Avignon Things to Do

  • Rocher des Doms
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  • Rocher des Doms
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  • view of the Pont Neuf
    view of the Pont Neuf
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  • 1. Palais des Papes

    4 out of 5 stars

    The next day was Easter Sunday. The Mistral was over, so there was no longer a strong wind blowing. But there was a long line of people queuing in the rain to get into the Popes’ Palace, so I was glad...

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  • 2. Pont du Gard

    The bridge is beautiful and we were willing to pay - even though it's ridiculously expensive. However what ruined the visit and the day was the rude and crude staffer. We had some problem using the...

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  • 3. Outside of Avignon

    City buses link Avignon’s Old Town with its suburban 'ville neuve' (new town) across the Rhône. Originally Villeneuve allowed the King of France to keep an eye on the popes on the far side of the...

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  • 4. Pont D'Avignon / Pont Saint Bénezet

    4 out of 5 stars

    Once used as part of the most important pilgrimage routes between Italy and Spain, this bridge became very important during the popes' presence, linking the several palaces used by the bishops....

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  • 5. Look around the City

    Located right next to the Tourist Office. Whenever you see Temple you know its not a catholic church. This imposing building has served a large number of purposes over its lifetime. Today it is the...

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  • 6. City walls

    Not many cities still have their medieval ramparts still intact, but Avignon does. These walls and towers still encircle the inner city, called “intra-muros” (inside the walls). In most places the...

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  • 7. Place de l'Horloge

    4 out of 5 stars

    This is the long square in front of the Hotel de Ville, with terrace cafés along both sides and the "Belle Epoque" carrousel at the top end. During the summer this square is packed with people and...

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  • 8. Rocher des Doms

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The Rocher des Doms is a bouldered spur which that lies north of the Palais des Papes in Avignon. Climb to the top and enjoy the panoramic views of Provence from the lovely park on its summit. The...

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  • 9. Cathedrale Notre-Dame-des-Doms

    4 out of 5 stars

    The cathedral was built in the 12th century, and underwent renovations in the 15th and 17th centuries. It was built on the Rocher des Doms and overlooks the Rhone valley. The bell tower is now crowned...

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  • 10. Arles - near Avignon

    It's name sound like a poem or a music. Walk trough it's streets, sit at its cafe, eat at its tables, visit its Arene, Amphiteatre, museum and gardens or window shop in its boutiques and you'll be...

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  • 11. Festivals

    A good link to all the festivals in Avignon, all year round. I experienced one, the music festival in August. We simply walked round and looked and listened here and there. There were also music bands...

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  • 12. Notre Dame des Doms

    4 out of 5 stars

    Cathédrale Notre-Dame des Doms d'Avignon is better known as the Cathedral of Avignon. The Cathedral is Roman Catholi is a Roman Catholic cathedral a national monument of France. The CAthedral sits...

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  • 13. Avignon Views

    Behind the Palais de Papes is the Rocher des Domes. These are gardens laid out in the 19th Century. From here, there are spectacular views across the Rhone. Across the river, one can see not only the...

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  • 14. Avignon Pass

    The office of tourism gives something called the Avignon Passion which is not a city pass proper, instead it entitles you to 10% reduction on entrance to all...

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  • 15. Opéra Grand Avignon

    This theater was built in 1846-47 to replace an earlier theater that had been destroyed by fire. For many years it was called Opéra-Théâtre d’Avignon or just...

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  • 16. The Rhône River

    The Rhône River starts in the Swiss Alps. It flows into and out of Lake Geneva (Lac Leman in French), so Lake Geneva could be thought of as a very wide and deep...

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  • 17. In the opera house

    The auditorium of the opera house is arranged in the notorious ‘Italian style’ with horseshoe-shaped balconies, meaning that those sitting off to the sides of...

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  • 18. Tourist Office at Square Agricol Perdiguier

    The city tourist office is just a five-minute walk from the central railroad station, straight ahead through the Porte de la République and along the main...

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  • 19. Guided walking tour

    On a Saturday afternoon I took a guided walking tour, organized by the city tourist office, called Avignon au temps des Papes (Avignon in the time of the...

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  • 20. Petit Palais Museum

    This ‘small palace’ is small only when compared to the huge Palace of the Popes on the same square, but by any other standards the Petit Palais is itself a...

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  • 21. Lapidaire Museum

    Granted that the fourteenth century was the most significant in Avignon’s history, because of the Popes and the Papal Court and all the Cardinals and scholars...

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  • 22. Angladon Museum

    This mansion in the center of Avignon, just behind the Lapidaire Museum, was once the home of Jean and Paulette Angladon-Dubrujeaud, the heirs of a famous...

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  • 23. Louis Vouland Museum

    Louis Vouland (1883-1973) was a rich industrialist who owned a factory in the Champfleury district of Avignon (south of the city center) for making industrial...

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  • 24. Calvet Museum

    The main building of the Calvet Museum is this mansion on Rue Joseph Vernet. The mansion was built from 1741 to 1754 for a family called Villeneuve-Martignan,...

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  • 25. Paintings in the Calvet Museum

    Of all the paintings I saw in the Calvet Museum, the one that surprised me the most was this one (first photo) called Ugolin et ses fils (Ugolino and his sons)...

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