Trip reference number: 10400

Trip Operator: Ramblers Walking Holidays

Romantic Avignon

From: £1109.00

Guided Walking Holidays - Romantic Avignon On the leafy banks of the River Rhne, discover a city steeped in ancient lore and mystery. As you make your way through the narrow cobbled streets of Avignon, capture a sense of history and mystique. Spend a day following in the footsteps of Van Gogh walking from St Rmy through the Alpilles or admiring the heights of the Pont du Gard Aqueduct. Medieval Avignon is surrounded by the 800 year old ramparts that once protected the city. It has been regarded as one of Frances major artistic centres since the 14th century when the Popes court was here to escape political turmoil in Rome. The Gothic Popes Palace remains. Elsewhere the citys ramparts, towers and decorated churches are evidence of its prosperity during this time. During our first full day in Avignon we will be joined by a local guide who will help to bring this areas rich history to life. To the south we visit Arles, the regions key Roman city with a well preserved amphitheatre. We can explore the city of Nmes and walk in its public gardens the first in France. Well walk around St Rmy-de-Provence, as well as visiting the town itself, and also visit the Pont du Gard, an amazing stone aqueduct 160ft above the River Gard. We can also dance on the remaining spans of the Pont dAvignon! Throughout, your constant companion is a countryside filled with wild herbs and flowers under the watchful eye of Mont Ventoux, Provences highest peak.


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12/09/2020 19/09/2020 See our website ££1129.00
03/10/2020 10/10/2020 See our website ££1129.00
20/12/2020 27/12/2020 See our website ££1249.00

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