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Avignon & the Flavour of Provence

(Tour code: 17PVS)Discover the Traditional Villages of Southern France.

Discover Provence through its pretty hilltop towns. Savour Les Halles' gastronomic charms, marvel at Arles and take in the beauty of the Camargue.


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Tour Highlights
  • Avignon
  • Provence
  • Les Halles Market and two local food tastings
  • Arles
  • Carmargue
  • Luberon Valley
  • Gordes
  • L’Isle sur-la-Sorgue
  • Roussillon
What’s Included (Full details)
  • Standard Class Rail
  • 3* Hotel Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Selected Evening Meals
  • Optional Bag Concierge

Itinerary & Map

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Departure Times

Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be found together with dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices & Availability' button. We will write to you around 10 weeks before your departure date with the precise meeting times for your tour group.

Day 1

London to Avignon

Depart St Pancras early this morning after meeting your group at our dedicated Departure Office. Take the direct Eurostar service to Avignon then transfer to your hotel before dinner in a local restaurant.

  • Dinner
Fruit Market
Day 2

Les Halles Food Market

Your day begins with a tour of Les Halles Food Market, which features over 40 different stands of seasonal produce. Afterwards enjoy some local specialties in two renowned establishments.

  • Breakfast
  • Les Halles Market Tour
  • Food Tasting
Camargue white horse
Day 3

The Camargue and Arles

Set out on a full-day excursion by coach to two of Provence's picturesque towns. Begin in the Camargue, 140,000 hectares of natural wetlands that play host to some unexpected wildlife, including white horses and flamingos. Continue to Arles, a centre of Provençal tradition and culture that inspired Van Gogh to paint a number of his works here.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Excursion
Pont du Gard
Day 4

Pont du Gard

Travel by coach today to the remarkable Pont du Gard, built in about 50 AD, using solid blocks hewn from the nearby rock - with no mortar to hold them together.

  • Breakfast
  • Excursion
Days 5-6

Exploring Provence

Embark on a discovery of the villages of Provence and the Luberon Valley today. Driving through the idyllic countryside, arrive into L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue where you can wander along the canals that have earned the town the nickname the 'Venice of Provence' before continuing to Gordes. Your final stop is Roussillon located atop a steep red cliff and surrounded by pine forests. Day 6 is at leisure.

  • Day 5 - Breakfast
  • Day 5 - Excursion
  • Day 6 - Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 6 - Free Day
St Pancras
Day 7

Return to London

Today transfer to the station for the direct Eurostar service back to London.

  • Breakfast

Please note

Please note that while every departure of this tour features the same excursions, they may not necessarily be in the order listed above.


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