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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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Train

The Avignon Centre train station, which was being remodeled during the time of my visit, is the central station just outside the ramparts of Avignon. If your hotel is right in the city center then you...
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Various Methods of Transport

Gare Routier location: corner of Boulevard Saint Roche and Avenue Monclar which is 170 metres east of the Porte de la Republique in the southern wall of the old city. (turn left as you pass thru' the...
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Car / Motor Home

After reading about security problems at the pay-to-park places in Avignon, we elected to use the free parking space with advertised security. There are two massive free parking lots outside the city...
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Les Trains Touristiques

There is a tourist train that goes around Avignon. There are two actually one goes to the park by the Popes Palace, it is an uphill climb that may be difficult for persons with reduced mobility. That...
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Nothing to do with Avignon

By electrical train. This train rides on the roads in the centre of Arles. It will take you to the City Hall, The House of Vincent Van Gogh, The Café Vincent Van Gogh, the Arena and the Amfitheatre....
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Shuttle boat (Navette)

For those who don’t feel like walking or cycling across the dangerous Daladier Bridge, there is a much better way to cross the south arm of the river between Barthelasse Island and Avignon, namely by...
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Encounter zone

In the summer of 2010, the city of Avignon declared the entire Old City within the city walls (intra-muros) to be an Encounter Zone (Zone de Rencontre), in which pedestrians have the right of way,...
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Vélopop’

As you may have noticed, I’m a great fan of bike sharing systems. I have used them successfully in Paris, Lyon, Antwerp, Hamburg, Bern, Zürich, Karlsruhe, Leipzig, Dortmund, Hannover, Lille and a...
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Provence Bike

Since even the people at the TRCA office did not succeed in registering me for the Vélopop’ bike sharing system, I took their advice and walked over to Provence Bike, where I rented a city-bike for...
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The proposed tramway

At Porte de la République, across from the central railway station, there is an exhibit where part of a tram is on display, so people can go inside and see what it is like.The tramway is a project of...
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Cityzen small buses

For short-distance transport on the narrow streets within the city walls, these 20-seat “Cityzen” mini-buses run six days a week on two different routes. During the day they run every twelve minutes...
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Temporary bus stations

Those who have read Cathy Reichardt’s 2011 tip The not very beautiful bus station in Avignon here on VirtualTourist will recall that she described the bus station as being “less-than-hygienic” and...
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Local bus

On local buses you pay the driver, fare is 1 euro 30, the ticket is punched in a machine and is valide for one hour, so you can travel again within the hour. Example one day after walking around...
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By Car: How Far/How Long...?

Some road distances to Avignon from:- Heidelberg (Germany: 833 kms.- Venecia/Venice (Italy): 834 kms.- Split (Croatia):1.469 kms.- Madrid (Spain): 2.193 kms.Checking the website, you’ll find more road...
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Top Hotels in Avignon

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20, rue galante, Avignon, Provence, 84000, France
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14 Place Crillon, Avignon, Provence, 84000, France
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20, rue du Portail Boquier, Avignon, Provence, 84000, France
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4 place de la Mirande, Avignon, Provence, 84000, France
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1 Rue Felicien David, Place de l'Horloge, Avignon, Provence, 84000, France
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7 rue Agricol Perdiguier, Avignon, 84000, France
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Top Things to Do in Avignon

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Palais des Papes - Popes' Palace

Built in the 14th century, this palace. now Unesco Heritage, is a very important remain of one of the most dramatic period of the catholic church. Escaping from the violence in Rome, the pope Clement...
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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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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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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

If you are at the Cathedral just take the ramp upwards, you will end up on a beautiful bluff overlooking the river. It is a lovely park space with lots of shade trees and fountains. As it is 30 meters...
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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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Redang

"Avignon"
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rexvaughan

"Several Popes and More"
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