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Welcome in Avignon for an inforgettable stay to discover our beautiful region, Provence !
Its agricultural landscapes made the region a perfect place for good food.
You will appreciate it during a cooking class.
The wine lovers won't be forgotten with a tasting in Châteauneuf du Pape.
You will visit the iconic medieval villages of Gordes, Roussillon and Les Baux de Provence.
You will time travel with the roman remains such as the Pont du Gard aqueduct and the Roman theatre in Orange.
Of course Avignon will ravish you with its abundant UNESCO heritage : the Popes' Palace, 14th century defensive walls, and Avignon's bridge.

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    • Stay in the heart of Avignon where everything is at walking distance

    • The must-see places in Provence

    • Hands-on cooking class with a local chef

       

Day 1

Welcome in Avignon

  • Pick up at Avignon train station and transfer to your hotel.
  • Enjoy the rest of your day to discover the wonders of the city center located inside the amazing defensive wall from the 14th century.
  • 3-course dinner with food and wine pairings in a restaurant located nearby your hotel

Day 2

Discovery of Avignon

  • Today explore the historical center of Avignon on a 3-hour walking tour from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm with your english-speaking guide. Climbing up to the top of the fortified medieval city walls, discover Avignon stretching in all its beauty along the Rhône river. Discover the rich historical past of Avignon where the papacy established in the early 14C.
  • Enjoy skip-the-line access and follow your guide inside the Pope's Palace (entrance ticket included), largest gothic-style Palace in Europe. In this maze of galleries, chambers and chapels, imagine its luxurious furnishing and sumptuous decoration from the medieval period. Walking on the cobbled streets to the Place de l'Horloge, find out about the secret of the painted windows. See the town hall topped with its clock tower, and the theatre.
  • Your tour will end up with a glass of Côtes du Rhône wine served in a historical place, mostly known by the locals.
  • Rest of the day at leisure.

Day 3

Villeneuve lez Avignon

  • Spend the day in a charming town! Cross the Rhône river in a local bus, and join the other bank where Villeneuve lez Avignon is located.
  • With a combine ticket, visit the Fort Saint André, fortress built by Kings of France in the 14th century. This place also offers wonderful gardens with flower beds of China roses, century-old olive trees and other Mediterrenean plants.
  • Finally, discover the « Chartreuse du Val de Bénédiction », a 14th century Carthusian Monastry founded by the fifth Avignon Pope, Innocent VI.
  • For your lunch, you will find many nice restaurants in the city center of Villeneuve lez Avignon
  • You must go to Villeneuve les Avignon on Thursday when there is the weekly open air market which is one of the most picturesque in Provence !

Day 4

Provence le Grand Tour

  • orange antique theatreGo on a full day excursion from your hotel and enjoy the most complete and enjoyable tour in Provence with the visit of Pont du Gard, Gordes, a wine tasting in Châteauneuf du Pape an so much more ...
  • Visit of Orange : panoramic tour to discover its Roman Arch of Triumph, symbol of the Roman imperialism glory, and visit of its Antic Theatre (entrance included) one of the best-preserved theatre in the Roman Empire thanks to the stage wall.
  • Wine tour through the vineyards between Orange and Châteauneuf-du-Pape and stop for panoramic view of the Rhône river valley from the Castle of Châteauneuf-du-Pape.
  • Wine-tasting in a cellar in Châteauneuf-du-Pape.
    You will discover the history of this famous house, born in Châteauneuf-du-Pape 100 years ago. In a traditional shop, you will find a wide range of wines and provençal specialities.
  • Visit of the famous site le Pont du Gard dated from the first century and classified by UNESCO, the most amazing and well preserved part of the Roman acqueduct which supplied water to Nîmes.
  • Les Baux de Provence, village located upon a rock at 245 meters high, with its historical pedestrian center : the museum of santons, the Hôtel des Porcelets, beautiful house of the 16th century, the St Vincent Church, pretty romanesque building...
  • Gordes, perched village in Luberon, one of «the most beautiful villages in France», famous for the architecture with dry stones.
  • Roussillon, one of «the most beautiful villages in France», famous for its red and yellow ochre cliffs, unusual natural landscape.

Day 5

Cooking class in Avignon

  • cooking class in provenceToday, discover the Provencal gastronomy ! You will meet your English speaking Chef at the covered market of Avignon. Purchase the local produces with the chef and join his restaurant by tuk-tuk for a cooking class showing you some secrets of the local cuisine. Then, savor the meals you created (drinks included).
  • Rest of the day at leisure.

Day 6

End of the stay

  • Check-out
  • Private transfer to the train station in Avignon.
  • Prices are subject to availability at the moment of the booking.
  • Sunday or bank holiday supplement are NOT included
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    - to check the single room ( 1 pers. ) supplement
    - if you're travelling SOLO: please contact us
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Choose your level of comfort according to your wish & budget !

  • For a single room ( 1 pers. ) a single supplement will be charged
  • See in our TRIP INFO section
  • Keep in mind that the hotels mentionned are always subject to availability at the moment of the booking

  • Hotel Regina - Avignon

    Located in an historical monument, the 2-star hotel REGINA welcomes you in a pleasant and charming setting.

    Situated in Avignon’s main street you will enjoy the city ambience and the local attractions.

  • Hotel Danieli - Avignon

    Charming 3-star hotel in the city centre of Avignon.
    Located on the main avenue Rue de la République, this situation is perfect for anyone who wants to discover the city centre just walking. 
    The building is a very old monument looking almost like an Hausmanian building from Paris.

  • Hotel de l'Horloge - Avignon

    Charming 4-star hotel ideally located near the main square Place de l'Horloge in Avignon city centre.

    This location will enable you to wander around very easily without having to take public transportation. 

  • Hotel de l'Europe - Avignon

    The 5 star Hotel d'Europe is a magnificent 16th century residence, offering 39 rooms and 5 spacious and luxuriously decorated suites.

    The restaurant "La Vieille Fontaine" is one of the best restaurant of the region.

Prices

The prices for this package are based on a 2 people basis (double room) and subject to availability.

Included

  • 5 nights in a hotel in Avignon, double room, breakfasts and city tax included
  • Private transfers on days 1 and 6
  • A welcome 3-course dinner with food and wine pairings on day 1
  • 3-hour shared walking guided tour of Avignon including the Pope's Palace and a glass of wine, on day 2
  • Full day shared excursion with English speaking driver/guide on day 4
  • A cooking class with lunch (drinks included) on day 5
  • Tickets to visit 3 monuments in Villeneuve lez Avignon, on day 3 : Fort St André, Gardens of St André Abbey and Chartreuse du Val de Bénédiction
  • Round trip bus tickets to join Villeneuve lez Avignon, on day 3

Not included

  • Train tickets
  • Meals (except breakfasts, dinner on day 1 and lunch on day 5)
  • Items of personal nature

single supplement

  • Simple : 156€ for the stay
  • Comfort : 191€ for the stay
  • Charme : 398€ for the stay
  • Prestige : 610€ for the stay

Important

  • The order of the days may change according to the travel dates and according to the program of shared tours.

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