GoWightAway are taking you on a holiday of a lifetime with IOW Tours this September as we whisk you away for an 8 day break to to the absolutely stunning, beautifully maintained in all its natural splendour, region of Provence in South-East France. With lots of exciting day trips out, this GOLD TOUR holiday is one truly not to be missed out on!!
On this holiday you will discover the most representative, varied and beautiful part of France and its thriving and diverse landscapes.
Famed for its iconic landscapes of aromatic lavender surrounded by medieval villages, ancient Roman remains, is the majestic city of Avignon, local markets and fantastic food & drink await – a true feast for all the senses.
Included in this holiday are a day in beautiful Avignon, with entrance to the Palais du Papes, and guided tour, immerse in the Roman history of the Pont du Jardins la Fountaine, a sightseeing cruise around Avignon & day trips to places such as the City of Nîmes, Palavas–les–Flots, Pont du Gard, and much much more.
Day 1 – Taxi pick-up from home, travel to Orleans by tunnel, dinner and overnight stay at The Ibis Orleans Centre
Day 2 – After breakfast continue journey, to Pont du Gard to our lovely hotel, where a welcome glass of wine will be enjoyed on arrival, after settling in, relax, unwind, and enjoy a 3 course meal in the fabulous restaurant.
Day 3 – This morning we head to the beautiful city of Avignon, set on the banks of the Rhône with dramatic views of its 800 year old medieval ramparts surrounding the magnificent Palais des Papes. The famous Pont d’Avignon of nursery rhyme fame sits majestically half way across the Rhône and the city teems with cobbled streets, quaint boutiques and leafy squares. We will have a guided tour of the palace, and a 1 hour sightseeing cruise also.
Day 4 – This morning we head out for a day out in The City of Nîmes, several famous monuments are in Nîmes, such as the Nîmes Arena and the Maison Carrée. A guided tour of a double-tiered circa-70 A.D. amphitheatre, Maison Carrée & Tour Magne are included, after return to the hotel for an evening of olive and wine tasting. Yummy!
Day 5 – Today we go on a glorious day of sight seeing, on a coastal drive along the lake Etang de L’or before an afternoon exploring the beauty of Palavas–les–Flots to discover its quays lining the canal, its beaches and its ports, enjoy some time shopping in all the boutique shops, after a stop off in Sète, a major port city in the southeast French region of Occitanie.
Day 6 – Another fantastic day out, today we visit the ancient Roman aqueduct of Pont du Gard, an amazing feat of engineering built over 2,000 years ago to take water to the city of Nîmes. We will visit the museum, Cine, Ludo, the Memoires de Garrigue path exhibition.
Day 7 / 8 – After breakfast, we depart and start our journey home, stopping over night again at the lovely Hoter Ibis in Orleans, and the following morning continue our journey back to the Island where a taxi will be waiting on the other side to take us to our front door.
Situated ideally in a setting of greenery and detente, the Best Western Hotel Uzes Pont du Gard enjoys a complete set of services that will facilitate the success of your stay: a bar, restaurant, swimming pool, tennis court and the professionalism of an attentive and dynamic staff. The hotel ideally situated to the doors of the city of Uzes, and a few steps away from the Place aux Herbes, the Duche and the Tour Fenestrelle. Midway between the Mediterranean Sea and the Cevennes, the Best Western Hotel Uzes Pont du Gard stands in the very heart of this very popular area.
A VALID PASSPORT IS REQUIRED FOR THIS HOLIDAY
COMPREHENSIVE TRAVEL INSURANCE FOR FRANCE JUST £20
To Book Call Brenda or any of the team at IOW Tours on 01983 405116