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Classic old town Avignon from the Romans to the Pope's - half day private tour

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Stop At: Place du Palais des Papes, 84000, Avignon France

The Palace of the Popes stands as the mighty symbol of the church’s influence throughout the western Christian world in the 14th century. Construction was started in 1335 and completed in less than twenty years under the leadership of two builder popes, Benedict XII and his successor Clement VI. The Popes’ Palace is the biggest Gothic palace in all of Europe (15,000 m2 of floor space, which is the equivalent of 4 Gothic cathedrals).

The visitor can see over 20 rooms, scenes of historic events, in particular the pope’s private chambers and the frescoes painted by the Italian artist Matteo Giovannetti.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Pont Saint-Benezet (Pont d'Avignon), Boulevard de la Ligne, 84000, Avignon France

Emblematic site in the history of Avignon, the Saint-Benezet bridge built from the twelfth century, was several tmes destroyed by spates on the Rhône Ruiver, before being rebuilt and finally abandonned in the 17th Century, before being rebuilt and finally left the state in the seventeenth century.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Avignon Les Halles, Place Pie, Avignon France

An emblematic spot in the city of Avignon, the Halles dazzle with its façade covered in a vegetal wall and give a true up-to-date feel to the neighbourhood. Made famous by such authors as Peter Mayle and Jean Viard, it has been a meeting place for the people of the city centre for over a century. Here, all generations and types of people rub shoulders, from the all-night partier looking for a bite to eat in the early morning to the average person come to do their shopping, without forgetting the chefs from the best restaurants who buy their produce here.

Duration: 45 minutes
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Departure Point
18 Place Pie, 84000 Avignon, France
Duration
4h
Return Details
Hôtel des Monnaies, 5 Place du Palais, 84000 Avignon, France
Inclusions
  • Coffee and/or Tea - We always include a break for a coffee, tea or soft drink on all our visits - it's a nice way to relax during our visit
  • Visit to Les Halles - the covered market in Avignon
  • Admission and audio tour Palais des Papes, Avignon
  • Admission to Pont Saint-Benezet (Pont d'Avignon)
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Entry/Admission - Palais des Papes
  • Entry/Admission - Pont Saint-Benezet (Pont d'Avignon)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Minimum Numbers - we reserve the right on some occasions, to combine more than one booking, but guarantee never more than two groups & never more than eight persons per tour.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 5 July 2019 via mobile

Had a perfect tour with Christopher of Avignon. His English is perfect because he’s from England. His knowledge of the region over many time periods was very impressive and detailed. He did an excellent job customizing the tour to our needs. He moved at the...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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oohprovence, Owner at OohProvence, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2019

It was so nice to read your review and am so happy you enjoyed the visit to Avignon - it's such an interesting and quite diverse town and in many ways the focus is just on the Palais which is understandable, but what we hope...More

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