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Provence Le Grand Tour
"Meet your guide and hop into your air-conditioned minivan at your hotel in Avignon then head out of the city to begin your tour of Provence. With thousands of years of history and some of southern France’s finest scenery to discover Provence holds secrets round every corner!The first stop on your grand tour of Provence is Orange founded by the Romans in the 1st century BC. Follow your guide on a tour through the town and discover top attractions such as the amphitheater and the Triumphal Arch — widely considered among the most remarkable monuments of its kind in France. Admire f head to a local vineyard with your guide and enjoy a tasting session of some of the fine wines.After lunch at your leisure (own expense) continue on to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Pont du Gard one of the finest remaining Roman aqueducts in the world. Visit Les Baux de Provence — a picturesque medieval village in the Alpilles Mountains widely considered the jewel in the crown of Provence.Head through the Luberon region to admire the beautif
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Small-Group Wine-Tasting Day Trip from Avignon
"Following a morning pickup from your hotel in Avignon meet your guide and hop aboard your air-conditioned minivan for the journey deep into the rolling hills of the Rhône Valley. The fertile sun-drenched soils around Avignon offer perfect conditions for growing grapes and wine has been produced in the region since Roman times. Stop at two different vineyards in the Châteauneuf-du-Pape winemaking territories and listen as your guide explains how grape varieties including Grenache Cinsault and Counoise flourish. Gain insight into the age-old winemaking techniques in operation and enjoy panoramic views from the cellars over the Rhône Valley’s castles and mansions — many of which date from the 17th and 18th centuries. Exp then sip the wine to identify them yourself. For tours on Monday and Thursday you'll visit two wineries. On any other day of the week enjoy one wine-tasting in a winery as well as a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Roman amphitheater in Orange. Built early in the 1st century AD
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Chocolate and Wine Tour of Provence""History Chocolate and Wine Tour of Provence from Avignon""Wonderful day in Provence's history and Provence's ""gourmandise"". You will taste local products such as olive oil and discover the amazing combination of wine and chocolate in Châteauneuf du Pape; does the chocolate match the wine? You will discover it. It's adventure !  This trip also points out the historical heritage of Provence through the visit to local Roman monuments such as the Pont du Gard a 2000-year old Roman aqueduct bridge
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Church of Saint-Florent

Another important stop is to see the 14th century Church of Saint Florent, founded by the Franciscans. It is simple and austere, according to the style of the Franciscan Order, with one nave, and...
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Temple

Adjoining the Roman theater on the west are the ruins of a great Roman temple which was situated at the end of a 400m/438yd long stadium. Directly opposite is the interesting Musée Municipal (Town...
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Roman Theatre

The Roman Theater, in the south of the Inner City, is the best preserved and one of the finest of antiquities. It was set up at the beginning of the Imperial era (A.D. first century), but was probably...
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Triumphal Arch

The arterial road, which leaves Orange in a northerly direction leads to the Arc de Triomphe (Triumphal Arch), situated outside the town and sited on a circular space framed by plane trees. It was...
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Meet Rimbaud, your local Crusader!

Over the intervening period of 900 years, it's difficult to appreciate why noblemen and peasants alike scampered off with alacrity to be butchered in the Holy Land at the end of the 11th century. The...
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Be amazed by the scale of Orange's Roman theatre!

Orange’s major claim to fame is its stupendous Roman theatre – with a stonking great 9,000 seater capacity, which makes you realise what a populus and important town Orange must have been two thousand...
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Pay your respects at the (other) Arc de Triomph!

Orange seems like an odd place to find a triumphal arch, but its quiet small town atmosphere belies the fact that a town that justified a 9,000 seater Roman amphitheatre must have been quite a...
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Imperior August Statue

The huge statue of Imperior August in height of 3,5 meters is installed in a niche of a wall. There are concerts and opera representations in summer here.You can watch my 1 min 34 sec Video Orange ...
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Savour that incomparable Southern light!

Even to the artistically challenged among us, it's not hard to appreciate why artists such as Van Gogh and Gaugin gravitated to Provence to experience the uniquely beautiful light.As ever, try to...
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The picturesque Protestant Tower

Given that everything was closed by the time that we managed to drag ourselves from the Roman amphitheatre, I regret that I can't tell you much about the Protestant Tower in Orange except that it's...
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The audio tour of the Orange theatre is fantastic!

Entrance to the Roman theatre at Orange includes the hire of self-guided audiotour equipment, and, as with the audiotours of the Palais des Papes in Avignon, the quality of the commentary is...
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Marvel at the stage wall of Orange's Roman theatre

I had long wondered how the audience kept their attention on the stage when they were gazing past the actors into the middle distance beyond, and to experience a Roman theatre the way it would have...
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The simple exterior of the Church of St Florent

Our only mistake in visiting Orange is that we could only spare half a day and we simply didn't anticipate how much time would be consumed by the spellbinding amphitheatre: this gorgeous town really...
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Meet a really good looking griffin!

Those who have read some of my other European pages will know that I have a passion for gargoyles ... the more grotesque, the better!This may not be a gargoyle, but being a griffin, it's almost as...
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46, cours Aristide Briand, Orange, Provence, 84100, France
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89 avenue Frederic Mistral, Orange, Provence, 84100, France
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4, rue du Mazeau, Orange, Provence, 84100, France
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4 rue Caristie, Orange, Provence, 84100, France
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Route de Sorgues, Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Provence, 84230, France
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"Savour Orange's outstanding Roman antiquity"
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