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Full Day Avignon Private Tour of Pope's Palace and Chateauneuf du Pape from Nice
"Meet your guide at a previously arranged time and start your private tour from Nice. Your first stop will be in the Avignon Popes' Palace which is made up of the Old Palace and the New Palace. You will see one of the oldest fortress in France with austere architecture.Afterwards your guide will take you to the Tower of the Wardrobe. There you will have some free time to visit the monument decorated by a team of artists under first Simone Martini then Matteo Giovanetti.You will visit the the Pope Petit Palais where stands now the Petit Palais Museum's paintings with its collection of Italian paintings from the 13th and 16th century.Do not miss the Virgin and Child painted by the young Botticelli in the section dedicated to Gothic and Romanesque sculptures. Then
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Private Tour: Avignon Half-Day Trip from Marseille
"Leave your Marseille hotel by luxury minivan and head inland passing through swathes of pretty Provencal countryside in the direction of Avignon – just over an hour away. Known as the City of Popes Avignon was once home to a succession of 14th- and 15th-century French popes who commissioned lavish architectural monuments to be built around the town.On a walking tour see several attractions that date back to the city’s prime like the Pont Saint-Bénezet – the elegant bridge immortalized in the French children’s song Sur le pont d’Avignon – and Cathedral Notre-Dame des Domes. Hear tales of history from your guide and admire the city’s restored medieval ramparts as you w prestige and corruption of Avignon’s papal heritage. Entrance to the palace is at your own expense; once inside you can explore more than 20 different rooms including the pope’s private chambers
From EUR44.00
 
Private Tour: Avignon and Chateauneuf-du-Pape Day Trip from Marseille
"Leave your Marseille hotel by luxury minivan and head inland passing through picturesque Provencal countryside in the direction of Avignon – just over an hour away. Known as the City of Popes Avignon was once home to a succession of 14th- and 15th-century French popes who lavished the town with eye-catching architectural gestures.On a walking tour see several monuments that date back to these times like the Point St-Bénezet – the elegant bridge immortalized in the French children’s song Sur le pont d’Avignon – and Cathedral Notre-Dame des Domes. Hear tales of history from your guide and admire the city’s restored medieval ramparts as you wan prestige and corruption of Avignon’s papal heritage. Entrance to this incredible Gothic palace is at your own expense; once inside you can see more than 20 different rooms including the pope’s private chambers
From EUR70.00

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Le Dilettante d'Avignon

The opera I saw in Avignon was a concert performance of Le Dilettante d'Avignon by Jacques-Fromental Halévy (1799-1862). It was the first performance of this opera in well over a hundred years. There...
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Nemorino
Jul 04, 2014

Get your Avignon Pass at the Tourist Office

It's hard to think of a Tourist Information Office that is as conveniently located as Avignon Tourisme. The office is located on Rue de la Republique, the main thoroughfare into the old town, and I...
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CatherineReichardt
Dec 19, 2012

Navigating around Avignon

Like most medieval cities, Avignon is a knot of tiny, twisting roads with no predictable layout. Which make it a charming place to wander around, but somewhat of a challenge to navigate!This can be a...
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CatherineReichardt
Dec 07, 2011

"Buy local and safeguard your health"

I saw several of these notices posted around Avignon, and they made me smirk because they smacked of dressing up agricultural protectionism with inferred social responsibility - very French!I quite...
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CatherineReichardt
Oct 20, 2011

General Info

Tourist Office41, cours Jean Jaurès/Rue de la RépubliqueBP8-84004 Avignon Cedex 1Cédex 1 – Francia/FranceTel : (+33) (0)4 32 74 32 74Fax : (+33) (0)4 90 82 95 03E. mail:...
Redang
Apr 16, 2010

Avignon Pass

If your gonna be here for several days and see many sites and museums, it may be a good idea to acquire the Avignon Pass. It can be obtained from any museum or historic site in the city. With this in...
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May 31, 2007
 
 
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Apr 17, 2010

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1 Rue Felicien David, Place de l'Horloge, Avignon, Provence, 84000, France
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4 place de la Mirande, Avignon, Provence, 84000, France
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Top Things to Do in Avignon

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Palais des Papes - Popes' Palace

During the warm weather months, there is a nightly production held at the Palais de Papes called Lumenesence. It is a telling of the story of Avignon through projected light and sound inside the...
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Pont D'Avignon - Pont Saint Bénezet

The Pont St Bénézet, as the story goes, was inspired by a shepherd boy who said he was visited by angels who told him to build the bridge. The bridge, built in the 12th century, once spanned the...
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City Walls - Ramparts

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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Place de l'Horloge

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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Rocher des Doms

With magnificent views of the Rhone River and countryside, the Rocher des Doms is a great place to escape from the clatter of Avignon. Lush gardens, pools, a children's playgrounds, and signs pointing...
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Pont du Gard - Roman Aqueduct

About 25 km from the town of Avignon you'll find the Pont du Gard - an ancient Roman aqueduct bridge that crosses the Gardon River. It is part of the 50 km Nimes Aqueduct that brought water into the...
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Nemorino

"The Dilettante & Demoiselles of Avignon"
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CatherineReichardt

"Enchanting Avignon!"
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MM212

"Avignon - Cité des papes et du théâtre"
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"Avignon"
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rexvaughan

"Several Popes and More"
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