Provence exclusive

Tourist guides - Avignon and the surroundings

Guided tours around Provence with a licensed guide.
Taylor made itineraries, totally adapted to clients desires.

Laurence Minard-Amalou.
French Government licensed guide.
Art history degree in Ecole du Louvre, Paris. Guide for tours in several languages in France and nearby European countries. Community services classes on traveling in France.
Relocation consultant for foreign executives moving to France.
Professional life dedicated to tourism and introducing France to visitors.
Have lived and traveled abroad so understand what a difference a native perspective can make.

We will discuss and decide the itinerary together, the stops and visits you wish to do, according to the season and the events, to your interests and desires. Some places are better seen early in the day, others are more lively on market days...
Tours are always a combination of cultural sites, foods, local crafts, markets, stressing the aspects that you like best.

Also possible : guided visits of Arles, Aix-en-Provence, Marseille
Theme visits : Roman monuments, vineyards, lavender, antiques, shopping, in the footsteps of Van Gogh or Cézanne... All requests will be given our utmost attention.

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  • private tours
  • discover the most beautiful sights in Provence

Guided tours around Provence

Dicover Provence

Les Luminessences d'Avignon in the Popes' Palace

Excursion to the Sainte-Victoire mountain

Guided tour in the Alpilles

Guided tour in Nîmes

Guided tours in Provence

Guided tours at the Pont du Gard Aqueduct

Guided tour of the villages of Provence

Licenced guide for excursions around Avignon
Your visits will be...
- personalized
- adapted to your wishes and interests
- at your own pace
- in the most comfortable conditions
- relaxed and friendly
- and have a local touch !

I will help you...
- love Provence as I do,
- choose the best itinerary,
- avoid the most "touristy" places,
- avoid the stress of driving,
- have an authentic experience.

Walking tour of Avignon

We'll see the main monuments in the city, different areas: around the Palace of Popes, Saint-Didier square, pedestrian streets, the famous bridge of Avignon, the city market, the park with it’s beautiful panorama...
On the way I will show you restaurants that I like, nice shops, and other places that you will want to discover later by yourselves. I will talk to you about life in Provence, about the Avignon theater festival, about interesting events coming up...

Tours from Avignon To the North

Orange and its Roman theatre; Châteauneuf du Pape and Gigondas, famous wine-producing villages; Vaison la Romaine with its Roman ruins; Beaumes de Venise (famous sweet white wine…); picturesque villages of Sablet and Séguret;
Tours can include: a special visit to a wine-producing domaine, tea and homemade pastries in a charming tea room; a short hike around the beautiful natural site of Dentelles de Montmirail...

To the South

Arles with its Roman monuments, its exquisite medieval church and cloister, memories of Van Gogh; Camargue, France's "Far West"; the fortresses of Tarascon and Beaucaire; Les Baux de Provence, a stunning village; through the Alpilles mountains to the famous town of Saint Rémy de Provence.
Tours can include: horseback riding and bird watching in the natural park of Camargue; printed fabrics museum and factory; visit of an olive oil mill…

To the West

Villeneuve les Avignon, beautiful village facing the city of Popes; Pont du Gard, the most famous Roman aqueduct; Uzès, an architectural marvel built around its castle; Nîmes, the French Rome, with its very well preserved monuments.
Tours can include: in summer, canoeing on the Gardon river, visit to a nativity scene maker's workshop ("santons"), visit to a potters’ village…

To the East & North East

The famous Luberon, a natural and traditional preserved area: the most famous villages of Bonnieux, Lacoste, Ménerbes, Oppède, Roussillon, Lourmarin, Cucuron as well as Gordes and the Abbey of Sénanque surrounded by lavender fields; L'Isle sur la Sorgue and its antique shops, Fontaine de Vaucluse, a natural wonder.
Tours can include: a visit to the "Bories" village (traditional stone huts), to an art gallery, to the "santons" museum, to the lavender museum; short hike in the village of Oppède le Vieux.

Contact and access

Provence exclusive

Provence exclusive - 2, impasse Saint-Paul - 84000 Avignon

+33 (0)6 60 51 20 96

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