Roman sites & historical places


  • The amphitheater in Nîmes

  • The Pont du Gard: The best preserved Roman aqueduct

  • The charming medieval town of Uzès

  • The ancient Roman theatre of Orange!


LANGUAGE French, English
SCHEDULE 09.00 AM to 05.00 PM
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Visit Provence's famous Roman sites and historical places in a day trip from Avignon. This wonderful full day tour invites you to immerse yourself into French history discovering Nimes, Uzes, Orange and the Pont du Gard with a local expert guide.

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Jump into French history for a great day tour in Provence!

At 9am you will meet your friendly A la Francaise guide who is ready to share his wealth of knowledge on the historical sites in Provence.

Climbing aboard your comfortable, upmarket minivan you will depart Avignon and set off on your way to Nîmes. This is a great city of the arts, proud of its prestigious Roman past. Visit the Arena (entrance included) and the "Maison Carrée" (Square House), one of the best preserved Roman temples, and the Gate of Augustus. Learn about the city's Roman past as you go.

Next on your historical tour of Provence is a visit to the medieval town of Uzès. The first Duchy of France, this town is set in the garrigues countryside (mediterranean vegetation). Visit the Place aux Herbes (picturesque square), the Episcopal Palace, the Ducal Palace, the Fenestrelle Tower (a unique bell-tower) and the Cathedral. Outside of Uzès is the catchment area of the Roman aqueduct Pont du Gard that brought spring water to Nîmes.

Pont du Gard dates from the first century and is classified by UNESCO, it's the most amazing and well preserved part of the Roman acqueduct which supplied water to Nîmes. This is a fascinating and very important part of any historical tour in Provence.

Your last stop of the day is with a visit to the ancient theatre in the town of Orange (entrance included).

After visiting Orange it's time for the drive back to Avignon where you tour guide will drop you off at 5pm. 

Please note: some events take place during the year inside the Arena of Nimes. In this case the visit of the Arena will be replaced by a photo stop around the monument.

discovery of ancient monuments
Visit to Uzès, the first Duchy of France
discovery of the ancient Roman theatre


  • Up to 24 hours in advance: 100% refund
  • Under 24 hours in advance: no refund
  • A minimum of 2 participants is required for a tour. If only 1 person is booked on a tour, A la Francaise will contact the customer to reschedule or refund the total amount.

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Meeting point*

Tourist Office
41 cours Jean Jaurès, 84000 Avignon

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