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  • ROMAN MONUMENTS OF ARLES ADULT PASS

    € 16.00

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    Adult entrance pass to a large selection of monuments and museums in Arles. Access possible to 6 monuments and 3 museums from the list below. Select the monuments or museums you would like to visit and we will adapt your itinerary accordingly. All visitors under the age of 18 are free.

    Roman Monuments: Amphitheater, ancient theater, the bath of Constantine, the cryptoporticus (underground galleries, foundation of the ancient forum), the alyscamps (ancient roman and medieval necropolis, romanesque church)

    Romanesque: the saint Trophime Church & Cloister,

    Museums: museum of ancient Arles, Camargue museum, Reattu museum (fine arts).
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    In the heart of Alpilles, the monumental “Carrieres de Lumieres” host extraordinary multimedia shows which are unique in the world. Spectators are totally immersed in the images projected onto all the surfaces of the rock. The ground is completely covered, too, and becomes a vast carpet of images. The site has reopened its doors with the show “Gauguin - Van Gogh, painters of colour,” created by Gianfranco Iannuzzi with Renato Gatto and Massimiliano Siccardi.

    As of 1 March 2019 and until 5 January 2020, the Carrières de Lumières will exhibit the work of the genius painter Vincent Van Gogh (1853–1890), who only achieved fame after his death. Spanning the 7,000 m² of the Carrières, a visual and musical production retraces the intense life of the tormented artist, who, during the last ten years of his life, painted more than 2,000 pictures, which are now held in collections around the world.
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    Students, Children and visitors aged 7 to 25 years old
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Ophorus Tours - Arles, St Rémy & Les Baux villages Private Day Trip from Aix en Provence

Aix-en-Provence

Arles, St Rémy & Les Baux villages Private Day Trip from Aix en Provence

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Visit Arles and the beautiful Provence villages of Saint Rémy and Les Baux de Provence on this full day trip from Aix en Provence

Highlights

  • Explore 3 stunning Gems of Provence
  • Admire the Roman triumphal arch and Mausoleum
  • Breathtaking view of the surrounding Provence Countryside
  • Local Tour Guide, Expert of Provence
  • Tour can be Customized to suit your Interests

Program & Itinerary

Experience a private full day guided tour to the town of Arles and the authentic Provence villages of Saint-Remy and Les Baux de Provence from Aix en Provence.Explore 3 stunning gems on this full day tour to Arles, listed by Unesco as a World Heritage Site because of the number of Roman Monuments, the village of Saint-Rémy de Provence, where Van Gogh lived for a year and the village of Les Baux de ...

Experience a private full day guided tour to the town of Arles and the authentic Provence villages of Saint-Remy and Les Baux de Provence from Aix en Provence.

Explore 3 stunning gems on this full day tour to Arles, listed by Unesco as a World Heritage Site because of the number of Roman Monuments, the village of Saint-Rémy de Provence, where Van Gogh lived for a year and the village of Les Baux de Provence, an outstanding medieval village.

Meet your English speaking local guide

In the morning, we will come and pick you up at your centrally located accommodation in Aix en Provence. We can also pick up from a centrally located meeting point if you are staying in a rental accommodation. Meet your English speaking driver/guide who will go over the itinerary and program of the day with you. Then board your premium A/C vehicle and begin your private tour led by a local guide.

Arles Town Visit

Upon arrival in Arles, it is possible to choose from different types of walking tours of this charming small town. Discover the Historic city of Arles, a fortified town listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Participate in a walking tour of the historic center to visit the most emblematic monuments of the town including the Amphitheater, the Antique Theater or Saint Trophime church.

The Roman City & Sites

If History and Culture are of interest, then this option is the one you should choose. Arles underwent an urban revolution following the foundation of the Roman Colony of Arelate in 46 BP. Most of the Roman monuments that can be visited in Arles date back to the 1st Century. The Roman Amphitheater was built at the end of the 1st Century to the North of the town.

It is part of a general extension of Arles and was built at the same period of time as the baths. It is larger than the one located in Nîmes and could welcome up to 25.000 spectators. Antique Games will be held within until the fall of the Roman Empire.

The building of the Antique Theatre was requested by Emperor Auguste. It could welcome up to 10.000 spectators at a time. Only part of the Theater remains but it is still one of the most well preserved in France.

Used as a Theater until the beginning of the 5th century, it was then used as a quarry for the construction of the paleo-christian church of Saint Stephen. In the 17th century the famous Venus of Arles was discovered during early archeological digs.

The Roman Forum

Located at the intersection of the Cardo (north-south axis) and the Decumanus (east-west axis), the Roman Forum of Arles is made up of a great square of which only two fragments still exist. What is interesting about the Forum in Arles are the foundations as it is built on a cryptoporticus, which is a covered corridor or passageway.

The cryptoporticus were known to be used as storage areas in other towns but the one in Arles is, however, too damp for prolonged storage and may have served as a barracks for public slaves.

On the Footsteps of Vincent Van Gogh

If you are attracted to painting and wish to learn a bit more about the life of Van Gogh in Arles, then this option is perfect. During his stay in Arles between February 1888 and May 1889, Vincent Van Gogh executed about 300 paintings and drawings. The places in the city where the artist set up his easel are marked with panels representing his paintings. 

During this tour, your guide will take through the town of Arles on the footsteps of Van Gogh to show you the setting of where some of the most famous paintings of the artist were done. To enhance this tour, it is also possible to purchase the tickets to the Arles Van Gogh Foundation during the booking process.

Saint-Rémy de Provence

Along the way, before reaching the small village of St Remy, enjoy a photo stop on the Plateau des Antiques to admire the Roman triumphal arch and Mausoleum. Visit Saint-Paul de Mausole where Van Gogh stayed a year. This lunatic asylum is where the artist voluntarily admitted himself after his breakdown in December 1888 that resulted in the self mutilation of his left ear. It is during his stay here that he will achieve some of his most famous paintings including the starry night.

Arrive in Saint Remy de Provence, one of the prettiest villages of the area. The village is known to be a summer hot spot for chic parisians, yet it is still possible to find some quiet areas within the village, as there are many small squares scattered all over.  After the visit, free time for personal discovery and lunch. For your information, there is a beautiful Provence Market on Wednesdays.

Les Baux de Provence

Drive to the Alpilles mountain region that is famous for its vineyards and olive trees. Reach the medieval hilltop village of les Baux-de-Provence built on a rocky spur and from where you will have a breathtaking view of the surrounding Provence Countryside. Enjoy some free time to stroll and explore the narrow streets, Art galleries and the remains of a 10th century fortress.

Visit the Carrières de Lumières, a unique light and sound show in Europe located in an ancient limestone quarry (entrance ticket can be purchased during the booking process) where the natural 14 meter high limestone walls act like giant screens.

In the historic site of Les Baux de Provence in the heart of the Alpilles, the former quarries dug out by the hands of man since the Roman era today offer the visitor a magical world of entrancing images and music.

From these quarries was extracted the white limestone used to build Les Baux and its citadel. In the 19th century, industrial development increased the demand for building stone and Les Baux exploited a large number of quarries, including the Grands Fonds, today the Carrières de Lumières.

After the visit of Les Baux de Provence village, we will return to Aix en Provence and that will be the end of our services.

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  • Meet your Guide at your Accommodation in Aix en Provence

  • Discover the roman City of Arles

  • Explore beautiful Saint Remy de Provence

  • Free time for lunch in Saint Remy de Provence

  • Discover the medieval village of Les Baux de Provence

  • Optional Visit of the "Carrieres des Lumieres"

  • Drop off at your accommodation in Aix en Provence

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Ophorus Tours - Arles, St Rémy & Les Baux villages Private Day Trip from Aix en Provence
Ophorus Tours - Arles, St Rémy & Les Baux villages Private Day Trip from Aix en Provence

Know before you book

  • Tour available all year round (except May 1st, Dec 25th and Jan 1st)
  • 8 hour Private Provence Sightseeing Tour
  • Entrance fees can be included during the booking process
  • Tour is operated in English, other languages on request
  • Tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • Prices are per group from 2 to 8 persons - Larger groups please contact us
COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available for travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands

Meeting point

Your Hotel or Accommodation in Aix en Provence

Departure

We will come and pick you up directly at your hotel or accommodation in Aix en Provence or the surrounding area.

Return

Tour will return to original departure point.

Included / excluded

Included

  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • English-speaking driver/guide
  • Travel in recent & comfortable minivan
  • Bottled water in the minivan

Excluded

  • Entrance fees to monuments, museums, attractions
  • Personal insurance and expenses
  • Meals and drinks
  • Gratuities for the driver/guide

FAQ

  • Do you organize pick up and return at accommodation for Aix en Provence private tours?

    Yes, all private tours include a pick up and drop off at requested location – hotel, Guest House, AirB&B or Aix en Provence train station. 
  • Is the price per person or per group?

    All our private tours are priced per group of 2 to maximum 8 passengers.
  • Is this Private Provence Sightseeing Tour only available in English?

    No, our talented, multi lingual guides will be happy to conduct the tour in French, Spanish, German, Italian. Just ask for availability.
  • Can we adapt the tour to fit our wishes?

    Yes, of course. Please let our team of travel advisors know which places you would like to discover and we adapt the tour accordingly. 
  • What type of vehicles are used during a day trip from Aix en Provence ?

    Our company uses only premium cars & minivans that can take up to a maximum of 8 passengers. All vehicles are new or recent, comfortable, spacious and have A/C. For larger groups, you will need to contact us directly.
  • Is lunch included on this full day trip from Aix en Provence ?

    No, we never include lunch on our private tours. However, let us know if you would like us to suggest and pre-book a local restaurant reservation. Our team will be happy to organize this for you at no extra cost. You can also talk with your guide directly in the morning. Let him know your wishes and she/he will adapt the tour accordingly and suggest the best possible options.
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