9:00 am: Be met at the lobby of your hotel.
Drive along the Alpilles and visit Saint Rémy de Provence, a particularly interesting town because of its typical architecture: an old center with quaint 17th and 18th century houses and narrow cobblestone streets, surrounded with ramparts, around which is a circular boulevard planted with plane trees (sycamores of Provence), immortalized by Van Gogh. You may wish to visit Saint-Paul de Mausole, the clinic into which Van Gogh was taken on May 8, 1889. Continue onto Les Baux de Provence and visit this spectacular hilltop village, the open-air ruins of the Citadel, its Medieval war machinery and the Tower of Eperon.
In the afternoon discover the antique town of Arles, the widest city in France. The city’s monuments are listed as UNESCO World heritage and include the Roman amphitheatre (the arena), the Roman theatre, the Cryptoportico (foundations of the Roman Forum), the Roman baths of Constantine, the remains of the Roman circus, the cloister and portal of St. Trophime and the Alyscamp cemetery. City of festivals, art and culture, Arles has never stopped attracting artists. Picasso, a lover of bullfights, was inspired by them and produced two paintings and 57 drawings. It is here that Vincent Van Gogh discovered the light of the “Midi” (the South of France), and found the inspiration for many of his finest works.
Finish the day with a visit of the Pont-Du Gard, the aqueduct that strides the river valley of the Gard. The Pont du Gard was built shortly before the Christian era to allow the aqueduct of Nîmes (which is almost 50 km long) to cross the Gard river.
6:00 pm: Return to your hotel.