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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
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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 and Provence Independent City Tour
"The Popes' Palace is the biggest Gothic palace in all of Europe (15000 square meters of floor space which is the equivalent of 4 Gothic cathedrals). See over 20 rooms scenes of historic events in particular the popes' private chambers and the frescoes painted by the Italian artist Matteo Giovannetti.The Pont d'Avignon (Pont St Benezet) was the first construction over the Rhone river between Lyon and the Mediterranean sea in the 12th century. The bridge had 22 arches and covered approximately 900 meters linking Villeneuve les Avignon to Avignon. The bridge collapsed in the 17th century and the king did not want to pay for restoring t the bridge has 4 arches
From EUR90.00

More Things to Do in Orange

Church of Saint-Florent

Another important stop is to see the 14th century Church of Saint Florent, founded by the Franciscans. It is simple and austere, according to the style of the Franciscan Order, with one nave, and...
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May 29, 2014

Temple

Adjoining the Roman theater on the west are the ruins of a great Roman temple which was situated at the end of a 400m/438yd long stadium. Directly opposite is the interesting Musée Municipal (Town...
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May 29, 2014

Roman Theatre

The Roman Theater, in the south of the Inner City, is the best preserved and one of the finest of antiquities. It was set up at the beginning of the Imperial era (A.D. first century), but was probably...
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May 29, 2014

Triumphal Arch

The arterial road, which leaves Orange in a northerly direction leads to the Arc de Triomphe (Triumphal Arch), situated outside the town and sited on a circular space framed by plane trees. It was...
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May 29, 2014

Meet Rimbaud, your local Crusader!

Over the intervening period of 900 years, it's difficult to appreciate why noblemen and peasants alike scampered off with alacrity to be butchered in the Holy Land at the end of the 11th century. The...
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Aug 31, 2013

Be amazed by the scale of Orange's Roman theatre!

Orange’s major claim to fame is its stupendous Roman theatre – with a stonking great 9,000 seater capacity, which makes you realise what a populus and important town Orange must have been two thousand...
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Apr 22, 2012
 
 
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Pay your respects at the (other) Arc de Triomph!

Orange seems like an odd place to find a triumphal arch, but its quiet small town atmosphere belies the fact that a town that justified a 9,000 seater Roman amphitheatre must have been quite a...
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Apr 22, 2012

Imperior August Statue

The huge statue of Imperior August in height of 3,5 meters is installed in a niche of a wall. There are concerts and opera representations in summer here.You can watch my 1 min 34 sec Video Orange ...
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Feb 10, 2012

Savour that incomparable Southern light!

Even to the artistically challenged among us, it's not hard to appreciate why artists such as Van Gogh and Gaugin gravitated to Provence to experience the uniquely beautiful light.As ever, try to...
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Nov 25, 2011

The picturesque Protestant Tower

Given that everything was closed by the time that we managed to drag ourselves from the Roman amphitheatre, I regret that I can't tell you much about the Protestant Tower in Orange except that it's...
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Nov 25, 2011

The audio tour of the Orange theatre is fantastic!

Entrance to the Roman theatre at Orange includes the hire of self-guided audiotour equipment, and, as with the audiotours of the Palais des Papes in Avignon, the quality of the commentary is...
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Nov 25, 2011

Marvel at the stage wall of Orange's Roman theatre

I had long wondered how the audience kept their attention on the stage when they were gazing past the actors into the middle distance beyond, and to experience a Roman theatre the way it would have...
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Nov 09, 2011

The simple exterior of the Church of St Florent

Our only mistake in visiting Orange is that we could only spare half a day and we simply didn't anticipate how much time would be consumed by the spellbinding amphitheatre: this gorgeous town really...
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Nov 04, 2011

Meet a really good looking griffin!

Those who have read some of my other European pages will know that I have a passion for gargoyles ... the more grotesque, the better!This may not be a gargoyle, but being a griffin, it's almost as...
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Oct 31, 2011

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46, cours Aristide Briand, Orange, Provence, 84100, France
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4 rue Caristie, Orange, Provence, 84100, France
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Route de Sorgues, Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Provence, 84230, France
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"Orange, an ancient Romans city"
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"Savour Orange's outstanding Roman antiquity"
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"Moscow-Orange"
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"Miniature Rome"
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"The Oldest Active Theater In The World"
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