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Highlights

Embark on your self-guided walking excursion through Provence : in the late 19th century, Van Gogh found himself here, painting, inspired by this picturesque region that became the backdrop for some of his most remarkable masterpieces. The rugged peaks of the Van Gogh Alpilles mountains stand tall above the Rhône Valley , alongside sunflower fields, olive groves, and the rhythmic Mistral wind that caresses the solitary cypress trees.

Throughout this Provence walking adventure, you'll follow Van Gogh's footsteps, exploring the hidden beauty of the Alpilles landscapes. Your journey will lead you through the artistic town of Saint-Rémy , the breathtaking cliff-top village of Les Baux , the charming village of Maussane , and you will end the trip in the historic Roman city of Arles .

To see

Exploring breathtaking views from the Alpilles mountains, following Van Gogh's life and artistry, discovering the medieval charm of Les Baux de Provence, experiencing the serenity of Maussane nestled amidst olive groves, traversing vineyards and olive fields across the plains, savoring the ambiance of cafés and restaurants in Saint Rémy de Provence, and finally, exploring the historic Roman city of Arles.

Gastronomy

Huile d'olive, Aïoli, Ratatouille, Bouillabaisse, Pissaladière

Wine

Vins Rosés, Cépages (Grenache, Cinsault, Mourvèdre, et Syrah)

Testimonials

PROGRAM

J-1

Arrival at Avignon & transfer to Saint Remy de Provence


Afternoon transfer from Avignon towards St Remy de Provence (20 min).

Explore the artsy Saint-Rémy and its environs, the museum of Van Gogh’s paintbrush. Head into the sunlit hills to discover the remains of the Roman town of Glanum.


Accommodation : Hotel Gounod*** - Saint-Remy de Provence show
Included : phone not provided,mobile guidance application,roadbook,travelbook,transfer arrival,luggage transfer,client transfer,orientation by phone with a local guide,bedroom and breakfast,Access to the Spa

J-2

Free day to explore - Saint Remy de Provence


You are free for the morning, you can visit Saint Remy de Provence or go for a walk.

Walk Option : walk along the Van gogh trail, all the way to St Paul de Mausole. Explore Glanum and the Antiques.


Accommodation : Hotel Gounod*** - Saint-Remy de Provence show
Included : bedroom and breakfast,Access to the Spa

J-3

From Saint Rémy de Provence LOOP to Alpilles Crest


You start from the picturesque Saint Rémy into the Alpilles hills, then along the fabulously panoramic ridge-line. Along the way, take the time to visit the Saint-Paul de Mausole monastery, where Van Gogh spent over a year, creating over 150 paintings, and some of his best work.

Distance: 10 or 18km (6.5 or 11mi)

Elevation: 300 or 550m


Accommodation : Hotel Gounod*** - Saint-Remy de Provence show
Included : bedroom and breakfast,Access to the Spa

J-4

From Saint Rémy de Provence to Maussane


Today's scenic forestry path hovers high above the valley, giving you spectacular views. Your walking path descends through the village of Maussane. Visit the famed 17th century Cornille mill where you can taste one of Provence’s best olive oils!

Distance: 13 km (8mi)

Elevation: 270 m


Accommodation : show
Included : luggage transfer,bedroom and breakfast

J-5

From Maussane LOOP to Les Baux de Provence


From your hotel, you will reach Cap Canaille, where you can admire the view of the Mediterranean Sea and the different creeks. You will take narrow and vertiginous paths. You will arrive in La Ciotat and its botanical garden or the Eden Theater, the oldest cinema in the world.

A taxi will then take you back to your hotel.

Distance : 12 Km (8 mi)

Elevation : 500 m


Accommodation : show
Included : taxi,client transfer,bedroom and breakfast

J-6

From Les Baux de Provence to Saint Gabriel Chapel + Transfer to Arles


Short transfer to les Baux village, start of your walk. You head westward on the ridge path on the Alpilles mountains, with outstanding views of Mont Ventoux, the Montagnette and the Rhône Valley, all the way to the very end of the Alpilles range. Descend through hills and pine forests to the 12th century Romanesque Saint Gabriel Chapel. A short transfer (15 min) drops you in Arles, in the heart of the roman city, to explore Van Gogh’s second home, and discover the treasures of the city’s Romanesque centre!

Distance: 14 km (9mi)

Elevation: 100 m


Accommodation : Hotel du Forum*** - Arles show
Included : luggage transfer,client transfer,bedroom and breakfast

J-7

Departure from Arles


End of your trip after breakfast. Free day in Arles, the Rome of Provence


Included : breakfast

ARRIVALS & DEPARTURES

Arrival at Avignon train station where you will meet our guide who will transfer you to St Remy de Provence.

Day of departure. After your breakfast, your stay will end in Arles. Departure on your own.

Details

Included


ACCOMODATIONS

- 6 nights in a double room

MEALS

- 6 breakfast

SUPPORT

- Our road book with integrated maps
- Guidance Application (phone not provided)
- Concierge service available to assist you for your requests during your trip (taxi transfer, restaurant, activities...)

TRANSFER

- Day 1 : transfer from Avignon to St Remy de Provence
- Day 6 : transfer from St Remy de Provence to Les Baux, start of your walk
- Day 6 : transfer from the end of your walk to Arles

Not included


- All lunches and dinners not mentioned in the itinerary
- Entrance fees into museums
- Single supplement
- Insurance
- Personal expenses

Other questions?

See our FAQs page for answers to common questions.

FAQ

Rates

Tour rates vary based on hotel availability and specific start date

PRICE FROM / PER PERSON
STANDARD HOTEL ACCOMODATION
Double occupancy *
1175 €
Single supplement **
510 €
Solo traveler ***
1240 €

* Please contact us for triple hotel rates. ** Traveling with a group. *** Traveling alone.

STANDARD HOTEL ACCOMODATION FROM

Hotel Gounod*** - Saint-Remy de Provence

At this renovated, stylish hotel, in the heart of Saint Rémy de Provence, the great composer Charles Gounod wrote his Mireille opera. Although all the hotel's rooms are unique, every one is decorated in a tasteful, cultivated manner, bristling with sophistication. Having explored the beautiful scenery surrounding the town, stunning enough for Van Gogh to have painted over 100 portraits of the area, you can enjoy the sun on the deckchairs next to the hotel's charming outdoor swimming pool. It is the perfect place to stay for romantic vacations.
http://www.hotel-gounod.com/

Hotel Gounod*** - Saint-Remy de Provence

At this renovated, stylish hotel, in the heart of Saint Rémy de Provence, the great composer Charles Gounod wrote his Mireille opera. Although all the hotel's rooms are unique, every one is decorated in a tasteful, cultivated manner, bristling with sophistication. Having explored the beautiful scenery surrounding the town, stunning enough for Van Gogh to have painted over 100 portraits of the area, you can enjoy the sun on the deckchairs next to the hotel's charming outdoor swimming pool. It is the perfect place to stay for romantic vacations.
http://www.hotel-gounod.com/

Hotel Gounod*** - Saint-Remy de Provence

At this renovated, stylish hotel, in the heart of Saint Rémy de Provence, the great composer Charles Gounod wrote his Mireille opera. Although all the hotel's rooms are unique, every one is decorated in a tasteful, cultivated manner, bristling with sophistication. Having explored the beautiful scenery surrounding the town, stunning enough for Van Gogh to have painted over 100 portraits of the area, you can enjoy the sun on the deckchairs next to the hotel's charming outdoor swimming pool. It is the perfect place to stay for romantic vacations.
http://www.hotel-gounod.com/





Hotel du Forum*** - Arles

Over the years, the hotel has known several phases of renovation which, in 1974, lead to one of the hotel's hidden treasures: a pool in the garden, which became over the years a source of peace under the sky of the Provence. Situated in the heart of the ancient centre of Arles, this charming Provence hotel promises a comfortable and unforgettable stay...
https://www.hotelduforum.com/en/