Avignon by Rail: 2nd -6th September 2019

Roman and Papal Provence

In the  fourteenth century the  Papal court abandoned Rome and settled in Avignon and  built an enormous Gothic palace which stands today as witness to the  power of the  medieval Papacy .Surrounding Avignon are some of the  finest Roman remains to be found anywhere in Europe-evidence of how far Roman culture and civilisation had taken root in this  part of France. All this to be  viewed through the limpid  atmosphere of a  Provence which has inspired artists  from  Cezanne to Picasso.

Journey by rail will be from St Pancras International via Lille and then  direct by TGV to Avignon .Once in Avignon there will be a visit to the  Papal Palace followed by a walking tour of the city. There will be a half day visit  to Arles and trips out to Nimes ,the Pont du Gard and the  medieval walled town of Aigues Mortes.

Costs will include return rail fare between London and Avignon ,four nights bed and breakfast in an Avignon hotel, transfers to and from the  hotel and the  TGV station,the  services of appropriately qualified guide,, and coach excursions to Arles ,Nimes Aigues Mortes and the  Pont du Gard.

Cost :£556 for two people  sharing a twin or double room. Single person supplement £134.

If you wish to join this tour please complete the booking form. You can view and print a booking form by clicking here.