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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

Avignon Centre Tips (6)

Shopping Area

A great shopping area, with pedestrian streets without automobiles (not always the case in France), and loads of shops of all kinds. Southeast of the Place de l'Horloge: rue des Marchands, rue Rouge...
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black_mimi99
May 14, 2014

Villeneuve-lès-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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black_mimi99
May 14, 2014

Church tower on Rue Carriterie

This was a particularly picturesque church tower that I discovered in my wanderings somewhere in the tangle of roads to the east of Palais des Papes: I couldn't tell you exactly where, as navigating...
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CatherineReichardt
Jan 16, 2012

Rue de la République

Originally the Cardo Maximus of the Roman city of Avenio, rue de la République continues to be the major thoroughfare of the old city of Avignon. It connects Place de l'Horloge with rue Jean Jaurès...
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MM212
Jul 15, 2007

Shop, Explore the sights...Eat and Drink Coffee

I was in Avignon for a week...and did nothing but walk from my hotel around the city. It was an easy city to get absorbed into quickly. The centermost part of town had a massive antique...
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lesaandbill
Jun 30, 2006

Le Petit Train

Stroll the shopping streets in the pedestrian area, or abord this train. You'll find great little shops with specialities of the region. The train will also take you to the top of the town, where a...
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cfuentesm
May 18, 2006
 
 
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"The Dilettante & Demoiselles of Avignon"
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"Enchanting Avignon!"
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"Avignon - Cité des papes et du théâtre"
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"Several Popes and More"
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Things to Do Near Avignon

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Cathedrale Notre-Dame-des-Doms

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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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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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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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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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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