Provence and the South East of France are not all about lavender, olives and rosé wine. This is also an area that is rich in history with some exceptionally well-preserved Roman buildings and Medieval sites. Explore historic Provence on your next trip to France and learn about the people who made this area of France what it is today.
The Romans conquered this corner of France in 2BC. They occupied the area for around 500 years as it was a prime location on the trade route between Italy and Spain.
Their enduring legacy takes the form of some exceptionally well preserved buildings and monuments. The arenas in Nimes, Orange and Arles are magnificent and worthy of a day trip.
The UNESCO world heritage site of the magnificent Roman aqueduct, the Pont du Gard, with its three tiers of arches will leave you speechless.
Then there is the beautiful medieval perched village of les Baux-de-Provence and delightful Saint Remy de Provence to discover.
Add an historic Provence itinerary to your next trip to France and let your imagination run wild.
This single centre, fully flexible itinerary is based in the Avignon area and is the basis from which your own personal itinerary will be created.
We suggest you fly into Marseille or Montpellier or take the train into Avignon from where you can hire a car.
The price for this Historic Provence trip will depend on your accommodation choice, the number of people, the time of year and which elements of the itinerary you wish to include.
This itinerary can be combined with any of the other itineraries on our site to create a complete trip to France.