TOUR OF LES BAUX DE PROVENCE & ST. REMY: 9 Hour Tour
Les Baux de Provence & St. Remy
Les Baux tour Includes: Private transportation and English speaking tour guide, taxes, parking and tolls.
Note: If you book a tour on market day in St. Remy (typically Wednesday), passing through St. Remy is sometimes not possible. An alternate route will be taken and the sites on the way to Les Baux will differ. Also, all our private tours can be fully customized.
This privately guided shore excursion features a visit to Les Baux-de-Provence, famous for its medieval hilltop castle and village carved right out of the cliff face. You will take the scenic route to Les Baux, making several interesting detours along the way to see such sites as the little chapel of St. Sixte, the beautiful town of St. Remy, the St. Paul Mausoleum, where Van Gogh spent the last year of his life and painted around 150 canvases, and assorted Roman ruins.
Finally you will cross the scenic Alpilles hill range with its vineyards and olive field to reach Les Baux. The rock-top fortress belonged to the rebellious Les Baux family in the Middle Ages. The dramatic rocky cliffs on which the town was built are said to have inspired Dante in his vivid descriptions of Purgatory in the Inferno. Cars are banned from the steep, winding streets, so you will have a nice walk up the hill to the sights.
Optional wine tasting can be included. Please inquire.