Disponibile fino al 31 Marzo 2018
Escursioni a Marsiglia - Aix en Provence
Escursioni a Marsiglia: Discover the beautiful city of Aix-en-Provence with this full-day tour highlighting the best the city has to offer. You’ll enjoy the magnificent Cours Mirabeau, take a stroll through one of the city centre markets and visit the studio of the renowned impressionist painter, Paul Cezanne.
Walk with your guide on the Cours Mirabeau lined with a double row of large plane trees which form a tunnel of greenery. The exclusive street is home to grand and elaborate 17th and 18th century private mansions. On hot summer days you will appreciate the glorious shade afforded by the trees and the many cooling fountains that you will see along the way. The Cours Mirabeau divides the city in two, with the old town to the north with its old and irregular streets while the new city or the Quartier Mazarin extends to the south and west. The old town is packed with shops, architectural and religious sites and bustling squares. Take a stroll through one of the numerous markets taking place every day in the centre of the city.
Aix is also the birthplace of the painter Paul Cezanne, who is considered one of the most influential artists of his era and is said to form the bridge between late 19th-century Impressionism and the early 20th century's new line of artistic form, cubism. Both Matisse and Picasso are said to have remarked that Cézanne ‘is the father of us all’. This is an unmissable opportunity to visit the artist’s studio, which was built from his own plans and where time seems to have stood still.
Meeting/pick-up point: Radisson Blue hotel, 38 Quai Rive Neuve, 13007 Marseille.
Duration: Four hours.
Start/opening time: At 9am.
Languages: French, English, Spanish (upon request).
Others: Admission to Cezanne's studio not included.

Disponibile fino al 31 Marzo 2018
Escursioni a Marsiglia - Arles, Les Baux and St Remy de Provence
Escursioni a Marsiglia: Escape into the Alpilles countryside and discover how it and the city of Arles inspired painter Vincent Van Gogh during his stay in Provence in the late 1880s on this inspiring tour. The itinerary follows in the footsteps of Van Gogh from the city of Arles, through Les Vaux de Provence and ending at Saint-Rémy-de-Provence.
This tour will take you across the plain of Crau to the Grand Rhône riverbank where lies the ancient city of Arles, a Unesco World Heritage Site. You will discover the Roman remains of the amphitheatre called Les Arénes, the Saint-Trophime church which has a carved doorway from the 12th century, the Forum Square where the statue of Frederic Mistral stands, and Van Gogh's Café.
Later, on the road that leads you to Les Baux de Provence, you have the opportunity to take a photo at the Montmajour Abbey built in the 10th century. Feel free to purchase some lunch in your own time in the medieval village of Les Baux de Provence.
In the afternoon, visit an olive property and savour some olive-oil tasting before continuing toward Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. There is another photo opportunity at the Roman monuments called ‘The Antiques’ (Triumphal Arch and funerary monument) located in an olive-tree grove, a landscape painted several times by Van Gogh. There is also the possibility to visit the mental hospital of Saint-Paul de Mausole where the painter was confined and is said to have painted some of his finest work.
Meeting/pick-up point: Radisson Blu Hotel, 38 Quai Rive Neuve.
Duration: Nine hours.
Start/opening time: 8am.

Disponibile fino al 31 Marzo 2018
Escursioni a Marsiglia - Cassis Calanques Cruise and Marseille Panoramic Tour
Escursioni a Marsiglia: Fill your head with memories of the French Riviera with a tour to the Provençal fishing village of Cassis, stopping at breathtaking viewpoints along the way.
HIGHLIGHTS:
* Drive along the scenic Route des Crêtes
* Soak up the old-town charm of Cassis
* Enjoy a boat tour of the Cassis calanques
* Take in the sights of Marseille with a panoramic tour
Taking the scenic Route des Crêtes from Marseille to Cassis, we see the vibrant colours of the French Riviera landscape unfold before us. Stop at Cape Canaille for outstanding views over the bay of Cassis and the Gardiole mountain range before continuing into the ancient fishing port itself.
Soak up the rustic charm of the harbour, where colourful wooden fishing boats line the historic front and where you’ll be wrapped in the splendour of the Côte d'Azur. Hop on a 45 minute boat trip to discover three of the Cassis calanques, where the rugged coastline is characterised by steep coves, tiny harbours and unspoiled beaches.
On our way back we enjoy a panoramic tour of the city of Marseille, including a photo stop at the Notre-Dame de la Garde basilica. Take in the breathtaking views of the city, the Frioul archipelago and the Château d'If and drive along the Corniche Road lined by magnificent 19th century residences. Our last stop is the 11th century Abbey of St Victor guarding the entry to the Old Port, before the tour ends.
Meeting/ pick-up point: Radisson Blu hotel.
Duration: Approx. 4 hours.
End/closing time: At 1pm and 5pm. Not available on January 1st, May 1st and December 25th.
Languages: English and French; Spanish upon request.

Disponibile fino al 29 Marzo 2018
Escursioni a Marsiglia - Luberon and Lavender
Escursioni a Marsiglia: Live the high life in some of the most rustic hill towns of the Luberon region with this full day excursion. You’ll pass through the quaint villages of Lourmain and Bonnieux and take a stroll through a lively weekly market. You will also visit the villages of Gordes, Oppede-le-Vieux and Menerbes, and make a stop at the Lavender Museum.
To begin your scenic tour you will be driven through the villages of Lourmain and Bonnieux. Then head to either Roussillon (Thursday tour) or L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue (Sunday tour) to enjoy a walk through a market offering traditional and local fresh produce. It is well known how exceptional French cheese in and you are sure to be able to find some fine examples in either location.
Then you head to Gordes, considered one of the most beautiful villages in France and to Oppede-le-Vieux, a village carved into the rock and whose authenticity has attracted artists and writers for decades. Also on the agenda is a visit to Menerbes, a fortress village that was the setting of a brutal siege lasting more than five years during the 16th century religious wars. There will also be an opportunity to pause at the Lavender Museum, the lavender being the symbolic flower of Provence. Here you will be able to try out an exclusive line of natural cosmetics made of locally produced AOC (controlled designation of origin) fine lavender essential oil. The spectacular sight of the lavender when in flower in the fields is also a feast for the eyes.
Start/opening time: Departs every Thursday and Sunday morning at 8am.
Duration: Nine hours.
Others: The Lavender Museum is closed in January.

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