9.00 am: Be met in the lobby of your hotel or boat and 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.
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.
Lunch at leisure.
In the afternoon, 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.
6:00 pm: Drive back to your hotel or boat.