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Palace of the Popes (Palais des Papes)
Palace of the Popes (Palais des Papes)

Palace of the Popes (Palais des Papes) Tours and Activities

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The largest Gothic palace in the world, Avignon’s Palace of the Popes (Palais des Papes) was home to the heads of the Roman Catholic Church in the 14th century. Visitors can tour the grand rooms, landscaped gardens, and secret passages used by members of the clergy, and see special exhibitions and concerts held at the palace.

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Avignon Walking Tour including Skip-the-Line Entrance to the Pope's Palace

Avignon Walking Tour including Skip-the-Line Entrance to the Pope's Palace

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See the best of beautiful, medieval Avignon on this 3-hour walking tour with skip-the-line access to Popes’ Palace. Learn the history of this exquisite UNESCO-listed city with ancient Roman roots and celebrity as the 14th-century seat of the Papacy. Admire hilltop views of the Rhône River, breeze into Popes’ Palace to tour the ornate chambers and chapels, and enjoy a glass of Côtes du Rhône wine near the Place de l’Horloge.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$64.25
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Classic old town Avignon from the Romans to the Pope's - half day private tour

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

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Discover the highlights of Avignon’s UNESCO-listed Old Town in just half a day: this private tour offers the perfect introduction to the city. Pick between morning and afternoon departure times, and set off on foot. You’ll discover the Palais des Papes (a centuries-old, fortified papal palace), the Pont d’Avignon (the city’s iconic bridge), Les Halles (its bustling, historical marketplace), and more. As you go, learn the secrets behind the sights from your guide.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$172.16
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Provence in a Day Tour from Marseille

Provence in a Day Tour from Marseille

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Soak up the bounty, beauty and history of Provence on a full-day trip from Marseille. In Avignon, the ‘City of Popes,’ you’ll discover ancient and medieval art and architecture on a guided, small-group tour. Pop into the Popes’ Palace (own expense) before continuing to Châteauneuf-du-Pape to sample fine Provençal wines in an elegant château. Finish with a visit to the medieval hilltop village of Les Baux de Provence.
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  • 11 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$149.20
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Avignon, St Rémy, Les Baux de Provence & Pont du Gard

Avignon, St Rémy, Les Baux de Provence & Pont du Gard

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Witness Roman relics and age-old traditions of wine and olive oil making on a full-day tour from Avignon. In Les Baux de Provence, visit a local olive mill to sample fine AOC olive oils and see how they're made, then head to an estate in the Chaîne des Alpilles for a wine-tasting session. Afterward, visit the Roman amphitheater in Nîmes, tour medieval Uzès and view the UNESCO-listed Pont du Gard aqueduct.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$137.73
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Marseille Shore Excursion: Private Tour of Avignon

Marseille Shore Excursion: Private Tour of Avignon

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Take advantage of your time in port to experience beautiful Avignon on this half-day private shore excursion from Marseille. Learn the history of this exquisite medieval city, adorned with the luxurious accents of papal funding from the 14th century. Visit Avignon’s key attractions such as the UNESCO-listed historic center, the Pont Saint-Bénézet and Notre Dame des Doms Cathedral. End with an independent tour of the town and the fabulous Popes’ Palace (own expense).
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$248.20
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Van Gogh & Carrières de Lumières Half-Day Tour from Avignon

Van Gogh & Carrières de Lumières Half-Day Tour from Avignon

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Be inspired by Van Gogh’s Provence on this 5-hour small-group tour from Avignon and learn how the region’s extraordinary light affected his work. See the real-life locations depicted in Van Gogh’s ‘Starry Night Over the Rhone’ and ‘Café Terrace’ as you explore historic Arles, then visit Saint Rémy de Provence where the troubled artist was hospitalized for over a year. Finally, see works by Van Gogh and other iconic artists at the unique Carrières de Lumières, a multimedia art installation housed in an old quarry.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$97.56
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Afternoon Wine Tour to Chateauneuf du Pape from Avignon

Afternoon Wine Tour to Chateauneuf du Pape from Avignon

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Discover Provence’s ancient roots and winemaking traditions on a half-day tour of the Gigondas and Châteauneuf-du-Pape vineyards from Avignon. Wind through the verdant vineyards of the Rhône Valley to distinguished wine estates in both areas to sample fine wines and learn about local varietals. Explore the ruins of the Pope's formal summer residence in Châteauneuf-du-Pape before heading back to Avignon.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$86.08
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$86.08

Avignon & Luberon Experience

Avignon & Luberon Experience

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Departing from Avignon, set out to explore the charming villages and vineyards of Provence's Luberon region on a small-group tour. Stop at the mythical source of the Sorgues River, Fontaine-de-Vaucluse, and savor stunning panoramic views from Gordes, a village of enchanting white-stone structures perched on the foothills of Monts of Vaucluse. Embark on a leisurely hike along the Ochre Trail before  perusing the cafes and courtyards of Bonnieux and Ménerbes. Cap off your excursion with a  Provençal tasting session at a family-run winery.
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$137.73
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$137.73

Marseille Shore Excursion: Private Tour of Avignon and Chateauneuf-du-Pape

Marseille Shore Excursion: Private Tour of Avignon and Chateauneuf-du-Pape

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Spend your time in port exploring historic Avignon and the wineries of Châteauneuf-du-Pape on this full-day private shore excursion from Marseille. Enjoy guided and independent touring through Avignon, a gorgeous medieval town decorated with opulent architecture such as the Pont Saint-Bénézet and Notre-Dame des Doms Cathedral. Visiting the famous Popes’ Palace (own expense) before continuing to Châteauneuf-du-Pape for a lesson in Provençal winemaking and a tasting session. 
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$397.11
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Marseille Shore Excursion : Avignon, Popes' Palace and Wine Tasting

Marseille Shore Excursion : Avignon, Popes' Palace and Wine Tasting

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Make the most of your time ashore in Marseille, and enjoy a cultural day out, with this full-day, small-group tour. In the morning, depart directly from Marseille’s port, and travel in a comfortable vehicle. Your first stop is Avignon, where you’ll have free time to explore and see UNESCO-listed splendors like the Palais des Papes and the Pont d’Avignon. Then, transfer to the world-famous Châteauneuf-du-Pape wine region, where you’ll visit a local winery and enjoy an indulgent tour and tasting.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$166.42
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Marseille Shore Excursion: Private Tour of Avignon and Chateauneuf du Pape Wineries

Marseille Shore Excursion: Private Tour of Avignon and Chateauneuf du Pape Wineries

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Step off your cruise ship in Marseille and make the most of your time by enjoying a day in historic Avignon and its vineyard-studded surroundings. First take a walking tour of this ancient city, home to the papacy for about 70 years in the 14th century, and then take a ride out to the vineyards. Visit the medieval village of Chateauneuf du Pape and sample the famed wine of the same name before stopping by one more winery (set in a 19th-century castle) for more wine tastings. The tour concludes by being dropped off at the port of Marseille.
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  • 7 hours
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$711.58
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Private Tour: Avignon and Chateauneuf-du-Pape Day Trip from Marseille

Private Tour: Avignon and Chateauneuf-du-Pape Day Trip from Marseille

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Enjoy a flexible day trip from Marseille to historic Avignon and visit a local wine estate. Your private excursion begins with a guided walking tour of Avignon—the home of papal power in the 14th century—and then you're free to explore on your own. Visit the Popes' Palace (own expense), peruse the Cathedral Notre-Dame des Domes, or stroll across the Point St-Bénezet bridge, inspiration for a famous French children's song. Stop off at the celebrated Châteauneuf-du-Pape wine estate on your return for a sampling of two of their best varietals.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$390.22
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Full day Shore Excursion to Avignon and Aix en Provence

Full day Shore Excursion to Avignon and Aix en Provence

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Enjoy a comprehensive introduction to Avignon and Aix-en-Provence on a private full-day tour.  Beginning from the Marseille port, private transportation takes you to a myriad of attractions comfortably and quickly. Enjoy personalized guided visits of Mirabeau, Avignon, and more.  Expand the tour to include a visit to the workshop of Paul Cezanne. Take time to shop, photograph, and explore each location on your own.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$765.15
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Avignon's history, local culture & the wines of Châteauneuf du Pape private tour

Avignon's history, local culture & the wines of Châteauneuf du Pape private tour

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Avignon once centre of the Catholic world, today a magnificent urban landscape, overlooking the river Rhône & the Saint Bénezet Bridge - the famous Pont d’Avignon. Start with a visit to the Palais then a visit to the unique fresh food market - Les Halles to sample Provençal life before a short drive to the wine country of Châteauneuf du Pape; at the heart of a region full of history, culture & joie de vivre. A unique village where at it's summit the vestiges of the ruined château – wall, tower & lower hall built by the popes in the 14th century as a summer residence to escape the city heat of Avignon. It was the popes who planted the town's first vineyards. In the afternoon visit two different vineyards - first a winemaker with 8ha vineyard based exclusively on the appellation & second a 43ha family estate owned by five generations of wine-producers. Introducing you to the iconic wines established in 1880's where tradition is enhanced by modernism & excellence, with wine tasting too.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$401.70
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Full Day Avignon Private Tour of Pope's Palace and Chateauneuf du Pape from Nice

Full Day Avignon Private Tour of Pope's Palace and Chateauneuf du Pape from Nice

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The Provencal town of Avignon was once the center of the Roman Catholic religion and the former home of the Popes is now one of France’s most visited monuments. This private full-day tour from Nice is the ideal introduction to the medieval city, including a tour of the UNESCO-listed Pope’s Palace, a visit to the Musée du Petit Palais, and an optional wine tasting tour of Chateauneuf-du-Pape.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,055.90
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Provence at your own pace and at your leisure!

Provence at your own pace and at your leisure!

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We suggest that you create your private itinerary in Provence. Do you feel like nature and the city in the same day? Sea and mountain? Go boating and stroll through the alleys of a medieval town? Everything is possible ! We adapt to your wishes. Half day or full day, you choose what you like the most. Marseille, the Gineste route, hiking to En Vau, the Crêtes route, Cassis and the most beautiful Calanques of the National Park by boat. Aix en Provence, its 1000 fountains and its mansions. The Sainte Victoire mountain and the Lacoste castle. Discover the Luberon: Gordes, the ochres of Roussillon, the lavender fields and the Senanque abbey. Fontaine de Vaucluse and the canals of L'isle-sur-la-Sorgue? A cooking workshop in the Halles d'Avignon, the Palais des Papes, the Côtes du Rhône wine route, Arles, Les-Baux-de-Provence, Saint-Rémy-de-Provence Let us know what you want, we are here to satisfy you.
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  • 4 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$103.29
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Private Tour: Avignon Half-Day Trip from Marseille

Private Tour: Avignon Half-Day Trip from Marseille

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Set out from Marseille on a visit to Avignon, a stunning medieval that once served as seat of the Catholic papacy. This half-day private tour includes a guided walk through Avignon's UNESCO-listed center, taking in sights like the elegant Pont Saint-Bénezet Bridge and the city's restored ancient walls and towers. Learn its fascinating history as you stroll the cobbled streets, then spend some time exploring on your own. The Popes' Palace (own expense) is a definite highlight: with 20 various rooms to explore, including the pope's one-time private quarters.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$243.89
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Full private day Avignon Chateuneuf du pape les baux de provence

Full private day Avignon Chateuneuf du pape les baux de provence

Explore the South of France without the stress of planning on this private full-day tour with round-trip transport from the doorstep of your Marseille accommodations. Going with a guide not only eliminates the inconvenience of navigating, but ensures you learn facts often missed by visitors about stops along the way—from a wine tasting at Châteauneuf du Pape (own expense) to a panoramic vista in Les Baux de Provence.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$918.17
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8-Day Sightseeing Tour from Paris to Nice, Provence, Cote-d'Azur and Burgundy

8-Day Sightseeing Tour from Paris to Nice, Provence, Cote-d'Azur and Burgundy

Discover the highlights of France during this 8-day Trip to Nice, Provence, Cote-d'Azur and Burgundy from Paris in Small-group up to 25 persons by our comfortable air-conditioned Mercedes bus. We start on Saturdays. You'll enjoy Paris Sightseeing City tour, Versailles, Eiffel Tower, Latin Quarter walking tour. We offer 3*+ hotels in Paris and on the route. In Provence, Cote-d'Azur and Burgundy, You'll enjoy Sightseeings / walking tours in Nice, Beaune, Lyon, Avignon, Nîmes, Roussillon, Moustiers-Sainte-Marie; Wine degustations in Beaune, Chateauneuf-du-Pape; Monaco Half-day trip & Fragonard Museum; Visits incl. entrance tickets to: Hotel Dieu in Beaune, Palace des Papes in Avignon, Roman Theatre in Orange, famous Pont-du-Gard aqueduct-bridge. We try our best to show You what we know and love ourselves. After 8 day You can continue Your stay in Nice / Cote-d'Azur Yourself or come back to Paris by TGV train. More multi-day tours in France and day-trips from Paris by Clewel Travel.
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  • 8 days
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$1,835.19
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Private Avignon Gordes and Roussillon Full Day Tour

Private Avignon Gordes and Roussillon Full Day Tour

Discover the historic charms of Avignon on this private day tour from Marseille. See the old city center, the famous Avignon Bridge, Pope Palace, and other impressive architectural works. Walk the narrow streets of Gordes and admire its scenic fountains and town squares. Discover the vaulted passageways of Roussillon and take in stunning views of a 10th century castle.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$803.40
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$803.40
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Avignon Private Half-Day Tour from Aix-en-Provence

Avignon Private Half-Day Tour from Aix-en-Provence

Explore Avignon, the medieval pope city in the 14th century during this 4 hours tour. Discover Avignon medieval center during 1-hour walking guided tour before to visit the Pope palace on your own (1 hour). Return to Aix en Provence.
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  • 4 hours
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$408.24
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$408.24
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7-Day Private Tour by Minivan to Provence, Champagne, Burgundy from Paris

7-Day Private Tour by Minivan to Provence, Champagne, Burgundy from Paris

Provence, Burgundy & Champagne 7-day Private Live-guided Experience for up to 6 clients to Top attractions by Mercedes Minivan extra long. 10 wine & champagne degustations included. Gourmet Lunches are optional. We'll recommend You right places. The same thing is with accommodation. You can book Yourself a hotel or a flat according to our itinerary. You are welcome to customise your itinerary. This is a high-quality product with a live guide including walking tours in Chablis with Wine Tasting, in Beaune - the capital of Burgundy wines. Visit of The Medieval Hospices in Beaune, walking tours in Epernay and Lyon. You'll enjoy all most popular sights of Provence: Avignon and Palais des Papes, Nimes and Pont du Gard, Nice and Cannes, Orange with its Roman Theatre, Moustiers-Sainte-Marie and Roussillion. Our comfortable Minivan drives faster and You"ll save up a lot of time. 15 other day trips from Paris in Small-groups and as Private Experiences by Clewel Travel offered.
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  • 7 days
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$7,287.98
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Discover Provence including Avignon and Luberon Villages from Avignon

Discover Provence including Avignon and Luberon Villages from Avignon

Get to see the highlights of Provence region with a very scenic and full of diversity itinerary covering the city of Avignon and the Luberon regional park hilltop villages featuring Gordes on board a minivan with your national guide and driver. This is a door to door private tour that can be fully customized acording to your wish and expectations.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$840.94
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$840.94
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Villeneuve Lés Avignon & Avignon City highlights private guided tour

Villeneuve Lés Avignon & Avignon City highlights private guided tour

Avignon once centre of the Catholic world, today a magnificent urban landscape, overlooking the river Rhône & the Saint Bénezet Bridge - the famous Pont d’Avignon. Start with a visit to the Palais and a walk to the famous bridge of Avignon. Afterwards a short drive to the other side of the River Rhône to visit the medieval village of Villeneuve Les Avignon and La Chartreuse de Villeneuve Les Avignon that dates from the first half of the 14th century. Commissioned by Pope Innocent VI it is a magnificent building that connects with and helps to tell the story of the Pope's of Avignon. On our way, a short stop to marvel at the Tour Philippe-le-Bel, a tower that was once at the point of entry of the famous bridge of Avignon, almost a kilometre away in the city of Avignon.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$338.58
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Palace of the Popes (Palais des Papes) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Palace of the Popes (Palais des Papes) costs USD 33.28. Guided Palace of the Popes (Palais des Papes) tours start around USD 33.28 per person.
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