Discover the Secrets of Provence

This romantic 5-day route is an open invitation to discover the most intoxicating sites and secrets of the region. Upon your arrival in Nîmes, your will have the chance of discovering its famous Roman heritage, like the Arena and the Maison Carrée. If you have time, we recommend adding an extra night to your stay to fully explore the city!

maison carrée nimes

On your first cycling day, you will pedal to one of the world’s great engineering feats, the Pont du Gard, also an UNESCO site and a magnificent symbol of Roman life in the region.

pont-du-gard

From there, you retrace the aqueduct’s path to charming Uzès where under the arcades of the famous spice markets, a sumptuous lunch awaits. Uzes is a charming Provençal city, founded in Roman times. With its ancient history and heritage, the town will amaze you!

uzes

Crossing the Gardon and its fabulous Gorges, you arrive at the village of Cabrières along the Rhone where Beaucaire, a medieval castle bears witness to the region’s glorious past and the Gallo-Roman town Saint Rémy de Provence, where Van Gogh painted Starry Night. Wander around the narrow little streets, discovering squares where fountains play, and the attractive boutiques and art galleries that make the town’s historic center so lively. Discovering Saint-Rémy-de-Provence also means enjoying the magnificent landscapes of the Massif des Alpilles, now classified as the Parc Naturel Régional des Alpilles (Alpilles Region Natural Park), with the town nestling at its foot.

rue-du-chateau

Through olive groves, your route leads to Fontvieille, where Alphonse Daudet lived and wrote his finest writings as well as one of the most beautiful villages in all of France, Les Baux de Provence, and a medieval fortress on a rocky outcropping overlooking the Alpilles mountain range.

les baux de provence

Continuing on through the very landscapes that inspired Van Gogh’s most famous paintings, you stop to linger at the Provençal markets, with their indulgent scents and flavors, meeting local artisans and sharing bottles of regional wine in the most enchanting scenery of your dreams.

Throughout this holiday, the enchanting scenery and authentic personal moments will immerse you completely into another time, in a place of great beauty and profound character.

starry-night

 

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