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Ile de la Barthelasse

| Ile de la Barthelasse, 84000, Avignon, France
+33 6 11 54 75 89
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Gentle cycling! Good preparation for negotiating the narrow streets in Avignon!

We took the free navette ( closed during the winter) across the Rhone and then pottered off on our... read more

Reviewed 6 December 2016
London, United Kingdom
Good for cycling

The island is in the middle of the river just outside Avignon.There good walking and cycling tracks... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2016
Don D
Melbourne, Australia
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| Ile de la Barthelasse, 84000, Avignon, France
+33 6 11 54 75 89
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Reviewed 6 December 2016

We took the free navette ( closed during the winter) across the Rhone and then pottered off on our bikes to the restaurant Le Bercail. Great spot for looking back towards the Palais des Papes and the Doms de Rochers. So peaceful - a perfect...More

Thank georgie081
Reviewed 1 November 2016

The island is in the middle of the river just outside Avignon.There good walking and cycling tracks around the island without any hills.From the bike track you get a great view the part bridge famous from the song "sur le pont d'avignon" and the city...More

1  Thank Don D
Reviewed 20 October 2016

At the foot of the Pont d'Avignon, you can cross the Rhone on the free River Ferry which takes you to the Barthelasse, the biggest river island in Europe - 700 hectares - the garden of Avignon. It is a rural area and you can...More

1  Thank Bubbles73uk
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Walked over the bridge but the route is not particularly pedestrian friendly. The Tower at the old bridge was closed to viewing but was an interesting medieval architecture specimen. The old town also has winding streets and the usual church. Everything was basically in need...More

Thank hflatt
Reviewed 16 September 2016

After a few days in Avignon , it was refreshing to take the free boat ride to Ile de la Barthelasse, rent bikes to ride around the island and have a picnic under the shady trees😊

1  Thank Eidi C
Reviewed 15 September 2016

We tried, we tried very hard, to figure out Avignon's velopop bike hire system, but even the girl in the tourist office said it was difficile if you only wanted a bike for a day, and she recommended Provence Bike Hire instead. We found them...More

3  Thank snowsledder
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Free bus ferry to the other side, such a cute thing to do. Would reccommend if you have the time to go there. It has lovely views and is next to the Pont d Avignon.

Thank akilad
Reviewed 11 September 2016

... on to an island where you can take a walk. The swimming pool is shut. There are good views of the town across the river. There's a café which serves nice ice-cream. You can walk back over the road bridge.

Thank Richard L
Reviewed 20 August 2016

Buy some picnic treats at Les Halles and stroll across the bridge. Find yourself a spot overlooking the river and wonder if you've found Heaven.

1  Thank ILoveNationalParks
Reviewed 2 August 2016

The ile is a lovely place to look back at the city and the palais des papes, We loved the little ferry and it takes bikes.

Thank Katrina M
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