Alpilles Tour 1: Saint Rémy de Provence, the mountain chain of Les Alpilles, Les Baux de Provence.
The mountain chain of the Alpilles is a natural park its fauna and flora are typical of the region.
Our tour in the Alpilles area will start with the village Saint Rémy de Provence. It’s a village traditions and festivity, a village of character.
Visiting St Rémy and the surrounding, you will be surprise by the richness of its history, the monuments grec and roman of Glanum.
The Alpilles museum introduces the visitor to the cultural, natural and human heritage of the Alpilles. It is housed in a very fine Renaissance residence.
We will take the roads of the Alpilles Valley where the olive has been cultivated since the time of ancient grecs and romans.
We could go to an olive mill and try the olive oil AOP Vallée de Baux.
The village of Les Baux de Provence, has a rich architectural heritage which you can explore by wandering through its narrow cobbled streets, as far as the wonderful view of the valley, a silvery blue sea of olive trees.
Great countryside not far from Arles.
Option: we could visit an olive mill we will understand how it is made and why is it so different from others.
Option: in the impressive stone carrier of the val d’enfer by the village of Les Baux de Provence,
the Carrières de Lumières present a multimedia exhibition devoted to Marc Chagall.
Option: wine testing AOP Alpilles.
Alpilles Tour 2: Vincent Van Gogh, Arles and St Remy de Provence
As you come to visit Provence you may visit Arles.
It is a former roman colony under Julius Caesar which grew under the emperor Augustus, from that era you could visit great monuments as the theatre, the amphitheater.
On the town hall square, the church of St Trophime, whose portal and cloister are jewels of late Southern Romanesque Art, is a visit not to be missed by art lovers.
The garden of the Hotel Dieu where Vincent Van Gogh lived in 1888.
La fondation Vincent Van Gogh, in Arles, present very interested exhibitions this summer 2016, we will have the opportunity to see masterpiece of the painter.
After the walking tour of Arles we will cross the mountain chain of the Alpilles, a natural park rich in fauna and flora typical of the region.
We could have lunch in the village of St Rémy de Provence with its wide choice of restaurants, crafts and decoration shops.
Going to the village of St Remy de Provence you will have the opportunity to visit Saint Paul le Mausole where Vincent Van Gogh lived in 1889 after his year in Arles. During his two years in Provence, he has painted many of his masterpieces as the Starry Night or the Yellow House painted in Arles. Inspired by the beautiful landscapes of the Alpilles and La Camargue. Vincent Van Gogh, has dedicated his life to art.
Option: Fondation Vincent Van Gogh, in Arles.
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