The Treasures of Provence
Few areas of France conjure such vivid imaginings of fine tastes and magical vistas as Provence. Here the landscape is filled with vineyards, rich cultivated fields and colourful scenery that has charmed artists for generations. Our base is in Orange, the City of Princes, which offers many architectural treasures including two World Heritage sites.
Avignon and St Bénézet Bridge • Châteauneuf-du-Pape Tasting • The Camargue • Roman Antiquities
Day 1 Short Channel crossing. Overnight in Dijon.
Day 2 Some time at leisure in Dijon before proceeding south to Orange for a 5 night stay.
Day 3 A full day in Orange. Situated in the middle of the “Côtes du Rhône”, Orange benefits from a favourable climate. It has much to discover including Roman antiquities. There are countless pavement restaurants in which to enjoy the local wine and gastronomy.
Day 4 Spend time in Avignon, on the River Rhône. This old Papal town remains a prosperous city dominated by the Palace of the Popes. See also the famous St Bénézet Bridge. In the afternoon we include a wine tasting close to Châteauneuf-du-Pape before returning to Orange.
Day 5 Drive through the Camargue. Deemed an area of outstanding natural beauty it lies at the mouth of the River Rhône. Continue to Arles, where Van Gogh spent some of his life, and see the Roman Amphitheatre, one of the World's best preserved.
Day 6 Travel into rural Provence past the rich vineyards and orchards to see the magnificent Pont du Gard Roman aqueduct. Continue to Nimes, a beautiful city packed with historic sites.
Day 7 Depart Orange and proceed north to overnight near Dijon.
Day 8 Channel crossing and home.
All tours are tailored to your requirements and can be adapted for travel by coach and/or air as you prefer
Hotel Mercure Centre, Orange
Located approximately 1.5km from the historic heart of Orange, the Mercure Centre is a good touring base with a bar, restaurant and outdoor swimming pool.
• 4 star
• 97 bedrooms with air conditioning
• Outdoor swimming pool and terrace
• Coach parking
Your tour includes:
• Return short Channel ferry crossings
• 1 night half board on the outbound journey
• 5 nights half board in Orange with:
Hot buffet breakfast
4 course dinner with choice from
• Chateauneuf-du-Pape wine tasting
• 1 night half board on the inbound journey
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