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Nimes, Carcassonne & Provence

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(Tour code: 19CCS)

Experience France’s southern way of life

From mysterious citadels and Roman remains to fantastical red rice and white horses, experience France's southern way of life with its unique and unusual allurements and marvel at Carcassonne's walled 'cité'.

  • Nîmes
  • La Maison Carree
  • Carcassonne
  • Avignon
  • The Camargue
  • Free time in Nîmes
What’s Included
  • Standard Class Rail
  • 3* Hotel Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Selected Lunches
    Selected Evening Meals
  • Nîmes Roman Amphitheatre

Nimes, Carcassonne & Provence 2019Tour Details

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Day 1 Eurostar

London to Nîmes

After meeting at our St Pancras Departure Office, board the Eurostar to Paris then continue by rail to the town Nîmes for six nights at the Ibis Styles Nîmes Centre Gare.

  • Dinner
Day 2 La Maison Carree
La Maison Carree

Discover Nîmes

Nestled charmingly amongst the foothills of the Cevennes, Nîmes boasts one of the richest collections of classical buildings in France. The city grew as an important crossroads in the ancient world and quickly became one of the most prominent towns in Gaul. Your guided tour begins at the re-purposed Roman Amphitheatre, continuing around Nîmes' historical centre and passing by La Maison Carree, an ancient Roman Temple whose facade was inspired by its counterparts in Rome, Apollo and Mars Ultor.

  • Breakfast
Day 3 Carcassonne


Your excursion today is to the striking walled cité of Carcassonne. Here there's an included tour that visits impressive Château Comtal. Following lunch at a local restaurant, you have some free time to explore before returning to Nîmes, perhaps experience the towering Basilica of St Nazaire, modelled after St Denis cathedral in Paris.

  • Breakfast, Lunch
Days 4-5 Avignon


Enjoy some free time on Day 4 to perhaps visit the Pont du Gard or take the train to nearby Montpellier. On Day 5 there's a full-day excursion by rail to Avignon, where you can sightsee independently. One attraction not to miss is the impressive Palais des Papes.

  • Day 4 - Breakfast
  • Day 5 - Breakfast
Day 6 Camargue

The Camargue

Enjoy a morning visit to the Camargue, home to 140,000 hectares of natural wetlands and showcasing an array of different wildlife. This is a paradise for nature lovers, playing host to wild white horses and even the odd flamingo. Additionally this region boasts some unusual paddy fields which produce red rice - a fascinating sight.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 7 Eurostar

Return to London

Depart Nîmes for Paris to connect with the Eurostar service back to St Pancras in London.

  • Breakfast

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.

What’s included
  • Fully escorted by a UK Tour Manager from start to finish
  • Exclusive meeting point at our St Pancras Departure Office
  • All rail and coach travel throughout your tour
  • 6 nights' hotel accommodation with breakfast, 1 lunch and 2 dinners
  • Tour of Nîmes with a local guide
  • Guided tour of Carcassone
  • Excursion to Avignon
  • Visit the Camargue

Not Included

  • Cancellation & Travel Insurance is not included in the price of the tour but can be arranged.

Please note: This tour may be suitable for reduced mobility passengers, please call for further information.

Paul MacDermott

Tour Manager recommendation

Set against the backdrop of an azure sky, nothing quite prepares you for your first view of the magnificent Pont Du Gard, as it will simply take your breath away. Built in the first century AD, this 3-tiered Roman aqueduct still stands proudly perched over the River Gardon. It was constructed as part of a 50 kilometre water supply to the Roman city of Nimes,  and you can marvel at this feat of Roman engineering, as you walk over the bridge. Not to be missed!

Paul MacDermott
Luke Simpson
Helen Laverack
Nimes, Carcassonne & Provence

Experience France’s southern way of life


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