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Private Walking Tour of Avignon

1. Private Walking Tour of Avignon

Walk through one of the most charming cities in southern France on this 2-hour tour of Avignon. See the impressive Palace of the Popes and the famous bridge at Pont St. Bénezet as you explore the city's sidewalk cafes, elegant squares, and delightful tree lined boulevards. Surrounded by imposing medieval walls, Avignon was the capital of Christendom in the 14th century, with seven successive popes making the city their home. In an attempt to rival Rome's Papacy, Avignon's architects designed many of the city's magnificent features, including the superbly preserved defensive walls and the monumental Palace of the Popes ̶ one of the most important medieval Gothic buildings in Europe. From lesser-known attractions in Avignon to its most renowned sites, you will be accompanied by an expert local guide who will share with you the history and secrets of this UNESCO World Heritage listed city.

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From Marseille: Full-Day Avignon, Gordes and Roussillon Tour

2. From Marseille: Full-Day Avignon, Gordes and Roussillon Tour

Head to the wonderful papal city of Avignon. Enjoy your free time to explore the historic center and admire the Avignon Cathedral (Our Lady of Doms), the battlements, Saint-Bénézet Bridge, the Doms Rock, St Peter’s Basilica, and the Clock Tower Square. Take the road to the charming classified villages of Lubéron. Your first stop is Isle sur la Sorgues. Continue to Gordes, listed as one of the most beautiful villages of France. Take advantage of the lunch break in Gordes to explore the village, its church and castles. Move on to the village of Roussillon, surrounded by cliffs of ochre. Enjoy some free time to wander about the village to discover the craft shops or take a 30-minute walk on the Ochre Trail to see the Fairy Chimneys. You’ll then begin the return journey to Aix-en-Provence.

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From Marseille: Provence Sightseeing Tour & Wine Tasting

3. From Marseille: Provence Sightseeing Tour & Wine Tasting

Explore some of the historic sites of Provence on a full-day minibus tour from Marseille, starting with the medieval city of Avignon. Drive along the docks between the Rhône River and historic city walls, looking at the Saint-Benezet Bridge made famous by the children's song, “Sur le Pont d'Avignon.” Go to the impressive Palais des Papes (Popes' Palace), site of the Papacy in the 14th century before their return to Rome. The largest Gothic palace in Europe, the austere Palais dominates the city (entrance tickets not included). Sample the wines of the Rhône River valley in the legendary village of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, boasting a castle ruin that overlooks the vineyards of the Châteauneuf-du-Pape appellation. You will visit the cellar of a winery for a complimentary wine-tasting session. Next, drive to the Pont du Gard to see the remains of the Roman aqueduct that supplied water to the city of Nîmes. The tour then continues towards the Alpilles Mountains to the lofty village of Les Baux de Provence, located on a rocky spur overlooking the valley. Take an unforgettable journey back to the Middle Ages at Les Baux, before your return journey to Marseille.

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From Marseille Cruise Port to Avignon & Châteauneuf du Pape

4. From Marseille Cruise Port to Avignon & Châteauneuf du Pape

Meet your tour guide at the exit of the cruise terminal at Marseille seaport then drive to Avignon, the majestic city of the Popes, located on the bank of the Rhône River. Take a look at Saint-Benezet bridge, famous for the children's song Sur le Pont d'Avignon, and admire the Popes' Palace, which is the biggest Gothic-styled Palace in Europe. Do not miss the opportunity to purchase your ticket to visit it inside. Have free time for lunch then take a sightseeing trip to the vineyards around Châteauneuf du Pape. Listen to explanations about terroir, grape varieties, vinification, and aging cellars. Stop at a winery for wine-tasting before returning to Marseille.

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What people are saying about Pont Saint-Bénézet

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 118 reviews

it was our first tour using this site, so we didn't know what to expect, but the guide was very nice, trip destinations were better than expected and it is a good way to get to know provance in a short period of time

Claude was a very knowledgeable guide who showed us the highlights of the old city in Avignon. We got some interesting history plus information about local and current highlights.

It was wonderful to have a local guide teaching us about the area! She was patient with our teenagers and kept them as engaged as possible:).

Great scenery,good tastes.Our guide was really with information about the city and the region of Provence,their way customs,way of life etc.

Nathalie made the visit an exceptional day. in each part of the tour he shared his experience and kindness.