9:00 am: Be met in Aix en Provence or Marseille.
Enjoy visiting Aix en Provence. Do not miss out on one of the most famous “Cours” in France, the Cours Mirabeau, once a street for horse-drawn coaches and the link between the Mazarin quarter and the old commercial town. The center of Aix en Provence is the old town, surrounded by a circular boulevard and squares.
Be delighted by Aix’s bustling daily open-air market on the Place Richelme. Admire the mansions in the Mazarin district with the Hotel de Caumont, the 4 Dolphins Square with the graceful 4 Dolphins Fountain and the Saint Jean de Malta church, a fortified gothic church built at the end of the 12th century. Visit the old town with the Palais des Justice (Law Courts) built on the former site of the Palace of the sovereign counts, the 17th-century Madeleine church, and St Sauveur cathedral.
Continue your trip to Avignon. Located at the confluence of the Rhône and Durance rivers, Avignon is well known for its ramparts, its famous Pont Saint-Bénezet and the Pope’s Palace. The famous theater festival has made Avignon an extremely attractive city in modern times.
Avignon’s architecture is marked by papal history. Home to the Sovereign Pontiffs in the 14th century, the Palace of the Popes is the biggest Gothic palace in the world. Enjoy a walk around Avignon. On this walk you will encounter the main landmarks of the city and the historic core of Avignon, which has been inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage list by the Convention of Berlin (1995). One of France's Monuments Historiques chief architects has called it the "Acropolis of Avignon".
5:00 pm: Return to your hotel in Aix en Provence or Marseille.