Get Inspired / Europe / France Provence, France; Avignon and Marseille Sightseeing Share on email Print this article Share on Facebook Get Inspired / Europe / France Provence, France; Avignon and Marseille Sightseeing story by: Inspire France & Italy Van Gogh in Provence. Many of Van Gogh’s most famous works were painted while he was a patient at the monastery hospital in St Paul de Mausole. This tour takes you here and to the surrounds, showing the beautiful countryside that were portrayed on the famous canvases. He was fascinated by the beauty of the landscapes he discovered here, carrying out 143 oil paintings and more than 100 drawings in the space of 53 weeks. Roman Sites: Antique Roman buildings probably aren’t the first thing to spring to mind when you think of this part of France, but there are plenty them around here and they are spectacular. There’s Nimes with its proud 2000 year history and the mind-blowing 3-tiered Pont du Gard aqueduct high above the river. Culture and Wine: You’ve no doubt always heard about Châteaneuf-du-Pape but now is your chance to sample this famous wine (the vines were planted in the 14th century so there’s been plenty of time to get it right!). The tour continues on to Orange, with its amazingly well preserved Roman amphitheatre and arch. There’s an informative audio and you can really get a feel for how it was back in the day and absorb the experience. Best of Provence: Explore some of the most picturesque places in Provence. Be amazed by the famous Pont du Gard, visit gorgeous villages perched on cliffs, admire some beautiful 16th century houses and red and yellow ochre cliffs. Enjoy some of the most beautiful spots in Provence. Stop by Oppede le Vieux, a village carved into the rock and whose authenticity seduces writers and artists. You will discover Menerbes, a fortress village, witness of numerous religious wars, then Bonnieux for lunch. You’ll admire Roussillon with its red cliffs and overlook Luberon from Gordes. End this tour by a drive up to the Cistercian Abbey de Senanque, surrounded by lavender fields. Enquire Now First name* Last name* Email* Phone How can we help? My preferred House of Travel Store* Select Outlet Auckland Albany: Auckland North Botany Junction: Auckland South Browns Bay: Auckland North Devonport: Auckland North Ellerslie: Auckland Central Hobsonville: Auckland West Howick: Auckland East Milford: Auckland North New Lynn: LynnMall Auckland West Newmarket: Auckland Central Orewa: Auckland North Parnell: Auckland Central Ponsonby: Auckland Central Remuera: Auckland Central St Heliers: Auckland East Takanini: Auckland South Takapuna: Auckland North Whangaparaoa: Auckland North Bay of Plenty Mt Maunganui Papamoa Rotorua Taupo Tauranga CBD the Crossing Canterbury Ashburton Barrington: Christchurch South Christchurch City: Christchurch Central Ferrymead: Christchurch East High Street Lanes: Christchurch Central Hornby: Christchurch West Merivale: Christchurch Central Northlands: Papanui Christchurch North Rangiora Riccarton: Christchurch Central Shirley: Christchurch North Timaru Upper Riccarton: Christchurch West Hawke's Bay / Gisborne Havelock North Jenny Nilsson: Hastings Nelson / Marlborough Blenheim Motueka Nelson Richmond Northland Kerikeri: Northland Whangarei: Northland Otago / Southland Alexandra Balclutha Dunedin Lakers Gore Lakers Invercargill Oamaru Wanaka Taranaki / Manawatu Broadway: Palmerston North New Plymouth Stephen Parsons: Palmerston North Wanganui Waikato Calder & Lawson: Hamilton East Cambridge Coromandel: Whangamata Hamilton: Hamilton Central Matamata Morrinsville Taupo Te Awamutu Wellington / Wairarapa Featherston Street CBD: Wellington City Hunter St CBD: Wellington City Johnsonville: Wellington North Kapiti Coast: Paraparaumu Lower Hutt: Wellington North Masterton West Coast Greymouth Hokitika Westport I would like to receive email updates on the latest HOT holiday deals HOT Privacy Statement * required fields Similar Journeys Add or remove from Wishlist Inspire - March 2018 Read more Done this? Tell your friends about it.