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10 Amazing Train Tours in the U.S.

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Looking to see some incredible sights from the comfort of a train? These tours include both short and long journeys that you can work into vacations to incredible destinations in the USA. Some of these routes may even be available as a part of railroad vacation packages that include excursions and more.

Durango and Silverton Narrow-Gauge Railway

The name of this railroad indicates a special feature that sets it apart from most other train rides: The tracks are placed closer together in a narrow gauge. That means this silver-train-turned-tourist-attraction hugs closer to the rock face of the mountains it winds through, taking riders around sharp turns through the Colorado Rockies.

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Amtrak Cascades

Connecting major Northwestern cities like Eugene and Portland, Oregon, and Seattle and Bellingham, Washington, this Amtrak ride allows you to combine scenic beauty with big-city tourism. Whether it’s Oregon forests or the spectacular of Washington’s Puget Sound, you’ll get to see a lot of natural exquisiteness on this ride.

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White Pass and Yukon Route

This historic Alaskan railway offers a few different excursion options, all of which take you from the town of Skagway into the heart of wild northern beauty. No matter which route you choose, you’ll see unspoiled Alaskan beauty at its warm-weather peak.

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Amtrak Sunset Limited

If you want to be able to enjoy the great beauty of the American Southwest without having to do the driving yourself, Amtrak’s Sunset Limited route may be the perfect choice. It runs from New Orleans to Los Angeles, giving riders the opportunity to glimpse some incredible sunsets over rugged terrain as the train wends its way west.

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Grand Canyon Railway

Riding the Grand Canyon Railway will allow you to follow in the footsteps of travelers from more than 100 years ago, for whom this train line was one of the only ways to access the scenic beauty of the canyon. The train includes sleeper cars and other amenities that can help make your adventure more of an experience.

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Cass Scenic Railway

Departing from Cass, West Virginia, in the months of May through October, this passenger rail train takes riders through an old coal country route. If you want to experience the unspoiled beauty of Appalachian forests, especially in autumn when the colors are at their peak, this is a must-do train tour.

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Amtrak Adirondack

Anyone looking to escape the urban rush of New York City and enjoy the beauty of upstate mountains should consider taking the Adirondack route, which stops in Saratoga Springs and Montreal, Canada. You don’t have to go all the way to Montreal to enjoy the beauty of the Hudson River Valley, which offers beautiful natural scenery that changes with the seasons.

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Great Smoky Mountains Railroad

This Bryson City, NC, railway offers passengers several ways to explore the Smokies. In addition to two separate routes, the railway includes features like narration cars and different train ride themes that can help you get the right kind of experience based on your interests and travel style.

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Strasburg Rail Road

Though this railway’s route through Amish country is short, it’s a charming throwback to the Gilded Age. If you want to ride in plush comfort while enjoying the Pennsylvania countryside on a nine-mile steam train ride, the Strasburg Rail Road has everything you need.

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Cape Cod Central Railroad

Cape Cod offers natural beauty aplenty, and you’ll get to enjoy both the coast and the wonders of rural Massachusetts, including cranberry bogs, when you take this short journey. This route offers a laid-back way to see different sights across Cape Cod, even in peak tourist season.

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Provence tours & trips.

For an unforgettable getaway or multi-day adventure, a visit to the Provance region (Aix-en-Provence) in France is a must-do for travellers seeking unique experiences. Marseille is the largest city, but the smaller towns are certainly worth a visit.

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France Drive 🇫🇷 Riviera & Provence in a PORSCHE ⛰️ 🚗 pre-set sat-nav guided Tour

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Cycle Provence Tour

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Cycle Provence

Hilltop Villages of Provence Cycling (including Apt) Tour

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Hilltop Villages of Provence Cycling (including Apt)

Cycle Provence Tour

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Bike & barge tour Provence and Camargue: from Aigues-Mortes to Avignon Tour

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Burgundy & Provence (2024) (Lyon to Arles, 2024) Tour

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Provence and the French Riviera Tour

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Discovery of the Hinterland of Provence Tour

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Bike tour, Languedoc, France (guided groups)

Cultural and Gourmet Tour in Provence Tour

Cultural and Gourmet Tour in Provence

Burgundy & Provence (2024) (Arles to Lyon, 2024) Tour

Burgundy & Provence (2024) (Arles to Lyon, 2024)

Bike & barge tour Provence and Camargue: from Avignon to Aigues-Mortes Tour

Bike & barge tour Provence and Camargue: from Avignon to Aigues-Mortes

Active & Discovery on the Rhône with 2 Nights in Paris (Northbound) 2024 Tour

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Provence Tour Itinerary : 6-Day Tour

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The Highlights:

•  Award-Winning Provence Tour •  2 Guided Provence Walks (Designed for Interested Guests) •  Guided Cultural Options Daily (for both walkers & non-walkers) •  Walk Provence Lavender Route During Lavender Season •  Saint Remy-de-Provence Artisan & Craft Market – No Forced Shopping •  Visit St. Remy-de-Provence, Les Baux-de-Provence, Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Gordes, Roussillon, Sault, Cassis. •  Guided Van Gogh Tour at Saint Paul de Mausole •  Experience the art festivities of “Carrieres de Lumieres” show •  Wine Tasting Experiences in the Luberon and Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Olive oil discovery at a local friend’s orchard and artisan production facility. •  Gourmet Meals featuring a Privately Hosted Lunch at a friend’s winery in Chateauneuf-du-Pape and Dinner at Home with one of our Favorite Chefs, a Gourmet Picnic amidst the lavender during lavender flowering season, and Our Signature Restaurants, some of Provence’s Best Kept Secrets. •  Stay in 1 Exceptional, Conde Nast Recommended Boutique Hotel (No Hotel Hopping, Unpack Once) •  True Small Groups – Maximum 16 Guests Per Tour


Day 1 – Provence tour itinerary begins: meet & greet by tour guides, transfer to the hotel as a group, welcome cocktails, privately hosted gourmet dinner at friend, master chef Catherine’s Provencal home – D

  • Meet & Greet by Guides to begin your Provence Tour.
  • In 2023, complimentary transfer is provided at 4 pm from Avignon TGV rail station.
  • In 2024, we provide a complimentary transfer from Marseille airport at 1 pm and from Avignon TGV rail station at 4 pm.
  • Transfer to Hotel for Check-in.
  • Stay in 1 Exceptional, Conde Nast Rated Boutique Hotel For Entire 6-Day Tour (No Hotel Hopping, Unpack Once) owned & operated by our family friend Karine.
  • Welcome Cocktail Hour & Orientation
  • Welcome Dinner: Privately hosted dinner at the Provence Mas (home) of our dear friend and renowned Chef Catherine.
  • Dinner Included Today

Dietary Requests & Food Allergies —  We accommodate ALL dietary requests and preferences (including vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian, etc) and ALL food allergies (gluten, shellfish, etc) while ensuring an amazing foodie experience for all tour guests with restrictions and/or allergies.

Day 2 – Les Alpilles: St. Remy-de-Provence artisan, arts & crafts market, gourmet lunch in the countryside, Afternoon:  Olive Oil Discovery in Valley of Les Baux-de-Provence, Expert guided tour of St. Paul-de-Mausole learning about Van Gogh in Provence – B, L

  • Guided tour and shopping (no forced shopping) at St. Remy de Provence weekly Artisan, Arts & Craft Market.
  • For guests not interested in the weekly market, visit the Roman archeological site of Glanum and/or museums in town.
  • A gourmet lunch at our favorite celebrity hangout in the countryside, made famous by Patricia Wells!
  • Afternoon – Olive Oil Discovery and tasting at our local friend’s artisan production facility.
  • Afterwards – Learn about Van Gogh in Provence during our Privately Guided Van Gogh Tour at St. Paul de Mausole with our very own Van Gogh EXPERT (your head guide, Philippe, who spent years as a board member for the Van Gogh organization and initiative).
  • Breakfast & Lunch Included Today.

Day 3 – April, May, 1st half of June, September, October: the Luberon: Gordes & Roussillon village to village walk, gourmet lunch at one of our favorite wineries in the Luberon, cultural visits in Gordes & Roussillon, wine tasting at celebrity winery – B, L

Day 3 – 2nd half of June, July : Lavender season – Valensole plateau: Visit lavender capital Sault, Artist village of Roussillon – walk lavender fields featured in national geographic, gourmet picnic amidst the lavender, essential oil distillery tour, cultural visits, optional wine tasting tour – B, L

Morning — Select An Option: For Walkers & Non-Walkers… Read Walking Ratings

  • 1- WALKERS – Guided “LUBERON VALLEY VILLAGE TO VILLAGE WALK” – (April, May, 1st Half of June, September, October tours) with time for walkers to also explore each village – Gordes and Roussillon.
  • 2- NON-WALKERS – Guided Cultural Tours of Hilltop Villages in the “Golden Stone Village” of Gordes and “Artist Ochre Cliff Village” of Roussillon (April, May, 1st Half of June, September, October)…
  • DURING LAVENDER SEASON (2nd Half of June, July, August): WALKERS: Our morning Luberon village to village walk is replaced by our morning lavender trail walk through picturesque lavender fields and villages near the Valensole plateau! NON-WALKERS : Shuttle to lavender fields to experience and photograph the endless fields of lavender and enjoy non-walking cultural experiences.
  • Guests will visit our friends’ local lavender farm and distillery to learn about lavender production and essential oil distillation.
  • LUNCH (April, May, 1st Half of June, September, October tours) : Gourmet lunch at one of our favorite wineries in the Luberon
  • LUNCH (2nd Half of June, July) : Gourmet French Picnic amidst spectacular landscapes of lavender fields during flowering season.
  • AFTERNOON during Lavender Season – We visit the hilltop artist village of Roussillon, made famous by its spectacular ochre colors and a love story that ended in tragedy.
  • Time permitting: Optional celebrity winery stop for wine tasting.
  • Dinner on your own in St. Remy-de-Provence. We’ll provide recommendations and reserve for you.

Christy and her lovely quests tasting drinks, Provence Tour Itinerary

  • Guided Tour and Introduction to Cassis Village, the port, and the market.
  • Peruse and/or shop at the Cassis Weekly Artisan & Craft Mediterranean Market.
  • Option available for interested guests: Join your guide to meet our local family friends to learn about their family’s perfume-making trade and history, tour the workshop, and sample perfumes and hand-made soaps made exclusively at their Artisan “Perfumery.”
  • Guided 45-minute Cruise to View the Historical Calanques (coastal Fjords).
  • Option available for interested guests: Meet our local friend and artisan pastis maker, Roger.  Roger welcomes you to his place in Cassis, where we’ll enjoy a hosted tasting of famous French Pastis and Cassis wines accompanied by his local foodie specialties!
  • Independent Lunch: Choose from a wide variety of our recommendations along the port of Cassis.
  • Leisure time to pursue independent interests after lunch before our late afternoon return to the hotel in St. Remy
  • Dinner together this evening.
  • Breakfast and Dinner are Included Today.

Happy people posing in nature, Provence Tour Itinerary

  • Join your guides for an expert guided walk of the vineyards and spectacular countryside of Chateauneuf-du-Pape (for interested guests). Non-Walkers will have a choice of cultural options to be presented by your head guide.
  • Winery tour & VIP wine tasting
  • Lunch: Privately hosted at another of our favorite Wineries.
  • Afternoon Option #1: Experience the magic of Art through the Sound & Light Show at Les Carrieres de Lumieres in Les Baux-de-Provence.
  • Afternoon Option #2: Remainder of the afternoon free to explore more of St. Remy-de-Provence, its’ sites & museums, and finish last-minute souvenir shopping.
  • Farewell Gourmet Dinner at our best-kept celebrity hideaway.

Day 6 – Provence tour itinerary concludes – B

  • Trip concludes.
  • In 2024, we provide a complimentary a 10 am transfer arrival at AVIGNON TGV Rail Station and a NOON transfer arrival at Marseille airport.
  • Download and print our  PROVENCE TOUR DETAILED BROCHURE  (Adobe pdf) Download and print our  PROVENCE TOUR -SHORT VERSION- BROCHURE  (Adobe pdf)
  • Earlier and later departures can be organized. Please contact us for details and price at  [email protected] .

READ WALKING RATINGS : Designed for the interests of and to appeal to BOTH WALKERS & NON-WALKERS alike — the Active and Occasional Walker and travelers of all ability levels, but is not suitable for anyone with mobility issues which would prevent them from leisure walking.

(B) = Breakfast Included, (L) = Lunch Included, (D) = Dinner Included

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  • Have a group of friends or family, and want to make this tour a private departure? Email us at [email protected] .
  • Our Provence Tour Itinerary is Designed for BOTH Walkers and NON-Walkers alike — the Active and Occasional Walker, and travelers of all ability levels; however, this tour is not suitable for anyone with mobility issues which would prevent them from leisure walking. There is daily leisure walking in villages, getting on/off our sprinter, walking at historic sites and on uneven walking terrain/paths in villages and sites.
  • True Small Groups – Maximum 16 Guests Per Tour Date.
  • Dietary Requests & Food Allergies — We accommodate ALL dietary requests (including vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian, etc) and ALL food allergies (gluten, shellfish, etc) while ensuring an amazing foodie experience for all tour guests with restrictions and/or allergies.
  • WALKERS – Van support is provided for walks to offer maximum flexibility to all guests. You decide how much walking you’d like to do, if participating in our walks. Walker rating = Easy to Moderate.
  • NON-WALKERS: Shuttle to/from all activities, excursions, meals and visits. NON-Walker rating = 100% Easy.


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“This was my third trip in the same number of years with Christy and Off the Beaten Path. While on her trips you can tell how much effort there is on the off season to make every single week perfect. From the pick up at the train station to the teary goodbye at the airport, everything is perfectly planned and executed. The hotel in St. Remy is magical, and the tour guides Philippe and David are exceptional. If you are considering a trip with OTBP, go for it and come home with new friends, a love of Provence and a longing to return as soon as you can!” — Beth Bower

“We had an excellent tour with Christie and her crew in the Loire valley. We did things that only a true insider would have access to-dinner at a Michelin chefs house, helping/learning to cook at a highly rated restaurant in their kitchen. This was in addition to seeing the sights and touring the castles. A truly unique experience that is off the beaten path. We will use her again when going back to France.” — Karen Berner

“France Off the Beaten Path was so great the first time that I had to return to Off The Beaten Path for a repeat visit. Everyone that works for Christy is excellent and full of life. Loved their tours to Van Gough, Dinner at Catherine’s home, picnic in the woods, wineries – And the only max at 16. So we really got to know each other. Highly recommend.” — Lauren

“Outstanding tour of truly beautiful areas of Provence by a very friendly and knowledgeable guide who spoke perfect English. Gorgeous accomodation, very special restaurant experiences, and an effort made to avoid arriving at tourist hotspots with the hordes made it all the more enjoyable.” — Geoff & Lorrene Evans

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Choose a small group tour, private or e-bike tour and discover sites including Avignon, Aix-en-Provence, Cassis and the markets and villages of the Luberon. Follow in the footsteps of Van Gogh and Cezanne or visit the famous wine making village of Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Choose A la Francaise for a truly authentic tour of Provence!

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Full day e-bike tour in the Luberon region from Avignon

Hop aboard an e-bike for a full day tour exploring one of the most beautiful regions of France, the Luberon. Enjoy cycling through Provence's stunning landscapes filled with vineyards, olive trees and lavender fields. Visit the famous Luberon villages, learn about olive oil at a local olive oil producer and enjoy a wine tasting session. Experience the best of Provence on a day trip by e-bike from Avignon!

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All Provence in One Day

Take a day trip to discover the most beautiful sites of Provence including its typical villages and ancient and unique historical remains. Enjoy a truly memorable day thanks to your expert A la Francaise guide. See the best of Provence, enjoy unique views of amazing sites and get the chance to take great pictures to preserve the wonderful memories you make!

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Lavender Afternoon Tour

Join an afternoon lavender tour from Aix-en-Provence and enjoy the beauty of the lavender fields and landscapes of the Valensole area! Throughout the tour you will have many opportunities to take great photos and learn about Provence from your A la France guide who is an expert in the region.

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Shore Excursion: Marseille and Cassis

Step of your cruise ship and get a real taste of Provence. See the best of Marseille, the fishing village of Cassis & its famous calanques!

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Excellent experience with a la Française! Our guide was very knowledgeable and fun. We did the lavender tour in Aix en Provence and learned about the culture and lifestyle of the region. The photo stops along the way were superb. Everyone would love this tour. Half a day was great and just enough to experience.

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Full day exploring the beautiful Provence region. Starting early with the wine tastings first before hoping to some stunning villages around Luberon. Our tour guide was awesome and super knowledgeable about wine, the area, and the history!! We even stopped by a lavendine field for a cute little photo.


Our guide was incredible! Not only did he know the villages very well, he also knew a lot about history, politics and agriculture. He was very witty and created a fun environment. I would book a second tour with him without hesitation. Our tour was conducted in English and he mastered the language perfectly.

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Discover the Alpilles massif: the fortress of Provence

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Saint-Rémy-de-Provence with Mélissa Theuriau

In this new episode of Mon Côté Sud, Mélissa Theuriau shares with us her love for Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. Broadcast on Sunday 22 January at 12.55 pm France 3 Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur. Read the article

Let’s go birdwatching in Camargue !

In the south of France, in the heart of Provence, between the Rhone River and the Mediterranean sea, we find an exceptional place for birdwatching: La Camargue.

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New: birdwatching in camargue, south of france , in all seasons, observe the birds of provence and the camargue..

Passionate, specialist or novice, discover the Camargue its nesting and migrating birds. Birding tours in all seasons, our guidance will help you get the most out of your birdwatching days


Naturalist, professional guide for 10 years, passionate about her region and birds, Cécile will guide you to observatories and natural parks of Provence and Camargue.

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Tour Les Alpilles 1 : Arles, Saint Rémy, Les Baux de Provence. The mountain chain of the Alpilles is a natural park its fauna and flora are typical of the region. Tour Les Alpilles 2 : During his two years in Arles and Provence, Vincent Van Gogh has painted many of his masterpieces.


Europe’s largest canyon! The sightseeing tour of the Verdon Regional Park will give you the opportunity to have some stunning view points, spectacular landscape, this canyon is one of Provence’s most beautiful natural sites. We will visit the village of Moustiers-Sainte-Marie .

Van Gogh & Arles


As you come to visit Provence you may visit Arles. It is a former roman colony under Julius Caesar which grew under the emperor Augustus, from that era you could visit great monuments as the theatre, the amphitheater. During his two years in Provence, Van Gogh has painted many of his masterpieces.


Camargue , this immense alluvial plain, born and fashioned from the combined actions of the Rhone River, the Mediterranean Sea and the Mistral, has a surprisingly rich flora and fauna. During your private journey you will see the pink flamingos, the native horses are white and named Le Camargue.


A day trip at your own pace in Provence! A day in the lavender fields, to the Pont du Gard and Nîmes, by the Sorgue River, or a day from Aix en Provence on the hiking trails of mountain Sainte Baume near Saint Maximin.   We pick you up at place of residence 9.15 am returning around 4h pm or 5h pm.

Cezanne Aix & Ste Victoire


Paul Cezanne is worldwide known, his paintings are in the greatest museums. The collection of the Museum Granet presents some of his painting. Discover the real landscapes around Aix-en-Provence, and of course the great site of the Sainte-Victoire mountain.


The Luberon aera with its most beautiful villages and charming landscapes .The luberon it’s a delight for the senses. Land of agriculture it’s a patchworks of colors, from the white of the cherry trees bloom, to the bright green in the vineyards, passing by the lavender field changing colors by June.

Wines of Provence


Visiting the town of Aix-en-Provence , it’s going for a walk through its food markets and visiting. In the afternoon we could go through the area of vineyards . A great opportunity to try the Rosé wine Making rosé wines has been a specialty in Provence for generations, an integral part of the «art of living»!

Mediterranean Sea & Cassis

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A day by the sea, it’s just a perfect day! In a day we could plan to go to Cassis , it’s a charming village colorful with a beautiful port and its typical boats, « les pointus ». Cassis is know for its vines, the white wines made by the sea are perfect with a grilled-fish.

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From 2 to 8 people. Larger group option available on request.


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1/2 day: 430€, full day: 740€ (up to 8 pax). Wine tours ½ day: 480€, full day: 800€. Special days: 850€ (Camargue, picnic…)


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Becky Pearson

Laurent Cygler was a super friendly tour guide. I learned some much about the history and culture of the region. Well worth it!

Date of experience: 20th September 2022

Laurent is certainly an interesting, somewhat eccentric, individual. Spoke excellent English and was very knowledgeable. Although our tour wasn’t quite what we had expected, we had a great time and enjoyed it very much.

Date of experience: 16th September 2022

Laurent Cygler guided us throughout Provence. We had a wonderful day. He is very knowledgeable, friendly, and accommodating. The van was large, clean, and comfortable. He will go where you want to go and see what you want to see. We highly recommend this tour and any tour with Laurent Cygler!

Laurent was an amazing guide! We had a great experience exploring Marseille, Cassis, and Bandol with him. He was very knowledgeable and engaging! He was also a good translator and explained things throughout the tour! I would highly recommend Laurent and Provence Amazing Tours.

We had a great time with Laurent, who knew a tons about the area and made a lot of adjustments for is on the go. Totally made our trip 🙂

Date of experience: 14th August 2022

Wonderful experience with Laurent as our guide! Loved going to top of cliffs and seeing the whole coast line!

Date of experience: 26th June 2022

Laurence B, France

A real must-see!

Remarkable place, geographically a breathtaking site, but to be done in the morning because of excessive heat and very touristy!

Date of experience: 21st June 2022 

Opinion on : Les Baux de Provence: wine day tour: 8 hours

We had a nice trip with the Provence Amazing Tours to some villages in the hills of Luberons, to the Calanques of Cassis and to Marseille. It was interesting, familiar and enjoyable.

Date of experience: 8th June 2022

An amazing day excursion! Laurent, our driver and guide was very careful, funny, generous and informative. He was aware to bring us to small places, telling interesting stories. Even if must have been very tiring for hem, he spöken french to is (otur request) and explained in French what we did not understood. Best recommendations!

Date of experience: 3rd June 2022

Our tour with Laurent in Marseille was amazing. He is a very knowledgeable tour guide and took us to some really interesting places. He focused our tour on Jewish Marseille. Even more than that though he just really went out of his way for us. Half of our group left early so he drove them to the airport.

Date of experience: 1st June 2022

Laurent was able to show us unusual places full of sun and magic, a picturesque tour where culture and nature are mixed. The guide is very pleasant, full of humour! Go with your eyes closed and of course open to all the discoveries you will make!

Date of experience : 15th April 2022

Opinion on : Marseille Aix-en-Provence Cassis 8 hours

Laurent was an excellent guide for this informative and beautiful look at Marseille. We had signed up for the driving and walking 4-hour tour, but because of the heat, we were mostly in the car with stops for photos, and to get a close up look at some of the beautiful sites. Highlights of the tour included Notre-Dame de la Garde and spectacular views from a cliff high atop Cassis. Loved learning about the history of the area from Laurent! We had Marseille as a cruise ship stop and he picked us up and dropped us off right at the ship. Highly recommend this tour.

Date of experience: 12 August 2021

An unforgettable cultural experience!

The guide, who was very friendly, made us discover Aix en Provence in an unusual way by making us discover the culture of the city in a gourmet way.

We had the chance to taste local products such as calissons, wine and sweets.

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Dentelles - 7 days in Provence - Provence tours

Dentelles - 7 days in Provence - Provence tours Alain Hocquel - CDT Vaucluse

Self-drive tours in Provence

Provence tours: a treat for all the senses.

Try as you might, you won’t be able to resist falling in love with the timeless landscapes bathed in sunshine and being amazed by the violet oceans of lavender fields.

Stroll through the most beautiful villages in France, such as Roussillon , Gordes, S t Rémy de Provence or Les Baux de Provence.  Discover the vineyards that produce the exquisite Cote du Rhone wines, including the world-renowned Chateauneuf du Pape.  If you're interested in ancient history, we'll guide you to Roman ruins such as the Pont du Gard and other lesser-known monuments.

In the evenings, watch the sunset from the terrace of one of the region’s many bistros and embrace the warm breeze, filled with the gentle scents of lavender and olive groves .

Our self-driving tours of Provence will send you to many obscure places off the beaten track that most tourists don't know about. 

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Gordes in Provence

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La Belle Provence

Discover all the beauty and explore the mysteries of Provence, from the Dentelles to the Luberon.

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A market in Provence R.Cintas-Flores-Provence Tourisme

Provence's Scents & the Riviera's Shades

Enjoy the sweet scents, vivid colors, flavorful tastes, sunshine and warm wind of Provence & the Riviera. To save time and energy, we recommend you fly in and out of Marseille (or Nice) International Airport. Otherwise, we can also help with TGV train tickets.

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The diversity of French Landscapes

Let yourself be carried away by three of the most iconic regions of France. From the Vallée de la Loire 's "sweet life" to Dordogne's castles and Provence's colorful landscapes, you'll have a most enjoyable and memorable journey!

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Dentelles in Provence Alain Hocquel - CDT Vaucluse

The "Tour de France"

France Just For You has organized its own very special Tour de France. No need for a bike but be ready for a great deal of adventure! This itinerary will take you off the beaten path to all the must sees & dos in four of the most enthralling regions of France.

Burgundy cheeses

Burgundy cheeses Alain Doiré

From Marseille to Paris away from the Crowds

Explore Eastern France, from South to North . . . colorful Provence , Burgundy vineyards, and of course the city of lights: Paris ! We recommend that our travelers fly into Marseille and out of Paris (which is not always more expensive and much more convenient than Paris on both ends).

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French old buildings David Lefranc - OT Paris

Paris Beauties & Provence Secrets

Explore two very typical and stunning regions of France and get a real feel for our beautiful country.

Enjoy the French sweet life

Enjoy the French sweet life ADT Touraine - Stevens Frémont

From Paris to Nice at your own pace

For independent travelers who want to thoroughly explore la belle France - from Paris, through the vineyards of Burgundy, the charming landscapes of Provence, and on to the sunny Riviera!

Olive trees in the South of France

Olive trees in the South of France A Hocquel

A Real Taste of France

This itinerary will take you from Paris, the city of lights, to Provence in two different locations, and end in the French Riviera. Perfect to relax & get some sun !

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Stroll in Provence C.Dutrey - Provence Tourisme

Riviera sceneries, hidden Provence & majestic Paris

From the colors and fragrances of the South-East of France, to the beautiful monuments, restaurants and concerts in Paris, this trip will awaken all your senses.

From Eze tropical gardens - 10 days in french riviera and provence

From Eze tropical gardens - 10 days in french riviera and provence France Just For You

Hidden beauties of the South-East of France

Provence & the French Riviera are famous the world over, but they still have a lot of secrets, ready to be discovered if you are willing to get away from the beaten paths.

Castelnaud medieval castle in Dordogne

Castelnaud medieval castle in Dordogne CDT Dordogne

Southern France during the Middle Ages

Experience medieval France in three of the richest heritage regions in the South of France.

Provence cuisine

Provence cuisine ADT Provence

Provence Gastronomy in a Day

This day is crafted for gourmet travelers only. Get acquainted with Provence gastronomy and gorgeous landscapes. How to Get There This day tour starts in Avignon, Provence and requires for travelers to have car. From Paris, you can take a high-speed train to Avignon (about 3hrs).

Provence landscapes

Provence landscapes Benoit Dignac - ADT Avignon

Southern France from West to East

This unique self-drive itinerary will have you cross the South of France from its Western coast in the Basque Country to beautiful Provence, with its cicadas and lavender fields.

Vigens Rock - Rocher de la Vierge in the Basque Coastline

Vigens Rock - Rocher de la Vierge in the Basque Coastline Emmy Martens

From the Atlantic to the Mediterranean

From the rugged Atlantic coast to the azur-colored Mediterranean Sea – experience the diversity of the South of France.

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Self-Driving around France - from Paris to Nice

Spend about a month traveling from Paris to Nice on the French Riviera and get a real feel for the authentic France!

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enjoy Provence towns P.Aguilar - Provence Tourisme

From Provence to Paris - Immersion into the "Real France"

This itinerary will take you from South to North, following some of the most typical and beautiful scenic roads in France. We recommend flying into Marseille airport.

Surfers in the Basque Country

Surfers in the Basque Country Emmy Martens - Biarritz Tourist Office

Southern France from Bordeaux to Avignon

When the South of France is mentionned, many travelers think of Provence. But there is so much more to discover between the South-West and the South-East of France. This 26 day itinerary is designed to give you a very complete tour of the southern part of France, enjoying the gastronomy, heritage, wine, villages, and scenic roads . . . the best that France has to offer.

Hunawihr town in fall

Hunawihr town in fall Tristan Vuano - ADT Alsace

The Best of Eastern France

This itinerary takes you to Eastern France from North to South. After spending a few days in Paris, you will enjoy the Alsace region on the German border and then drive your way south all the way to Provence. The best itinerary to discover l'Est de la France !

How to Get to Provence

A trip from Paris to Provence only takes a couple of hours on the  TGV (High Speed Train) . TGV trains are very convenient and depart either from downtown Paris or Paris CDG Airport and take you to central Provence in Avignon, Southern Provence in Aix en Provence or Marseille. There are also direct trains to Nice on the French Riviera .

You can also  fly in to Marseille (or Nice) International airports  from Paris. We will arrange for you to collect your rental car from the airport or at a convenient place in town if you arrive by train, then start your self-driving tour of Provence !

Ma p of Provence

The Provencal region is situated in the  South of France . Bordered by Marseille and the Camargue in the southern part, Provence spreads north along the Rhône river.  From the Mount Ventoux area in the North, to the famous Roman city of Orange , the Chateauneuf-du-Pape vineyards and Avignon , the region boasts a vast array of delight just waiting to be explored. On the right bank you will find must-sees such as Pont du Gard or Uzès town while the left bank (our personal favourite) is home to much wilder and more dramatic landscapes as well as with the Dentelles de Montmirail and the vineyards surrounding Mont Ventoux . Depending on the duration of your tour, we can include many of these sites in your Provence driving itinerary.

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Avignon was and is still today one of the major cities in Provence, its charming streets and the bustling theatre festival that takes place every year attract a lot of visitors. The Palace of the Popes can also be found here and is well worth checking out. 

Following the river to the South is the Rhône river delta, which marks the border of the Alpilles region with Saint Remy de Provence , Les Baux and the olive oil production region. The Western part of the delta is made up of salt marshes, rice paddies and Camargue with its very particular landscapes and culture (with the gypsies in Saintes Maries). Arles is the proud capital of this unique area. Nîmes, its sister city is also worth a visit for its Roman heritage .

East of Avignon, lies the Luberon chain with its lovely hilltop villages and orchards – with some of the most sublime sunsets on the continent. Cross the Luberon chain and you will get to the famous Aix en Provence city . Continue another 20 minutes to the East and you will get to the top of the Sainte Victoire Mount (painted multiple times by Cezanne) and be able to enjoy a superb view over the whole area, right down to the Mediterranean Sea. From “Aix” as locals call it, you are only 30 minutes to the bustling port of Marseille .

Sea lovers, will especially enjoy spending an afternoon at one of the calanques creeks near Cassis - the ones that are more difficult to access are generally less crowded so we will let you decide what appeals to you more.

Where to stay in Provence?

From luxurious villas to camping sites, there is a wide choice of accommodation in the south of France. Away from the crowds and the tourist hotspots, we have handpicked a range of hotels that will offer you a great night’s sleep as well as the chance to experience a more authentic France.

Our selection process is very meticulous: we select comfortable accommodations in spacious mansions , with English-speaking owners so that you can interact with French people as well as other fellow travelers without too much of a language barrier.  Staying at a premium Bed and Breakfast in France is the best way to get to understand French culture and live like a local.

Bed and breakfast in Provence

You will fall in love with the cozy and welcoming maison de Provence (Provence house) or mas (a traditional Provencal farmhouse) and their friendly owners. 

Th ings to do in Provence

The Provence region is an explosion of colors and delicious smells that can be discovered by wandering through the farmers’ markets , tasting the exquisite Provencal cuisine as you go and admiring the numerous varieties of soaps and traditional pottery made in the South of France.

We will include some very special places in your Provence driving itinerary based on your wishes.  The more active of you may enjoy kayaking through the milky aquamarine waters of the Gorges du Verdon, or simply marvelling at the views from the top of the gorge.

On quieter days you might play a few games of  boules  with the locals in the Provencal hilltop villages.  You'll have the opportunity to enjoy a refreshing glass of rosé wine at a local wine tasting, whilst sampling some savory  tapenade (olive paste) on a fresh baguette.

Roman Ruins

Around the end of the 2nd century BC, the Romans invaded Provence. Over the next centuries, they established dramatic monuments, rebuilt cities and enriched the region. Nowadays, Arles and Nimes are the two most significant remains of the faded Roman glory age. Some of the most noticeable roman ruins that have survived through to modern times are the engineering masterpiece Pont du Gard (an ancient Roman aqueduct), the lovely town of Vaison la Romaine , the reputed Théâtre d’Orange (Orange Theater - see picture below) and the Glanum site in St Remy de Provence.

Orange Roman Theater Provence itinerary

However, the Provence region also has a number of exceptional monuments that are hidden away from the public. These include Le Pont Julien, La Maison Carré in Nîmes  and the Barbegal aqueduct. We are happy to include these places in your self driving tour of Provence so you can see some of the region's hidden gems.

Mediterranean cuisine

The sunny weather of the region allows an abundance of fresh sun-ripened vegetables and fruits to grow. Our Provence tours will introduce you to the best of Mediterranean cuisine, including spices, seafood and a mouth-watering array of dishes. La cuisine du soleil (sun cuisine) is a type of cooking that focuses on fresh ingredients and is renowned for being fantastically healthy (recognized by the Unesco as an  intangible  world heritage). Farmers’ markets are a bouillabaisse of colors, flavors, and a feast for the senses. Omnipresent ingredients in Provencal recipes are the famous Herbes de Provence and olive oil.

mediterranean cuisine - Provence itinerary

Along your travels, you will discover many regional specialties and sites renowned for their production such as Cavaillon , which is famous for melons; St Didier , which produces nougat; Alpilles , home of olives; Venasque , which is surrounded by cherry and almond orchards and Apt, which is known for its candied fruit. You will also get your own personal guidebook, which contains some typical Provencal recipes that you can try out at home, including our tian de ratatouille recipe . If you would like to take a cooking class while visiting Provence, let us know and we can organise it for you. 

Stroll through villages & have a coffee on a terrace

Every Provence itinerary should allow enough time for some rest and relaxation to enjoy the ambience. Relax at your B&B, take a dip in the pool or in have a wander around the garden. You can also sit at a terrace café near the fountain in Luberon ’s central square and indulge in a spot of people watching.

Farmers markets in Provence

Provence - and France in general - is renowned worldwide for its traditional, local farmers’ markets. In the Southern France Provencal region, the most famous ones are those in Avignon and Apt. However, we can recommend some smaller, more intimate markets if you’re looking to get off the beaten track. Markets only take place in the morning while the products are still fresh, most of the stalls close around noon. You can, however, also find non-perishable goods in the markets, such as Provencal fabrics and tablecloths , Provencal pottery as well as soap and beauty product s from the South of France.  For antiques lovers, l’Isle sur la Sorgue holds an antiques market which - even if extremely touristy – shouldn’t be missed.  

Farmers Markets in Provence itinerary

Enjoy dramatic sceneries

There are so many ways to discover the varied landscapes in Provence and we will help you explore the region either by walking through old cities or going on short, easy hikes in the countryside; driving along scenic roads in your rental car; or by doing something a bit more adventurous like biking or canoeing.

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Provencal Pottery and Handicrafts

Due to its Roman heritage, Provence has a long history of making pottery using regional clay. Back in the day, the pottery was used to transport and store merchandise. Nowadays, you can still lay eyes on beautiful faience , a colourful, regional type of Provencal pottery.

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The Santons of Provence are miniature characters that are traditionally part of the Christmas crèche (nativity scene). Today, very few artisans still hand-make them.

Many other handicrafts  are famous in Provence such as hunting knives, olive wood and the famous Provencal dried lavender. Visitors will also be able to see glass blown products, authentic French soap, Provencal fabrics and more. We can recommend some very nice shops that sell good quality products for a reasonable price.

During your stay, why not learn a bit about the history of seven different Popes, the British author Peter Mayle and post impressionist artists such as Vincent Van Gogh and Paul Cézanne – all of whom called Provence their home at one point in time.

Wine Tasting in Provence

Provence wines might not be as famous as Bordeaux or Burgundy red wines, but there is still a lot of be excited about! From the simple table wines from Luberon , towards Rognes in the Aix en Provence area, you can then head North to the  Chateauneuf-du-Pape Côtes du Rhône  worldwide famous wineries. Continue all the way East to the Gigondas , Beaumes de Venise rosés or Côtes du Mont Ventoux . Whether you would enjoy a wine tasting as part of a day tour or would prefer to dedicate most of your trip to exploring the vineyards and wineries of Provence, we can craft your Provence driving itinerary entirely to your preferences.

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We know the best ways to discover the wines of Provence.  These include having a picnic in a local winery; taking a sand buggy tour of the vineyards; spending a day with a French sommelier; or taking a cooking and wine pairing class with an oenologist. Allow us to create a bespoke Provence driving itinerary based on your interests to help you make the most of this beautiful region.

City Tours & Heritage

The region of Provence comprises several cities, which really deserve a visit. From Aix en Provence with its shops, fountain squares and art galleries to Avignon with its impressive Palace of the Popes , there is beauty around every corner. The Roman cities of Arles, Nîmes and Orange are also incredibly impressive. For those who like to wander, take photos and feel the ambiance of a shady street in the morning sun, this region is perfection. If you want to learn more of the history and culture of these places we personally know an  English-speaking tour guide  who can share local knowledge with you.

guided tour of avignon, provence itinerary

Truffle Hunting in the Luberon Hills

This experience is perfect for travelers with a taste for the gourmet. For about 2 hours, usually in late afternoon when the heat starts to subside, you will follow a local "trufficulteur" and his dogs and hunt for truffles with the gorgeous Luberon landscape as your backdrop. After that, you will have the chance to sample several appetizers made from Provence truffles. A true delight for the taste buds!

Truffle Hunt Provence itinerary

FAQ about Provence

Is it difficult to drive in provence .

Provence is in the southern part of France, where people get more "excited" while driving, it's a Mediterranean driving style. As we plan our self-driving tours of Provence to take our travelers away from the beaten paths, you should enjoy the driving in these gorgeous landscapes without getting "excited" too. 

Also, Marseille is a very big city and thus it is a bit complicated to drive, but nothing you cannot do with a good GPS. In July & August, Provence region is very busy with tourists and traffic is heavier in some areas: we will do our best for you to avoid them if you come in summer. 

Driving is from far, the best way to discover Provence: getting lost on small scenic roads will be your best experience of your road trip to the south of France. 

What is the best time to visit Provence ?

Provence is a warmer region of France so we recommend avoiding July & August when it's very hot and crowded. A early as Easter and til the end of June, then in September & October, your experience of the self-drive tour in Provence will be much more relaxing and pleasant.

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Laura did such an amazing job tailoring our dream trip through the south of France. Everything was professionally done and the service and communication were perfect. Thanks to their hard work organising all of the minute details we were able to enjoy and relax all of the fun activities that they planned for us. And the guidebook is an absolute …

Laura did such an amazing job tailoring our dream trip through the south of France. Everything was professionally done and the service and communication were perfect. Thanks to their hard work organising all of the minute details we were able to enjoy and relax all of the fun activities that they planned for us. And the guidebook is an absolute treasure!

For our journey in the Loire Valley, we could not have hoped for more gracious, firendly and hospitable hosts. They made us feel like long time friends. It has been wonderful sharing this time with this French family and we hope we may meet again. The guidebook was totally professional and indispensable ! Aurevoir et merci beaucoup

Emilie deserves every 5 (actually I give her 10!) star review since we never dreamed our 2 week trip through the Loire, Normandy and Paris could be so perfect. One of the many steps above and beyond was arranging a full-day private tour in Normandy since my husband's uncle (who is still alive) was there on D-Day. Our guide, Noémie, knew in advance …

Emilie deserves every 5 (actually I give her 10!) star review since we never dreamed our 2 week trip through the Loire, Normandy and Paris could be so perfect. One of the many steps above and beyond was arranging a full-day private tour in Normandy since my husband's uncle (who is still alive) was there on D-Day. Our guide, Noémie, knew in advance about Uncle Gerald and geared our visit accordingly with her depth of knowledge. Emilie arranged ways to beat the crowds at the touristy sites, but more importantly arrange charming B&Bs and recommend enchanting itineraries. The gourmet host dinners with other travelers at the B&Bs were a highlight. And the hosts were so welcoming and helpful during our stay. The smartphone, the book with suggested restaurants and must-see places, and the envelope full of city maps and brochures make France Just for You a unique and top-notch choice for planning a vacation in France. We will use Emilie and Laura for a future trip to Burgundy? Dordogne? Provence? Who knows? They will help us figure it out.

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Provence is the region directly north and to the northwest of The Riviera. It was once settled by the Romans who gave it its name and who left their legacy here in the form of a number of Roman sites. However, there is much more a France vacation can reveal about this region, with its colourful countryside, varied traditions, wine, and food. 

Things to do on a Provence Vacation


Aix-en-Provence is a delightful town with leafy squares housing 17 th and 18 th Century mansions. Part of the old town is pedestrian-only. The Cours Mirabeau is a wide avenue with lots of cafés. There is an attractive old Cathedral and an impressive Hotel de Ville. The town is often referred to as the city of a thousand fountains, and they can indeed be seen everywhere here while on France tours.  

Avignon is one of the most historic cities in Provence. The Rhone River runs through the middle of the city and is the site of the famous “Pont d'Avignon” which was built originally in the 12 th Century and which today only reaches halfway across the river as it collapsed in the 17th Century. In the heart of the city is the Pope's Palace, an architectural gem, the largest Gothic palace in Europe and once a temporary home to several popes from the Vatican. It provides amazing views of the city and surrounding area. On trips to France, the Festival d’Avignon, taking place in July, is one of the biggest performing arts festivals in the world, a celebration of music, dance and drama to be enjoyed on a France vacation. 

Arles is a very attractive, well-preserved medieval walled town with interesting narrow streets where both Picasso and Van Gogh spent time living and painting. It was the capital in Roman times and became a major religious centre in the Middle Ages. The Roman amphitheatre is one of the most impressive stone theatres from Roman times built in the 1 st Century BC originally holding 10,000 spectators. Today the amphitheatre is used for Spanish-style bullfights as well as cultural shows. 


Nimes has a rich history going back to the Roman Empire. Several important remains from that time can still be seen in and around Nimes such as the amphitheatre, the best preserved in France built around 100 BC. It was an arena that once held 24,000 spectators and staged gladiatorial contests. It is still used today as a bullfighting and concert arena. The Maison Carree (Square House) is a small Roman temple built around 19 BC and is one of the best-preserved Roman temples anywhere. The 18 th Century Jardins de la Fontaine (Gardens of the Fountain) is built around the Roman remains.

Pont du Gard

Nearby is the Pont du Gard, a well-preserved Roman aqueduct and a 50-kilometre/31-mile-long bridge system that was used to carry water across the river valley. It is the highest of all elevated Roman aqueducts and a UNESCO World Heritage site which can be visited on trips to France. 

The Camargue

The Camargue, Western Europe's largest river delta, is cut off from the sea and is a huge area of wetlands consisting of lagoons and ponds. It is home to more than 400 species of birds which includes the greater flamingo. It is also famous for bulls and the Camargue wild horses who roam freely.

Orange is a city best known for its Roman monuments but it offers many other sites of interest while on a France vacation. The Roman monuments include an Ancient Theatre, one of the best-preserved Roman monuments in France and a Triumphal Arch, which is also well-preserved. The Municipal Museum houses many artifacts from the excavations carried out around Orange. The Cathedral of Notre-Dame-de-Nazareth in Orange dates back to the 4th Century, although rebuilt in the 12 th Century. It is Romanesque in style with various decorations inside by Italian painters.

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