9.00 am: Be met in the lobby of your hotel or boat and drive to Arles.
No other city in the region offers a more colorful atmosphere or possesses a greater awareness of its Provencal heritage. Your guided visit will include the Roman amphitheater, which is both larger and older than its cousin in Nimes. It was built in the 1st century AD and bullfights of various types are still held here.
Continue to the beautiful St-Trophime Church dedicated to the saint who is credited with having brought Christianity to France. Its doorway is a glorious example of Provencal Romanesque style. Our walking tour leads us to many sites made famous by Van Gogh, who lived here for a year and discovered the brightness of the Mediterranean skies.
You may wish to stop at an antique dealer famous for his Provencal furniture. You will find regional furniture from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, Provencal and Oriental paintings and painted antique furniture. Lunch at leisure. Afternoon drive to the Marais du Vigueirat. You can choose to stroll through the piles among the reeds or along the canal, close to the mares or on the “piste des cabanes” specially created for children. You will be carried away by the magic of the natural reserve and its many surprises, such as the singing of a tree frog or the flight of a heron.
5:00 pm: Drive back to your hotel or boat.