Arles, city of art, history & photography a Unesco World Heritage Site. Most visitors come in search of Van Gogh & Roman history - look for the cafe in Place du Forum he painted Cafe Terrace at Night. Arles founded in 46BC by Julius Caesar 2000 years ago, & Van Gogh who arrived in 1888. From Arles, we head into the Camargue region follow the River Rhône where it meets the Mediterranean & windswept beach of Piémanson, time to take in the air & beauty of the nature around. In the heart of the Camargue natural park, you will witness an amazing sight of wild animals & wild landscapes; pink flamingos, bulls & the famous white horses of Camargue. You also visit the capital of the regional park, Les Saintes Maries de la Mer, a town of Spanish gipsy traditions. Head to the rooftop of the town's church, admire the view of the Mediterranean before visiting the Ornithological park Pont de Gau with flamingos, egrets and many more species. It's a day discovering the secrets of the Camargue & Arles.
In Arles, discover the Roman heritage : the amphitheater, the Roman theater and the ancient sites still well preserved and painted by Van Gogh (Le Cafe la Nuit, Le Jardin de l'Hôtel Dieu). Enjoy the market in Arles on Saturday morning.Photo stop in Les Baux de Provence. Enjoy the audiovisual show (ticket included) in the Carrières de Lumière dedicated to Salavador Dali. The Carrières de Lumière are closed from January to beginning of March : more time will be allowed in the village of Les Baux during this period.In Saint-Rémy de Provence, take a look at Saint-Paul de Mausole to see some sites painted by Van Gogh (entrance fee not included). Drive to the village of Gigondas : taste the powerful red wines in a winery.(end March 31st)Continuation to the famous vineyard of Châteauneuf-du-Pape.Enjoy a wine-tasting in one of the numerous cellars of the village before going back to Avignon.From April 1st 2020, Gigondas will be replaced by another wine-tasting in Chateauneuf du Pape.