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Private Tour: Marseille and Aix-en-Provence Day Trip from Avignon

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Avignon, France

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icon10 hours  (Approx.)
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Discover charming southern Provence with a private full-day tour of Marseille and Aix-en-Provence from Avignon. Wander Aix’s Cours Mirabeau, an elegant boulevard laced with 17- and 18th-century mansions, cafés and boutiques, and tour Paul Cézanne’s final art studio (additional expense). Continue to bustling Marseille for a sightseeing expedition to Notre-Dame de la Garde, the Abbey of St Victor and Vieux Port (Old Port).
  • Private day trip to Marseille and Aix-en-Provence from Avignon
  • Tour Aix-en-Provence's Old Town and wander down the famous Cours Mirabeau boulevard
  • Visit the studio of post-Impressionist painter Paul Cézanne, and see the landscapes that inspired him
  • Take a sightseeing tour of the colorful coastal city of Marseille, the oldest city in France
  • Explore Marseille's Vieux Port and enjoy sweeping views from Notre-Dame de la Garde basilica
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Local guide
Transport by air-conditioned minivan (max 8 passengers)
Hotel pickup and drop off
Food and drinks, unless specified
Ticket entrances to monuments
In the morning, you’ll be picked up directly at your Avignon hotel and whisked away on a day trip thorough the Provençal countryside to visit Aix-en-Provence and Marseille. 

Your first stop is Aix-en-Provence, a chic university town that was once the region’s capital. Stroll along the leafy walkways of Cours Mirabeau to view elaborate mansions, fountains and upscale shops. You’ll soon arrive in Vieil Aix (Old Town), where you’ll have free time to sightsee and perhaps visit the Atelier Paul Cézanne, the Post-Impressionist artist’s final studio (own expense). An Aix-native, Cézanne spent his later life in this inspirational town. Tour the workspace where he created pieces like Les Grandes Baigneuses and view some of his subjects such as the Montagne Sainte-Victoire. 

Next, head to seaside Marseille, France’s oldest city. Wind through the colorful streets and learn about Marseille’s ancient Roman history. Experience the city’s highlights such as a picturesque stroll along La Canebière in Old Town, and visits to the medieval Abbey of St Victor and the stunning Notre-Dame de la Garde, a Neo-Byzantine basilica that towers over town. From this vantage point, catch sweeping views of the city and the sea, the gorgeous Chateau d’If, and the Vieux Port (Old Port) – the largest port in France.

Your full-day private tour ends with drop-off at your hotel in Avignon by evening.
Stop At:  
Discover the city center of Aix en Provence
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Atelier de Cezanne
Possibility to visit the Cezanne workshop.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Fontaine de La Rotonde
Photo stop
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Cours Mirabeau
Walk along the Cours Mirabeau
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Enjoy a panoramic tour of the city
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Abbaye Saint Victor
Photo stop
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Basilique Notre Dame de la Garde
Photo stop
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Confirmation of this product will be received at time of booking
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Provence Reservation

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • 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 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 maximum group size during Private Tour: Marseille and Aix-en-Provence Day Trip from Avignon?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

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Our day with Nicolas...
Marianne L
, Oct 2019
Being with Nicolas was the highlight of the tour. He gave us so much insight into the Provence way of being. The tour itself was delightful and very comfortable with our own car.
Emmanuel tour 5/30/19
, Jun 2019
Emmanuel was outstanding. He was attentive and very informational. He is an excellent driver thru small spaces! He provided a lot of the history of the area and pointed out numerous sites and even gave us recommendations for other sites and restaurants he would recommend. He had a good sense of humor and was very sensitive to our needs. Excellent tour and would highly recommend
The tour was custom-tailored to our...
Catherine T
, Jul 2016
The tour was custom-tailored to our interests and our guide was a delight.

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