Les Baux de Provence and Carrières de Lumières Tour from Avignon

Highlights

  • Begin your wine tasting tour with afternoon pickup from your Avignon hotel. Grab a comfortable seat and watch the city give way to verdant hills as you travel south to Les Baux-de-Provence – a fortified medieval village carved straight from the limestone-rich earth. Stretch your legs with a brief stroll through cobblestone streets, admiring the town’s original 16th-century houses and panoramic views of the stunning Provençal countryside. Reconvene with your small group and head to a local olive mill to sample quality Appellation d'Origine Controlée (AOC) oils. As you tour the mill, learn more about the AOC standard that governs product quality and characteristics. Watch olives being pressed and taste the rich, fruity oils made by delicately blending different olives.   Afterward, travel to the foothills of the Alpilles mountain range (Chaîne des Alpilles) to tour a distinguished winery. While at the estate, you’ll learn about the complex characteristics that make up the region’s rich soil and define Les Baux wines. Abiding by strict standards and lasting traditions, most of this region’s wine production is organic and biodynamic. After a stroll through the facilities, indulge in a sampling of several fine wines before heading back to Avignon.

Summary

Begin your wine tasting tour with afternoon pickup from your Avignon hotel. Grab a comfortable seat and watch the city give way to verdant hills as you travel south to Les Baux-de-Provence – a fortified medieval village carved straight from the limestone-rich earth. Stretch your legs with a brief stroll through cobblestone streets, admiring the town’s original 16th-century houses and panoramic views of the stunning Provençal countryside. Reconvene with your small group and head to a local olive mill to sample quality Appellation d'Origine Controlée (AOC) oils. As you tour the mill, learn more about the AOC standard that governs product quality and characteristics. Watch olives being pressed and taste the rich, fruity oils made by delicately blending different olives.   Afterward, travel to the foothills of the Alpilles mountain range (Chaîne des Alpilles) to tour a distinguished winery. While at the estate, you’ll learn about the complex characteristics that make up the region’s rich soil and define Les Baux wines. Abiding by strict standards and lasting traditions, most of this region’s wine production is organic and biodynamic. After a stroll through the facilities, indulge in a sampling of several fine wines before heading back to Avignon.

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4 hours 30 minutes
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Why take this tour?

Drive to to Les Baux de Provence and discover its world-famous scenery of olive trees. After admiring stunning views from the hilltop town, head to the light and sound show of Les Carrières de Lumières (entrance included). Numbers are limited to eight on this small-group tour, ensuring you'll enjoy personalized attention from your guide.

What’s included?

  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan

  • Driver/guide

  • Carrières de Lumières ticket entrance

  • Entry/Admission - Carrieres des Lumieres

  • Gratuities

  • Food and drinks, unless specified

  • Hotel pick up / drop off

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  • Duration: 4h 30m

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    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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