Avignon And Provence Independent City Tour

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 12 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    At your leisure
  • Departure Details :
    Office de Tourisme d'Avignon, 41 Cours Jean Jaurès, 84000 Avignon, France
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

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.

Know More about this tour

The Popes' Palace is the biggest Gothic palace in all of Europe (15,000 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 the bridge. Today, the bridge has 4 arches, and is still so famous for the French song "Sur le Pont d'avignon"

There is no guide or transport included. Your ticket allows fast track entry to the above attractions.

Choose a half day minivan tour (8 persons maximum) with French and English speaking driver from the following tours:

  • Lavender and villages in Luberon (Gordes, Roussillon and Lavender Museum) on Tuesday morning, Friday morning or Wednesday afternoon
  • Stone Monuments (St Remy de Provence, Les Baux de Provence and Pont du Gard) on Wednesday morning, Tuesday afternoon or Friday afternoon
  • Van Gogh in Provence (St Remy de Provence, Les Baux de Provence and Arles) on Monday morning, Saturday morning orThursday afternoon
  • Culture and Wine (Orange and Chateauneuf du Pape) on Thursday morning, Monday afternoon or Saturday afternoon

Inclusions

Half day minivan tour of your choice

Audio guides at Popes' Palace and Pont d'Avignon

Entry/Admission - Palais des Papes

Entry/Admission - Pont Saint-Benezet (Pont d'Avignon)

Exclusions

Optional gratuities

Hotel pick up and drop off

Guide (except on minivan tour)

Food and drinks, unless specified

Transport (except on minivan tour)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Confirmation of this product will be received at time of booking

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

Traveler Reviews

  • 12-Jul-2016

    Palais des Papes, Pont D and #39;Avignon and an unexpectedly beautiful and interesting Lavender Field and Sault Village visit. Tops!

  • 05-Oct-2015

    We did the Lavender tour that included a tour of the lavender museum and side trips to Gordes and Rousilon. Small coach and just eight of us made it great. Excellent tour guide who was right on time and very engaging. We did the Papal Palace on our own, which is a must see.

  • 03-Oct-2013

    It was ok.

  • 19-Jul-2013

    If you're a lover of history, this is a 'must see' in Avignon. It comes with the flexibility of seeing the Pope's Palace at your own pace, as well as the ability to select a half day tour from a good set of choices. On top of this, the guide was very professional and well informed - the mini van was quite modern and comfortable.