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Provence Villages & Carrieres de Lumieres Day Trip from Marseille

Marseille, France

From $777.60 per group (up to 8)

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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 3 more
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Get a taste of Provence on this full-day small-group tour from Marseille and discover its picturesque hilltop villages, magnificent Roman ruins, and legendary artists. Explore historic Arles, follow in the footsteps of Van Gogh in Saint-Remy de Provence, and visit the famous Carrières de Lumières in Baux de Provence.
  • Full-day Arles, Saint-Remy de Provence, and Baux de Provence tour from Marseille
  • Tour the UNESCO-listed Roman ruins of Arles
  • Follow in the footsteps of Van Gogh in Saint-Remy de Provence
  • Visit the hilltop village of Baux de Provence and walk through the Carrières de Lumières
  • Ideal introduction to Provence for first-time visitors or those short on time
  • Small-group tour limited to 8 people ensures a personalized experience
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Air-conditioned vehicle
Food and drinks
Guided tour in Saint Remy de Provence and Baux de Provence villages

Departure Point

Marseille, Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhone, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Meet your guide and small group of up to 8 people in central Marseille in time for an 8am departure. Traveling aboard an air-conditioned minibus, set out on the around 1-hour journey to Arles, winding through the idyllic landscapes of Provence.

On arrival, follow your guide on a walking tour of the UNESCO-listed city. Learn more about Arles’ Roman past as you explore the remarkably preserved ruins of the ancient Arena and the Theater, then peek into the medieval Saint-Trophime church. Along the way, pay a visit to the Van Gogh café, immortalized in his iconic painting ‘Café Terrace at Night’, and see the hospital where the artist stayed after infamously cutting off part of his ear.

Continue in the footsteps of Van Gogh to Saint-Remy de Provence and visit the hospital of Saint Paul de Mausolee, where he stayed in 1889. Enjoy free time to stroll the historic village, browse the shops for souvenirs, and tuck into lunch (own expense) at one of the typical Provencal restaurants.

The final stop of the day is in Baux de Provence, one of the most striking of Provence’s hilltop villages and boasting incredible views over the surrounding countryside. Here, you can choose to explore the village and admire the 10th-century fortress, or walk through the Carrières de Lumières (entrance fees not included), a unique light and art show, displaying notable Renaissance artworks on the walls of a former quarry.

Back in Marseille, your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel around 4pm.
Stop At:  
visite libre du centre historique et des principaux monuments romains et chrétiens. Marchez dans les pas de Van Gogh et découvrez les lieux qui lui furent chers puis déjeuner libre (2h30).
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
admirez les Antiques et visitez Saint-Paul de Mausole où vécut Van Gogh, ou, temps libre dans le village (1h15).
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Les Baux de Provence
partez à la découverte du parc des Alpilles et du village médiéval perché sur un éperon rocheux. Temps libre pour explorer la forteresse (1h15).
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Provence Explorer

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

  • 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 Provence Villages & Carrieres de Lumieres Day Trip from Marseille?
This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

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Guide did not stay with the program...
Cheryl M
, Sep 2017
Guide did not stay with the program. She played down the ancient Roman ruins and focused on food not listed in the program. She was obsessed with lunch, olive oil, candy and green tea. I had to walk the Roman Ruins on my own with very little explanation of these sites arena, amphitheater, crypts the while she ate lunch. Arles and Saint-Remy are very good. Baux de Provence and Carrieres de Lumieres are excellent/outstanding! The sites and cities get a very good to excellent rating. The guide gets a rating below average. She was disorganized, and we were 2 hours late returning to Marseille. Get a different guide.

Product code: 7002P61

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