Ventourisme

Ventourisme

Roman Provence

Back to the past by visiting the Pont du Gard and the main ancient sites in Nîmes and Orange, from Avignon*.

* if you stay outside Avignon, please contact me to decide a better pickup place together.

from

89 €

per person

From 2 to 6 people

Duration: between 6 (off-season tour) and 8 hours (high season tour)

Departure time: 9:30 am (high season tour) or 1:00 pm (off-season tour)

Languages: English or French

High season tour from Monday to Saturday included, except on public holidays, from March 16th to November 15th only.

Off-season tour from Monday to Saturday included, in the afternoon only, from November 16th to March 15th.

Exceptionally unavailable during the two Feria de Nîmes and during Nimes Arena or Orange Roman theatre closures because of events.

from

89 €

per person

From 2 to 6 people

Duration: between 6 (off-season tour) and 8 hours (high season tour)

Departure time: 9:30 am (high season tour) or 1:00 pm (off-season tour)

Languages: English or French

High season tour from Monday to Saturday included, except on public holidays, from March 16th to November 15th only.

Off-season tour from Monday to Saturday included, in the afternoon only, from November 16th to March 15th.

Exceptionally unavailable during the two Feria de Nîmes and during Nimes Arena or Orange Roman theatre closures because of events.

Route

High season tour (from 03/16 to 11/15) :

9:30 am : Pickup in front of Hotel Le Bristol (address: 44 cours Jean Jaurès 84000 Avignon)

10:00 am : Photo-stop at the Roman arch of Orange (30 minutes drive), 20 metres high and dating back to the 1st century AD. There, you will also be able to listen to the different audio machines placed all around the arch and narrating the building’s history. Duration: between 20 and 30 minutes.

10:45 am : Audio guided tour of the Roman theatre of Orange (admission tickets included in the price) with its impressive stage wall (35 metres/115 feet high and 104 metres/341 feet long). The theatre was built in the 1st century BC and can contain 9,000 people. It is part of UNESCO World Heritage since 1981, just like the Roman arch. Duration: about 1 hour.

12:00 pm : Provençal picnic in a park at St.Eutrope hill, on the heights of Orange. The picnic is only made up of local goods (instance: hard-boiled eggs from the farm, tapenade, anchovy purée, fresh goat cheese, seasonal fruits, grape juice). Duration: about 1 hour.

1:30/1:45 pm : Stroll at the Pont du Gard (30 minutes drive), magnificent building which was part of a 52-kilometer long Roman aqueduct which was used to supply Nîmes with water from around Uzès. The Pont du Gard is listed at the UNESCO World Heritage since 1985. With around 50 metres/164 feet high on 3 levels, it was build in the 1st century AD. Duration: between 40 minutes and 1 hour.

2:45/3:00 pm : Photo-stop in front of the Maison Carrée of Nîmes (30 minutes drive), former temple dedicated to the Emperor Augustus and built astride the 1st centuries BC and AD. The Maison Carrée is listed at the UNESCO World Heritage since September 2023. Duration: about 15 minutes.

3:15/3:30 pm : Audio guided tour of the Amphitheatre of Nîmes (admission tickets included in the price), built between the 1st and 2nd centuries AD and containing up to 20,000 people. It is listed at the UNESCO World Heritage since September 2023, like the Maison Carrée. Duration: about 1 hour.

4:30/4:45 pm : Back to Avignon (1 hour drive). Arrival in front of Hotel Le Bristol at around 5:30/5:45 pm.

Off-season tour (from 11/16 to 03/15, in the afternoon only) :

1:00 pm: Pickup in front of Hotel Le Bristol (address: 44 cours Jean Jaurès 84000 Avignon).

1:30 pm: Photo-stop at the Roman arch of Orange (30 minutes drive), 20 metres high and dating back to the 1st century AD. The Arch is listed at the UNESCO World Heritage since 1981. Duration: around 15 minutes.

2:00 pm: Audio-guided tour of the Roman theatre of Orange (tickets included in the price), built in the 1st century BC and listed at the UNESCO World Heritage since 1981. Duration: about 1 hour.

3:30/3:45 pm : Stroll at the Pont du Gard (30 minutes drive), magnificent building which was part of a 52-kilometer long Roman aqueduct which was used to supply Nîmes with water from around Uzès. The Pont du Gard is listed at the UNESCO World Heritage since 1985. With around 50 metres/164 feet high on 3 levels, it was build in the 1st century AD. Duration: between 40 minutes and 1 hour.

5:00/5:15 pm : Stroll in Nîmes (30 minutes drive) with photo-stops in front of the Maison Carrée, former temple dedicated to the Emperor Augustus and built astride the 1st centuries BC and AD, and in front of the Amphitheatre, built between 1st and 2nd centuries AD and containing 20,000 people. Both monuments are listed at the UNESCO World Heritage since September 2023. Duration: about 1 hour.

6:00/6:15 pm : Back to Avignon (about 1 hour drive). Arrival in front of Hotel Le Bristol at around 7:00/7:15 pm.

Included in the price:

  • Pickup in front of Hotel Le Bristol
  • Admission tickets to the Roman theatre of Orange
  • Admission tickets to the Amphitheatre of Nîmes (high season tour only)
  • 7-seat car with air conditioning
  • A cold bottle of water for each passenger
  • Provençal picnic for the high season tour
  • Native chauffeur-guide speaking English and French
  • Highway and parking fees
  • Drop-off at the starting point

Not included:

  • Tips
  • Personal purchases
  • Picnic for the off-season tour

Other information to know:

  • The tour will occur, except in case of emergency (red vigilance declared by Météo France, quarantine, driver’s illness) or sites’ exceptional closure
  • Cancellation with complete refund possible up to 24 hours before departure time

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