The sun, the lavender, the song of the cicadas, the sea breeze, here is a taste of what awaits you…
A first day to delve into romance with the discovery of Nimes.
Exceptional for their state of conservation, the amphitheatre, the Maison Carrée, the Magne Tower or the Sanctuary of Diane are the must-sees! Extend the day with an excursion to the Pont du Gard to appreciate the architectural genius of the Roman world.
The second day will be dedicated to the Camargue
Visit Arles where ancient and medieval architecture mingle in perfect harmony. The amphitheatre, the theatre and the baths of Constantine are the remnants of the last hours of glory of the Roman world. An important religious centre in Roman times, many pilgrims enter the Alycamps via the Alycamps to get to st. Trophime Basilica, a true masterpiece of Romanesque art with its sculpted portal. The day continues with the crossing of the land of the gardians to the Saintes Maries de la Mer, for lunch break and salt flats to reach Aigues-Mortes, the port built by St Louis on the Mediterranean Sea.
A third day dedicated to the papal city of Avignon.
Behind the city walls stand the Palace of the Popes and the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Doms. Built on the banks of the Rhône, Avignon is a prosperous city and a great cultural home in the 14th century. We will not fail to go dancing on the Saint-Benezet Bridge and then the day will continue with the discovery of the Island-sur-Sorgue. It is the village of antique shops and water mills that has managed to retain its medieval character. For nature lovers, a bucolic walk on the steps of Petrarch can be envisaged from Fontaine-de-Vaucluse to the miraculous source of the Sorgue.
The fourth day takes you into the landscapes so dear to Van Gogh
Saint-Rémi-de-Provence. Then go on the ascent of the Baux, a veritable eagle’s nest with a tumultuous history, and enter the underground world of the Careers of Lights for an extraordinary spectacle. On the way back, a stop in Tarascon, takes us to the times of legends and in the history of the Counts of Provence with the castle of the Good King René.
Finally the fifth day will take you to Gordes.
An exceptional view of the Lubéron Mountain is available to you from this village. Continue your wonder in the Grand Canyon of Roussillon with the discovery of the ochre quarries. Finally, a trip to Aix in Provence is a must. In front of the Sainte-Victoire mountain from which Cézanne was inspired, it is good to stroll through the city of 100 fountains. Enjoy the Mirabeau Course and then walk through the maze of alleyways of the old town. Join the town hall square and its astronomical clock to admire St Saviour Cathedral.
Possible extension: a day to discover Marseille and a cruise in the Calanques.
The proposals for this stay are adaptable and adaptable because we want to respond precisely to your request.
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