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Day Trip to Provence, Lavender Museum & Avignon by High-Speed Train

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Head to the fabled South of France on an unforgettable day trip from Paris, absorbing the rich history of cities like Avignon and the storybook villages of the Lubéron. Travel in high-speed comfort and style aboard a rapid TGV to experience a region of France where life moves a little slower than in the big city.Meeting time at 7.30am in front of Starbucks Coffee at the main entrance of Gare de Lyon. You will be given your train ticket and all details regarding your trip to Provence. The train departs at 8am from Paris.Few hours later, you arrive at Avignon for a visit to the Pope's Palace with Audio Guide, an imposing Gothic edifice that was the seat of the papacy during the 14th century. Afterward, spend some time exploring the city's Roman ruins and charming historic center, getting lunch on your own before grabbing a seat in a minivan to head into the countryside.

Stop at a handful of the Lubéron's iconic hilltop villages, where stone houses, churches, and cobbled lanes perch high above the valleys below. Admire the ruddy-hued ochre cliffs of Roussillon, learn about the production of lavender in Sault, and gaze out over violet fields of fragrant flowers from the tiered ramparts of Gordes. From there, visit the Lavender Museum in Coustellet, where you can get an up-close look at this history and various uses of this cherished Provencal plant before heading back to Avignon to catch your return train to Paris.

Head to the fabled South of France on an unforgettable day trip from Paris, absorbing the rich history of cities like Avignon and the storybook villages of the Lubéron. Travel in high-speed comfort and style aboard a rapid TGV to experience a region of France where life moves a little slower than in the big city.Meeting time at 7.30am in front of Starbucks Coffee at the main entrance of Gare de Lyon. You will be given your train ticket and all details regarding your trip to Provence. The train departs at 8am from Paris.Few hours later, you arrive at Avignon for a visit to the Pope's Palace with Audio Guide, an imposing Gothic edifice that was the seat of the papacy during the 14th century. Afterward, spend some time exploring the city's Roman ruins and charming historic center, getting lunch on your own before grabbing a seat in a minivan to head into the countryside.

Stop at a handful of the Lubéron's iconic hilltop villages, where stone houses, churches, and cobbled lanes perch high above the valleys below. Admire the ruddy-hued ochre cliffs of Roussillon, learn about the production of lavender in Sault, and gaze out over violet fields of fragrant flowers from the tiered ramparts of Gordes. From there, visit the Lavender Museum in Coustellet, where you can get an up-close look at this history and various uses of this cherished Provencal plant before heading back to Avignon to catch your return train to Paris.

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Day Trip to Provence, Lavender Museum & Avignon by High-Speed Train

Activity Location

Avignon

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • PARIS Gare de Lyon

    Place Louis-Armand

    Paris 75012


Highlights

  • Day trip to experience Provence's culture, history & scenery

  • Visit the 14th-century Pope's Palace with Audio Guide

  • Charming hilltop villages like Roussillon, Gordes & Sault

  • Info on France's favorite purple flower at Lavender Museum

  • Comfortable ride in a state-of-the-art, high-speed TGV train


Inclusions

  • Visit of Avignon, the Lubéron, and the Lavender Museum

  • Admission fees

  • Roundtrip second-class train ticket between Paris and Avignon via TGV high-speed train

  • Meeting point at Paris Gare de Lyon train station

  • Visit Audio-guided at the Pope's Palace

  • Multilingual assistance


Exclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

  • Meals and beverages


Know Before You Book

  • Children 2 and younger are complimentary.

  • You will take the train between Gare de Lyon in Paris and Avignon by yourself; your guide will meet you at the train station in Avignon. The train ride lasts approximately 3 hours each way.

  • Check-in is 30 minutes prior to booked tour start time.