The Half Day History of Provence Tour is guided by my wife and part-time historian, Janet Henderson.
The guided walking tour takes place in Vaison-la-Romaine, predominantly in the stunning hill-top medieval town. This tour recounts a compelling and colorful tale, providing you with the historical context to appreciate Vaison-la-Romaine – a jewel in the crown of papal Provence. The landscape, fountains, churches, castles, mansions, alleyways and squares acquire another dimension as we imagine the events and people that have left an indelible mark on Vaison and the land of the Popes. Listen to a fascinating blend of history, folktale and legend that makes the defining events of the last three millennia spring to life and explains how these events have shaped the cultural identity of the area.
The tour provides you with a relaxed and engaging summary of some of the major events in the history of the area beginning with the Greeks, the Celts and the Romans, moving on to medieval, feudal times and continuing through to modern times, including the Renaissance and the French revolution. It uses Vaison’s Roman ruins, Romanesque cathedral and medieval town as a beautiful and dramatic backdrop.
Price: 30 euros per person
Half price children 16 to 17 yrs old.
Free for children under 16 yrs old.
Subject to a minimum group tour fee of 90 euros.
To Book this Tour: Please Contact Janet
What is the minimum group tour fee of 90 euros?
If you book a tour for two adults and no other guests join the tour (i.e. the tour ends up being private for the two of you) then the minimum group tour fee of 90 euros (cost for the two of you) would apply.
If however, you are joined by at least one other guest (creating a group of three or more) then the 30 euros per person fee would apply – thus a tour fee of 60 euros (2 x 30 euros) for two adults.
9.30am in Vaison-la-Romaine.