From your place of stay in Provence
Deluxe France will bring you to this marvellous area of les Alpilles, Provence's countryside. Explore this beautiful mountain range full of olive trees, vineyards & its historical monuments in a stunning scenery.
-Enjoy a comfortable ride with your private driver throughout the picturesque landscapes of Provence
-Visit Eygalieres, a typical village settled in the rock
-Discover Saint Remy de Provence & its ruins (Glanum city)
-Stroll in the cobbled streets of Les Baux de Provence, and visit the art exhibitions at the ancient Quarry!
-Enjoy a walk in Fontvieille which inspired Alphonse Daudet, a famous french writer
Start your Apilles Villages Private Tour with a ride beyond the olive trees & vineyards to your first stop: Eygalières, a hidden gem surrounded by marvelous landscapes of olive groves, green valleys and holm to a rich architectural patrimony. Perched on a small hill, the origins of Eygalières came from a natural spring "Aquileria" which was located not too far from the Saint Sixt Chapel. Marked by an authentic charm, this idyllic village will give you an idea of the "provencal art de vivre", through its traditional shops, cafés, gardens, market, Eygalières will for sure delight you! Don't hesitate to walk up the main street to the château ruins and enjoy the view!
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Move on to the neighbor village of Saint Remy de Provence, a history book by itself, the place where the seer Nostradamus was born and where Van Gogh painted countless pieces like Starry Night. Nearby, you'll have the opportunity to admire two Roman monuments, the Mausoleum and the Arch of Glanum. The old town Glanum, home to pre-Celtics (Glanics) is a unique archeological site located at the gates of the city. Visit the magnificent Triumphal Arc, the Mausoleum and the interesting ruins!
Near the Glanum ruins, visit the Saint Paul Monastery not only a masterpiece of 11th century Provençal romanesque art which is also beautifully well preserved, but also a psychiatric institution where Van Gogh was confined and treated for mental illness from 1889 to 1990. You can visit Van Gogh's rooms and observe the wheat fields that inspired him so much for his paintings.
Later, reach the hilltop village of Les Baux de Provence, a typical perched village completely pedestrianised, one of the most beautiful villages in France. Enjoy the local market on Tuesdays and the traditional calcareous rocky houses along the winding streets that lead to the ruins and museum of an 11th-century castle at the highest part of the hill. Don't miss for a thing, the Carrières de Lumière, a monumental ancient quarry used for art exhibitions where 20th century artworks are projected against the quarry walls. Spectacular to see!
If time allows, reach Fontvieille, a small Provencal village with gazebos, old wells, ancient streets and with imposing historic, heritage and cultural charms that merits a visit. Do not miss the Mill of Daudet and the superb avenue lined with ancient pine trees. Visit the famous windmill of Alphonse Daudet, the holy grail of this place, which became his inspiration for a poetic and natural style. His "Letters from my mill" (Lettres de mon Moulin) refers to mills overlooking the village.
By the end of your tour, you will be driven back to your place of stay.
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-Pick up at your place of stay in Provence.
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