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Provence Wine and Heritage Tour from Avignon: Les Baux de Provence, Nimes and Uzès

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    Set off in the morning from your Avignon hotel by comfortable coach. Watch the countryside unfold as you travel south to Les Baux de Provence – a fortified medieval village perched high in the Alpilles mountains. Take a brief stroll through narrow stone streets, admiring panoramic views of the stunning Provençal countryside, then head to a local olive mill to sample quality Appellation d'Origine Controlée (AOC) oils. As you tour the mill, learn more about the AOC standard that governs product quality and characteristics. Watch fruits being pressed and taste the rich oils made by delicately blending different olives.  

    Afterward, travel to the foothills of the Alpilles mountain range (Chaîne des Alpilles) to tour a distinguished winery. While at the estate, you’ll learn about the complex characteristics that makes up the region’s rich soil and define Les Baux wines, 85 percent of which is organic and biodynamic. After a stroll through the facilities, indulge in a sampling of several fine wines. You’ll have a short break for lunch (own expense) before the heritage portion of the tour.

    Next, travel west of Les Baux to the ancient Roman city of Nîmes, home to some of France's best-preserved ancient monuments. Pop on headphones and lose yourself in the audio narration as you view the city’s relics! See Maison Carrée, a temple honoring Emperor Augustus’ two heirs, and the formidable Roman amphitheater when the film Gladiator was famously set.

    Finish in the quaint medieval town of Uzès, France’s first duchy (residence of a duke or duchess). Stroll narrow streets through honey-colored buildings to visit the Fenestrelle Tower, Place aux Herbes (the main square) and Uzès Cathedral. Then travel to the stunning UNESCO-listed Pont du Gard aqueduct on your way back to Avignon. 

    Your 10-hour tour ends back at your hotel in the evening.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    41 Cours Jean Jaurès, 84000 Avignon, France
    Duration
    10h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
    • Wine and olive oil tastings
    • Driver/guide
    • Entrance ticket to Pont du Gard
    • Entrance ticket to Nîmes Roman Amphitheater
    • Entry/Admission - Pont du Gard
    • Entry/Admission - Arenes de Nimes
    • Entry/Admission - Moulin du Calanquet
    • Entry/Admission - Mas de la Dame
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Entry/Admission - Chateau des Baux de Provence
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • The amphitheater in Nimes may be closed for concerts or events. In this case the audio guided visit will be replaced by a photo stop at the amphitheater and entrance to the Maison Carrée
    • Minimum age drinking is 18
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Most travelers can participate
    • 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
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

    This trip packs a punch: from Avignon we went to Nimes and its well preserved arena, then to Uzes and Pont du Gard before circling back to the other side of Avignon for a trip to an olive oil press, winery, and brief stops in...More

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    PR84, Responsable relations publiques at Provence Reservation Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2018

    Dear Jacki M, Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review. We oragnise our tours so that you can see as many beautiful sites, areas and villages as possible, during the tour you have booked with us. Our guides follow a complete...More

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