PONT DU GARD - ORANGE - CHÂTEAUNEUF DU PAPE
We will begin the day by discovering le Pont du Gard
This incredible bridge was built around 19 BC !
It is in fact a part of an aqueduct which transported spring water from a catchment area near Uzès to the Romans in Nîmes. It was engineered to carry the daily water supply along its 31 miles. This huge and so old construction is very impressive. This is something you will never forget in your life !
Orange: discover the two important landmarks from the Roman period: the Triumphal Arch ad the Antique Theater, monuments ranked as UNESCO world heritage sites. You will be particularly astonished to see one of the best preserved roman theater in the world still including its stage wall. (entrance fee not included) The old part of the city offers a heritage from the Middle Ages to nowadays.
In the afternoon, visit the medieval village of Châteauneuf du Pape. Situated on the left bank of the Rhone River, Châteauneuf du Pape is world-famous for its wine but the village itself is worth to visit, the castle from the 14th century, the church and its Romanesque architecture… Châteauneuf du Pape is a famous French wine Appellation. It represents the beginning of the Côte du Rhône area, known for its full bodied red wines. Vineyards located around the village, on some rolling hills offer a picturesque and unforgettable landscape.
9:00am Pick up at your hotel
09:30 Visit the Pont du Gard, one of the most beautiful Roman constructions in the region and the highest roman aqueduct still standing in the world
10:30 Drive to Orange
11:00 Guided tour of Orange located at the heart of the Côte du Rhône, famous for its antique theater listed on the UNESCO World Heritage (entrance fee not included)
Lunch in a place suggested by your guide
02:00pm Drive to Châteauneuf du Pape
02:20 Stop in a wine estate for a wine tasting and visit of the village (tasting fee not included)
04:30 Drive Back
05:00 Drop off