to see Saint-Paul-de-Mausole asylum where Van Gogh was institutionalized, this site became a natural subject of his. An optional tour of the asylum where Van Gogh painted his ‘Wheat Field’ series (own expense).  Next, head to Les Baux de Provence, a fortified medieval city perched on a rocky hilltop in the Provençal hills. In town, wander the narrow stone streets and explore the town's many original 16th-century houses and main attractions such as the Museum of Santons, Hôtel des Porcelets and St Vincent Church before departing.  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. Finish your tour in the UNESCO-listed city of Arles. Admire the sleepy beauty of this riverside town, known to many as the landscape for Van Gogh’s famous paintings La maison jaune and Le jardin de l'hotel Dieu. Take some free time to wander the sun-washed streets and view settings of Van Gogh’s famous works like the Cafe Terrace at Night (Le café de nuit). Your tour ends with return service to your Avignon hotel.

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6 hours
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Why take this tour?

Follow in the footsteps of a Post-Impressionist master on this 6-hour Van Gogh in Provence small-group day trip. Visit UNESCO-listed Arles and discover many of the sites which stirred Van Gogh’s creativity. In St-Rémy de Provence, you will visit Saint-Paul de Mausole, the mental hospital where the painter stayed for a year. This is a tour for Van Gogh's lovers.

What’s included?

  • Driver/guide

  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan (8 seats)

  • Saint-Paul de Mausole entrance

  • Entry/Admission - St. Paul de Mausole

  • Gratuities

  • Food and drinks, unless specified

  • Hotel pick up / drop off

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  • Duration: 6h

  • Mobile tickets accepted

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Covid Policy

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Please note that the European sanitary pass or vaccination certificate is mandatory to attend our experiences Social distancing, wearing a mask, disinfecting minivans, bikes and equipment, hydroalcoholic gel available. We strictly apply all the sanitary measures in force

Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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Discover Provence’s ancient roots and winemaking traditions on a half-day tour of the Gigondas and Châteauneuf-du-Pape vineyards from Avignon. Wind through the verdant vineyards of the Rhône Valley to distinguished wine estates in both areas to sample fine wines and learn about local varietals. Explore the ruins of the Pope's formal summer residence in Châteauneuf-du-Pape before heading back to Avignon.

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