9:00 am: Be met in your hotel in Aix en Provence and Marseille.
Today you will first drive to Orange. The city was the former seat of the counts of Orange, a title created by Charlemagne in the eighth century and passed to the Dutch crown in the sixteenth century. The family's most famous member was Prince William, who ascended the English throne with his consort Mary in the 1688 "Glorious Revolution".
After your visit to Orange, continue your drive 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. Avignon is ancient and full of history, life, youth, art, music and activity.
The fortified city of Avignon will not leave you indifferent. The ancient streets, the private mansions and their courtyards and the renovated façades will charm you. 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. You can visit 25 of the Palace’s rooms, including the ceremonial rooms, chapels, cloister and private papal apartments with priceless frescoes.
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". It is considered to be one of the most beautiful sites in the world.
6:00 pm: Go back to your hotel.