Start at 9.00 AM
Saint-Remy de Provence, a picturesque Provençal town. Here we will see the ruins of the Gallic-Roman city of Glanum, as well as the Saint Paul Cloister where Van Gogh received medical treatment. There are wonderful colors and exceptionally beautiful scenery along the drive over the "Alpilles", the hills between St Rémy and Les Baux.
Les Baux de Provence, a medieval village on a rocky peak. Les Baux de Provence has amazing views as far as the sea coast. After lunch, we will visit Arles, a former Roman capital. We will see the Roman Amphitheatre and the Arena. Arles provided inspiration for Van Gogh, who stayed there from February 1888 to May 1889 and produced 200 paintings and 100 drawings, including "Pont de Langlois", "L'Arlésienne", "Café de la nuit". Time depending, Tarrascon, with the castle of King René, the last Comte of Provence, situated on the banks of the Rhône river.
We will start by an antique market which takes place every weekend. We will also visit antique shops which are open on Saturdays, Sundays & Mondays. Then we will explore a village, which is dominated by a ruined castle is renowned for its Italian poet and humanist Pétrarch and its terrific springs.
Next we will visit a beautiful village built on a rocky peak which dominates the Apt valley. We will also stop at a Borie village that is 4 kms. away, as well as the Abbey of Senanque, the most picturesque abbey in the area, surrounded by lavender fields.
Then we will stop at a village surrounded by ochre quarries, giving the landscape magnificent red and yellow tones. Menerbes, the village where Peter Mayle wrote his books on Provence.
Le Comtat Venaissin
Two monuments - the Roman Amphiteatre and the "Arc de Triomphe" are all that now remain of the proud Roman city of Arousio.
In Carpentras, the Truffle market from December to February.
The oldest synagogue in France, dating from the 14th century.
Seguret, a typical village in this wine region, located at the foot of the Dentelles de Montmirail. This is certainly the prettiest village in the area.
Vaison la Romaine, a small Provençal town where the influence of Rome can still be seen. Vaison has the advantage of being right in the middle of an agricultural region where vines, fruit and mountain produce make it a prosperous trading center.
End of services at 5.00 AM