Family Activities In Provence

The rates are valid during 2019.

• Tours and workshops are held in English
• Possibility of russian-speaking guide - on request
• Interpreter for workshops - on request
• Supplement for transfer from hotel to meeting point and back.

1. VAN GOGH IN PROVENCE (Arles)
2. THE ROMAN HERITAGE OF ARLES
3. EXPLORING THE PALACE OF THE POPES (Avignon)

1. VAN GOGH IN PROVENCE (Arles)

  • Price per family (6 people max): 975 EUR
  • Duration: 2 hours (10:00-18:00)
  • Minimum age: 6 years
  • Included:
    • Certified private guide
    • Entrance tickets to Saint Paul de Mausole
    • Game booklet and gift for each child
  • Visited places: Arles, Saint-Rémy-de-Provence
Overview:
Follow the footsteps of one of the greatest painters of all time and share his feelings, emotions, life and art through a discovery of Arles and Saint-Remy-de-Provence.

Description:
In February 1888, Van Gogh took the train in Paris and wanted to join the French Riviera. But the train stopped in Arles for technical reasons, and he disembarked… This is when his time in Provence began… As soon as he arrived at the train station in Arles, Van Gogh immediately fell in love with the city and its particular light.
Follow your private family-friendly guide and follow him/her into the footsteps of the great Post-Impressionist painter. You will spend a full day looking back at his period in Provence, from Arles to Saint Rémy de Provence and compare the present with some of his most famous paintings.
Starting with Arles, you will see where he used to live (“The Yellow House”), where he painted “A Starry Night Over The Rhône” as well as many other places he took his inspiration from. Your kid-friendly guide will add many details and fun facts to make it extra special for the young ones.
From Arles, hop aboard a private minivan and head out to the former mental hospital of Saint Rémy de Provence (Saint Paul de Mausole) where Van Gogh once stayed in. Here too, you will be able to compare his paintings with what remains of the mental institution and its gardens.
Stops along the way are planed for drinks and food (not included) and the pace is perfectly adapted to children. Game booklets are also given to keep your kids fully engaged and entertained.

2. THE ROMAN HERITAGE OF ARLES

  • Price per family (6 people max): 385 EUR
  • Duration: 3 hours (10:00-18:00)
  • Minimum age: 6 years
  • Included:
    • Certified private guide
    • Entrance tickets to the museum, the arena and the theater
    • Game booklet and gift for each child
  • Visited places: Arles Museum, Ancient Amphitheater and Theater
Overview:
Travel back some 2,000 years ago and discover Arles’ beautiful roman heritage sights, from the iconic arena, still used today, to the ancient theater.

Description:
Arles was a main Roman settlement some 2,000 years ago, and traces of the past can still be seen today. With an impressive number of roman constructions still standing today, Arles is a great place to immerse yourselves in the heart of Ancient roman culture, architecture and entertainment!
This tour starts with a visit of the fascinating and highly interactive Archaeological Museum of Arles. Located just outside the city center in a modern building, the museum holds an amazing collection of ancient roman remains, from household items to a large merchant boat. The visit lasts a bit more than 1 hour, and will focus mostly on the models of the Theater, the Amphitheater, the Forum and the Thermal Baths. These models are a great way to understand the degree of advancement of the Roman civilization.
Once the visit is over, hop aboard a shuttle bus that will take you to the city center of Arles (5 min). The first visit will be the beautiful Ancient Theater where many different kinds of performances took place back in the day, before they fell out of favor and the monument was abandoned.
The next and final monument seen during this tour is the Ancient Amphitheater of Arles, one of the best preserved ones in the world. From the famous gladiator combats until today, let your private, fully licensed guide tell you all about this monument and its fascinating history.
If you would want to prolong this experience and visit the Forum and Cryptoporticoes, as well as the Thermal Baths of Constantine, let us know and we’ll be more than happy to arrange this for you and your family (supplements apply).

3. EXPLORING THE PALACE OF THE POPES (Avignon)

  • Price per family (6 people max): 425 EUR
  • Duration: 2 hours (10:00-18:00)
  • Minimum age: 6 years
  • Included:
    • Certified private guide
    • Entrance tickets to the Palace
    • Game booklet and gift for each child
Overview:
Explore the magnificent and world famous Popes’ Palace of Avignon and learn about their medieval lives through a fun-filled family-friendly private tour.

Description:
The Palace of the Popes, located in the heart of the city of Avignon, is the biggest Gothic palace in all of Europe, and was used by the popes in the 14th century. As a mighty symbol of the church’s influence throughout the western Christian world in those days, the Palace of the Popes is a must see when traveling to Provence with your kids.
Meet your private, experienced family-friendly guide and let him/her take you through this fascinating fortress. Thanks to the many stories and fun-facts about the popes, their traditions and way of life, you will understand what it was like to be a pope in the 14th century. From the assembly halls for Conclave, the treasury and the impressive kitchens to the private rooms of the popes and the built-in church, you and your children will enjoy every minute of this private tour.
To make it even more captivating for your children, they will each receive a game booklet. Your guide will also be carrying a tactile screen to show you simulations of what is was like to live in the castle back in then.

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