Walking in Van Gogh's Provence: short and sweet
    • France - Provence
    • 5 days
    • Walking
    • Self-guided
      • From March to June
      • From September to November
    • 2 - 10 travellers
      • Simple
      • Comfort
      • Trip code : A1137

About the Walking in Van Gogh's Provence: short and sweet trip

About the trip in Provence

On this self guided short walking holiday, you will follow Van Gogh’s steps into the most secret of the Alpilles landscapes.
You will spend time in the artsy town of Saint-Rémy, the spectacular village of Les Baux, the picturesque village of Maussane and its olive mills. And finally the Roman city of Arles at the enf of your trip.

Van Gogh arrived here in the late 19th century, and this beautiful region inspired some of his greatest work: the chiseled teeth of the Alpilles mountains that soar high above the Rhône Valley, the sunflower fields, the Mistral winds that rhythmically sweep the lone cypress tree. Your trip ends in Arles, the "Rome" of Provence

An easy short walking break, ideal for families, under the great lights of Provence. 

Highlights of the trip

  • Retracing the life and brush strokes of Van Gogh
  • The perched medieval village of Les Baux de Provence
  • The Roman city of Arles
  • 1 dinner included
  • Awe-inspiring vistas atop the Alpilles mountains
  • The vineyards and olive groves blanketing the plains
  • The cafés and restaurants of Saint Rémy de Provence & Maussane
  • Choose your type of accommodation,  extra walks/rides, an e-bike, etc .. Click on BOOK
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Walking in Van Gogh's Provence-short and sweet:  Day by Day

Day 1 - St Remy de Provence

saint remy de provence van gogh alpille chain olive oil olive groves great market of provence

  • Saint-Rémy
  • Arrival on your own in St Remy de Provence. Explore the artsy Saint-Rémy de Provence and its environs, the museum of Van Gogh’s paintbrush. Head into the sunlit hills to discover the remains of the Roman town of Glanum. 
  • Night in Saint Rémy

  • Market on Wednesdays & Saturday morning in St Remy

  • Access: Regular bus line from Avignon > St Remy de Provence - See the schedule

Day 2 - St Remy and the crests of the Alpilles

  • Saint-Rémy > St Paul de Mausole > Alpilles Crest > Saint Rémy 
    3 hours 30 - 10km / 6.5 miles - Ascent: +300 m / Descent: -300 m
    Longer walk option: 6 hours - 18km / 11.2 miles - Ascent: +550 m / Descent: -550 m
  • You start from the picturesque Saint Rémy into the Alpilles hills, then along the fabulously panoramic ridge-line. Along the way, take the time to visit the Saint-Paul de Mausole monastery, where Van Gogh spent over a year, creating over 150 paintings, and some of his best work. Dinner on your own and night in Saint Rémy.
  • Night in Saint Remy
  • MEALS included: Breakfast

  • Market on Wednesdays & Saturday morning in St Remy.

Day 3 - From the Roman ruins to Maussane

  • Saint-Rémy > Maussane 
    4 hours - 13km / 8 miles - Ascent: +270 m / Descent: -290 m
  • Today’s scenic forestry path hovers high above the valley, giving you spectacular views on the crest of the Alpilles. You then walk through silvery-green olive groves, all the way down to the village of Maussane. Visit the famed 17th century Cornille mill where you can taste one of Provence’s best olive oils!
  • Dinner included & night in Maussane.
  • MEALS included: Breakfast & Dinner

  • Market on Wednesdays & Saturday morning in St Remy

Day 4 - Vineyards and olives trees of the Baux Valley

  • Maussane > Les Baux > Maussane 
    3 hours - 10km / 6.2 miles - Ascent: +200 m / Descent: -200 m
  • Your walking day goes through the olives groves, all the way to the famous perched village of Les Baux de Provence: its homes packed tightly and defiantly on top of the cragged rock, earning its listing as one of the most beautiful villages in France. You walk back to Maussane. 
  • Night in Maussane
  • MEALS included:  Breakfast

  • Market on Thursday morning in Maussane.

Day 5 - Arles, Rome of Provence

arles roman amphitheater and coliseum

  • Morning transfer to Arles at the end of the day, the Rome of Provence. End of your trip in Arles.

  • Great market on Wednesday and Saturday (big one) morning in Arles

  • Return : regular train lines from Arles > Avignon & Marseille city-airport on SNCF .

  • We recommendhave an extra night in Arles, and enjoy the great lively atmosphere of Arles.
  • Continue onwards your exploration of Provence in the Luberon !

Trip info

The rates are per person:

  • on a 2 pers. minimum reservation basis ( shared room),
  • and is always subject to availability
  • If you travel SOLO : please contact us 

INCLUDED

  • 4 nights double occupancy with private facilities
  • 4 breakfasts
  • Day 5: afternoon transfer from Maussane to Arles
  • Luggage transfers days 2 to 5
  • Our Road Book with detailed walking itineraries, including highlighted maps
  • 1 road map of the region
  • 24/7 phone assistance

NOT INCLUDED

  • All meals ( lunch & dinners ) 
  • Entrance fees into museums, insurance, drinks
  • Items of personal nature

  • SINGLE supplement
    Simple accommodation : 180€uros
    Comfort accommodation : 190 €uros

Path Restrictions

Important : From June 1st to September 30th -- Alpilles + 13 
Access may be restricted in the Alpilles & Calanques & Sainte Victoire mountains if the risk of forest fire is high. There is a risk that the paths may be closed as of noon on any given day or in exceptional circumstances the paths may be closed altogether.
Information is available from 6:00pm for the following day from the local prefecture by telephone (automated message), or you can also visit the website 

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        • France - Provence
        • 2 adults (2x530€)
        • 0 children (0x530€)
      • 5 days
      • Simple
    Total 1060€
    Deposit 380€
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