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Visitors to Provence are amazed by the vast collection of well preserved Roman monuments that are to be found here. Provence was the first area in France to be colonized by the Romans during the 1st century BC. The Romans called their new territory Gaul, and the primitive inhabitants, Gauls. They built major cities, towns, and aqueducts. The former Roman colony city of Arles, on the banks of the Rhone, was an important port of trade. Nimes was another impressive former Roman colony of 20 000 inhabitants, now its city center is enshrined by some important Roman architecture from that period. The Pont du Gard, undeniably one of the most impressive of the Roman monuments outside of Rome, remains exquisitely intact. It has stood for centuries and attests to the amazing endurance of Roman architecture. The Pont du Gard, Arles city center, and the Maison Carre in Nimes, are UNESCO listed monuments and not to be missed on your visit to this area.
Half-day Excursion - Visiting any one of the above sites is possible in a half day. Learn the history and visit these extraordinary monuments with your passionate and knowledgeable guide.
Cost: 125 Euros per person, minimum of 2 guests. This tour includes pick up and drop off to and from your location (within a 30 km radius of St Remy de his tour includes pick up and drop off to and from your location, (within a 30 km radius of St Remy de Prov.) and transportation to one of the above destinations.
Full-Day Excursion - Begin the day visiting one of Provence's most interesting and vibrant former Roman colonies, which remain today thriving hubs of activity and centers of cultural arts. Both Nimes and Arles have much to offer and deserve a good half-day guided visit, followed or preceded by a trip to the Pont du Gard - which is surrounded by natural park land, with a river and small beach. This makes a wonderful place to picnic, hiking, or take a swim right under the Pont!
Cost: 235 Euros per person, minimum of 2 guests. This tour includes pick up and drop off to and from your location (within a 30 km radius of St Remy de Prov.) and transportation to 2 of the above destinations.