Day trip

From Avignon: In the Footsteps of Van Gogh in Provence

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30 reviews

Activity provider: Provence Reservation

From Avignon: In the Footsteps of Van Gogh in Provence

Activity provider: Provence Reservation

From US$ 72.90 per person

Drive to Arles and discover some of the sites that inspired Van Gogh during his stay in Provence. In Saint Rémy, visit St. Paul de Mausole Asylum where he was interned for a period.

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Follow in the footsteps of Van Gogh on a tour of Provence
  • Discover the sites that inspired Van Gogh's most famous paintings
  • Visit St. Paul de Mausole, the asylum where Van Gogh stayed from 1889-1890
  • Drive a scenic route past olive groves and vineyards
Full description

Start your trip from Avignon and relax with round-trip transportation via air-conditioned minibus to explore Van Gogh's Provence. The sunny region of Provence has long been an inspiration for artists and painters, like Van Gogh.

From the bright colors of the sun and sunflowers to the various colorful landscapes, he painted hundreds of works during his stay in Arles and St. Rémy de Provence.

Follow in his footsteps at the sites that inspired Starry Night, Maison Jaune, Café Terrace at Night, and others. In Saint Rémy, follow a walking route that shows reproductions of his famous works and visit St. Paul de Mausole Asylum where he was interned.

Includes
  • Transportation by air-conditioned minibus
  • Driver/guide
  • Entrance ticket to Saint Paul de Mausole
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

In front of the tourist information center of Avignon, 41 cours Jean Jaurès.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Camera

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 30 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.4/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5

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Our guide picked us up on time and took us to firstly Arles where vince van gogh lived most of his life and also later in St. Remy where he was in his asilum. He guided us to some of the main attractions in arles and told us many interesting facts about the history, why arles was the capital of Provence etc. We had a lot of free time also to explore the city by ourselfs afterwords. It just has an amazing vibe and you get the idea why Vincent stayed here to create his work.

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September 15, 2022

The excellent guide, Remy, spoke clear and slow French so that everyone in the group (who spoke English and Hebrew, with a bit of French) could easily understand. He supplemented with English when needed. Our guide was very knowledgeable in a wide range of areas—art, history, botany—and he shared his knowledge very generously. When we asked a question, he could talk about it in depth, adding in his own opinions as well from time to time. In addition, he was exceedingly kind to one of our group who was having trouble walking. In addition, our tour included just the right amount of guide-time and free time when we could explore on our own. Plus, we saw just the things described in the description of the tour, with a couple of things I wasn't expecting—nice. Finally, the tour started and ended on time, with no wasted time. And, I got to sit in front so I could see well. Perfect.

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May 12, 2022

Very enjoyable

With the time constraints of a 1/2 day trip, we saw as much as expected. Could have had longer at St Remy to allow more time to see where Van Gogh was in the asylum, especially as this was a Van Gogh tour. But Carrieres de Lumiere was amazing and the highlight, having long enough there to see the whole show, although longer time would always be good. Good walking tour in Arles, and our guide was very interesting and informative about Van Gogh . Overall very good.

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September 17, 2019

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