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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

City Walls - Ramparts Tips (11)

The 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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Nemorino
Jun 29, 2014

City wall and ramparts

First to be sighted in the historical centre of Avignon are the town wall and ramparts. The popes built these in the 14th century for fortification but as it turned out, the wall was not as...
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Maryimelda
Nov 21, 2012

Les Remparts d'Avignon

Adding to the charm and character of Avignon are the medieval fortified walls surrounding the old city. Although walls have enclosed the city of Avignon since Roman times, then under the name Avenio,...
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MM212
Jan 01, 2012

Fortification

The papal palace has been surrounded by 4 kilometer fortification with 12-th towers. It was the most strengthened place in France at that time. However these walls so never also have not played...
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Kuznetsov_Sergey
Mar 27, 2007

A truly excellent set of city walls!

I'm a sucker for a good set of city walls, and Avignon's are a cracker!Actually, the walls (remparts in French) not particularly high, and are dwarfed by comparison with the impressive fortifications...
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CatherineReichardt
Dec 07, 2011

la Porte du Rhône

The fortified walls around the old city are dotted with gates (portes) such as the one in the main photograph. It is called la Porte du Rhône, an arched gateway located next to Tour du Châtelet, which...
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MM212
Jul 19, 2007

Walls

The walls were constructed by Pope Innocent VI between 1.355 and 1.368. With a length of 4,8 kms., there are eight gates. One of them is Porte (Gate) du Rhône or du Rocher; from the 14th century, it...
Redang
Apr 19, 2010

The Ramparts

The ramparts still encircle the entire city. They are 4.3 km long, and were started in 1355 during the Papacy of Pope Innocent VI, to protect from the assaults by the roving bands of mercenaries. They...
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black_mimi99
May 14, 2014

Most Of Avignon Is Surrounded By 14C Walls

The older part of Avignon is surrounded by ramparts which were built by Popes Innocent and Urban. The walls are over 4 km long. They were used primarily to prevent attacks from roving gangs. They fell...
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hquittner
Feb 10, 2011

The City Wall

The city wall is one of the features of Avignon. If you arrive by train at Avignon Centre station it straight in front of you----.Well maintained today.
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alectrevor
Sep 19, 2015

Lots of history

From Roman times to the 15th century, this was a disputed area and several walls were erected, as the city was growing. The last and largest ones are well preserved, extending for more than 4 km.
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solopes
Aug 25, 2014
 
 
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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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