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Guided walking holidays in Roman Provence

22nd September 2009 Print
Guided walking holidays in Roman Provence

The UK’s leading guided walking holidays’ operator, Ramblers Worldwide Holidays, is offering a one week tour of Avignon in Roman Provence – with its reputation as one of France’s major artistic centres.

Pre-eminent amongst the ancient city’s monuments is the ‘Popes Palace’ – a massive Gothic Palais des Papes.

Nearby, is the ‘Pont d’Avignon’ – immortalised in the famous nursery rhyme of which only a few spans remain but one can still walk, sit or dance upon the remnants.

To the south the tour takes in Arles – the region’s key city in Roman times. One can also explore the fascinating city of Nimes with its remarkable Roman temple built around 5AD and the Jardin de la Fontaine, France’s first public garden created in 1750.

Walks encompass the magnificent countryside with bright hues of wild herbs and flowers in the shadow of Mont Ventoux the region’s highest peak. Also included, is St Remy de Provence and the Pont du Gard, an amazing stone aqueduct built 160ft above the River Gard.

Price for one week from £692 includes return flights, transfers, half board accommodation and the services of a tour leader.

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Guided walking holidays in Roman Provence