Escorted Motorhome Tour

Impressions “Picturesque Provence” tour 2018

Impressions “Picturesque Provence” tour 2018

Train de l’Ardèche

Touring Information

Start: Avignon

End: Tournon-sur-Rhône

Tour days: 14

Non-Driving days: 7

Average daily milage: 52 miles

Max. daily mileage: 98 miles

Total mileage: 365 miles

Calais-Avignon: 622 miles

Pets allowed


  • Visit of the L’OCCITANE beauty product factory and museum
  • Historic train ride in Doux river valley
  • Wine tasting at a vineyard
  • Feria de Pentecôte (Whitsun), one of the largest festive events in France
  • Grand Canyon de Verdun one of the most beautiful river valleys in Europe

The Escorted Motorhome Tour

The picturesque Provence is a land of striking natural beauty and great diversity – with lavender meadows, oceans of vineyards and olive groves and the largest canyons in Europe and on the other hand lively cities and adorable villages with twisted narrow cobblestone streets. On our Tour you can visit large cities like Avignon or Arles, but also many of the smaller villages with their natural beauty like the “wedding cake” town of Gordes. During the tour you can participate at the Feria in Nîmes, when the town is taken over by horses and bulls and also by music, dancing and wine. But the tour is also timed in a way that we go to many towns during their market days, including the market in Arles, the largest in Provence. We will also have a wine tasting at a vineyard in Châteauneuf-du-Pape. The end of the tour is crowned by an historic train ride through the Doux river valley.


Tour Map Picturesque Provence 2021

Day 1 and Day 2: Avignon

We will start our tour in the beautiful town of Avignon with the great Pope Palace. On the first evening we will have a group dinner in a lovely restaurant in order to get to know each other. Depending on your arrival time, you can start exploring Avignon during the afternoon. The second day can be used to explore Avignon further, for a day trip to the UNESCO World Heritage site Pont du Gard, or go to Nîmes and participate in the Feria, the high point of festive life in Nîmes.

Day 3: Avignon – Saint-Rémy-de-Provence

On the way to Saint-Rémy-en-Provence you can visit the Château de Tarascon idyllically located next to the river Rhône, or you have another opportunity to visit Nîmes.

Day 4: Saint-Rémy-de-Provence

Saint-Rémy-de-Provence is a jet set town during summer, but quiet and charming when we travel. The town was home to the prophecy-maker Nostradamus and the Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh and is the summer home of Princess Caroline of Monaco. The roman ruins of Glanum, which are well worth a visit, are a mere stone’s throw away from the town centre.

Day 5: Saint-Rémy-de-Provence Arles

Before we continue our journey walk into town and stroll over the weekly market, offering many local products. On your way to Arles you can cross the hills of the Alpilles and visit the medieval city of Baux de Provence. Remember to stock up on olive oil, at one of the olive mills in Maussane-les-Alpilles.

Day 6: Arles

Arles has a lot to offer. Visit the roman Amphitheatre, Saint-Trophime church or one of the excellent Mediterranean restaurants, or just take a walk through the old town. You could also use the day for a trip to the Camargue and visit the towns of Aigues Mortes, Saintes Maries de la Mer or drive through the nature park and see the flamingos and wild horses.

Day 7: Arles Moustiers Sainte-Marie

Arles has the largest market in Provence and gives you another chance to buy local products of all kinds before the longer drive to the Verdon region. On your way you could stop in Aix-en-Provence or continue along the scenic routes to Moustiers Sainte-Marie.

Day 8: Moustiers Sainte-Marie

Moustiers Sainte-Marie has a rich history in ceramic craftsmanship and the faïence is renowned for its fine decoration. Use the day to drive through the Grand Canyon de Verdon, the largest river canyon in Europe. Drive along the winding roads and enjoy the spectacular views. Alternatively you can visit the town of Sainte-Croix with its beautiful lake.

Day 9: Moustiers Sainte-Marie – Manosque

Today you can drive through the lavender fields of the plateau de Valensole to Manosque. Here we will visit a beauty products factory to see how lavender and other Mediterranean aromatic and medicinal plants are used in fragrances and skincare products.

Day 10:

Manosque – Chateauneuf-du-Pape

Today is market day. Visit either the market in Apt before leaving or leave early and travel to Gordes, the beautiful “wedding cake” town and stroll over the market there. There are many places to see nearby, like the ochre cliffs of Roussillon, Fontaine-de-Vaucluse or the Abbaye Notre-Dame de Sénanque. In the evening we will stay at a vineyard near Chateauneuf-du-Pape, where we will have a wine tasting.

Day 11: Chateauneuf-du-Pape – Vallon-Pont-d’Arc

Today we will drive through the Ardèche valley to Vallon-Pont-d’Arc. There are plenty of places to stop and admire the river and the rock formations. If it gets too hot, you can visit one of the Ardèche caves, where you can discover huge halls and amazing water basins, which are unique in Europe.

Day 12: Vallon-Pont-d’Arc – Tournon-sur-Rhône

Today you will have another opportunity to visit a market before leaving the campsite. On the way to our next campsite you have the opportunity to stop at the site of the Caverne du Pont d’Arc, a cave with prehistoric wall paintings, or to visit Montélimar to buy some of the world famous Nougat.

Day 13: Tournon-sur-Rhône

Today we will take a journey on a historic steam train through the most inaccessible part of the Doux valley. It is an unforgettable experience in exceptional surroundings. From panoramic carriages, you can view man-made structures overhanging the river, pitons and chaotic piles of rocks providing views of an untouched and preserved landscape

Day 14: Departure and end of tour


Touring Season 2021

Sunday 23th May– Saturday 5th June 2021


What is included:

All services are for a motorhome with 2 people

  • Welcome Dinner
  • Wine tasting at a vineyard
  • Visit of the L’OCCITANE beauty product factory and museum
  • Historic train ride in Doux river valley
  • 13 nights at campsites / motorhome parks with electricity (where available)
  • Assistance of a multi-lingual motorhome guide during the whole tour
  • Travel pack containing maps, a detailed road book with directions to the campsites, suggestions for sightseeing and general advice on motorhoming in Europe
  • Secured Payment Certificate

Price for tour only: 1,980 EURO

Earlybird discount (for bookings made by 31.12.2020): 100 EURO

In addition to the Earlybird discount, we offer to all customers booking more than one tour during one touring year a 60 EURO discount on the second tour booked!

All prices are for 2 people travelling in their own motorhome (motorhome rental optional)

– Other prices upon request –


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Customer reviews on this tour

Carolyn, Andrew & Louis, Picturesque Provence Tour 2017

Carolyn, Andrew & Louis Monmouthshire Tour: Picturesque Provence 22. June 2017

We were interested to improve our knowledge of this area of France, and this we feel we have achieved in a very enjoyable way. You were very attentive and conscious of our desires and needs throughout, providing us with many sightseeing options to choose from.

Thank you for a great holiday, the lovely memories and the introduction to WhatsApp 🙂

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