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.