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Arles, Les Baux & Saint-Remy de Provence from Aix

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Aix-en-Provence, France
Arles, Les Baux & Saint-Remy de Provence from Aix

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icon8 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
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Overview

Visit the haunts of Vincent van Gogh and arresting Roman ruins on this full-day tour of Provence from Aix-en-Provence. Drive through the Alpilles mountains to St Rémy de Provence, known for its vibrant open-air market located within ancient Roman walls. Swing by St Paul de Mausole, a monastery that once treated van Gogh as a psychiatric patient (following the infamous ear incident). Then, in the UNESCO-listed town of Arles, gain insight into van Gogh’s life here, while seeing Roman ruins like the Arles Amphitheatre. Round-trip transport by comfortable minibus included.
  • Van Gogh-themed day trip from Aix-en-Provence
  • Discover the Provencal towns where Vincent van Gogh lived: St Rémy de Provence and Arles
  • Browse the wares of St Rémy’s open-air market and admire monuments like St Paul de Mausole
  • Spend time at leisure in Les Baux de Provence and marvel at its sweeping views over the Provencal countryside
  • See the yellow café from Van Gogh’s painting The Café Terrace in the UNESCO-listed town of Arles
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Professional guide
Transport by air-conditioned minibus
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks
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300 Av. Giuseppe Verdi , 300 Av. Giuseppe Verdi, 13100 Aix-en-Provence, France

Outside the Tourist Information Center of Aix

9:00 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Children under 4 years old are not allowed on tours
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY TYLENE TRANSPORTS TOURISME
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
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  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Arles, Les Baux & Saint-Remy de Provence from Aix?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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What is the policy on sanitization during Arles, Les Baux & Saint-Remy de Provence from Aix?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Arles, Les Baux & Saint-Remy de Provence from Aix?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Pluses and minuses!
tobe_a
, Jun 2022
Les Baux was beautiful and hAd a wonderful lunch on a terrace overlooking valley and mountains. Big disappointment was we did not go to Arles first as was promoted to experience the best market in Provence. Also light on the history of where we were going.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you for your return, we understand your disappointment. Always concerned about customer satisfaction, we are reporting information, to improve our services. See you soon to discover new magnificent sites in the region! Best regards ALAFRACAISE TEAM
star-4
Beautiful, great day
William_P
, Jun 2022
Les Baux & Carrier's de luminaries was a favorite. Young woman was very personable, just not as interactive or informative as we would have hoped.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Dear William, Thank you for your return, concerned about customer satisfaction, we take your remarks into account and report to our guide to improve our services. Best regards ALAFRANCAISE
star-4
Beautiful Provence
CLARE_S
, Jun 2022
On this trip there were 3 stops of between 1.5 and 2 hours each where we were given a map and left to explore on our own . The highlight of this trip for me was the Arena at Arles - it took my breath away . The 2 hour time allocation gave plenty of time to explore Arles and its roman architecture. Our guide Ludo and trainee Geoff were very knowledgeable and helpful. Les Baux is beautiful with exceptional scenery and a mecca for local produce . The market at St Remy was busy but the town center is well worth exploring. We really enjoyed the trip and is ideal for independent travelers like us who are happy to follow a map . It is not a fully guided tour
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Many thanks for your review. We take your comments into account to improve our services. See you soon to discover the region!... Best regards ALAFRANCAISE TEAM
star-5
Following Van Gogh Tour
Jamie_B
, Aug 2019
We loved this tour! Nelly was a great guide, responsive to the group and fun. We really liked the format of the tour - in a van with guide commentary and then on our own in the various locations.
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We bookend this tour mainly because...
Carin l
, Nov 2017
We bookend this tour mainly because of our interest in van Gogh. Great was out disappointment upon arriving at the Musée Estrine Présence Van Gogh in St Remy just to discover that the musée only opened at 14:00 and we would therefore not be able to visit. The guide didnt know about the times, surely they should be informed as to opening times of the sites. Her response was a mere, Im so sorry Well, not good enough. The second dissappointment was the fact that the Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole as well as the archeological site were also both closed and the guide yet again unaware of the fact... The reason was that the 1 November is a public holiday in France and nor Viator not the Travel Company informed us about the fact that these sites were going to be closed. The next stop was Les Baux de Provence, which was a hightlight. The light show, Carrièrs de Lumièrs, was a breathtaking experience! At the last stop at Arles, we decided not to join the group and walked the route of Van Gogh and view some of the sites which he painted. Little info was given by the guide about Van Gogh which is a pitty. All in all not worth the amount of money one pays for this tour, seeing that none of the entrance fees are included.
1 traveler found this review helpful
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Tour Guide didn't give us any...
Tzuling_H
, Sep 2017
Tour Guide didn't give us any introduction that is related to Van Gogh, therefore, we had missed Saint-Paul Hospital in St. Remy. The whole trip was very little in relevant to Van Gogh. I don't recommend this tour.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
A one of a kind tour for a one of a...
Pravin P
, Jul 2017
A one of a kind tour for a one of a kind artist, Van Gogh! An experience worth having.
star-4
I thought the trip was great but it...
Charles M
, May 2017
I thought the trip was great but it should not be called on the trail of Van Gogh because not much was discussed about the famous painter.
star-5
Great day visiting two villages and...
Barbara S
, Sep 2016
Great day visiting two villages and Arles. Cedric was a lovely driver and guide. Our only suggestion is to add 30 minutes to the Arles visit. Merci beaucoup. This was my second Viator tour and the day trips are wonderful.
star-5
Rémy, our very enthusiastic and...
Geraldine_V
, Aug 2016
Rémy, our very enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide for the day, brought us around the Les Alpilles to follow the trails of Van Gogh in Saint Rémy and Arles, and then to the beautiful village, Les Baux-de-Provence. It was an experience of a lifetime!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-3
This tour is worth the price as we...
DereinaLissa_A
, Aug 2016
This tour is worth the price as we visited so many places including the hospital where Van Gogh stayed in France and the restaurant featured in one of his paintings. Our tour guide was also very good. She was told us about the history of places and even how Napoleon Bonaparte had the trees planted for his soldiers to get a shade. We visited a busy market in Saint Remy. If you are craving for paella, you have to bring your own plastic fork as they only had a shell for you to use as utensil. There were soaps, fruits, vegetables, dried vegetables, ceramics and a lot more. We also visited this wonderful place Le Baux where we had our lunch. A spectacular show called the Carrieres de Lumieres CDL is really worth the price you pay. My suggestion though is to have lunch in Saint Remy so we would have more time to watch CDL. Due to the heat in France during our recent visit, we decided to sit in a coffee shop to relax after taking photos around another quaint town Arles.
star-3
The guide was very poor. She never...
Thomas M
, Jul 2016
The guide was very poor. She never spoke a word to us on our way to our first stop, Arles. When we arrived, she handed us a map and a departure time. She spoke a little on the way to Les Baux de Provrnce. Same scenario on arrival.....map and departure time. Then we proceeded to the Roman ruins and mental hospital outside of St Remy. She drove through the town, never stopping, as was advertised in the brochure. We returned 45 minutes early.
star-5
Our tour guide was very...
Sandra H
, Apr 2016
Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. We learned so much history and loved seeing the scenery that inspired Van Gogh. It was a busy day that did not leave a lot of time to fully explore each town. But overall, well worth it.
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-5
Marc made our full day tour very...
Mary Jane B
, Oct 2015
Marc made our full day tour very personal with his knowledge and personality. He was very flexible in accommodating our interests. We enjoyed each of the towns: Arles, Les Baux-en-Provence and St Remy and he provided us with fascinating information about the importance of each. There were only four of us on this tour, which permitted a most enjoyable time. At each stop, Marc gave us information, then let us explore on our own during very reasonable timeframes.
star-5
The tour was great! Lea was a fantastic...
Argiroula V
, May 2015
The tour was great! Lea was a fantastic guide. I highly recommend it.
star-5
Lovely trip to Arles, Les Baux and...
Rhonda A
, Jun 2014
Lovely trip to Arles, Les Baux and St Remy. Arles has a rich Roman history as well as being a city that inspired Van Gogh (café and gardens) - all pointed out with great knowledge by our guide Florence. We were also lucky that there was a small exhibit of original Van Gogh on display in Arles.The second stop was Les Baux- a beautiful small village in the Alpilles (little alps). Florence took us to lookout point over the city that was breathtaking. We had free time to walk around the village and do some shopping! The last stop was St Remy. Our guide pointed out the mountain just outside St Remy that inspired Van Gogh. Also just outside the town is the sanatorium that Van Gogh stayed and where he painted a great deal of art. You can choose to visit or go direct to St Remy. The town of St Remy is not as interesting as Les Baux; however, there were many local artisans and we bought a painting there. Overall a very pleasant day!

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