France | Provence Itinerary
(Host City: Avignon, France (AVN))
Day 1: Avignon
Day 2: Uzès
Day 3: Uzès
Day 4: St-Rémy-de-Provence
Day 5: St-Rémy-de-Provence
Day 6: St-Rémy-de-Provence
Day 7: Avignon (departure)
Quotes From the Field:
“I liked the whole experience. This was the best trip I’ve ever taken!”
Howard Snyder - Rock Hill, South Carolina
Provence Bike Tours
Rambling vineyards, rich history and world-renowned cuisine
The magnificent region of Provence offers an ideal mix of dry climate, picturesque hill towns, Roman ruins and landscapes blanketed in lavender, sunflowers, vineyards and olive groves.
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- Walk in the footsteps of six successive Popes at the medieval Palais des Papes in Avignon
- Pedal to the 2,000-year-old Pont du Gard aqueduct, an engineering marvel constructed in places of six-ton stone blocks
- Stroll the narrow streets of Uzès, where imposing medieval towers offer postcard-perfect views of the city and surrounding countryside
- Taste the difference between the black tanche and buttery green picholine olive at an open-air market in St-Rémy-de-Provence
- Pedal the chalky limestone hills of the Alpilles surrounding Les Baux-de-Provence
- Step into a Van Gogh canvas of cornfields, sunflowers and drawbridges in Arles
- Savor a well-earned meal of bouillabaisse, topped off with a sweet Beaumes-de-Venise dessert wine, a plate of fromage de chèvre or a bowl of lavender-infused sorbet
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7 days/6 nightsNight 1: Hotel Mercure Pont d’Avignon
Located in a pleasant and a quiet area, the Hotel Mercure Pont d’Avignon is set in the heart of Provence, close to the famous Palace of Popes. The elegantly furnished rooms are equipped with a host of modern amenities.Nights 2-3: Château d’Arpaillargues
Secretly hidden behind thick walls, the Château of Arpaillargues has all the sweet charm of a Provencal stately home. A historical chateau, Arpaillargues has always been associated with literature as Marie de Flavigny, countess of Agoult, lived here. Her home was since restored and today it is an elegant, discreet residence at the heart of the Uzès countryside.
Nights 4-6: Hotel les Ateliers de l’Image
Hotel Les Ateliers de L'Image offers guests a contemporary and refined universe in the heart of Saint Remy de Provence. Since this hotel was established around a photography theme, you can enjoy a dedicated gallery with a private collection, projection hall, and fully equipped photo-labs. Hotel Les Ateliers de L'Image has been featured in Condé Nast Traveler
as one of 80 Best New Hip Hotels.
A few more reasons why you've gotta go…
1. The Roman archeology: From the stunning amphitheater to ruins positioned around narrow medieval streets, historic churches and shady terraces, it’s probably why Van Gogh had his most prolific period at Arles.
2. The fashions: Shop for brightly-colored cotton tank tops, elegant long skirts and matching accessories at the lively market in St-Rémy-de-Provence.
3. The farms: They’re a great place to get closer to nature, savor delicious products, and learn about an interesting and traditional way of life.
4. The pink flamingos: You can see them wandering freely at the nature reserve of The Camargue, a wind-swept river delta bordering the Mediterranean Sea.