The Medieval villages of Les Baux de Provence & St Rémy de Provence private tour
Les Baux de Provence clings precariously to an ancient rocky cliff. A fortified hilltop village one of the most visited in Provence & easy to understand its popularity, narrow cobbled streets, ancient houses run up to a ruined castle. Where the Baux family ruled from the 9th century 'til 1426 when it was integrated into Provence, subsequently became part of France in 1481. Later the people revolted against integration & Louis XI responded by dismantling the château. Our visit explores the village & château. Next to Carrières de Lumières, one time 19th century quarry Les Grand Fonds. In 2019 it exhibits works of Vincent Van Gogh spanning 7,000 m² of the Carrières. A visual & musical production retracing the intense life of the artist, who in the last years of his life, painted more than 2,000 works. Next visit nearby Saint Rémy de Provence. Village, surrounded by lush valleys, ancient streets lined with old houses and built on one of the oldest archeological sites in Europe.Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this productStop At:
Site Archeologique de Glanum, Avenue Vincent Van Gogh, 13210 Saint-Remy-de-Provence France
An ancient city outside Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. Over a century of archaeological excavation on the site at Glanum has revealed an outstanding collection of architectural relics. The local elite made good use of the natural resources, an endless water supply and limestone, to endow the city with monumental decoration that is unique in Provence. Set in the heart of the Alpilles mountains, at a major crossroads, the Gallic city is steeped in Greek and Roman influences and found prosperity from the 2nd century B.C.
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St. Paul de Mausole, off D5 direction Les Baux Next to Glanum, 13210 Saint-Remy-de-Provence France
The monastery is best known for the fact that Vincent van Gogh stayed here from May 1889 to May 1890. A masterpiece of Provencal Romanesque art, the 11th -12th Century cloister backs onto the chapel, in pure Romanesque style, with a façade altered in the 18th Century.
Duration: 1 hourStop At:
Chateau des Baux de Provence, Grand rue, 13520 Les Baux de Provence France
One of the finest historical sites in France and set in what is regarded as one of the most beautiful villages in France.
Duration: 2 hoursStop At:
Carrieres des Lumieres, route de Maillane, 13210 Les Baux de Provence France
The town of Baux-de-Provence entrusted Culturespaces with the management of the quarry, as part of a public service concession agreement. Named ‘Les Carrières de Lumières’, Culturespaces have developed a unique and innovative concept for the site: AMIEX® (Art & Music Immersive Experience).Les Carrières de Lumières opened in March with the exhibition "Gauguin, Van Gogh: Painters in Colour", a musical journey into the colourful world of these two artists, produced by Culturespaces and directed by Gianfranco Iannuzzi, Renato Gatto and Massimiliano Siccardi.
Duration: 1 hour
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Service animals allowed"
"Near public transportation"
"Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level"
"This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"
"Face masks required for guides in public areas"
"Face masks provided for travelers"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas"
"Gear/equipment sanitized between use"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"We require all guests to have either an international vaccination card or an EU digital Covid certificate to show proof of vaccination. These are required to access hospitality areas, museums, visitor centres and some indoor spaces. Our guides are fully vaccinated. Thank you for your understanding."
Hora de Inicio:
Duración: 8 To 9 Hours
Lugar de comienzo:
Traveler pickup is offered
These are all private tours; so we are happy to coordinate with you a collection from another hotel or villa - just contact us when you reserve. We can meet and collect you from other hotels, guest houses, villas & AirBnB apartments in Avignon, Aix & Marseille.Airports
Cancelaciones y devoluciones:
- Marseille Airport, 13727 Marignane France
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.