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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
From EUR690.00
 
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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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 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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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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Cathedrale Notre-Dame-des-Doms

The cathedral of Avignon ,Notre Dame, is next to the Palace of the Popes. It is mainly 12th century. Admission is free. On top of the tower is a huge statue of the Virgin.Mary. There were 7 Popes...
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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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Avignon Centre

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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"Avignon - Cité des papes et du théâtre"
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"Several Popes and More"
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