Marseille Shore Excursion: Private Day Trip to Arles, Les Baux de Provence and Saint Remy de Provence
Afterwards head up to the charming village of Les Baux de Provence, located in the Alpilles mountains. Then follow Van Gogh's footsteps and explore Saint Remy de Provence and the monastery Saint-Paul-de-Mausole (not included - 5€/person), to learn and discover where the painter used to live for one year (1889-1890) and enjoy the magic ambiance of the place that did inspire some of his most famous paintings (la Nuit Etoilée/Starry Night). Then, enjoy a free walk in the old town of Saint Remy.
When you tour finishes, your guide will drive you back to Marseille port of cruise terminal.
- Port pickup and drop-off
- Private tour
- Transport by air-conditioned minivan
- Food and drinks
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
- Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
On this 8-hour day tour, we were picked up in Marseille and headed to 3 places in Provence. All of these places have a rich history and I would highly recommend this to anyone who wants to experience history, art, old world charm, and scenic beauty in one tour. I did this tour with my 2 daughters aged 13 and 10. The first stop was Les Baux-de-Provence, which is a village built around the ruins of a medieval castle Chateau des Baux, high up on a hill. The village and ruins are completely enchanting like a fairy tale and the view is amazing. The next stop was the Saint Paul de Mausole - the asylum where Van Gogh checked himself into after cutting of his ear as a result of an argument with fellow artist Gaugin. You can visit Van Gogh's room as well as experience the garden in which he walked and some of the points from which he painted. If you are a fan of Van Gogh's work like I am, you would find this part of the tour very special. The cost of visiting the asylum is not included in the tour price, but the admission is quite cheap. The last stop was the town of Arles - again another town where you can trace the presence of Van Gogh and inspiration for some of his work. You will also find Roman monuments still standing some still being used, amongst the Provencal homes. I really enjoyed wandering through the streets of this town as it has maintained its old world charm. On this tour, the tour guide will provide you with key information on the sites being visited and then will leave you sufficient time for you to wander and explore and then meet back at the tour vehicle. I liked this arrangement very much as I think it allows you to find and discover and experience with your own eyes and form your own thoughts. Our tour guide, Djilani, was very knowledgeable and helpful. Pick-up was on time and he drove very safely. Highly recommend this tour!