An insight into French culture & history in that region
A journey to experience French food and drink
DEPARTURE THURSDAY, May 3rd
Fly into Marseille Anytime during the day or evening
FRIDAY, May 4th
We visit Aix-en Provence, a beautiful 18th-century town with local markets & the Cezanne (impressionist) museum. We will then take a walk to the Massif de la Ste Victoire to admire this famous mountain that was painted so many times by him
Our trip then moves to the delightful city of Avignon. It is the former Pope’s city with its majestic Palais des Papes, one of the most significant medieval buildings still standing in Europe.
We walk around this delightful city and over the famous Bridge – Sur Le Pont D’avignon. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLvVZny4HzQ
SATURDAY, May 5th
We visit Arles which is famed for inspiring the paintings of Van Gogh, which influenced the contemporary art displayed at the Foundation Vincent Van Gogh. Arles was once a provincial capital of ancient Rome and hosts the famous amphitheater which we will visit.
Our trip then proceeds to Les Baux de Provence (typical Provence medieval village), regarded as one of France’s most exotic and beautiful villages
SUNDAY, May 6th
MARSEILLE (France’s 2nd biggest city & European capital culture for 2013 ) and one of the oldest cities in Europe. We begin with a walking trip around the city
Visit some of the key sites and also the famous port area
We then take a trip to the Calanque (2-hour boat trip)
4 Nights hotel accommodation (IBIS) or equivalent twin share + breakfast
All transport by luxury coach for 2 days to all destinations – Avignon / Aix / Arles / Les Baux de Provence and where needed trains from Marseille
Services of a French guide for the whole trip
Boat trip to the Calanque
All day train ticket in Marseille
Flights to Marseille
Any food/drinks except for breakfast
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