Picturesque Provence

Provence is famous for its iconic landscapes of rolling fields of aromatic lavender surrounded by medieval villages, ancient Roman remains, the majestic city of Avignon, wonderful local markets and fantastic food and drink – a true feast for all the senses.

Tina says…
“This open-plan and traditional Provençal style hotel offers a warm welcome from the family owners and is a perfect base from which to tour Provence.”
Day 1 Arrival
We make our way southwards today to the beautiful medieval market town of Uzès.

Day 2 Avignon 75km/47 mile round trip
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 recommend a guided tour of the Palais des Papes or, for those who like to take things at a slower pace, why not enjoy an afternoon cruise on the Rhône to see the majestic city from the river?

Day 3 Uzès Market Day Driver’s day off
We suggest that you may want to make today the driver’s day off. Guests can relax by the hotel swimming pool or take a stroll into the medieval town of Uzès where the weekly market traditionally takes place (Wednesday mornings and all day Saturday) on the picturesque Place aux Herbes. The town is well worth a visit, with many architectural gems including the Duke’s Castle, historic monuments, large arcaded central square, interesting alleyways and lovely views across the countryside.

Day 4 Pont du Gard & Nîmes 66km/41 mile round trip
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 recommend a visit to the museum and visitor centre, which provides an interactive insight into how the aqueduct was made. We will continue to the city of Nîmes, which was founded around a spring fed by the Pont du Gard. Visit the beautiful Jardins de la Fontaine, the Roman amphitheatre (the best preserved arena in France), the Maison Carrée - a Roman temple built around 19BC and still standing today, where you can enjoy a film on the history of the city - or the many shops, cafés and boutiques that line the ancient streets.

Day 5 Departure
We bid a fond farewell and make our way home today.
Legend

Best Western Uzès Pont du Gard

Uzès, Provence
AAA+ Great Hospitality
This traditional 3 star family run hotel sits in a tranquil position at the foot of the beautiful town of Uzès, set in Provençal style gardens. Guests can stroll into the heart of Uzès which is a 20 minute walk (slightly uphill) from the hotel. Each of the 65 comfortable bedrooms feature a TV, hairdryer and air-conditioning. The bedrooms are reached from the main building by an undercover walkway (approx. 20 metres long) and the hotel is decorated in the traditional medieval colours of the Duchy, centred around the pleasant outdoor swimming pool and gardens. Tennis courts, table tennis and pétanque are also available to guests. The welcoming bar, restaurant and terrace also lead to the outdoor pool, providing a Mediterranean feel to the hotel. Coach parking is on-site and is free of charge.

Best Western Uzès Pont du Gard

Uzès, Provence
4 Nights Half Board
April – October 2018
(Excl. mid Jul - mid Aug)
Twin from £242pp to £283pp
Double for Sole Use Supplement from £99

Inclusions
• Return short sea crossing
• Porterage
• Welcome glass of white wine with dinner on first night
• 3 course set menu on arrival
• 3 course menu with 2 choices per course on 3 nights
• Tea/coffee after dinner
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£242 for 5 days

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