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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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Small Group Half-Day Pont du Gard and Roman Theater Tour with Wine Tasting from Avignon
"Meet your guide in the afternoon at 2:30pm in Avignon and let's go back in time to the 1st century by visiting two wonders of the ancient world : the famous aqueduct Pont du Gard and one of the most beautiful and best preserved Roman Theaters in the city of Orange.After exploring those two wonders you have the opportunity to finish your tour with a great wine tasting in the legendary Chateauneuf du Pape. There you will enrich you knowledge about wine production grapes varieties diversity of the soil and climate. You will learn how to truly taste and appreciate wine. At the end of your tour your guide will drop you off to your original departure place in Avignon."
From EUR75.00
 
Private Tour: Avignon Half-Day Trip from Marseille
"Leave your Marseille hotel by luxury minivan and head inland passing through swathes of pretty Provencal countryside in the direction of Avignon – just over an hour away. Known as the City of Popes Avignon was once home to a succession of 14th- and 15th-century French popes who commissioned lavish architectural monuments to be built around the town.On a walking tour see several attractions that date back to the city’s prime like the Pont Saint-Bénezet – the elegant bridge immortalized in the French children’s song Sur le pont d’Avignon – and Cathedral Notre-Dame des Domes. Hear tales of history from your guide and admire the city’s restored medieval ramparts as you w prestige and corruption of Avignon’s papal heritage. Entrance to the palace is at your own expense; once inside you can explore more than 20 different rooms including the pope’s private chambers
From EUR44.00

More Things to Do in Orange

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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May 29, 2014

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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May 29, 2014

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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May 29, 2014

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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May 29, 2014

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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Aug 31, 2013

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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Apr 22, 2012
 
 
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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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Apr 22, 2012

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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Feb 10, 2012

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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Nov 25, 2011

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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Nov 25, 2011

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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Nov 25, 2011

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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Nov 09, 2011

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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Nov 04, 2011

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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Oct 31, 2011

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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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"Orange, an ancient Romans city"
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"Savour Orange's outstanding Roman antiquity"
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"Moscow-Orange"
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"Miniature Rome"
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"The Oldest Active Theater In The World"
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