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2-Day Tour of Provence: St. Remy, Sablet, Seguret, Avignon


 

Includes: Private transportation for transfers and tours once in Provence, services of your tour guide, taxes, tolls and parking.

Not Included: hotel, entrance tickets to site you decide to enter, cost of wine tasting and train tickets to and from Provenc

Day 1: Travel by train to Avignon, Walking Tour of Avignon, Tour of St. Remy, Overnight in Avignon

Your mini-trip to Provence starts with a private tour of Avignon, where your private guide will pick you up from the train station. Avignon, home to seven 14th century popes, boasts the largest Gothic palace in Europe: le Palais des Papes. Your guide will take you on a walking tour of Avignon, where you will see the Palace and other elements of Avignon’s rich architectural heritage, from its Bishoprics to clock towers. Your private tour of Avignon includes a visit to the famous 12th century Pont Bénezet. This bridge, originally composed of 22 arches, was almost completely destroyed in a 1668 flood. You can still visit the little chapel of St. Nicholas in one of the remaining arches.

Afterward your walking tour of Avignon, you can sample your way through one of the town’s indoor markets, featuring tasty tapenades, cured meats, organic breads and local cheeses prepared in the Provençal way.
Next, your guided tour of Provence continues to the charming town of St. Remy, known for its well-preserved Roman ruins – as well as the psychiatric hospital where Vincent Van Gogh spent a year after cutting off his ear.
You will return to Avignon in the late afternoon.

Day 2: Provence Tour of Sablet, Séguret, Return to Paris
 
Today your Provence tour begins with a guided walking tour of Sablet, an authentic Provençal village at the foot of the Dentelles de Montmirail mountains. The charming homes and covered passageways of Sablet spiral out from the town’s 12th century St. Nazaire church and its beautiful bell tower.

Next, you will continue on to nearby Séguret, one of the most beautiful villages in all of France. Your tour guide will take you on a walking tour of its historical treasures, to include the 14th century belfry, 10th century Saint Denis church, the Huguenots' gate with its ironbound wooden shutters and the medieval homes of Rue des Poternes. Séguret is also known for its fine Côtes du Rhône wine; time permitting, you may stop in one of the village vineyards for a glass before your return trip to Paris via train.


 

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